Talis Colberg, who was plucked from the obscurity of a small-town Alaska law practice
by Sarah Palin to become the state's Attorney General, has resigned
, reports the Anchorage Daily News
Colberg, who had been a GOP assemblyman and Palin backer, was criticized during the Trooper-Gate scandal last fall for often appearing to represent the interests of his patron
, the governor, rather than the Alaskan people. Although he himself had led an internal investigation
designed to help Palin get out in front of Trooper-Gate, Colberg ultimately dismissed calls to recuse himself from any involvement in the matter. He then helped Palin stifle the probe into the matter by trying to block subpoenas
, issued by the legislature, to state officials.
It's unclear as yet what prompted Colberg's move. He said in a statement:
I determined that it was in the best interest of the state of Alaska to move on and pursue other opportunities.
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