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2008-09-16 09:00:06

By Gene Johnson Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Gov. Sarah Palin is unlikely to speak with an independent counsel hired by Alaska lawmakers to review the firing of her public safety commissioner, a spokesman for Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Monday. Spokesman Ed O'Callaghan said he has not spoken with Palin, but she was "unlikely to cooperate" with the inquiry "as long as it remains tainted." O'Callaghan also said he did not know whether Palin's husband, Todd,...

2008-09-13 12:00:11

By Gene Johnson Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The abuse-of-power investigation against Sarah Palin, Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate, took a potentially ominous turn for her party on Friday when state lawmakers voted to subpoena her husband. Republican efforts to delay the probe until after the Nov. 4 election were thwarted when GOP State Sen. Charlie Huggins, who represents Palin's hometown of Wasilla, sided with Democrats. "Let's just get the facts on...

2008-09-12 21:00:06

A legislative committee in Alaska has voted to authorize subpoenas in an investigation into Gov. Sarah Palin's firing of the state public safety commissioner. The state Senate Judiciary Committee voted Friday to authorize subpoenas of the governor's husband, Todd Palin, and several of her top aides, the Los Angeles Times reported. The committee is investigating whether Gov. Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee, improperly pressured former Public Safety Commissioner Walter Monegan...

2008-09-06 00:00:10

Investigators plan to issue subpoenas in a probe of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's firing of the state public safety commissioner, officials said Friday. State Sen. Hollis French, a Democrat who is managing the Legislature's investigation into the firing of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan, said investigators decided not to subpoena Palin. French said the decision was intended to cool off a growing standoff between the Legislature and Palin, the Republican nominee for U.S. vice president,...

2008-09-02 21:00:17

By Rachel D'Oro ANCHORAGE, Alaska - He's known as a doting, blue-collar husband who stands on the sidelines as his wife blazes a historic trail in politics. But Todd Mitchell Palin can claim accomplishments beyond his marriage to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the surprise running mate of Republican presidential hopeful John McCain. Todd Palin is a veteran oil-field worker and commercial fisherman affectionately dubbed Alaska's "first dude." He's a man who took college courses but does not...

2008-09-02 21:00:02

ST. PAUL. Minn. - Did John McCain's campaign thoroughly check out Sarah Palin's background? Republicans and Democrats have privately questioned that since McCain announced her selection on Friday. Arthur Culvahouse Jr., the lawyer who conducted the review, said Monday that Palin underwent a "full and complete" examination before McCain chose her. Asked whether everything that came up as a possible red flag during the review already has been made public, Culvahouse said: "I think so. Yeah,...

2008-09-02 21:00:02

ST. PAUL, Minn. - John McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin, said Monday her 17-year-old unmarried daughter is five months pregnant. It was also revealed Monday that an attorney had been hired to represent Palin in a state ethics probe and that her husband, Todd, had been arrested for drunken driving two decades ago. The revelations threatened to steal any remaining thunder from Day One of the Republican National Convention, which already was overshadowed by Hurricane Gustav - and brought...

2008-09-02 09:00:03

By LIZ SIDOTI By Liz Sidoti The Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. In a day of stunning disclosures, John McCain's running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, said Monday her 17-year-old unmarried daughter was five months pregnant, and it was revealed that an attorney was hired to defend the governor in an inquiry into the firing of her public safety commissioner. The revelations threatened to steal any remaining thunder from the first day of the Republican National Convention, which...

2008-09-02 00:00:09

An Alaskan law firm confirms it is representing Gov. Sarah Palin in a probe into the firing of the state's top public safety official. Walt Monegan was fired in July as Public Safety Commissioner. Palin has said neither she nor anyone in her administration pressured Monegan to fire Trooper Michael Wooten, her ex-bother-in-law. Monegan told The Washington Post Palin repeatedly talked with him about Wooten after Monegan was named commissioner in December 2006. Monegan said the governor's...

2008-09-01 06:00:12

By William Yardley This article was reported by William Yardley, Jo Becker, Mike McIntire and David D. Kirkpatrick. Christopher Drew, Michael Luo and Bill Loftus contributed reporting. * Her father shot the grizzly bear whose hide is now draped over the sofa in her office. She, too, hunts and fishes. She runs marathons. She delivered her fifth child during her first term as governor. They call her husband, the reigning champion in the annual Iron Dog snow machine race, First Dude....


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.