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    Troopergate Report: Palin Abused Power


    Sarah Palin abused her power when she fired her Public Safety Commissioner this July, a state investigation has concluded.

    The Alaska legislature voted to release the several hundred page report on the "Troopergate" scandal, a state kerfuffle which has come to haunt Gov. Sarah Palin's vice presidential bid. The scandal centered around her firing of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan. Monegan and others believed Palin fired him because he refused to take action against Mike Wooten, a state trooper under him who had been involved in a messy divorce with Palin's sister, Molly.

    The investigator, Stephen Branchflower, found that Monegan's refusal to fire Wooten "was not the sole reason" but was "likely a contributing factor" to his firing.

    Branchflower also said Palin's attorney general failed to provide him with emails of Palin's that he had requested as part of the probe.

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    She just killed the ticket

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    First pres/vp candidate id sleep with. give her a break. we'd all do the same.

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    I'm no McCain supporter, but this is no big deal. All politicians "abuse power" this way. It's par for the course.

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    McCain-Palin Camp Respond to Alaska Panel Finding

    “Today’s report shows that the Governor acted within her proper and lawful authority in the reassignment of Walt Monegan. The report also illustrates what we’ve known all along: this was a partisan led inquiry run by Obama supporters and the Palins were completely justified in their concern regarding Trooper Wooten given his violent and rogue behavior. Lacking evidence to support the original Monegan allegation, the Legislative Council seriously overreached, making a tortured argument to find fault without basis in law or fact. The Governor is looking forward to cooperating with the Personnel Board and continuing her conversation with the American people regarding the important issues facing the country.”