Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Democrats at a new low in trying to bankrupt and smear Palin

This really low, pretty much the lowest you can get without resorting to physical violence. Conservative Jedi reported on this phenomenon last Saturday and I read another article about it at the Campaign Spot at NRO.

Democrats who are afraid of Palin are filing numerous frivolous ethics complaints against her. The reason is two-fold. First, it smears her image when people see how many ethic complaints were filed against her. Second, it forces her to fight them in court, bankrupting her family.

They really, really do not want her to run in 2012.

Lefty Foes Attempt to Bankrupt Palin Family
Jim Geraghty - The Campaign Spot at National Review Online

Since Alaska governor Sarah Palin was named John McCain's running mate, her foes and various Alaskan liberals have begun a new exercise, attempting to bankrupt the Palin family through legal fees, by filing endless ethics complaints against her.

In her term, ten ethics complaints and 150 FOIA requests have been filed. (One of the complaints, about improperly firing her state public-safety commissioner, predates her national prominence.)

While holding elected officials accountable is laudable, most of the matters are beyond trivial. One of the complaints against her was for talking to reporters about the presidential campaign while she was in the governor's office. Another objected to her office press secretary offering a statement to clarify a statement put out by her political action committee. The latest complaint is that Palin wore snow-machine gear advertising her husband Todd's sponsor, Arctic Cat Inc, while "in her official duties as governor" when she served as the "official starter" of the race.

Palin owes $500,000 in legal fees, almost four times her annual salary. She says she may be forced to create a legal defense fund.

03/24 04:07 PM

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