Sep 06 2008

CNN Tries To Find Credibility In Palin’s Stalking Ex-Brother-In-Law – Updated

Major Update Below

The media has lost its mind – at least the sleaze balls over at CNN. They keep trying to find dirt on Palin by going to her sisters screwed up ex-husband. Here is the story at CNN, but there are some elements of this which need to be looked at seriously before you go off and try and smear a sister-in-law who is running for VP. First off, make sure your witness is credible and respectable to carry your case.

According to other reports there is a lot of baggage with Micheal Wooten, who appears to be a royal screw up and possibly a stalker. Here is some independent reporting from a news outlet not friendly to Palin:

Wooten is 35, a state trooper since March 2001 and an Air Force veteran. He’s a father of young children who has been married and divorced four times.

Assuming his first marriage was at 19 this guy can’t hold a marriage together for more than 4 years on average. Did CNN check with all his ex-wives to get a feel for why they flee his presence? Sounds to me like this guy has a violent streak to him (given more credence since he admits to using a taser gun on his own 11 year old son). There is much more to this because Palin was not even running for governor when all this hit:

When the investigation appeared to stall, Palin — more than a year before she was elected governor, and about two months before launching her campaign — pushed trooper commanders to take action against Wooten. At one point, Palin and her husband, Todd, hired a private investigator.

So the news media is trying to smear Palin without even reporting the full truth. Here is what the Wooten’s bosses had to say about him:

“The record clearly indicates a serious and concentrated pattern of unacceptable and at times, illegal activity occurring over a lengthy period, which establishes a course of conduct totally at odds with the ethics of our profession,” Col. Julia Grimes, then head of Alaska State Troopers, wrote in March 1, 2006, letter suspending Wooten for 10 days. After the union protested it, the suspension was reduced to five days.

Is this the man who CNN thinks has more credibility and achievement than Sarah Palin? No wonder they can’t understand why Obama has not achieved the same level of experience as Palin to be President. Most would get the impression – from even this distance – the man is probably a stalker:

Troopers eventually investigated 13 issues and found four in which Wooten violated policy or broke the law or both:

• He told others his father-in-law would “eat a f’ing lead bullet” if he helped his daughter get an attorney for the divorce.

Stop reading a moment and let that last bullet settle in. The Alaskan State Troopers DETERMINED that Michael Wooten threatened to kill his wife’s father (Sarah’s father as well) if he helped his daughter get a divorce lawyer. Got that? The man threatened to kill his wife’s father if he helped her get away from his grip.

And clearly it got so bad the court put a protective order out against this stalker Wooten:

Alaska State Trooper Mike Wooten is the ex-brother-in-law of Gov. Sarah Palin. Here is a chronology of developments in a trooper investigation into accusations against him. The investigation occurred before Palin became governor. It wrapped up around the same time she announced her candidacy.


4/11: McCann gets a domestic violence protective order against Wooten and files for divorce. Chuck Heath, the father of McCann and Palin, alerts troopers about the restraining order. A neighbor of McCann and Wooten calls troopers with concerns about Wooten, including alcohol abuse accusations.

4/12: A trooper captain orders Wooten to obey the protective order and turn in his weapons, badge and patrol car when he’s off duty.

8/10: Palin e-mails Col. Julia Grimes, then head of the troopers, with additional allegations against Wooten and calls him a “ticking timebomb.”

The man was considered so dangerous to his estranged wife he had to turn in his gun at night? He had court orders against him (based on evidence no doubt)?  He has chased 4 women away from him before he was 35? With that background in mind NOW watch the pathetic CNN interview video:


Women in this country need to stand up and stop this nonsense. When a major news outlet goes to some low life like Micheal Wooten to create a ‘story’ about Sarah Palin, a successful governor and mother, then a line is being crossed. This is like saying it is the woman’s fault she was raped! Americans need to end this – boycott CNN and make them an example of what happens when your political agenda takes priority over your humanity. A stalker?? What are they smoking at CNN.

H/T Yankee Phillip for the link to the news article.

Major Update: The news media cannot have too hard of a time figuring this all out since the site linked above has tons of court documents, interviews and affidavits on the site. So any misinformation by the news media can pretty much be considered deliberate.

For example, I apparently was right about the violent nature of Wooten, per the complaint memo filed. Much more here, including this disturbing story:

Wooten was headed home in a rage, McCann said. She called Palin and put the phone on speaker so Palin could listen when Wooten got there and get help if things got bad. Palin had her teenage son Track listen in, too. As McCann remembered it, Wooten said if their father got a lawyer for her “he would eat a f’ing lead bullet. I will shoot him.”

Palin drove over and watched through the window. She and McCann both said Wooten was all wound up. A neighbor who stood watch as well later told troopers that Wooten looked angry but that McCann wasn’t cowering or anything.

Here’s Sarah’s recollection of the event. What all this has to do with Palin (outside of provoking gobs of sympathy for her sister and her kids) is beyond me. But this is where the liberal news media has fallen – into the sewer. 

10 responses so far

10 Responses to “CNN Tries To Find Credibility In Palin’s Stalking Ex-Brother-In-Law – Updated”

  1. kathie says:

    I saw CNN interview this guy. And then the reporter said, we need to get more on this story. But you see they were on a deadline and had to air this part because there might be story there somewhere, even tho they don’t know yet what it might be. This is another Dan Rather, fake by accurate. So this guy is an upstanding citizen who is bullied by a family who thinks a gun totting officer needs a second look. Now that is a story!

    So why not throw out a story on Obama’s connection to the Woods Foundation and his lie about Ayers, or a Saudi paying for Obama’s Harvard tuition just to see where it might lead.

    There is panic on the left, but this time I think that it is so ridiculous that the American people see through it. In one of McCains campaign stops yesterday, the people who gathered turned on the media and booed them. That must have been a shocker!

  2. Terrye says:

    If Palin had a D behind her name, CNN would not give this loser the time of day. And don’t we all know it.

    They are not even subtle anymore.

  3. robert c verdi says:

    Please we can only hope the media turns to this guy. Can you imagine him as the “credibility” witness against Palin. HA HA!

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  5. Neo says:

    Did I miss it … but is there any there there ?

    This interview is a big DUH.

    What I have been enjoying is the mobius logic that seems to be employed by the media and Mr. Wooten …

    I don’t want this publicity so let me go on camera and tell you that

    … and I thought only addicts acted like that.

  6. Dorf77 says:

    …he had to turn in his gun at night?… I believe that the law states that he is not allowed to have a gun while a protective order is in force. Which translates to ‘even while a police officer he should not have one’……. Makes it hard to be employed as a cop…

  7. clintsf says:

    If Obama loses this election, the conventional wisdom will be that he lost it by not asking Hillary Clinton to be his VP.

    The conventional wisdom will be wrong. The Mainstream Media is throwing away Obama’s chance to be President — and there’s apparently not a thing he can do about it.

  8. BarbaraS says:

    Boy, did that bring back memories. I was once in the same situation as Palin’s sister. Not that my ex-husband was an state trooper but he was a sociopath just like this guy. Seeing CNN interview him brought it all back. These kinds of people can put on a good show and convince a lot of people of their innocense and good intentions. Everyone was amazed at the evidence to the contrary. A lot of people said I can’t understand why you are divorcing him, “this is one the nicest guys I’ve ever met”. These sociapaths can turn it on and off like a switch. My reply to them was to ask if they had ever heard of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

  9. CNN’s take on the ex-brother-in-law is in step wit…

    See The Stata-Sphere for all the maddening information…one little excerpt on Wooten, the ex-brother-in-law who says he’s made some mistakes;…

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