SARAH PALIN IN A NUT SHELL: GOING ROGUE: BETWEEN MAYOR AND GOVERNOR.
MIKE WOOTEN THE VILLAIN
After resigning from the Alaska Oil Gas Conservation Commission Sarah returned to the tranquility of family life in Wasilla to reflect in January, 2004. The Commission was located in Anchorage, within daily commuting distance from her home, and paid $124,000 a year . This resignation was not without some loss to her financially and politically.
Her sister Molly filed for divorce in 2005 from Mike Wooten a man she married in 2001. While married to Molly Wooten had become a State Trooper after receiving a recommendation from Sarah. This marriage was the second for Molly who also had kids by a prior marriage. Wooten had a family from three prior marriages. Sarah says Wooten tasered his ten year old stepson and screamed that if Molly’s father got a divorce attorney for Molly he’d “’eat a lead bullet’ while wearing his trooper gun belt.” Also she says he shot a moose of out season, he was a drunk and a bad guy because he allegedly took another woman to a convention.
She alleges when his personnel file became public she learned of another dozen or so complaints about him.
What she doesn’t mention is his military service for more than ten years, the fact that he had two children with Molly and the majority of the complaints against him as a trooper were made by Palin, her family and friends or that she wrote letters more than once recommending him for a state trooper position in the first place. Here is one letter she wrote:
“It is my pleasure to provide character reference examples for Mr. Mike Wooten. Since I have become acquainted with Mike I continue to be impressed with his integrity, worthwhile community spirit and trustworthiness…
On a personal note, I have witnessed Mike’s gift of calm and kindness towards many young kids here in Wasilla. I have never seen him raise his voice, nor lose patience, nor become agitated, in the presence of any child. Instead, Mike consistently remains a fine role model for my own children and other young people in Wasilla.
I wish America had more people with the grace and sincerity that mirrors the character of Mike Wooten. We would have a much kinder calmer trustworthy nation as a result.
I believe the United States Air Force has been fortunate to have the services of Mike the past 10 years. His work ethic, his American patriotism, his obvious dedication to traditional values, and his strong faith in God and truth is witnessed in Mike’s everyday living.”–Sarah Palin, Mayor
She doesn’t mention in the letter that he was also her brother in law.
One wonders if she was a great judge of character in the first instance or at the time of divorce. Also Levi Johnston seems to have fallen from grace in the same way. He was living with Bristol in Sarah’s house when their child was conceived yet she says she was unaware they were having sexual relations.
LEVI JOHNSTON The Villain
Now of course we see the bitter child custody suit between Levi, Bristol and the Palin’s with each side going public with derogatory comments much like Wooten’s experience .
The judge who oversaw the Wooten divorce was dumbfounded as to why the Palin’s were set on destroying his ability earn a living (They were trying to have him fired as a trooper at this early date) since he had to support the children he had with Molly as well as his other children. Palin and her family’s vendetta against Wooten continues to the present day.
During this period when she was out of office she alleges she devoted herself to family life but still felt unsettled and unfilled. Yet she describes herself as “not the ambitious type or driven to attain fame or wealth.” This sounds like an oxymoronic statement when compared with her life activities.
However she says that her disaffection with private life was because God had other plans for her. She quotes a passage from the book of Jeremiah 29:11-13 “For I know the plans I have for you’, declares the Lord ‘Plans for peace and not for calamity, to give you a future and a hope. When you call upon Me I shall hear you, When you search for me you will find Me; If you seek Me with all your heart.’”
She alleges that she looked for signs or open doors so she could ascertain God’s plan for her. He had created the passions of her life and He would show her the way by signs to fulfill those passions. This her leads to run for Governor because it was God’s plan for her to be in politics.
Chuck Wooten calls the passages about him in the book” a pack of lies.” One wonders why Sarah didn’t point out Wooten’s years of service to his country or the fact that the step son asked him to Taser him. (Not A good idea under any circumstances).Wooten is not the only person to dispute the veracity passages in the book among whom are Steve Schmidt, campaign advisor and John McCain, runningmate.