September 5th, 2008
03:32 PM ET
13 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.

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. Baze

    Eh hee hee hee heeeeee!!! The wicked witch Palin is coming on her broomstick to a sabre rattling convention near you! That is unless you vote against this fascist madness!


    September 5, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  2. Mark

    Brian- I'm an Obama supporter and I'm also pissed that the Oprah comment board is closed. I wanted the debate. Sounds like you're just another neo-con who blames the media for all your poor political choices. Remember, the MSM is corporately owned, and answers to the same boss your political party does. The "Liberal Media" is a myth. If the truth doesn't back your position, don't blame the media.

    As for CNN, their entire headline page is nothing but adoration for Palin and the GOP. Don't bite the hand that feeds you.

    September 5, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  3. john

    republicans are always lying and covering up things, as the last eight years have proved that

    September 5, 2008 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  4. republicans hate america

    if they have nothing to hide whats the problem then? typical had this been the democrats they would demand this come out on election day. once again phonies to the end.

    September 5, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  5. Vince, Jupiter, Florida

    Well now we know who let the dogs out – – thanks Mr. P O Dubya. But wait that’s Sarah the pit bull barracuda holy roller. That was no speech she gave the other night – – that was Sarah the Pentecostal speaking in fork tongues.

    September 5, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  6. 2pacolypse Now

    Awwh. Now the dirt will come out weeks before the November 4 election. Enough time for people to realize this woman is a joke. And to criticize Obama on IRAQ when she has no foreign policy experience of anykind outside of Alaska. You're kidding me? She probably thinks the battleground states are foreign.

    The Grand Oil Party is desperate. This goes even beyond desperate, it's reckless. This isn't a lifetime movie, this is real life people where this inexperienced woman could step in for McLame and be running the country.

    September 5, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  7. Dave, Illinois

    Did you creepy Obamites know that the trooper that was fired was charged with tasering his kid?
    CNN: why do you only open these forums during working hours when its hard for WORKING people to get their two cents worth in? The Obamites have all day to fill these forums up.

    September 5, 2008 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  8. Diane

    We all know how that will turn out. The staff members will take the fall for this.

    September 5, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  9. Ran

    People just do the right thing: Vote for Obama/Biden and other democrats and lets be done with the Republicans and their way of doing business.

    September 5, 2008 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  10. LadyBTR


    You know whats funny, you say we Obamabots need fireworks, flashing lights, etc, etc to keep us awake through "McCaine's" (this is how you spelled it), oh, wait. It's McCain. Anyway, as I was saying, you claim we needed all those things for our convention. Funny, the GOP covention clsed with flashing lights, fireworks on a slide, balloons, and September by Earth, Wind, and Fire. By the way is one of the same songs we Obamabots danced to last week at our convention.

    September 5, 2008 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  11. eugene

    where is the media?why wont the mccain let this woman do a interview?joe biden have done a few interviews since he became the vp,you know why mccain wont let her do a interview because she dont no onthing about foriegn policy,she might make a big gaff,she belongs to this radical group,she belongs to this jew hating church,she went to 6 colleges in 6 years,she illegally looked into her bro-law files,i would love to see this woman on meet the press

    September 5, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |

    Boy, something BIG has Monegan Wooley scared to death!
    OK, where is the Police Chief she fired for not changing the
    drinking hours.

    How many delegates does Alaska have to give her?

    Alaskan's aren't seeing straight!!! Do they "know" what the
    Republican Rule has done to our country? And did not they
    fight AGAINST drilling? I mean, the people!

    September 5, 2008 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  13. Andy

    I guess to the left this is worse then being a plagiarist or having relationships with known terrorists and radicals.

    Gee, the trooper tasered his 10 year old nephew and the libtards think that this is acceptable behavior. But getting rid of him isn't.

    September 5, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  14. Michelle

    good for you man, lock her up...this pittbull needs caging

    September 5, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  15. Abul

    Like Rove and other Repablicas why she should be any different. Using power and smack people around a bit,, usual habit for GOP members.

    September 5, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  16. Cynthia

    After listening to a former Republican congressional woman from Alaska talk about Palin there is no doubt in my mind she is guilty. The congressional woman said that anybody who opposes her or gets in her way you get on the wrong side of her.

    September 5, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  17. Dan

    What happened to innocent until proven guilty? Or does that only apply to Dems?

    September 5, 2008 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  18. SamSunny

    I hope they don't white wash this story because Sarah is now on the National front. The question to be answered is not if this Trooper is a creep, but if Governor Palin used her office to put undue pressure on someone to fire him, and then, fired that person for not breaking the law along with her.

    September 5, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  19. kris

    He's either A) stupid, B) a racist, or C) all ot the above. From listening to the poorly-worded statement and pathetic explanation, it's definitely C.

    September 5, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  20. DM

    When you're on a mission from God, anything goes–lies, breaking laws, even breaking the 10 Commandments. Think of it as neo-christianity.

    September 5, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  21. OilBurns

    The writing is all in the leaf. This intellectually-challenged "pitbull with lipstic" is just as corrupt as those ole boys network of entrenched Repulbican rots she was trying to confront. Someone has to tell her that she cannot act on a family grudge and mess the livelihood of someone who slighted her sister. The US is not a banana republic. She is not above the law. But she tried to be when she fired the commissioner for doing his job right and resisted her pressure to fire her former brother-in-law. Family squabble has no place in government business.

    September 5, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  22. LB

    Hillary abused power out the behind. Obama says that things will be a certain way because he said so.....Obama back by the Daley Machine (look it up uninformed).....Obama doesn't know squat about ANYTHING!!!!! Voted for McCain and lovin' it.

    September 5, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  23. republicans hate america

    Roger-you bet Im scared if McCain and Palin win this thing this country will ruined. We do not want fascist running our country and that is what these people are. if you like that well you hate America too.

    September 5, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  24. TyWebb

    Roger – if you are truly for McCain, be sure to spell his name correctly!

    September 5, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  25. Barry

    I was glad to hear that Palin took this action. I think America can see that she will take a strong action, even with family as State Trooper Mike Wooten (ex-brother-in-law).

    How would he like to be tazzered tasered with a stun gun, he admits that he did some wrong things, then take it as it comes..just like your son had to take the stun gun!!!!!

    Don't get into the politics issues just because democrats are looking to find dirt on Palin.

    September 5, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
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