Democrat directing investigation of Palin

Not much hope that this investigation will go smoothly.

ANCHORAGE -- A Republican state representative says the Democrat overseeing a legislative investigation into Gov. Sarah Palin's dismissal of her public safety commissioner seems intent on damaging her vice presidential candidacy. The Republican wants the Democrat removed from the post.

Democratic state Sen. Hollis French "appears to be steering the direction of the investigation, its conclusion and its timing in a manner that will have maximum partisan political impact on the national and state elections," state Rep. John Coghill said in a letter dated Friday.

Coghill, from North Pole, is on the Alaska Legislature's Legislative Council, the body that appointed French to oversee the investigation. The letter was sent to the council chairman, Sen. Kim Elton, a Democrat from Juneau, whom Coghill asks to convene a meeting to discuss whether French should be replaced.

The state Senate is controlled by Democrats, the state House by Republicans.

Coghill said the council instructed French, of Anchorage, to keep politics out of the investigation.

"He just failed that, in my view," Coghill told the Associated Press on Saturday. Coghill's letter was first reported in the Anchorage Daily News. . . .



Anonymous Anonymous said...

He failed by talking about an "October Surprise" among other things, as I recall from another and apparently more complete news account. I wonder why the AP or LAT left that out....

9/07/2008 6:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The media has been distorting this story from the start. Hollis French, who is overseeing the investigation, is a partisan democrat Obama supporter.

His leaking information damaging to Palin about the as yet unwritten final report is well known, but now French has lied about the nature of his role in the investigation.

The legislature hired an "independent" investigator to take the politics out of this. French says that he has not influenced the investigation, but there is smoking gun proof that he has!

Not WRIGHT for America (http://notwrightforamerica.com) has been all over Hollis French on his numerous transgressions, which the media don't want people to know about. It's all there.

9/08/2008 1:53 AM  

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