Commissioner says Palin tried to influence him personally

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    ANCHORAGE — Alaska's former commissioner of public safety claims that Gov. Sarah Palin, John McCain's pick to be vice president, personally talked to him on two occasions about a state trooper who was locked in a bitter custody battle with the governor's sister.

    In a phone conversation Friday night, Walt Monegan, who was Alaska's top cop until Palin fired him July 11, told The Anchorage Daily News that the governor also had e-mailed him two or three times about the trooper, Mike Wooten, though the e-mails didn't mention Wooten by name.

    What role Palin played in seeking her ex-brother-in-law's dismissal is the governor's first brush with scandal in a political career that has been premised on reforming Alaska's corruption-plagued Republican party and raises questions not only about her willingness to use her office to further a personal agenda but also about her administrative abilities.

    Palin's replacement for Monegan, Chuck Kopp, was forced to resign just two weeks after he was appointed because of a sexual harassment complaint that had been filed against him when he was the chief of police in Kenai, Alaska.

    Palin, in a news conference announcing Kopp's resignation July 24, said she was unaware that the Kenai city council had reprimanded Kopp as a result of the complaint. She wouldn't discuss how her staff had vetted Kopp before naming him to replace Monegan three days after Monegan was fired.

    McClatchy Washington Bureau | 08/30/2008 | Fired official: Palin talked to me about ex-brother-in-law
     
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    Funny, he said before that she didn't talk to him directly.

    Now who's lying? I guess the investigators will decide.
     
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    jsanders, I watched an interview with him on CNN *he was on the phone* last night were he said she talked to him personally and at one point he advised her that she should have her husband contact him in the future if there was more "venting" to be done on this issue because of her position as Governor.
     
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    It is obvious who's lying.

    This woman is toast.
     
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    Which is in complete contradiction with his earlier allegations. I'll have to dig through Kirk's 913759759759279579735 links to find which articles said that.
     
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    Oh, it is? Obvious to whom? You?

    Mmmm...I wish I could spread her over a piece of toast.
     
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    perv :lol:

    I have no idea if you could search CNN but there was an interview with him last night where he said she did contact him but most of the contact was through her husband and staff.
     
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    :eusa_eh: hey now!
     

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