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Palin to face another ethics battle
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Posted on 12/05/2009 6:57:54 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Palin to face another ethics battle By Tony Romm - 12/05/09 09:35 AM ET

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) faced yet another ethics complaint on Friday: This time, for allegedly using state resources "for partisan political purposes" during the 2008 campaign.

Under state law, elected officials may not "use or authorize the use of state funds, facilities, equipment, services, or another government asset or resource" for campaigning, stumping or politicking.

But Palin, argues Andree McLeod -- a local activist who has filed many ethics complains against the former Alaska governor -- sought political advice from her staff and asked her office to help her arrange media interviews or phone conversations leading up to Election Day, all using their government-issued e-mail addresses.

According to the Alaska Department of Administration, the use of e-mail is key: That medium, too, counts as a state resource, meaning Palin's e-mail exchanges with her gubernatorial staff about national campaign strategies could have violated the state's election law.

"State employees are prohibited from using the state e-mail system or using other state equipment, including fax machines, telephones, computers, or copiers, for partisan political purposes," the department's commissioner told The Huffington Post. "However, if you receive such a message, you may respond that Alaska law forbids your use of state equipment for partisan political purposes and ask that the sender not send you further messages concerning campaign activities."

Palin has long struggled to battle back ethics claims stemming from her tenure as governor -- an expensive problem, her allies note, that in part triggered her unexpected resignation earlier this year.

Nevertheless, many of those chargers have since been dropped.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: 2008veep; bloggersandpersonal; ethics; palin; pds
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1 posted on 12/05/2009 6:57:55 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
I thought this one was directed at the people who worked for her.
2 posted on 12/05/2009 7:00:22 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this)
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To: Sub-Driver

Gov Palin scares those on the Left AND the rinos-! Can’t wait to get to vote for her-!!


3 posted on 12/05/2009 7:01:24 AM PST by imjimbo (The constitution SHOULD be our "gun permit")
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Going back to the well again. It didn’t work the first time; why should it work now?


4 posted on 12/05/2009 7:01:59 AM PST by techno
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To: Sub-Driver
Nevertheless, many ALL of those charges have since been dropped. This McCloud person has filed countless charges against Mrs Palin and should be brought up on chages herself for wasting state funds on these suits.
5 posted on 12/05/2009 7:03:40 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Sub-Driver

One difference now...Palin has all of the money she needs for lawyers, this will be a small gnat to her.


6 posted on 12/05/2009 7:04:59 AM PST by BobL (Real Men don't use Tag Lines)
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To: Sub-Driver

Andree McLeod Who is this pile of pork? What does she do for a living. Maybe someone can catch her with a goat or a pig.


7 posted on 12/05/2009 7:05:21 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I’m gonna dare betcha that she had the gall to file her nails on Alaska time too, Lock her her up, she’s corrupt. Good Lord!!! The left sickens me with all the petty BS. I hope America is awake and watching what is happening to us all.


8 posted on 12/05/2009 7:05:36 AM PST by conservative_cyclist (doodan, (God gave me a Savior, I am looking for a president))
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To: Sub-Driver

Andree McLeod Who is this pile of pork? What does she do for a living. Maybe someone can catch her with a goat or a pig. I know she is doing Levi, ya thats it. LOL


9 posted on 12/05/2009 7:06:02 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Sub-Driver
But Palin, argues Andree McLeod -- a local activist who has filed many ethics complains against the former Alaska governor -- sought political advice from her staff and asked her office to help her arrange media interviews or phone conversations leading up to Election Day, all using their government-issued e-mail addresses.


10 posted on 12/05/2009 7:07:24 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: Sub-Driver

Andree McLeod — a local pain-in-the-a**


11 posted on 12/05/2009 7:08:16 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: 70th Division

That stalking pig of human excrement is so butt fugly I wont even bother posting her pic here.


12 posted on 12/05/2009 7:10:28 AM PST by Canedawg (Bring lawyers, guns and money.)
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To: Sub-Driver
But Palin, argues Andree McLeod -- a local activist who has filed many ethics complains against the former Alaska governor --

Guess McLeod couldn't stand being having her 15 minutes of fame being expired.

Pretty pathetic that she has to use Palin's name and popularity to keep her own name in the papers.

The interested parties in Alaska need to check where McLeod is getting her funding (if applicable). Bet you that George $oro$ is bankrolling a lot of these local pains-in-the-ass.

In my home state, one of the $oro$ front organisations is attempting to destroy my own State Representative through a bogus Veteran's environmental organisation.

13 posted on 12/05/2009 7:13:51 AM PST by Calvinist_Dark_Lord ((I have come here to kick @$$ and chew bubblegum...and I'm all outta bubblegum! ~Roddy Piper))
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To: 70th Division

Andree McCloud - taking partisan jealousy to a whole new level...at your expense.

14 posted on 12/05/2009 7:14:18 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: 70th Division
Maybe someone can catch her with a goat or a pig.

Incest is never, ever a pretty thing, really. ;)

15 posted on 12/05/2009 7:14:45 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: Liberty Valance

Jealous, ugly harpy.


16 posted on 12/05/2009 7:24:50 AM PST by Inspectorette
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To: Liberty Valance

Looks like unrequited love.


17 posted on 12/05/2009 7:27:05 AM PST by FES0844
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To: 70th Division

Maybe if she had sexually molested an underage page they would have left her alone.


18 posted on 12/05/2009 7:27:10 AM PST by gitmo (FR vs DU: n4mage vs DUmage)
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To: gitmo

Or if she had run a homosexual brothel in her home.


19 posted on 12/05/2009 7:28:00 AM PST by gitmo (FR vs DU: n4mage vs DUmage)
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To: Liberty Valance
You'd think she'd be busy enough getting the next issue of her magazine out, without taking on pointless and imbecilic little "extra" tasks such as this one.

;)

20 posted on 12/05/2009 7:29:32 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: Liberty Valance

Jeeze! After seeing that picture no pig or goat would have her!


21 posted on 12/05/2009 7:32:53 AM PST by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Palin championed ethics reform as a major accomplishment of her tenure as gov so you'd think she would have been overly careful to stay within the rules/laws/regulations as promulgated. I'm amazed that there wasn't a complete break between the campaign and the governors office.
22 posted on 12/05/2009 7:33:06 AM PST by deport (87 DAYS UNTIL THE TEXAS PRIMARY....... MARCH 2, 2010)
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To: Sub-Driver
Here is Andree:

"I'm warning you...I ATE the last person who disagreed with me!"

A woman like her will naturally have a LOT of free time on her hands...when she's not eating.

23 posted on 12/05/2009 7:33:08 AM PST by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: capt. norm

24 posted on 12/05/2009 7:37:06 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: Sub-Driver

A Fox reporter put it best;.......... “Gov. Palin is beautiful, accomplished, smart, has strong convictions and conservative values, a deep belief in God and Jesus Christ, a happy family life, has a handsome, down-to-earth husband and beautiful kids who love her.

These are all the reasons for unhappy, mean-spirited, frumpy, trivial women with big gaping pathetic holes in their lives to hate her… she reminds them of the major deficiencies in their own lives and they’re worried that if compared to her by others, they won’t measure up. Just looking at her makes them feel insignificant. Palin makes them feel threatened and insecure, so of course, she must be brought DOWN. Like a rabid dog.” She was referring to the subject woman in this Post.


25 posted on 12/05/2009 7:37:10 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (This isn't the America I was raised in. Mrs. Cleaver where are you?)
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To: deport
Hmmmmmmm.

Just wondering why you think Palin did something wrong based on a single complaint by this pig of a woman?

26 posted on 12/05/2009 7:46:40 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: tet68
Now that Palin is a private citizen, she ought to [and probably is] going to hit back hard w/ charges against this person. Who cares what the charges are? PIs can find a lot on a person like McCloud. Bankrupt McCloud with legal fees.

Sarah has plenty of income and donations to push just 1 seriously expensive case - plenty to finish these attacks.

When McCloud pays for it, she'll stop.

27 posted on 12/05/2009 7:52:03 AM PST by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: ladyvet
Jeeze! After seeing that picture no pig or goat would have her!

Here's hoping a polar bear picks up her scent ...
28 posted on 12/05/2009 7:52:47 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: deport

Back during the campaign I read somewhere that this woman wanted to get back at Palin for not giving her (or maybe someone in her family) a job in the Governor’s office. Petty office politics at it’s finest.


29 posted on 12/05/2009 7:55:00 AM PST by happilymarriedmom
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To: Sub-Driver

The falafel lady strikes again. It’s gonna be up to Alaskans to put a stop to this foolishness and colossal waste of state resources. So far they’ve shown no interest in putting an end to it.


30 posted on 12/05/2009 7:58:21 AM PST by Al B. (Sarah Palin: Government "can't make you happy or healthy or wealthy or wise".)
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To: Sub-Driver

Would someone please put this POS in a rubber room. She confirms, once again, that the world would be a better place if we eliminated 50% of the population.


31 posted on 12/05/2009 8:01:20 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Liberty Valance
Probably caught her girlfriend in a high state of arousal while staring at a Palin photo.

Jealousy rears it's ugly head and I do mean Ugly!

32 posted on 12/05/2009 8:01:43 AM PST by liberty or death
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To: Lakeshark

I have no idea if Palin did anything wrong or not with regards to the issue of this complaint. That will be determined in due process should it get that far. My only point is that you’d think the campaign would have made an overt effort to keep the two seperated. I suspect they did but slip ups can occur and the trail of evidence will or will not be there.


33 posted on 12/05/2009 8:08:40 AM PST by deport (87 DAYS UNTIL THE TEXAS PRIMARY....... MARCH 2, 2010)
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To: happilymarriedmom

Yes I think this woman has been the thorn in Palin’s side with filing most of the complaints, maybe all. A politician faces this at times much like Tom DeLay did with Ronnie Earle prosecutor in Austin Tx. It’s expensive and has to be dealt with.


34 posted on 12/05/2009 8:11:53 AM PST by deport (87 DAYS UNTIL THE TEXAS PRIMARY....... MARCH 2, 2010)
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To: Sub-Driver
But Palin, argues Andree McLeod -- a local activist who has filed many ethics complains against the former Alaska governor -- sought political advice from her staff and asked her office to help her arrange media interviews or phone conversations leading up to Election Day, all using their government-issued e-mail addresses.

At the risk of mixing legal jurisdictions, Al Gore dialed for campaign dollars from the West Wing. That is a proven fact, and that little bit of illegality was permitted without triggering any of the many laws that prohibited such activities.

With Democrat ties to SEIU the 'misuse of government resources' charge could be made against ANY Democrat in ANY election.

35 posted on 12/05/2009 8:12:01 AM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: deport

Speaking of Tom Delay, was he ever convicted of any of the charges brought by Earle or Abramnoff?


36 posted on 12/05/2009 8:18:16 AM PST by yongin
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To: imjimbo

i will be voting PALIN in 2012,either by pulling the lever or write in. Nobody else gets my vote. Nobody.


37 posted on 12/05/2009 8:19:44 AM PST by wiggen (Never in the history of our great country have the people had less representation than they do today)
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To: Al B.

If people file complaint after complaint and tie up state resources doing so,then they should be held liable to some extent when the complaints are dismissed.


38 posted on 12/05/2009 8:23:05 AM PST by wiggen (Never in the history of our great country have the people had less representation than they do today)
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To: yongin

No and as far as I know none have ever reached the court room. Earle resigned/retired a couple years ago but offered to help the new DA with the case if he proceeded with it. I guess in some sense it’s still actived but nothing happening as far as I know.


39 posted on 12/05/2009 8:23:51 AM PST by deport (87 DAYS UNTIL THE TEXAS PRIMARY....... MARCH 2, 2010)
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To: deport

Who’s paying the freight on the lovely Andree’s legal costs?

Soros? ACORN? Planned Parenthood?


40 posted on 12/05/2009 8:27:02 AM PST by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: Let's Roll
Who’s paying the freight on the lovely Andree’s legal costs?

Soros? ACORN? Planned Parenthood?

Dunno, but Barnum & Bailey is picking up the tab for her air freight. ;)

41 posted on 12/05/2009 8:33:07 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: BobL; SolidWood; euram; jla

Andree the Gadfly is about to get swatted, courtesy of Sarah’s newfound wealth, which ironically, the gadfly helped generate through her frivolous complaints.


42 posted on 12/05/2009 8:34:34 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: 70th Division
Sarah tells you everything you need to know about Andree the Gadfly in her book.

In short, the gadfly is an obsessive-compulsive democRat office seeker who harasses her elected officials whenever she does not get her way. Lately, like that punk Levi, she has allowed herself to be used as a tool for Axelrod's minions to try and destroy Palin politically and her family financially.

43 posted on 12/05/2009 8:37:27 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Let's Roll

Who’s paying the freight on the lovely Andree’s legal costs?


Don’t know that she has much legal cost, but don’t know who is paying. I doubt it cost much if anything to make an ethics filing. It will cost the state some dollars to investigate and Palin money if it gets to that stage.


44 posted on 12/05/2009 8:39:14 AM PST by deport (87 DAYS UNTIL THE TEXAS PRIMARY....... MARCH 2, 2010)
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To: deport
I have no idea if Palin did anything wrong or not with regards to the issue of this complaint. That will be determined in due process should it get that far.

You obviously did not keep up on what was going on in Alaska during Palin's battles with the "Alaska bloggers," including Gadfly McLeod, or else you would know that they colluded with Obama operatives to misuse Alaska's ethics laws to destroy Palin both politically and financially. Read her book or simply search the web for "Alaska Bloggers" + Palin.!

45 posted on 12/05/2009 8:41:59 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: wiggen
If people file complaint after complaint and tie up state resources doing so,then they should be held liable to some extent when the complaints are dismissed.

Current Alaska law does not allow that, while conversely, the target of the complaints (i.e. Palin) is required to pay for her own legal expenses.

46 posted on 12/05/2009 8:43:21 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Canedawg
The lovely Andree

Alaska ankle biter

47 posted on 12/05/2009 8:44:29 AM PST by greyfoxx39 (The House health care bill that is dropping contains the word “shall” 3,425 times...)
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To: Al B.

So it is the Falafel lady.... After reading the book I thought the name sounded familiar...


48 posted on 12/05/2009 8:46:39 AM PST by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

What does all that have to do with the charges of this current filing? I have no idea if Palin used any state equipment as alledged in this complaint. Do you?


49 posted on 12/05/2009 8:46:57 AM PST by deport (87 DAYS UNTIL THE TEXAS PRIMARY....... MARCH 2, 2010)
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To: Sub-Driver
Here's Andree McLeod hard at work.


50 posted on 12/05/2009 8:49:52 AM PST by McGruff (We're Going Rogue Baby!)
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