(CNN) – Alaska Governor Sarah Palin hired a lawyer three weeks ago to act on her behalf as state legislators investigate whether she may have abused her power in firing the state police chief for refusing to fire her ex-brother-in-law, a state trooper, CNN has confirmed.
A report of findings of a legislative inquiry that began several weeks ago is currently slated to be released just days before Election Day.
Don't worry sis, I'll have that mean ex of yours fired, I'm the Governor now and I do what I want.
SARAH OUT! KAY BAILEY HUTCHINSON IN!
1 – First “I-didn’t-know-Obama-was-going-to-take-me-serious-and-go-to-Iraq-gate”
2 – Then "I-change-my-mind-on-timetable-gate"
3 – Then "ParisHilton-gate",
4 – Then "Ask-my-staff-how-many-homes-I-have-gate"
5 – Next, “Take-inexperience-off-the-table-gate"
6 – Then "Alaska-trooper-gate"
7 – And now "baby-gate"
The Republican Party still have plenty of time to reshuffle the deck, hold new Republican primaries with the previous top three candidates, and still have an RNC nomination before November 4th general election.
nice. another corrupt republican vice? no way! what is happening to this country? i know that answer...i just cannot say.
What happened to "hold me accountable"? I guess Rove convinced her to get a lawyer now.
I hope America stops seeing gender and just bases their decision on Palin's acts and character. It's obvious she is completely wrong for VP.
Babygate (which isn't over, many believe there is more to this)
Mayorfiringgate (wait a couple days for MSM to pick this one out)
and who knows what else... it's only been 72 hours.
SHE'S GOING TO NEED MORE THAN A LAWER, SHE'S GOING TO NEED AN UNDERTAKER BECAUSE HER POLITICAL LIFE IS ABOUT TO DIE.
DO WE WANT THIS WOMAN FOR OUR VICE PRESIDENT???????
Usually, if there's smoke, there at least has been a fire, if not still one smoldering.
Look, this fits perfectly with President Bush keeping anyone from being subpoenaed over the illegal things that may have occured in the White House – from the Iraq war to the Justice Dept's illegal hiring/firing practices.
If nothing was really wrong, I doubt that she'd have to hire an attorney.
Or, as much as Republicans like to harp against attorneys, it sure is odd how they quickly will hide behind one if there's any problem they don't want to address head on.
GOOD LORD!! WHAT ELSE DOES THIS WOMAN HAVE!
1) She's a hockey mom who wants to be the V.P. of the most powerful country on earth...a hockey mom!!
2) She is a social conservative with a pregnant teenage daughter,
3) She is supposedly ethical but is under investigation for ethics violations,
4) McCain met her only once.
IT'S ABSURD...NO MCCAIN/PALIN
I think we need to wait for more details. It will be reported on.. but right now NO has gotten hit again and both Mccain and Obama are putting the focus on the needs of the people. Politics can wait. :)
Corruption junction...what's your function...
got to love the judgment of McCain....quite the smart pick Senator.......lol
Dish it out people. Democracy at is best.
Uh oh-shallow people sink deep, and there's sharks in the water.
I must say it, "Bad decision by the McCain campaign."
The media will eat this lady alive...
If I had all these issues to face, I would not be able to focus on being VP, .... and I have more Executive experience than Sarah Palin
The Republicans continue to march forward in corruption and incompetance,
IT almost feels like they are DARING red staters to vote for them.
Like, "I bet you won't vote for us if we suck THIS much...."
and yet, the country still turns a blind eye, deaf ear and numb tongue to it.
A politician being investigated? How amusing....
how do these crooks continue along? WAKE UP PEOPLE this country is doomed if McCain and Palin win! along with Emperor Palpatine aka Liebermann
6. Right out of the gate she offends those aforementioned Hillary supporters by claiming that Hillary was a whiner during the primaries and dropping the shout out from the stump speech on the second day, when that aforementioned crazy, rabid base booed the mention of her name.
7. McCain tapped her for his VP knowing that there is an executive abuse scandal brewing with her. Apparently, she used her executive privilege to fire a perfectly competent safety commissioner when she couldn't pursue a personal vendetta against her brother-in-law.
8. Supposedly the GOP is trying to define her as some kind of maverick and reformer (the same myths said about McCain). But the truth is that now we realize that she used to work for Ted Stevens, she was thumbs up for the Bridge to Nowhere (of which she's already lied about), and she even bragged after getting into the Gov office that she would work with the Congressional Alaskans to bring pork back to her state.
The RNC's new "fresh face" is starting to stink!
VETTING NOW BEGINS IN EARNEST?
I just received information from a creditable news group that Republicans have hired an investigation unit to go back to Alaska and do thorough background checks. Apparently, if there was vetting done by John McCain team, it is not leaving the Republican Party feeling comfortable.
Once again, the "Maverick" McCain is taking risk with critical national issues. Having a questionable candidate on the ticket without thorough background checks is UNFORGIVEABLE!!!
An abuse of power cannot be overlooked. After AG Gonzales I don't know what John McCain was thinking to select someone with an active investigation going on. JUDGEMENT – McCain fails in this category.
The whole GOP is a tradegy.
Asking for donations looks so fake!!!!!!!!!!!
Both McCain and Palin are ignorant. This keeps the McCain supporters in limbo...I can't believe it. What was McCain thinking?
Gov. Palin brought to the Republican ticket a "record of reform" and "teenage pregnancy."
She surely "reformed" sex abstinence and has shown an "impeccable" record of family values that will "guide" the nation.
In this election, she took:
Experience off the table
Economy off the table
Ethics off the table
Morality off the table
More issues will soon be off the table. And the Republican party will be off the table.
Okay, so let me get this straight; Palin's 17 year old daughter is 5 months pregnant, her husband was arrested for DWI, and she has now hired a lawyer because she is accused of abusing her power while in public office.
Wow! nice job McShame. Don't you think it would have been a good idea to not select someone you had only met once, and talked to over the phone once? So much for your experience and good judgement. Whatever happened to country first?