Activist sues Sarah Palin for $100K over traffic

An activist is suing Sarah Palin for at least USD 100,000, saying she undertook a campaign to "punish, embarrass, discredit and silence" him while she was Alaska`s governor.

Last Updated: Apr 30, 2011, 11:56 AM IST

Juneau: An activist is suing Sarah Palin
for at least USD 100,000, saying she undertook a campaign to
"punish, embarrass, discredit and silence" him while she was
Alaska`s governor.

The lawsuit was filed in state court by Chip Thoma and
first reported by TMZ.com.

Palin`s attorney hadn`t seen the lawsuit and didn`t
immediately comment.

It dates to 2009, after Palin returned to Juneau from her
failed vice presidential bid.

Thoma`s attorney, James McGowan, says Thoma complained
about tour bus traffic on the narrow, windy streets around the
governor`s mansion. McGowan says Palin twisted Thoma`s actions
to make it seem like he had engaged in "some unsavory and
lunatic" campaign against the Palins.

The complaint is based in part on a leaked draft
manuscript of an aide of Palin`s at that time.

PTI