Friday, September 4, 2009
Another Palin-related ethics charge dismissed
The latest development came Thursday night when Alaska’s deputy attorney general announced that a complaint against a former aide to the former Republican governor had been dismissed.
Bill McAllister, a former spokesman for Palin, was accused of using state resources—including his time—to politically benefit Palin before, during and after she was picked as Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) running
The complaint was the fifth filed by self-described Alaska government watchdog Andrée McLeod to be dismissed. A sixth McLeod complaint, filed shortly before Palin left office, is still pending.
One of the issues raised by McLeod was McAllister’s response to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bob Poe’s criticism that Palin, while running to be vice president, was not fulfilling her duties as governor.
“It is unfortunate that Mr. Poe would claim, counter to the obvious facts, that the governor is putting national political aspirations above her role as chief executive of the state. Since the election, the governor has spent less than a day out of state attending to partisan activities,” McAllister responded.
McAllister explained his remark in an interview with POLITICO. (continues HERE)