Apparently there was at least one man in Alaska that the McCain/Palin “elves” (for some background on the old elves of yore, go here) didn’t get to, as they have been busily shredding and coercing witnesses to ignore subpoeanas, and it turns out he was pretty important. Meet Judge Peter Michalski, who is probably due for a full-on counter-top inspection:
Alaska Republican lawmakers and the state attorney general lost their bid to block a legislative investigation of Governor Sarah Palin’s firing of the state police chief.
In his ruling yesterday, issued minutes before the start of the vice-presidential debate, Alaska state court Judge Peter Michalski said the Alaska Legislative Council can move ahead with its investigation, including having the state Senate Judiciary Committee subpoena Palin aides to testify.
“It is legitimately within the scope of the Legislature’s investigatory power to inquire into the circumstances surrounding the termination of a public officer,” Michalski wrote in his ruling.
Michalski was appointed by Democratic Governor Bill Sheffield in the 80’s, so I am sure this will be spun as clear proof of perfidy. At any rate, this just got more interesting