An Alaska investigator, working for the state ethics board, has determined that there is evidence that Sarah Palin violated ethics laws by authorizing the formation of a fund that private citizens can dontate to, to help her pay off her legal bills. She has approximately $500,000 in legal fees built up from defending herself against trumped up ethics violation charges.
The Alaska Trust Fund, the fund set up to accept donations, has a limit of $150 per donor, and a stated goal of $500,000. It is unknown how much of that had been donated at this point.
"In contrast, Governor Palin is able to generate donations because of the fact that she is a public official and a public figure. Were it not for the fact that she is governor and a national political figure, it is unlikely that many citizens would donate money to her legal defense fund."
- Attorney Thomas Daniel, the investigator
Bill Clinton racked up millions of dollars in legal fees defending himself against all of his sexual offenses while in office. He and the First Bitch received millions of dollars in donations for their legal defense fund, at the end of their term and afterwards. The Clintons didn't pay a dime of all those legal fees - corporations, foreign governments, and some individuals did it for them.
So what's the difference? It seems almost too simple, but the only thing I see is that Palin is a Republican, and the Clintons are Democrats.
Update - Now we know what the deal is ... Thomas Daniel, the investigator, is a big Democrat doner, having given over $3500 over the past few years to Democrat candidates. In addition, he is a partner in a law firm that represented Obama's Presidential Campaign. So, the Dems are using him to fire more unfounded attacks at her .... Disgusting.