At any point now, I expect Ashton Kutcher to jump out and tell us this whole Palin thing is just John McCain doing a Punkd on the entire country. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin employed a lobbying firm to secure almost $27 million in federal earmarks for a town of 6,700 residents while she was its mayor, according to an analysis by an independent government watchdog. Sarah Palin Hired Lobbyists To Bring In $27 Million In Federal Earmarks Oliver Willis There are other sources for this information by the way. Just do a search for Palin $27 million in earmarks for town of 6700. That's over $4000 per person!!!!