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Karl Rove Predicts Obama Landslide

November 4, 2008 · Leave a Comment

While McCain attempts to keep up a brave face, Karl Rove has publicly predicted a  landslide of Obama-Biden at 338 electoral votes to McCain-Palin’s 200 (270 electoral votes needed to win).   This would be the most lopsided win since Clinton’s 1996 379-159 slaughtering of Bob Dole.

And in what has to be the oddest comment ever by a Vice Presidential candidate known for her odd comments, when asked outside the polling place in Wasilla – Sarah Palin answered that she wasn’t telling, but would exercise her right to privacy.  Huh?

And instead of a release of medical records, we get a note from her doctor saying that she’s A-OK?  Remember it was Sarah herself who said that she’d release her records.  What’s up with that?  And she does it right on the eve of the election so that it gets buried in the election coverage.  What is Sarah hiding?

In addition the Personnel Board in Alaska released its own findings that contradicted the conclusion in the Branchflower Report.  If you’ll remember the independent investigator found that Palin had violated Alaska’s ethics laws by using the power of the Governor’s office to try to get her ex-brother-in-law fired as a trooper (Troopergate).  This second report says that she did not violate ethics laws.  The only problem is that the members of the Personnel Board – you bethca’ – appointed by the Governor.  So the Governor rejects the finding of the independent investigator appointed by the bipartisan legislature as biased, but says that the report from people she appointed is unbiased.  Huh?

Categories: McCain · Palin · Palintology · Politics · Troopergate
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Link to Full Troopergate Report

October 21, 2008 · Leave a Comment

For those who’d like to read the full report on “Troopergate” – also known as the Branchflower Report, I’m posting this link to the full 263 page report (pdf format).

Branchflower Troopergate Report

Stephen Branchflower was asked by the Alaska Legislature to research the long-standing allegations of the misuse of power by the Governor and her husband in attempting to get ex-brother-in-law Wooten fired from his position as a Trooper, and the subsequent firing of Department of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan.

The summary of the findings:

  • Sarah Palin committed an ethical breach by using the power of the Governor’s office in pursuing a personal vendetta against Wooten.
  • Palin’s firing of Monegan was not illegal because the position is appointed by the Governor, and can be replaced at will.
  • Palin’s firing of Monegan demonstrated poor judgement and an ethical breach of her duty as Governor.

Categories: Palin · Palintology · Todd · Troopergate
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