UPDATE: A reader comes through again. The PFD computer crash did in fact happen before Sarah took office. Apparently Sarah tried to keep the matter quiet, though.
I still think it’s likely that favors were done for Sarah by the questionably qualified people she appointed to positions in the government. We all know Sarah is not going to do something nice for someone without expecting something in return. So even though Trig and Tripp did get PFD checks that doesn’t necessarily mean that their birth certificates were supplied to the agency that administers the fund.
Here are the links to news reports regarding the computer crash and how the Palin administration was reluctant to release details about the incident.
Thanks to the readers who supplied me with the following information.
There has been a lot of debate in the comments on my previous post as to whether or not Trig’s birth certificate would have been requested if he was a natural child of Sarah’s.
This link clears up that question.
Here is a screenshot of the page listing the required documentation. You can view this document on page 20 of the PDF linked to above.
For a natural child it clearly states a birth certificate is required.
I know that seems obtuse after the insurance company has been paying claims all through a woman’s pregnancy but evidently the state of Alaska is a stickler for details.
A birth certificate is also required to apply for an Alaska PFD check. Here is the link to the applicant database.
Trig and Tripp have both received these payments so that means they must both have birth certificates in their names, right?
Maybe they do but when a Governor appoints a friend to a high paying job might that friend be persuaded to do the Governor a favor such as approving PFD checks even without the necessary documents?
The following screenshot is from this website. They have some good information about the Quitter Queen although they believe that Sarah is Trig’s real mother.
“and no one really can be sure how accurate these massive payments were.”
So couldn’t a little payola for a favor have easily gone into Deborah Richter Bitney’s pocket?
Try googling the term Alaska PFD computer crash. I can’t find anything of real relevance. There is a Microsoft case study from 2006 but that was before Sarah was Governor and doesn’t mention an actual crash just continual problems that they solved by updating. So is the above information phony or was the incident mentioned above swept under the rug to hide the possibility that PFD funds were misappropriated?