Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Saradise Lost - Chapter Sixty -- Alaska GOP Goes to Court To Protect Palin for Protecting Child Molesters? Beginning to Look That Way...Yuck!!

From TPM's Zachary Roth:

So Sarah Palin's latest explanation for why she fired Walt Monegan is that he had gone over her head in seeking federal money for an initiative to combat sexual assault crimes, before she had approved the program.

But it now appears that the program in question is one that most elected officials would be wary of admitting they hadn't strongly backed. According to Peggy Brown, who heads the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Monegan wanted to use the federal money to hire retired troopers and law enforcement officials, and assign them to investigate the most egregious cases of sexual assault -- including those against children.

In other words, if Palin's new story is true, she fired Monegan for being too aggressive in going after child molesters.

ABC News reported yesterday that, although Alaska leads the nation in reported rapes per capita, Palin hadn't made the issue a prioroty as governor.

Monegan, however, appeared eager to change that. "He seemed to get the issue and really took it seriously," Brown told TPMmuckraker.

According to the Palin camp, too seriously.


Anonymous said...

Alaska, do something? She has to testify. Thanks for the reporting.

Unknown said...

Off the topic of your post, and you may have already seen this, but...


...Palin quoted assassination-proponent and racist Westbrook Pegler in her acceptance speech. I'm willing to bet Ted Stevens (Mark Steyn fan) and Palin/Bush's speechwriter and probably are sharing a reading list, or part of the Pat Buchanan secret book club or something.

Philip Munger said...


saw that already. Good stuff, but too busy to post much. Writing music like crazy - the inspiration of a deadline looms...