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  •  But Monegan (2+ / 0-)
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    grada3784, elwior

    was the guy who got fired.  He was supposed to be Sarah's hit squad, or lose his job?

    •  Yes, exactly... (2+ / 0-)
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      grada3784, LeftOverAmerica

      But my point though is that it will have nothing to do with Monegan...after seeing the interview, it will be just too easy for Repubs to spin Monegan's dismissal as worth it because of what kind of person the brother-in-law is.

      Wooten did not do himself any favors in the interview I saw.  He looked shifty, untrustworthy...my point is that regardless of what Palin did - which is clearly abuse of power - will be lost it what will be an easy sell as a scapegoat.

      That's just my honest impression after finally seeing Wooten.

      •  Sorry, (0+ / 0-)

        it's not Monegan's job nor does he have the authority to go around firing troopers--remember, the state is the loser, when the guy is otherwise qualified--because someone looks shifty.  Did you see Monegan's interview?  All the allegations were investigated, and Wooten was disciplined. Years ago.

        It was proper to fire Monegan, because he followed the rules?  Because he refused to abuse his power, to cave from Palin's pressure?  He showed real integrity.

        Only if you can show me that Palin personally pursued the firing of every shadowing public servant, not just the ones who got into a family feud with her

        •  You're missing the point (0+ / 0-)

          It won't matter what any of the facts are in this ethics investigation because the McCain camp is going to scapegoat Wooten and make it all about him.

          And after seeing an interview with Wooten, I'm convinced that it will be a fairly easy task for them to make Wooten the scapegoat, to argue that he's a "bad" person, etc.

          In short:  The story will become all about Wooten; it won't matter what Palin did or didn't do.

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