Nice Work if You Can Get it: Palin Paid Herself to Live at Home

Election '08

The Washington Post has an article this morning on the 312 nights Sarah Palin spent in her own home -- and still charged the state for 312 days of "per diem" allowance (which is supposed to cover expenses while traveling).

The media narrative is that Palin cut back wasteful government spending in Alaska and took on her own party to do so.  But that becomes less compelling when you factor in that she paid herself $16,951 to live at home.  And it's not like she can toss her hair and say that "this is just the way things are done in Alaska":

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