Monday, September 1, 2008

When will the media report the details of Palin's Trooper-gate?

I am sure some have, but it seems like many in the media are only reporting that Palin tried to get her brother in law fired in a bitter divorce situation, and they leave it at that. Example: Look for the trooper reference in this story.

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.


The Den Mother said...

"Would public perception be different if the public knew the details of Trooper-gate'?"

Of course, which is why it won't be covered. It shows Palin in a positive light, trying to do something about a corrupt trooper who thinks he's above the law.

memomachine said...


The tasered son was 11 years old at the time.

Using a taser on an 11 year old child is frankly extremely close to attempted murder.

Jadis said...

If Sarah was a lefty, the media would NOT have portrayed Trooper Gate as being HER fault.

The MSM is scary in the sense that they only publish what fits their personal points of view.

And anyone who tasered a kid should be locked up!! That's insanity.

Anonymous said...

If I could go back in time I would cross party lines and vote for Hillary Clinton in the primary, instead of laughing while the Democrats ripped each others' throats out.

I hereby sincerely apologize to every single person who supported Hillary Clinton for not actually listening to what you were saying about the overt sexism in your primary race. I'm listening now, but it's too late. I will always be ashamed of sitting by and doing nothing. I will always be ashamed of viewing your primary through 'party eyes.' For what it's worth, I will never make this mistake again.

We are all so smug about having an African American candidate for President. Look how far we've come! We're all so tolerant and enlightened now, wouldn't MLK be proud! Yes, I expect he would be. But his wife might have a different take on things.

Anonymous said...

And....if she DIDN'T fire him over the same issues she would be accused of covering up for a family member, giving a family member special treatment.....etc.