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TROOPERGATE UPDATE….I don’t know if this is really going anywhere, but it looks like the Troopergate investigation is moving forward despite the best efforts to the McCain campaign to kill it:

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s attorney general announced Sunday that seven state employees will now honor subpoenas to testify in the legislative investigation of the “troopergate” affair.

Attorney General Talis Colberg said the decision comes in light of Superior Court Judge Peter Michalski’s ruling last week rejecting an attempt to kill the subpoenas.

The state Department of Law “consulted with the seven state employees and advised them of their options,” a statement from Colberg’s office said. All seven have decided to cooperate with the investigation, the statement said.

But look. I’m sure there’s nothing to worry about here. After all, the McCain campaign thoroughly vetted Palin before they picked her, right?

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