Sunday, 3 May 2009
Sarah Palin's double standards
Sarah Palin blew the whistle on Randy Ruedrich in 2003, when she was ethics supervisor of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, accusing him of an ethics breach for conducting work for the state GOP on government time.
The following are excerpts from an article written in September 2008, by Jason Leopold:
Documents show that Sarah Palin used city computers in her mayor's office to manage her campaign for lieutenant governor and billed taxpayers for mailings, phone calls and literature. Palin also had her city secretary, Mary Bixby, print 75 thank-you notes to campaign donors and book a campaign related trip Ketchikan in May 2002 while on city time.
Former city officials said Palin and her campaign staff worked upwards of 10 hours a day using Wasilla City Hall as her campaign headquarters where campaign faxes were sent and received, and campaign staffers used city phones to solicit donations.
On Palin’s lieutenant governor candidate registration form with the Alaska Public Offices Commission, she used the e-mail the city gave her for “campaign chairperson” contact information and the Wasilla City Hall fax telephone number for "candidate information.”
Palin’s mayoral schedule for June 12, 2002 showed that she met with Herold Advertising Products in her office at City Hall. Soon after, the company faxed the city’s deputy administrator, John Cramer, "Sarah Palin Lieutenant Governor" artwork and an invoice for the work.
In July 2006, Paul Jenkins, an editor for the conservative Voice of the Times, confronted Palin about her own apparent ethical breaches four years earlier. Her response was to insist, without explanation, that her situation was different from Ruedrich's.
I find her double standards and hypocrisy quite scandalous. Ethics supervisor??? Ethics reformer??? Do me a favour! I wrote about this before, but this article is very clear and detailed, worth a read. It made my blood boil all over again.
Sarah Palin is a sick joke, ethics apply to everybody else, but never to her...