Tuesday, September 16, 2008

What is She Hiding?

Palin refuses to cooperate:
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (CNN) -- Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin will not cooperate with a "tainted" legislative investigation into the firing of her public safety commissioner, the McCain-Palin campaign announced Monday, accusing supporters of Democratic rival Barack Obama of manipulating the probe for political motivations.
Of course, this is pure posturing, the investigation is a bi partisan effort that began before Palin was selected as McCain's VP and a clear signal to the lack of adequate vetting by the candidate himself.
Palin, the Republican nominee for vice president, is battling allegations that she and her advisers pressured then-Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan to fire a state trooper going through a bitter custody dispute with her sister -- and that Monegan was terminated when he refused. Palin says she fired Monegan over budget issues and denies any wrongdoing.

Monegan says while no one directly demanded Trooper Mike Wooten's dismissal, he felt pressured to do so by Palin, her husband and staff. He believes his refusal to fire the trooper led to his own firing. Upon the dismissal, Monegan was offered a position as executive director of the Alcohol Beverage and Control Board, but turned it down.
What we find in situations like this, is that if there is nothing to hide, then put yourself out there, got through it, get over it and move on. Now, if there is a there there, the best tactic is to scream foul and play the delay game until after the election.

If the McCain/Palin camp wants to complain about something legitimate, how about demanding CNN stop using this awful picture of her. That would at least be a fight worth fighting.


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