From the AP:

A lawyer hired to defend Sarah Palin in an ethics investigation said Tuesday he is representing Palin both personally and in her official capacity as governor... Lawyers aren't prohibited from such dual representation, but it could cause more than just billing headaches. In representing the governor's office, Van Flein's allegiance is to the office itself, not to Palin personally. Depending on where the investigation leads, that could put him in a difficult situation if Palin's interests and the interests of the public office diverge.

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