Branchflower to investigate Gov. Sarah Palin’s abuses.
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL has picked former Alaska Assistant District Attorney Steve Branchflower to investigate Gov. Sarah Palin’s dismissal of former Alaska Department of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan.
Branchflower, who is to begin immediately, is a good choice for the job. He’s been a prosecutor, a police instructor and an advocate in his role as the head of the Alaska Office Of Victims’ Rights. Lawmakers approved up to $100,000 dollars for the investigation.
At issue is whether Palin abused her office in trying to get a trooper fired who once was married to her sister, and then firing Monegan for refusing to do so.
Branchflower has his work cut out for him, but his credentials indicate he is more than up to task.