Todd Palin: Same Shit, Different Asshole

Friday, September 19, 2008

Todd Palin, the husband of vice presidential candidate Sarah “McCandy” Palin, will not comply with a subpoena to appear before an Alaska legislative committee this morning to testify about his role in Troopergate scandal currently unfolding in Alaska.

That was the word Thursday from Ed O’Callaghan, a former New York Federal prosecutor now working for the McCain-Palin campaign.

Sound familiar? It should.

Karl Rove also thumped his snout at a subpoena issued by the United States Congress looking into the firing of nine United States attorneys who appear to have been removed for partisan political reasons. Rove may have been directly involved in these illegal firings.

But Todd Palin is no Karl Rove. Rove, until his resignation in 2007, was George W. Bush’s Deputy Chief of Staff. Long characterized as “Bush’s brain,” Rove was the architect of Bush’s ascent within the conservative movement. Todd Palin, is a fishmonger and rumored to be the stealth political partner to his wife, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

In a stunning letter ripe with hubris, Todd Palin, through his Anchorage attorney, Thomas Van Flein, argued that legislators lack legal authority to investigate the governor. But Todd Palin isn’t the governor — he’s a private citizen not elected to office.

Therefore, Todd Palin can’t seek legal refuge under the protective umbrella of his governor wife’s coattails.

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15 Responses to Todd Palin: Same Shit, Different Asshole

  1. Aunt Peg says:

    All these years I thought a subpoena was a legally binding document requiring you to appear before a court or the government.

    If you ignored a subpoena, an arrest warrant can be issued and you can find yourself in jail.

    I guess after the stolen 2000 election, the rules really did change. At least if you’re a Republican.

  2. Elvis Lives says:

    “Same Shit, Different Asshole.”

    Man, do this say it all. Todd Palin is acting like a Caribou version of Rove and Cheney all rolled into one salmon cake.

  3. R.J. Lebeau says:

    Todd Palin has no legal recourse to do this, but the goal here is to make sure this investigation doesn’t wrap up with the “expected” outcome before November 4th.

  4. VicoDANIEL says:

    According to FindLAW:

    A subpoena or summons is a legal process compelling you to appear or to produce certain evidence before a court or a grand jury. As soon as you receive a subpoena, you should take certain steps to protect your interests. First, be sure to preserve all related documents so that you will not risk being charged with obstruction of justice. Find a lawyer and speak only to him or her about the subpoena. Do not confide in friends or contact others who may be in the same situation, since they may be cooperating with the authorities and could end up testifying in court against you.

    snip

    If you receive a subpoena ordering you to appear in court or before a grand jury at a certain date and time, you must obey or risk being held in contempt of court and receiving a fine or a jail sentence. A contempt finding also could mean that you have to pay certain court costs for time lost because the case could not proceed.

    So, once again, the issue isn’t the law itself but the people charged with the enforcement of the law.

    It’s akin to a victory in Small Claims Court. Even if you win, it’s up to you to pursue the ruling.

    In Todd Palin’s instance, if the state of Alaska rolls over and lets him ignore the subpoena to appear, then it’s egg on Alaska’s face.

    vicodaniel1987@yahoo.com

  5. Harry says:

    You sure Dick Cheney isn’t advising the Palins these days? This reeks of Cheney and the contempt he has for the rule of law.

  6. I’m sure that once the election is over, they’ll magically find some low-level patsy to take the heat and Mr. Mooselini will be able to continue iditaroding all over the tundra.

  7. Fran says:

    Craptastic!!!

    These jokers are not even in office on the federal level & they already have bullshit baggage . The dust of the lies on the campaign trail has not even settled yet & already they are embroiled in legal problems.

    What next?
    Attempt to put baby Trig up as collateral for bail?

  8. Jim says:

    Orwell said it best: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
    Apparently, Republicans take this slogan to heart.
    Subpoenas, and thus law in general, is to be selectively enforced. Presumably then, only “the little people” are required to obey the law.

  9. Estacada says:

    Jim’s correct.

    Imagine if any of us ignored a subpoena? We would likely wind up arrested and in jail.

    Why are the rules different for the Palins?

  10. Winnie H. says:

    So this pisher….fisher….whatever he is, thinks he’s above the law?

    How much bigger of a giant red flag could be waving over the American voter right now about these two….make that, three…..because it’s clear that this is a 3-person ticket.

  11. TOM339 says:

    According the ROM, Todd Palin is ignoring the subpoena because a person can’t be compelled to testify against his spouse.

    The problem with their argument is, the panel a jury and the forum isn’t a court — it’s a state-appointed group of elected Democratic and Republican lawmakers trying to determine if the charges the trooper was inappropriately terminated warrants referral for further legal remedy.

    Palin’s argument is he’s “too busy on the campaign trail.” The hole in his argument is, he’s not on McCain’s ticket.

  12. where did i read he is ignoring it because — they cant get him until the Alaska legislature is back in session — and that isnt until January

    and we thought NJ had rough politics…

  13. Afrit007 says:

    Most politicians have the decency to save their scandals until after the election. This may be the first time in American history that a candidate for the Vice Presidency is being subpoenaed for testimony before the election has been held.

    The Republicans sure know how to make history. This time, they picked candidates that come to us pre-corrupted.

  14. feminazi says:

    I read just this morning the Alaska panel plans to wrap up their investigation before the election even though they haven’t interviewed a single person! I see the GOP-majority up there is every bit as shady and corrupt as the GOP in the lower 48.

  15. HelenWheels says:

    The GOP is now above the law! The shrub made it happen 2 years ago, when he announced that he & dead-eye dick are off limits and no one challenged him. I’m still in shock over that one. I guess now it doesn’t mean just dead-eye & shrub, now it means the entire executive branch and anyone who may someday have an office in the executive branch.

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