MSNBC, CNN, and ABC News have been trying their darndest to smear Sarah Palin’s record of accomplishments in Alaska by pinning TROOPERGATE, the latest media invention, around her neck.
Not that there was any doubt, but it appears Walt Monegan, who lost his job as public safety director, was a loose cannon who refused to work with Governor Palin. In fact, Monegan behaved as if the rules applied to everyone but himself. Monegan has been crying to the media that he was fired because he refused to fire Palin’s former brother-in-law Trooper Mike Wooten . . . a man involved in a nasty divorce with her sister.
Turns out Trooper Mike Wooten is a bad guy who has admitted to Tasering his 10 year old stepson, has illegally shot moose, and was also known to drink on the job . . . this is the guy the MSM supports! Wooten says, “he may have used poor judgment.” To which my response is, “do ya think?” How dumb do you have to be?
Let’s not forget that Monegan served as a political appointee, and at the pleasure of the Governor. He had a record of insubordination and as is reported on HOTAIR the wonder is he lasted as long as he did.
According to the papers filed by Governor Palin’s legal team Monegan repeatedly tried to go around her:
- 12/9/07: Monegan holds a press conference with Hollis French to push his own budget plan.
- 1/29/08: Palin’s staffers have to rework their procedures to keep Monegan from bypassing normal channels for budget requests.
- February 2008: Monegan publicly releases a letter he wrote to Palin supporting a project she vetoed.
- June 26, 2008: Monegan bypassed the governor’s office entirely and contacted Alaska’s Congressional delegation to gain funding for a project.
Take a look at the brief filed by her attorneys and ask yourself if there is any question about firing a man who tried to ambush Palin at every opportunity.
Had it been me, I’d have fired his sorry ass a lot sooner!