14 September 2008
Sarah Palin & Troopergate: what was Todd's involvement?
The Troopergate scandal that is threatening to undermine Sarah Palin's bid for the vice-presidency took a new twist when her husband Todd was subpoenaed to testify by the Alaska state legislature.
The investigation is about whether or not Governor Sarah Palin abused her powers when she fired Walt Monegan, Alaska's director of public safety after he refused to sack Mike Wooten, a state trooper who was then divorcing Sarah's sister.
Quite what Todd Palin's role was in all of this in unclear, but he refused to testify voluntarily, so now has no choice in the matter. It may have something to do with a Palin apponted official named Frank Bailey who was recorded discussing the Wooten case. He has since claimed that he never saw Wooten's file, but did recieve information about him from Todd Palin.
It's not the original act that gets 'em - it's always the cover up.
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