posted on Sep, 8 2008 @ 11:05 PM
Originally posted by bknapple32
Food for thought...
Not sure what this compares to to theres.. but thought Id through it out there. Read the full story to see everything she charged.
Here are quotes from your source:
"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, according to an analysis of her travel documents by The Washington Post."
"Palin rarely sought reimbursement for meals while staying in Anchorage or Wasilla, the reports show. "
"Leighow noted that under state policy, all of the governor's children are entitled to per diem expenses, even her infant son. "The first family
declined the per diem [for] the children," Leighow said. "The amount that they had declined was $4,461, as of August 5."
"Gov. Palin has spent far less on her personal travel than her predecessor: $93,000 on airfare in 2007, compared with $463,000 spent the year before
by her predecessor, Frank Murkowski. He traveled often in an executive jet that Palin called an extravagance during her campaign. She sold it after
she was sworn into office. "
"She flies coach and encourages her cabinet to fly coach as well," said Garnero, whose job is equivalent to state controller. "Some do, some
Seems like just another attempt to throw more nonsense at Palin and hope something sticks.