What’s the quickest way to get a newsman’s (and political opponents) interest peaked? Try telling him/them that there is no story. That is what McCain/Palin has been trying to do with “Troopergate” and all they seem to be accomplishing is keeping it in the headlines.
First Sarah Palin agrees to co-operate, then she doesn’t. Her husband gets subpoenaed then ignores the subpoena. Now evidence that Palin’s stated reason for firing her Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan might not be accurate either.
Palin has maintained that she fired Monegan not over the status of Trooper Mike Wooten, but over budget disagreements – specifically a trip Monegan planned to Washington which she said was unauthorized.
A travel authorization document signed by Palin’s Chief of Staff Mike Nizich on June 18 approved Monegan’s trip to Washington for the purpose of meeting Sen. Lisa Murkowski.
History repeating itself? You know, “I am not a crook” or maybe “I did not have sexual relations with that woman!” and now in Palin’s case “I did not pressure my Chief of Staff to fire my brother in law“. Doesn’t have quite the same ring as the other 2 but I guess if true it will grow on us.
I am sure McCain would never forget it…