The Great Alaska Kopp-Out.

25 07 2008

Word is out.  Chuck Kopp, the new Commissioner of Public Safety is now the new ex-Commissioner of Public Safety.  That was quick.

Yesterday, despite the outing of past allegations of sexual harassment, Kopp said he had absolutely no intention of stepping down,  and today a resignation?  Methinks there may have been more skeletons knocking on that closet door, or the Governor sharpened up the axe and handed him his head wrapped in a pink slip, with the opportunity to “resign”. 

The excuse reason given at the joint press conference today?  Play along.

A)  “This is too much of a distraction from more important things we need to be focusing on.” 

OR

B)  “This has been too hard on my family.”

The answer is both, but with a twist.

“The recent media firestorm has been detrimental to the Department of Public Safety mission, the citizens of Alaska and my family,” Kopp said. “While I have been portrayed in a negative light, my personal worth is now in the person of Jesus Christ.”

Ahh.  We’ve got a big helping of “Blame the Media” and a dash of Jesus thrown in for good measure.  Nice try.

The Governor’s thoughts?

“We’re going to move forward now,” Palin said. “This has been brutal on a good family.”   “This has been a tumultuous week in the Department of Public Safety, and as your governor, I apologize.”

Move forward?  I’m sure that’s Palin’s firm hope, but there are still investigations to come about why Monegan got fired in the first place.  This little diversion was not the main issue.  This was just the lesson on fully vetting potential commissioners before you hire them.   But, Sarah does win a style point for the apology.  More than I can say for Kopp.

Now, the question is…who’s next?  Hey, I hear Walt Monegan is looking for a job…


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27 07 2008
annonymous

You are completly wrong about Chuck Kopp!!! Chuck is a very honest, trustwory, and extremly nice man. The people that truely know him know that what the media is saying is wrong! If you were being blamed for something you know deep down in your heart you would do the exact same thing not only would that be hard on you it would be extremely hard on your family especially if you still have kids in school. I hope you quit listening to the media because over half the time they are wrong and all they ever want to do is ruin someones reputation and think if I was in their shoes would I do the same thing and how would that feel if I were them. Chuck is a great guy and works by the power of God and he has shown in many ways that he loves and adores God and he tries to bring God into lives of people who have no idea who God is. Now I just ask that you think maybe the media is wrong and give Mr. Kopp another chance and don’t judge him by what the media says because you certainly would not want to be judged on what the media says about you.

27 07 2008
Stir the Pot

So now all this is said and done, is APSC going to look into one of their “OWN”? Everyone needs to contact Terry Vrabec and tell him to start proceedings to revoke Kopps Police Certificate. APSC would have no qualms of doing this to a regular line officer had he/she been in same position. Everyone is so worried and focused on the police protecting their own that they are losing sight of the big picture.

Kopp LIED in a televised press conference then tried to tap dance around it. Had this been a regular officer, they would have been held accountable for their actions ten fold. Kopp is getting away with this and will be allowed to slither into the dark. Don’t let this happen as it would be a disservice to every serving police officer in this state.

APSC seriously needs to be looked at and revamped to not allow this to happen. What’s good for the goose, is good for the gander. Hold Kopp accountable for his actions and take his certificate.

Terry Vrabec, Director
Luci Christopher, Secretary
Jamey Holloway, Administrative Clerk

Phone: (907) 465-4378
Phone: (907) 465-4525
Fax: (907) 465-3263

E-mail:
terry.vrabec@alaska.gov
luci.christopher@alaska.gov

27 07 2008
anonymous

you guys need to get a life and leave him alone! the press is always putting negative things upon people which can majorly ruin his/her reputation. you need to think what if i was in this situation what would i do. you also need to think about how many people out there are liars and cheaters and they see someone who has a very good reputaion and they think if they screw up there reputation it might boost their confidence and make them feel better about themself.

28 07 2008
Stir the Pot

You are completly wrong about Chuck Kopp!!! Chuck is a very honest, trustwory, and extremly nice man. The people that truely know him know that what the media is saying is wrong! If you were being blamed for something you know deep down in your heart you would do the exact same thing not only would that be hard on you it would be extremely hard on your family especially if you still have kids in school. I hope you quit listening to the media because over half the time they are wrong and all they ever want to do is ruin someones reputation and think if I was in their shoes would I do the same thing and how would that feel if I were them. Chuck is a great guy and works by the power of God and he has shown in many ways that he loves and adores God and he tries to bring God into lives of people who have no idea who God is. Now I just ask that you think maybe the media is wrong and give Mr. Kopp another chance and don’t judge him by what the media says because you certainly would not want to be judged on what the media says about you.
Holy run-on sentence batman. Get off the bible thumping angle as that is not going to save him. He dug his hole and now has to wallow in it. He should have answered the questions TRUTHFULLY and not ummed and ahhed his way around it. This has nothing to do with the media except he royally screwed up on live TV.

28 07 2008
sl

WOW…are we so low as a community to trash Chuck Kopps name over hugging a freind from High School? Really people, have YOU ever hugged friends from school? To add that he used the ‘JESUS card’ is so awful to even say…he is a christan and he is correct, Jesus knows him as one of his own. I hope he and his family can put this behind them and know that good folks from Kenai still support him and his family. He would have brought honesty and integrity to the state position, and we are the ones who should be ashamed, not Chuck Kopp!

28 07 2008
akmuckraker

Well….if the friend from high school is your subordinate at work, and you are her boss, and she doesn’t WANT you to hug or kiss her, and you do it to the point where she files a complaint against you, and the complaint is investigated, and you are subsequently reprimanded and removed as her boss? Then, yeah….there’s a problem.

Sarah Palin should have properly vetted her new Commissioner and didn’t. If she had, he wouldn’t have gotten the job. If he had volunteered the information, he also wouldn’t have gotten the job and he could have spared his family and himself.

He violated another person’s rights, was not fully truthful, and hasn’t apologized. Invoking Jesus instead of actually making amends and walking the talk doesn’t seem “correct” to me.

29 07 2008
anonymous

Guess what I dont care if I have a run on sentence or not!!!! It is pretty stupid that you have to point that stuff out, you must be really low and a drama queen if all you do is point someones faults and point out every mistake someone makes! That is rude and uncalled for! I think you really need to consider if you were in Chuck’s place and he was you. Would you honestly want someone to sit there and say any bad thing you can about him, and I am sure you do not know Chuck on any kind of level besides through what you see on tv. I do know him and that is screwed up you believe everything on tv. No matter if he said it or not stress and pressure is a big part of how you act and their family i under a lot especially on their child who will be a senior and possibly switching schools. You need to leave the family alone and let them leave this behind them because what people have said like what you said is very hurtful to him and his loved ones. Also you should not put someone down because they say Jesus Christ is important to them. That is wrong to put someones beleifs down and say that stuff. Learn to get a life and leave people alone!!! NO ONE deserves what is being said. Learn to forgive people no matter wether they did it or not.

30 07 2008
Stir the Pot

I sure wish I could but all the arguments for him are just plain misinformed. This being a free country and all he is more then welcome to use the JESUS card, only he is using the name in vain in hopes of deflecting his wrong doing and public lies. And yes I have to point out the run on sentences again as it makes it extremely difficult to comprehend what you are trying to say. Before you tell me I am low and a drama queen you best look in a mirror.

I am happy you know him and his family but that still doesn’t mean he is 100% a saint. Many well respected professionals in the past have been found to lead deviant lifestyles and Kopp is no different. No I don’t know him personally but I do know of his misdeeds and not from TV. Kopp is well know in his circles as a rat that will do anything to get ahead. Look how the APSC has protected him. He should have his certificate pulled for the “Lying by Omission” on TV. If you couldn’t tell that he was lying but the look on his face then you need to take the wool from off of your eyes. Wake up.

Oh and one more thing, keep believing he knew her from school. Quit being a sheep and start thinking for yourself.

30 07 2008
Stir the Pot

He would have brought honesty and integrity to the state position, and we are the ones who should be ashamed, not Chuck Kopp!

Well he blew it from hello when he LIED about any issues from his past. Integrity my butt. Keep living in your dream fantasy world where Kopp is King and you won’t get too far. He is nothing by a no good lying rat who wasn’t smart enough to quit while he was ahead.

31 08 2008
Williwaw

After perusing a larger portion of your blog I can tell you are and alarmist left wing radical. I believe people with views like this, either left or right really degrade and bog down democracy. Don’t get me wrong, I am a active, voting, Alaskan Democrat that believes in voicing their opinion, but you need to be a bit more honest and centered in your political views to have any true merit.

Cheers

31 08 2008
Sarah Palin’s Vetting Problem. | BlueBloggin

[…] important government officials.  Just look at Palin’s unlikely and inappropriate choice of Chuck Koppto replace Dept. of Public Safety Chief, Walt Monegan, the center of the “Troopergate” […]

17 09 2008
anonymous

Look Stir the Pot, what misdeeds of Chuck Kopp do you even know of??? If you say you don’t know him, then how in the hell do you know of anything that he did wrong. I am SURE that you have done much worse things than Chuck has ever done!! This whole thing with him being a child molestor is a bunch of bull and if you had half a brain in your head you would know that. You are only believing what the T.V. says. I too know Chuck Kopp. In fact, I am his nephew. I am certainyl not just saying all this bbecuase he is my family and am just trying to protect him. I am saying this because I know that he has been black mailed. All Chuck ever does is the right thing and he leaves everything up to the Lord. So don’t bash him for being a Christian. And also, that ANONYMOUS person who knows chuck in Kenai and is supporting him, you are absolutely correct!!

17 09 2008
wildalaskan

Stir the Pot – I agree with the last post from Kopp’s nephew. You know nothing of Chuck Kopp. He is the MOST humble and decent man you will ever meet. His lietenant in Kenai was having an affair with Kopp’s accusor. This lieutenant had been reprimanded sevearal times by Kopp and is the one who stirred up this whole accusation against Kopp. This woman is a low-life and it is absolutely outrageous that Kopp has been made to look like a bad guy. The WORST thing this lady could come up with was that Kopp hugged her 3 times. Are you kidding me? What a crock. Kopp never lied about anything. A letter had been placed in his file but he APPEALED it with the City and they took it out. That’s the beauty of the appeal process. If you win, it’s as if nothing ever happened.
Out of DECENCY, Chuck Kopp resigned his position as Commissioner because he realized that the attacks were festered by a liberal media whose sole purpose was to try to destroy Governor Palin’s credibility.
This whole blog is a crock filled with sewer. You talk about things you know nothing of and are happy to tear people’s lives apart. This picture you have of Kopp is outrageous and I wish I knew how to sue you bastards for putting this up. Your sick and no nothing of truth NOR do you want to even hear it because gossip and mudslinging is your game.

17 09 2008
Anonymous

Stir the Pot – I think you’re an ass.




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