I just read this AP investigation about how Governor Palin has stuck it to the Alaskan people with her highfalutin traveling with her kids in tow. Looks like she’s been giving former California Speaker of the Assembly Fabian Nuñez a run for the money with the lavish travel expenses. While Nuñez dipped into his campaign kitty to pay for his travel expenses, Governor Palin passes the bill to her fellow Alaskans.
“The charges included costs for hotel and commercial flights for three daughters to join Palin to watch their father in a snowmobile race, and a trip to New York, where the governor attended a five-hour conference and stayed with 17-year-old Bristol for five days and four nights in a luxury hotel.
In all, Palin has charged the state $21,012 for her three daughters’ 64 one-way and 12 round-trip commercial flights since she took office in December 2006. In some other cases, she has charged the state for hotel rooms for the girls.
Alaska law does not specifically address expenses for a governor’s children. The law allows for payment of expenses for anyone conducting official state business.”
These travel records reveal the bigger question in my mind: Why weren’t these girls in school? Governor Palin is trying to amend official expense reports to suggest that the girls were on official state business. Who is she kidding?