Palin’s Latest Ethics Complaint

Has Sarah Palin sold her body … to advertisers? The Anchorage Daily News reports that an ethics complaint has been filed against Palin—the second this week—alleging a conflict of interest when she wore Arctic Cat logo gear during the Tesoro Iron Dog snow machine race. Arctic Cat sponsors her husband Todd in the race. Palin fired back against the complaint in a letter: “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. 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?” The Palin administration has faced 10 ethics complaints, six of which have been dismissed.