What a world. No one cares that Barack Obama only hangs out with radical Muslims, terrorists and works for organizations that commit acts of fraud every hour on the hour, but this rises to the level of scandalous.
The trooper in "troopergate" tasered his 10 year old stepson, was caught drinking on duty, threatened to kill his father-in-law and managed to earn the following quote from Col. Grimes, who was at the helm of the Police department:
"The record clearly indicates a serious and concentrated pattern of unacceptable and at times, illegal activity occurring over a lengthy period, which establishes a course of conduct totally at odds with the ethics of our profession” and "This discipline is meant to be a last chance to take corrective action. You are hereby given notice that any further occurrences of these types of behaviors or incidents will not be tolerated and will result in your termination".
My review board says any self respecting Public Safety Officer would have hauled this guy up, taken his badge, gun and uniform and sent him out the front gate so quickly it would have left tire marks.
If Monegram was unable to decipher that this trooper was a more than a few bricks short of a load and a danger to himself and others, he is clearly too stupid to be a Public Safety Officer.
A friend found some consolation in this finding and wrote: "So, this means more Dems will vote Palin now, right?"
Update - True to my very obsessive form, I read the report. This paragraph appears to be missing from all the news articles - wonder why? Its a great big mystery. So, without further ado - the final paragrah:
"I find that, although Walt Monegan's refusal to fire Trooper Michael Wooten was not the sole reason he was fired by Governor Sarah Palin, it was likely a contributing factor to his termination as Commissioner of Public Safety. In spite of that, Governor Palin's firing of Commissioner Monegan was a proper and lawful exercise of her constitutional and statutory authority to hire and fire executive branch department heads." - emphasis mine.