Palin Talks in Troopergate Probe

She waves but ducks reporters, testifies in Mo. hotel
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 24, 2008 6:42 PM CDT
Republican vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks to a crowd during a rally at the Bass Pro Shop in Springfield, Mo. Friday, Oct. 24, 2008.    (Charlie Riedel)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin testified before an independent investigator today about allegations that she used personnel decisions as Alaska's governor to pursue a personal vendetta against her former brother-in-law, the AP reports. Palin waved but did not speak to reporters when she arrived at a Missouri hotel for her deposition, scheduled to last 2 hours before a lawyer from the Alaska Personnel Board.

The board is also investigating whether Palin abused her powers as governor by firing her public safety commissioner. The commissioner claims he was dismissed because he refused to fire Palin's former brother-in-law, a state trooper involved in a messy divorce from Palin's sister. Palin has "been looking forward to this day," Palin's attorney said Friday. "She would like to tell her story and she'd like people to know the truth."