First here's what my friend Jack wrote:
If you'll recall, this was the column Jack quoted quite easily (to put it nicely) from Fred Barnes.
There is one potential running mate who has virtually no down side. Those conservatives who have heard of her were delighted to learn that McCain advance man Arthur Culvahouse was in Alaska recently, because they surmised he could only be there to discuss the vice presidential nomination with Gov. Sarah Palin.
At 44, Sarah Louise Heath Palin is both the youngest and the first female governor in Alaska's relatively brief history as a state. She's also the most popular governor in America, with an approval rating that has bounced around 90 percent.
Here's the issue at hand - this from the Anchorage Daily News:
Alaska Senate leaders want an investigation of whether Gov. Sarah Palin pressured and then fired the public safety commissioner because he wouldn't get rid of a state trooper who had gone through a bitter divorce with Palin's sister.Here's more from the Newsminer:
I have no position about the details of this story, but for someone touted (as Jack does) as a "ferocious fighter of corruption," this possible investigation could not happen at a worse time.
The governor has come under some criticism after a political rival — fellow Republican Andrew Halcro — alleged Palin fired Monegan after unsuccessfully trying to use her position to push for the firing of a state trooper. Palin has called the suggestion “outrageous.” The trooper, Palmer Trooper Mike Wooten, is involved in a custody battle with Palin’s sister.
Monegan has said he found his firing a surprise and that he did come under pressure from the Palin family and administration.
On the other hand, a Republican abusing a seat of power?
That couldn't possibly happen here. Never! Perish the thought!