Tell Palin To Step Down After Troopergate

The bipartisan legislative panel in Alaska concluded that Sarah Palin unlawfully abused her power as governor by trying to have her former brother-in-law fired as a state trooper. Urge Palin to step down now. An official with a record of lies and abuse of power shouldn't be part of a presidential ticket.

In a desperate attempt to spin this mess, Palin is now claiming that the Troopergate investigation clears her of any wrongdoing, which it does not. The Branchflower (Troopergate) report found that she violated Alaska's Executive Branch Ethics Law in firing Public Safety Commisioner Walter Monegan to settle a family vendetta. Palin fired Monegan because he refused to succumb to Palin's and her husband's requests to sack Mike Wooten, a state trooper who was involved in a bitter divorce battle with her sister.

Palin argues she had the authority to fire Monegan, but she can't deny she misused her authority to advance a personal agenda.

During her acceptance speech at the Republican convention, Sarah Palin said: "I came to office promising major ethics reform, to end the culture of self-dealing. And today, that ethics reform is the law." But she failed to mention she violated the very same law she helped to enact.

We can't afford eight more years of another administration that abuses their power. If Palin bullied a law-enforcement officer out of his job for personal reasons as Governor, it is terrifying to think of what she would be capable of doing as Vice President. Tell Palin to stop the lies and walk the ethics reform talk by removing herself from the presidential ticket now.
The bipartisan legislative panel in Alaska concluded that you unlawfully abused your power as governor by trying to have your former brother-in-law fired as a state trooper. An official with a record of lies and abuse of power shouldn't be part of a presidential ticket. Put your country first and do the right thing by stepping down now.

You recently said the Troopergate investigation clears you of any wrongdoing,but it does not.  The Branchflower (Troopergate) report found that you violated Alaska's Executive Branch Ethics Law in firing Public Safety Commisioner Walter Monegan to settle a family vendetta.

And yes, you had the authority to fire Monegan, but you can't deny you misused your authority to advance a personal agenda.

During your acceptance speech at the Republican convention, you said: "I came to office promising major ethics reform, to end the culture of self-dealing. And today, that ethics reform is the law," but failed to mention you violated the very same law you helped to enact.

We can't afford eight more years of another administration that abuses their power. If you bullied a law-enforcement officer out of his job for personal reasons as Governor, we are very concerned about what you would be capable of doing as Vice President. Stop the lies and walk the ethics reform talk by removing yourself from the presidential ticket now.
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