Saturday, July 11, 2009
Ethics complaints against Sarah Palin are piling up faster than Mark Sanford’s mistresses. No wonder Nanook of the North had to resign as governor.
The newest ethics complaint was brought by independent political activist Ray Ward who claims Palin has been paid for radio and television interviews dating back to just after she lost her vice-presidential bid.Palin’s attorney, Thomas Van Flein, tells CBS 11 News the allegations are “categorically false,” and says it fits a pattern of harassing and false ethics complaints.
The governor cited ethics complaints as a major reason she was resigning, saying they were distracting the state’s agenda from progressing and had cost taxpayers $2-million.
One complaint caused questions to linger over Palin’s children’s travel expenses, however, the governor repaid the state more than $8,000 to settle the matter.