"Gov. Sarah Palin said she would not accept an increase, so the commission dropped the raises for her and the lieutenant governor. Palin's department heads would still get increases of between $5,000 and $7,000, to a flat $135,000. Compared to private-sector positions that oversee hundreds of employees, with budgets in the tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars, a $135,000 salary is a bargain."Never mind that Palin didn't create the "mixed-up system" the ADN is complaining about -- she simply refused to accept a pay increase. But that's what you get from the folks at Unhinged Central. Hat tip: Conservatives for Palin, via email.
"But it's just bizarre that the commissioners will be making more than the governor. If Gov. Palin doesn't want to take a pay raise, she can turn it down or give it to charity. Don't create a mixed-up system where the underlings make more than the chief executive."
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