Troopergate could dog Palin on campaign

Sep 1, 2008 Full story: The Associated Press 9

Troopergate. It's a political he-said, she-said that has dogged Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for nearly two months and is likely to do so for another two months leading to the Nov. 4 presidential election.

The little-known vice presidential candidate faces accusations of firing public safety commissioner Walt Monegan in what amounts to a messy Palin family drama dating to her pre-gubernatorial days. Monegan had refused to fire a state trooper who had gone through a messy divorce from Palin's sister.

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TYPICAL

Jackson, MO

#1 Sep 1, 2008
Typical Republican behavior
No wonder they want her at the top of the ticket
Amerie

United States

#2 Sep 1, 2008
The sh** is about to hit the fan.especially when she has to go on trial for the trooper gate scandal
Paul

Cheshire, CT

#3 Sep 1, 2008
If Governor Palin had not been nominated, this case would have been complex but would not have received national attention. Now since the Palin VP selection, case is in the spotlight, as it involves the candidate's integrity in office.

The investigation into whether Governor Palin dismissed the Commissioner of Public Safety because he refused to fire her ex-brother-in-law, a state trooper, was ordered by the Republican dominated legislative committee, which includes a member under a federal bribery indictment.

Governor Palin admitted that more than a dozen calls were made from her office to the Commissioner's office about her brother-in-law's employment. One call on tape has the caller, Palin's Director of Boards and Commissions, saying "Todd and Sarah are scratching their heads, why on earth hasn't, why is this guy still representing the department? He's a horrible recruiting tool.... You know, I mean from their perspective, everyone's protecting him."

VP Nominee Palin will have to explain why more than a dozen calls were made from her office regarding her brother-in-law's employment, and specifically the references to Todd and Sarah in the recording, while at the same denying involvement. I do not know how she can have this both ways?... more than a dozen calls, Todd and Sarah?
Joe

Waianae, HI

#4 Sep 8, 2008
Typical backwoods justice mentality.

She got the power. Too bad not the brains.
truth

United States

#5 Sep 8, 2008
And Obama,has nothing to come clean about,typical behavior of tree hugging,nose picking liberals,when your lying,Muslim,terriorist,comes clean about his family maybe Palin might,but obviously Obama is so unaware of what he is unaware of you will never be aware of zip! So suck it up cry babies.
Country Girl

Saltville, VA

#6 Sep 8, 2008
How dare she try to strip the badge from a cop that used a taser on his step son and threatened the life of her father.
Neo Cons Must Goe

Stamford, CT

#7 Sep 8, 2008
the "Sarah Palin" Corruption scandel rears its ugly head and you neo-con criminals want this incompitant women as your vice president? UM ok?!
liberals suck

Cleveland, OH

#8 Sep 8, 2008
Neo-cons are better than Neo-nazis. Yeah and corruption reared it's ugly head from underneath clintons desk.
Neo Cons Must Goe wrote:
the "Sarah Palin" Corruption scandel rears its ugly head and you neo-con criminals want this incompitant women as your vice president? UM ok?!
Ralph Loves Republicans

Brownsville, TX

#9 Sep 10, 2008
Why Republicans Hate Pothead Criminals - Because no self respecting Republican would ever get caught. And if you do, shoot yourself or call yourself a Democrat.

Why Republicans Call Liberals Communists - Because they are too damn old to know it's 2008 and the cold war ended. And old fart Republicans haven't died yet.

How To Scare A Republican Straight - Fix their eyeglass prescription so they can see reality.

How To Make A Republican Work For A Living - Hand them the dinner bill and tell them they can't file for bankruptcy or ask for a government loan/handout or ever file for foodstamps because they voted against it.

How To Have Sex With A Republican - Don't. Bring in a sheep to bed. They can't see reality anyway. Plus they don't care what they shag.

Why Republicans Hate Fire Men - Because it represents a Socialist conspiracy to contribute taxes to society, and besides only poor people's property ever burns.

Why Republicans Hate Teachers - Because it represents a Socialist conspiracy to contribute taxes to society, and besides only poor people go to public school.

Why Republicans Hate Police Men - Because it represents a Socialist conspiracy to contribute taxes to society, and besides only poor people need public servicemen. Republicans hire security.

Why Republicans Hate Public Colleges - Because it represents a Socialist conspiracy to contribute taxes to society, besides poor people don't deserve to get educated.

Why Republicans Hate Soldiers - Because it represents a Socialist conspiracy to contribute taxes to society. Anyway, only poor people join the military. Why should they get to travel around the world.

Why Republicans Love The Military - Because it represents an arm of the government that can buy billions of dollars in military weapons and contracts that bring huge profits to Republican owned companies

Why Republicans Love Politics - Because it represents a democratic system of getting hired when there is no way in hell they could get hired by normal means

Why Republicans Love McCain & Palin - Because he represents a spineless follower who can be bribed to do what the real oil company leaders want (Bush and the Oil Cartel). Plus he has great family values and smarts enough to dump his old hag for a sexy, skinny blond with cash in the bank. And Palin is loved because she's a damn good speach reader who appeals to every soccer/hockey mom that has her man sucking her toes, and makes more money than her husband (Wait am I talking about Mrs. McCain?) Besides every man with low self esteem these days wants to be dominated and be a stay at home dad and cross country snowmobile racer with his buddies.

Why Republicans Hate Obama - Because he represents every minority that is encroaching upon their long held financial revenue streams. How dare a minority get rich and help other minorities of different races and women. How dare this minority try to stop a war. We all know Bin Ladin is still hiding somewhere in the Iraq desert, and that those weapons of mass destruction still elude us.

Why Republicans Hate Democrats - Because without someone to hate and place the blame on, when they make mistakes there would be no fun and dammit they would have to start taking responsibility. And that isn't any fun at all.

Vote Republican. If Joe Bob says it's true, then it's gotta be true

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