The Lastest Ethics Complaint Filed Against Sarah Palin

Another Ethics Complaint Filed Against Sarah Palin

Anchorage resident and registered Republican Andrée McLeod has filed an ethics complaint today with the Attorney General’s Office charging that Governor Palin violated the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act and knowingly, intentionally and willfully abused her official position and state resources for partisan political purposes and withheld official action for personal and political interests.

“We’ve been had,” says Andrée McLeod. “Sarah Palin failed to preserve, protect and safeguard the office of the governor for selfish reasons and the State of Alaska and Alaskans were left vulnerable and exposed.”

Signed and completed official travel documents show that upon being summoned by the McCain campaign on August 27th Sarah Palin wrote “Conclusion of state business” for that day and flew off to places unknown. After her failed bid, similar documents state “Return to duty status”. However, payroll documents show Palin continued to receive her $125,000 governor’s salary and benefited by using state funded staff on the campaign for ‘state business’ while knowing she was off duty.

“By signing these documents Sarah Palin knew she temporarily quit as governor to campaign for VP full-time; but by pocketing her salary Palin deceivingly used her official position and state staff for partisan political purposes to garner votes.”

The complaint also touches on the Alaska Constitution’s Article 3, Section 9: Acting Governor ~ In case of the temporary absence of the governor from office, the lieutenant governor shall serve as acting governor.

McLeod asks, “What was Sarah Palin thinking when she went off to the Lower 48 for God knows how long without transferring duties to the lieutenant governor? Alaskans were left fending for themselves while Outside political campaign operatives hijacked our system of governance and rendered it paralyzed. Who was looking out for Alaskans and where was the lieutenant governor? How could Sarah Palin be so thoughtless?”

A copy of the ethics complaint is here: sarah-palin-jul-14-ethics-complaint1

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Syrin from Wasilla
    Jul 14, 2009 @ 23:06:00

    Many prominent Alaskans like Jack Coghill, a Republican and an author of the Alaska constitution agrees that Palin should have formally put someone in charge. Sarah Palin and Kris Perry should not have been paid by Alaskans to campaign for VP with John McCain(R). Read the ethics complaint for yourself:


  2. Ennealogic
    Jul 15, 2009 @ 06:30:00

    Alaska State ConstitutionSection 3.9 – Acting Governor.In case of the temporary absence of the governor from office, the lieutenant governor shall serve as acting governor.


  3. Inside_Passage
    Jul 15, 2009 @ 10:25:00

    Section 3.15 – Compensation.

    The compensation of the governor and the lieutenant
    governor shall be prescribed by law and shall not be diminished during
    their term of office, unless by general law applying to all salaried
    officers of the State.What's the relevant law?


  4. Madonna
    Jul 15, 2009 @ 12:59:00

    Jon Stewart was on vacation when Palin quit and Samantha Bee was up in Alaska covering it. Another hilarious exchange for TDS.

    Samantha: Well guess what Jon, she's got a book coming out called "I Love My Country," by Sarah Palin.
    Stewart: I'd love to read that book.
    Samantha: Stop attacking her.
    Stewart: I'm saying I'd like to see that book.
    Samantha: Leave her family alone. They're off limits. What is wrong with you?


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