Well, the “Troopergate” report is out. Predictably, Jeralyn Merritt tries to spin it as a major indictiment of Sarah Palin. Despite making two posts on the subject, one of which contains substantial excerpts of the reports, she somehow manages to miss this:
I find that, although Walt Monegan’s refusal to fire Trooper Michael Wooten was not the sole reason he was fired by Governor Sarah Palin, it was likely a contributing factor to his termination as a Commissioner of Public Safety. In spite of that, Governor Palin’s firing of Commissioner Monegan was a proper and lawful exercise of her constitution and statutory authority to hire and fire executive branch department heads.
“We don’t agree” That would be the royal “we” I guess.
I stand by my original assessment. Troopergate is a big nothing-burger.