Palin Billed State for Nights Spent at Home

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/08/AR2008090803088.html?hpid=topnews

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26616212/

    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2008/09...ka_for_nights_in_own_home/UPI-89191220936744/

    http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23552701-details/Sarah+Palin+'billed+taxpayers+for+312+nights+spent+at+home'+in+new+political+scandal/article.do
     
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  2. North Carolina Tentmaker

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    Glad to see I am not the only one trolling Drudge today. Drudge had the link to the Washington Post Story up earlier. They must have read the entire story because they took it down.

    Yes this headline worried me until I read the article.

    From the link [i.e. the "rest of the story"]:

     
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    I would have loved a job where I could file an expense account for sleeping in my own bed. :laugh:
     
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    But that wasn't her bed, ok, it was her bed, but her "official" bed was in the governor's mansion in Juneau.

    Take what you can, give nothing back
     
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    It does bring up an interesting issue that might actually make a valid anti Palin argument.

    With Sarah's preference to stay away from Juneau and do business from Anchorage or Wasilla how much time do we think she will spend in Washington as VP?

    I think the press is missing this because most of them would rather live in Washington or some other big city. They just don't get people that would choose to live in Wasilla. But Sarah obviously prefers it there. What about her husband, is he going to move to Washington if she wins? What about her kids? These are questions the press should ask.

    I know that I would be hard pressed to take a job in a place like Washington. I have personally passed on several jobs and promotions making more money than I do now because they were in Charlotte, Atlanta or other large cities. I like living in a small town, that is why I do. I would assume that if Sarah and her family wanted big city living they would have moved a long time ago. I would rather live in Wasilla than Washington.
     
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    i think she and her family will move to DC but will take extended trips back home like Bush does on his ranch. It won't be the same being in Wasilla with the secret service two feet away at all times. I suspect her trips back to Alaska will be more hunting, snowmobiling and fishing in nature.
     
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    Alaskans See No Scandal in Palin's Routine Travel Reimbursements

    The Washington Post on Tuesday ran a front-page story about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin receiving $16,951 in travel reimbursements, including a per diem travel allowance for members of her family, and for sometimes staying in her home as part of official business. But Alaskans who follow politics told CNSNews.com that such action is standard practice.



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    They try to say she tried to censor books in the local library. Now this. What's next?
     
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    I read she tried to censor books in the publioc library.





    http://www.adn.com/sarah-palin/story/515512.html

    Who knows what is next ... depends on what she did ... or did not do.
     
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    I know that I would be hard pressed to take a job in a place like Washington. I have personally passed on several jobs and promotions making more money than I do now because they were in Charlotte, Atlanta or other large cities. I like living in a small town, that is why I do. I would assume that if Sarah and her family wanted big city living they would have moved a long time ago. I would rather live in Wasilla than Washington.[/QUOTE]


    Hey, just because the job is in the city doesn't mean you have to live there. Most people who work in Atlanta don't live there. Go ahead and that that job in Atlanta next time and come move here to Newnan. We'd just love to have ya! Hey,it's the Home town of Alan Jackson. :wavey:
     
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    Thanks for the invitation grace, but I have lived in Atlanta before. I know the Newnan/Peachtree City area well. Oh, I know you don't have to live in Atlanta, I lived in Stone Mountain and then in Duluth. Then you get to spend 3 hours a day in your car going back and forth. Thanks but no thanks, I think I live in paradise.
     
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    You need to be careful listening to them, whoever "They" are. This is another of the internet lies being spread about Palin.

    Hey, lies like this exist about all the canidates, google Larry Sinclair and you can see the nut jobs attacking Obama.

    Snopes says this is false

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/palin/bannedbooks.asp

    Don't let your bias sucker you into believing a lie.
     
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    I would say it's pretty hard to personally benefit from a budget you hacked 80% off the top.....
     
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    Not if I left my perks in the budget. :laugh:
     
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    NC, check the Anchorage Daily News for the story.

    http://www.adn.com/sarah-palin/story/515512.html

     
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    Quite frankly, there are some books in the library that should be censored, but that's beside the point. Here the issue is did she actually do it? So far, there doesn't appear to be any evidence that she did. Furthermore, as VP, will she really have control over library books?
     
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    The pettiness and desperation continues---!

    As the old bard said, "Methinks he doth protest too much."

    What would the libs do if she were running for president---???:laugh::BangHead:
     
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    Hey, it is everywhere, sir. My boss bills the city for trips to see her Mother, because she has a 2 hour meeting on Fridays to cover it, then spends the rest of the weekend with Mom.

    Politicians are politicians. We just have to vote for the best - and that is McCain/Palin in this election.
     

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