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!@$! Republicans FILE SUIT TO STOP TROOPERGATE!! They don't want a PROBE of Palin!

 
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How LOW will they go??

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Suit Filed to Stop Troopergate Probe into Gov. Sarah Palin

AK Lawmakers, TX Group Say Investigators Have Conflicts of Interest

By JUSTIN ROOD, EMMA SCHWARTZ and MADDY SAUER

September 16, 2008—


A group of Alaska Republican lawmakers, with the support of a Texas-based conservative legal group, has filed suit to stop the Alaska Legislature's "Troopergate" probe into Gov. Sarah Palin.

The suit alleges the legislature overstepped its authority by probing the Republican's vice presidential pick, "conducting a 'McCarthyistic' investigation in an unlawful, biased, partial and partisan political manner" to sway the upcoming state and national elections.

The suit, filed in Alaska Superior Court, takes aim at Stephen Branchflower, the former prosecutor leading the probe; Sen. Hollis French, the Democratic state lawmaker chosen to manage the investigation; and Sen. Kim Elston, the Democratic chair of the Republican-dominated Legislative Council, which voted unanimously to conduct the probe.

All three men, the suit alleges, have conflicts which prohibit their involvement in the investigation. French and Elston have publicly supported Obama, the suit notes.

The suit claims Branchflower "developed a friendship" with the fired official at the center of the probe, Walt Monegan, when Branchflower was a prosecutor and Monegan was in law enforcement. It asks that if the probe continues, all three men be removed.

Elston and French were not available for comment. Branchflower did not immediately respond to an inquiry for this story. At a hearing late last week, Branchflower said he did not recall ever working on a case Monegan had investigated. He said he mainly knew Monegan from his work at the Office of Victim's Rights in Anchorage, where he issued a report that was critical of the police department there, at the time Monegan was its chief. "Most of my contact with Walter Monegan has been in an adversarial context," Branchflower said.

Rep. Wes Keller of Wasilla, a plaintiff in the suit, told ABCNews.com "we began to be uncomfortable and embarrassed because there was a cloud coming over this investigation. When the opportunity came to me to sign on to civil action I took it."

Palin appointed Keller to his seat in the legislature after its former occupant went to jail on bribery charges. Palin reportedly knew Keller from her church, the Wasilla Bible Church, where Keller was an elder.


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unfucking believable. typical neocon.
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pin this shit! pin this shit!pin this shit!pin this shit!
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Obviously must be a lot of meat on that bone if they are trying to block it.
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That hubby of hers is turning out to be a real thug. Can you imagine his shenanigans in D.C.?
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I think we all pretty much knew there would be some Republican dirty tricks used on this one.

They simply cannot have a vp who is the target of an ABUSE OF POWER investigation, now, can they?

Sure as chit, this is going to just go away....
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If that moron didn't have anything to hide then she would welcome the investigation!
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That hubby of hers is turning out to be a real thug. Can you imagine his shenanigans in D.C.?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 504535


he probably smugles black caviar and salmon from eskimoes
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As in fact she did, A.C.

Remember?

She 'WELCOMED' the investigation!

Yeah, right.



If that moron didn't have anything to hide then she would welcome the investigation!
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That "First Dude" had alot of involvement in the governor's office according to other sources I've posted on this subject.



That hubby of hers is turning out to be a real thug. Can you imagine his shenanigans in D.C.?


he probably smugles black caviar and salmon from eskimoes
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The investigation was begun in July, about two weeks after the firing and before McClone made her his vice presidential pick. The bipartisan Joint Legislative Council voted 12 to 0 investigate and approved hiring a special investigator. How can Republicans claim now that it's a "partisan political matter"?
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Obviously must be a lot of meat on that bone if they are trying to block it.
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Kinda looks that way, doesn't it ? If all was clean, you'd push to hurry-it-up, use it as a campaign point, wouldn't you ? Trying to stop the investigation makes it looks bad...... tsk! tsk!
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That "First Dude" had alot of involvement in the governor's office according to other sources I've posted on this subject.





That hubby of hers is turning out to be a real thug. Can you imagine his shenanigans in D.C.?


he probably smugles black caviar and salmon from eskimoes

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Leave it to a guy to screw it up !!!!! (I'm joking people !!!!!!!!!!) ; )
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From Alaska:

Alaska AG Says None Will Testify in Troopergate Probe.

Well, if anyone had any doubt about how dirty this would get, wonder no more. The Alaska Attorney General Talis Colberg (3rd in line for the Governor’s throne should Palin win the VP slot, and Lt. Governor Sean Parnell win the House seat) has announced that none of the 13 people state employees who were issued subpoenas in Palin’s ethics investigation into the “Troopergate” scandal will testify, unless there is a unanimous vote from the full Senate or the entire Legislature.

In other words, the Attorney General has stated that nobody who is subpoenaed will show up.

Either the AG and the McCain campaign are genuinely afraid of what this investigation will uproot, or they are just trying once and for all to illustrate that the guy at the anti-Palin rally in Anchorage on Saturday who held aloft a sign reading “Bush in a Skirt” was right. My money is on the former.

Oh, and five private citizens from the Fairbanks area today filed suit to halt the investigation on the grounds that the entire thing is unconstitutional. And of course Palin herself has folded her arms, crinkled her nose and said she will no longer be cooperating in this investigation that she “welcomed” just a few short weeks before she was assimilated into the world of Republican politics on the national scale.

I keep searching for the appropriate Alaskan metaphor for overkill. Swatting a mosquito with a sledge hammer? Shooting a moose with a cruise missile? Whatever metaphor you choose, the message is the same. There’s a whole lot of legal muscle, big league strategy, and nasty DC Rovian politics descending on our poor little town in the Last Frontier. Makes you wonder what exactly there is to find, and how desperate they are to make it go away.

And, of course, there always has to be an official reason given for the stonewalling. And it’s usually a good laugh line, so here it is, from AG Talis Colberg:

“This is an untenable position for our clients because the governor has so strongly stated that the subpoenas issued by your committee are of questionable validity.”

Ahh. It would be uncomfortable to testify because the governor doesn’t want them to. Now, I get it.

The silver lining in all this? The more paper they throw, the more tantrums they throw, the guiltier they look. Long ago, Rep. Les Gara suggested to Palin that she confess to a bad judgment call, and hire Monegan back. She didn’t listen. And now the act of firing Monegan, which has gone so far to illustrate her temperament, her decision making ability, and her judgment, has come back to haunt her, with help from the McCain campaign.

There is a growing sense in the blogosphere, in local and national media, and among people I know, that the bloom is off the Palin rose.





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Boy, really pulling out all the stops to make this go away. Methinks the glove fit !!
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Boy that was quite a party barry had last night.
28,000 a plate....9 mil raised
Lol change....OK

liberal elitist are such hypocrites.
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You know darn well that if this was a Dem VP, the Republicans would be ALL OVER THIS and push the investigation forward!!!!!!!
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Boy that was quite a party barry had last night.
28,000 a plate....9 mil raised
Lol change....OK

liberal elitist are such hypocrites.
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Which has nothing to do with this thread.

Typical of republicans who, when busted, try to change the subject.
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Boy that was quite a party barry had last night.
28,000 a plate....9 mil raised
Lol change....OK

liberal elitist are such hypocrites.
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Private donations. Not taken from the public coffers. (As if McCain and his backers couldn't afford it ?) Who is the hypocrite ?
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You know darn well that if this was a Dem VP, the Republicans would be ALL OVER THIS and push the investigation forward!!!!!!!
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The GOP would already have the noose ready!

This would be front page news if it was Biden!

This just goes to show how the to the GOP laws not apply to them
If we don't help each other who will

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She obviously got something to hide, otherwise she would go along with the investigation, to let the voters know she's not guilty.

It's that obvious, but still there are people that just don't want to see the truth. ........Unbelievable
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You bots are sad grasping at straws.

What did that cop do anyway?
Oh don't want to talk about that part eh.
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America needs to clean House NOW

Starting with Troopergate.
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You bots are sad grasping at straws.

What did that cop do anyway?
Oh don't want to talk about that part eh.
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As far as we know ZERO!

And you don't find it a tad odd that the Governor of a state would get involved with one state trooper?
If we don't help each other who will

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As far as we know ZERO!

And you don't find it a tad odd that the Governor of a state would get involved with one state trooper?
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Your looking with your eyes closed.

I don't find it odd at all when the trooper threatened to kill her(the governors) father.

If thats not a good enough reason how about the cop was using a tazer on his own kid.

That good enough for you?
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Threats, Taser? LOL Sure must be something to hide here. I look forward to this opening up. She cannot and will not be VP
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see ya in Nov


McCain / Palin 08
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see ya in Nov


McCain / Palin 08
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LOL you might see me........but not Palin.
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Palin has about 2 days to honorably withdraw or she will humiliate the GOP
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One would think that this would be a big tip off to any decent voter out there that something just ain't right with Palin and the whole republican platform! This stinks to high heaven! Apaprently the republicans and "undecided" voters out there do not have noses to smell the stench!
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Palin has about 2 days to honorably withdraw or she will humiliate the GOP
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you said that two weeks ago before the convention.


Shes still here.....deal with it.





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