Palin Hits Back: Trooper Gate Likely Suffers Fatal Blow | The Patriot Room Yeah, I know the worst kept secret in America is that the Governor will get a nasty October surprise when her political enemies in Alaska release their findings a week before the election, finding that she abused her power in firing a guy who would not fire a rogue ex-brother-in-law trooper. This thing has always looked to me like a bullshit case by Palin’s opponents who can literally find nothing else to criticize her about. But it looks like Palin has a September surprise for her opponents. The Governor released some internal documents showing that the the fired supervisor was not only nightmarishly insubordinate and needed firing, he also needed a good beating. From Anchorage Daily News via Hot Air.