Editing Sarah Palin's Home Away From Work

These aren't changes we can believe in.


Jack beat me to my favorite story of the day—that Gov. Sarah Palin charged Alaska taxpayers $60 a night for evenings she spent at home. But he missed what is for me the clinching comic detail of the piece: "She wrote some form of 'Lodging—own residence' or 'Lodging—Wasilla residence' more than 30 times at the same time she took a per diem, according to the reports. In two dozen undated amendments to the reports, the governor deleted the reference to staying in her home but still charged the per diem."

Are those changes we can believe in?