posted on Sep, 3 2008 @ 11:13 AM
Originally posted by vor78
reply to post by maybereal11
The contributions, made during Palin's failed 2002 bid to become Alaska's lieutenant governor, were not illegal for her to accept
Now maybe it weakens her a little on the whole 'reformer' angle, but not much. Its not illegal, and $4,500 is peanuts in national politics.
[edit on 3-9-2008 by vor78]
Maybe $4,500 is "peanuts" in "National" Politics, but not in "state level" politics when she took the money and the executives at VECO Corp
thought it sufficient or they wouldn't have paid her.
How much money does someone have to take in exchange for favors and influence before it is considered corrupt?
Company founder Bill Allen has admitted the company steers its donations through a "special bonus program" in which executives received money and
the company instructed them to donate it to favored politicians.
Allen pleaded guilty to bribery and corruption charges. He admitted the program violated federal tax laws and said it was used to keep his political
allies flush with cash.