Mike Wooten is the state trooper who life is ruined forever, all because of his state governor(Photo from google.com)
All critics of the trainwreck joke that is Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin have nothing on what Mike Wooten has for the disgust, anger, and rational acrimony he has for her.
I don't know what was going on in the life of Wooten before he was a state trooper. I'm far from cognizant on whether the man was a good guy or a jerk before he received that job. And unless you are a member of his family or a close friend, it is virtually impossible to know what this guy was, and is, like.
Even if every report indicates that he was a law-abiding citizen who caused no problems and followed the rules of his job to the law, only the ones around the man can tell us how he is as a person.
But I have no interest on the man's personal life, because that is frankly none of my business at all. Instead, the discussion is primarily about how this man's life is ruined.
Ruined thanks to his wonderful state Governor.
His royal state governor, who doesn't give a damn about him, and doesn't care one single bit if he was found located next to a garbage can the next morning with his pulse rate at 0.
His royal state governor who is parading around the cameras all week, and how the dummies on CNN and MSNBC, outside of Olbermann and Maddow, give her the reputable attention and focus on her having a future in that pathetic, disgrace of a party that she affiliates herself with.
A future for her? Her?
A future for a power abusing governor who was voted on by a bipartisan, mostly Republican, 12-0 commission that she and her husband damaged Wooten's life and his reputation?
A future for her after sending threatening emails just because he was abiding by the law?
A future for her, huh Chris Matthews, and Wolf Blitzer, and all of you people fixated on every idiotic "Return to campaign talking points" she said this week?
What about a future for this man, what about him?
Will his future still be more death threats, no matter if he is still in Alaska or in the lower 48, or in Canada or wherever? Will it be calls probably telling him and his family to shut up or else? Will it be a life where he has to question how someone could do him so wrong, and be called out in public for it, only to see that same person literally be in contention to be sanctified throughout the country as a "hero" or "inspiration" and get away with the horror and insanity she and her thugs inflicted on him?
Oh that's right, you guys don't really give a damn either. Because if you did, he would have been front and center showing how his life won't ever be the same again.
What does this say about this country that this woman is still lampooning around (Andrea Mitchell sure as hell got this right by labeling Palin's stupidity this week as her "Victory Tour", and I'm just as much a critic of Mitchell as anyone else here) like a deity, and that this guy is still not given the time on television to liberate himself from the shackles of seclusion like he is now?
Amazing. Simply amazing. And I can't help but sometimes agree with Professor Bacevich on this campus about America Exceptionalism ending.
I guess if you can ruin people's lives by abusing your power, then you could easily hold a prominent public official chair in this land. Because that is what is derived from what Mike Wooten has experienced, and what has transpired here.
I know in these rough times with job unemployment going higher and higher that any job is a job that someone wished they had at the moment.
But Wooden has to be demoted, DEMOTED, and publicly abashed by becoming a desk clerk ? A desk clerk after being a state trooper who followed the law to stop his Governor from abusing it.
I know life isn't fair, but damn. This should leave anyone who reads that article or this post with a nasty taste in their mouths. It is another failure on our traditional television media of actually caring about the people who they bring news too. But that's not a surprise. Not on the liberal online network of networks, and not for the rationalists in this country, and throughout.
Sarah Palin lost on election day. She lost throughout her entire two month horror tour of America. And we, as a nation, lost by having to endure ourselves to her (and sadly do still).
But her "losses", and our "losses" (especially the liberals and rationalists in Alaska like mudflats and others), have nothing on even the most exiguous of ruins brought on Mike Wooten by his Governor.