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How do you feel about Palin charging state for her families travel expenses?

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SavanasMom

Asked by SavanasMom at 11:48 PM on Oct. 21, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Who's been paying for Obama's kids to fly to and from Chicago and Washington?
    MammaMiaMA

    Answer by MammaMiaMA at 12:26 AM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • Alaska law does not specifically address expenses for a governor's children. The law allows for payment of expenses for anyone conducting official state business. As governor, Palin justified having the state pay for the travel of her daughters — Bristol, 17; Willow, 14; and Piper, 7 — by noting on travel forms that the girls had been invited to attend or participate in events on the governor's schedule. But some organizers of these events said they were surprised when the Palin children showed up uninvited, or said they agreed to a request by the governor to allow the children to attend. Several other organizers said the children merely accompanied their mother and did not participate.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:26 AM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:29 AM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • Who's been paying for Obama's kids to fly to and from Chicago and Washington?


     He spent $18,822 in per diem and transportation costs in 2006


    "Obama rated big spender for travel as novice senator"

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:33 AM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • Thanks, grlygrlz. I was wondering if anyone was going to address that!!
    MammaMiaMA

    Answer by MammaMiaMA at 12:34 AM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • ~So I guess you could say, in regards to your question, how do I feel? It's all relative.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:37 AM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • No Problemo, :o)
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:39 AM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • "The Illinois Democrat's travels in 2005 and 2006 cost taxpayers nearly $28,000 as he studied nuclear proliferation, AIDS, Middle Eastern violence and more."

    is that the same as having teh state pay for you and your kids to watch their dad in a contest. and I didn't read in that article that he took his daughters on trips to prepare him to be a better senator and better serve this countries. trips used to learn about nuclear proliferation and more.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:45 AM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • Yea, and SOME people might questions why a NOVICE Senator would spend his states $$$ unless he had an agenda...
    The POINT is she spent LESS then all the Gov's before her in quite some time. ANd she had many other accomplishments, would you like to see them?
    OK, I would be happy to show you the ISSUES:
    During the first year of her administration, Gov. Palin's travel expenses were nearly 80% less than her predecessor's.
    She sold the governor's personal jet and removed the tax-payer provided chef. Eliminating LONG TERM COSTS TO THE STATE...
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:56 AM on Oct. 22, 2008

  • In February 2007, the three girls flew from Juneau to Anchorage on Alaska Airlines. Palin charged the state for the $519.30 round-trip ticket for each girl, and noted on the expense form that the daughters accompanied her to "open the start of the Iron Dog race." The children and their mother then watched as Todd Palin and other racers started the competition, which Todd won that year. Palin later had the relevant expense forms changed to describe the girls' business as "First Family official starter for the start of the Iron Dog race."

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:58 AM on Oct. 22, 2008

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