Sleazy Slimy Grifter Talibunny Bagging Big Bucks in Obscene Per Diem Scam
Insane Jesufascist hillbilly Alaska Governor Sarah ‘Talibunny’ Palin is facing her 10,000th ethics complaint by an infallible witness to the truth who claims her collection of per diem payments to stay at home, instead of residing in the governor’s mansion in Juneau or accepting the fact that she is a commuter employee who drives to work at a state office building, is a criminal enterprise amounting to an illegal increase in salary, Stinque.com has learned.
Alaskan civic hero Zane Henning filed his complaint with the state and fired off a blistering, righteous press release this week charging the Talibunny with grasping nickel-dime profiteering at state expense:
“I am charging that the Governor has given herself a raise for personal gain by using the per diem process, which is in direct conflict with Section 39.52.120. (a) of the Alaska Executive Ethics Act,” Henning wrote. “The State of Alaska provides housing in the state’s capital of Juneau for our Governor, so there should be no extra expense if she desires to stay in her own home. More than a thousand state employees commute from the Mat-Su Valley daily and none of them get to pocket free money.”
A column by Geoffrey Dunn at the Huffington Post this week reminds readers that “The Washington Post first broke this story last September during the 2008 presidential race, but until now, no formal ethics charges have been brought on the matter in Alaska.” Everyone was apparently so stunned at the genocidal, kleptomaniacal horror of the Bush Administration that mere swindling of the largest state in the union took a while to register on everyone’s outrage meter.
Thankfully, Henning, a self-styled conservative activist and oilfield worker from Wasilla, seems to leap from bed at dawn fuming with glorious indignation. Mother Jones points up in its report on the matter that, “Last November, he filed a complaint accusing Palin of misusing state facilities when she talked to reporters about her 2008 campaign in her state office. In March, the state personnel board dismissed the matter.” In his latest broadside, Henning observes the time-honored muck-raker’s convention of following the money, howling with righteous fury in a letter to Alaska Attorney General Daniel S. Sullivan that Palin has “been charging and pocketing per diem to live in her home and has used the process for a personal gain since being elected.”
The reasons why I am filing this complaint are as follows:
* State travel regulations specify per diem can’t be claimed when travel is less than 50 miles from a state employee’s workplace. Palin works out of her Anchorage office in the Atwood Building which is a scant 45-mile commute from her Wasilla home.
* Palin is exempt from personnel and travel rules which means she does NOT HAVE to collect any per diem ever when working out of her Anchorage office.
* And most importantly, State Statute 39.20.010 distinctly stipulates that the governor’s salary is $125,000. Period. By pocketing this free money, Palin violates Alaska law by giving herself a raise that totals to thousands of dollars….
“The Governor is quitting her job and now more than ever the State of Alaska along with its residents need to be reimbursed for the per diem charges including interest and a fine. Governor Palin is setting precedent for future governors. My hope was that one of our lemming legislators would take a stand and hold Palin accountable for this act, but since that has not happened, it is up to private citizens, like myself, to hold our Governor accountable,” stated Henning.