You are badly misinformed, bushy. Wooten's department initiated an investigation, the details of which are a matter of public record. Linked article below details the accusations and the investigation.
Read the report. Numerous eye witness accounts of drinking and driving, on more than one occassion.He attended a picnic and drove his cruiser there. Drank one beer at the picnic. Left with a second. Not allowed, but so minor it's laughable.
I don't care what his chiropractor said. How can you be disabled from work and driving a snowmobile, which is a physically punishing activity?Which his chiropractor has already testified he cleared him to do.
Read the article below, which directly quotes investigating officers and reports. Wooten is clearly a bad apple.Scenario: Someone who works for you is dating your boss's sister. They have a bad breakup and your boss starts pressuring you to fire the guy. When you resist stating there's no cause you boss fires you. Kosher? Or would you slap you boss with a lawsuit so fast it makes his head spin?
Wooten's real crime was divorcing Palin's sister. By trying to get him fired, Palin was probably trying to swing the custody battle her sister's way.
I've never seen a government committee or board work so fast to get a report out. They must watch the calendar and know an election is 3 weeks away or something.
Call me naive, but I think ethics violations (found by a bipartisan panel) say something about a person's ethics.
If it is within the Governor's authority to hire or fire him what's the problem?
I'll say it again. If anyone of us, including any State Troopers threatened to put a bullet in the head of the Governor's father what do you think would happen?
in case you're bad at math, that's 10 GOPers to 4 Dems on the commission... and I'm sure those 10 GOPers wanted this negative press for one of their own 3 weeks before the election
Palin denies accusation over firing of Monegan (7/18/08)
HALCRO: Former state representative says family dispute fueled dismissal.
By MEGAN HOLLAND
Published: July 18th, 2008 01:51 AM
Last Modified: July 18th, 2008 08:02 PM
A feud within the family of Gov. Sarah Palin spilled into the public Thursday with accusations she tried to get a state trooper fired and she then fired the trooper's boss because he wouldn't act on her request.
In an interview Thursday, Palin vigorously denied that her dismissal last week of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan had anything to do with her dislike of state trooper Mike Wooten, her sister's ex-husband.
"To allege that I, or any member of my family, requested, received or released confidential personnel information on an Alaska State Trooper, or directed disciplinary action be taken against any employee of the Department of Public Safety, is, quite simply, outrageous," Palin said in a statement also released Thursday.