Sarah Palin is now officially the presumptive Republican candidate for Vice President, so like night follows day, the rabid attacks by the Left to try and smear her have already begun: she has no experience (yeah, we all know governors of states don't do squat but sit in their offices making paper planes all day, just ask Eliot Spitzer), Palin hates women because she's pro-life (I'm not even trying to touch the sheer insanity behind that one), before today John McCain only met her once (ok, I'll give the libs that one as it doesn't look too good and it certainly gives way to charges of tokenism by the Left) and finally the retread kicker: Palin isn't as squeaky clean as the GOP stumps her because under investigation by the Attorney General's office:
Yeah, the police were probably being contacted because Palin's ex-brother-in-law, Michael Wooten, was beating her sister, literally tasering her nephew and threatening to kill the governor's father. Indeed, divorce documents can testify to the fact that Wooten, admitted to shooting his own stepson with a stun gun. Wooten, whose also been known to drive around drunk while on duty and kill moose's without a permit, was repeatedly reported to the cops for his misdeeds, but there was no proper response by authorities until Alaskan troopers investigated and gave Wooten a 5-day suspension. Yeah, Michael Wooten: child abuser, wife beater and now a hero to the lunatic Left.
The July firing of Alaska Public Safety Commissioner Walter Monegan by Gov. Sarah Palin, who was announced as John McCain's running mate on Friday, has unearthed a stream of soap-opera-like details about Palin, her husband, her family and top state appointees. The controversy has also cut against Palin's reputation for holding an ethical line and standing up to colleagues in the Republican Party over matters of principle.
Monegan, 57, a respected former chief of the Anchorage Police Department, said in an interview with The Washington Post's James V. Grimaldi on Friday that the governor repeatedly brought up the topic of her ex-brother-in-law, Michael Wooten, after Monegan became the state's commissioner of public safety in December 2006. Palin's husband, Todd, met with Monegan and presented a dossier of information about Wooten, who was going through a bitter custody battle with Palin's sister, Molly. Monegan also said Sarah Palin sent him e-mails on the subject, but Monegan declined to disclose them, saying he planned to give them to a legislative investigator looking into the matter.Palin initially denied that she or anyone in her administration had ever pressured Monegan to fire the trooper, but this summer acknowledged more than a half a dozen contacts over the matter, including one phone call from a Palin administration official to a state police lieutenant.