Saturday, August 30, 2008

Debunking the “Troopergate” Myth

Investigations Began Before Palin Became Governor of Alaska

Hat tip: Ace of Spades

I found a helpful timeline from a blog called Flopping Aces. This is clearly a work in progress, but the information puts the whole police investigation in perspective. From the looks of things, Sarah Palin’s ex-brother-in-law, Mike Wooten, was a police officer who was under investigation for domestic violence and misconduct on the job. According to reports, this guy allegedly tasered his own child! The Palins were part of the investigation even before Sarah Palin was elected Governor. She is also fully cooperating with the investigation of the whole incident. The comments to this blog entry seem to clarify and explain things quite a bit.

UPDATE: Badrose has called my attention to this synopsis from BeldarBlog. It got me thinking about a couple of things:

1) What if Palin had done nothing? Wouldn't all the leftists be whining about her inaction against an abusive cop?

2) Note the difficulty in getting rid of such a bad actor and dealing with public employee unions. Now remember that Obama, Warner, Connolly, and Feder all favor forcing "card check" and union thugs on workers everywhere to force unionization on the rest of us. One reason many European economies are so sick is that union rules make it difficult to fire anyone. Here is a glaring example, so Obama, Warner, Connolly, and Feder must think that this is the proper role model for the rest of us.