As I said from the beginning of this nonsense.
“Sarah Palin issued a response to the Troopergate investigation yesterday by releasing internal memoranda that show Walt Monegan got fired for insubordination on budget matters and not because of his refusal to fire Palinâ€™s former brother-in-law. Monegan went behind Palinâ€™s back to attempt to revive a project Palin had vetoed, which â€œstunnedâ€ the Office of Management and Budget Director. On another occasion, Monegan held a press conference with Hollis French to dissent from Palinâ€™s budget priorities â€” the same Hollis French pushing the ethics complaint against Palin… According to the papers filed by Palinâ€™s legal team, that was not the only instance of insubordination from Monegan… From this presentation, it looks like Monegan had decided from the start to be a loose cannon in the Palin administration. The wonder of this isnâ€™t that he got fired â€” itâ€™s how he managed to hang onto his job as long as he did… Monegan served as a political appointee, at the pleasure of the Governor. Obviously, Monegan didnâ€™t act to support Palinâ€™s budget initiatives, often acting in opposition to them. In anyoneâ€™s administration, that will result in dismissal. “
In an odd way, this does bring up a question of Palin’s leadership style. She is trying to get things done, and a political appointee was working actively against her.
She really should have fired him sooner.