ANCHORAGE, Alaska (CNN) - A special counsel has asked Alaskan lawmakers to subpoena Gov. Sarah Palin's husband and a dozen aides as part of the investigation into Palin's firing of her public safety commissioner.
Todd Palin has been a "principal critic" of his wife's ex-brother-in-law, State Trooper Mike Wooten, and had "many contacts" with Department of Public Safety officials about his status, said Steve Branchflower, the former prosecutor hired by the state Legislature to investigate the firing.
Sarah Palin, now the Republican nominee for vice president, is battling allegations that she and her advisers pressured then-Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan to fire Wooten - and that Monegan was canned when he refused.
Palin has said she fired Monegan over budget issues and denies any wrongdoing.
So much for the buzz by the pundits. America is so full of racism they are willing to bet our country with such a risque choice
Sounds like Gov. Air-Head's hubby's going to have to learn how to speak after all.
A VP under investigation before she even gets into the oval office. Fantastic, just want America needs. ./shakes head.
I’ve been a lifelong card carrying Democrat. A Democrat who has always been open to voting Republican if I thought that a particular individual was better suited to the office at stake. To be frank, I probably would have voted for McCain in 2000. He truly struck me as a straight-talking no nonsense kind of guy … one who could not be swayed easily without a strong and sound argument. Fast forward to today.
McCain has chosen to surround himself with suspect company, at best. He’s allowed his leanings to be nipped away by his advisors and now, his VP choice. I’ve always thought him to be a man of honor but after watching the RNC and the subsequent vitriol being spewed out … I question his honor and sense of decency right now. Be careful of the company you keep! It invariably comes back to haunt you.
As for Obama and experience … I don’t need mountains of specific experience in the President’s office. I need a smart, intelligent, well-informed individual who can lead and inspire and have the good sense to surround themselves with the best and the brightest in the areas of foreign policy, economy, education, energy, healthcare and so on. I believe that Obama has (and has proven as much) a tremendous ability to lead and inspire. I also don’t think anyone would argue the man’s intellect. More importantly, he’s already beginning to surround himself with some of the best in the aforementioned areas of expertise.
Bottom-line … McCain-Palin is a scary proposition for the future and a risk I’m not willing to vote for.
BTW: I have a few Russian families that live nearby .. does that make me a foreign policy expert on Russia?!
This is what happens when you pick a name from a hat to pick your V.P.
you can't hide the truth. It is like pregnancy it surely shows. But somehow Sarah Palin was able to go for 7 months with not even a close staff knowing. Even while in labour nobody in the flight knew about it.
This case may end up being much ado about nothing. Usually the truth prevails, i guess Bush will not try to prevent the truth fom coiming out.
Bush, ROVE Cheney no difference. Wake and take back your country
I DO NOT LIKE EARMARKS OR ANY OTHER KIND OF BODY MUTILATION LIKE TATTOOS. YOUR BODY IS A TEMPLE PEOPLE SRSLY
and humpty dumpty came falling down...
They need to subpoena her husband, especially if he was one of the contributing factors in this individual being fired.
I'm willing to bet that nothing major will arise from this investigation.
Palin will probably be cleared.
The Republicans have already dispatched their cover-up (vetting) team to Alaska.
Oh my goodness! More distractions for the Republicans whose focus will be on the Palins and not slanderous Obama ads.
Nothing like a good fishing expedition/witch hunt to try to blacken a candidate's image. Remember how loudly the Democrats complained when Ken Starr was "investigating" Bill Clinton. I guess it's OK when they do it, though.
I think the Democrats and Liberals biggest complaint against Palin is only that she's not a Democrat. Change her party affiliation and they'd be falling all over themselves to praise her. I bet Obama wakes up every morning, thinks about Joe Biden and says to himself, "I could have had a Hilliary."
It's like she ran her own little Bush administration up there. Ten-to-one they refuse to respond to a subpoena if one is issued.
Go home and take your witch Hillary with you. McCain does not need you anymore to win this election.
The choice of sarah palin was like a slap in the face of all americans by McBush. Lack of preparation was very transparent in this choice but the media will have us think it was thought out.
I am really ashamed that the republican party relies on ignorance for its core constituency.
Let the good times roll suckers!
INTERESTING.....SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN VETTED PROPERLY...AND AFTER LISTENNING TO HER LAST NITE....SHE IS NOT VP MATERIAL.....
It's about time!!!! How can he be giving her advice AND working for BP! They are fooling their own state. Most of the citizens of Alaska realize that the rebates are actually going directly back to the oil companies. How dare Sarah!
Fair enough, but how does he factor into this?
AND THE WITCH HUNT CONTINUES
I HAVE NEVER SEEN THE MEDIA SO SCARED OF A WOMAN SINCE... WELL THEY PUT THE STAKE THROUGH HILLARY CLINTON
McCain made an irresponsible choice in Palin. After watching her interview yesterday it is glaringly apparent that she is not ready for the job. As for her experience? Limited to say the least. Palin was very poor choice and if they get elected – we should all be very very scared for our future and our position in the global economy. Bush was more than ‘inadequate’ – he was a DISASTER. McCAin/Palin are MORE OF THE SAME. Do you really trust a man who is so willing and so quick to turn on his party? At his convenience mind you….remember him proudly exclaiming (even with a pump of his arm) that he voted with Geaorge Bush 90% of the time. ENOUGH! I am voting Obama/Biden.
Republican voting for Obama/McCain 08
good bring out the truth about this radical right conspiracy!!!