For those of you who are following Troopergate up in Alaska, ABC news has a new development. Palin argues that she fired the top cop in Alaska not because he refused to fire her estranged brother-in-law but because he persisted in making a lobbying trip to Washington to get funding for a new program to reduce the sky high rates of forceable rape in Alaska. Palin said that she had not approved the trip accusing Monegan of begging for pork - which she really promises she is against now - and when he insisted on going anyway, she fired him for insubordination. One little problem - well, several because we now know that Palin is the Alaska Pork Queen - it turns out that Palin's office approved Monegan's trip and then fired him for going on it. Palin staffers in Alaska say that the trip was approved as a matter of routine before they knew its purpose.
This raises another question in my mind. Why are trips to Washington, D.C. by Alaskan state officials approved as a matter of routine??? Possible answer: because department heads in Alaskan government have to got to Washington all the time because that's where they get their funding!!
The more I hear about Alaska the more I think that the oil is the cleanest and the fish the nicest smelling things up there. What a cesspit of corruption and incompetence.