"We've spent pretty close to about a third of a million dollars, and it's getting to be really expensive," said Al Tamagni, a member of the board.The perpetually stuck-on-stupid Palin-hater and political gadfly Andree McLeod doesn't get it:
"The whole way to mitigate all this is for Palin to behave ethically," said McLeod, who filed the complaint that was dismissed by the board on Wednesday.What McLeod and her fellow anklebiters do not understand is that Gov. Palin has behaved ethically, which the Board's dismissals of the string of politcally-motivated complaints like hers emphasizes.
Now the frivolous filers are attempting to play the victim card:
Valerie Henning told the board that fear of a backlash has prevented her from filing a complaint against the governor's practice of collecting per diem for time spent at her home in Wasilla.Zane Henning, Valerie's husband, is one of those who filed an ethics complaint, only to have it dismissed.
What will it take for these people who are, rather incompetently, trying to take down the governor using trumped-up ethics complaints as a weapon? Hey, I've got an idea (not that it's a new one or anything). Re-write the law so that if an ethics complaint against a sitting Alaska governor is dismissed or otherwise ruled against, the person or persons who filed it would have to pay all of the state's incurred costs of addressing the complaint. Or is that too fair and makes too much sense to ever happen?
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