It would be funny if it wasnt so pathetic.
Large clumps of the MSN are making fools of themselves attempting a “gotcha” on Palins emails. The problem is they keep showing her in a better light.
Try these explosive revelations from the Guardians team of expert sewer divers/ email checkers….
They’re not earth-shattering, but there are plenty of interesting details about Alaskan life and work as a US governor that you’ve helped us find.
Here’s the best of what you’ve dug up to date:
Mama Grizzly once again demonstrates her passion for hunting in an email sent in January 2007 – reviewed by Mike S.
I am a hunter. I grew up hunting – some of my best memories growing up are of hunting with my dad to help feel [sic] our freezer…
(Oh noes!!, she knows how to hunt and enjoys it)
But in the email Palin is clear that she does not support “hunting the bears in the sanctuary”:
I don’t know any Alaskans who do support hunting the McNeil bears that frequent the viewing area. Many Alaskan and Outside visitors view these animals on the McNeil river, within the sanctuary, and, as my parents have reported back after their viewing trip, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience to see such beauty on that river.
(Oh noes!! #2 she believes in hunting selected animals outside of conservation areas!!!. Doesnt quite fit in with the scorched earth Barbie narrative weve been treated to for the last few years)
And now for the most damaging , terrible hugest revelation of them all!!
In an email sent on 7 January 2008, Palin discusses the potential of a “political attack” coming from the oil industry – thanks to Charlotte K for alerting us to this email. Palin is responding to a message from Patrick Galvin, Alaska’s commissioner of the department of revenue, which describes “rumblings of a strategy being developed by the producers and their allies to attack the administration”:
I hear from worker bees in the field that Industry is on a roll against us – on a rampage because they had no idea they wouldn’t get their way on all issues.
We need more bodies in Communications to help on this, too, so Alaskans know the truth about the situation and aren’t tempted to panic due to Industry spin.
And we don’t win ball games merely playing defense. We must go on the offense too.
(Oh NOOOOOOES!!! Palin ISNT a stooge of the big oil corporations)
On twitter, @surfbenet on twitter spotted Palin responding to the Alaskan Public Officer’s Commission’s complaint that the alaska.gov website was not “educating the public in a fair manner”. In an statement that may surprise those who know her for her outspoken nature, Palin emailed:
Let the other side have space on the website for rebuttal. And I’ll forgo my First Amendment rights until the critics chill and I can once again express my personal opinion when asked.
(Oh Noes!!, Palin lets her critics speak openly against her!!!)
Finally, we’re all been in the situation of being the recipient of inappropriate emails. So one can only imagine what Palin was thinking when she received a missive instructing her to “tip the kids, and bring beef, tequila and condoms” to party at LA mansion. In this case, we can perhaps forgive her punctuation:
Donna – did you mean to give this to me?????
Perhaps, we can deduce, not.
So she got sent an email by mistake (note the Guardians oh-so-neutral use of the term “perhaps”), and responds with about the most polite followup she could…
All these emails are in plain english, and this is the “best” theyve found so far?
Theres quite a few more at the link,be sure to look and laugh at the pettiness of it all.
Pathetic, truly pathetic.