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  •  Here is what the Ethics Report says: (7+ / 0-)

    (emphasis mine)

    "I also am aware of the fact that the creation of legal defense funds is a common practice for federal office holders...  The ethics provisions governing members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives specifically permit members of Congress to have Legal Expense Trust Funds so long as they comply with certain restrictions similar to the ones that the Alaska Fund Trust has imposed."

    "However, there is not a similar provision in the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act or its implementing regulations that allows state officials to establish legal defense funds. Perhaps there should be, but that is a matter for the legislature to address.  My job is to apply the statute as currently written."

    Pages 8 and 9 from Thomas M. Daniel's report on Sarah Palin's ethics violations by her legal defense fund.  A PDF download of the report is available here.

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