Alaska Senate Censures 'First Dude' Todd Palin

Alaska's First Husband, Todd Palin, was held in contempt by the Alaska State Senate on Friday for failing to appear and answer questions about his role in the termination of a state safety commissioner's job.

Senators voted 16-1 with three absentions to hold Palin and two other men in contempt of the Senate for failing to appear before the state Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 19, 2008 to testify about the firing of Walt Monegan.

The bill imposes no penalty for their failure to appear. According to the Senate's legislation tracker, the bill is being transmitted to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) for a signature or veto.

Mrs. Palin had come under fire during her run for the vice presidency for having allegedly improperly dismissed Monegan from his position. A report issued by Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) campaign concluded the governor did nothing wrong.