What I do find fascinating, though, is the tenacity of Alaska muckraker Andree McLeod. Here is her comment to the ADN blog entry:
The clothes, accessories and beauty services the Palins received add up to DOUBLE the $150K amount and is closer to $300K. BUT Palin has listed a total ZERO of that amount on her APOC financial disclosure form.
There are still dozens and dozens of gifts unopened that have not been claimed by Palin and family as Alaska law mandates. There is no amount listed for debts owed. There are no amounts for discounts given to family either, among other things.
Will APOC request Palin for specific amounts for debts owing, discounts and undisclosed gifts without having someone file a complaint?
Will APOC do their job and request Palin to amend the form without having someone file a complaint?
Andree's questions are appropriate. I wish the Associated Press and the Anchorage Daily News were pursuing that, instead of snarkily dealing with individuals like McLeod, AK Muckraker and Linda Kellen who have the courage to ask tough questions.