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Attention C4P Readers: We Need Your Help Tracking Down Governor Palin’s Emails – Update: SarahPAC.com gets behind C4P’s email project! (Update: Sample E-Mails)





The media went crazy thinking they were going to find a smoking gun on Governor Palin by forcing the State of Alaska to release 24,199 pages of email communications during her time in office. They were wrong and have admitted as much. After the media spent so much time and effort, they discovered no “bombshells,” which of course they were hoping for all along.

To save face, the media has now begun an effort to spin any small excerpt from the emails to try and damage Governor Palin any way they can, just as we predicted they would do last Thursday. They have begun to pick out a sentence here and a sentence there in an effort to substantiate previous memes they themselves created or borrowed from far-left bloggers.

What the press does not realize is that they’ve exposed their own pathetic bias. By taking part in this witch-hunt, the media exposed themselves as nothing more than a politically driven, organized group of DNC opposition researchers.

 

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:

The media is cherry-picking small excerpts to highlight, but they are leaving the bulk of the 24,199 pages out of their reports. That’s where you come in…

We need to gather links from the email database that prove what kind of leader Governor Palin really is. We need to find the stuff the media doesn’t want the public to know about. We want to show the stuff they aren’t reporting but is still available online. The media wanted to “expose” what kind of executive Governor Palin was while in office… So, let us oblige them! We need your help collecting and archiving excerpts.

Here are some examples of what we’re looking for (emphasis mine):

 

This one deals with transparency regarding AGIA negotiations.
http://palinemail.msnbc.msn.com/palinAll/pdf/10234.pdf

So that everyone is clear and we’re consistent , despite what some of the press is saying and already criticizing us for , I WILL release the number and name of applicants tonight, and will always err on the side of MORE transparency, not less, when dealing with applicants and proposals and the public ‘ s expectations that they’ll be privy to all AGIA info (unlike murkowski ‘ s tactic).

This one highlights Governor Palin’s Constitutional principles.
http://www.crivellawest.net/palinAll/pdf/17982.pdf

Hi Talis: a reporter pointed out to me today at least three line items in the capital
budget that sound “illegal” (he even cited chapter and verse of state law) because they deal with funding religious organizations/projects – sounds like Meyer plugged them into budget, incl a Christian school’s request. I told KTUU that Law will look at items before i would ever sign off – and that if they do in fact violate constitution I will veto the items.

 

This highlights that Governor Palin’s priority was serving her constituents.
http://palinemail.msnbc.msn.com/palinAll/pdf/14041.pdf

Sharon and ivy: it must not have occurred to Russ how important is was for me to be told that Bert has now put a stop to all the Governor’s bills, thus screwing Alaskans, as a result of our presser yesterday. This is what I meant in the pc yest when I said: if Alaskans knew what was going on in this building, they’d be outraged. So- since Alaskans won’t hear the message of what’s going on here any other way, you two need to let the press know. To tell reporters what’s going on – Russ and Mike may not want to “annoy” lawmakers any further by sharing what’s really going on with Alaskans, but I totally disagree with that tactic. Yes, it may make their jobs easier (to not annoy lawmakers), but we are serving Alaskans, we’re not serving Bert, Lyda, Harris… and through the press Alaskans need to know what’s up.

You get the idea. There are plenty of emails that highlight Governor Palin’s leadership, her fiscal prudence, her constitutional principles, her placing the public’s interest as her administration’s, her compassion and decency, etc…

Post your finds in the comment section below. We need to get a collection of links together to have the ability to show America who Governor Palin really is in her own words. We want to highlight Governor Palin’s record on policy and leadership, and we want you the readers to be able to do the same with the click of a mouse.

Consider this a Conservatives4Palin family project. Soon, we will create a special post with all of the the links, their subject, and an excerpt, with the ability to update as needed. We hope to provide a resource that all Palin supporters can use in their daily online debates.

Let’s make the media regret this decision to persecute a good public servant, and let’s make them regret it often!

Update: Both the ADN and the LA Times have also set up an email database with Governor Palin’s emails. These may be easier to sort through, so feel free to scan their sites as well. You can’t directly link to the emails on those sites, but you can paste part of the message into the MSNBC database to easily locate it on their site. If it’s easier for you, just paste the copy of the email that you think we should add to our collection.

Also, please only focus on emails that Governor Palin wrote herself. The emails written by others may add context but that’s not what we’re keeping track of.

Thank you, everybody! We really appreciate the effort.

Update II: I just want to remind everybody to stay focused on the important stuff. We are looking for meat and potatoes emails. BIG items like oil & gas, and other major policy related messages. The more wonkish, the better. While some emails may contain fun-fact type info, please omit these emails from your entries. We have to stay focused on the important stuff for right now.

Update III: SarahPAC.com gets behind C4P’s email project!

They wrote:

Conservatives4Palin.com has come up with the great idea of encouraging readers to do their own archiving of Governor Palin’s emails

You can check it out here.

Update IV: So you all don’t waste your time with repeated emails, here is what we have so far:

 

 

On AGIA:
http://palinemail.msnbc.msn.com/palin2011/pdf/14041.pdf
“When you get a chance I’ll need to hear more about gasline update. Mixed messages are all over the building as I promise that in-state use of our gas is top priority, and promise to not have abandoned my first committment from my campaign days until now: that of course an Alaskan project is considered. The message received by too many, though, is that we’re saying AGIA doesn’t have anything to do with a smaller AK project. I had feared it would take the legislature “taking over” this issue and telling us what we must do and must concentrate on – that’s exactly what happened yesterday because I don’t believe we’ve communicated well at all that we’ve been working on this all along. Obviously a loud and ugly bell was rung yesterday, one that can’t be unrung until others on the gasline team share the same message I’ve been trying to: it’s Alaska’s gas, top priority is getting it connected to Alaskans so we benefit with its usage and the jobs associated. We understand the need for new energy for AK – that’s why I’m here. Someone in our press conf yesterday said we wouldn’t expand the call (I said it didn’t look necessary be the call was already general), but I did not say we would diss the legislature and NOT expand it/address in-state . (That’s already being erroneously reported.) Very difficult now that lawmakers have demanded that we answer what they finally understand 80 percent of Alaskans want – and I’ve been first in line demanding the same thing (from the ads with Hammond and Hickle, thoroughout my first year in office, and it continues today)… but with them hijacking this since they keep hearing AGIA is exclusively about a Canadian project, we’re in a tough spot. I still have the bumper sticker: Canada my ass, it’s Alaska’s gas… and I’m still not convinced I was wrong then and the 80 percent of Alaskans are wrong who want that result too. Granted it took our critics and the legislature a year to embrace that same bumper sticker slogan, but they’re there now, finally. So the message can NOT be “AGIA doesn’t have anything to do with this” (as I keep hearing!), the message and sincere and true goal has to be: “this is what AGIA’s all about and it’s what Tom, Marty, et al have been working for since day one”. I know you know this and we’re on the same page, but the message is not consistent with others and has been received erroneously by Alaskans and, lawmakers . We must address this or we’ve lost any handle on AGIA that we had.”

On AGIA – Tuesday, April 29, 2008:
http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/pdf/14515.pdf
Palin: if Big Oil is just blowing smoke then the Owner State needs to find a way to just do this ourselves. Ideally TC and Denali would get it together, and get together, and get this built. But if this go ’round is just more of the same rhetoric (and quasi-threats), then there’s got to be a way to tap our resources and build our line ourselves.

On AGIA negotiations – Friday, November 30, 2007:
http://palinemail.msnbc.msn.com/palinAll/pdf/10234.pdf
So that everyone is clear and we’re consistent , despite what some of the press is saying and already criticizing us for , I WILL release the number and name of applicants tonight, and will always err on the side of MORE transparency, not less, when dealing with applicants and proposals and the public ‘ s expectations that they’ll be privy to all AGIA info (unlike murkowski ‘ s tactic).

On Pete Rouse “watching the Governor from D.C.” and “following the Governor’s progress” as he is Senator Barack Obama’s chief-of-staff (Feb. 19, 2007): http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/pdf/5264.pdf

 

On cancelling the Bridge to Nowhere:
July 17, 2007: http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/pdf/6256.pdf

“We cant afford it, the Feds won’t pay for it, the general populace isn’t placing it as a high priority…can you diplomatically express that?! Of course we want infrastructure – and this is NOT a “bridge to nowhere” (that is so offensive), but as it stands today with the highest-cost bridge design selected by the Ketchikan community, we need to find a lower-cost alternative is a bridge will be built.”

August 2, 2007:
http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/pdf/6415.pdf

"So ironic – I told Leo, Tibbles, etc just yesterday that we MUST come out with a strong position against AK’s perceived “Bridge to Nowhere” so we quit looking clueless and selfish across the nation and can clear up the perception that the Gravina project is the state’s priority. The $350m bridge is not our priority. The nation needs to be spending $ on fixing what we have – Minnesota needs “bridge money” today more than we need a few Alaskans to perpetuate the nonsensicle notion that our Gravina earmark is more important than fixing aged infrastructure. We would gain so much if we get that message out there – that the nation can pull, and work, together and make wise decisions on federal priorities … we should see that earmark redirected to Minnesota’s tragedy bc [because] the Gravina bridge isn’t going to happen on our watch anyway.”

 

August 2, 2007:
http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/pdf/6414.pdf

“Truly this could provide an opportunity for Congress to start discussing the nation’s priorities… call me naive, but AK could/should lead in this discussion on public dollars paying for intrastucture improvements across the nation. Why CAN’T we offer to return the “B2N” earmark bc [because] the state can’t afford the project, and the feds won’t be paying for it – the grandious $350m bridge NOT going to happen on our watch.”

 

Her belief in Alaska becoming self-sufficient:
http://palinemail.msnbc.msn.com/palin2011/pdf/17282.pdf
“As for your meeting with Don [Young] and Ted [Stevens] – I just really hope they remember that I am committed to fairness and transparency with AGIA… that we realize how important the gasline is… and that we want Alaska to become more self-sufficient and self-sustaining – one way to do that is to see that the gasline is built. We will not be so reliant on the feds, then we won’t be pressuring Don and Ted for $$$ to the degree we’ve always done in the past. And hopefully they’ll know that Exxon does not have to be such stinkers to us in the press – that Exxon has a duty to develop, etc.”

 

On cutting budgets by vetoing $268 Million from a bloated budget in time when state was running a surplus (this really upset the Republican-led legislature):

http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/pdf/15866.pdf

“Why the heck would they [legislators] choose to GROW an already bloated budget, esp going into reelections?”

On budget:
June 8, 2007:

http://palinemail.msnbc.msn.com/palin2011/pdf/18137.pdf

“John: i was asked yest by reporters what percentage (budget cuts) we’re aiming for – didn’t have a specific number but declared we would be vetoing. It occurred to me we need to enlist the help of legislators, esp those who came out of the session screaming that their colleagues spent too much money. We’ll give them the opportunity to help the state. Would you figure out how to reach out to them in requesting their ideas on cuts – some line items are in districts where the local legislator did not even request the item, it appears. They need to give input on where we can afford to cut, delay funding, or phase in funding. We need to do this asap. Perhaps a letter from the third floor giving them a head’s up reminder that we must live within our means and a strong request to tell us how they can help. I know it’s probably never been done before, but so be it. But it’s got to be done soon. Also, I’m very anxious to hear from Cabinet members their suggestions for cuts, too. Mike – would you forward this to Commissioners as the reminder that we need their input asap. Thanks!”

On keeping the budget under control and reining in spending:
April 13, 2008:

http://palinemail.msnbc.msn.com/palin2011/pdf/13647.pdf

“Budgets grew outrageously the past few weeks, I can not allow this unsustainable spending in both cap and operating.”

On budgets:
April 12, 2008:
http://palinemail.msnbc.msn.com/palin2011/pdf/13593.pdf

“So we’ll need to be proactive in our budget message and get out in front of the critics’ message that you know is coming (from the leggies and our usual critics): that WE grew the budget unsustainably, due to the operating budget increases, and that WE have no fiscal discipline. Let’s try not to have to react to what’s coming, but get in front with messaging while explaining increases, including tax credits. And explaining again our need to reign in their capital spending via sensible vetoes. Again though, can we veto anything out of that final operating budget?”

On fighting for reform and using communication with the public to shed light on the need for reform:
http://palinemail.msnbc.msn.com/palin2011/pdf/13619.pdf

“…we’ve had such few “asks” of the legislature – they’ve all been good for Alaska, yet we end up with so little after essentially conceeding so, so much. They constantly “one-up” Alaskans /us. A change in tactic must occur or special session and next year will just be another repeat of us working our butts off and only being able to take the tiniest of baby steps towards reform… and we’ll need very impacting messages to be publicized about all these shenanigans. I’ve cc’d Comm. Dept.”

 

On fiscal restraint by making sure no one in her administration is flying first class:
http://palinemail.msnbc.msn.com/palin2011/pdf/6409.pdf

“We’ll keep leading by example – surprised anyone would even ask if they could book full fare – they need to be efficient with use of public funds. And I’d hope they already knew that.”

 

Alaska State Trooper emails her to say that Wooten firing is long overdue:
http://www.crivellawest.net/palinAll/pdf/19748.pdf

“I’m sorry for the scandal and misdirection that has embattled your administration this week and distracted you and your staff. I am an Alaska State Trooper, but wish to remain anonymous. I hope you’ll permit this and not release this to anyone outside your administration. As I see the problems that our Department of Public Safety faces, I have a few comments I’d like to make.

1) Wooten should have been fired a long time ago. I worked with Mike and he never had the integrity required to be part of the Alaska State Troopers. He should have been fired for performance reasons alone, as he was without exception one of the laziest Troops in B detachment.”

 

On earmarks:

http://palinemail.msnbc.msn.com/palin2011/pdf/11037.pdf

“This could be a good venue to prove my support/agreement with Sen Stevens’ and Rep Young’s message and mission to get us off the Fed dole to a greater degree-we have no choice, it’s going to happen – and I don’t want Alaskans worried or dreading that day. We’re being proactive.”

 

On her humility in regards to having an approval rating over 80 percent:
http://www.crivellawest.net/palinAll/pdf/11658.pdf

“if that’s true… it’s only by the Grace of God.”

On cutting taxes on small businesses:
http://www.crivellawest.net/palinAll/pdf/13556.pdf

“And if there were other taxes we found on Alaska’s moms and pops we’d be proposing to eliminate them too.”

Against government mandates of any kind:
http://www.crivellawest.net/palinAll/pdf/18721.pdf

“Hi Leo- want to make sure DOT knows my position on helmet laws – I don’t support them and that will have to be factored in as we’re asked to give input on federal mandates and their potential effects on budgets. I’m not alone in opposing mandatory helmet usuage, many of my gubenatorial colleagues also oppose, though I’ll do all I can to encourage helmet use.”

On the praise she received from the center-left for her education reform:
http://www.crivellawest.net/palinAll/pdf/10360.pdf

Thank you so much for your vision, leadership, and support for our public schools this week. I cannot tell you how much all of us want to celebrate with you. The idea that we could actually plan ahead, really focus on student achievement,connecting with parents and families, and really digging into the serious issues of low graduation rates and high drop out rates excites me very much. We spend too much time trying to justify our collective needs, when we should be focused on teaching and learning.

You and your staff are to be commended for honoring the work of the Joint Funding Task Force and for honoring your commitments made during the election for early and forward funding.

On Racism:
http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/pdf/13639.pdf
Disgusting . And I take it personally when I consider they’re talking about my daughters. The House of Rep will be doing a letter or resolution … We’re trying to find a joint vehicle where our office chimes in too.

Fiscal Prudence in her administration:
http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/pdf/17687.pdf
Thanks, all, for working on things like this that a lot of folks should have fun participating in. Just let me know when and where, and I’ll show up. Shouldn’t be much work on the state’s part as these ball teams have been doing these ball nights forever and don’t need our assistance – just approval to advertise who’s “night at the ballpark” it is. The Bucs are another good and fun farm league team – they just happen to be based in Anch. And the Miners are the Valley. Didn’t know the Bucs wanted us too – we’d do it for them also. I still want to know -Does it cost the state anything or is this basically used for their marketing? Its a good cause and I will be attending.

Budget cuts & staff appreciation:
http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/pdf/6057.pdf
We love you Kari!!!
We want this to be an invigorating and exciting time for you – not too exciting so you can have peace and fun in the position – but new open doors bringing new, good things. We just unrolled our $237,000,000 in budget cuts. Ughhhhh! Brutal!!! Karen Rehfeld is a master, a brilliant mind, and wonderful person and I am amazed at what she and Joan accomplished with this budget. I had them so wrapped around the axle on line items and I know I drove them crazy with so many questions – they were amazing in putting this all together for our press conference today. I’m wiped out – the rest of administration probably is too.

Constitutional principles:

http://www.crivellawest.net/palinAll/pdf/17982.pdf

Hi Talis: a reporter pointed out to me today at least three line items in the capital
budget that sound “illegal” (he even cited chapter and verse of state law) because they deal with funding religious organizations/projects – sounds like Meyer plugged them into budget, incl a Christian school’s request. I told KTUU that Law will look at items before i would ever sign off – and that if they do in fact violate constitution I will veto the items.

On Serving her constituents:
http://palinemail.msnbc.msn.com/palinAll/pdf/14041.pdf
Sharon and ivy: it must not have occurred to Russ how important is was for me to be told that Bert has now put a stop to all the Governor’s bills, thus screwing Alaskans, as a result of our presser yesterday. This is what I meant in the pc yest when I said: if Alaskans knew what was going on in this building, they’d be outraged. So- since Alaskans won’t hear the message of what’s going on here any other way, you two need to let the press know. To tell reporters what’s going on – Russ and Mike may not want to “annoy” lawmakers any further by sharing what’s really going on with Alaskans, but I totally disagree with that tactic. Yes, it may make their jobs easier (to not annoy lawmakers), but we are serving Alaskans, we’re not serving Bert, Lyda, Harris… and through the press Alaskans need to know what’s up.

On keeping the state’s word, holding people accountable:
http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/pdf/18128.pdf
Hell no will MatMaid close in a couple of weeks . Not on our watch will this
happen . Dairy farmers were told their last day to deliver milk is June 27th. No back up plan for them, no notice except the assurance I’ve given them that we were working on a plan and supported the 600,000 dollars to figure out what to do next. The state just broke its word again if we were to roll
over for the board’s ridiculous vote to shut it down without proper notice. Vantryck has got to be removed today . Managers must be held accountable for disasters like this. Any investigation needs to take place re : what has happened with this terribly poor management. Farmers will be dumping their milk in the parking lot of DNR if we don’t step in and show the leadership they ‘ re craving and deserving . Trust me, I know their frustration.

On educating constituents:

http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/pdf/20521.pdf

Glad my statement’s on record- I took off my Gov’s hat, gave my personal opinion as Alaskans at this point expect me to not duck the obvious follow-up questions from, reporters when they ask about ballot props (that question: “well how will YOU, Sarah, be voting on the issue?”)… and then I asked Alaskans to study up, make up their own minds, ignore the rhetoric on BOTH sides of the campaign, look at the website for info.

Surplus to be used for infrastructure that hadn’t been upgraded since the 1970s:
http://palinemail.msnbc.msn.com/palin2011/pdf/19525.pdf

"I’m afraid Alaskans are believing we’re "all AGIA all the time", at the exclusion of other needs. So, when we get opportunities to proactively incorporate into our speeches, pressers, etc our other focuses, we need to do so (like building up our infrastructure with a good idea like an
access road to our minerals I see below):
(And note, there’s been no major road built since the 70′s… we’re in the time ohttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.giff surplus
where we can build up our infrastructure to create jobs, create access to rich resources
in areas people want roads to resources so we can diversify our economy)"

On Resources:
http://palinemail.msnbc.msn.com/palinAll/pdf/18377.pdf
"For us, for the team… And may God’s will be done with His resources."

Critical of legislators wanting to overturn her budget vetoes:
http://palinemail.msnbc.msn.com/palin2011/pdf/15868.pdf
"Why the heck would they choose to GROW an already bloated budget, esp going into reelections?"

On Union members vs. Union leadership:
http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/pdf/12898.pdf
"Wow! See how the rank and file is so different than their leadership? Amazing. Still
amazing though that they chose not to consider the 40 hr."

On transparency:
http://palinemail.msnbc.msn.com/palin2011/pdf/5110.pdf
"I’m hearing accusations that we’re "not accessible" re: gasline progress/updates. Can we let the public know as soon as possible where the gasline team is on moving forward in a transparent fashion?"

On fiscal responsibility regarding the "bridge to nowhere":
http://palinemail.msnbc.msn.com/palin2011/pdf/6257.pdf
"we cant afford it, the Feds won’t pay for it, the general populace isn’t placing it as a high priority… can you diplomatically express that?! Of course we want infrastructure- and this is NOT a "bridge to nowhere" (that is so offensive), but as it stands today with the highest-cost bridge design selected by the Ketchikan community, we need to find a lower-cost alternative is a bridge will be built."

On ACES:
http://www.crivellawest.net/palinAll/pdf/6567.pdf
"Hi Pat- just checking in and wanting to encourage you as your team continues to study gross tax proposals. My goal is to incorporate incentives for exploration and new investment that leads to actual development, while keeping the foundation of our oil tax simple and transparent by placing value on gross amounts of oil. Alaskans want to see the history of our tax, the comparison to other oil company investments worldwide, the original gross information that led to debate last year on gross-vs-ppt (that led to corrupt influence and strong-arming by Admin sticking Alaska with industry ‘ s preferred tax)… they want the explanations kept simple and clear explanations as to why ppt isn’t in Alaska ‘ s best interest.

When I explain the situation to individuals, their eyes open when I tell them
, simply, that we deserve appropriate value placed on our non-renewable resources – especially as our resource is being sold on the market for a premium – because once that oil’s gone, it’s gone . Now is the time to get fair value so we can save for the future ( especially now in light of coming Federal funding streams that obviously won’t flow so freely in Alaska anymore !). And that industry is playing a game with us (bc they ‘ re good players and capitalists , they’re doing what’s expected and can even be respected for trying to rake in every penny they can), so don’t be surprised when they claim Alaska is a risk. Bull.

Alaska is stable and safe , and as compared to their foreign investments ( and even domestic , in states run by anti -development lawmakers ) where a dictator could take over and/or industry ‘ s charged an arm and a leg to do business – well- it’s a joke to hear of the "risk " in Alaska. I also remind folks of industry ‘ s "duty to develop".I know that there are still Jim Clark hold-overs all around . us – I want to make sure we stay focused on the consistent message so many of us have spoken: that ppt isn’t working, that from the beginning I’ve desired to keep this simple and transparent by taxing on gross while incentivizing for new development.

Industry is not going away . It’s too good here. And new players will step up and step in if one of the Big Three threatens to take their ball and go home. Alaskans are counting on us to fulfill the mission I promised : that they’d receive fair value for their oil and we’d play hardball if it came down to that. (And it will come down to that.)

Some won’t want to admit it – for political reasons – but Les Gara and others are doing those apples
-to-apples comparisons and are right in their conclusion that we should have kept it simple , thus not got gamed , from the start . Even the good old goats like Halford – and others who now realize the hand we gave away so long ago with non -renewable resources – agree now we should have kept it simple last year.

Thanks Pat . I sincerely appreciate your work on this . It will be worth it, all your team’s hard work . They need to remember "this is business " and we’re doing business with some of the biggest and most slyly influential players on earth. They’ll use legislators, mainstream media , radio talk shows , non-profit contributions and charity sponsorships, feel -good ads , etc. to spread their message. We have to keep our message simple and trustworthy and sensible – and in the end we can have a mutually beneficial relationship with industry, as industry knows this also.

It will be good!"

On the role of government after a natural disaster:
http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/pdf/5194.pdf
"I was careful in my words re: Kenai flooding,, making sure people knew my belief that it’s government’s role to get in there and repair public infrastructure damage… our role in the private property damages is to make sure government doesn’t get in the way of permitting the private property owners rebuild efforts. Hopefully the Kenai reporter (though his headline was misleading) understood what my opinion is on this.
The headline made it sound like I stated blind support for government rebuilding private amenities like
docks, staircases, etc."

On Transparency:
http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/pdf/5201.pdf
February 06, 2007
"The DOT article this morning in Juneau Empire is a must read for our new DOT folks. The Transition Report captured much of the reality in DOT today. The earmarked projects that are causing such consternation have confused and frustrated DOT personnel, as well as many of us in the public." [...]
"(It’s a report like that that I don’t believe we should have kept from the press/public for weeks – it helps explain the actions I’ve taken like canceling the Pioneer Rd. contract, replacing Robin Taylor, examining the purchase of material for other projects, etc. It does more harm than good to keep reports like that under wraps… and I still have to be convinced it’s an appropriate thing to do – not releasing as much info. as possible to the public.)

On Equal Representation:
http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/pdf/5213.pdf
February 09, 2007
"Remember – it’s important to nip in the bud any criticism we’d get with so many Valley and Kenai names – obviously there was no regional balance in the past – areas outside of Anch. (and Juneau?) were poorly represented on these boards, previously. We want ALL ALASKANS represented…"

On Drama and Political Gamesmanship & Budget:
http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/pdf/15330.pdf
May 18, 2008
"Not sure how/why last year the decision was made to have the big "to-do" press conf to announce vetoes – don’t want to do that this year. It sent a message of drama and political gamesmanship. (Perhaps we did it that way last be it was the new admin’s first budget?)

So this year, tho I see it’s been scheduled as another press conf, I won’t be standing at a podium telling lawmakers in dramatic form what I just chopped from their budget."

On Poll Numbers:
http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/pdf/15142.pdf
May 12, 2008
"Shoot- wish I could think of something more clever to say than the same of soundbite we always give about those poll numbers… I’d like to give Bill something humorous that reflects my acknowledgement of the fickleness of poll numbers and my committment to not govern according to the numbers. Also, I’d say something about our need to try even harder for the 14% of respondents who are not thrilled with our work here. (In fact, you can send him that.)"

On the Troopers Cadillac Escalade; Good Government:
http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/pdf/6427.pdf
August 03, 2007
"Walt- is it true the troopers have a cadillac escalade in its fleet, as is reported in jennifer clark’s letter to the ADN editor today? if not true, pls respnd to her letter with a follow up letter to be published in ADN (asap, please!) And if it’s true -why in the world would AST have an escalade? If it was confiscated property, your letter can clarify.

Hopefully our Communications people are scanning for these types of public complaints against us so I can quit loosing sleep over the need to scan media to catch things like this. Hopefully you were already informed of this complaint and your folks were responding, publicly, to it?"

On Moving the Capital Out of Juneau:
http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/pdf/6508.pdf
August 10, 2007
"Holding periodic meetings where more Alaskans may participate in our lawmaking process is a positive thing for our state , it’s not a threat to our capital city. I’m sensitive to the fact Juneau residents would no doubt prefer all meetings take place in Juneau, and I don’t propose moving the capitol, but bringing a legislative hearing to more Alaskans to discuss the monumental issue of value placed on our nonrenewable resources is healthy and wise at this time.."

On Respecting the AK State Constitution & the Passing of One of it’s Writers:
http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/pdf/10404.pdf
December 13, 2007
"Oh shoot! That is sad – and you’re right I was referring to him also wth ADN. He kept inviting me and my family to go to dinner… I thought we’d really be burdening him, even if we had him over here, so I kept putting it off and putting it off. Shoot- another lesson learned and I could kick myself for not.

Yes- we need a presser on this. He was so sweet and wise and every time I spoke to him he was a wonderful counselor. We lost a wealth of Alaskan knowledge last night, but can forever hold on to his Alaskan spirit and his guidance for the future if we abide by the constitution he helped create."

On Dealing with  Suspected Lobbyists:
http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/pdf/10604.pdf
December 22, 2007
"Is he a lobbyist? Can I accept this ham he hand sent- maybe donate it to wasilla’s community dinner if he is a lobbyist? And did tara record it?

On Energy Tax credits:
http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/pdf/10722.pdf
December 28, 2007
"If anyone asks, my response to Wagoner ‘ s idea on $750 electricity credit: I like it…
"Getting Alaska ‘ s resource development revenue back into the hands of Alaskans ? Whatever I can do to help, I’ll do it.,,

On Keeping the Message Positive:
http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/pdf/10757.pdf
December 30, 2007
"Great message by Galvin in today’s adn. Alaskans need that assurance that the doom/gloom rhetoric spewed by some can be tempered with our reasonable assessment of the ‘environment: that AK is extremely attractive (bc of the points Pat makes in today’s article)… It
goes along with the Lt. Governor’s point made about hope and opportunity this administration wants to, and can, provide Alaskans.
Good timing with the interview, as recently it’s seemed a positive message has been silenced , compared to industry spokespersons ‘ negative talk."

Credit to One of the Magnificent Seven:
http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/pdf/11173.pdf
January 15, 2008
"You and our resources team are the ones to be congratulated!!! What a crazy couple of days – must feel something like a normal day in the life of AGIA, Pebble, ACES, etc for you.
You are amazing, repsected and appreciated. Thank you Marty. See you soon."



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  • HerneTheHunter

    This is a most excellent idea! Get cracking barbarians!

    • WEL2

      It would help readers to the max if the emails are filed under specific categories such as "Leadership," "Integrity," "Work Ethic," "Effectiveness," "Compassion" "Servant of the People," "Disgusting Media," etc.

  • http://twitter.com/danthebarbarian Daniel Morgan

    Here’s one that @barbaricblog tweeted http://bit.ly/jXeufn

  • http://twitter.com/Super_Sachiko Jasmine Clark

    great idea!! i’ll try.

  • 4rcane

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5ZphYVhUVU
    have you watch this from a pro-palin supporter who read 100 emails and pick out the interesting ones. It makes you proud as a Palin supporter

    - theres an example of an email where someone told Palin that there maybe corruption in gop as well, and Palin replied "please do your job!", she didn’t care, and if theres evidence of it, they need to put away as well, give them hell
    - Huffington wanted an interview with Palin but she said she’s too busy for the next 200 years but recommended Tina Fey instead
    - "Obama being pushed up like a mole hill in a garden, noone wants"
    - " I feel like I was being visited by a bunch of Obamawitnesses. They don’t like drilling too much"
    - "ppl first, then politics, that is good politics"
    - "Remember what Julius Caeser said as a young general after his campaign in Turkey, google it"
    Anyone know what she’s refering to here? Is it this quote? Veni. Vidi. Vici. (I came. I saw. I conquered)
    The clip ended with the commenter saying,"I think I’ve read enough… she’s A+"

    • socon

      Sarah said that to HuffPo?  "Busy for the next 200 years, go talk to Tina."   Sarah’s hilarious.

      • 4rcane

        I was paraphrasing, listen for the actual quote

        • socon

          I could see Sarah saying words to that effect; she has a dry sense of humor that makes me laugh.

    • gahanson

      That video should be a thread of its own.  Thanks for linking

    • blackbird

      thanks for the link.

    • blackbird

      "…It makes you proud as a Palin supporter…" you too 4rcane, thanks for the link.

    • unseen1

      Caesar first dealt with king Parnaces, the son of Mithridates of Pontus, before returning to Rome. Pharnaces had used the Roman’s weakness during their civil war to recover his father’s lands. It was after this crushing victory in Asia Minor (Turkey) that he sent his celebrated message to the senate ‘veni, vidi, vici’ (I came, I saw, I conquered.)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mrl-Tav/100001255710931 Mrl Tav

      I heard this guy before. I like his content. his delivery however quite creepy.

      • Sarahistheone

        Not creepy…..he is definitely a Sarah supporter!

    • lanahi

      January 29, 2008:
      "And if I’m asked to speak at any convention, I only will if I get to
      put together a candid, blunt *change your ways GOP* speech that demands
      changes in leadership or folks are going to bail."

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2011/jun/10/sarah-palin-emails-live-coverage

      2nd #sarahpalin email: ‘what the hell has happened to the leadership positions of our great states?’

      • lanahi

        Would it help if those who are willing to do this took different blocks of emails to look over?  We could get through them faster with less redundancy in our search, and we wouldn’t be missing any of them.  Someone could take all the #700-799 emails, for instance, another could do the #800s, etc., then take another block if they still wanted to look over more.

    • Guest

      I think the guy’s inventing stuff, and it’s unlikely someone calling himself ‘obamaphiliac’ is a Palin fan. I’ve looked for the stuff he’s talked about to verify it. Can’t find it.

  • All American Male

    This is a good plan and I believe Sarah Palin will continue to be vindicated, but how about we also pressure the NYT, WaPo, et al to issue an open call for collective public analysis of the nearly 1,400 recipients of HHS health care waivers? (h/t Michelle Malkin)

  • wodiej
    • blackbird

      Thanks for the links wodiej

    • StacyDrake

      Links to the specific emails in the database the media created:
      http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/search.html

      Also, see the examples I listed above or check out Kelsey on Twitter:
      http://twitter.com/barbaricblog

      • http://profiles.google.com/ttiss01 T D Williams

        Stacy,

        Maybe I’m not doing the search right, but I can’t come up with the e-mail I found for August 21, 2008 showing Gov. Palin’s straightforward honesty and asking citizens to do research before voting:

        From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com
        Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2008 11:39 AM
        To: Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Colberg; Talis J (LAW)
        Cc: Rutherford; Marty K (DNR); McAllister; William D (GOV); Leighow; Sharon W (GOV
        Subject: Re: APOC

        Glad my statement’s on record- I took off my Gov’s hat , gave my personal opinion as Alaskans at this point expect me to not duck the obvious follow-up questions from reporters when they ask about ballot props (that question: “well how will YOU, Sarah, be voting on the issue?") . . . and then I asked Alaskans to study up, make up their own minds, ignore the rhetoric on BOTH sides of the campaign.  Look at the website for info.

        - – -

        Also I notice that every search turns up exactly 50 entries.  Strange.

        Can you give any help on the search process?  I’m using ADN’s files.

        • StacyDrake

          ADN doesn’t have the same feature that MSNBC’s site has. I found you email on MSNBC easily. Here: http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/pdf/20521.pdf

          I just went here: http://www.crivellawest.net/palin2011/search.html
          And pasted the first sentence "Glad my statement’s on record- I took off my Gov’s hat" into the search to pull it up.

          Great email by the way. Thanks!

          • http://profiles.google.com/ttiss01 T D Williams

            Thanks, Stacy!  I was trying to search by the subject line and date.

  • MarkRNY

    This is what I was hoping for–count me in!–Smash them right down their stinking throats! Make them (and the RINO whores who have kept their mouths shut while this atrocity was taking place) rue the day.

    Ironically, these e-mails of an honest, straightforward, hands on governor actually behaving like a CEO can BURY Romney. One of the best ways to FINALLY get her record out too. They should absolutely be sent to the Good Guys too imo–imagine what Jed can do with these for example! The MSM Leninists will bury them–unless we don’t let them!

    I need the link again if that’s possible. Going to go through them tonight and tomorrow.

    Thanks Stacy.

    • MarkRNY

      Never mind. I see the link. Thanks!

  • unseen1

    the emails  show that Gov Palin was on the job  working as early as 5:00am   at times

    • FlAli

      I guess that just proves once more the lies being spouted by the Alaska regressives.  Naturally, they cannot back down so they will double down and just make up more stuff.  The ignorance of these people is just baffling not to mention the ignorance of their followers.  The irony is that their actions only increases the support for Sarah Palin. 

      Like Ann Coulter told Joy Behar "liberals would drink Obama’s bathwater". 

  • Quiet_Righty

    I hope the best emails will be collected in a book. 

    • blackbird

      good idea what will the title be?

      edit: how about "I came, I saw, I conquered"

      • MarkRNY

        How about–"The Anatomy of a Backfire–Sarah Palin–the People’s Guv–in Her Own Un-Constitutionally Revealed Words".

        I’d rather make it–"Ever Run Into Someone You Just Should Never Have ‘#%^$##&’ With?", but I don’t think that would fly for some reason.

        • Bill589

          Clint Eastwood quotes are always good in my book.

      • pgroup

        How about "I came, I saw, I served" instead?

        • blackbird

          yes pgroup that is it, perfect.

    • MarkRNY

      THAT–would be the ultimate jujitsu!

      It could be divided into chapters like Fiscal, Projects, Press Relations, Events, Friends/Family, that Piper kid and that Trig Guy, etc.

      I’ll help!–Seriously! 

      • blackbird

        sounds like a project Mark I think Quiet and yourself have a working draft, I hope it gets off the ground. good ideas.

        • Quiet_Righty

          I’ll be happy to let others work on it. This idea must be percolating in the heads of other folks.

        • MarkRNY

          Lol–There’s 24,000 e-mails!

          This should be a project for everyone here who wants to help imo–a C4P Production! (we all get signed copies from The Guv though…that’s my price! Sue me!).

          • blackbird

            whats that proverb again "The longest journey starts with a single step"

          • Iowa4Palin

            I’m in  –  50 people would have 480 apiece.   BUT, how about FOIA requests on all things Obama, including requests to current U.S. Senators for e-mails to and from him, Illinois Senators.  Valerie Jarrett, Romney, Pawlenty,  Bachmann.  

            The executive branch has a privilege for all internal communications, but outgoing e-mails could be subject to FOIA  –  at least put them on the spot.    Judicial Watch has done this a number of times.

            • MarkRNY

              50 would do it Iowa.

              The e-mails would have to be organized by topic, etc imo. Even if a lot of people here chose 10 or 20 of their favorites, the choice of which to include could be picked from among them–then organized by topic. You don’t want to choose thousands–just, say, 50 for each category. That’s how I see it anyway. Their are people who know a hell of a lot more about this here than I do though. Karen Allen and O4P might want to get involved too–who knows?! It could make a hell of a handout.

              As far as the FOIA request for Obama (and others), it could take years and then be shot down by a Lefty judge. What I WOULD do is issue a public challenge to Romney, T’Paw, etc to make theirs public–no redactions! Put them on the spot!

              This whole thing is turning into platinum for Sarah! 

  • 4rcane

    Stacy give the youtube link I posted above its own news post, with a better summary of what I posted and actual quotes from Sarah. I think it deserve its own post

  • Carmelo Junior

    I want to know how many abortions and gay marriages were performed during RomneyCare

  • unseen1

    —– Original Message —–Message —–From: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored)To: Frye, Ivy J (DOA)Cc: Perry, Kristina Y (GOV); Fagerstrom, Erika (GOV)Sent: Thu Dec 13 07:58:52 2007Subject: GalsIvy- would you invite the gals who did this amazing decorating to stay for a glass of wineafter the public leaves the open house tomorrow night ? And Erika- may we get themsomething as a Thank You?This really is amazing…? And Erika- may we get themsomething as a Thank You?This really is amazing…really is amazing…1http://palinemail.msnbc.msn.com/palinAll/pdf/10416.pdf

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mrl-Tav/100001255710931 Mrl Tav

    If you go into the email collection II and type in "horror" in the search there will be a string of emails that come up re: a constituent that was going through a terrible time dealing with the OSC ( Office of Children’s Services aka CPS in the lower 48).  It shows Palin very engaged and disheartened with the system and wanting to get to the bottom of the issue. -Mr.L

  • Guest

    OK.  Did a keyword search on "Russia".  Came up with the following:

    http://palinemail.msnbc.msn.com/palin2011/pdf/18367.pdf

    This contains Palin’s well-articulated position on the Law of the Sea Treaty, including letters to AK senators urging ratification because this boosts AK position on development of off-shore resources that other nations are beginning to claim rights to. 

    Relevance of this link is that it shows that Gov. Palin indeed has foreign policy credentials.  AK international borders require consideration of issues that go beyond what other state governors deal with. 

    • 4rcane

      I recall some conservatives have issue with Palin related to this.. Law of the Sea Treaty? Were they wrong or correct?

      • quidam65

        OMG!  ONOZ!  Sarah is a globalist!

        Did you search under the terms "Bilderberg Group", "Trilateral Commission", or "Council on Foreign Relations"?

        /s

      • Guest

        They were wrong, I’d hazard a guess. It seems to me that her focus on the Law of the Sea Treaty was energy related. She was focused on what was good for the U.S.

    • Guest

      Some believe that LOST gives up US sovereignty to a UN body in regards to mining, etc. in international waters.  Palin acknowledges this concern in her letter but argues that ratifying the treaty is a better approach because it gives us a seat at the negotiating table.  So, this email shows that Gov. Palin does not always walk lock-step with the conservative position. 

  • unseen1

    here is  a good  email about Palin’s views of union members vs  union leadership:

    From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com: gov.sarah@yahoo.comSent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 10:51 AMTo: Kreitzer; Annette E (DOA): Thursday, March 13, 2008 10:51 AMTo: Kreitzer; Annette E (DOA)Subject: Re: SU Contract Ratified No Strike: Re: SU Contract Ratified No StrikeWow! See how the rank and file is so different than their leadership? Amazing. Stillamazing though that they chose not to consider the 40 hr.Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular one—–Original Message—–Message—–From: "Kreitzer, Annette E (DOA)" Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 09:59:23To:gov.sarah®yahoo.comSubject: SU Contract Ratified No StrikeJust making sure you got this – I just bounceback saying the message I sent earlier didn’tget through to you.I had thought we were on the road to a strike, but 85% of the membership voted and themajority voted to accept the terms.message I sent earlier didn’tget through to you.I had thought we were on the road to a strike, but 85% of the membership voted and themajority voted to accept the terms.we were on the road to a strike, but 85% of the membership voted and themajority voted to accept the terms.the terms.ak1http://palinemail.msnbc.msn.com/palinAll/pdf/12898.pdf

  • http://twitter.com/JstJoan Joanie Scott

    I love this one. Sarah was informed of the death of 88 year-old Tom Stuart who was an original signer of the Alaska Constitution and wrote this to one of her staffers:

    "He was so sweet and wise and every time I spoke to him he was a wonderful counselor. We lost a wealth of Alaskan knowledge last night, but can forever hold on to his Alaskan spirit and his guidance for the future if we abide by the constitution he helped create."

    http://palinemail.msnbc.msn.com/palin2011/pdf/10404.pdf

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mrl-Tav/100001255710931 Mrl Tav

    http://palinemail.msnbc.msn.com/palin2011/search.html

    Email between William D. McAllister and "Phil" praising Palin’s RNC speech.  Phil claims "My two cents? The governor has better political instincts than McCain. She can charm the socks off
    America if McCain and "his people" will simply let Sarah Patin be Sarah Patin. The governor didn’t get herself an eighty percent approval rating by being anyone other than who she is. I hope she’ll remember that."  –Mr.L

    • John B. Hefmier

      Too bad that McCains people did not get the memo from Bill……………but again, they might have, but intentionally ignored it.

      • socon

        I had never heard of Governor Palin until that day McCain introduced her as his VP pick; so even though I’m not a big fan of McCain, I will always be grateful to him for his awesome VP choice!

  • unseen1

    Pure Palin:

    From ; gov.sarah@yahoo.com; gov.sarah@yahoo.comSent: Friday, March 07, 2008 6:13 PMTo: Rehfeld; Karen J (GOV): Friday, March 07, 2008 6:13 PMTo: Rehfeld; Karen J (GOV)Subject: Your child!: Your child!Holy Moly Karen ! You raised an amazing one! Congratulations on Mary ‘ s winning shot -absolutely awesome to read the account of their OT win. When she gets back to Juneau I’llbribe her to teach Willow a thing or two about hitting the money shot.Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One1Karen ! You raised an amazing one! Congratulations on Mary ‘ s winning shot -absolutely awesome to read the account of their OT win. When she gets back to Juneau I’llbribe her to teach Willow a thing or two about hitting the money shot.Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One1® device from Cellular One1

  • MaMcGriz

    This is a great plan. It will work well.

    One of the best unintended consequences of this is the fact that the average barbarian will have a first-hand look at what’s involved in the day to day running of a governor’s office, and into the operations of administering a state. It’s not rocket science and it’s not mysterious.

    This will result in a citizenry better educated about the work (supposedly) being done by our elected "leaders." Ergo, we will be ever so much better able to take part in the next and all future elections….

    In other words, we just got a tremendous boost in our work to deliver the message DC must and will hear from us in one united voice:

    "You’re busted. You’re done. Go home."

    • Lynda

       Hey MaMcGriz tried to find away to reach you but could not doing okay…I am on facebook

  • Lynda

    This is one where she send e-mail to staff about ADN saying she had ban then from talking to anyone shows here leadership

     http://palinemail.msnbc.msn.com/palinAll/pdf/5164.pdf

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