“Legislation” is not “Legislation” in Sarah Palin’s Alaska


If your reaction to the name “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” was to think that Sarah Palin owned and controlled Alaska, you would be right. Normal rules of ethics and logic don’t apply in Sarah Palin’s Alaska. There is only one rule in Sarah Palin’s Alaska. It is that Sarah Palin controls all government entities. Throw away logic and reason, fairness and morality. Remember that the Empress rules in Sarah Palin’s Alaska. Here are some specific examples that I learned about the hard way:

 

1. ANCHORAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE

Logically, I would presume that if you were the Chief of Police in the Anchorage Police Department, you would be ethical and moral. I would not expect you to be incapable of making a mistake but once a mistake had been brought to your attention, I assumed you would strive to correct your mistake and set the record straight. I was wrong.

The APD issued its press release to the National Enquirer, at the request of Sarah Palin’s attorney. It was shown to be inconsistent with the Anchorage Police Department’s own records. Specifically, they reported that there was no evidence in their possession that tied Todd Palin to a prostitute. I brought to their attention that they had cell phones and a lap top in their possession from Shailey Tripp and Kashawn Thomas, that were never examined, but in their possession. APD Chief Mew refused to clarify the Press Release.

 

The Press Release stated that the arrest of Shailey Tripp, the one charged with running a house of prostitution, was the result of police investigation, and was not the result of a tip from someone in her building who reportedly saw Todd coming and going from the building. When I pointed out to the APD that their own records identified Mr. Fortier, by name, as the person in the building who reported the illegal activity, Chief Mew refused again to issue a modification or retraction of the Press Release.

2. TROOPERGATE

A bipartisan legislative panel determined that Sarah Palin violated state ethics law that prohibits public officials from using their office for personal gain. The specific words were:

“Governor Palin knowingly permitted a situation to continue where impermissible pressure was placed on several subordinates in order to advance a personal agenda, to wit: To get Trooper Michael Wooten fired.”

The Palin administration was “shockingly amateurish; disturbingly so.”

Yet, when Sarah Palin explained these findings her account was completely the opposite. She said:

“Well, I’m very, very pleased to be cleared of any legal wrongdoing … any hint of any kind of unethical activity there,”

There were no consequences for the unethical activity of Sarah Palin in the Troopergate Matter, and no consequences for Palin stating to the press that she had been “completely vindicated”.

3. FILM TAX CREDIT

Sarah Palin’s Alaska received a $1.2 Million tax credit at the expense of the Alaska tax payers. The law that created the tax credit expressly excluded films made for political purposes. Palin herself admitted that the show was political in nature. I personally cited 23 examples of political matters directly discussed in the show. I thought the Alaska film department would revoke the tax credit if I brought this information to their attention. I was wrong again.

4. HUNTING LICENSE VIOLATION

The state of Alaska requires a hunting license for anyone who hunts in Alaska. The Fish and Game Department confirmed that Sarah Palin did not have a hunting license in 2008. When she took the national stage at the Republican Convention in the fall of 2008 and talked about hunting in Alaska, the Fish and Game department didn’t seem to care. I thought Sarah Palin was required to follow the laws like other Alaskans. I was wrong again.

 

5. ETHICS VIOLATION- COMPENSATION DERIVED FROM “LEGISLATION” THAT WAS NOT “LEGISLATION”

Many people reported on the appearance of impropriety when Sarah Palin’s Alaska derived $1,200,000 in tax credit as a result of a law enacted during Palin’s administration. Sarah Palin starred in the production and was the Executive Producer of the show. Sarah Palin was paid $2,000,000 for her involvement in making the show. The Alaska Ethics Code that applies to the Governor expressly prohibits the Ex-Governor from making money for two years after leaving office, from “legislation” that she was involved with during her term as Governor. Within the first year after she resigned Palin made $2,000,000.00 from a show that was reimbursed for part of her salary as a result of the “legislation” she signed into law during the time she was Governor. The Alaska Attorney General, the one appointed by Sean Parnell who became the Governor after Palin resigned, denied the Ethics Complaint reasoning that “legislation” was not the same thing as “legislation.”

Now I have a clear understanding of the reason the “reality” show was named “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.”

Later today I will be posting a copy of my letter to the Alaska Attorney General asking for reconsideration of his decision that “legislation” under the Palin administration is not in fact “legislation.” Given the history above, I have no expectation that the AG will do the right thing. Most people have forgotten about the fourth finding in the Troopergate matter that :

“Alaska’s Attorney General, who was the conduit for requests for information from the executive branch, failed “to substantially comply” with the investigator’s request to Mrs Palin to answer by email questions from the inquiry. That was a different AG, but it was the Attorney General’s office in Alaska, and it is a perfect example of the ability of the Alaska Attorney General to ignore the law and avoid accountability to anyone. If Mr. Burns ignores this request for rehearing (A Copy of which will be posted later today) he will confirm that Alaska is still owned by Sarah Palin.

 

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  1. she plays alot of twisted word games ..repeating exactly what you said to her removing the damaging word. The woman is sharp as a tack when it comes to lying. But when it comes to every day run of the mill politics..the beoctch KNOWS NOTHING. She’sa worthless piece horse dog and rat dung all wrapped in one. She even looks like a rat. Clearly..I’m sick of this joke of woman that the media insists on acting like she’s anything but a BASKET CASE who needs to be locked up far away and never ever release her again. Please.

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  2. Malia, I cannot say enough how I admire your persistence. If you accomplish nothing else, you have established a public record of the obstruction of the legal system by Palin and her cronies. Thank you.

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    1. _wink_,
      I’ll sleep better knowing that if the AG dismisses the complaint now, that there really is nothing more I could do than move to Alaska, and run for office. My family really comes first, so I won’t be moving to Alaska, but I wish someone there would run against this corrupt government.

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  3. One of the many reasons I will never travel to Alaska, such an incredibly corrupt state government and so brazen in their lies.

    Clinton was excoriated for his “it depends on what the meaning of is is” but “legislation is not legislation” is accepted by republicans now? Bunch of hypocrites…

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    1. Barbara,
      When I got the call from the Associated Press regarding the dismissal they asked for my comment. I said I was “shocked” and I was shocked that any attorney could say that. Now I realize that if Palin could say she was vindicated in the Troopergate matter, that the AG could say legislation was not legislation.

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  4. Thank you, Malia for keeping the fire to the feet of the Alaska ’empress’. Maybe with everyone headed in the same direction we can take her and her puppet (parnell) down?

    I also appreciate your commentary on Rick Perry, who is just as cancerous for the American republic.

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    1. FrostyAK,
      Perry is probably more dangerous because he comes from Texas who has so many electoral votes. Everyone should be paying attention to the GOP primary.! Malia

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  5. Maila,
    You article covers pretty much what I want to put in my petition lol! Also Dave Worrell from the Alaska Film office contacted Sarah Jones:
    http://www.politicususa.com/en/alaska-sarah-palin-film-tax
    And lets not forget Bailey documented in his book Palin’s desire to do a reality show WAY BACK when, Bristol had remarked “They’ll see some shit” and Sarah giggled and Baily was shocked. So her doing this film credit “just in time for Sarah Palins Alaska” was not a coinkydink!
    You summed it up quite nice, “Remember that the Empress rules in Sarah Palin’s Alaska.”
    And she also still using State resources to DDoS blogs she doesn’t care for! Will be anxiously awaiting your next post.
    And I hope to have a petition going soon. The White house has a new Petition site 🙂

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    1. crystalwolf,
      The letters have been mailed, and I have done all I know to do. I would hope that some of the citizens of Alaska would put pressure on their elected officials to demand a hearing. If the panel is really bipartisan then we could all live with their decision, but until then we should demand that Sarah Palin follow the law.

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  6. Now Malia, you should know a purty little thang like Sarah Paylin don’t have to follow no rules. Thems is for ordinary folk like us.

    I think I’m on Scarah overload. It might be time to lie down for awhile.

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  7. Thanks for taking a shot at trying to hold SP accountable. Yep, she’s got Alaska sewed up tight, at least for the moment. Ultimately the truth will prevail.

    I think her hunger for a national spotlight has ruined her “long game”. Had she stayed in Alaska she could have grifted happily and quietly for the rest of her life.

    I think she is burning through her SarahPAC funds at a scorching rate, and probably her personal funds as well. (I notice she has a new luxury house in Arizona, but has yet to buy the house next door to her in Wasilla.)

    I think she will be forced to run, just to keep up with her “national celebrity” lifestyle.

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  8. BRAVA, Malia !

    At the time the incidents you’ve cited here occurred, they were spread out over time, some only barely (if at all) covered by the media.

    That made it a lot easier for the Grifting Grizzly to ignore or lie about them — memories are, after all, short and simpletons are so easily confused by details.

    But seeing them laid out like this with clear, concise explanations proves Palin has a pattern of not letting piddly little laws stand between her and money — not even a law she helped to enact !

    I hereby nominate Sarah Palin for a prison sentence.

    All in favor … raise your ire !

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    1. Sarah Palin has a serpent’s heart,
      Those family vacations are really expensive, especially when you have to buy books for everyone.

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  9. Alaska likes to flex its muscles because of its oil and gas reserves, but at the end of the day, the population of AK (70,000) is no larger than a third-tier city in the lower 48, making Palin the equivalent of a mayor.

    If one looks at her in that light, SP probably did an “okay” job as mayor because she worked the cronyism, bribery and regular breaches of ethics that make a lot of small cities ‘work.’ However, her so-called “executive experience” is only that, in no way equivalent to the complexity of running a state in the lower 48…at all.

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