Alaska AG Criticizes Hollis French, May Quash Trooper-gate Subpoenas

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September 15, 2008

The witch hunt continues: Fired Official (Walt Monegan): Governor Sarah Palin Did Not Tell the Truth to ABC.

I guess it’s just a coincidence that the (independent – cough cough) investigator Branchflower has a positive relationship with Monegan that dates back years. Somehow he’s supposed to be objective? Amanda Carpenter had an excellent piece on this yesterday with documentation that Branchflower takes his marching orders directly from Obama’s man, Democrat Hollis French. Also, here’s a pdf file with a letter from the Alaska AG’s office. It’s extremely critical of the investigation, as well as Obama’s "French" playmate Hollis. It also suggests right in the first paragraph that the AG may move to quash the subpoenas as the entire process has been conducted outside the boundaries of reason and perhaps even the law.

It turns out that Steve Branchflower, the former Assistant D.A. hired to investigate Palin’s firing of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan, has a personal ties to the people he is investigating. For example, his wife, a retired detective for the Anchorage Police Department, was still on the force when Monegan became Chief in 2001. She even heaped praise on him in a 2001 interview with the Anchorage Daily News (subscription req’d):               

Monegan is a respected supervisor because he listens to his employees and isn’t afraid to change course if something isn’t working out, said detective Linda Branchflower.

”A lot of us see that as more courageous,” she said.

Several detectives said they are hopeful he’ll re-create the specialized detective units. In the current system, a detective investigating burglaries in one part of town may not realize similar crimes are happening in another part, Branchflower said.

”We’ve been a train on the wrong track going in the wrong direction for too long,” Branchflower said.

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Comments:
  1. jaime says:

    “witch hunt”
    Sexist.

  2. SacTownMan says:

    Wow that was such a well thought out and meaningful post J-me did you anguish over the wording and capitalization.
    Of course it has nothing to do with the campaign to discredit Gov. Palin that your boy Xerxes and his minions are up to does it? Just import that Chicago style up north. You forgot to mention that whole “liar” thing though. Come on now these talking points are important stuff!
    You and you domestic partner should be very proud of your editing skills!
    Keep practicing that term though it applies to everything your great Xerxes does and says.
    Right Hillary?

  3. JustOneMan says:

    Heres what “old man” Biden and the media thinks is hitting back hard, While touring an auto plant he stated “The management, the rank-and-file workers – this is what built the middle class in America. We let these jobs go, well, shame on us. Shame on us,” he said.
    Um..er…Joey “Hair Plugs” Biden, those jobs are alreaduy gone…remember globalization and the advances in technology…and oh by the way what have you done in the last 36 years to create jobs….Shame, shame on you!

  4. TROOPERGATE: SUBPOENA SKULDUGGERY

    Well, troopergate continues along its predictable and tawdry trajectory. The Obama partisans conducting this investigation have, of course, issued a subpoena for Governor Palins husband.
    That these hacks intend t…

  5. nlcatter says:

    what is Paling? what is she afraid of?
    trying to hide by having her fellow GOP AG threaten to bar supoenas.

  6. neelynz says:

    And of course, ABC continues to cover this story without disclosing any of the conflicts of interest, Obama connections or the A.G.’s letter. Brian Ross’ folks. Sle-e-azy!

  7. neelynz says:

    “what is Paling [sic.]? what is she afraid of?”
    Maybe she’s afraid of being railroaded by the “investigators”, Hollis French, Obama’s man in Alaska, and Steve Branchflower, long time associate of Walt Monagen.
    Maybe she’s figured out that Obama’s Chicago politics have come to Alaska.

  8. jaime says:

    “You and you domestic partner should be very proud of your editing skills!”
    Seriously, is that it? The “You’re a queer” attack?
    The 300 fan is the last person to be gay bashing. That’s where you got the whole Xerxes thing, right? You obviously don’t know much about history.

  9. Spartan112 says:

    Is this the same AG that was an old friend of Palin’s with no supervisory experience?

  10. seekeronos says:

    “—
    “witch hunt”
    Sexist.
    —”
    Um, ok. Since we must be “politically correct” with you lot, how about “warlock stalking” or “sorcerer ganking”, or maybe “divination practitioner summary execution”…?
    “Witch Hunt” rolls off the tongue much more easily though.
    “— The 300 fan is the last person to be gay bashing. That’s where you got the whole Xerxes thing, right? You obviously don’t know much about history. —”
    Well there, Jimmy-Jams, according to the *movie*, it wasn’t the Spartans who were perpetually gaying about with boys… it was the Athenians.
    But going with history, yes, paedophilia (man-boy “love”) and ephebophilia (man-teen boy “love”) were “accepted” practices among the ancient Greeks. It is probably from whence we get the term “to do (it) greek”: a euphemism for a most filthy sort of perverse sexual intercourse between men, a.k.a. sodomy.
    I suppose it, along with rampant idolatry, were among the reasons for God choosing that land to be among the first Gentile nations to receive the gospel, that it might repent from such wickedness.
    As wicked as the Greeks were however, they were no more or less wicked than the Medes or the Persians.
    The Persians, and their king, Xerxes, just happen to serve particularly well as an object lesson for what happens when pride and hubris overtake a nation and its rulers.
    Lessons that would apply later to the collapse of the Macedonian Alexandrine Empire a few centuries later, and the same which may well be subject matter for our studies today with the American Global Empire.

  11. SacTownMan says:

    Brother Seek is wise indeed. His thoughtful analysis was, as usual excellent!
    A real break after reading this Riehl World Classic moonbat post:
    “Jimmy Carter…Oooohhh. Snap. You totally just called me out on being just like the president people have to be over 50 years old to ever have voted for.”
    You mean there are people over 50! OMG! No way! Dude!
    Do they really grow em this dumb nowadays!
    Brother Seek notes:
    “The Persians, and their king, Xerxes, just happen to serve particularly well as an object lesson for what happens when pride and hubris overtake a nation and its rulers.”
    You see the Seeker saw my spot-on observation that the God King Xerxes was in fact a most appropriate metaphor for “the One” (should have got a trademark on that one!)
    And while our latest little hater may be right that my history might be a little rusty Google is good medicine for those “senior moments” that people over “like 30″ get.
    But my use of a great metaphor is as good as ever.
    Opps, for the morons out there the defintion of “a metaphor” is:
    “a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity”
    J-me you have already pegged me as being homophobic. I do confess to not wanting to wake-up after overnight camping with KY jelly smeared all over my butt! (The regulars will know the meaning of that one!)
    Then there was your “Amazing Kreskin” observation that Brother Knight was to be known as “Templar Knight. Republican feminist”.
    That is so cool, kind of like “Ace Ventura, Pet Detective”
    I’ll bet a sharp “dude” like yourself already knew about that whole metaphor stuff! It is something they teach when you get to your Junior year so just hang in there young fella.
    Are you and your fellow trolls ready to post some more moonbat talking points about the lying thing? It’s really working great and no one is noticing the smeer campaign at all.
    Love all that Daily Koz and Huffington stuff and it saves us all the torture of actually going to troll central for ourselves!

  12. jaime says:

    “You see the Seeker saw my spot-on observation that the God King Xerxes was in fact a most appropriate metaphor for “the One”
    Right. You sure it was YOUR spot on observation and not Richard Cook’s fever dream that trickled its way down through the right wing moronosphere?
    http://www.modernconservative.com/metablog_single.php?p=1925
    Yeah. YOUR spot on observation. Because you are so smart, you just came up with that today, all by yourself.
    Liar.

  13. jaime says:

    Ugh, Sactown.
    I could smell the cow shit from my laptop. And I’m not anywhere near the 5.

  14. SacTownMan says:

    You know J-me you continue to just pee you little pants off here.
    You continue to impress, imagine using Google to find some conservative website link to someone else using Xerxes and then cry your favorite….”liar”
    Imagine someone else in the world thinking the same thing! Wow! Dude!
    I made the observation on my own some weeks ago after watching 300. The METAPHOR was as obvious to me as the troll nose growing out of your face.
    Sorry but I didn’t have on my moonbat aluminum hat to filter out the mind rays from the guy in your link, maybe you could let me wear yours.
    If you want a really good plagiarist may I suggest your VP candidate:
    http://www.famousplagiarists.com/politics.htm
    Biden is #2 and I think ole Algore is in the top 10 himself!
    That doesn’t even touch Xerxes borrowing from his buddy:
    http://bigheaddc.com/2008/02/17/obama-caught-plagiarizing-2006-deval-patrick-speech/
    Just Words!!!

  15. Spartan112 says:

    Thank god Palin nearly cites her sources, even if she is quoting race haters who opine for political leaders to be shot and killed by pure southerners.

  16. seekeronos says:

    “— even if she is quoting race haters who opine for political leaders to be shot and killed by pure southerners. —”
    Now, now, Agent 112… you do leave us in suspense! Which “southerner” are you talking about?
    (Of course, relative to the position of Alaska, that could be any of the other 49 states)

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