Gov. Sarah Palin owes more than a half million dollars to an Anchorage law firm that has defended her against ethics complaints, and she may create a legal fund to pay the bill, she said Friday.
Legal bills have mounted fighting complaints that she called partisan, false and frivolous, starting with "the politically motivated Troopergate probe," Palin said in a written response to questions.
She said the legal bills all stem from her actions as governor.
"I must defend against these baseless ethics accusations out of my own pocket as the use of public monies to do so could itself violate state law," Palin wrote.
The debt, amassed since she was catapulted into the national spotlight during the presidential race, was revealed in her annual financial disclosure filed this week with the Alaska Public Offices Commission.
So should her ppl have to pay?
Answer by akinbottom2 at 1:50 PM on Mar. 21, 2009
Answer by trippyhippy at 1:51 PM on Mar. 21, 2009
First of al HERE is the FULL article...
In all, Palin said, there have been 10 ethics complaints.
Out of the 10 complaints, Palin said six have been dismissed, one had "concluded," and three are pending. Andree McLeod, who has filed four ethics complaints against Palin and top aides, and made a number of public records requests
Answer by trippyhippy at 2:07 PM on Mar. 21, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 2:20 PM on Mar. 21, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 2:25 PM on Mar. 21, 2009
Before calling people names do same research who Andree McLeod is.And no we don't need to be mad at people like A.McLeod. We need more people like her who are not afraid to get the truth out.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:28 PM on Mar. 21, 2009
Answer by SheriSanchez at 2:30 PM on Mar. 21, 2009
I don't need to look her up. GREAT that she is repub...good for her. Sarah pissed of quite a few in her own party. I notice none of you answered whether she should have to pay for all her defenses that she wouldn't be in the middle of if she wasn't gov. If ALL the gov and elected officials have to pay their own representation against these types of allegations only the very rich will be in office b/c they will be the only ones with the $$ to pay for these lawsuits.
Answer by momof030404 at 2:37 PM on Mar. 21, 2009