The Alaska Daily News reports the following:
"Todd Palin campaigned years for firing trooper."
He also suggested there was bad blood between the governor and Monegan over two other matters:
• An inquiry from Monegan to the governor about whether she once failed to put her Trig, her infant, in a car seat while she was driving.
• The unavailability of a state trooper airplane for the governor's use when traveling to the Bush.
On the car seat, Monegan sent an e-mail to the governor on June 30, 12 days before he lost his job, that said: "Via a soon-to-be-retiring legislator, we received a complaint that had you driving with Trig not in an approved car seat; if this is so that would be awkward in many ways."
The governor fired back from her private e-mail account: "I've never driven Trig anywhere without a new, approved car seat. I want to know who said otherwise -- pls provide me that info now."
Todd Palin, in his sworn statement, said this was a "false rumor," and that the governor was a passenger in a truck, "on a private farm road without traffic at low speed."
One Alaskan's view of the gist of Todd Palin's account is available here.