To: Sarah Palin, Governor of the State of Alaska
Today, the Supreme Court has supported Judge Peter A. Michalski’s Superior Court decision. This makes it very clear that 1) The Alaska Legislative Council has the constitutional authority to conduct this investigation; 2) The Alaska Legislative Council has constitutional authority to issue subpoenas; 3) There is no evidence that this investigation has been anything but “fair and just,” especially considering its bipartisan beginnings. As a result, Investigator Stephen Branchflower will release his report to the Legislative Council on-time tomorrow.
Alaskans for Truth has made it our personal goal to help “hold you accountable” in this process as you requested. We worked tirelessly on our “Countdown to Truth” campaign, which has motivated hundreds of Alaskans to call and email the Council Members and encourage them to vote “yes” for release of the report. I feel confident that a majority of the Legislative Council understands the importance of governmental accountability to Alaskans and to people across the country.
However, we are still waiting for a response from you, Governor, regarding the 2000-signature petition we delivered to your Communication Director, Bill McAllister, asking for the removal of Talis Colberg from the office of Attorney General due to unethical and illegal conduct. We also await your response to our previous letter, sent October 3, 2008, asking you to fulfill your promise of transparency and accountability to the people of Alaska. The people of Alaska have the right to expect their government to act lawfully and the recent court activity has highlighted that you and members of your administration have not. Governor Palin, YOU are the only one who can rectify this:
1) You should immediately and freely provide a thorough explanation of your involvement in “Troopergate,” as you originally promised Alaskans.
We look forward to your response.
Alaskans for Truth
Talis Colberg, Attorney General for the State of Alaska
Bill McAllister, Communications Director for the Office of the Governor
(The organization Alaskans for Truth is not affiliated with any political party or campaign. Any appearance of affiliation is purely unintentional and was neither initiated nor supported by Alaskans for Truth)