Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Brazenly corrupt Palin 

She made Alaska pay her a per diem for "meals and lodging" in her own home. Not once, not twice, not three times, but 312 times and counting...

Palin, who earns $125,000 a year, claimed and received $16,951 as her allowance, which officials say was permitted because her official "duty station" is Juneau, according to an analysis of her travel documents by The Washington Post.

The governor's daughters and husband charged the state $43,490 to travel, and many of the trips were between their house in Wasilla and Juneau, the capital city 600 miles away, the documents show.

Good thing she put that private plane on Ebay!

Also, I think this point should be obvious to anyone, but if a regular person tried to slip meals and lodging at home into an expense report, they would be fired.

Even a high-ranking executive would be fired for something like that.

UPDATE: A link to the story has now reached Yahoo!'s front page, with this tidbit added.
Palin took her daughter Bristol to New York in October for a conference on women and leadership, a tour of the New York Stock Exchange and various meetings, the analysis shows. Travel costs included three nights in a hotel room costing more than $700 a night.
Are you fucking kidding me?

I hope we hear a lot more about this. And I really do think this is going to be a big problem for Sarah Palin.


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