maverick v. rogue

Oct 11, 2008 by

Well, surprise surprise, everyone’s favorite hockey mom is apparently going down for “abuse of power” and ethics charges in Alaska. You betcha!

According to this article on

“Monegan said he was fired after refusing pressure to fire State Trooper Mike Wooten, who had gone through an acrimonious divorce and custody battle with Palin’s sister.

“Palin has repeatedly denied wrongdoing, describing Wooten as a “rogue trooper” who had threatened her family. Wooten denied the allegations.”

Interesting choice of words. I might have phrased it “maverick trooper.” All things considered.

These words from a recent editorial in The New Yorker suddenly ring truer than ever:

“Palin has no business being the backup to a President of any age, much less to one who is seventy-two and in imperfect health. In choosing her, McCain committed an act of breathtaking heedlessness and irresponsibility.”

Joe Six-Pack could not be reached for comment at press time.

– Louis Maistros


The ORIGINAL version of the article stated this:

“Palin had the authority as governor to fire him, the report by former Anchorage prosecutor Stephen Branchflower states.

“However, it states that her efforts to get Wooten fired broke a state ethics law that bars public officials from pursuing personal interest through official action.”

But the second line, that clearly states Palin “broke a state ethics law,” HAS BEEN REMOVED from the article! What gives?


This morning the sentence is back, but revised. I’m guessing I’m not the only one who noticed.


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