And Then There Is Troopergate

Seems like Sarah Palin and her cohorts just can’t shake this Troopergate investigation.  No matter how hard John McCain’s paid lawyers tried to shut down this investigation, it just keeps rearing its head.

Today, an Anchorage judge refused to halt the investigation.  Excellent!  This judge would not be bullied by DC lawyers.  Now that’s change that I can believe in.

From Mudflats

An Anchorage judge today refused to halt the Legislature’s investigation of Gov. Sarah Palin and denied the state attorney general’s attempt to throw out legislative subpoenas.

Superior Court Judge Peter Michalski heard arguments from both sides this morning and ruled just before 5 p.m. this afternoon.

“I think it’s great. It’s a big day for the state of Alaska,” said Peter Maassen, the lawyer representing the Legislative Council, which ordered the investigation.

Maassen said he expected the other side to attempt a last-minute appeal to the state Supreme Court.

It’s last-minute because the investigator hired by the Legislative Council, Steve Branchflower, is to present his report in a week. Branchflower is looking into Palin’s dismissal of her public safety commissioner, Walt Monegan, and whether she improperly pressured him to fire a state trooper divorced from her sister. There is intense national interest in the outcome now that Palin is the Republican nominee for vice president.

Alaska Attorney General Talis Colberg said he didn’t know whether he’d appeal or if he’ll now advise the subpoenaed state officals to cooperate with the investigation. He said he needed to consult with them.

Looks like “The Show must go on.”

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5 thoughts on “And Then There Is Troopergate

  1. This, combined with the continuation of the Stevens trial, is good news for all who put the rule of law above party.

  2. I didn’t expect a response this late, Cats, or I’d have checked back sooner. Yes it is time for a return to the rule of law.
    I see Mudflats is still at the old site. When I heard his new site crashed the other day, I felt partially responsible, as I posted it at the Zoo which led Shayne to put up the story. I am sure I wasn’t the only one who spread it around, and one of you would have gotten it in a bit, anyway.

  3. I was up late last night and felt compelled to post this story. I noticed the site crash at Mudflats, too. It looked like it was a WordPress upgrade that just wasn’t doing what they wanted it to do. After the election, my guess is that Mudflats will lose some traffic. It is a good blog.

  4. Great News Cats, I agree.

    I really like Mudflats blog too. You get caught up in a short time with all the current news about Palin.

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