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Palin employees ordered to answer questions about their boss

The Sydney News.Net
Tuesday 7th October, 2008

Aides to Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin have been told to answer questions which will be put by a legislative inquiry into abuse-of-power allegations.

Ms Palin's chief of staff and six other aides have agreed to stop fighting subpoenas that were issued last month by the state's Senate Judiciary Committee.

Top Republicans in Alaska also argued that the inquiry should be dropped or at least delayed until after the election on November 4th.

Ms Palin is being investigated for her dismissal in July of the state's public safety commissioner; a move that her critics allege was simply a personal vendetta against a state trooper who is the Governor's former brother-in-law.

Last Thursday, a state Superior Court judge upheld the legality of the subpoenas.

The governor's husband, Todd Palin, was among the 12 people subpoenaed last month by the Senate Judiciary Committee and he was one of the respondents to challenge the validity of the subpoenas.

The once-obscure internal Alaska scandal, locally dubbed "troopergate," occurred after Governor Palin dismissed public safety commissioner, Walt Monegan.

Mr Monegan alleges he was fired because he resisted pressure from the Palin to fire the state trooper involved in the divorce with Ms Palin's sister.

The legislative investigation is examining the Governor's justifications for firing Mr Monegan, as well as allegations of improper meddling in a workers' compensation claim filed by the trooper, Mike Wooten.

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Anonymous
10-07-08, 07:19 AM

Palin employees ordered to answer questions about their boss

This sherrif deserved to be removed from this job for lack of judgement and incompetent to be head of the alaskan law, the police officer involved violated the use of force and use excessive force to a unarmed teen and not relieved from the force also he plan to kill his father in law and not given descipline by this sherrif.

Jan Lamers
10-07-08, 09:28 AM

NO to the lipstick wearing pitt bull from Alaska

WTF is wrong with this broad? WHAT does she have to hide? She’s applying for the JOB of VP. The American people have the RIGHT to know about her background. Only a stupid employer would let a prospective employee dictate the terms of their hiring?

If she has nothing to hide then:

WHY is she afraid to let her employees speak out about this?

WHY is she refusing to release her grades from the FIVE colleges she attended in SIX years?

WHY doesn’t she think its the voters business to see her tax records?

WHY did she 'pal around' with a wingnut who wanted Alaska to secede from the United States yet accuses Obama of consorting with terrorists?

WHY would she fly on a plane in her ninth month of a HIGH RISK pregnancy when her doctor advised her not to?

This woman makes zero sense and the American people need to wake up and see the forest for the trees.

Do we really need another VP in the White house who wants to claim 'executive privilege' over just about ANY pertinent issue they want to avoid?

Please vote for someone who is willing to answer these most BASIC questions BEFORE they are hired. Not when its convenient for them.

Send this 'pit bull' in heels and lipstick BACK to the 'wild frontier' where she belongs.




kathykd
10-07-08, 10:57 AM

palin

It amazes me that so many are eager to find anything no matter how small, about palin, and ignoring the obvious about obama, if elected, the people will get just what they deserve !!
a terriost supporting,(leader)?
need i say more.

Aussie
10-07-08, 07:07 PM

Wake up America

Can’t you see what the Republicans have done to your country and to half the world? You have got to get over the idea that you lot are running the world. There are other countries you know. Another thing can you imagine that 'dog gone', gun totin', unintelligent woman becoming the President of your country if something happened to John McCain if he was elected President? It does not bear thinking about.
By Aussie (down under)

Commonsense International
10-08-08, 12:23 AM

Who wins? Whatever happened to self respect?

As those with sense know, “common” sense has become an altogether rare commodity and appears wasted in political discussion. The simple question all parties should be asked is “why has the system failed us...and why does it cost so much money to elect a president?" When the US can answer those questions and implement solutions, it may regain credibility in the eyes of an equally wasteful and copycat world. Meantime, the control freaks in Beijing and the controlling freak in Moscow will simply laugh at a country that espouses equality - but has none, that espouses freedom - yet has less than any, that talks quality of life while millions are ill/un-educated, have no medical support, lack respect for themselves let alone society and appear to fixate upon the lowest common denominator as their aspiration in life. By the way, why are there only two political parties in the US? Yet it will cost literally hundreds of millions of dollars to sort out which side the President will come from. I’ll make this forecast anyway - if McCain gets in the US will be screwed but the spin means no one will know for at least two years. If Obama gets in, the US will still be screwed - by the time he manages to clean out the rats' nest in the Bushes, the cupboard will be beyond bare.

shwe moe
10-07-08, 02:55 PM

Palin employees ordered to answer questions about their boss

Palin employees ordered to answer questions about their boss...sounds familiar; oh! Please! We do not need Mrs. Cheyney now...we have had enough of Dick...

Anonymous
10-07-08, 10:20 AM

Last I looked the entire trooper gate affair is a boon dogle

Jan Lamers;107634:
WTF is wrong with this broad? WHAT does she have to hide? She’s applying for the JOB of VP. The American people have the RIGHT to know about her background. Only a stupid employer would let a prospective employee dictate the terms of their hiring?

If she has nothing to hide then:

WHY is she afraid to let her employees speak out about this?

WHY is she refusing to release her grades from the FIVE colleges she attended in SIX years?

WHY doesn’t she think its the voters business to see her tax records?

WHY did she 'pal around' with a wingnut who wanted Alaska to secede from the United States yet accuses Obama of consorting with terrorists?

WHY would she fly on a plane in her ninth month of a HIGH RISK pregnancy when her doctor advised her not to?

This woman makes zero sense and the American people need to wake up and see the forest for the trees.

Do we really need another VP in the White house who wants to claim 'executive privilege' over just about ANY pertinent issue they want to avoid?

Please vote for someone who is willing to answer these most BASIC questions BEFORE they are hired. Not when its convenient for them.

Send this 'pit bull' in heels and lipstick BACK to the 'wild frontier' where she belongs.



Your post has little to no merit.
I am amased at how biased most of the media is when it comes to Sarah Palin yet they ignore everything about Obama’s past his friends mentors and dubious associations and criminal wrong doings.
Tony Rezko tarnished Obama beyond repair except of course if the libtard media chooses to ignore and not report it.
One candidate lost over the misspelling of potato!
Another lost over what is now termed the Dean scream.
This idiot said we had 58 states and never even knows what city he is addressing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpGH02DtIws

The messiah even says he sees dead people!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7ds-s0-IEY

The utter hypocracy on display is sickening.

Unregistered Republican
10-07-08, 12:59 PM

Stupid Stupid Americans

This country has become so soft, we support cartoon characters to lead the country. Lipstick wearing pittbulls, 2nd runner up beauty queens, religious fanatics, women hating, rifle toting small town hicks. You don’t even want to know who might be your president if McCain wins and dies in office. You’re the people that vote for a “Maverick” to run this country further into the ground. Obama wants to create jobs by funding research and competition to make this country energy self sufficient and independent. McCain wants to keep warring and drilling for oil. Science tells us we are destroying our selves. Bill Clinton left this country with a huge surplus he hoped would go to Social Security. Bush and his people wasted that surplus in 8 years on themselves, and drove us so far out of control we need a $700 Billion bail out.

Stupid Americans get just what they deserve. Don’t ask questions. Just vote wide eyed for Maverick and Psychopath Dynamic Speaker Mommy. This country could be great again, but not with the “put your head in the sand” republicans voting for a party that doesn’t have their interests at heart. You’ve been fooled, you actually think they care. Republicans only have the richest of the rich in mind.

:) Midnight
10-07-08, 01:38 PM

So hand the money to a two year corrupt flunkie?

Shwe Moe
10-07-08, 01:56 PM

Palin employees ordered to answer questions about their boss

Let’s face it; Palin is acting like a “tart” all looks and no brains...off with her head. Who does she think she is? She claiming innocence ...fine and dandy but prove it to us that she is not guilty. Why is she hiding Mr. Palin and others under her skirt if she did nothing wrong.

Anonymous
10-07-08, 04:52 PM

Some things you need to know

Shwe Moe;107690:
Let’s face it; Palin is acting like a “tart” all looks and no brains...off with her head. Who does she think she is? She claiming innocence ...fine and dandy but prove it to us that she is not guilty. Why is she hiding Mr. Palin and others under her skirt if she did nothing wrong.



First a spouse is never by law required to go to court and testify either wayfor or against their spouse.
Second this is old news dredged up after a formal inquery was already run and no wrong doing was found!
Mud slinging in response to The Ayers story this and the twenty year old Keating five story is the best they cxan come up with?
Obamas people are doing everything the can to muddy the waters about Obamas very troubling past, relationships, drug use, criminal activities and friends.

Whats wrong Moe afraid of a women who can stand up to corruption even in her own party?
The term tart is over the top compared to the pecadillos of Obamas closet activities if you had any clue you would know this.

:)MIdnight
10-07-08, 04:37 PM

If Mr Gates had one quid pro quo i couldn’t get past the error thread.

Don’t agree to allow the Saudi to feed you again.

Sorry not able to post, everyone proceed as planned.

Yes I can have my house and I can live in it John. Foolish to try to run against what you know will defeat you. Silly, I don’t want in I told you that I came for the only one that I wanted and what................

It still beats the heck out of being Mr. 13% right now, I have been emancipated too. I suddenly realized.


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