Is Wooten a good trooper? (7/27/08)
PALIN'S EX-BROTHER-IN-LAW: Union says yes, but investigation found serious concerns.
By LISA DEMER
He's the governor's ex-brother-in-law, and his job as an Alaska State Trooper is drawing scrutiny in a way rarely seen except in cases of killings by officers.
Legislators are seriously considering hiring an independent investigator to examine whether Gov. Sarah Palin, her aides or her husband pressured commanders to fire Trooper Mike Wooten, and whether she then fired the state's top cop when Wooten stayed on the job. Palin denies anything like that happened.
All that aside, what kind of trooper is Mike Wooten?
The picture painted by the Palins is pretty bad. The trooper brass isn't saying one way or another, citing personnel rules that protect his files. Union leaders defend him as a dedicated troop
Tags: Wooten, Sarah Palin, Palin, McCain, Obama, Election, Abuse of Power, Vice President, Election, Politics, Scandal
Location: Wasilla, Alaska, United States (load item map)
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