Yeah, what’s that about?
Courtesy of WaPo:
The eldest son of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is seeking to bar the media from covering court hearings after he was accused of assaulting his father last year.
A lawyer for 29-year-old Track Palin filed a motion Friday to prohibit or limit media access to proceedings in Veterans Court.
The motion says its purpose is to ensure the case does not become a distraction to other veterans in the system. Veterans Court is part of Alaska’s therapeutic court system.
Anchorage District Court Judge David Wallace denied media requests to cover pre-trial proceedings earlier this week. Wallace was appointed to the bench by Sarah Palin when she was Alaska’s governor.
A phone message left at the court asking if Wallace planned to recuse himself from the case was not immediately returned.
They did not return the phone call because they do not want to have to admit that Wallace will not recuse himself because the Palins do not want him off the case.
Alaska is rife with corruption and the Palins are knee deep in it.
In almost any other state a judge who found themselves presiding over the case of a family member of the elected official that had appointed him would immediately take themselves off of the case.
It would open up all kinds of allegations of favoritism for them not to do so.
But Alaska is still essentially the wild west by most standards, and so until the media or national attention force them to do the right thing, this judge will continue to protect Track Palin from unflattering press coverage.
You know I always find it so ironic that Track, more than any other Palin kid, always pushed back against his mother trying to run his life.
Yet every single time this hooligan gets on the wrong side of the law he runs to mommy and begs her to fix it for him.
P.S. The Daily Mail is covering this story as well.
Wait, don’t they kind of work for the Palins?
Update: Now even Fox News is reporting on this.
Well, somebody has certainly fallen out of favor with their former employer.