[QUOTE=SMC;2798919]What you're missing here, RB, is that in Alaska, the governor does not have the authority to fire a trooper, the state's public safety commissioner does.
It's the commissioner's duty and obligation to fire a trooper and if he or she does not deem it proper to fire a trooper, that is the end of it.
Gov. Palin fired the commissioner for doing his job. She attempted to usurp his firing authority.
It is similar in what Nixon did during the Watergate investigation in firing someone who would not fire his subordinate.[/QUOTE]
No. She fired him for doing his job poorly.
Do you think a cop who was caught drinking in his cruiser in NY would keep his job?