Sarah Palin’s Own Pallin’ Around, with Black Helicopter Steve

10 10 2008

Salon dot com commentary preceding the new detailed investigation by Max Blumenthal and David Neiwert:

Oct. 7, 2008 | “My government is my worst enemy. I’m going to fight them with any means at hand.”

This was former revolutionary terrorist Bill Ayers back in his old Weather Underground days, right? Imagine what Sarah Palin is going to do with this incendiary quote as she tears into Barack Obama this week.

Only one problem. The quote is from Joe Vogler, the raging anti-American who founded the Alaska Independence Party. Inconveniently for Palin, that’s the very same secessionist party that her husband, Todd, belonged to for seven years and that she sent a shout-out to as Alaska governor earlier this year. (“Keep up the good work,” Palin told AIP members. “And God bless you.”)

AIP chairwoman Lynette Clark told me recently that Sarah Palin is her kind of gal. “She’s Alaskan to the bone … she sounds just like Joe Vogler.”

So who are these America-haters that the Palins are pallin’ around with?

Gov. Palin’s Troopergate investigative report is due out tomorrow, I hear. Or rather later today — it’s about 2 am right now. 🙂

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10 10 2008
Nance Confer

NY Times says: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/10/us/10trooper.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin

Or you can ask the McCain campaign: http://www.cbc.ca/world/usvotes/story/2008/10/09/troopergate-palin.html

Possibly more importantly — how each man responded to the housing crisis — if at all: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/propublica/what-letter-was-mccain-re_b_133392.html

Nance

10 10 2008
JJ

AP reports this morning that the Alaska Legislature has Branchflower’s findings in hand now for review (it was a report “to” the legislature so it gets to decide when and whether to release it):

At their meeting Friday, lawmakers planned to vote to release the estimated 300-page report and some of the 1,000 or more pages of supporting documents. The 14-member legislative panel could recommend that the case be closed, that another committee continue to investigate, or that the matter be referred to criminal investigators.

10 10 2008
JJ

Geez, what goes on in Alaska anyway? Do we need any more of this same old self-righteous, self-indulgent gotcha politics in Washington??
From Nance’s NYT link:

Mr. Monegan’s successor, Mr. Kopp, said that when the trooper came up in his pre-employment conversations with Palin aides, “it was raised within the context of one of the things that I needed to be aware of, but there was no direction to take any job action.”

During his first week on the job, Mr. Kopp received a call from Mr. Nizich. Trooper Wooten, in uniform, had shown up at the governor’s picnic, which is open to the public. “Is there anything you can do?” Mr. Nizich asked, explaining that the Palins were concerned about his presence.

The trooper was told to leave the area.

About a week later, Mr. Kopp resigned amid scrutiny of a 2005 sexual harassment complaint. . .

11 10 2008
JJ

Link to the full Troopergate report. . .

12 10 2008
JJ

Here’s the Time Magazine story, “What The Troopergate Report Really Says”:

So what does this say about the possible Vice-President of the United States? Certainly not as much as her enemies would have hoped. She was only directly involved in a small bit of the pressure campaign — a meeting or two and a couple of emails. She can thank Monegan for not having her hands dirtier; it was he who told her to keep herself at “arm’s length” from any Wooten conversations.

But even though she won’t likely face any legal repercussions, the amateurism and cronyism of her brief administration hardly leaves Palin sitting pretty. Troopergate’s final verdict may be even more damaging than a rebuke: her administration was, at least this regard, just as self-motivated as the Washington fat cats and lobbyists she hopes to unseat.

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