Rubin needed to leave post

Rubin needed to leave post

There are 1 comment on the story from Mar 24, 2009, titled Rubin needed to leave post. In it, reports that:

There did not seem to be any alternative for Mitchell Rubin but to take an unpaid leave from his post as chairman of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, which he did in a letter on Saturday, according to a story in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Join the discussion below, or

Joe LaRocca

Erie, PA

#1 Mar 24, 2009
Ed wrote: "Palin dismissed Alaska's safety commissioner, Walt Monegan, who refused to fire a state trooper who was the ex-husband of Palin's sister."

This is a classic example of the folly of the three-dot school of journalism as practiced by Ed. His clear, but false, implication is that Palin dismissed State Trooper Commissioner Monegan because of the marital discord between her sister and her Trooper ex-husband, whom Monegan refused to fire.

Monegan SHOULD have fired the errant gun-toting trooper because (a) he tasered an 11-year-old boy for kicks, a felony under Alaska law; (b) illegally shot a moose out of season, a "capital" offense in Alaska; (c) was caught drinking beer while driving a state trooper vehicle; and (d) before witnesses, threatened to kill Palin's father, a retired high school coach and teacher.

Palin did nothing illegal when she fired the commissioner. Under Alaska law, she is empowered to hire and fire him WITHOUT CAUSE. There was plenty of cause to fire him, but she didn't need any.

Just the fcts, please, Ed.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Bruce Springsteen cancels North Carolina concer... (Apr '16) Dec '16 sgibbs 5
News Bryan Adams cancels Mississippi show over anti-... (Apr '16) May '16 L Craig s Hush Pu... 14
News As Izod Center prepares for last rock show, pro... (Mar '15) Mar '15 reeder 1
Bruce Springsteen TOTALLY SUCKS !! (Mar '08) Dec '14 john 198
News Jake Clemons releases new EP, 'Embracing Light' (Jan '14) Jan '14 Olaf of the Old D... 1
News Bruce Springsteen mixes up the set list for Tue... (Mar '13) Jul '13 Rodd 10
News Review: Bruce Springsteen woos Vancouver crowd (Nov '12) Nov '12 BSS 1
More from around the web