"Just Tell Them...

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Susan B. Anthony

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Cutting the Fat in Alaska: "Wah! She's Not Spending Enough!!"

Tell me something..... If you had THIS at home, would you stay in the "Governor's Mansion?"

Well, boohoo..... The good old boys don't like the fact that Sarah is saving their state money!

"During her first two years in office, Palin charged the state almost $18,000 for meal allowances while living in Wasilla and commuting 40 miles to her office in Anchorage. But McAllister said Palin spent $100,000 less than Murkowski spent living in the governor's mansion in Juneau, the state capital, during his last two years in office.

"It's a different kind of expense. It hasn't been calculated this way before because previous governors have not spent that much time away from the mansion. But the fact of the matter is in terms of the amount of money, she is charging the state much less," McAllister said."


"Sen. Kim Elton, D-Juneau, said the governor's staff was comparing "the $17,000 apple to the $100,000 orange."

"First I want to see how that $100,000 adds up and secondly, I guess I'm skeptical about whether she would be living in the mansion if she weren't able to collect per diem at home," Elton said.

"Yes, $17,000 is less than $100,000 but $17,000 is a lot higher than zero. And if she's going to work out of her home in Wasilla, the choice is between zero and $17,000 and not $17,000 and $100,000.""

Wahhh! I guess they wanted her to spend more "stimulus" money from Obama???

Or, maybe they are just jealous of what she has at home???


  1. Anonymous12:53 PM

    God these bastards are infuriating. She is saving them a ton of money and they just cant see past the fact she's a woman doing a better job that they could ever do.

  2. Anonymous7:03 PM

    Sunshinelvr said..

    well, they could be just jealous of what Todd has at home! :lol:

  3. Anonymous9:19 PM

    It is so tacky the way people take bits out of context in a complicated situation and imply that Sarah is doing something wrong!

    The people who really understand how travel works in Alaska -- ie the Alaskan people -- gave Sarah an 82% approval rating in Jan 2008 and again in August 2008.