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Sarah Palin Grossly Mismanaged Wasilla Finances (VIDEO)

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Check out this mini-doc on Sarah Palin’s mismanagement of Wasiila’s finances. Among other things it explores how Sarah used $50,000 meant for Wasilla roads to decorate her office and how she used city funds for her campaign expenses during her failed run for Lieutenant Governor in 2002.

 

(VIDEO HERE)

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Friday, October 17, 2008 at 5:39 am

Sarah Palin, For Earmarks Before She Was Against Them.

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From Newsweek:

 

When McCain introduced Palin late last month in Dayton, Ohio, he touted her as a fellow crusader against wasteful spending. Palin called herself a reformer who worked to end the “abuses of earmark spending in Congress.” Unfortunately, Palin requested more than $450 million in federal earmarks during her two years as governor of Alaska–more per person than any other state. And she wasn’t new to the practice. Previously, as mayor of tiny Wasilla, Palin employed Washington lobbyist Steven Silver to bring home $27 million in bacon–about $3,375 per person. The town had never received earmarks before Palin’s tenure.

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Friday, September 12, 2008 at 3:54 am