|"Look purse carrier, you better come up with some new ways we can get some cash, and I mean right now!"|
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her husband, Todd, are among 947 claimants qualified for a piece of about $1 million in remaining settlement funds from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in the waters of Prince William Sound.
The Palins are claimants No. 655 and 656. How much of a claim they may be due is unknown.
Their place on that list is colored by the former governor's assertions in the 2009 book "Going Rogue: An American Life" that her administration helped those impacted by one of the country's worst environmental disasters.
In 2009, a lawyer for the Exxon Valdez plaintiffs told Reuters that the former governor's claims of aid were mostly "cockamamie bullshit."
That lawyer, Dave Oesting, remains lead attorney for Exxon Valdez plaintiffs, and may soon find Palin among those claimants who come calling to collect.
You know there are people who really suffered, or lost their livelihoods completely, due to that spill. The Palins are not among those people.
The fact that this millionaire couple's name is on this list is indefensible.
It will ultimately not really be that muhc money, and it just reinforces what Alaskans have known about the mall along. They are NOTHING but lowlife grifters.