First of all, Christopher, Mike Wooten was a man who had tasered Sarah Palin's 11-year-old nephew over the objections of the boy's mother. Wooten was a man who, according to Molly Palin's testimony, had committed "extreme verbal abuse, violent threats, physical intimidation… driven drunk multiple times, threatened her father, and told her to 'put a leash on your sister and family or I'm going to bring them down.'" The Palins would have had to be nearly inhuman not to be a little fixated on Wooten.
Second, you should never, ever link to Andrew Sullivan -- who is still pursuing insane conspiracy theories about Trig Palin's parentage -- as an authority on the Palins. Sullivan's credibility is just a tick or two above David Icke's at this point.