Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Surfacing Sarah....

Self-proclaimed maverick, Sarah Palin, talks the talk.... donning the crusader cape of fiscal rectitude at the GOP convention last week she proclaimed she "got rid of a few things in the governor's office that I didn't believe our citizens should have to pay for."

But... walk the walk? "Palin Billed State for Nights Spent at Home." (WaPo)

Actually, during her first 19 months as governor of Alaska she billed taxpayers for 312 nights spent in her own home, a "per diem" allowance intended to cover meals and incidental expenses while traveling on state business.

When it comes to Palin's talk, it would be well to heed the advice of Ronald Reagan... "trust but verify." Actually, the trust part is already shot.....

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