September 19, 2008

Palins stonewall on Troopergate

Palin's husband refuses to testify in probe

Sarah Palin's husband joins witnesses stonewalling probe of charges GOP VP nominee abused powerAlaska Gov. Sarah Palin's husband has refused to testify in the investigation of his wife's alleged abuse of power, and a key lawmaker said Thursday that uncooperative witnesses are effectively sidetracking the probe until after Election Day.

Todd Palin, who participates in state business in person or by e-mail, was among 13 people subpoenaed by the Alaska Legislature. McCain-Palin presidential campaign spokesman Ed O'Callaghan announced Thursday that Todd Palin would not appear, because he no longer believes the Legislature's investigation is legitimate.

Sarah Palin initially welcomed the investigation of accusations that she dismissed the state's public safety commissioner because he refused to fire her ex-brother-in-law, a state trooper. "Hold me accountable," she said.

But she has increasingly opposed it since Republican presidential candidate John McCain tapped her as his running mate.
Comment:  Republicans want four more years of cronyism, corruption, and coverups. Just say no to them.

For more on the subject, see Troopergate:  Native Pressured Native.

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