Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Palin Files Financial Disclosures

Mel Bryant reports for C4P

Sarah Palin's final financial disclosure for her time as governor has been filed with the Alaska Public Offices Commission. The forms cover the period from January 1, 2009 to July 26, 2009 when Palin stepped down as governor of Alaska.

In the disclosure, Palin says that she received $1.25 million from HarperCollins, the publisher of Going Rogue, as "retainer for book." The forms provide no other details on the book deal, but it's likely that, when all is said and done, the governor will earn quite a bit more than the $1.25 million advance she had received as of July 26th. Meg Stapleton, the governor's spokesperson, gave this quote about the book deal to the Anchorage Daily News:
The Governor has complied with Alaska disclosure law by her filing yesterday. Now, as a private citizen, her business dealings, including her publishing agreement, are confidential.
The disclosure lists only two debts: a home loan and legal fees incurred fighting the anklebiters as governor.

The forms also list a number of gifts, including tickets to a Yankees game for Governor Palin, Todd Palin, and Willow Palin worth $4,250. The tickets were a gift from Rudy Guiliani. You might recall that David Letterman made some very inappropriate comments in relation to that game.

You can read the full disclosure here.
More details here


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