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Alaska panel finds Palin abused power in firing

Original post made by Peter on Oct 10, 2008

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Posted by Gary, a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 10, 2008 at 6:00 pm

"But the panel of lawmakers voted to release the report, although not without dissension.

"I think there are some problems in this report," said Republican state Sen. Gary Stevens, a member of the panel. "I would encourage people to be very cautious, to look at this with a jaundiced eye."

The nearly 300-page report does not recommend sanctions or a criminal investigation."

This thing is probably good for a single negative ad, but it is now a dead deal.

Posted by Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 10, 2008 at 6:53 pm

Tasegate is over with a whimper,

Now let's focus on ACORN and felony investigations in 15 states and counting, The 2 count murder investigation of the Ayers family in the matter of 2 murdered SF cops, etc, etc

Posted by good, a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 10, 2008 at 7:04 pm

Palin and her family deserve a medal for trying to protect the public from a drunk on duty, drunk driving, armed, child abusing cop.

I the PAPD or CHP such an officer would be in state prison for a long time and would never own a firearm again.

This perp in Alaska is still in the patrol, can you believe that?

Posted by bike, a resident of College Terrace
on Oct 10, 2008 at 7:56 pm

This is a breakthrough for Obamas supporters, they can support a child abuser and drunk cop as their ethical saint, I doubt that will go down well in Palo Alto let alone the fly over states.


Posted by decency and integrity, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 10, 2008 at 8:04 pm

I'm sure that Sharon and Gary and others would at least tell everyone to move on or advocate for a medal if the perpetrator of this injustice were a Democrat instead of a beloved Republican. Go and read the report - the investigator found that she acted on a personal vendetta, and that she went after the public safety commisioner who rightfully refused to fire the trooper. It's abuse of power.
A 12-0 finding of abuse of power is hardly a whimper.
Now perhaps you should follow your candidate's pleas from today and treat the Democratic candidate with respect.

Posted by michelle, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 10, 2008 at 8:22 pm

As an anti child abuse advocate I support this post from "TJ"


I am committed to getting drunk, child abusing, armed, wife beating, drunk driving WHILE in patrol cars patrol officers out of the force

Does that mean I have a vendetta?

I feel it means I care about kids families and the integrity of the police force

Ask any of your local law enforcement agents

Is this the best fact based attack on Palin?

Let me tell you, it will boost her ratings with women, parents and normal people, like me

Posted by tj, a resident of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, 5 minutes ago

Posted by Totally Disgusted, a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Oct 10, 2008 at 8:49 pm

Yea, why talk about a current abuse of political power case when we can instead make incredible mental gymnastics so that we might harken back some 40 years ago and fight Vietnam all over again for what, the zillionth time or so?

And tj - sorry to say, you ain't "normal people" - you're part of the extreme ugliness that we are seeing at the Sarah "future Nazis of America" rallies.

Posted by OhlonePar, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 10, 2008 at 9:27 pm

Most of you don't get it.

Monegan was not a child abuser, Taser guy or anything else. *He's* the guy Palin fired when he didn't bow to her bidding.

However, Palin's abuse of power spreads well beyond Monegan. She and Todd Palin misused her office to badger multiple employees creating a conflict-of-interest for them all for the sake of a personal vendetta.

In fact, it's the pressure on *those* employees that constituted the abuse of power.

The committee in charge is Republican-dominated by the way.

So, just to put this in perspective--Palin's popularity in Alaska is due to her having been seen as a reformer, an alternative to the business-as-usual corruption in Alaskan politics.

Now, though, she's just one more dirty Alaskan politician willing to abuse her power--and, gee, after only 20 months in office. Gosh, she's a quick learner, I guess.

Posted by Sharon, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 10, 2008 at 9:39 pm

poor OhlonePar

still pining for the old days of suzie bright, poor thing

You want to defend a drunken, child abusing, wife beater who drove his patrol car drunk while carrying automatic weapons.

Even the suzie brights of this world will not follow you down that death hole, good luck with normal people, do you really live in Palo Alto? you sound more Mission District

Posted by decency and integrity, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 10, 2008 at 9:44 pm

OP is exactly right. When the Republican party in Alaska (whose notables include Sen. Ted "free remodeling" Stevens and Rep. Don "Bridge to Nowhere" Young) says you've abused power, you're way out of line. When a bipartisan panel votes unanimously to say that you've abused power, you've abused power.

Posted by OhlonePar, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 10, 2008 at 9:52 pm

No Sharon,

I want politicians to obey the laws they've sworn to uphold.

I don't them creating conflicts-of-interest in pursuit of their own personal vendettas.

Palin was out of line, way out of line--both Alaskan Republicans and Democrats have agreed upon that.

Why do *you* have so little respect for the law?

Posted by parent, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 10, 2008 at 9:59 pm

Poor Shar(rrrr)on - must be illerate. Get this. She didn't fire Wooten, she fired the guy who wouldn't do her dirty work for her. If she's such a big man, why didn't she just fire Wooten and take her own heat? Why not leave Monegan out of it?

Also, if the guys a child abuser - what they don't have any laws in Alaska? Have the Palins ever heard of pressing charges? Lawsuits? Wonder why no law enforcement in Alaska was listening to or trying to help the Gov of Alaska who's family was being harassed and threatened? Did believe her? Didn't respect her? What, no security for the Governor's family?

The actual point is that Palin is no maverick, she's more of the same old same old politics as usual. Only not quite slick enough to cover her tracks. So much for the straight talk express. More than anything else, this is pure reflection on McCain's bad judgement. Wow, there must be a heck of a lot of republicans who are freakin mad at him for forcing Palin on them.

By the way, love the way your buddy Sarah's gettin' the angy mobs all frothed up, inciting violence and hate - They're even booing McCain now because he's noticing she's gone too far. I bet her separatist buddies up in Alaska are having a good ole time tonite. (Although that's probably who they've loaded these seething crowds with.)

Posted by bike, a resident of College Terrace
on Oct 10, 2008 at 10:12 pm

Lets see ohlonepar quotes susie brightWeb Link to support her views

If "it" ohlonepar has any thing to do with Ohlone School I would be very, very, concerned.

I believe "it" is a sock puppet from the SF Mission District a anti 8 fanatic

Posted by OhlonePar, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 10, 2008 at 10:19 pm


Deep breath, you're decompensating. The bike/Sharon sock puppet business has been obvious for a long time. Thanks for correcting the spelling though.

Too bad for you that I've a long history of posting about school concerns.

Even longer than your habit of switching names every time you get cornered.

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