September 5th, 2008
03:32 PM ET
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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. Lone Star with Brians

    Why isn't she being supoenad??? After all, the charges levied against her are abuse of powers of the Office of Governor. Something stinks in alaska....

    September 5, 2008 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  2. Jeff Brown

    Looks like Gidget is in hot water!

    September 5, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |

    Well either she is guilty or not.......... I understand that he may have done some things to the family, allegedly... but she had not right to abuse her power in this way.

    September 5, 2008 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  4. Spencer from VA

    Don't be scared now Sara. What if they do find out you abused your power. That will be the crushing blow for your ticket. lol

    September 5, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  5. Mr. Botton Pusher

    hey about you inform much do you know about your Presidential pick when you can't even spell his name right once in your entire post...nice try though

    September 5, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  6. joey from NC

    Doesn't matter anyway, Obama is going to be our president.

    September 5, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  7. LS

    Palin is trying to get the investigation transferred to the state Personnel Board. This tells you right here how she does use her so called "power" to benefit herself.

    Let the state do their job the way they would do with anyone else. Palin, don't think you are better than anyone else, your not.

    September 5, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  8. proud army and navy mom

    why not subponea Palin?

    This is the reason why the mccain camp sent an army of lawyers up there early this week.

    Let's hope they were not sent out to pay witnesses off. We are talking about the repugs after all. Don't put anything past them.

    September 5, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  9. Palin for VP

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

    September 5, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  10. Lost of CNN Moderation

    Her husband's business partner is now trying to have his divorce documents sealed.

    hmmmmmmm.......makes you wonder

    I'm sure the Ol' National Enquirer is on it! It's a sad day when we gotta rely on the NE for investigative journalism.

    September 5, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  11. David

    To Roger:

    I listened to the entire RNC and all I heard was a bunch of bigots beating the war drums. As far as McCain's VP; they've pretty much told us that they are not letting her near the media. If she has nothing to hide and if she is truly ready to lead why is she hiding behind McCain. Let her come out and speak for herself on issues not her family; I don't care about that. The Repubs have turned this election into a sham.

    September 5, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  12. williefloyd

    Independent-can you list a few of McCain's accomplishments?? i really haven't been able to find he has done very much. Oh-he was a POW, so were many, many others-at least he didn't come back in a flag draped casket!!


    September 5, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  13. Ready For Change

    "Their shock was evident in their initial, clumsy reaction, a hard-hitting two-sentence statement from Obama spokesman Bill Burton that included this zinger: "Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency." Quoted from Time. Obama dissed Sarah by then calling her the mayor of Wasilly, and never once mentioning the fact that she is the Gov. of Alaska, and has been for 2 years now.
    Sarah is a cool breath of fresh air, and this HIllary supporter, could not be happier to see it.

    September 5, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  14. GoObama

    McCain is not qualified to be President of the United States. His resume consists of being a P.O.W. for five years. Presidential candidates should have thorough psycholical testing. I am willing to bet McCain would have serious demons. I do not believe in discrimination against older adults. However, when it comes to running the country, shouldn't we consider this. And if something were to happen to him, do we really want an irresponsible, non-experienced person to take his place?

    September 5, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  15. as

    Sarah "You're Fired!" Palin

    September 5, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  16. desertique

    McCain and his captors were great friends but his captors claim he is a lier.
    Funny they now wish him luck, they want him to be president.

    wonder why

    September 5, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  17. Val

    I think Palin need to be sbpoena to tell her side of the story. After all she is the one under investigation. I say to CNN please make sure the truth is known. I watch you everyone of you 'reporters " everyday. Thanks for the good reporting.

    September 5, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  18. Erik

    Governor Palin, it's time for some interviews with qualified veteran journalists! What are you afraid of, Ms. Pit Bull Baraccuda?

    September 5, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  19. Big D

    I just heard a recast of Palin's speech. Wow – was that one heaping pile of nasty! She blatantly lied about Obama's plans, positions and proposals over and over. She lied about: taxes, the economy, energy, Iraq, the surge, and taxes again. And then she mocked and derided these supposed postions of his, while never once giving any of her own solutions. She had a snarky know-all attitude throughout. So I have 2 questions for Palin:
    – for somone who claims devout Christianity, how can you justify to yourelf telling such shameful lies?
    – fo someone claiming to be a maverick reformer who pushes back against her own party when they're wrong, why did you agree to give this lie-filled screed that they gave you to read?

    September 5, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  20. Patty

    Why would anyone go near the media. We have seen what they do to everyone and anyone just to sell headlines.

    September 5, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  21. Sue in MI

    I'm afraid of Sarah Palin because of her beliefs, and what she could do to further hurt this country. I actually sat through her hate speech, and was sick to my stomach when she joked about Obama wanting to be sure that a terrorist in custody was read his rights. So she's right on GWB's page-no Miranda rights unless I say so. More illegal activity to come from the Oval Office. Whoopee. That does not make me happy. She may have "energized" the base, but she did nothing to convince me she was ready for the job.
    And why will the RNC not allow her to be interviewed? What are they hiding? What is she hiding? All those who accepted her at face value (while doing a minute scrutiny of everything Barack has done in his life) need to at the very least, check FactCheck and see the lies she told the other night. Not to mention the lies McCain told. Yes, he seems to be a good American (or at least, he appreciated America while a POW) but he really has no ideas for the country. If he had, don't you think that when Bush had the Congress under his control, they night have accomplished SOMETHING? But no, they voted for the war, they voted on any bill Bush wanted, and look at the US. No more, No way, No McCain. And certainly, no Sarah Palin.

    September 5, 2008 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  22. Tony

    If any of the Obamabots would bother to actually read up on the topic, Palin had plenty of reason aside from not firing her ex-brother in law for firing Walter Monegan. The reason the date is being moved up is because the subpoena list will be short since Palin has fully complied with this investigation that is a waste of Alaskans' money.

    September 5, 2008 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  23. pam Eugene OR

    McCain needs to let his dog out of her cage, You know...take Palin out of her cone of silence.
    This must be why McCain sent 12 lawyers to Alaska. I think she shows the worst side of women. She is vindictive, petty and mean.

    September 5, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  24. Val from MA

    Trooper Mike Wooten concluded that McCain's choice of Palin as his running mate was "absolutely wonderful for the state of Alaska.

    See, Trooper Wooten knows that Gov. Palin didn't do anything wrong if he is praising her on the national news channel.

    Democracts, YOU SHOULD BE SCARED, and it shows.

    McCain / Palin 08!

    September 5, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  25. oh my

    John McCain used 911 video last night to evoke fear, i can not imagine what they are doing to this poor guy

    September 5, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
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