Friday, September 12, 2008

Todd Palin subpoenaed in Troopergate investigation.

The state Senate Judiciary Committee voted 3-2 today to subpoena 13 people -- including the husband of Gov. Sarah Palin -- in an investigation of whether Palin abused her power in trying to get her former brother-in-law fired.

Retired prosecutor Stephen Branchflower asked the state House and Senate judiciary committees for power to subpoena the 13 witnesses, including Todd Palin, the governor's husband.

"He's such a central figure. ... I think one should be issued for him," Branchflower said.
The Senate committees granted the request.

Well it seems perfectly reasonable since "Mr. Sarah Palin" seems to have used his wife's access to badger people about personal concerns that he had no right to even talk to.

Personally I can hardly wait for this thing investigation to start producing evidence that we can all pick through and blog about. This part in particular might prove informative and entertaining: In addition to authorizing subpoenas for the 13 witnesses, most of whom are state officials, the committee OK'd subpoenaing the cell phone records of Frank Bailey, a Palin aide who was placed on leave last month.

Damn it is a blast being a political blogger in Alaska right now!

(Hat tip to my fellow Alaskan blogger AkMuckraker.)


  1. This family is so much like the small town redneck garbage that tried to murder me and my wife on August 26, 2000...just absolut trash, and such a drain on our national resources...good job immoral...i love your blog...

  2. As blogger KarenZipDrive said, Palin is the Jerry Springer Show!

  3. Gryphen,

    The question now becomes, how could Todd Palin -- a non-elected, private citizens, have access to state personnel files and act on behalf of his wife?

  4. man you are having all the fun!

  5. Hey Gryphen, this is from Mark Crispin Miller's blog, thought maybe it could be a good resource for you? I just scanned it & it looks like they have A LOT:

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  6. Thanks Helen!

    I will check it out.


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