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    I think if people read the article instead of just the headlines it is clear that this is just noise.

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    Yes the article is on Fox's website, however the article is not by Fox. It is an AP (associated press) article. We all know about the AP...
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    I read the article and it clearly states that the firing was "proper and lawful" and it also states that she "abused her power".

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    from an Alaskan who is more familiar with the situation than any of us:

    You seem a mite confused as to the cast of characters and other aspects of the case,so let me sort some things out. Tod didn't fire anyone - he can't.

    Trooper Wooten was married to Sarah Palin's sister (his fourth marriage, I believe, if that tells you anything). He is the one accused of Tazing a kid, drinking beer in uniform in his patrol car, moose poaching while he was a Protection Officer ( a State Trooper with a brown, rather than blue uniform), and threatening S. Palin's father. He is still on the force after receiving a paltry 5 days suspension (reduced on appeal from 10 days). I don't know his ethnic background.

    Walt Monegan is the one who was fired- Commissioner of Public Safety (head of State Troopers). Commissioners are appointed by the Gov. and serve at the whim of the Gov. and can be fired for any or no reason at all. In addition to whatever underlying Wooten stuff - which he really couldn't do much about, as the Wooten case had been done by the previous Commissioner, he had differences with the Gov on several issues, and tried an end run around her on some funding stuff. That's called insubordination and is sufficient reason (not that the Gov. needs ANY reason) to fire him - and she did, after offering him a transfer to head another division. Walt is part Native, highly competent, and as far as I know, hasn't a drinking problem.

    He just stepped on his whanger on this one....

    This whole "abuse of power" charge is pretty pathetic, started in a bar by Wooten and Andrew "Dog in the Manger" Halcrow who lost to S. Palin in the run for Gov.

    While I have some issues with Palin on other matters - one in particular, dealing with ethical Gubernatorial conduct, this isn't one of them. As far as I'm concerned, she's free and clear on this one, tho the Obama networks will spin it the other way.

    According to the first of 4 findings statements, she is guilty of "abuse of power" by ommission- not reigning in Tod and a couple of her top advisors - if she even knew what they were doing. According to Tod's affidavid, she did indeed tell him at least once to drop his pursuit of Wooten dismissal.
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    from an Alaskan who is more familiar with the situation than any of us:


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    You seem a mite confused as to the cast of characters and other aspects of the case,so let me sort some things out. Tod didn't fire anyone - he can't.

    Trooper Wooten was married to Sarah Palin's sister (his fourth marriage, I believe, if that tells you anything). He is the one accused of Tazing a kid, drinking beer in uniform in his patrol car, moose poaching while he was a Protection Officer ( a State Trooper with a brown, rather than blue uniform), and threatening S. Palin's father. He is still on the force after receiving a paltry 5 days suspension (reduced on appeal from 10 days). I don't know his ethnic background.

    Walt Monegan is the one who was fired- Commissioner of Public Safety (head of State Troopers). Commissioners are appointed by the Gov. and serve at the whim of the Gov. and can be fired for any or no reason at all. In addition to whatever underlying Wooten stuff - which he really couldn't do much about, as the Wooten case had been done by the previous Commissioner, he had differences with the Gov on several issues, and tried an end run around her on some funding stuff. That's called insubordination and is sufficient reason (not that the Gov. needs ANY reason) to fire him - and she did, after offering him a transfer to head another division. Walt is part Native, highly competent, and as far as I know, hasn't a drinking problem.

    He just stepped on his whanger on this one....

    This whole "abuse of power" charge is pretty pathetic, started in a bar by Wooten and Andrew "Dog in the Manger" Halcrow who lost to S. Palin in the run for Gov.

    While I have some issues with Palin on other matters - one in particular, dealing with ethical Gubernatorial conduct, this isn't one of them. As far as I'm concerned, she's free and clear on this one, tho the Obama networks will spin it the other way.

    According to the first of 4 findings statements, she is guilty of "abuse of power" by ommission- not reigning in Tod and a couple of her top advisors - if she even knew what they were doing. According to Tod's affidavid, she did indeed tell him at least once to drop his pursuit of Wooten dismissal.
    And if Obama did this there would be a terrorist connection right?
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    if Obama did it the media wouldnt be making anything of it..........and you would be posting the same things i am....
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    Huh? If a state legislature found that Obama was guilty of abuse of power, the media wouldn't make anything of it? Is that a joke? Seriously, you cannot deny the importance of this report, and it is pretty much the end of McCain campaign, plain and simple. It's too late to drop her from the ticket, so he's stuck with her. This was not a partisan report, rattler. The transgressions are clear. Is she going to jail for it? No, of course not. It doesn't rise to that. But it is evidence of unprofessional conduct, challenged ethics, and improper use of her power as governor. It's exactly what you don't want to see in a VP candidate. The investigation into whether there's criminal culpability continues, as the state's Personnel Board begins it's role in investigating the affair. The Personnel Board, unlike the Legislative Council who released this report, is authorized to take legal action.

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    I just want to note how fun it is to read these threads while the embedded Google ads feature McCain-Palin banners.
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    push comes to shove what she did was legal......only thing she is guilty of is maybe not keeping her husband on a short leash........push comes to shove this aint a door anyone wants to open very far cause most everyone is guilty of stuff that while legal might not be right........in all realty even if this was Obama, for me its a non-issue....
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