Gov. Sarah Palin owes more than a half million dollars to an Anchorage law firm that has defended her against ethics complaints, and she may create a legal fund to pay the bill, she said Friday.
Legal bills have mounted fighting complaints that she called partisan, false and frivolous, starting with "the politically motivated Troopergate probe," Palin said in a written response to questions.
She said the legal bills all stem from her actions as governor.
"I must defend against these baseless ethics accusations out of my own pocket as the use of public monies to do so could itself violate state law," Palin wrote.
The debt, amassed since she was catapulted into the national spotlight during the presidential race, was revealed in her annual financial disclosure filed this week with the Alaska Public Offices Commission.
"On August 29, it seems the political landscape changed in Alaska. Now, it seems in order to do this job as Governor, with the political blood sport some are playing today, only the independently wealthy or those willing to spend their income on legal fees to defend their official actions in office ... can serve," Palin said in the written response to Daily News questions.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
3/21/2009 10:26:00 AM 2008 , Legacy Media , Progressives , Sarah Palin , stalinist tactics of the left 0 comments
Source: Anchorage Daily News
Hat Tip: Huffington Post
The left has been using what I call "political lawfare" [merging the words law and warfare] against conservative candidates and conservative causes for a long time now, hoping to win in the courts, and to discourage others from getting involved in standing for office. It is a form of psychological terrorism.
When I find out about the status of the legal fund, I will pass the word along...