UNANIMOUS BIPARTISAN Panel: Palin abused power in trooper case

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    Oct 11, 2008 1:36 AM GMT
    "The bipartisan Legislative Council, which commissioned the investigation after Monegan was fired, unanimously adopted the 263-page public report after a marathon executive session Friday. "

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    Palin's allies have said investigation is Democratic-led witch hunt

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/10/palin.investigation/index.html

    Little did she know when she was trying to hurt her ex-brother-in-law that it would come back to bite her in the ass in such a big way! ... icon_biggrin.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 11, 2008 1:37 AM GMT
    It was definitely "Palin Abuse" as I mentioned in my thread.
    At least the majority of those participating in the inquiry were republicans.
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    Oct 11, 2008 1:50 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidIt was definitely "Palin Abuse" as I mentioned in my thread.
    At least the majority of those participating in the inquiry were republicans.


    Why no! Palin supporters have declared this to be a Democratic-led partisan attack on her, to harm the McCain ticket.

    The facts that the Republicans control the Alaska legislature, and that the investigation began before she became a Vice-Presidential candidate, do not seem to concern her supporters.

    But then why would people who believe humans and dinosaurs lived together be bothered by such inconveniences as logic, fact, and truth?
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    Oct 11, 2008 2:33 AM GMT
    Her followers won't believe a word of it !!! She has said that she would go along with some state oversite committee hearing the case, but she has power to fire them. Her followers probably aren't even aware of this, and would see it as OK anyway, afterall they see no trouble with bush/cheney conflict of interests, so they'ed be happy to continue the same old story with Palin. This will hurt the McPalin ticket with the more clearer thinking public, Most Americans see right through Palin.
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    Oct 11, 2008 2:38 AM GMT
    Seriously, no one working for McCain's campaign should ever work in politics again. I wonder if after their exhaustive vetting process they were even aware Palin was under investigation.
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    Oct 11, 2008 2:44 AM GMT
    and let's remember the facts being what they are....some people just don't want to be confused with the facts. they won't believe it. it's amazing, I know, but unfortunately the way many people are.
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    Oct 11, 2008 3:32 AM GMT
    Oh, they just keep digging themselves in deeper and deeper each day...

    This election is more fun then a soap opera now.
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    Oct 11, 2008 4:39 AM GMT
    It is all about timing. For those people who do not read or only watch Fox Sports on the telly, this will be interpreted as politically motivated, that is, if they hear about it through the grapevine.

    For those out there that can read or watch some intelligent news source, will this make a difference when they are already brainwashed into believing Republican BS? How many independant voters out there that are still on the fence and will be swayed by this negative report?

    As usual, though, at this juncture in the campaign, there is not much talk about issues in the news, the real issues that might swing some independant voter, the kind of issues that affect everyday life in America, not what some idiot governor in Alaska did.icon_rolleyes.gif

    This does make for interesting discussion in the RJ forum but will it affect the election. I doubt it.
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    Oct 11, 2008 4:48 AM GMT
    [cross posting]Here is another interesting aspect to the case .. there are still outstanding e-mails from Yahoo that need to be seen - note, dereliction of duty

    courts get involved .. Palin scolded by judge ..

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/10/palin-e-mails-judge-order_n_133727.htmlThe judge ordered the attorney general to contact Yahoo and other private carriers to preserve any e-mails sent and received on those accounts. If the e-mails were destroyed when the accounts were deactivated, he directed state officials to have the companies attempt to resurrect the e-mails.

    "We shouldn't be in a position where public records have been lost because the governor didn't do what every other state employee knows to do, which is to use an official, secure state e-mail account to conduct state business," McLeod said after the 90-minute hearing.

    "It's a dereliction of the governor and her duties," she said.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 11, 2008 3:21 PM GMT
    This unlawful action by Alaska governor Sarah Palin does not surprise me one bit. There is so much corruption and wrongdoing in Alaska state government that it is enough to make any normal, rational person vomit. However, most Alaskans are mindless sycophants because the GOP can do no wrong in their viewpoints. Unfortunately most Alaskans are under educated, blue collar, alcoholic trailer trash. The thing that burns my ass is that some of these Alaskans have the audacity to criticize most state governments in the lower 48 for political corruption and poor ethics. A friendly reminder to the people of Alaska, people who live in glass houses shoudn't throw stones.