Friday, September 12, 2008

Alaska lawmakers vote to subpoena Todd Palin

Charlie Huggins is my new hero -- camouflage pants and all.


By GENE JOHNSON (Associated Press Writer)
From Associated PressSeptember 12, 2008 10:34 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The abuse of power investigation against Sarah Palin, Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate, took a potentially ominous turn for her party on Friday when state lawmakers voted to subpoena her husband.

Republican efforts to delay the probe until after the Nov. 4 election were thwarted when GOP State Sen. Charlie Huggins, who represents Palin's hometown of Wasilla, sided with Democrats. "Let's just get the facts on the table," said Huggins, who appeared in camouflage pants to vote during a break from moose hunting.

Read the rest here.


Elizabeth Kaeton said...

YIKES! I'm thinkin' that the best thing that could have happened to the Democratic ticket was the Republican selection of Palin for VEEP.

Bateau Master said...

So domestic violence, as long as its directed toward the family of right-wing bat-sh!t crazy nut job is A-Okay with you guys!

We just need to turn the other way because Palin's family must have had it comming and they need to remain silent .... sort of like a battered spouse.

Your support of bullies with badges - makes your claim of striving for justice somewhat shallow.




Domestic violence is always wrong.

So is the abuse of executive privilege.

All this article is about is breaking the partisan deadlock between those who wanted to get the information out on the table and those who wanted to wait til after November 4th.

And I'm saying "Bravo" for Mr. Moose Hunting Republican Guy from Wasalia who said let's do the right thing.

WAY too much projection going on here my bateau friend ... take a deep breath and call me in the morning

RonF said...

I'm fine with this. Get the truth out and let's find out what happened.

BTW, the issues are not only domestic abuse. From what I saw on TV, there's also issues of this trooper being seen drinking beer in his patrol car and using his Taser on his kid (who had asked his dad to do so because he wanted to see what it was like).

IT said...

This is not about the trooper. This is not about Domestic Violence. This is about Due Process. Remember, innocent until proven guilty? Our system relies on Due Process to ensure that even the most apparently despicable character is treated fairly and equally under the law.

If Palin and family are interfering with due process, then they are abusing executive privilege. Palin and spouse are not entitled to make judgments on their own. They don't get to use their power to get rid of people they don't like.

See, if you do interfere, it's an abuse of power. It's a tinpot dictatorship. It's a lynch mob. It's a conflict of interest. And we don't do that in America. At least, not the America I grew up in.

Or is it a case of IOKIYAR?

Don't you people have any morals left?

IT said...

BTW, about those banned books....


RonF said...

If Palin and family are interfering with due process, then they are abusing executive privilege.

True. And that's what the hearing is about. So we'll see what happened vs. what's alleged. There's been some rather remarkable differences between the two so far in other instances (e.g., "Book Banning"), so do try to keep an open mind.