ANCHORAGE, AK - Alaska governor Sarah Palin said the most recent ethics complaint filed against her serves as a "wake-up call" that her state needs new ethics policies.
"I just don't know where these mavericks keep coming from," said Palin, referring to those who have filed this and the other sixteen complaints against her; the most recent is for allegedly receiving payment for media appearances.
"If we simply passed a law that says it's okay for me to get paid for a media appearance once in a while," she said, "it wouldn't be necessary to distract state officials, pulling them away from other important assignments and spending millions of dollars in taxpayer money to investigate these kinds of complaints.
"There's nothing unethical about that," she explained.
Some have pointed out it is not the charges leveled against Palin, but the dismissal of those sixteen previous complaints filed against her that actually proves her point, demonstrating Alaska's desperate need for ethics reform; otherwise, they say, she would have been in deep moose sh*t.
Others note this may indicate she is more prepared to take the reins of the Republican party in hand than many would have previously believed, having shown an almost Dubya-like ability to cleverly spin this issue while still looking like a complete dope.