Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Palin Billed State for Nights Spent at Home

Well, well, well. It looks like Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah "Grizzly" Palin isn’t quite the just-folks frontier gal she makes herself out to be. Just when way too many Americans were beginning to buy the image of Palin as a moose burger-eating reformer, selling off the fancy Governor's private jet and looking out for Alaska's taxpayers, we get today's report from the Washington Post that Palin has been screwing Alaskans -- and royally.

From The Post:
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has billed taxpayers for 312 nights spent in her own home during her first 19 months in office, charging a "per diem" allowance intended to cover meals and incidental expenses while traveling on state business.

The governor also has charged the state for travel expenses to take her children on official out-of-town missions. And her husband, Todd, has billed the state for expenses and a daily allowance for trips he makes on official business for his wife.
It looks like The Post did a lot of homework on this one and, if you read nothing else today, please go here and read the entire story.