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Many political observers in Alaska are fixated on rumors that federal investigators have been seizing paperwork from SBS in recent months, searching for evidence that Palin and her husband Todd steered lucrative contracts to the well-connected company in exchange for gifts like the construction of their home on pristine Lake Lucille in 2002. The home was built just two months before Palin began campaigning for governor, a job which would have provided her enhanced power to grant building contracts in the wide-open state.
Originally posted by elarmstrongo
reply to post by mikerussellus
Oh man that was the funniest thing I have read in a while. But you have to wander about the GOP presidential candidates falling by the wayside one after another. Who is behind these investigations? First Sanford now Palin,Who is next? www.rateitall.com... someone from the top 20 i would guess
Palin, 45, also has the potential to make far more money in the private sector than the $125,000 or so she has been making as governor. She already had a deal with publisher HarperCollins to produce her memoirs, with publication planned for next spring. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Six-figure book deals are common for high-profile political figures.
In Alaska, she saw her popularity wane this year after returning from the presidential campaign. She's become a polarizing figure, which in turn has led to multiple ethics complaints filed against her with the state personnel board.
All but two of the 15 complaints have been dismissed with no findings of wrongdoing, although one complaint led to Palin's agreement to reimburse the state about $8,100 for costs associated with trips taken with her children. The state says it has spent nearly $300,000 to investigate the complaints, and Palin says she has racked up more than $500,000 in legal fees fighting them.
Originally posted by JulieMills
reply to post by earlywatcher
Ikeep thinking about the senate seat in 2010 also. I am just surprised NO ONE in the MSM has brought that up? are they that caught up on her running for Prez in 2012 that they overlooked 2010 elections???