Thursday, 25 June 2009
Sarah Palin's Valley: fox guarding the henhouse, transparency, teflon, no wrongdoing. Sounds familiar?
On May 23 I wrote a post about Sarah Palin's Valley friends.
The executive director of the Wasilla Chamber of Commerce, Cheryl Metiva, had allegedly "inappropriately spent" money for personal expenses and without board approval.
Five board members resigned over the dodgy affair. (Some people have principles...)
The rest of the board, however, voted unanimously to keep Cheryl Metiva as executive director.
ADN reported a couple of days ago:
Board member Mike Gabel at a chamber meeting Tuesday said the board had voted unanimously to retain Cheryl Metiva as executive director in light of the results of an internal review.
He said it would be inappropriate to hold Metiva solely responsible for those expenses. He also said the total amount of the expenditures was "not significant" and was not to blame for the chamber's current financial crunch.
In an interview later, Gabel declined to provide the total amount of Metiva's expenses or give a ballpark figure. At the meeting, he asked three chamber members who are licensed financial professionals to volunteer to review the books.
It looks like Sarah Palin has taken the Valley code of conduct and extended it to the state. If we substitute the names and some words in the paragraphs above, they read exactly as some of the stories about Sarah Palin's ethics complaints...