Alaska governor Sarah Palin issued a statement in response to another ethics complaint filed yesterday. Filed by an Anchorage political blogger, the complaint alleges the governor “improperly used her position and state resources to serve her personal financial interests by being a walking billboard for Arctic Cat.”
“Are Alaskans outraged, or at least tired of this yet – another frivolous ethics charge by a political blogger? This would be hilarious if it weren’t so expensive for the state to process these accusations and for me to defend against these bogus harassments. Yes, I wore Arctic Cat snow gear at an outdoor event, because it was cold outside, and by the way, today, I am wearing clothes bearing the names of Alaska artists, and a Glennallen Panthers basketball hoodie. I am a walking billboard for the team’s fundraiser! Should I expect to see an ethics charge for wearing these, or the Carhartts I wear to many public events? How much will this blogger’s asinine political grandstanding cost all of us in time and money?”
As mentioned yesterday, Palin has accumulated more than $500,000 in legal bills responding to no fewer than 10 ethics complaints.