Sarah Palin has asked Alaska to help defend her from a lawsuit from an activist seeking $100,000 from Palin because he claims she waged a campaign to "punish, embarrass, discredit and silence" him, the Associated Press reports. Because that alleged smear campaign happened while she was governor, Palin thinks the state should help out.
Assistant Attorney General Dale House said... it's typical for the state to get involved if the person is being sued largely because of the title they held or because of something they did in the course of their official duties. He said there are exceptions, including for criminal cases.
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