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McLeod files ethics complaint against former Palin aide Bailey

From David Hulen in Anchorage --

Anchorage activist Andrée McLeod has filed an ethics complaint with the state Attorney General's office, this time against former Palin aide Frank Bailey, who is reportedly writing a book about her time as governor.

The complaint is based on an item in Sunday's Alaska Ear column:

“Bailey hasn’t been giving interviews, but earwigs say he and two co-writers are about 70 percent done with a manuscript based heavily on thousands of e-emails sent and received by people in the gov’s office during that period.”

The essence of McLeod's complaint is that it's unethical for Bailey to use government e-mails for personal gain if the e-mails haven't been made public. McLeod, along with the Associated Press, Mother Jones and MSNBC, asked for a variety of Palin administration e-mails in 2008 and have yet to see the release of many of them.

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