Monday, October 27, 2008

More from the Anchorage Daily News

The Anchorage Daily News, in addition to endorsing Obama, also points out the realities for Sarah Palin upon returning back to Alaska, after having been handled and made into a partisan pit bull and after some changing realities in the state. Not pretty.

The paper, in an editorial headlined, Average Hockey Mom?,also points out a lot of disturbing numbers. Ouch:

$150,000 -- Amount the Republican National Committee spent on clothes for Sarah Palin at stores like Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue

$21,012 -- Amount Palin charged the state for travel by her daughters on "official" state business

2 -- Nights that Palin's daughters spent at state expense in a Fairbanks hotel so they could be present when dad finished the Iron Dog snowmachine race

$707 -- Cost the state paid, per night, for the New York City hotel where Palin and her daughter stayed

0 -- Times Tony Knowles says he billed the state for "official" travel by his school-age children during his eight years in office

$17,000 -- Per diem Palin collected from the state when working from her home in Wasilla instead of Juneau

$0 -- Federal taxes the Palins have paid on that per diem or state reimbursements for their daughters' travel

55% -- Respondents who said Palin was not qualified to serve as president if necessary, according to an Oct. 22 poll