Instapundit headlines this beauty. The Washington Post has an interesting little story on Sarah Palin and reimbursements while Alaska Governor … except as David Bernstein points out … not so much. You see David does the digging that most American reporters today just won’t do.
You have to read the article carefully to figure this out, but what the story ultimately reveals is that Palin (a) billed the state for most expenses allowed by law, including per diem when she stayed in her own home (her “duty station” was the state capitol of Juneau) in Wasilla; (b) didn’t bill the state for other expenses, when she could have done so lawfully, such as per diems for her children; and (c) spent a lot less money on expenses than did her predecessor, especially on travel and by ridding herself of the state’s personal chef.
But wait … there’s more … it turns out the per deim was also less than allowed by law and wasn’t for lodging but expenses to and from the home in Wasilla … finally make sure you follow down to the update where a Democratic colleague claims a State Commissioner was forced to resign because of similar actions … not so much again.
One wonders what they teach these J-School puppies in college … or if these little news hounds bother going to class. Perhaps a little newspaper across the snout … no wait … you don’t train a dog that way.