September 5th, 2008
03:32 PM ET
6 years ago

Palin trooper probe moved up 3 weeks

Alaska State Trooper Mike Wooten is Palin's ex-brother-in-law.
Alaska State Trooper Mike Wooten is Palin's ex-brother-in-law.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (CNN) - Alaska lawmakers Friday moved up their deadline for finishing an investigation into Gov. Sarah Palin's firing of the state's public safety commissioner and warned they will begin issuing subpoenas for witnesses next week.

Related: Trooper in Palin probe tells his side

The report into Public Safety Commissioner Walter Monegan's dismissal had been scheduled for October 31. But now that Palin is the Republican nominee for vice president, lawmakers want to avoid an "October surprise" that could sway the November presidential election, the investigation's managers said.

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  1. Alan from Athens, GA

    Looks like we will get the results before the general election after all. I wonder what this "pitbull" will look like in the pound?

    September 5, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  2. mayah

    Can't wait to see what this PITBULL is all about.. smells like rotten fish...

    September 5, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  3. Bruce

    Why not subpoena her?
    Because she is a VP candidate...?
    Subpoena her....

    September 5, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  4. MsAnnette , AR

    I smell a rat.

    September 5, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  5. sarah baracuda said it best

    I hope rabid sarah does not muzzel the truth, we know what pit bulls are capable of !!!!!!!!!!!

    September 5, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  6. John

    Yes this the reformer we all want. talk to the media. Very impressive lady but a right wing nut

    September 5, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  7. Charlie Black

    Good, I hope she is convicted

    September 5, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  8. simp

    I just hope they are not rushing through because this big mouth woman is running for VP.

    September 5, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  9. No way No How No Mccain-Palin

    Palin is a Liar and a Disgrace to all Women she is on a Ticket with a Person that Voted against equal pay for women So does that Mean she will get Paid less than other VP because they were man? Also she wants to Over Turn Roe V Wade She is a Puppet in a Pants Suit adleast Hillary was fighting for Women Palin is fighting Against womens rights. A Vote for Mccain Palin is a Step Back for Women's Rights!

    September 5, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  10. Obama/Biden 08

    If you ask me, her desire to get the investigation transferred to the state Personnel Board is very suspicious. If she really has nothing to hide, then why is she trying to get her investigation taken on by people who would be sympathetic to her, rather than just let the investigation run its course?

    September 5, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  11. Roger

    It is absolutely hilarious to see the fear in the Obamabots. How can you tell they are scared? Read over all of these posts. All they can do is say John Mccaine is old. All they can say is skin cancer. All they can say is Mcbush. All they can say is he is boring. All they can say is I fell alseep.

    Well here is something for you to ponder. Instead of sleeping through the speech…next time listen to it. Listen to his ideas. Listen to his past accomplishments. Listen to him give you examples of his bipartisanship. Inform yourselves for crying out loud.

    Some people inspire through words like Obama….other people inspire through actions like Mccaine.

    It is so sad that you all need fireworks, flashing lights, and Roman columns to be able to stay awake through a speech. There was alot to be learned last night about the man John Mccaine. About his decision making processes, about his leadership skills, about his character. There was also alot of information on what direction he wants to take the country. Not a laundry list of false promises, false dreams, and outright lies. He gave a practical vision of what it will take to turn this country around…..a plan that with hardwork and good discipline is achievable. He didn't promise you free this, free that, checks in the mail, lower gas prices because I said so, higher paychecks because I said so, world peace because I said so.

    It is great to see the Obama supporters so involved, now take some of that energy and inform yourselves.

    John Mccaine sealed the deal for this independent voter.

    September 5, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  12. georgia independent

    And why won't they subpoena the person who is allegedly behind the entire mess?

    Power has its privileges doesn't it? Is Karl Rove tinkering in Alaska politics now?

    September 5, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  13. David

    Good. We can get rid of this lying, inept bulldog with eyeshadow and have a real election.

    September 5, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  14. mama4obama

    So....is this the reason other then "training" that McCain sent his "communications team" to Alaska? To try to squash any truth from coming out?

    September 5, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  15. Independent Veteran

    Uh-oh, here we go...the repug machine already at work with their influence and pressure on the Alaskan legislature body to clear Palin, regardless of whether or not she's guilty. My guess is they will be payed off and this thing will disapear.

    September 5, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  16. People make no sense

    McCain sends 25 lawyers. The number one witness NOW refuses to testify. They are moving up the probe now. The investigators will not call her as a witness in her own investigation.

    COVERUP!!!!! + REPUBLICANS = MRS. REFORMER!

    September 5, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  17. oh my

    lets see if McCain/Bush and the RNC can cover this up like they did 911

    September 5, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  18. Franky

    LOL!!!! Barking Chihuahua...LOL!!!

    I'm sorry guys but that was good! That was real good...LOL!!!!!

    September 5, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  19. Sandy

    Why would they not subpoena Palin? She's the one who has to answer what she directed her staff to do. The 20 calls from her office are not in issue. The content of at least one is taped. The issue becomes what knowledge did she have of the content of the calls and what direction did she give. The aides didn't make the calls on their own initiative; you can bet that.

    September 5, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  20. Ken from Michigan

    I would think that the Governor would be the first one they'd interview to get her side of the story. They then would have a baseline to judge all the evidence on, whether or not she's telling the truth.

    Of course if your friend is George, then why worry? Typical GOP good ole boy network taking care of their own.

    BTW: I watched the McCain speech last night.....I counted 3, maybe four "minority" faces in the crowd,,,,whose in touch with most of America? I ask you!

    September 5, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  21. JustCheck

    She can always follow the Bush example of claiming "executive privilege". This would be right in keeping with Bush term 3.

    September 5, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  22. GO SARAH!

    Good, clear it up, prove he has issues that needed to be delt with, she delt with them, move on.

    September 5, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  23. CauseNEffect

    If the Republicans win, expect to see these new movies coming to theaters everywhere in '09:
    "McZack and Pali Make a Porno"
    "The White KKKnight"
    "Tropic Thunder, Part 2: 40 Years Later (and Rehashed to Death!)"
    "(Nuked Back to) Babylon BC"
    "Traitor 2: In The White House"
    "Disaster Movie… Made Real!"
    "Mamma Mia! 2: Too Busy for 5 Kids"
    "The House Bunny: Cindy"
    "The Cloned Wars: Fighting on All Fronts"
    "Harry McPotter and the Chamber of Missing E-mails"
    "Fast & Furious… The Race for More Oil"
    "Saw V: McJigsaw's Evil Plan"
    "G.I. McJoe, Part 73"

    Awww... C'mon CNN, you aren't posting me... was it something I said? Just a little fun! Do I have to beg or whine... or spell everything wrong and spew hate like the other posters?

    September 5, 2008 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  24. Bob Indianapolis, IN

    Don't wait until October. Take out the garbage early!

    September 5, 2008 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  25. GO SARAH!

    Alan, Athens,
    I though UGA put out intelligent people?

    September 5, 2008 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
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