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#87: Palin spent $50,000 redecorating her office

This one from Salon, quoting, surprise, a political opponent:

Four years later, the ambitious Palin won the Wasilla mayor’s office — after scorching the “tax and spend mentality” of her incumbent opponent. But Carney, Palin’s estranged former mentor, and others in city hall were astounded when they found out about a lavish expenditure of Palin’s own after her 1996 election. According to Carney, the newly elected mayor spent more than $50,000 in city funds to redecorate her office, without the council’s authorization.

Interestingly, I can’t find any mention of this in any source before the Salon story. In particular, neither the Anchorage Daily News nor the Wat-Su Frontiersman seem to have it.

Anyone who can find a more contemporaneous source?

Update: a commenter at Just One Minute (I’ve lost the link for the moment) did a Lexis/Nexis search and can’t find anything about it before the Salon feature.

I think this one has to go into the “Salon will print anything if it fits their agenda” category.

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  1. DaveC | 2008-Sep-18 at 23:42 (@029) | Permalink

    one more I found and debunked here..

    No, Sarah is not a John Bircher..

    want a laugh? Someone in the comments comparing Sarah to the ‘Beast’ in Revelations in the Bible..

    No, Sarah is not the harlot in Revelations.

    Tim Lahay (sp?) has a pretty good study on Revelations and who the woman on the red beast would be..

    might be a dead end.. but trying to help out with some postings..
    I believe it is generally agreed upon that the harlot in Revelations is Babylon…
    (I remember you talking that religion is not your expertise)

  2. Charlie | 2008-Sep-19 at 15:35 (@691) | Permalink

    Well, not Christian religion, anyway. Hit me for some Buddhism or Taoism and I can tell a hawk from a handsaw.

    The Bircher one is #88.

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