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New Ethics Complaint Against Sarah Palin

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Sometimes, you get the feeling that it's not always so fun being Sarah Palin. As governor of Alaska, numerous ethics complaints have been filed against her, some of them serious, others trivial. In response to these legal entanglements, last week Palin started a legal defense fund and swiftly raked in $500,000 to help pay her legal bills. But now, the fund itself is the target of a new ethics complaint:

The complaint filed with the attorney general's office seeks an investigation by the state personnel board for violations of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act. The complaintant, Kim Chartman of Eagle River, claims Palin is misusing the government's office for personal gain by securing unwarranted benefits and receiving improper gifts.

Palin spokeswoman Sharon Leighow counters that the money raised is simply to help the former Vice Presidential nominee from going broke.


"It's obvious the intent with this unprecedented action against the governor is to see her administration paralyzed and for her to declare personal bankruptcy."

While The Alaska Fund Trust likewise claims that all the ethics charges brought against Palin are "baseless" and "frivolous", the findings in the "Troopergate" matter would attest otherwise. Whether this latest complaint will do anything more than garner more headlines and generate more cash for Palin's growing defense fund, remains to be seen.


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