Tuesday, 12 May 2009
Sarah Palin - ethics complaints and lawsuits (lists)
I had previously posted a link to a blog listing all the ethics complaints filed against Sarah Palin. As the link sent people to a pro-Palin blog, some readers and I felt uncomfortable about it, so I decided to compile a list and post it here. I have also included other issues, such as lawsuits and matters raised by APOC and FEC.
1- Kim Chatman ethics complaint about Sarah Palin's legal defense fund, April 27th, 2009
2- Sondra Tompkins ethics complaint about Sarah Palin's attendance at SarahPAC-sponsored dinner in Indiana, April 23rd, 2009
3- Linda Kellen Biegel ethics complaint about Sarah Palin wearing a Team Arctic jacket at an official state event, constituting implicit advertising, March 25th, 2009
4- Andree McLeod ethics complaint about Sarah Palin in DC GOP fundraiser, March 18th, 2009
5- Andree McLeod ethics complaint against Palin's communications director Bill McAllister, January 23rd, 2009
6- Andree McLeod ethics complaint against Palin's Anchorage office director Kris Perry, January 23rd, 2009
7- Zane Henning ethics complaint about Sarah Palin talking about her campaign and promoting her political career from her state office, November 19th, 2008
8- Frank Gwartney ethics complaint about Sarah Palin charging the state for her children to travel with her while conducing official state business, October 24th, 2008
Sarah Palin negotiated a reimbursement to the state of $9,000 in public money she had spent on her children's travel before any action could be taken against her.
9- Troopers Union ethics complaint about Sarah Palin's breach of confidentiality by publicly releasing Trooper Mike Wooten's files, September 5th, 2008
10- Sarah Palin ethics complaint against herself about Troopergate, September 1st, 2008
11- Andree McLeod ethics complaint about Sarah Palin breaching state hiring rules, August 7th, 2008
All dates above are links to articles focusing on each complaint.
1- Gregory Charles Royal vs Sarah Palin (failure to issue Juneteenth proclamation)
2- PsychRights vs Sarah Palin et al (forceful drugging of children in care and state institutions)
3- Andree McLeod vs Sarah Palin (secret e-mails)
APOC, regarding gifts to Sarah Palin
APOC, about Sarah Palin's stance regarding Ballot 4 (Clean Water Act and Pebble mine)
I said it before and I'll say it again, as long as Sarah Palin's ethics violations are investigated by her own appointees, I can't see many of the charges sticking. The only time she came close to an embarrassing exposure relates to number 8 on the list, but her lawyer did his best to spin it in her favour.
Let's hope the courts have more integrity than the Personnel Board and other bodies appointed by Sarah Palin.
Other issues that could be raised and investigated: Religiongate, Dairygate, First Dude's webpage.
There's still that "small" matter of who built her nice warm home...