McCain & Palin Should Embrace Troopergate

Scott Ott of Scrappleface fame has written a serious blog at Townhall about the investigation and report into the dismissal of Public Safety Commissioner Walter Monegan.

The investigator makes the claim that Palin abused her power as governor of Alaska by failing to restrain her husband from pushing for the trooper’s dismissal. The state trooper, Mike Wooten, was guilty of some rather serious crimes for which he has still not had to answer for.

He tasered a 10-year-old boy (his own stepson), drank beer in his squad car, and illegally gunned down a moose.

Wooten was married to Todd Palin’s sister, and the two went through quite a nasty divorce. There are also reports of threats made by the trooper against his former wife and family.

Palin claims Monegan was dismissed for disagreements over budgetary issues and direct insubordination in other areas. The investigator agreed, and found that Palin had valid reasons to dismiss him.

Sarah Palin made a number of enemies on both sides of the aisle in Alaska due to her efforts to reform the government and root out the corruption. This investigation was nothing more than people trying to get even for what she did, and to embarrass her after she was nominated as the Republican Vice Presidential candidate.

There’s lots more over at Townhall, and I recommend you read the entire article. Scott most certainly has it right when he says,

Republicans should embrace it as a way of telling the story of why government must be reformed. It is the perfect picture of how government bureaucracies shield the incompetent and immoral among them, and waste taxpayer dollars trying to nail concerned citizens who cry ‘foul’.

Night Twister


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