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Another McLeod Ethics Complaint Fails: Officially Found to Lack Merit

Posted by Sarah Palin Web Brigade on May 28, 2009

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 09-134 Another McLeod Ethics Complaint Fails

sarah_palin_official_photoMay 27, 2009, Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Sarah Palin today welcomed the news that yet another ethics complaint against her has been officially found to lack merit and has been dismissed.

Michael Geraghty, investigator for the State Personnel Board, concluded that there is no need for a hearing on the complaint filed in March by Andree McLeod, who has been a vocal critic of the governor since being denied employment with the state last year.

This is the 13th ethics complaint against the governor or her staff that has been resolved with no finding of a violation of the executive ethics act. A few more are pending.

“While the complaint process under the ethics act can be a useful tool for holding state officials accountable, it’s obvious that political opponents of the governor have been abusing the system, attempting to turn their resentments into legal issues,” said Bill McAllister, the governor’s communications director. “We’re grateful that the personnel board and its investigators have taken a rational approach to these matters, finding that the vast majority of the complaints did not even warrant the collection of evidence because they failed to assert any violation of the law.”

McLeod’s complaint, amended several times since it was first filed, made eight separate allegations against the governor. McLeod said that there were two matters showing an improper connection between the governor’s office and her political action committee; that two comments made by McAllister about the governor’s travel plans were political in nature; that the governor’s trip to Evansville, Indiana, for a right to life event used state resources, and that she improperly accepted gifts there, including chocolate, baked goods and a hockey stick from a youth hockey group; that the governor’s daughter, Bristol, used state resources in her efforts on behalf of the Candies Foundation; and that the governor’s press release concerning her selection as a vice presidential candidate was improper. Geraghty found all of the allegations to be baseless and not worthy of an investigation.

http://www.gov.state.ak.us/news.php?id=1869

2 Responses to “Another McLeod Ethics Complaint Fails: Officially Found to Lack Merit”

  1. Bill Kuster said

    Ms McLeod’s latest ethics complaint states Ms Palin drew her state salary while campaigning for federal election. She must also feel that Obama is also at risk since he drew salary as a Senator while campaigning for the Presidency! And Biden also.

  2. Rhonda Gallion said

    Ms. McLeod cannot help the fact that she isn’t pretty or thin like Sarah Palin…. but for goodness sakes… can’t she find another hobby that is HELPFUL and PRODUCTIVE for our country??.. Envy gets you nowhere..

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