Thursday, June 4, 2009

Stupid ethics complaint dismissed

It's like a broken record around here with all the dismissed ethics complaints. Well, I never get tired of seeing these ankle-biters' dreams get crushed. The latest complaint dismissed was the most insane yet. It was the one that alleged Palin violated ethics rules by wearing a jacket with Todd's sponsor on it during the Iron Dog snowmobile competition.

Complaint alleging Palin's wardrobe at Iron Dog race was conflict dismissed
Associated Press - June 3, 2009 10:14 PM ET

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An Anchorage blogger says she was "extremely disappointed" to hear that her ethics complaint against Gov. Sarah Palin was dismissed.

An investigator for the Alaska Personnel Board this week dismissed the complaint by Linda Kellen Biegel, who alleged Palin violated ethics law in February when she acted as the official starter in the Tesoro Iron Dog snowmobile race while wearing a jacket promoting the sponsor of her husband's team.

The personnel board's independent investigator, Thomas Daniel, says there was no evidence Palin used her position for personal gain by wearing the jacket at the start and finish of the race.

Biegel disagrees that Palin has no personal gain in wearing a jacket promoting the sponsor of her husband's race team and says it could translate to "some type of benefit" for the Palins in the future.

Biegel says she is now weighing her legal options on a possible follow-up to the matter.

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