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