http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2008/09/figures-top-attack-dog-in-palin.html#comments ... Top Attack Dog In Palin Troopergate Smear Campaign Is Phony Soldier Democratic state Senator Hollis French, the lead investigator in the smear campaign against Governor Palin, promised his party that the results of the Troopergate probe would be an "October surprise" that would "likely be damaging to the administration." French is one of the 20%'ers in Alaska who does not approve of Governor Sarah Palin. He also is a staunch Obama supporter: Governor Palin fired former public safety director Walt Monegan for several incidents of insubordination. Hollis French and Monegan are close friends. On his resume French states that he served in the Marine Corps: ...in fact his ONLY exposure to the Marine Corp was attending a Marine ROTC PLC - from which he was DISMISSED and granted a "Discharge" as a Private. --He NEVER attended, much less graduate from either of the USMC Boot Camps. --He FAILED to pass the ROTC Platoon Leader Course - thus failing to make the grade to become a Marine Officer.