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What did Palin do that was considered abuse of power?

From the way I understand it, she fired a dangerous man who was threatening her family. Plus, the governor has a right to remove someone from their cabinet anytime they want. How is this abusing power?

Asked By: Bookworm - 10/10/2008
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She had her husband Todd work at her behalf, intimidate and harrass the supervisor to fire her brother-in-law... More
Answered By: Mike - 10/10/2008
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Read. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081011/ap_on_el_pr/palin_troopergate What a classy family: "Wooten had been in hot water before Palin became governor over allegations that he illegally shot a moose, drank beer in a patrol car and used a Taser on his stepson."
Answered By: McCain4Geritol - 10/10/2008
 
No, the Governor does NOT have to right to fire anybody they want. Please don't vote.
Answered By: Old Spice/Bible Spice - 10/10/2008
 
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/palin_troopergate
Answered By: smeagolrocks - 10/10/2008
 
At the end of the day what she did was not okay and you can't make any excuse for that.
Answered By: ♪♫♫♪ - 10/10/2008
 
Good question... More
Answered By: jakflak - 10/10/2008
 
does it hurt when you think?
Answered By: Father Time - 10/10/2008
 
From what I've researched, he's wasn't a dangerous man. And she can't let her family life spill over in to her professional life. There are police officers, courts and judges to determine what course of action to take on the man in question.
Answered By: lucy lu - 10/10/2008
 
She did not fire the trooper. She presured his boss to fire him and when he did not, she fired him.
Answered By: The Bush Twins - 10/10/2008
 
Isn't it funny that the most silly things are brought out during an election. And I think this is one of them... More
Answered By: Mark L - 10/10/2008
 
Nope. She abused her power by removing the commissioner because he would not fire the deputy for personal reasons. The problem was not getting rid of the deputy. The problem was that she removed the commissioner who had not done anything wrong.
Answered By: shilo9i - 10/10/2008
 
She violated her public trust by trying to subvert her ex brother-in-laws due process rights for personal reasons or interest, in violation of Alaskan State statute.
Answered By: Ms Stevie - 10/10/2008
 
From the way I understand it she was in violation of ethics.Also,I understand she is being sued by a former state employee who is a Republican .She is accused of using private e-mail to conduct state business and being very secretive about it.What happened to the "transparency" that she bragged about early in the... More
Answered By: FLR - 10/10/2008
 
She claimed he was, but there's nothing to that. She never acted to protect anyone from rogue troopers, either, so she wasn't apparently as scared as she pretended she was. If she really thought he was a danger, she could have put legislation in place to neutralize him and protect the public. She didn't. She just went... More
Answered By: Ariel - 10/10/2008
 
No. Let me explain. Sarah Palin fired a man who did not fire her ex-brother in law. She was found guilty of firing him for personal reasons as an act of revenge on him getting a divorce with her sister.
Answered By: J - 10/10/2008
 
Obviously you didn't read the report. She fired someone else. You can't just fire anyone for personal reasons. She has a history of using her position to fire people for personal reasons. Disagree all you want. But this is not going to go down well.
Answered By: An Independent - 10/10/2008
 
She didn't. They said she was in her right to fire the guy. But she abused her power because she couldn't control her husband. I'm sorry, but they just annoys me. Control her husband, that's as insulting as saying control your wife... More
Answered By: Eva F - 10/10/2008
 
It's kind of funny that you believe everything you read. Sad.
Answered By: Atheist Bean - 10/10/2008
 
She did not have the right to remove her ex-brother-in-law. That decision was supposed to be made by the Director of Public Safety. However, when the Director chose to keep the ex-brother-in-law as an employee despite her unethical, illegal pressures on him, she then had him fired for refusing her personal agenda... More
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Answered By: Sunshine - 10/13/2008
 
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