Palin is the target of a(nother) ethics complaint

United States
October 29, 2008 5:27pm CST
Go big, or don't go at all, am I right, Republicans? Just ONE ethics violation? Bah! "Alaska Governor and Republican Vice President hopeful Sarah Palin may be facing another round of scrutiny, this time for charging the state for her children to travel with her while conducing official state business. CBS News has obtained a copy of the complaint that Frank Gwartney, a retired lineman in Anchorage filed last Friday, with Alaska’s Attorney General, Talis Colber in Juneau. “Palin ran on the platform of ethics, transparency and anti-corruption. I’m tired of the hypocrisy that exists in Government and people need to know the truth,” said Gwartney. The complaint against Governor Palin, alleges Misuse of Official Position: “Gov. Palin attempted to and in fact did use her official position for personal gain by securing unwarranted benefits for her daughters...” All the allegations contained in the complaint are related to state reimbursed travel." -- http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/10/28/cbsnews_investigates/main4554071.shtml?tag=topHome And here's the official complaint: http://www.cbsnews.com/htdocs/pdf/081028_board_complaint.pdf
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
29 Oct 08
This is old news Clarus. It's been brought up before. Governors and presidents do it all the time. Bush took his daughters everywhere and Clinton took Chelsea everywhere. It was all done on the taxpayers dime.
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
29 Oct 08
Seems business as usual in Alaska. I thought Ohio was corrupt but, now, I know Alaska in much more so.
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@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
29 Oct 08
There's nothing wrong with her traveling with her children, but she shouldn't have charged the state to bring them along.
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• United States
29 Oct 08
Well, yeah, that's kind of the point. She later 'amended' the expenses to say that the kids were part of "official business", even if it was an event they weren't invited to.
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@irishidid (8570)
• United States
29 Oct 08
Isn't it the same old thing we've already heard? Or should I give your standard answer when something is questioned about Obama? Smears, all smears.
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• Alexandria, Virginia
29 Oct 08
no merit Obama has proved he is a usa citizen