I almost used the ‘C’ word, but I remembered Sarhoid like Dr. Pepper, not Coca-Cola;

During the ethics investigation of Sarah Palin now known as “Troopergate,” that phrase became seared into the collective consciousness of Alaskans.  Palin’s spokeswoman Meghan Stapleton used that word referring not to Palin, but to the former Commissioner of Public Safety Walt Monegan.  Palin had pressured Monegan to fire her ex-brother in law Trooper Mike Wooten whose nasty divorce from Palin’s sister had left bitter feelings.  Monegan refused to fire him, and was subsequently dismissed by the governor, leaving the Department of Public Safety without leadership, and leaving many Alaskans with a bad taste in their mouths.

I had to laugh about these two quotes from Levi Johnston in the latest Vanity Fair article about Governor Moose Drool (the story has been taken down).

“I was at the hospital when Sarah had the baby a little after six A.M. on
April 18, 2008, two weeks before we told her we were pregnant. He was given
the name  Trig Paxxson Van Palin because Paxxson was Todd’s favorite place
to snow machine in Alaska, and because of the rock band Van Halen.


“After Tripp was born, Sarah would pay more attention to our son then to her
own baby, Trig. Sarah has a weird sense of humor. When she would come home
from work, Bristol and I would be holding Trig and Tripp. Sarah would call
Trig – who was born with Down syndrome – “my little Down’s baby.” But I
couldn’t believe it when she would come over to us and sometimes say,
playing around, “No, I don’t want the retarded baby-I want the other one”,
and pick up Tripp. That was just her-even her kids were used to it.” – Levi Johnston

Here is a link to Sarhoid’s edits to her resignation speech. As far as I am concerned, it wasn’t edited enough.