Current Weather
The Spy FM

From Palin’s Emails: ‘Are You Flipping Kidding???’

Filed by KOSU News in Politics.
February 24, 2012

Once again, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is in the news and the story is one of this morning’s “talkers.”

Another big batch of emails she wrote while in office has been released, and as The Associated Press writes:

“In the final months before she resigned as Alaska’s governor, Sarah Palin displayed growing frustration over deteriorating relationships with state lawmakers and outrage over ethics complaints that she felt frivolously targeted her and prompted her to write: “I can’t take it anymore.”

The state of Alaska released the messages on CDs, and the Anchorage Daily News is in the process of posting them online here. It’s made the emails searchable. So, for example, a query about “bogus ethics charges” turns up this March 2009 message from Palin to her aides about a blogger’s report concerning her husband Todd:

“Oh GOD help us. Are you flippin kidding??? Todd doesn’t have $12 million. … Use this quote: ‘Are Alaskans outraged, or at least tired of this yet? Another frivolous ethics charge by a political blogger? This would be hilarious if it wasn’t so expensive for the state to process these accusations and for me to defend against the bogus harassments. Yes, I wore Arctic Cat snowgear at a snowmachine event, because it was cold outside, and by the way today I am wearing Alaska’s own Paige Adams’ jeans and Alaska’s Romney Dodd-Ortland hand-painted clogs. When will I see ethics charges for wearing these? Now how much will this blogger’s asinine political grandstanding cost all of us in time and money today?”

Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, resigned from office in July 2009 — three years into her four-year term. [Copyright 2012 National Public Radio]

Leave a Reply

9PM to 5AM The Spy

The Spy

An eclectic mix of the Spy's library of more than 10,000 songs curated by Ferris O'Brien.

Listen Live Now!

5AM to 9AM Morning Edition

Morning Edition

For more than two decades, NPR's Morning Edition has prepared listeners for the day ahead with two hours of up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, commentary, and coverage of arts and sports.

View the program guide!

9AM to 10AM The Takeaway

The Takeaway

A fresh alternative in morning news, "The Takeaway" provides a breadth and depth of world, national and regional news coverage that is unprecedented in public media.

View the program guide!

Upcoming Events in your area (Submit your event today!)

Streaming audio and podcasts

Stream KOSU on your smartphone

Phone Streaming

SmartPhone listening options on this page are intended for many iPhones, Blackberries, etc. with low-cost software applications available to listen to our full-time web streams, both News on KOSU-1 and Classical on KOSU-2.

Learn more about our complete range of streaming services

We're perfecting the patient experience - Stillwater Medical Center