Palin Emails Leaked

Turns out you don’t need to put a teenage hacker on trial in order to read Sarah Palin’s emails: CBS News has gotten its hands on some emails that show “just how frustrated then Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin had become with the manner in which top McCain aides were handling her candidacy.” When reports leaked of her husband Todd’s relationship to the secessionist Alaska Independence Party, Palin sent an email to top aides Steve Schmidt, Rick Davis, and Nicolle Wallace saying "it’s bull.” Schmidt instructed Palin to “ignore it,” but she wasn’t satisfied, inventing a story to justify his membership in the party: "[Secession is] not part of their platform and he was only a 'member' bc independent alaskans too often check that 'Alaska Independent' box on voter registrations thinking it just means non partisan. He caught his error when changing our address and checked the right box. I still want it fixed." (There is no “Alaska Independent” box on the ballot.) Schmidt was annoyed, replying. “The statement you are suggesting be released would be innaccurate. The innaccuracy would bring greater media attention to this matter and be a distraction. … We will not put out a statement and inflame this and create a situation where john has to adress this."