Washington Post Reports a New Palin "Scandal"
9:28 AM, Sep 9, 2008 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
In the Washington Post front-page story "Palin Billed State for Nights Spent at Home", James V. Grimaldi and Karl Vick breathlessly report that Sarah Palin and her family billed some expenses to the state. The angle of the story is that although "Palin cast herself as a crusader for fiscal rectitude as Alaska's governor", that's not who she really is.
National Review's John J. Miller cuts through the Post's attempt to trump up a scandal:
As Miller notes, Palin spent much less than her predecessor. Buried about 1,000 words deep in a 1,380 word story is this paragraph:
Maybe the Post could have titled the story "Palin Spends 80% Less Than Former Governor".