www.huffingtonpost.com/jaye-saranda/palin-can-be-frugal-becau_b_138239.html Um. I don't have a tanning bed. I also don't take my kids on official Alaska business and bill the taxpayer. Idon't bill the state for nights I stay HOME. And I don't have 51,000 dollars that I can bill back to taxpayers so that I can remodel my office and mansion.
Palin spent most of the funds, $45,137, in April to build and furnish three offices inside her suite at the Robert B. Atwood Building in Anchorage, records show.
In June 2007, Palin spent $5,380 for labor and materials on a 72-inch wooden display case in her Juneau office. The case houses a football and basketball signed by players from championship high school teams, native artwork, a Klondike Trail mug and other items, said gubernatorial spokesman William D. McAllister.
Another $1,205 was spent in February 2007 on blinds for an arched window and stairwell at the governor’s mansion in Juneau.
Palin didn't complain when they did it. In fact, it wasn't until all this came ou in the media that SUDDENLY they decided the clothes would go back or get donated to charity. That's Republicans for ya-think the American public is stupid.
P.S. Excellent commentary on why Palin can afford to be frugal... because the taxpayers foot her bill. Buried in this article is that the RNC actually paid $900 plus expenses so that Palin could have a tan for the campaign trail.