Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hollis French claimed 5x the per diem of Sarah Palin

Thanks to Governor Palin, the state of Alaska publishes it's "checkbook" online for public viewing.

I decided to go and compare Sarah Palin's "per diem" payments to those of State Senator Hollis French, the democrat leading the "troopergate" investigation.

According to the detailed report of expenses for the dates 1 July 07 to 30 Jun 08, Governor Palin was paid a total of $5,212.91. In the same time period, Hollis French was paid per diem of $25,009.12.


This seems pretty extravagant, especially when you consider that Senator French lives in Anchorage, where I imagine he does much of his work.  Just like Governor Palin.

Now this doesn't include individual payments of less than $1,000, but it's still pretty interesting.

Do you think the Washington Post would be interested... nahhhh of course not.

[UPDATE] - Hollis French collects per diem while in Juneau for legislative sessions, since he doesn't have a residence there.  Still, feel free to go to the links and do your own digging.

4 comments:

saint germain en laye said...

I think to choose Sarah Palin is a good thing for McCain, now the battle with Obama really start !

Anonymous said...

I have been through the list of payments and cannot find the Hollis French per diem payments. Can you tell me what number it is on the Excel sheet of the budget.

Thanks.

Parentalcation said...

http://fin.admin.state.ak.us/dof/checkbook_online/resource/org_detail.xls

22159
22589
22672

Parentalcation said...

Thats the org details file...