By- Suzie-Q @ 9:45 PM MST
Newsweek Bombshell: Palin warned of “Emotional Child Abuse” by Judge
DAILY KOS-by Steven R
Tue Sep 09, 2008 at 08:47:29 PM PDT
Bombshell news in Palin’s prior behavior in a matter involving emotional child abuse of children entangled in her sister’s divorce from Officer Wooten, also knows as the Trooper in Troopergate.
Court documents show that Judge Suddock was disturbed by the alleged attacks by Palin and her family members on Wooten’s behavior and character. “Disparaging will not be tolerated—it is a form of child abuse,” the judge told a settlement hearing in October 2005, according to typed notes of the proceedings. The judge added: “Relatives cannot disparage either. If occurs [sic] the parent needs to set boundaries for their relatives.”
“It is the mother’s [Hackett's] responsibility to set boundaries for her relatives and insure [sic] they respect them, and the disparagement by either parent, or their surrogates is emotional child abuse,” He added that: “If the court finds it is necessary due to disparagement in the Mat-Su Valley [the area north of Anchorage where Palin and her extended family live], for the children’s best interests, it [the court] will not hesitate to order custody to the father and a move into Anchorage.”
- Steven R’s diary :: ::
Aravois makes a damn good point; it’s no wonder that they dropped the “Education” ad so hard tonight, the campaign had to know that this was coming.
Court records obtained by NEWSWEEK show that during the course of divorce hearings three years ago, Judge John Suddock heard testimony from an official of the Alaska State Troopers’ union about how Sarah Palin—then a private citizen—and members of her family, including her father and daughter, lodged up to a dozen complaints against Wooten with the state police.
As the divorce case dragged on, the judge’s concern about family “disparagement” appeared to deepen. In an order signed Jan. 31, 2006, which granted Palin’s sister and Wooten a final divorce decree, Judge Suddock continued to express concern about attacks by Palin’s family on Wooten. The judge even threatened to curb Palin’s sister’s child custody rights if family criticism of Wooten continued.
The shine is off the lipstick and it’s starting to smear badly… And this story is fair game because any matter of Child Abuse in any way shape or form certainly indicates the CHARACTER of a person. To shock and offend a judge, in a custody battle (these people generally have seen it all) is really crossing a line of note.
Update: Josh Marshall asks
If her behavior was so abusive and over-the-line before she became governor (this was in 2005), can there really be much doubt she would have used all her power of office to get him fired?