Palin Still Costing Alaska
In case you needed more proof of what a joke Sarah Palin is, take a look at some new figures released regarding how much her resignation cost Alaska. If you remember, she resigned because she didn’t want to be a lame duck governor and just collect a pay check. No, she’d rather rack up more debt for the state. Did she forget that they would STILL have to pay her successor? I find the $3,328 for moving out of the Governor’s mansion in Juneau quite interesting. If I’m not mistaken, didn’t she live in Wasilla and collect a per diem to live there instead of the Governor’s mansion? How exactly was that $3,328 used? There couldn’t have been that much in the mansion to move, especially if she didn’t live there.
Early estimates put the cost of Sarah Palin’s midterm resignation as Alaska governor at a minimum of $40,000, not including a special legislative session partly linked to her departure.The preliminary figures obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request show it cost the state almost $14,100 for the July 26 swearing-in ceremony of new Gov. Sean Parnell.
The price tag for moving Palin – the former GOP vice presidential candidate – and her family from the governor’s mansion in Juneau amounted to roughly $3,328.
Palin’s spokeswoman, Meghan Stapleton, says suggesting the resignation cost the state is “incredibly misleading.” She says the resignation ceremony was added to a previously scheduled governor’s picnic and was organized by the lieutenant governor’s office.
The tally doesn’t include the estimated $100,000 it cost for a one-day special session last month in which lawmakers approved Palin’s pick to replace Parnell as lieutenant governor and overrode her veto of federal stimulus funds intended for energy efficiency projects.