August 20th, 2009
09:34 AM ET
5 years ago

Palin reveals receiving range of gifts

Palin recieved several gifts over the last year.
Palin recieved several gifts over the last year.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - As Alaska governor, Sarah Palin last year received a wide variety of unique gifts, according to a supplemental disclosure form submitted to the state government. They included a gun case embroidered with "Sarah" on it sent from Tennessee; a piece of glass elephant jewelry from a California woman, an embroidered cross-stitched blanket entitled "The Special Child" from a Texas woman; and a hand-painted plate with Palin's picture on from a stoneware studio in Kansas.

Palin is required to report all gifts she received by December 31, 2008 in a cumulative value exceeding $250 from a single source.

In the disclosure letter sent to the Alaska Public Offices Commission on Tuesday, her lawyer, Thomas Van Flein, says many gifts were deemed under that total. "Because it can be intrinsically difficult to place a monetary value on some gifts, particularly unique gifts that may be hand made, Governor Palin's disclosure errs on the side of disclosure, even if the value is unknown but could be greater than $250 but may in face be less."

A New Jersey woman sent 2 Army flags she personally made.

Also received by Palin: jewelry made from renewable materials, a piece of stained glass, a custom Bible hand bound in goatskin leather, more than two dozen books and some cds.

The gifts were either sent to her home, the Governor's mansion, her offices or her parents.


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