If this is true, it is an alarming abuse of power and the mark of a very small mind.
From Josh Marshall:
Gov. Palin is embroiled in her own trooper-gate scandal up in Alaska. In short, she's accused of using her pull as governor to get her ex-brother-in-law fired as a state trooper. The brother-in-law is embroiled in an ugly divorce and custody with Palin's sister. And after his boss wouldn't fire the brother-in-law, she fired the boss. Palin originally insisted there was nothing to the story. More recently, she was forced to admit the one of her top deputies had pushed to get the guy fired.
I couldn't care less that Palin eats elk, fishes and plays hockey. I care about intelligence, integrity, insight and an appreciation for public obligations that should never be compromised in the service of personal, petty, vindictive impulses.
Tip to Lindsay Byerstein
Looks like there could be a problem with honesty.