TrooperGate Report Out Friday

The Alaska Legislature's TrooperGate report will be out Friday.

In lieu of testimony, seven employees, after Republicans lost their lawsuit to have the probe declared invalid, answered written questions under oath.

First Dude Todd Palin had until today to get his answers in.

A legislative panel has scheduled a meeting for 9 a.m. Friday to receive Branchflower's report on Monegan's firing and whether Palin or members of her administration abused their powers in pushing for the dismissal of a state trooper involved in a child-custody fight with the governor's sister.

Who didn't cooperate? Gov. Sarah Palin. [More...]

The big exception is the governor herself, who had said initially she would cooperate but has since resisted. Legislators decided against hitting the governor with a subpoena, saying they wanted to "de-escalate" tensions between her and the Legislature.

"We tried to schedule a statement from her but it never worked out," French said.

Update on Todd Palin's answered interrogatories here.

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    IMO, this will serve as a fine distraction (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by andgarden on Wed Oct 08, 2008 at 09:42:48 PM EST
    from the economic crisis.

    On a silver platter for McCain.

    Oh yeah (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by Steve M on Wed Oct 08, 2008 at 09:51:13 PM EST
    I'm sure this will totally distract people who are worried about their homes and jobs.  Really!

    The people? NO (none / 0) (#4)
    by andgarden on Wed Oct 08, 2008 at 09:57:56 PM EST
    But it gives CNN and McCain something to yammer about.

    No difference in the end, but I don't think it's helpful.


    Shrug (5.00 / 0) (#5)
    by Steve M on Wed Oct 08, 2008 at 10:00:45 PM EST
    I am very confident that any time McCain wastes talking about something other than the economy is harmful to his campaign.

    Probably you're right (none / 0) (#6)
    by andgarden on Wed Oct 08, 2008 at 10:10:49 PM EST
    But that's also probably another way of saying that this doesn't matter at all.

    well no (none / 0) (#7)
    by Salo on Wed Oct 08, 2008 at 10:11:37 PM EST
    "The Fundamentals of the economy are strong"...and "I don't know anything about economics"

    The more of that, my friend, SteveM the better says I Salo.


    Well (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by Steve M on Wed Oct 08, 2008 at 10:21:09 PM EST
    Even if you say the wrong thing about the economy, at least SOMEONE will like it.

    But no one cares about Troopergate, Ayers, or any of that other crap right now.  It doesn't matter how much time Fox News spends trying to stir up a scandal.  No one is listening.


    Still One Hurdle (none / 0) (#2)
    by MTSINAIMAMA on Wed Oct 08, 2008 at 09:45:04 PM EST
    The Alaska Supreme Court is supposed to rule tomorrow on the suit by disgruntled McCain operatives, er, State Senators, to invalidate the legislature's investigation.

    Troopergate report (none / 0) (#9)
    by stevea66 on Wed Oct 08, 2008 at 11:46:37 PM EST
    I thought the report was coming out Friday.

    troopergait (none / 0) (#11)
    by drdem on Thu Oct 09, 2008 at 09:30:05 PM EST
    If Palin was not tryin to hide anything why was she trying to put this off till after the election I think we're looking at a real "Moosegait" here