Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Real Reason for the Troopergate Coverup: Palin's Lies

Not that this should be a surprise to anyone who has been paying attention to Governor Pinnochio over the last month or so, but it turns out that one of Palin's primary claims as justification for firing Walt Monegan is a lie:

Fighting back against allegations she may have fired her then-Public Safety Commissioner, Walt Monegan, for refusing to go along with a personal vendetta, Palin on Monday argued in a legal filing that she fired Monegan because he had a "rogue mentality" and was bucking her administration's directives.

"The last straw," her lawyer argued, came when he planned a trip to Washington, D.C., to seek federal funds for an aggressive anti-sexual-violence program. The project, expected to cost from $10 million to $20 million a year for five years, would have been the first of its kind in Alaska, which leads the nation in reported forcible rape.

The McCain-Palin campaign echoed the charge in a press release it distributed Monday, concurrent with Palin's legal filing. "Mr. Monegan persisted in planning to make the unauthorized lobbying trip to D.C.," the release stated.

But the governor's staff authorized the trip, according to an internal travel document from the Department of Public Safety, released Friday in response to an open records request.

This woman needs to be exposed as the dangerous, dishonest, power-hungry fraud that she is. BEFORE the election.

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