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.
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.”