ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Early estimates put the cost of Sarah Palin’s midterm resignation as Alaska governor at a minimum of $40,000, not including a special legislative session partly linked to her departure.
But that’s not good enough — let’s break it down, piece b piece t maximize the humiliation attempt.
The preliminary figures obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request show it cost the state almost $14,100 for the July 26 swearing-in ceremony of new Gov. Sean Parnell.
This would be the same Associated Press that published falsified photos of bombing strikes in Lebanon, r falsified bombing victims in Lebanon, or falsified missile strikes on ambulances in Lebanon, or the Associated Press that published a photo of a dying American Marine over the expressed wishes of the DoD that they NOT publish it.
THAT Associated Press.
The price tag for moving Palin — the former GOP vice presidential candidate — and her family from the governor’s mansion in Juneau amounted to roughly $3,328.
Sorry — I whould have warned you about the Snark Alert. Just had to get that “failed vice- Presidential bid” dig in there.
Palin’s spokeswoman, Meghan Stapleton, says suggesting the resignation cost the state is “incredibly misleading.” She says the resignation ceremony was added to a previously scheduled governor’s picnic and was organized by the lieutenant governor’s office.
However, the AP decdes to ignore Meghan, the voice of reason, and obliviously continue on their way to the witch-hunt:
The tally doesn’t include the estimated $100,000 it cost for a one-day special session last month in which lawmakers approved Palin’s pick to replace Parnell as lieutenant governor and overrode her veto of federal stimulus funds intended for energy efficiency projects.
Oh good Heavens! Gotta throw in the snarky line about the Stimulus Funds, too.
And they wonder why Mainstream Media are dying a prolonged, slow, tortuous death. Personally, it can’t happen fast enough for the AP for me.