McCain campaign spokesman Ed O’Callaghan told a news conference Monday that the governor, the Republican nominee for vice president, will not cooperate as long as the investigation “remains tainted.” He said he doesn’t know whether Palin’s husband would challenge a subpoena issued to compel his cooperation.

The campaign insists the investigation has been hijacked by Democrats. It says it can prove Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan was fired because of insubordination on budget issues — not because he refused to fire a state trooper who had divorced Palin’s sister.

Okay, well let’s see the proof then. And then we can judge this against the merits of the other allegations, which included numerous phone calls to Monegan about trooper Wooten from Palin’s staff.

Oh, and let’s not forget that one of Palin’s closet ethics advisers has called for her to apologize.

More as it develops…

Apparently the person who cast the deciding vote to subpoena Todd Palin a few days ago is Charles Huggins, a Republican state senator from Palin’s home town…

Sen. Charlie Huggins, the vice chairman of the Alaska Legislature’s Senate Judiciary Committee, wore camouflage pants to Friday’s hearing, but they didn’t help him blend in among the coats, ties and dress shirts of other lawmakers and national news correspondents. […]

He went on to make an impassioned plea for government transparency and honesty in this “new era” of Alaska politics. A number of lawmakers, including U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, have been indicted or convicted in a wide-ranging federal corruption probe.

“I see all this duck-foot action under the water,” he said, referring to back-room discussions about the investigation. “Let’s just get the facts on the table. The sooner the better.”

Agreed. Why not get the facts out there?

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