I guess one of the benefits of him being appointed to the Obama administration is that he'll be costing the state of Alaska a lot less money.
Posted by: Matt Lewis at 10:40 AM
Remember the Palin per diem story from last year? Well, Adam Brickley is reporting that the State Senator who pushed that story actually charged Alaska even more per diem than Palin last year. It looks like Kim Elton, who has since been appointed to the Obama Administration, charged the state of Alaska more than $20,000 in food and lodging expenses last year. The best part is that he was the State Senator representing the capital city of Juneau, so he didn't have any of the travel or hotel expenses that the other Senators did.