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Friday, October 10, 2008

Palin, Troopergate, Witch Hunts, Media Bias and Non-Issue Issues UPDATED!!


Now that the invented, contrived non-issue issue of the Troopergate investigation has been conducted and terminated, we can all say (besides "told ya so"), "Move along boy. There is nothing to see here." Naturally, the New York Slimes did print the usual hit-piece and the Leftinistra have clamored about in the hopes to take the heat off of Czarbama. One has even started the lying process that Sarah Palin "broke the law" in the firing of an unhinged fool. Photo credit goes to Newsblaze.

Macsmind smells the usual rat. As for the moonbat linked above, I am not surprised that the poor thing cited the AP article. We all know the whole thing was a witch hunt to start with and there certainly wasn't an "independent and unbiased" investigator among the group. From the press releases, there seems to be a differing of "opinion".

From the AP:
[...] Sarah Palin unlawfully abused her power as governor by trying to have her former brother-in-law fired as a state trooper, the chief investigator of an Alaska legislative panel concluded Friday. The politically charged inquiry imperiled her reputation as a reformer on John McCain's Republican ticket. [...]
From ADN:
A legislative investigation has concluded that Gov. Sarah Palin abused her power in pushing for the firing of an Alaska state trooper who was once married to her sister, or by failing to prevent her husband Todd from doing so. [...]
Yep. That is a HUGE difference. The rest of the articles vary in reporting with the AP heavily in Czarbies trousers, fishing around for one thing or another. And, let us not forget this moonbat either at SmolderingMutt Dribble: the title of the post does not support the very first paragraph of the report. The moonbats have difficulty comprehending. This is not surprising seeing that there was nothing to the Troopergate issue in the first place. Their "hero" is actually a "ZERO" and is a terrorist sympathizer, plain and simple, whether they are foreign or domestic.

From the New York Slimes, not the bastion of Truth by any stretch of the imagination, induced by hallucinogenics or not, concluded their hit piece thusly: (the moonbats missed it, naturally)
[...] But the document concludes that Ms. Palin both acted upon her public interest in seeking the firing of Trooper Wooten and created a conflict of interest by forcing subordinate employees to choose between doing her bidding and or not.

But the report concluded that “Governor Palin’s firing of Commissioner Walt Monegan was a proper and lawful exercise of her constitutional and statutory authority to hire and fire executive branch department heads.” It cites the Alaska Constitution, which says “the governor may discharge department heads without cause” and that department heads “serve at the pleasure of the governor.”

“In light of this constitutional and statutory authority, it is clear that Governor Palin could fire Commissioner Walt Monegan at will, for almost any reason, or no reason at all.”

The report states that, while there is no doubt that Mr. Monegan’s “failure to fire Trooper Wooten was a substantial factor in his own firing, the evidence suggest it was not the sole reason.” [END]
OOPS! I am inclined to agree with Macsmind: (previously linked)
[...] Oh and by the way, Steve Branchflower, the so called “independent investigator” is a registered Democrat.

Me thinks there needs to be an investigation of the investigator and how this came to be an investigation in the first place. [END]
We all know why there was an investigation. The photo above explains it all. The report can be downloaded here and I will be reading it this weekend. I disagree with ALLAHPUNDIT'S conclusion of this report here.

The report also states that the action was "proper and lawful". I wonder how "proper and lawful" can be considered to be unlawful and improper. The conclusion I can draw from that is this: I don't think like a moron libtard BDS-PDS infected moonbat. Other than that, I am in the clear.

Larry Johnson states:
Sarah Palin cannot expect politicians in Alaska to have her back because she took on the special interests in the Republican party and whipped their ass. Now comes the charge that she “abused” her power? Why? Because she did not tell her husband to stop complaining about her asshole brother-in-law. [...]
I'll go with that and the rest as well. John McCormack states at the Weekly Standard:
[...] Well, the facts that Wooten abused his 10 year-old step-son and threatened to kill Palin's father might make the governor seem a tad less paranoid, but the Times buries and then fails to fully report these facts. [...]

[...] More details about this specific matter may emerge today, as the Alaska legislature releases its report on the Monegan firing, but it looks like Times, at least, has produced little more than a work of journalistic malpractice. [END]
Indubitably. At PD.com, drillanwr states:
[...] I am sick of this perception that republicans in offices of power (governor … president) are not permitted to do things clearly defined in their duties. The man did NOT do his job. He was fired. The trooper had a long list of things that any one or two would have had his filthy ass out in a heartbeat … By the way, early on in this I heard one of the charges against this tasing of the child trooper who also enjoyed drinking in his cruiser, was also KNOWN to be harassing of citizens … Know who/which citizens? The indigenous Eskimo population. You NEVER hear that again or since. Never. [...]
Roger that.

More moonbat pieces: PA; ABC; CBS; TL; MS; C&L; TP; DMN; WBB; NH; H&P;

Just another example of the libtards squealing...
[...] Yes, it’s true — the Associated Press is reporting Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has been CLEARED of any wrongdoing in the “Troopergate” so-called “scandal” and we should simply leave it at that — forget about the tiny “caveat” about the source; cleared is “Cleared” with a capital “C“, folks. If the governor was cleared by her own campaign, then so be it. It’s what is best for America and what we huge fans of SeƱor Juan Sidney McCain call “putting our country first“, as our Panamanian war hero once, or twice, or perhaps HUNDREDS of times has called upon us to do. [...]
Simply amazing...these people require psychiatric help. After all, the Liberal Mind is indeed a mental illness. Gateway Pundit has a few things to say plus a video of Sarah Palin speaking about the non-issue issue. Like Gateway states, as have I and a host of others, "In other words-- there was no violation. Look for the media to smear Palin from now until November over this non-scandal." No doubt. That is all the libtards can do to win - invent issues and try and distract from real issues like Czarbie's associations with known anti-Americanists, wanting to start his own Barackified Hitler Yoots Squads...aka Civilian National Security Forces.

More at Memeorandum...and here...and here...

All things Troopergate here...


The McCain-Palin Campaign Responds...


“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.”


“The so-called ‘Troopergate’ incident began with Governor Palin’s removal of Walt Monegan as commissioner of public safety. Today, investigator Steve Branchflower vindicated the governor by finding that she acted within her constitutional authority to remove ‘at-will’ employees.

“However, along with several members of the Legislative Council, we question how Mr. Branchflower reached the conclusion that Governor Palin abused her power with respect to Trooper Mike Wooten. That finding required speculation and assumptions on Mr. Branchflower’s part and could not be supported solely on the basis of the evidence that he collected. We agree with the comments made that Alaskans should consider the report in total rather than relying solely on the findings.”

(This post is also at Heading Right and the comments there are indicative of moonbatitis stemming from a moonbat witch hunt gone bad. I will transcribe comments there to this post.)