Two months before [Sarah] Palin‘s tenure as mayor ended in 2002, she asked city planning officials to forgive zoning violations so she could sell her house. Palin had a buyer, but he wouldn’t close the deal unless she persuaded the city to waive the violations with a code variance.
Palin also cut taxes on snow machines and snow machine races at a time when she and her husband ran a snow mobile store. She also accepted freebies like an “awesome facial” and “gorgeous flowers.”
Noted without comment, although if you’re a teenage boy (or Radar‘s Neel Shah), we’re pretty sure which part of that last sentence you’re keying in on right now. [Washington Independent]