Sarah Palin hasn't been on the government payroll since quitting the Alaska governorship nearly four years ago. Since then she's been a reality show star, book author and engaged in other commercial ventures that at least aimed to promote her conservative political beliefs.
Now the 2008 GOP vice-presidential nominee is cashing in for her family - literally. She recently showed up at husband Todd Palin's snowmobile race in clothing promoting Ski-Doo, one of his sponsors, reports Alaska Dispatch.
Corporate sponsorship has been a thorny issue for Palin in the past. Shortly before Palin left the governorship an ethics complaint was filed against her for sporting Arctic Cat logo-wear at a race in which Todd was racing Arctic Cat snow machines. The charge was dismissed. But not before the then-governor shot back with the suggestion she was only wearing the jacket to stay warm.
The move comes as Palin tries to reemerge on the national political stage. She'll speak in March at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Via Alaska Dispatch.