I Would Have Fired Him Too!

@gewcew23 (8011)
United States
September 4, 2008 11:09am CST
I am sure everyone has heard about Troopgate but how many have actually heard what the State Trooper actually did. Palin accused Trooper Mike Wooten with drinking beer in his patrol car, illegally shooting a moose and firing a taser at his 11 year old stepson, and threatened to kill Palin's father. Regardless of who your Presidential candidate is do you really think it would be a good idea for Mike Wooten to be a State Trooper?
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@flowerchilde (12518)
• United States
4 Sep 08
No, and the worst was using the taser on a kid! Can you imagine!?
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
4 Sep 08
What is crazier is the person above you actually wants more cops like this guy.
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
4 Sep 08
gewcew, he is being sarcastic. look it his other posts. I don't know what his game is but he has been the comic reliefe here in the policical forum lately.
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
5 Sep 08
Yeah, the guy is so convincing sometimes that even I started to argue with him once. It's frightening how often he sounds like those that really do worship Obama.
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@clrumfelt (5424)
• United States
4 Sep 08
No, Mike should not be a state trooper. Governor Palin is being investigated on whether she fired the public safety commissioner, Walt Monegan, when he didn't do as she recommended and fire Mike Wooten for the things he did while on the job that were against regulations. Obviously if Monegan was not doing his job in dealing with the offending state trooper, he should not be in office. Palin has never been afraid to take on corruption and obviously this one is coming up again because it hit a little too close to home and probably involved hostilities of family members in the middle of a bitter divorce. I think she will be exonerated.
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
4 Sep 08
If public safety commissioner Walt Monegan was doing his job Mike Wooten would have already been fired. What Gov. Sarah Palin did is what some call leadership.
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@clrumfelt (5424)
• United States
4 Sep 08
Instead of abuse of power, I say this incidence is more evidence of her integrity because she was unwilling to turn her head when she saw a problem she could fix, even when there was be family involved.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
4 Sep 08
I would have fired him on the spot and not only that, barred him from being in any law enforcement capacity. Anyone who would booze it up in his patrol car and fire a tasar at his stepson and threaten the governor's father is not that nice of a person and is a danger to the community.
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
5 Sep 08
I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think she was governor at the time he threatened to kill her father. I believe it was a few months before she got elected.
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
4 Sep 08
I agree completely. All it takes is one bad cop to make an entire department look bad. The person to blame is the one who allows such acts to go unpunished. Police are paramilitary and need discipline to be effective. If I recall his excuse for tasering his 11 year old stepson was "He wanted to see how it worked". Yeah, we need people like that enforcing the law.
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@4magoo (396)
4 Sep 08
Very interesting - here is a few things that you might have missed on the issue. The troop just happened to accidently be involved in a vicious custody battle with Palin's sister. That was the issue. Further, at first Palin said that she had nothing to do with any of it and now has back tracked and said that it was a aide who did this totally on their own. The evidence that they have seems to include a phone converstation that shows Palin was at least agreeing to it and at most orchastrating it. Are you aware that Commissioner Walt Monegan has told roporters that he was pressured by Palin's saff and family to get rid of Wooten. Are you also aware that she is sought for questioning relative indicted Senator Ted Stevens but let's save that for a different discussion thread. After we look at that those issues, we could probably discuss the firing of the chief of police when she was first was elected as mayor of her little town so many years ago. If you ask for more information, I will dig out the research. Long live the Internet.
@cbreeze (1207)
• United States
4 Sep 08
I would like more information. Some of your wording is a little confusing. Where did you find information. I would like to read it myself. Thanks.
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• United States
4 Sep 08
I think we need more men in uniform like him, I would support him anyday! Why is everyone afraid to use force for what they want? He has guts, and I like that! Palin had no right to take his job from him! Vote Obama 2008!
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
4 Sep 08
Well I'm afraid you lose any hint of credibility when you start using liberal blogs as a source. I can see you're among the "Guilty till proven innocent" crowd. This whole thing is going to blow over because she didn't do anything wrong. Monegan's story has already changed since he originally said she pressured him, and now he's saying he "felt" pressure from an aide and from her family. As mayor she had every right to fire the police chief. That was investigated over a decade ago and it was determined that there was nothing even remotely resembling wrongdoing in that case. I guess it's really a "Guilty AFTER proven innocent" issue now.
• United States
4 Sep 08
So what if he did those things, what is wrong with them? He is an alpha male, and it has always been survival of the fittest, kill or be killed; do you think this has suddenly changed because of our level of evolution? Palin had no right to take his job away as a worker; the workers should have united to bring lawsuits against her! Regardless, President Obama will win the election, and he will reign supreme! Vote Obama 2008!