Friends and foes of Sarah Palin are cashing in on the public’s continued fascination with the Alaska governor and former GOP vice presidential candidate. Though the fundraising is not authorized by Palin, the groups are “minting money off the mere mention of her name,” Politico reported.
Meanwhile, Palin has had a rough return to Alaska politics, as Democratic and Republican state lawmakers complain that Palin is too focused on her national ambitions. “The source of the greatest tension this year between the Legislature and the executive has been certainly the appearance that the executive is prioritizing her national image, her national brand, over the day-to-day operations of state government and the interests of the state of Alaska,” Rep. Mike Hawker, Republican co-chairman of the House Finance Committee, told the New York Times.
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