Saturday, October 11, 2008

Palin's extended family

So it turns out that a lipstick-wearing pit bull may not be the easiest person to work for, especially if said pit bull wants you to fire her brother-in-law. A brief recap for those unfamiliar with this story: Gov. Palin knowingly permitted a situation to continue where impermissible pressure was placed on several subordinates in order to advance a personal agenda," the report states.

Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan's refusal to fire State Trooper Mike Wooten from the state police force was "likely a contributing factor" to Monegan's July dismissal, but Palin had the authority as governor to fire him, the report by former Anchorage prosecutor Stephen Branchflower states.

The investigator's report states Palin's efforts to get Wooten fired broke a state ethics law that bars public officials from pursuing personal interest through official action.

My favorite part of the CNN article was where the Palins describe the offending officer/in-law as a "rogue trooper." Some might call him a maverick.

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