"The troopers come home to roost" by Zina Saunders

Art and text from Zina Saunders:


The troopers come home to roost.

As governor of Alaska, Sarah and hubby Todd tried their hardest to get ex-brother-in-law State Trooper Mike Wooten fired after his bitter divorce from Palin’s sister.

Wooten’s boss, Walt Moneghan, refused to fire Mike. So he was fired by Palin.

After refusing to cooperate with an investigation into the matter, the report from the legislative probe has come to the conclusion that she abused her power. “Governor Palin knowingly permitted a situation to continue where impermissible pressure was placed on several subordinates in order to advance a personal agenda,” the report said.

So, although she wasn’t found guilty of any criminal activity or carted off to jail, she was called to account … a little…

To read more, here’s a CNN article about it.

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = https://jaybabcock.substack.com Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

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