All this talk about Obama's acquaintances has sure distracted attention from Sarah Palin's conflict of interest/abuse of office investigation in Alaska. The Alaska Legislative Investigation committee has plans to release its report tomorrow, October 10. Apparently, all systems are go with this investigation, as it has just been reported that:
"The Alaska legislature's Troopergate probe into Gov. Sarah Palin may conclude its work and release its findings, the Alaska Supreme Court decided Thursday. The justices heard a last-minute appeal from several Republican legislators, supported by a Texas conservative legal group, to stop the investigation. A lower court had ruled against the lawmakers last week."
Earlier, an Alaskan Superior Court had ruled that the investigation could continue, but a group of Republican state senators appealed to the Alaska Supreme Court, which ruled today that the investigation should proceed, and that it was NOT politically motivated. According to the Anchorage Daily News:
"Legislative investigator Steve Branchflower appears to have the makings of a fairly complete account, despite weeks of resistance from the Palin family and administration.
Branchflower has, or soon will have, answers from nearly all the people he'd hoped to question regarding Gov. Sarah Palin's firing in July of former Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan.
Some of the final witnesses include seven state employees, including the governor's chief of staff, who lost a court fight to kill subpoenas Branchflower obtained through the Alaska Senate Judiciary Committee to compel their testimony.
A legislative panel has scheduled a meeting for 9 a.m. Friday to receive Branchflower's report on Monegan's firing and whether Palin or members of her administration abused their powers in pushing for the dismissal of a state trooper involved in a child-custody fight with the governor's sister."
Click here to read Todd Palin's affadavit to the Republican personnel committee, which has tried to gain control of the investigation. Guess what? In these documents Todd Palin objects to having to answer questions ON THE BASIS OF EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE! You've got to be kidding - he isn't even a member of the government! Todd Palin also says, "We were concerned that the Department of Public Safety was retaliating against Sarah for selling the Murkowski jet that Department of Public Safety officials enjoyed using." (page 12, lines 12-14). The Murkowski jet that Sarah Palin sold HAD BEEN USED TO TRANSPORT ALASAKAN PRISONERS TO ARIZONA, AS ALASKA DOES NOT HAVE THE FACILITIES TO INCARCERATE ALL ITS CRIMINALS. Is Todd Palin suggesting retaliation because that's the way his mind works?
A very complete set of original documents from Troopergate can be found here. The picture you get of the Republican Vice-Presidential candidate's life that you get from reading these documents, as well as Todd Palin's affidavit above, is not one that is befitting someone running for the second highest office in the land.
I do so very much hope that all the nasty little pigeons that Sarah Palin has sent flying around come home to roost with her, maybe even tomorrow! Not a very nice attitude for a Christian lady, but it's where I'm at right now.