Palin vs. Wooten: Palin wins another round
November 11, 2008 Leave a comment
The Alaska state trooper who was the subject of harsh allegations by Gov. Sarah Palin was taken off patrols recently for his own safety, after her comments allegedly prompted a series of threatening phone calls, KIMO-TV in Anchorage reported Friday. [...]
Wooten is now working a desk job, KIMO reported. The troopers’ union has expressed concern because the new position means he can no longer earn overtime pay.
From the Anchorage Daily News on November 8, 2008, just in case you were ever under the impression that Palin was concerned with her sister’s safety:
In her sworn testimony to Petumenos, Palin said she didn’t know that Todd had been talking to Monegan about Wooten in early 2007. She testified that she told her husband early in her administration to stop talking to her about Wooten because she was sick of hearing about him.
And from the Anchorage Daily News, on October 12, 2008, just in case you were wondering where you ever would have gotten the impression that Palin thought Wooten was dangerous:
Palin said she appreciated the chance to address what she called “Tasergate,” a reference to an earlier finding in a state trooper investigation that determined her ex-brother-in-law used a Taser on his 11-year-old stepson, among other issues.
… Neither she nor Todd had anything to apologize for, the governor said.
“Todd did what anyone would have done given this state trooper’s very, very troubling behavior and his dangerous threats against our family,” Palin said Saturday.