Originally Posted by LewisH
Phowath, sounds like a "tempest in a teapot" stirred up by her enemies.
She's the Governor, and if some hump Comissioner balks at following her wishes, well, fire the stupid asshole!
That's what no-nonsense bosses do: fire uncooperative subordinates. She's a strong lady, and obviously won't tolerate fools gladly. More power to her. She's just the kind of leader we need as VPOTUS.
1) The sad part about this is that she's the one that stirred up the pot. Her enemies just took advantage of the situation which she created.
2) Yes... she is the Governor. She selected the Commissioner of Public Safety herself less than two years ago. Then she fires him over a family feud because the Commissioner doesn't fire her former brother-in-law.
3) I don't mind a no-nonsense boss that uses authority appropriately. What I object to is a boss, Governor, or Vice President that abuse their authority. Like they say, nothing corrupts more completely than absolute authority. If you see no problems with her decision to fire her Commissioner in order to see her former brother-in-law fired from the State Troopers, then you're a scary kind of guy.
Now the Republicans hold the majority in the House and Senate in Alaska. For them to launch an investigation of abuse of power by a Republican Governor - that ought to tell you there is serious concerns over this matter by other people just as smart as you or I.
Being an Alaskan and hearing Sarah promote an open, honest, transparent government, and then suddenly see her lawyer up & stall the investigation by refusing to cooperate with the Legislative hired investigator? Well that was a real awakening and a disappointment to many in my home State. We thought we had a fresh beginning from some corruption with members of the State Legislature and with our US Senator and Congressman. It was like a breath of fresh air. And then Sarah creates this predicament with her decision to fire a Commissioner that was well regarded by most, and then backtracks on her former official statements that there was no pressuring by either her or member's of her Administration brought upon the Commissioner of Public Safety to fire her former brother-in-law (this re-positioning only occurred after a tape recorded conversation of her top Aide pressuring a State Trooper supervisor to fire her former brother-in-law is played on the State news networks). The best a person could categorize this was Sarah made a stupid mistake. And it would only go downhill from there.
But don't let this "tempest in a teapot" - an abuse of authority and power by Governor Sarah Palin, interfere with your love affair. Lots of people will overlook an awful lot of flaws in order to elect politicians for personal benefit. That's why talking polictics is a waste of time. Besides... like I said, she's a good looking gal.