Palin's husband won't testify in trooper inquiry
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (CNN) -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's husband won't comply with a subpoena issued by state lawmakers investigating her firing of Alaska's public safety commissioner, the McCain-Palin campaign said Thursday.
Gov. Sarah Palin has refused to cooperate with an inquiry into the firing of her public safety commissioner.
She won't cooperate in a state investigation in a state where she's the elected governor?? Who does she think she is, a Republican? Her husband won't cooperate either. Who does he think HE is, the wife of the VP?
You have to know that the only reason he won't cooperate is because his wife wears the pants in the family and she's telling him not to comply.
A state Senate committee is scheduled to meet Friday to take statements from the 12 people they subpoenaed last week, including Todd Palin. But McCain-Palin spokeswoman Maria Comella said Todd Palin would not face a "fair hearing" before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The campaign has stepped up its attacks on the Legislature's investigation of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan's firing in the past week, saying the governor won't cooperate with an inquiry that it says is "tainted" by partisan politics.
In a new twist, Comella said Alaska state law bars ethics investigations of people running for elected office.
"That law was passed to insulate legislative investigations from exactly the kind of political maneuvering we are seeing in this inquiry," she said.
Isn't that just wonderful, how they now have laws that protect corrupt politicions?? She must think she's already Dick Cheney.
One Judiciary Committee member said lawmakers would have little recourse if witnesses refused to comply with the subpoenas. Only the full Senate, which does not reconvene until January, can vote to hold them in contempt, state Sen. Bill Wielechowski said.
"It appears that the McCain campaign is now very heavily involved in this, and they're attempting to stonewall the investigation," Wielechowski, a Democrat, said just before Thursday's announcement.
The law campaign officials cited appears to apply to candidates for state office, while Sarah Palin is seeking a federal job. But another campaign spokesman, Taylor Griffin, said the subpoenas violate "the spirit of the law, if not the letter."
In addition, state Attorney General Talis Colberg told lawmakers Tuesday that state employees wouldn't comply with subpoenas because the governor "has declined to participate" in the inquiry. Colberg said Sarah Palin's refusal puts them in the position "of having to choose where their loyalties lie."
Since when do employees have to choose where their loyalties lie? What happened to the days when loyalties lay with being honest regardless of who you work for, love, or support. Their first loyalty should be to themselves since if they don't respond to subpoenas they can land in jail.
The resistance was fueled by remarks made in early September by Judiciary Committee Chairman Hollis French, a Democrat. In an interview with ABC News, French said the investigation -- which had been scheduled to wrap up at the end of October -- could present an "October surprise" for the GOP ticket.
One can only hope that the October surprise is an arrest of Sarah Palin.