The media is having another Al Capone’s vault moment.
Eager members of the MSM and progressive bloggers have been poring over 24,000 emails from Palin’s time as governor and still, the most shocking thing remains the media’s obsession with a woman they call “irrelevant.”
Irrelevant, really? Nothing says “power” to me than knowing that a bunch of die hard Palin-haters are giving up one of their first summer weekends to learn that Palin thought the media was biased.
ON BEING A HUNTER
Sent: 1 August 2008 10:59pm
To: Irwin; Tom (DNR)
Subject: Re: praise
Right on!! What an awesome victory… I believe it’s given to us today to bolster us through coming days that may get tiresome as we progress further with the gasline. But the Irwin Line will happen
From: Tom Irwin
To: Governor Sarah Palin
Sent: 1 August 2008 4:59pm
Governor, I praise the Lord for you. You / your team are part of an amazing plan that we can’t even imagine. Thanks so much for supporting us,
This is a verse that I received shortly after I agreed to work for you. I have saved it for this day :)
Psalm 28:7 (NIV)
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song.
EARMITES ARE SAYING
Sent: 14 January 2007 7:32am
To: Sarah Palin; Michael A Tibbles; email@example.com; Ivy Frye; Frye; Ivy J (GOV); Meghan N Stapleton
Subject: Ralston’s replacement
In the Ear: “On a less satisfying note, can it possibly be true that Joe Ralston, the other board member who lost his seat last week, learned he was out by reading it in the newspaper? It seems unlikely, but earmites are saying the new regime is really bad at communicating plans to those affected.”
oops… we need to be more careful in how these folks are informed. I thought Ralston was called.
Lets make sure before any replacements that there’s no annoucement until we make every effort to inform the affected party.
Also, did Greg Wilkenson really transfer to HESS? Who will be DPS spokesman?
PULLING OUT THE BIG GUNS
Palin, Sarah wrote:
My darling friend and employee, Ivy Frye, will be a great tenant! What kind of information can I supply you re: her responsible nature and employment? I’d love to see her be able to rent from you, please let me know if you need any information.
From: Marty Mckeown
To: Palin, Sarah
Sent: 29 November 2007 6:32pm
Subject: Re: Ivy Frye
Well, nothing like pulling out the big guns! I guess a guy couldn’t ask for a more prestigious reference than the Governor of Alaska! :-)
Thanks for taking the time to write
Palin, Sarah wrote:
You bet… yell if you need me
From: Sarah Palin [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2007 4:07 PM
To: Meghan N Stapleton
Cc: Balash; Joseph R (GOV); Tibbies; Michael A (GOV)
Subject: Re: FW: Sunday editorial
right on… glad he acknowledged his mistake, pis tell him i appreciate his acknowledgment
From: Persily, Larry [mailto:LPersily@adn.com]
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2007 1:13 PM
To: email@example.com; patrick_galvin@ revenue.state.a k. us
Subject: Sunday editorial
In re-reading Sunday’s AGIA editorial, I see where it does say in one spot”…
even the governor admits the tax rate is too high….” That should have said,”…
even the administration admits the tax rate is too high….” It was based on my
interview with Patrick on Thursday, and the error (attributing it to the governor
instead of the administration) came from writing the editorial while sitting in the
Juneau airport for two days last week and phoning in my corrections. We
changed the first reference two paragraphs earlier to “administration” but missed
the second reference (the copy editor on the other side of the phone
misunderstood my dictation of changes to the editorial).
Sorry for the misstated atribution.
I’LL HOOK ‘EM UP
From: Sarah Palin [gov.sarah@yahoo,com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2007 5:48 AM
To: Frye; Ivy J (GOV)
Subject: RE: Track
and great idea about Britta being a page for a day.
Ivy Frye <4vy_frye@gov,state.ak.us> wrote:
Of course, SP!
We’ll have Stoltze give a tour…he could even introduce them on the floor. If Pastor Hanson
really wants her to get involved she could be a guest page for a day :)
The glacier is cool, driving out to the end of the road is pretty scenic. You’re right, the
snowboarding is a must. State museum, Shrine of St Therese, Temsco helicopter tour. They’
From: Sarah Palin [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2007 8:34 PM
Track and one or two of his friends will be spending their spring break here – March 12-
I’ll hook ’em up with snowboarding and the AK Club… can you hook ’em up with the
Legislative Tour like you did with my parents? That was good.
Track and Britta (and maybe Track’s buddy Jack) would get something out of the
historical/governmental activities here. I think. They could sit in the gallery and watch
sausage being made.
Britta’s parents (Pastor Duane Hanson from Good Shephard in Wasilla) want her to
absorb some of the Legislative process here.
Thanks so much!
RIDICULOUS AND OFFENSIVE
Subject: RE: blogs
I looked last night, too. lt’s the same 10 people over and over again, including Ridle. love how they
suggested that one of my press people could do a blog. Obviously, they think we’re still part of the
Murkowski admin and have 8 wandering around, instead of the two right now.
From: Sarah Palln
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2007 7:06 PM
From: ‘Sarah Palin’
To: ‘Meghan Stapleton’
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 8:18 AM
Shoot. I made the mistake of looking at the ADN blog to find out about today’s “Sarah Palin the
Blogger” I knew I shouldn’t have looked through it!
The first entry I looked at was a slam of you or your answer to the blog issue. The rant sounded
familiar – like someone we may know. It was ridiculous and offensive.
The other entry I looked at was a question about my it said I was trying to get my
“Dad’s best friend the deputy job at (Obviously referring to the Mat-Su guy, Corey
Rossi, whom a lot of game guys were lobbying for – my dad passed on a few conunents from
guys he was hearing from that were favorable to Corey.) I just called my dad, he confirmed that
1.) Corey Rossi is not his best ti-iend 2.) he’s not lobbying for anything for Corey, he was passing
on comments from Alaskans who wanted to make sure I heard their input 3.) he would never try
to sway me to hire anyone 4.) he knows I’m not micromanaging Denby and the choice of
Denby’s teammembers is in Denby’s hands.
It was another offensive blog entry.
And it sure leaves me puzzled as to the rumors that are able to spread like wildfire. Kind of
makes my stomach tum over.
Looking at that blog was also my reminder to NOT waste my time and energy peeking at it to
out what’s on readers’ minds.
Tibbles – where is Denby on putting together his team? Until he gets his deputy(ies) in
there, we’ll keep hearing controversy re: who’s doing what.
Looking for earth-friendly autos?
From: Sarah Palin [email@example.com]
Sent: Friday. January 12, 2007 6:18 AM
To: Mlchael A Tibbles; John Bitney; Frye; Ivy (GOV)
Subject: Fwd: Re: Re:
I’m sure now that Roger has a new boss and new direction he can implement changes that are
friendlier to Alaskans who understand the need for enthusiastic support for altemative educ. opportunities.
He may need to hire some new blood though.
Larry LeDoux from Kodiak was very good on TT, don’t know if he’d leave his post as principal, but keep him in mind.
WE LOVE THE MOBSTER IN YA
Sent: 6 September 2008 6:13am
To: Nizich, Michael A (GOV)
Subject: Thank you!!!
For the most wonderful note! You made my day – already.
You are an amazing, grounded true man of character who just happens to be working in govt. America needs more people just like you in service!
Keep hunting, keep being a true Alaskan… keep calling it as you see it – we love the mobster in ya.
I am so glad you were here through the kick of this. Thank you.
NEW YEAR’S DAY JOB AD
From: Parnell, S (GOV sponsored)
To: Sarah palin
Sent: Tuesday January 01 2008 11: 11:33am
Subject: RE: Your JNU job posting
I just found in today’s paper, opage F2 7 columns over frm left, under Admin Support Svcs/Office 4025.
It says “Office Assistant: The Office of the Governor is recruiting for a Press Office in the Juneau Office.”
YOU ARE A HERO, AND HE’S ODD. YOU WIN
From: Sarah Palin [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 8:02 ‘PM
To: PARNELL; S (GOV sponsored)
Cc: Stapleton; Meghan N (GOV)
Subject: Re: Andrew Halcro and my piece
Yeah, well, you are a hero. And he’s odd. So you win.
“Lt, Governor Sean Parnett”
I was at the computer tonight working on my AH piece and went to AH’s blog. Someone pointed out to him today on his blog that I had the opinion piece in the Juneau Empire and asked AH to post it on his biog–which he did.
Sounds like he’s drafting something on me entitled, “Coming Tuesday: The Lt. Governor, AGIA and a Chance To Be A Hero.”
GO BACK TO BED!
Sent: Tuesday, May 01,2007 6:40 AM
To: Frye; lvy J (GOV)
Subject: Re: judges
Go back to bed!
From: “Ivy Frye”
Date: Tue, 1 May 2007 06:29:17
To: “Sarah Palin”
Subject: RE: judges
And yes, torn sent a res during transition. I’ll print a copy this morning.4vy_frye@gov,state.ak.us>
Sure beats reading the health care bill, eh?4vy_frye@gov,state.ak.us>