What IS Palin's definition of this "corruption" she claims to be fighting?
She charged the Alaskan Tax Payers for 312 nights spent at home using a "per diem" charge meant to cover meals while travelling on business...
What does she THINK corruption is? If this doesn't fit under her definition, I don't think she thinks corruption is what it actually is..
"...During her speech at the Republican National Convention last week, Palin cast herself as a crusader for fiscal rectitude as Alaska's governor...."
wait wait wait...
you don't CARE that HALF of why she says she's qualified is that she fights corruption and wasteful spending... and then you find out that she abuses Tax Payer money?
that doesn't upset you?
I'm not claiming that she wasn't ALLOWED do do this.. (of course she was, she's not in jail) ... i'm saying... she ALREADY MAKES 126k per year, why was she using 312 PER DIEM allowances while she was at home with her family?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Behind all the gloss, she's a bold-faced LIAR. In this day of instant communication, her lies are easily debunked. Obviously, the Right just doesn't "get that' either
- Mars HillLv 51 decade ago
A few excerpts from the article:
The state finance director, Kim Garnero, said Alaska law exempts the governor's office from elaborate travel regulations. Said Leighow: "The governor is entitled to a per diem, and she claims it.
Gubernatorial spokeswoman Sharon Leighow said Monday that Palin's expenses are not unusual and that, under state policy, the first family could have claimed per diem expenses for each child taken on official business but has not done so.
Gov. Palin has spent far less on her personal travel than her predecessor: $93,000 on airfare in 2007, compared with $463,000 spent the year before by her predecessor, Frank Murkowski. He traveled often in an executive jet that Palin called an extravagance during her campaign. She sold it after she was sworn into office.
Okay, you agree that she is allowed to do this. How is it corrupt then? She's billed the state for expenses far less than the former Governor (she even flies coach). The fact of the matter is, she's reduced government spending while in office, and has put more money back in the pockets of Alaskans. And she has a track record of bringing down corrupt politicians to boot.
- 1 decade ago
Ask how Obama bought his house if you want to talk about corruption.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
This is Lame,
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
this is the best you can do?