Gov. Palin attacks Alaska Native official's work
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) is accusing the state's former public safety commissioner of "outright insubordination" for allegedly lobbying against her budget choices.

In July, Palin abruptly fired Walt Monegan, the first Alaska Native to hold the job. She refused to explain her decision but now tells the state Personnel Board he wasn't a team player.

"In my mind, I've always been a team player," Monegan told The Anchorage Daily News.

The e-mails filed with the board were also released by Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign.

Palin has appointed Joseph Masters, who is Native, to replace Monegan.

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Palin accuses Monegan of insubordination (The Anchorage Daily News 9/16)
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