Strategy ’08

Obama vs. the other guy, 2008

Palin Charged Taxpayers $13k to Attend Her Church


And yet another shoe drops. On the heels of the troopergate investigation finding she abused her power, we have a report showing she bilked the taxpayers for attending her church.


he camera closes in on Sarah Palin speaking to young missionaries, vowing from the pulpit to do her part to implement God’s will from the governor’s office.

What she didn’t tell worshippers gathered at the Wasilla Assembly of God church in her hometown was that her appearance that day came courtesy of Alaskan taxpayers, who picked up the $639.50 tab for her airplane tickets and per diem fees.

An Associated Press review of the Republican vice presidential candidate’s record as mayor and governor reveals her use of elected office to promote religious causes, sometimes at taxpayer expense and in ways that blur the line between church and state.

Since she took state office in late 2006, the governor and her family have spent more than $13,000 in taxpayer funds to attend at least 10 religious events and meetings with Christian pastors, including Franklin Graham, the son of evangelical preacher Billy Graham, records show.

Airplane and per diem fees: $639.50
Trampling the first amendemnt: Priceless

Update: Here is the previous problem Palin had with bilking taxpayers for staying at her home:

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    Pingback by HumidCity » Blog Archive » Palin Charged Taxpayers $13k to Attend Her Church | October 11, 2008 | Reply

  2. The mass delusion encouraged at Palin’s church ought to be studied as it contrasts with the mob mentality she unleashes at her appearances.

    Comment by Matericia | October 11, 2008 | Reply

  3. It looks like the Obama campaign ain’t gonna take it! If you thought they were not going to respond to Fox Noise and that pathetic racist Lou Dobbs, you were seriously mistaken, my friends.

    From a huffington post article (

    There will, however, be one new ripple. On Monday, Obama’s communication’s shop is expected to go on the offense on issues of voter protection after a week in which Republicans cried foul about registration efforts in various states and painted the community organizing organization ACORN as a criminal enterprise.

    Obama aides will attack Republicans for what they view as efforts to disenfranchise voters in several states, and announce a voter protection campaign involving hundreds of volunteer lawyers around the country.

    Comment by Suzie Q (not the blogger) | October 13, 2008 | Reply

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