Palin says Alaska needs new ethics policy - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Palin says Alaska needs new ethics policy


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is firing back at critics after yet another ethics complaint was filed against her.

Palin said in a news release late Friday that she hopes the latest complaint is a "wake-up call" to lawmakers and the public that a new ethics policy is needed in the state. The release was posted online through her Twitter account.

Palin says the complaint, filed Friday with the state personnel board, shows how the ethics process has become distorted in Alaska.

The complaint alleges Palin has been paid for media interviews. Palin's chief of staff, Mike Nizich (NYE'-zick), called the allegation absurd.

The complaint is the 17th filed against Palin and the second since she announced July 3 she is resigning. Most of them have been dismissed as baseless.