Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has made a crackdown on gift-giving to state
officials a centerpiece of her ethics reform agenda, has accepted gifts valued
at $25,367 from industry executives, municipalities and a cultural center whose
board includes officials from some of the largest mining interests....
About a quarter of the entities bestowing gifts on the governor are
represented by one of Alaska's most influential mining lobbyists....
On forms disclosing the gifts, Palin, who is the Republican vice
presidential nominee, routinely checked "no" when asked whether she was in a
position to "take official action that may affect the person who gave me the
Records show that 23 of the gifts were offered during Palin's
early months in office, when she was pushing the legislature to address a state
corruption scandal by passing a package of ethics reforms....
Palin has come under fire for speaking out against a statewide
initiative, Proposition 4, that would have imposed costly environmental
regulations on mining operations....
So someone with more video editing skillz than me just needs to float Palin's head on top of Claude Raine's. Maybe even blank out the last part of the audio and substitute this dialogue:
I'm shocked - shocked! - that there's corrupt gift-taking in here.
Your gifts, Governor Palin.
(Crossposted to the Obama website.)