Tuesday, September 09, 2008

With Change Like McCain's Offering

Why not just keep Bush, Cheney and company in place for 8 more years.

Just look at the style of reform Palin offers.

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.


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


She wrote some form of "Lodging -- own residence" or "Lodging -- Wasilla residence" more than 30 times at the same time she took a per diem, according to the reports. In two dozen undated amendments to the reports, the governor deleted the reference to staying in her home but still charged the per diem.

Palin charged the state a per diem for working on Nov. 22, 2007 -- Thanksgiving Day. The reason given, according to the expense report, was the Great Alaska Shootout, an annual NCAA college basketball tournament held in Anchorage.

Now, this appears to be legal in Alaska and not unusual according to reports, well at least some of it does.

But just because something is traditional and legal doesn't make it right nor do these actions live up the the reformer image that she is busy trying to wrap herself up in.

McCain Palin, so much like Bush Cheney in so many special special way.



Progressio_Veritas said...

I am sitting here picturing you pulling your hair out in front of your computer or TV just pulling your hair out over Sarah Palin. I myself am amazed. The woman seems to know nothing outside of oil, hunting, and hockey.
1. On Sept 11th, 2008, in a speech to departing troops, she blamed Iraq for the World Trade Center Attacks...well after even the Bush Administration has admitted they had nothing to do with it.
2. Her first trip outside of North America was within the last year (oh, and she is the ONLY VP candidate in recent history not to have met a foreign dignitary)
3. She didn't know what the Bush Doctrine was.

She is running for VP and might be one heart attack away from the Presidency. What?

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