Panel rules that Palin abused power

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    [Quote]For the people complaining that some are 'ignoring the fact that he tasered his 9 year old', if you actually read the information on all the news media about it, it clearly states: ""I believe their frustration was real as was their skepticism about whether their complaints were being zealously investigated," Branchflower's report says. "The irony is that the complaints were taken very seriously, and a thorough investigation was underway. However, the law prevented the Troopers from giving them any feedback whatsoever."

    So, as you can see, an investigation was already underway but, apparently, the Palin's couldn't wait, and now, here we are.

    Yes, she didn't violate any law, but she did violate the state ethics act. Now, you can spin that as many different ways as you can, but in the end, she did something wrong. Just as McCain was found not guilty in the KEating scandal, but was censured by his colleagues for using poor judgement.

    Palin has been talking all week about Obama's 'blind ambition', his questionable associations, and the campaign has been questioning his character.

    Well, it's time for the McCain/Palin campaign to look in the mirror

    --Ron Thibodeau[/Quote]Yes Ron. What were we thinking LEts not focus on the fact that the scum bag tasered a 9 year old kid. Rather - lets listen to the "MEDIA" and what their thoughts on the matter are. I'm sure we'll get the "REAL STORY" though the "MEDIA"!

    Get lost !
     
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    I'm going to take the same approach libby's take towards the mountain of indiscretions by Obama that they ignore.

    Palin does no wrong, she is the second coming of Margaret Thatcher and even if she was caught on video poaching the antlers from reindeer for sale on Ebay, I would not believe it. If you can't beat the naive, ignorant, blind ways of some liberals, join them!!!

    The fact is that this state trooper was caught drinking in his cruiser and tazered his stepson 10 times. He deserved to be fired. She didn't go about it in the right fashion.

    Palin looks to protect citizens and children and Obama protects ACORN, Bill Ayers and admitted that he had his top campaign people meet with leaders of muslim extremist groups in the US. Who has their priorities mixed up???
     
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    [Quote]I think the election is over now. President Obama.[/Quote]

    Be careful of what you wish for..you just might get it!!!
     
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    Pymus-- I am not focusing on the 'scum bag' that tasered a 9 year old', because the investigation was not about Trooper Wooten. The investigation was about Gov. Palin. You talk about me 'not focusing' on something that wasn't even the focus of the investigation. Palin's actions were the focus of the investigation. If she had let the investigation into the trooper move forward, that would have been fine.

    Instead, she let her husband take point. He in not an elected official, yet he used his position (and his wife, apparently let him) to try to get this guy fired. Todd himself said that he spoke to many of her top aides, and spoke to anyone who would listen about this.

    from the NY Times:

    But an examination of the case, based on interviews with Mr. Monegan and several top aides, indicates that, to a far greater degree than was previously known, the governor, her husband and her administration pressed the commissioner and his staff to get Trooper Wooten off the force, though without directly ordering it.

    In all, the commissioner and his aides were contacted about Trooper Wooten three dozen times over 19 months by the governor, her husband and seven administration officials, interviews and documents show.



    I do have one question that I don't understand. If Governor Palin was within her right to fire this guy at her will, why did she offer him a position as head of the alcohol bureau? Especially after she branded him 'insubordinate' and 'a rogue' official.

    Come to think of it, why did Gov. Palin's story change 3 times during the investigation....?

    First she said she fired him because she said she wanted a “different direction” for the department.

    Then she criticized Monegan’s management because he failed to fill vacant trooper positions — even though he could not single-handedly change the salary and working conditions that hinder recruitment.

    Now, she says Monegan was an insubordinate rogue and that is why she got rid of him.


    So, which version of Palin's story (in her own words) are we supposed to believe? You can blame the media for distorting things, but I don't think they dubbed over explanations 3 different times.

    As for telling me to 'get lost'. Sorry, I have a right to express my opinion, just as you do. We may not agree, but I don't think telling me to 'get lost' is going to help me understand your position.

    Thank you for taking the time to read and to respond to my comments, though, even if we don't agree.

    Good Day.

    --Ron Thibodeau
     
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    [Quote]You get what you ask for , dupes. An empty suit whose only qualification is being half-black, a socialist and a liar. You won't face up to Bill Ayres, ACORN or Reverend Wright. You accuse your opponents and their supporters of racism for questioning policy differences.You blindly follow a complicit, in the tank media covering up for their chosen one.
    I, for one, will watch with a peculiar mixture of horror, disgust and fascination as this country is transformed from the last best hope on Earth into a quasi-European fiefdom that abuses the rights of Christians, gun owners and all forms of dissenters. Nazi Germany got its start this way, but since this false messiah of yours isn't white or conservative he's not only above criticism, but also honest questions about policy.
    Not all of us are in New England. We won't allow some things to happen out here in fly-over country. We have the means to resist. And we will.[/Quote]


    Following the party line like a good'ol boy there bucky, just like a good facists would. Whaaaa, Whaaaa abusing children give me a break, where you there? Did you witness this "abuse"? You know all the details how? Have you investigated this incident? McCain is a senile old man, Palin is a whacko cult witch hunting idiot who couldn't answer a few general questions without a teleprompter or ear piece because she doesn't have any knowledge about the world since all she knows is her bible...COUNTRY FIRST what a joke, McCain thought of the country and selected HER??????


    The republicans are finished for a long, long time thankfully. Bunch of white bigoted facists lying idiots, that will say and do anything to get
    elected, compare the candidates side by side McCain is all over the place stiff like a robot fresh out of the box, Obama, smooth, calm, looking very presidential. I wonder what bothers you more, the fact that he could be our next president or the fact that McCain won't be?
     
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    Hey BDCNewsStaff-
    Once again, not quite the responses you hoped for is it?
    Tell me - where are your threads on Obama/Ayers or Obama/Resco or Obama/ACORN? The voters want to know. In fact they are railing at Sarh Palin and John McCain at rallies begging for McCain to ask these questions in the next debate. Seems news worthy to me. Is the Boston Globe worthy of reporting the news?

     
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    [Quote]Yes Ron. What were we thinking LEts not focus on the fact that the scum bag tasered a 9 year old kid. Rather - lets listen to the "MEDIA" and what their thoughts on the matter are. I'm sure we'll get the "REAL STORY" though the "MEDIA"!

    Get lost ![/Quote]

    I love the right, always blaming the "MEDIA" as if they get there news and opinions from outer space or something. No wonder they are so ill informed. They rant about the "liberal media" all the while posting there opinions on a "liberal media" website that allows them to freely post their views.

    Simply because a news cast says something you don't like its a "liberal media"? How does that work? The "Liberal media" get together and make stories up, or do they simply fax everyone the talking points of the day? All I can say is THANK GOODNESS for the "liberal media" otherwise:

    How would I know that half the crap coming out of McCain/Palin is just that CRAP.

    How else would I know that Barack Obama was only 8 years old when Ayers was doing his dirty work.

    How else would I know that Obama was on a charitable panel with the guy and met him twice.

    Now, if that makes him a terrorist sympathizer then so are the 5 republicans that also served on that panel.

    I guess the "liberal Media" should not tell us about Palin abusing her power as governor of a nothern state where men are suppose to be tough and rough and rugged, where tazing a young man with a 50 volt TRAINING tazer because " He wanted to know what it felt like".

    I guess the "liberal Media" should not tell us that Barack Obama was right in saying that we need more troops in Afghanastan so "we don't have to bomb from the air and kill innocent civilians" AND ACTUALLY ARE!!!

    I guess pointing out the obvious is what makes the media "liberal". I for one would rather have a "liberal" media than one tightly controled by the state, mmm, where have I heard that before?

    But, I guess you guys that consider yourself "right wing" don't like things to be open to the light of day, you would rather it not be spoken so America dosen't look bad, well guys after eight years of Bush/Cheney the media dosn't have that much to do after all.

    Given the fact that the media "liberal" or not, needs to present FACTS something the right is not familiar with, maybe this is why they don't appreciate a FREE PRESS, FACTS can be nasty and honestly make someone like Palin look bad even thought she dosen't need any help from the dreaded "LIBERAL MEDIA"...scary!!!
     
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    Hey BDCNewsStaff-
    Once again, not quite the responses you hoped for is it?
    Tell me - where are your threads on Obama/Ayers or Obama/Resco or Obama/ACORN? The voters want to know. In fact they are railing at Sarh Palin and John McCain at rallies begging for McCain to ask these questions in the next debate. Seems news worthy to me. Is the Boston Globe worthy of reporting the news?
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  9. You have chosen to ignore posts from SNAPPA52. Show SNAPPA52's posts

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    Hey BDCNewsStaff-
    Once again, not quite the responses you hoped for is it?
    Tell me - where are your threads on Obama/Ayers or Obama/Resco or Obama/ACORN? The voters want to know. In fact they are railing at Sarh Palin and John McCain at rallies begging for McCain to ask these questions in the next debate. Seems news worthy to me. Is the Boston Globe worthy of reporting the news?
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  10. You have chosen to ignore posts from SNAPPA52. Show SNAPPA52's posts

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    [Quote]
    Hey BDCNewsStaff-
    Once again, not quite the responses you hoped for is it?
    Tell me - where are your threads on Obama/Ayers or Obama/Resco or Obama/ACORN? The voters want to know. In fact they are railing at Sarh Palin and John McCain at rallies begging for McCain to ask these questions in the next debate. Seems news worthy to me. Is the Boston Globe worthy of reporting the news?
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    Don't you find it ODD that they have to BEG a candidate to figure out why they are not harping on such dire news?

    BECAUSE ITS NOT TRUE AND THE MORE THEY MAKE OF IT THE MORE THE LIBERAL MEDIA WILL BE POINTING THAT OUT AND MAKE THEM LOOK MORE LIKE THE LIARS THEY ARE...

    IF YOU WANT FAKE NEWS GO TO FOX NEWS AND READ ALL ABOUT IT THERE, IF YOU WANT PROPAGANDA AGAIN I URGE YOU TO FOX NEWS. IF YOUR LOOKING FOR THE TRUTH AND CAN TAKE IT WITHOUT SALIVATING AT IT THEN READ EVERY OTHER NEWS PAPER IN THE WORLD.

     
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  12. You have chosen to ignore posts from Pymus. Show Pymus's posts

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    Still 28 days to go folks. I'd keep a cork in those Obama bottles of champaign. Sooner or later the lying, Marksist, Muslim, Race Baiting, Street Organizer, Acorn training, terrorists friend and enemy of the constitution of the Unites States Of America Barak Obama just may have to answer a question.
     
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    I noticed 'Bucaneer81' made 5 posts on here or so, defending Palin and her abuse of power. Did you actually read the report?
    It stated Palin:
    1) Abused her position of power
    2) Violated State Ethics Laws
    3)

    As for your ramblings about America heading down the same paths as Nazi Germany, I suggest you seek a mental health professional.
     
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    I LOVE IT!!! YOU REPUBLICANS ARE STARTING TO COME UNGLUED. THE AYERS CRAP IS VERY THIN, WOW THEY SERVED ON A BOARD TOGETHER BIG DEAL. MCCAIN WAS INVOLVED IN THE KEATING 5 THAT'S MUCH WORSE AND MORE RELEVANT. AYERS, WRIGHT, AND ACORN ARE SO THIN THAT PEOPLE AREN'T BITING ON IT. THEY ARE BEING REPORTED ON BUT NOBODY CARES.
    PEOPLE CARE MORE ABOUT ISSUES AND LESS ABOUT VERY THIN ATTACKS.
    I CAN'T WAIT UNTILL THE SOCIALIST TERORIST BECOMES PRESIDENT AND SAVES OUR COUNTRY FROM REPUBLICAN FAILURE. USA! USA! USA!

    OBAMA IS TOO STRONG HE TOOK DOWN HILL, AND WILL NOW TAKE DOWN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY!! USA! USA! USA!
     
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    [Quote]
    But that said, why do none of you partisan liberals want to address the fat that the guy she fired was a child abuser?
    [/Quote]

    Because he wasn't. Palin fired the Police Commissioner, not her former brother-in-law. I haven't heard any allegations that the Commissioner abused children.
     
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    She abused her power, like Bush, she needs to take responsibility for her actions...

    Right, you slappy RWingers? Isn't this the crap you're always spouting? Why dont you back up your talk?

    Forget it, I know...it's just talk.
     
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    [Quote]

    The police commissioner was violating the public trust by refusing, for political reasons, to investigate suspected criminal activity.[/Quote]

    That may or may not be true. There is evidence that an investigation was taking place into the trooper. Regardless, the Commissioner is not a child abuser, which is the only thing I said.
     
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    Interesting to see the "reformer", the "maverick", the "ode to gov't transparency" caught in a web of her own making. There is no longer any doubt that Palin violated her office of Governor, no matter what the reason. You can't gain credibility against the "old boys network" if you used that same network to railroad an otherwise deserving ex-in-law. Ethics in this realm are clear. You can't do it. Period. To wit:

    http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1849399,00.html

    But the only reason this is a big deal is because of Palin's ascent in the national zeitgeist. Ultimately though, it's the rookie mistake of a decidedly rookie governor that shouldn't matter in a few weeks at the polls. It's simply not worth the concerns of the nation-at-large or the election that the inexperienced populist governor of the most rural of states stamped her feet and got her way through dubious means.
     
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    [Quote]Tasered a 9 year old kid and his boss would not fire him. I only wish someone would abuse power for all kids in harm. Another reason Im voting for McCain/Palin![/Quote]

    The tasering allegation seems to have been heavily
    spun by Palin.......maybe just like the Bridge to Nowhere?

    http://www.adn.com/politics/story/476430.html

    Excerpt from Anchorage Daily News (7/27/08) re: Taser incident.

    TASING THE STEPSON

    One day -- maybe a year or two before the investigation -- Wooten showed his stepson his Taser. He had just been to Taser instructor school. Wooten told Sgt. Wall that the boy was fascinated and pleaded to be tased.

    "So we went in our living room and I had him get down on his knees so he wouldn't fall. And I taped the probes to him and turned the Taser on for like a second, turned it off. He thought that was the greatest thing in the world, wanted to do it again," Wooten told the investigator. The boy flinched but nothing more, he said. The boy was about 11 at the time.

    In his interview with troopers, the stepson said it hurt for about a second, according to Wall's report. The boy said he wanted to be tased to show his cousin, Palin's daughter Bristol, that he wasn't a mama's boy. The probe left a welt on his arm, he said. His mother was upstairs yelling at them not to do it, the boy said.

    As Bristol remembered it, the jolt knocked the boy backward, the trooper report says. She said she was afraid.

    The probes are attached by thin wires to the Taser cartridge. In the field, an officer fires the probes into a suspect's skin or clothing and the suspect receives a jolt of electricity for five seconds, said Steve Tuttle, a spokesman for Taser International, which makes the devices. They are only incapacitated during that time. In demos, the probes might be taped to a person so that they don't accidentally strike an eye or injure the volunteer, he said. If the Taser is fired for just a second, it would feel like your funny bone was hit but the quick jolt wouldn't knock you over, Tuttle said.
     
  20. You have chosen to ignore posts from mhc90. Show mhc90's posts

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    Tasering a 9 year old is wrong, but unless the trooper did so in the line of duty, does the Public Safety Commissoner have a reason to get involved? It's deplorable, but had the trooper not been in the midst of a nasty divorce from the Governor's sister, this would have attracted NO attention. Palin also gave her husband, not an elected official, a lot of access he likely should not have had. The trooper should have been dealt with through local authorities, and the information brought to the attention of his superiors.

    Please also remember that this investigation started before Palin's selection as VP nominee, and until that selection, Palin was cooperating with it. Suddenly, she's running to the Alaska Supreme Court to stop it, which they refused to do. To call this a "partisan witch hunt" by "Obama supporters" is absurd. Very Rovian.
     
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    Can we just call all Democrats HYPOCRITES now??? Just how shameful can they be? Let's look at the facts!!

    Palin is picked as the VP running mate for McCain and all these NASTY ATTACKS are thrown at her even going so far as to go after her kids and to break into her PRIVATE EMAIL account.

    However, Obama has soooooo many flaws that the DEMOCRATS just "GLOSS OVER". William Ayers, the unrepetent terrrorist along with his wife Bernadette Dohrn and thier relationship with Obama.....GLOSSED OVER. Sitting in the pew of Reverend Wright for 20 years, while Wright spews racial hatred over and over again and then saying he DIDN'T KNOW.......WHAT A LOAD OF BULL......again GLOSSED OVER. Father Flahger and his racist comments.....GLOSSED OVER. Obama and his ties to ACORN and how ACORN is in trouble with VOTER FRAUD in several states........GLOSSED OVER. Obama's ties to Fannie Mae as the 2nd highest reciever of Fannie Mae money in the Senate in just 2 short years when Fannie Mae has a large part to do with the economic crisis right now.......GLOSSED OVER.

    I haven't gotten into his policies and what he wants to do TO THE COUNTRY and there is a laundry list of QUESTIONABLE STUFF that makes him UNQUALIFIED TO BE PRESIDENT. Community Organizer.....PLEASE!!!!! How does that make him qualified to be President? Has he ever balanced a budget or have to make an hard decision where he didn't vote PRESENT. Then there is the BORN ALIVE ACT in the ILLINOIS SENATE where he argued for a doctor to do nothing to save an botched abortion baby who lives and just allow the baby to die.....NO TREATMENT....NO LIFE SAVING MEASURES......NOTHING. ...............................ENOUGH SAID.
     
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    [Quote]

    Local authority? The guy's a state trooper. He's an officer of the law, and yes, what he does on his personal time makes a difference. I would hope the AG and the press would respond if any police officer's family leveled such complaints and his commander dismissed them.[/Quote]

    I think you missed my point. The tasering incident should have been reported to local authorities (as with any domestic issue), and dealt with at that level. Charges should have been filed against the trooper, and those reported to his supervisor and dealt with internally. I really doubt that we would have heard about this here were Sarah Palin not the VP pick AND had she not tried to exert pressure to get her revenge on her ex-brother in law. The trooper is a clearly not a good guy, but the tasering wasn't in the line of duty, and had it been any other trooper, Sarah Palin wouldn't have given a hoot. It was up to local authorities, including local police, District Attorneys, etc.
     
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    [Quote]Tasering a 9 year old is wrong[/Quote]
    Funny thing is that it wasn't an act of intentional abuse. It was an act of the guy and his stepson goofing around. Dumb judgment, yes. Intent to do harm? No. Wrong? Of course.
    Of course, that doesn't stop the right wingers from approving of vigilante justice, unless, of course, it has to do with their own.

     
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    [Quote]Tasered a 9 year old kid and his boss would not fire him. I only wish someone would abuse power for all kids in harm.

    Another reason Im voting for McCain/Palin!
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    [Quote]Tasered a 9 year old kid and his boss would not fire him. I only wish someone would abuse power for all kids in harm.

    Another reason Im voting for McCain/Palin!
    [/Quote]
     

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