Maybe they should expend some energy investigating what her concerns were about the trooper. Or maybe they don't have any energy left because they're spending it all analyzing her pregnancies, her daughter's pregnancy, and whether or not she can handle a job while raising young kids.
Would public perception be different if the public knew the details of "Trooper-gate"? Might the public come to believe that Palin did the right thing in bringing her concerns to the forefront about the trooper's continued employment as a keeper of the public trust? You decide. Here are the details.
Read them here.
- Palin's complaints about the trooper brother in law started before she was governor
- He was officially found to have violated the law and/or policy in four occasions
- They found he used a taser on his stepson
- He told others his father in law would eat a "f'ng lead bullet"
- He drank in his squad car
- He was disciplined or given instructions to correct his behavior by supervisors seven times before the Palins ever got involved
- Recounted the Anchorage Daily News: “The record clearly indicates a serious and concentrated pattern of unacceptable, and at times, illegal activity occurring over a lengthy period, which establishes a course of conduct totally at odds with the ethics of our profession,” Col. Julia Grimes, then head of Alaska State Troopers, wrote in March 1, 2006, letter suspending Wooten for 10 days. After the union protested it, the suspension was reduced to five days.