Alaska Republican lawmakers file to stop "troopergate" probe

Reply Tue 16 Sep, 2008 02:51 pm
A group of Alaska Republican lawmakers, with the support of a Texas-based conservative legal group, has filed suit to stop the Alaska Legislature's "Troopergate" probe into Gov. Sarah Palin.

The suit alleges the legislature overstepped its authority by probing the Republican's vice presidential pick, "conducting a 'McCarthyistic' investigation in an unlawful, biased, partial and partisan political manner" to sway the upcoming state and national elections.

The suit, filed in Alaska Superior Court, takes aim at Stephen Branchflower, the former prosecutor leading the probe; Sen. Hollis French, the Democratic state lawmaker chosen to manage the investigation; and Sen. Kim Elston, the Democratic chair of the Republican-dominated Legislative Council, which voted unanimously to conduct the probe.

All three men, the suit alleges, have conflicts which prohibit their involvement in the investigation. French and Elston have publicly supported Obama, the suit notes.
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Bi-Polar Bear
Reply Tue 16 Sep, 2008 02:52 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
proof positive there's something to hide..
cicerone imposter
Reply Tue 16 Sep, 2008 06:57 pm
@Bi-Polar Bear,
It's obvious to most, but the conservatives will believe everything they hear about McArthyism.
cicerone imposter
Reply Tue 16 Sep, 2008 06:59 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Oh, and let's not forget what the republican congress tried to do to Bill Clinton about a personal sexual encounter.
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Walter Hinteler
Reply Fri 10 Oct, 2008 02:21 am
More of Sarah Palin's dirty laundry will be being waded through by the press after Republicans yesterday lost their attempt to suppress the inquiry.

Todd Palin waded in yesterday with this offering: "I make no apologies for wanting to protect my family and wanting to publicise the injustice of a violent trooper keeping his badge."

It's all left a bit of a sour taste in the mouth according to the editor of the Anchorage Daily News, who says it has raised serious doubts about Palin's "honesty and integrity".

Anchorage Daily News: Alaska politics blog

Todd Palin's statement

Report in the Guardian
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