While the Presidential debate was in full swing, this came out from the Anchorage Daily News:
With his Troopergate report due Friday, legislative investigator Steve Branchflower appears to have the makings of a fairly complete account, despite weeks of resistance from the Palin family and administration.
Branchflower has, or soon will have, answers from nearly all the people he’d hoped to question regarding Gov. Sarah Palin’s firing in July of former Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan.
Some of the final witnesses include seven state employees, including the governor’s chief of staff, who lost a court fight to kill subpoenas Branchflower obtained through the Alaska Senate Judiciary Committee to compel their testimony.
This week the seven are answering a list of questions known as interrogatories. The answers are submitted under oath.
Another key witness, Todd Palin, the governor’s husband, also is answering a list of questions in writing, and has a deadline of Wednesday to turn them in.
A legislative panel has scheduled a meeting for 9 a.m. Friday to receive Branchflower’s report on Monegan’s firing and whether Palin or members of her administration abused their powers in pushing for the dismissal of a state trooper involved in a child-custody fight with the governor’s sister.
It’s getting close, and keeping the pressure/support on the Legislative Council is crucial. . Keep those emails and phone calls coming. Only 3 days left. We’re in the home stretch.
No one knows what this investigation will turn up, but every American has the right to know. So Alaskans and non-Alaskans alike, keep the pressure on! I’m so proud of the participation of the Mudflats community to this effort. You all know how to roll up your sleeves, and get it done. *snappy salute to all of you*
And, Alaskans for Truth has a website up, so you can send family and friends a link! To visit, click HERE.
Here’s the next installment of the Top Ten Reasons We Want the Branchflower Report Released: (from Gryphen at The Immoral Minority)
10: Maybe once the report comes out people will stop naming their pitbulls “Sarah” and making them wear lipstick. Because that is just all kinds of wrong.
9: It will give Sarah Palin got her ass handed to her in the debate.the opportunity to stop lying about and Troopergate, and to start lying about why
8: If it doesn’t come out then what will Alaska Progressive bloggers write about all weekend?
7: This investigation has cost Alaskans $100,000. The last time Alaskans spent that kind of money with nothing to show for it, was on exotic dancers and cocaine back in the oil drenched 1980s.
6: Because the McCain campaign does not want the report to be made public, and when was the last time ANYBODY told Alaskans not to do something and we listened?
5: Once this report is finally out we can all stop pretending to like Dan Fagan.
4: The report will undoubtedly convince the Palins that they need to return home where surely they will be inspired to add yet another offspring to their brood, perhaps this one to be named “Phlegm Wingnut Palin”?
3: It will allow Alaskans to stop focusing on this distraction and get back to watching for Russians trying to come over the border so that we can shoo them back to where they belong.
…to be continued
As usual, emails and contact phone numbers are in the comments section.