Sarah Palin, July 2008, discussing the firing of Walter Monegan:
I’ve said all along, hold me accountable.
Walter Monegan, September 2008, discussing his firing:
“She’s not telling the truth when she told ABC neither she nor her husband pressured me to fire Trooper Wooten,” said Walt Monegan, the Alaskan official whose dismissal by Sarah Palin is the focus of a state investigation known as “Troopergate”. “And she’s not telling the truth to the media about her reasons for firing me.”
Sarah Palin, September 2008:
Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will not cooperate with a legislative inquiry into her firing of an Alaska official, her campaign said, labeling the probe “partisan.”
Spokesman Ed O’Callaghan said Monday the investigation had become “tainted” by Democratic state lawmakers targeting Palin, the governor of Alaska who Republican White House hopeful John McCain chose as his running mate late last month.
She is going to fit right in.
*** Update ***
They are worried. The McCain campaign is firmly behind her defense now, and are trumping up charges of insubordination against Monegan after the fact, and then circulating the coverage, as this email to the Politico’s Ben Smith from campaign flack Brian Rogers demonstrates:
From: Brian Rogers
Sent: Tue 9/16/2008 9:34 AM
Subject: Anchorage Daily News: Monegan Accused Of Insubordination
They are scared to death of this, and you should ask yourself why.
somewhere, in an undisclosed location, a tear of pride is rolling down dick cheney’s cheek.
The probe is partisan? The investigation was unanimously approved by a Republican-controlled legislature.
I’d place the odds of this thing being covered truthfully by the MSM at about a million to one against.
The Moar You Know
Goddamn, I need to take a trip to Vegas or play the lottery or something.
I called this last night.
I’d like to say “damn, I’m good”, but really, this was just a little too predictable.
Stuck in the Fun House
Of course she won’t testify. It’s a matter of National Security she not be subjected to any questions that might show her as a crooked republican. How is she going to smite terrorist devils if she has to follow dumb laws. Just ask GWB, he knows how the world works and that don’t include no lego mumbo jumbo.
Hopefully she’ll fit right in all the way back to Juneau, where she will become as relevant as Geraldine Ferraro has been for the last 24 years.
At first she would, but not under oath. Must be a Republican thang to insist on being allowed to lie without having any repercussions involved.
The problem with Palin is that she has not accumulated enough power to silence these people. They’re coming forward in droves.
Better yet, last week the committee that had to decide whether to subpoena people voted on the subject. Because the Republicans control the committee it would not be able to pass unless at least one Republican voted with the Dems (the committee is 2 to 3). One Republican defected, the guy who represents Palin’s hometown. Doesn’t that tell you something?
I posted about this last night in another thread, basically stating that nobody should get their hopes up about the legislators actually growing a pair and going after Palin on this one. I’ll be very surprised if they try to subpoena her.
They don’t want to be seen as the ones who brought Alaska’s little moosehuntress down. There’d be a bloodbath for the folks on the probe.
She is proving her political chops to the base. I do find it a bit odd how her political chops didn’t develop until McCain selected her. One minute she is cooperating with the investigation (and just a governor) and the next she is stonewalling and claiming it is a partisan witch hunt (and she is now a veep and a governor!).
Little Sarah is growin’ up. Pretty soon she might even be able to walk on her own. That will surely be a sight to see. Keep the cameras handy as I am sure that the photos will be priceless.
And there’s a lot of Alaska republican bigwigs that don’t like her, my guess, the more her numbers are tumbling down, the more you will hear from them. It’s their chance of getting her out of their ways…
Palin might have been great for the republicans in a couple of years, but she wasn’t ripe for picking and now it looks more and more like she’s going to be ruined.
I’m not going to complain about that though.
Speaking of straight talk, and I shit you not, I am not making this up, but Steve Benen at Washington Monthy is linking to a Politico peice where one of McCain’s people is claiming he helped create the Blackberry.
David Axelrod sockpuppetChristian Conservative who now supports Barack Obama, I am outraged that Sarah Palin is swiftboating the man that she illegally fired by releasing classified memos!!!1!!!
rethuglicansRepublicans always use the Rovian tactic of releasing confidential/private memos to wrongly deflect from their wrongdoing!!!1!!! Such was the case with the Duke Lacrosse DNA test results or the Jamie Gorelick ‘Wall’ memo released by John Ashcroft!!!1!!!
Peace out. The power is yours.
Off topic, but since in a thread late yesterday we were talking about an appearance of Nouriel Roubini, check out his latest post. Bottom line, he thinks its worse then anytime since the great depression.
Well, lets not get ahead of ourselves. We’ll really know Little Sarah has arrived when a good GFY rolls off her tongue without her missing a beat.
Time for an Alaskan to begin Gev. Palin’s recall campaign.
Time for Alaskans to refuse to serve on juries because the Alaskan justice system is tainted.
Time for the legislature to pass legislation that views any email addresses that are used for state business as subject to subpoena.
“Troopergate” is another TANG memo setup.
Karl Rove leaked this story and had Gov. Palin hide those emails to embarrass those with the journalistic integrity who would follow this story.
If Palin was honest, she would have released those emails when the “Troopergate” first surfaced.
Paul L is even more incoherent than usual today. Points for getting a Duke Lacrosse reference in there, though. NEVER FORGET!
Well, that’s good then. Million to one chances succeed nine times out of ten.
It seems odd that the date of Palin’s non-cooperation aligns with the McPOW pick, did they spot something that she in her ignorance missed? The Cheny/Bush comparisons only beg to be made…