Wednesday, April 14, 2010

CSU students find Palin papers in garbage

CSU students find Palin papers in garbage
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Wyatt Buchanan, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau
April 14, 2010

Students at Cal State Stanislaus discovered evidence that documents related to an upcoming speaking engagement by Sarah Palin were shredded and dumped after the university claimed that no public documents existed, a state senator said on Tuesday.

The students appeared at a Sacramento news conference with state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, Tuesday morning and said they found the documents on Friday in a trash bin outside the university's administration building in Turlock.

On Tuesday afternoon, Attorney General Jerry Brown said he was launching a "broad investigation" into the alleged dumping of documents and to examine finances of the CSU Stanislaus Foundation, which is hosting the June 25 event featuring the former governor of Alaska and vice presidential candidate.

"This is not about Sarah Palin," Brown said in a statement. "She has every right to speak at a university event.... The issues are public disclosure and financial accountability in organizations embedded in state-run universities."...

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