Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, center sporting an Arctic Cat jacket, hugs her husband Todd, as their daughter Piper watches, left, before he and his partner began the Tesoro Iron Dog snowmachine race in Big Lake Feb. 8, 2009.
The SKINNY...she wore Arctic Cat logo gear at the Iron Dog race, ran up and gave her husband a good luck kiss (she was there on official government business). Now it also needs to be mentioned here, that Arctic Cat just happens to be her husbands official sponsor...she just happens to be Governor....she just happens to be a NEWS MAGNET...Artic Cat's logo would RACE AROUND THE WORLD if she wore it when she delivered that kiss, and SHE KNEW IT.
To listen to her, she acts as if she was JUST WEARING A COAT because it was COLD OUT...who are we kidding. She knew exactly what she was doing, had on a BRAND NEW LOGOed ARTIC CAT coat on.
Let me splain it to you ditzy...If Sarah was just a plain old ordinary unknown Alaskan housewife running up to give her hubby a kiss, she can do whatever it is she wants to do. If she were a well known public celebrity that was NO LONGER IN OFFICE what she did would also NOT MATTER...she might or might not see that picture race around the world, but if it does, GREAT FOR HER HUSBAND as sponsors expect a return on their investment in the team. However, as a GOVERNOR, you have to carry yourself in a way that is ABOVE REPROACH, in a way that does not show favoritism. She KNEW before she put that jacket on, that the press would TAKE THAT PICTURE, knew it would provide HUGE REWARDS to both her and her husband for years to come. She BROKE ALASKA's ETHICS RULES, and in a BIG WAY...that little cat guaranteed her Husband's surgery for years to come, gave her and her husband a HUGE FINANCIAL REWARD.
Palin calls blogger's ethics complaint bogus
ALLEGED CONFLICT: Governor wore arctic cat gear at iron dog.
Published: March 24th, 2009 08:40 PM
Last Modified: March 25th, 2009 08:59 AM
The second ethics complaint in a week filed against Gov. Sarah Palin alleges a conflict of interest when she wore Arctic Cat logo gear during this year's Tesoro Iron Dog snowmachine race.
Arctic Cat sponsors Palin's husband, Todd, in the world's longest snowmachine race -- Big Lake to Nome to Fairbanks.
Palin, in a press release, said it's all bogus.
"Yes, I wore Arctic Cat snow gear at an outdoor event, because it was cold outside, and by the way, today, I am wearing clothes bearing the names of Alaska artists, and a Glennallen Panthers basketball hoodie," Palin said in the release. "I am a walking billboard for the team's fundraiser! Should I expect to see an ethics charge for wearing these, or the Carhartts I wear to many public events? How much will this blogger's asinine political grandstanding cost all of us in time and money?"