Sarah Palin apparently needs a bailout of her own. Alaska Daily News is reporting today that the former VPILF candidate and current Alaska Governor has racked up a hefty legal bill in the wake of her “Troopergate” defense. While not fully disclosed, Caribou Barbie is suggesting that her debt might be as high as over a half million dollars.
It seems that Little Miss Hold-Me-Accountable is not enjoying being held accountable after all. While I try and summon up some crocodile tears for her, let’s examine her written responses to the ADN:
“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.”
So since the investigation’s FIRST finding concluded that she did indeed abuse the power of her office, it’s amazing that she’s still calling the accusations “baseless.” Most people would call that “lying,” but I realize that politicians have a different definition of that word than the rest of us.
“On August 29, it seems the political landscape changed in Alaska. Now, it seems in order to do this job as Governor, with the political blood sport some are playing today, only the independently wealthy or those willing to spend their income on legal fees to defend their official actions in office. . . can serve.”
Well Sarah, I guess it’s convenient to try and pin this on national electoral politics — except the Troopergate investigation was well underway before McCain tapped you (heh heh) to be his running mate. This statement is interesting because the “Personnel Board Investigation” Palin and staffed found her not guilty of wrongdoing. The reason? She was unaware of what her husband was doing. Is she now saying that firing a state employee because he wouldn’t bend to her whims was part of her “official actions in office?”
“Obviously we cannot afford to personally pay these bills — and really no future governor should feel the sense of financial vulnerability at the hands of those with a political vendetta bent on personal destruction,” Palin wrote. “Some have suggested a legal fund to pay these bills. We’ll have to pursue that.”
Hmmm. Maybe if Governors didn’t abuse the power of office to pursue a PERSONAL vendetta to ruin someone’s career, they wouldn’t find themselves having to pay these bills. Just a thought.