Alaska’s former public safety commissioner Walt Monegan used the word “obsession” when describing Sarah Palin’s interest in state trooper Michael Wooten.
Wooten was once married to the Republican running mate’s sister. When their marriage began to crumble, some say, Palin used her power as Governor to oust him. Palin denies the claims, but an independent investigation suggests the politico and her husband were, in fact, obsessed:
In all, the commissioner and his aides were contacted about Trooper Wooten three dozen times over 19 months by the governor, her husband and seven administration officials, interviews and documents show.
“To all of us, it was a campaign to get rid of him as a trooper and, at the very least, to smear the guy and give him a desk job somewhere,” said Kim Peterson, Mr. Monegan’s special assistant, who like several other aides spoke publicly about the matter for the first time.
One of the alleged instances involved the state fair, where Wooten was set to appear as the kid-friendly “Safety Bear.” Palin called Monegan and asked him to remove or shift Wooten’s position at the fair. Why? Because she was going, as well, and didn’t want to see him. Obviously the Governor lacks the maturity needed for the White House.
A full report will be released later today.