Tuesday, September 09, 2008

It's called "gaming the system"

This is all over the internet today so you've probably already heard about it but I figure I would be remiss if I didn't tell you about this Washington Post report:

ANCHORAGE, Sept. 8 -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has billed taxpayers for 312 nights spent in her own home during her first 19 months in office, charging a "per diem" allowance intended to cover meals and incidental expenses while traveling on state business.

It sounds as if she was somehow within the letter of the law in doing so but how can a person justify that, really, and call herself a "fiscal conservative"?

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