Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin's "Troopergate"
The first serious scandal in Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's administration, which some Alaskans call "Troopergate," has roots in a family feud.
It erupted into public view on July 11, when the presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee fired the state's top public safety official.
The issue is whether Palin, her administration or members of her family improperly pressured Monegan to fire Alaska State Trooper Michael Wooten, Palin's sister's ex-husband, and whether Palin fired Monegan when that didn't happen.