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First – she spent $50,000 on an office in this building?  Wow! 

“Executive abilities?  She doesn’t have any,” said former Wasilla City Council member Nick Carney, who selected and groomed Palin for her first political race in 1992 and served with her after her election to the City Council.

Four years later, the ambitious Palin won the Wasilla mayor’s office — after scorching the “tax and spend mentality” of her incumbent opponent. But Carney, Palin’s estranged former mentor, and others in city hall were astounded when they found out about a lavish expenditure of Palin’s own after her 1996 election. According to Carney, the newly elected mayor spent more than $50,000 in city funds to redecorate her office, without the council’s authorization.

According to Carney, Palin’s office makeover included flocked, red wallpaper. “It looked like a bordello.”

Read the rest of the story at:  http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2008/09/17/palin_mayor/