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

Palin trooper probe moved up 3 weeks

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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.

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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. Anna

    That's the best idea I have heard posted yet.

    Guilty without due process!
    You guys are a bunch of geniuses!

    September 5, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  2. J

    "Some people inspire through words like Obama….other people inspire through actions like McCaine."

    I wish McCain's actions inspired me, but they don't. He's voted with Bush far more often then not, he says he's going to run a high brow campaign and lets everyone else do the dirty work for him at the Convention. At one point he was the 'Maverick' McCain, then the 'experience' McCain, then the 'conservative' McCain and then the 'reformer' McCain, the only actions I see are position shifts and cheap ploys like Palin, for political favor. So perhaps it's you who needs to take a closer look at his actions and not be swayed by the fact that he was a PoW, just because someone was a soldier does not mean they have what it takes to be President.

    September 5, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  3. Dustin

    So typical of the republicans... Dealing with a state investigation by excercising the same type of "executive privelege" that our two term president George the Incompetent has come to be known for. Besides the highlight of her political carreer being her first term governorship of Alaska, she is a right wing nutcase. I watched her speech, along with most of the others at the RNC. While police were raiding the headquarters of an organized protest group and arresting journalists (IN AMERICA , WE DON'T DO THAT), the republican figureheads, especially Mrs. Palin, were delivering speeches filled with unsubstantiated rhetoric about how Obama is bad and McCain was a POW. I don't disrespect McCain's service to our country, it was quite honorable, however what we need is a leader, not a war-hero/monger.
    Besides, by electing McCain, we would be electing a 72 year old man; our fail-safe an incompetent first term governor.

    September 5, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
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