Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Troopergate: the Coverup Attempts Continue

The GOP in Alaska is now desperately trying to cover up what Palin did as governor there. They are suing to shut down the "troopergate" investigation into Palin's firing of Walt Monegan:

Five Republican state lawmakers filed suit Tuesday to end the bipartisan investigation into Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's firing of the public safety commissioner even though the vice presidential candidate once said she welcomed the probe into allegations of abuse of power.

Yeah, she did say that, didn't she? Of course, that was before she came under the McCain campaign's mind control probes.

The lawsuit called the investigation "unlawful, biased, partial and partisan." None of the lawmakers who filed the suit in Anchorage Superior Court serves on the bipartisan Legislative Council that unanimously approved the investigation.

What's that? It was unanimously approved by a bipartiasn council? Oh that's right, it was. So now it's partisan? Why is that? Maybe because John McCain chose her as his running mate without properly vetting her? Could that be it?

Since then, Palin and the McCain campaign have sought to distance Palin from the controversy and have taken actions that could slow its resolution until after the November election.

In plain English we call that sort of stuff "obstructing justice", "covering up", "stalling". You know, that sort of thing.

Palin maintains that she fired Monegan over budget disagreements, not because he wouldn't dismiss her ex-brother-in-law. Still, she said in July that she'd welcome and cooperate with the investigation ordered by the Legislative Council. "Hold me accountable," said had said.

Oh, we're going to try, governor.

I wonder if the McCain campaign has wondered, even a bit, about how bad it looks when someone starts out saying "hold me accountable" and then tries everything in the book to prevent it? Most people see this as evidence of guilt, senator.

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