ANCHORAGE, Alaska (CNN) – Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin abused her power as Alaska's governor and a violated state ethics law by trying to get her ex-brother-in-law fired from the state police, a state investigator's report concluded Friday.
"Governor 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.
View the full report (pdf)
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 sack him, the report by former Anchorage prosecutor Stephen Branchflower states. However, it states that her efforts to get Wooten fired broke a state ethics law that bars public officials from pursuing personal interest through official action.
Monegan has said he was fired in July after refusing pressure to sack Wooten, who had gone through an acrimonious divorce and custody battle with Palin's sister. Palin and her husband, Todd, have consistently denied any wrongdoing, describing Wooten as a "rogue trooper" who had threatened their family - allegations Branchflower discounted.
"I conclude that such claims of fear were not bona fide and were offered to provide cover for the Palins' real motivation: to get Trooper Wooten fired for personal family reasons," Branchflower wrote.
Palin is change,huh? ABUSE OF POWER is NOT change.
SHE'S GOT TO GO!!!
Be careful when you question others honesty and dedication. What you sow is what you reap.
Good bye forever
Go OBAMA/BIDEN 08,12
She also thinks that the VP runs the senate. She doesnt even know the job description of the job she is applying for. Sounds like the bottom of the pile she should be. Also I dont think Cindy McShame is very first-lady like. Michelle Obama looks AWESOME compared to her.
Surprise, surprise.......little miss perfect not so. Just another politician so.......................it's really a matter of picking your poison.
Ok this isnt not OK.....first she tried postponing it all....not we find out the truth........
imagine u lost ur job because palins sister disliked u
......its not fair to try and give someone with no reason this must power......she smart pretty and great ...just not great enough to be VP...and it sucks that people are supporting her just because they dont want the other side to win....Mccain use her as a tool and it worked for a week or two....Mccain for got how focused the nation is on this election...no cheap political tricks are gonna fly....and this is why u see the decline of the Mccain camp....all they know are cheap political tricksss................Fresh NEw
and biden is such a plus to the ticket....everyone was complain about biden .....I cant hear a word about biden anymore......he did great in the debate........OBAMA JUDGEMENT IS GREAT...
Obama/biden........if something is broken u take a chance on a new idea...u dont continue with the same plan....not another 4 years
So who is the "hooligan" now? Who doesn't have good judgement? Who is irresponsible?
Usually when people abuse their power at their jobs they get fired. They must have cut a deal which means even more corruption. If this was Obama the republiscams would be all over this calling for his head.
Just what we need, another powerd mad vice-president.
Didn't she say, hundreds of times, that we don' really kow Obama? How long have we know here? Every few days, we get to know more, and it is not good. So much for McCain's judgment.
Well, Well, what you say Palin, you didn't abuse your power, oh well what you gotta say now.
who's scary! palin....
GO Sarah.....back to Alaska and break some more laws.
We have had a crook in the white house for eight years, we dont need four more!!
If McSame is sane, he had better fire her NOW. BTW why is nobody on this website in support of McSame? How come the polls give him up to 40% support by the American public? Where are the McSame supporters? Show your faces or forever remain silent. McSame and Failin are running a huge scam to fool this great nation for an additional 4 years after Bush's past 8 years. We must stop them by DONATING TO OBAMA, VOTING FOR OBAMA AND CAMPAIGNING FOR OBAMA!
plz send me the code!.
I was almost moved to tears of joys after hearing this. This should be
a lesson to the ugly and racist underbelly of America. You don't judge
a book by its cover. This is a very dangerous woman. What is most
hurtful is the fact that people listened to her spew her hate towards
Senator Obama when he worked hard to prove he is an honorable
American, and hateful people judged him because of the color of his
skin. I wonder if the cowards sitting in the audience listening and
cheering for her garbage can look themselves in the mirror now?
I'm also happy that McCain finally admitted that Obama was not a
terrorist at his rally. I was beginning to lose all respect for him. Evil
persists when good people stand by and do nothing. I'm glad that
someone finally stood up to Sara Palin.
Please print this CNN.
Just what we need, ANOTHER vice president who wants to abuse their power. Disgusting.
This is the out the Republicans have been waiting for.
"Thou shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall set thee free"- Jesus Christ
HOW SURPRISING, NOT.
ALL THIS WOMAN IS MISSING IS THE UNIFORM.
Does anyone know why Palin was crying today?
So what? Do we get to see her in handcuffs? If so, please use a fur-lined pair.
Palin is a crook!!!!!!!!!!!
Sarah,Sarah say it aint so, U betcha it is!!!
Now, lets move on to the important stuff like the democrat/Obama get out the vote group – ACORN and voting fraud! :(
Spiritual Advisor is Wright
Economic Advisor is Rezko
Financial Advisor is Ayers
National Security Advisor is Farrakan
surprise surprise................violated state ethics law............what's that tell you.............she weakens under pressure.............hellooooooooooooo..........like we didn't know that already..................good freaking grief...............