Tuesday, September 9, 2008
If it looks like a scam, and it walks like a scam, and it smells like a scam, chances are, it’s a scam.
Alaska Gov. Sarah “Immaculate Conception” Palin billed taxpayers for 312 nights during her first 19 months in office for sleeping in her own home! The charge was a “per diem” allowance intended to cover meals and incidental expenses while traveling on state business.
But the only place Palin “traveled” was between the living room, the kitchen, the bathroom and the bedroom.
Palin, who earns $125,000 a year, claimed and received $16,951 as her allowance, which officials say was permitted because her official “duty station” is Juneau.
Palin also has bilked state taxpayers for travel expenses to take her children on official out-of-town missions, as well as her husband, Todd. Palin’s daughters and husband charged the state $43,490 to travel — many of the trips were between their house in Wasilla and Juneau, the capital city 600 miles away, the documents show.
You’ve got to hand it to John “Keating Five” McCain, picking Palin as his vice presidential running mate is keeping with the long, established Republican party tradition of dirty politics, corruption, graff, greed and disception.