This stinks to high heaven. Alaska Democrats supervising the investigation into the firing of Alaska Safety Commissioner Monegan have:
- Refused to appoint a non-partisan investigator.
- Insisted that the investigation must be complete by October 31, four days before the election.
- Promised, before any interviews were conducted, that the result will be damaging to Palin.
- Interfered with the list of witnesses that their own lead investigator wished to question.
An honest investigation would almost certainly clear Palin, given the basic facts:
Commissioner Monegan and state trooper Wooten are surprisingly mild-mannered about this “scandal” that’s blown into a national news story after Palin’s vice presidential appointment.
Monegan told the Anchorage Daily News on August 30 that he was never pressured to dismiss Palin’s former brother-in-law. “For the record,” he said, “no one has ever said fire Wooten. Not the governor. Not Todd. Not any of the other staff.”
Wooten, for his part, has reportedly turned down at least $30,000 from tabloids hungry for his side of the story.
But it doesn’t look like an honest investigation is likely.
(Via Hot Air.)