Todd Palin has been subpoenaed in the Troopergate investigation. Why? Pretty straightforward:
Palin, cast at last week’s Republican National Convention as a supportive husband, oil rig worker and championship snowmachine racer, has emerged in the days since as also a powerful figure in his wife’s administration. Despite holding no government position, he attends official meetings and is copied on e-mails concerning state business.
While Todd Palin’s role in the dismissal of Monegan is unknown, the request for a subpoena suggests he spurned earlier calls to testify voluntarily.
As Ambinder asks: can you imagine what the Republican reaction would be if this were Michelle Obama or Jill Biden?
I’m waiting for the McCain campaign to tell us why this is sexist, too.