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Palin Subject of New Ethics Complaint

October surprise?

It's Travelgate Palin-Style. Wink. According to a CBS News report:

"Alaska Governor and Republican Vice President hopeful Sarah Palin may be facing another round of scrutiny, this time for charging the state for her children to travel with her while conducing official state business.

CBS News has obtained a copy of the complaint that Frank Gwartney, a retired lineman in Anchorage filed last Friday, with Alaska’s Attorney General, Talis Colber in Juneau. 'Palin ran on the platform of ethics, transparency and anti-corruption. I’m tired of the hypocrisy that exists in Government and people need to know the truth,' said Gwartney."

"The complaint against Governor Palin, alleges Misuse of Official Position: 'Gov. Palin attempted to and in fact did use her official position for personal gain by securing unwarranted benefits for her daughters...' All the allegations contained in the complaint are related to state reimbursed travel.

In Alaska, ethics complaints filed against the Governor are confidential. 'We can neither confirm nor refute that a complaint has been filed against Governor Sarah Palin. Any complaint remains confidential unless the person being charged waives confidentiality or if the complaint progresses to the state of probable cause,' Assistant District Attorney, Dave Jones told CBS News."

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