FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Republican Vice Presidential candidate Governor Sarah Palin is refusing to cooperate with an investigation into the firing of Alaska Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan.
Palin's office claims Monegan was let go for insubordination. Monegan says it's because he wouldn't fire a state trooper named Mike Wooten.
Three years ago that trooper was in the middle of an ugly divorce from Sarah Palin's sister. Monegan says Palin pressured him to fire Wooten. Palin denies that. Monegan ended up losing his job.
Alaska lawmakers have been looking into this matter since July. It has been a bipartisan investigation and Palin had originally agreed to cooperate. But not anymore.
The Alaska Attorney General, who was appointed by Palin, said yesterday the governor has "declined to participate" in the investigation.
Here’s my question to you: How much do you care whether Sarah Palin cooperates in the trooper investigation?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Jack, it's probably the most important thing in the current political race, so of course I care. If she is found guilty, it will almost certainly spell the end of the Republican ticket, which has recently managed to lie and deceive its way into a tight race with Obama. Thank you for not dropping this story.
Lee from West Virginia writes:
Sarah Palin cannot be a reformer if she is shown to be unethical herself. Sarah Palin cannot claim to be an agent of change if she adopts the Bush-Cheney tactic of withholding evidence, refusing to cooperate, and thumbing her nose at subpoenas - all this after she promised publicly multiple times to welcome the investigation.
JR from Norfolk, Virginia writes:
Not a whit. There never was a story here. The case is disintegrating before our eyes. Move along, rubberneckers. Keep digging in that trash, Jack. The only dirt the liberal mainstream media is getting is on itself.
Jack, I care a great deal. I'm reminded of the Bush Administration's firing of U.S. Attorneys and the CIA leak scandal. Abuse of Power has been a real issue with the current regime. This isn't change. This is more of the same.
If she's such a tough cookie with taking on members of her own party, shouldn't she be confident in standing strong in accusations against her?
Irene from New Jersey writes:
No, it doesn’t matter. There are way too many more important issues to hammer out before November 4.