I’m starting to feel like a Branchflower Davidian; searching for the truth to avoid doomsday-hopeful it will be delivered via Steven Branchflower’s $100,000 report due today, October 10. I am guessing Mr. Branchflower is dotting ‘i’s and crossing ‘t’s tonight. When he accepted the job from the bipartisan Legislative Council, I think he took it seriously, but assumed he’d get some late summer fishing in. The state’s approval of $100,000 to look into Governor Sarah Palin’s abuse of power allegations hardly seems enough to have the weight of the investigation and the eyes of the world on your shoulders.
I read through the written subpoena statements of Todd Palin. His answers were washed with lawyer soap; no Joe 6-Pack Snowmachiner talks like that, unless they are in possession of a JD. Governor Palin’s “Truth Squad” put out their findings today-a day ahead of Mr. Branchflower’s due date. Surprise! Nothing to see, everything is fine, move along! What seemed like a standard inquiry last summer has changed as much as the weather. Palin’s self report card came out today as if it were the real deal. They even titled it, “Analysis of the Legislative Council Investigation of Walt Monegan’s Reassignment.” They are attempting to steal the news. The Official Troopergate report will be released tomorrow…maybe. There is a chance the legislative council will suppress it and seal their findings. Partisan Republicans, legally propped up by the likes of James Dobson’s Liberty Legal Institute, have cried fowl on this investigation. The only chance they have in shielding Sarah Palin and the American electorate from the truth is to seal Mr. Branchflower’s report and vote to release it after the election.
I have been gracious to tourists over the years. I love showing Alaska off and live in a place that still takes my breath. I have been less than hospitable to the recent wave of “McCain Storm Troopers.” It makes me miss the old Alaska bumper sticker, “If We Call It Tourist Season, Can We Shoot ‘Em?” It looks like we may have a Democratic House, Senate and President after November 4th. How welcoming will we be when a Democratic Attorney General comes into Alaska to investigate obstruction of justice? How can legislators, who vote to suppress the final report, paid for by all Alaskans, whine about partisanship? The truth has no party. What do you think, Alaska? Do we demand to see the investigation or wait? Since We The People gave the legislative council the authority to investigate, do we have to respect their vote to cover it up?