Monday, June 15, 2009

Webathon to Retire Palin Legal Debt

Ever since John McCain named her as his running mate, Sarah Palin's political opponents have exploited the Alaska ethics complaint system to bring frivolous charges against her. Time and again, the complaints are rejected as unfounded, but she has incurred about a half million dollars in legal expenses just to defend against them.
A legal defense fund was established to help retire that debt (bizarrely sparking yet another ethics complaint, alleging that the fund itself is unethical; they like their victims unable to defend themselves), and a week-long Webathon is starting today to make a big push to get it done. Governor Palin has set the maximum allowable contribution from any individual at $150, and prohibited any corporations, oartnerships, or unions, foreigners, lobbyists, or anyone who thinks they might be doing business with the State of Alaska, to avoid even the appearance of impropriety. That means there won't be any big donors, and they'll have to make it up in volume.

The fine folks at have created this video to kick off the festivities, and briefly explain why it's needed:

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