ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Another ethics complaint filed against Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has been dismissed.
The State Personnel Board on Wednesday dismissed the argument that Palin violated the Executive Branch Ethics Act in furthering her national political aspirations.
The complaint alleged that the governor used state staff to publish a press release announcing Palin as John McCain's running mate and that state resources were used for partisan political purposes.
The board, following the recommendation of an independent counsel, threw out the complaint for lack of merit.
The governor's office said it was the 13th ethics complaint filed against the governor or her staff that has been resolved with no finding of a violation of the state ethics law.
Bill McAllister, the governor's spokesman, said Palin was "grateful" the board took a "rational approach to these matters."