That stench of drool you're probably feeling as you read your local news is coming from liberals rolling over in glee from the findings released last night in the Sarah Palin "Troopergate" scandal:
Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin denied Saturday that she had abused her power as Alaska's governor, a conclusion reached by a state investigator in a report released the day before.Sarah Palin did nothing wrong here. It was her aides that were accused of wanting Wooten fired in the first place. Secondly, this whole mess stinks of being a witchhunt esp. when you consider all the findings of the report as well as the fact that Alaska Democrat state senator (who helped lead the investigation and is a staunch Barack Obama supporter) Hollis French boasted back in September that there would be an "October surprise" that would upset the McCain-Palin ticket. Third, liberals choose to ignore that fact that Wooten was literally a mental case who tasered his own kid, illegally killed a moose and drove around drunk in his patrol car. As is her right, Gov. Palin used her authority she had to get a commissioner fired, in part, for giving a pass to Wooten's indiscretions (the most Wooten got for his misdeeds was a one-day suspension) but also due to budget concerns. But if you're a liberal why let something like facts get in the way of smearing someone you hate.
"If you read the report, you will see that there was nothing unlawful or unethical about replacing a cabinet member," Palin said as boarded her campaign bus in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. "You got to read the report."
Palin violated state ethics law by trying to get her former brother-in-law fired from the state police, a state investigator's report for the bipartisan Legislative Council concluded Friday.
"Gov. Palin knowingly permitted a situation to continue where impermissible pressure was placed on several subordinates in order to advance a personal agenda," the report states.
Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan's refusal to fire State Trooper Mike Wooten from the state police force was "likely a contributing factor" to Monegan's July dismissal, but Palin had the authority as governor to fire him, the report by former Anchorage prosecutor Stephen Branchflower states.