Palin calling for an end to investigation she requested

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    Palin Calling for an End to Investigation She Requested

    By EMMA SCHWARTZ and JUSTIN ROOD
    Sept. 17, 2008
    GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin shifted her tactics for the second time in three weeks on the "Troopergate" investigation, this time calling to end the very investigation that she herself called for and the one the McCain campaign had said was the only proper venue for a probe.

    Both Governor Sarah Palin and her attorney general have raised new objections to 'Troopergate' investigations.

    Palin's Attorney General, who initially launched an internal probe into Palin, even before the legislature began theirs, is now asking the legislators to withdraw their subpoenas of Palin aides and Palin's husband.

    When the Alaska Legislature's Legislative Council, a Republican-dominated panel of 14 legislators which conducts business when the Legislature is out session, voted to investigate the firing of former Public Safety Commissioner Walter Monegan in July, Palin pledged her full support.

    But almost immediately after joining the GOP ticket, Palin's Troopergate strategy veered sharply. Despite her earlier vows of full cooperation with the probe, she declared it unlawful. The legislature lacked the authority to investigate the matter, she said. Instead, it should be handled by the state personnel board, Palin asserted -- a panel which is under her authority.

    ABC News: Palin Calling for an End to Investigation She Requested
     
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    When Palin was announced as the VP pick and the Trooper fiasco was the first thing that they found on her, remember how the conservatives were saying how she was the one calling for the investigation and that she was pledging full cooperation? I wonder what the spin is going to be now.
     
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    I think the McCain campaign has spun out of control.

    Or just unraveled.
     
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    Caligirl Oh yes it is too!

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    Several reports that there are more lies here. You can search em and post what you like, it does seem to be bad for McCain, too bad - Seriously, I wish he had picked Lieberman. Each of the links talks about a different lie.

    Palin's Claim Ex Relative's FIles Are Public Documents Untrue

    ABC News: Exclusive: New Doubts Over Palin's Troopergate Claims

     
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    Nice read, Caligirl. I forgot about Palin illegally accessing the trooper's personel files.

    They are telling so many lies, that I am beginning to feel sorry for them.
     
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    Considering the fact that Palin was within her rights to remove the commissioner of Public Safety for ANY reason and replace him with someone of her choice and since it is a political appointment made BY the governor, I can understand why Palin would first agree to it when she wasn't a VP candidate and has now changed her mind.

    Before she was a VP candidate, she had no problem with the investigation since she believed it was just going to prove to the people of Alaska she was fully correct - and allow her state critics to make a fool of themselves in the process. She would have been right there in Anchorage for the entire process at all times. Plans changed though -she isn't in Alaska on a regular basis, it now serves as a needless and totally pointless distraction that her national political enemies have highjacked hoping it will serve another purpose entirely. It should be dropped -and the reason the state Attorney General is requesting that subpoenas to her husband and aides be dropped is because this entire thing is a total waste of taxpayer money that in the end will do nothing except maybe educate any uninformed about the executive powers a governor has. And the fact that this particular commissioner at all times served at the pleasure of the governor. Which means if she is pleased, he keeps his job and if she isn't -he doesn't. Just like any other political appointee.

    He's never getting that job back no matter what since the legislature cannot force ANY governor to keep on a political appointee he/she feels no longer performs that job to expectations. Considering this guy's own emails show blatant insubordination to executive orders, actively tried to sabotage her agenda and held secret meetings in order to divert funds to projects Palin had already vetoed -he totally deserved to be fired. So what's the point of this?
     
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    The links provided by Caligirl show that what you are saying is untrue.

    ABC News: Exclusive: New Doubts Over Palin's Troopergate Claims

    http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=5844710&page=1
     
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    Well...you can put lipstick on a felon but she's still a felon.
     
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    In othere words, you're a liar and your thread title reflects that.

    Where is your evidence that she is not correct in who should be conducting the investigation?

    Put up or shut up.
     
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    Again, where does it say she is calling off the investigation? All I see is she is questioning WHO should be conducting it. I could see your point IF she was trying to completely call it off and it not be conducted. That's NOT what the article says.
     

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