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Wednesday, February 13, 2008 8:36 AM 


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Leschper; Beth (GOV) 


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Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Lloyd; Denby S (DFG) 


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Oped 



Any news on pred cont op ed? 

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Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) [govpalin@alaska.gov] 
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 8:23 AM 
Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
NY 



The sched really shows nothing in NY that is pertinent or requiring of my presence. That 
means it's really not necessary for me to be away that many extra days - also means I can 
handle the trip with just the NGA security they provide instead of duplicating personnel 
with my own security. I'm sure someone would tell me if I'm missing something here - but 
no need for NY, and DC security sounds like it's taken care of as it was last year. Thanks 



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From: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=SWLEIGHOW] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 1:06 PM 

To: •Sarah Palin' 

Subject: for your approval! 



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 



No. XXXX 



Governor Palin Signs House Bill 317 

February 13, 2008, Juneau, Alaska - Governor Sarah Palin today signed House Bill 317 into law. 
HB 317 eliminates the limit on compassionate gifts that a legislator or legislative employee may 

solicit, accept, or receive under the Legislative Ethics Act. 

The bill was drafted in an effort to assist Representative Richard Foster, to whom a legislative aide 
has offered to donate one of her kidneys. Compassionate gifts will still be reported to the Alaska 
Public Offices Commission to protect the public's ability to know how elected officials are 
compensated. 

HM Our ethics reforms were never intended to prevent selfless gifts that could save a life," said 
Governor Palin. 'Todd and I send Representative Foster our best wishes for a full recovery." 

HB 317 passed the House and Senate unanimously and was signed into law in Representative 
Foster's office at the state capitol. 



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Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 

(907) 269-7450 Anchorage 
(907) 465-4031 Juneau 
(907) 240-7943 cell 



8/28/2009 



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Mason, Janice L (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008 3:50 PM 

Sarah Palin 

Meeting request w/Senator Ted Stevens - Tuesday, 02.19.08 



Governor - We received a call from the Congressional office stated that Senator Ted 
Stevens will be in JNU on Tuesday, 02.19,08 and would like to have a courtesy call with 
you. This would be a 15 minute greeting. Thanks, Janice 



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From: Colberg, Talis J (LAW) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=TJCOLBERG] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 20082:29 PM 

To: 'gov.saraJ^yahoo.corrV 

Subject: Update 

Dear Governor Palin, 

1 . When the State lost the Parental Consent case we also became responsible for an attorney fee to the 
prevailing parties. The legal fees that court will direct us pay to the prevailing party in the Parental Consent 
litigation will be near $700,000.00. This will be formally established shortly and then be forwarded to the 
legislature as a supplemental request. 

2. Sen. Ted Stevens is scheduled to be the Lincoln Day speaker in Juneau at the Baranov on the 19 th ■ 

3. Monday Sen. Dyson came to visit me and vented for a while about "separation of powers" and who should 
he go to if I won't make his colleagues follow their own laws. I have pulled up the old files and he 
apparently has had similar conversations with AG's Renkes and Marquez. 

He floated across several topics and then out of the blue expressed regret that my dept. had not hired 
Kevin Clarkson. Perhaps by coincidence that same afternoon Clarkson sent me an email asking why we had 
not hired someone name Fred Valdez. Then Tuesday morning former Lt Gov. Loren Lehman sent an email 
enquiring if I could explain why we had not hired Fred Valdez and asking me to call so he could vouch for the 
fellow. I only mention this for two reasons: First, the Daily News noted that Clarkson is to be one of their new 
columnists. Second, Clarkson and Lehman are prominent enough in political circles that I just wanted you to 
be aware of their sudden interest in who we should hire. From what I have been able to determine Mr. 
Valdez was interviewed and not selected. Both Clarkson and Lehman have stated in their emails that the 
position he applied for remained vacant and advertised for several weeks if not months after he was not 
hired. The impression they leave is that he was the only applicant and rather than being selected the post 
remained empty. In fed the position was filled and the same type of position was later available after that and 
also filled by another applicant. The position has not remained empty. 
My plan in this is as follows: 

I To the degree I respond to Clarkson or Lehman I plan to say little more than I cannot 
discuss personnel issues with them. 

II I said nothing to Dyson when he brought it up and he moved on to his next topic at the 
time. 

I only mention this because three fairly active political people seem to have taken a collective interest in 
this in the last couple of days. 

Talis 



8/24/2009 



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Mason, Janice L (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=REC!PIENTS/CN=JLMASON] 

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 3:50 PM 

Sarah Palin 

Meeting request w/Senator Ted Stevens - Tuesday, 02.19.08 



Governor - We received a call from the Congressional office stated that Senator Ted 
Stevens will be in JNU on Tuesday, 02.19.08 and would like to have a courtesy call with 
you. This would be a 15 minute greeting. Thanks, Janice 



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gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Thursday, February 14, 2008 6:24 PM 

Gaivln; Patrick S (DOR); Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Rutherford; Marty K (DNR); Tibbies; Michael A 

(GOV); Balash; Joseph R (GOV) 

Re: Energy Coordinator - AEA Update 



Sounds good. Thank you 

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■Original Message 



From: "Galvin, Patrick S (DOR)" <patrick.galvin@alaska.gov> 



Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 18:23:12 



To: Sarah Palin <gov.sarah@yahoo.com>, Tom Irwin <tom.irwin@alaska.gov>, Marty Rutherford 
<marty.rutherford@alaska.gov>, Mike Tibbies <mike.tibbles@alaska.gov>, Joe Balash 
< j oe . balash@alaska . gov> 



Subject: Energy Coordinator - AEA Update 



Governor, 



Things went well at the AIDEA board meeting today. After the delays and confusion of the 
past few weeks, I think we're now on a clear path forward. 



The board agreed with the direction I outlined to expedite the AEA Director search, and 
we've scheduled five interviews for Monday with the intent of making a recommendation to 
you a day or two later. I suggested we plan to forward 3 names with a strong recommended 
order of preference. 

The current names are: Steve Haagenson, Mark Foster, Eric Yould, Tony Izzo, and Jim 
Hemsath. 



The asst AG reviewed the conficts issue and basically said that, absent some personal 
contractual arrangement, there shouldn't be any legal conflicts for a new AEA Director 
He specifically said that he didn't see any legal conflicts for Haagenson. 



Finally, the board agreed that no statutory changes are needed to implement the hiring of 
the AEA Director and the splitting of the organizations. We'll seek funding for the 
Director through the budget, rather than a fiscal note. 



Let me know if you have any questions. 



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-Pat 



*Sent from my mobile device, please excuse any typos. 



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PARNELL, S (GOV sponsored) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=SRPARNELL1] 

Thursday, February 14, 2008 5:09 PM 

, gov.sarah@yahoo.com' 

Conoco Presser 



Good, thoughtful presser on Conoco. Hope the media will give it the airtime it deserves 



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Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUPrcN=RECIPIENTS/CN=SWLEIGHOWl 

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 9:11 AM 

, gov.sarah@yahoo.com'; Leschper; Beth (GOV) 

Lloyd; Denby S (DFG); Nizich; Michael A (GOV) 

Re: Op ed 



Shall I call Matt Zencey? 



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From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 

To: Leschper, Beth (GOV) 

Cc: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV); Lloyd, Denby S (DFG); Nizich, Michael A (GOV) 

Sent: Wed Feb 13 09:01:04 2008 
Subject: Re: Op ed 



in the meantime, I'd think skipping the "exclusive" may be in F and G's best interest, so 
offering it at least locally to get our message out would do us good. I don't know if we 
want to wait for exclusive pick up from national publication. 



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From: Beth Leschper 



To: Governor Sarah Palin 



Cc: Sharon Leighow 
Cc: Denby Lloyd 



Cc: M Nizich 



Sent: Feb 13, 2008 8:46 AM 
Subject: RE: Op ed 



Governor : 



We literally just received word that the Washington Post will not run 
your oped. 



We will now try USA Today, which is next on the list. 



We did include predator control information in your newsletter, as an 

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additional venue to provide information 



Beth 



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Prom : gov , sarah@yahoo . com [mailto : gov . sarah@yahoo . com] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 8:36 AM 

To: Leschper, Beth (GOV) 

Cc: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) ; Lloyd, Denby S (DFG) 

Subject: Op ed 



Any news on pred cont op ed? 

Sent from my BlackBerry(r) device from Cellular One 



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Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) (governor@alaska.gov] 
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 8:43 AM 
nate4u2rite@yahoo.com 
RE: Education 



Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or 
information you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is 
unable to respond to each and every email herself, your message has been received and is 
being reviewed by the appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your 
need, suggestion, or comment. 



Original Message 

From : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us [mailto : WebMailOgov . state . ak . us] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 6:31 AM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subj ect : Education 



Web mail from: Mr. Nathaniel Wenger 

address: 128 S. 11th St. Apt. 3F Philadelphia PA 19107 
484-571-4411 



MESSAGE : 



Dear Governor Sarah Palin, 



Happy Holidays, My interest in pursuing a career allowed me to dive into writing and open 
new doors. I came right in, landed on top, and began thinking like a philosopher. 
Civilocity is an idea that I, Nathaniel Isaac wenger, placed lexis upon my blank canvas 
forming a republic for the people of the twenty- first century, placed below. I wanted to 
send you some of my work. My last handout was titled 'Jewish Mafia' encouraging people to 
use pens and not guns, building instead of destroying. My new one is titled 'Trunks and 
Asses' discussing a republic for the people of the twenty- first century. A vision for the 
future. X am trying to catch technology up with politics. I would be honored if it was 
read and discussed by you and your colleagues. I have been changing government policy and 
thought to send you a rough copy. I also had some questions concerning your view of the 
American constitution. I was curious to know your opinions on the Patriot Act, a law 
allowing the wiretapping of Am 



erican citizens. In The United States of America you are innocent until proven guilty, 
can a citizen be proven guilty without stepping a toe in a court room? Is it legal to 
scream fire in an empty theater? 



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Trunks and Asses 



The World of Elephants and Donkeys 

Republicans and Democrats 

A republic for the people of the twenty- first century ! 



Welcome 
my name is 



Nathaniel Wenger 



All rights reserved 

Copyright ® 2007 by Nathaniel Wenger 



No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted 
In any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, 
Including photocopying, recording- Or by any information 
storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing 
from the publisher 



Published by 
Nathaniel Wenger 
Philadelphia, PA 19107 



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Printed in the United States of America 



Everyday men and everyday women are the wholesome organs that bring hope to this country. 
A leaders role in democracy is to teach. The peoples role in a democracy is to rule. 
Democracy cannot be the manipulation of what people want to hear. A government does what 
is in the best interest of the government and not necessarily the people. Today, we 
appoint people into positions of power who usurp for themselves the dominion of the 
population as a whole. 

Civilocity is the term I use to gain the people the correct information to be informed 
about the actions that democracy imposes on the country and the world. To understand in 
basic English the term Civilocity, it is allowing the people to watch the government. This 
philosophy is going to be the groundwork for the next great civilization. A republic for 
the people of the twenty-first century. 

The most important aspect of Civilocity, is that it will allow a government to exist where 
the corruption, secrets, and cover ups are removed from the nations capital, the white 
house . 

The people utilizing the technology of today such as cameras will allow the white house to 
evolve before the publics eyes. This entitles a pragmatic philosophy called Civilocity 
where the appointment of the president in a federal democratic state, is watched twenty- 
four hours a day, seven days a week, broad-casted on channel one to the entire country, on 
public television. To know what is occurring in a government which is appointed by the 
voters can not end with the appointment of a leader. Lets get the people into the white 
house and not just a person. How did the leaders first react to Democracy, women voting, 
or African Americans voting? 

Corruption will be a difficult task to remove completely from politics but when a person 
becomes the president of this country, filling the most power position in the world, we 
the people must do everything we can to remove corruption completely from that person. We 
do not want another leader who informs the population falsely because of their personal 
motives. The people of this nation will see first hand how the a democratic nation is run, 
instead of having one leader who will be able to manipulate how a country will be run. 

Our judgments in who we appoint to office at times is most alarming for the peoples 
safety. We seem to desire faith in a candidate in hopes of prosperity in our own homes 
whereas the truth seems to linger in secret meetings causing a false impression of whom 
the candidates we vote for truly are. The voters must utilize our resources and technology 
to ensure that the highest position, in the most progressive country, the president, is 
free of corruption, secret meetings, and cover ups. We can accomplish this simply by 
keeping the voters eye, of both parties, on the president by enforcing cameras when a 
president assumes command of a country. 

Since the rise of computers and television the nations in which utilize those technologies 
have become more accepting in general. The information that the twentieth and twenty-first 
century has been flooded with has allowed us to be more tolerant of music, clothes, art, 
and movies which has caused a renaissance. You can see how the movies have evolved since 
the time they first began not only in color but in content. This has caused our 
conventional outlooks to reshape themselves in public and ever- slowly in politics. 
Civilocity will speed the rate of progress while ridding the most powerful person in the 
country, the president, of corruption in that persons time serving the people. The basic 
human natures are now coming out and our beginning to be considered normal. 

The people voting for the president will be informed as much as the president who is 
speaking for the people. The voters want to watch the leader whom they appointed to power 

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over their life. Civilocity will be a government of the entire population. It will empower 
the people much like democracy did when it was first introduced. Imagine voting for a 
president who will then be watched twenty four hours a day seven days a week on public 
television, broadcasted to the entire country. It will finally be a nation that knows and 
hears what is happening in the world because it will hear exactly what the president 
hears. This is an open society. You will vote for a leader who will be watched by the 
people and over the course of time it will begin to embody the true all American. It will 
go through wavelengths changing into what the people need most in that period of time. 
When people are tired of a serious leader it will open up a leader who is more 
entertaining concerning policies. 

The most challenging aspect to overcome is the peoples desire for appearance in a 
candidate. Appearance already plays a role in who we appoint to office due in large part 
because of our evolving technology including television and computers. Appearance will 
play a larger role in politics because the public will not want to watch a hideous leader. 
The more the president balances pleasure and work will be seen by the public and 
identified in which the public likes viewing and should be doing. Too much pleasure will 
leave the people upset at the lack of work and too much work will allow the public to see 
the lack of pleasure. It will change in this cycle until it maintains a balance where the 
people see a leader who implements the same beliefs as the majority of the population, a 
true all American. This will cancel out corruption in the white house because the people 
will vote for a leader every four years who, will be watched by the people and see what 
the leader is implementing and dec 

iding. What the president reads the public will read. What the president hears the public 
will hear. All the small nonsense which the government partakes in will vanish. It will 
finally bring just dominion to a country. 

The people want to know exactly what the president knows because we are all on the same 
team, humanity. Nobody leaves us, we only leave others. We cannot leave the president 
alone after appointed in a democracy. The public needs to be intuitive about the 
democratic policies and not maintain a tabula rasa state of mind. The chief informant will 
be the president adhering to the publics wishes concerning what is taught. The president 
of the United States will be looked upon for being the nations teacher. The President will 
be a philosopher of insight, a leader with political connections, and an informant to the 
public. 

The leaders of today lack progression and reform which has been the foundation of what 
created this society. The conventionalism of today is caused from the lack of acceptance 
for the arts of liberalism and freedom. The republic of the twenty- first century has used 
the government to control the people incorrectly and have penetrated the destruction of 
many at the gain of few political leaders. 

Such means of using technology through the patriot act has left a government to be bound 
by unjust policy on there search for peace and security through the most un-American 
means. The government is in search of free gurus who exhibit their first amendment rights 
of freedom of the press and are left in the midst of the struggling class. This government 
wasn't created because of money it was created because of freedom. A freedom which today 
is lost and is in need of change. A person cannot have their life violated and their 
freedoms and rights lost in privacy without a fair-trial. In the United states you are 
innocent until proven guilty. This is not China where you are guilty until proven 
innocent. The president's presumptions have been catastrophic in handling the people of 
the world. We must turn the cameras on the people we appoint to the white house. The 
information that is received from the patriot act is not entirely being classified. The 
leak of information can lead a person to 

become unpatriotic in how they conduct themselves. 

Conventional Generation is the generation that is lead by conservative leaders and does 
not maintain the progressive reform as the public of the country. We must implement the 
technology of today into the white house for the people's safety, the voters, the police, 
and the soldiers who make this country who she is. We have technology to fly in the sky 
and yet we don't have a basic reliable voting machine in all fifty states. That in this 
generation is preposterous. 

The Conventional Generation is slowing the scientific and technological progress for new 
improvements that will help the future of the people. It is expected that the people are 

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unconventional and come up with new ideas that will become jokes to the conventional 
leaders. It is expected that the nobles at parties will ridicule new trains of thought and 
maintain Darwin's theory of natural selection. Any president opposed to Civilocity would 
have something to hide from the people, the voters. The voters, who are the ones who 
appointed the president too power over there lives. We are in the Conventional Generation. 
The selection refers to the amount of money which is held by the pyramid of man. Money 
wields power and by can also lead to corruption and unjust men and women. Thus, forming a 
society whose only concern is maintaining the principles that we believe are more 
civilized then other civilizations. We don't consider our effect on the environment 
seriously. Oil consumption must be ad 

dressed immediately on how it affects the environment. 

In the previous generation we have seen nuclear weapons, AIDS, and global warming become a 
topic of concern for the people who are under 35, the age needed to run for president in 
the United States. Imposed on the people are repetitive ideas for conservative philosophy 
that is not equaling the output of the people. 

The exact definition of 'Democracy' by the Encyclopedia Britannica is, "literally, rule by 
the people. The term is derived from the Greek demokratia, which was coined from demos 
('people') and kratos ('rule') in the middle of the 5th century BC to denote the political 
systems then existing in some Greek city-states, notably Athens." 

Democracy and Civilocity go together like peanut butter and jelly. Civilocity, is as great 
an idea as Democracy. This will empower the people. If we have the technology we must 
embrace it to see how the president is conducting business. We cannot appoint a president 
to lead the people and then not see the presidents decision process or a clear view of 
what is going on. Anytime in a democratic nation where an approval rating drops below 
fifty percent is not maintaining the definition of democracy, rule by the people. That is 
a call for impeachment. If not it allows the government to become a dictatorship, where 
the people are in power only one day every four years in the decision process of which 
dictator we choose. 

Looking at the people I do not see anything Conventional. Looking at the government and 
how the nation in this day and age is run is strictly Conventional. 

The laws of the country, the average person does not know where to find to read. When a 
person reads the laws, it is not understood by the average American. On top of that they 
use names to cover up the laws so people think they are helping the people and really they 
can be causing harm. 

The Patriot Act can be easily misused by the government and take away the rights of a 
citizen in the Unites States without ever being proven guilty in a court where a single 
citizens or voter can defend the constitutional rights given to us by citizenship. People 
are allowed to scream fire in an empty theater without causing a concern although, when a 
person screams fire in a crowded theater it is illegal and should be a cause of concern. 

In the United States we have had a law for over 200 years which I am in favor of changing. 
The law is called The Alien Enemies Act, officially it is called An Act Respecting Alien 
Enemies. The law states that in a time of war a male over the age of fourteen, who is from 
the country we are at war at, can be sent back to that country without a trial based on 
the president's presumption. We need today to see where the president's presumptions are 
coming from because many false presumptions are occurring. This leads the people to be 
misled by the presidents actions. 

In order to have the people truly rule, the people must know what is going on. In this 
generation the conventionalism of expecting what's going to happen has not evolved. The 
democracy has not been in pace with the technology and the society. In a Civilocity form 
of dominion the people will be the rulers. The people will appoint a president and then 
receive the same information the president receives. Democracy is the organ of wholesome 
contentment. In the United States, the view of the country is that the people rule in the 
decision of who will rule the people. Even today, democracy is then divided by electoral 
votes where it is possible that the majority of the people wont necessarily elect a 
president who will be voted in by the majority. Giving the power not to themselves but a 
leader who will be able to lead on presumptions of their personal moral code of conduct. 
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A presidents role is to enforce the constitutional law of the country and come to 
decisions based on the majority view. The appointing of a leader in a democratic process 
is saying that we appoint a leader who is favored by fifty percent of the population. If 
that percentage becomes smaller then fifty percent it is proven that the true definition 
of democracy is not imposed on the people. 

It is a conservative world believing in mystical beliefs. A politician is the most 
unreligious person the country could have. In the past the leaders of the world have 
thrust their beliefs on the public, persecuted anyone who didn't believe in the same 
beliefs, and even declared themselves as G-d. How can a leader who uses force to execute 
decisions, where lives will be taken, then go and pray that they should not kill. It 
contradicts themselves and makes them all look like flip flopper's. 

Mystical beliefs are adhering to the knowledge that you are following something based on a 
presumption. We cannot be lead by presumptions in this Conventional Generation. Many 
leaders say that there beliefs all stand for a metaphor and that already creates a divide 
where every reader will take the metaphor differently breeding extremist's who completely 
turn the words around a hundred and eighty degrees into their own philosophy losing the 
fundamentals of what they themselves worship. 

There is no doubt in my mind that there is a higher power. How am I suppose to know what 
to call that power? I use the term G-d like most people in the world to make sense of 
everything that I don't know. That is G-d! The creator of everything that changes. People 
believe in metaphors and worship them which is the scariest thing mankind does. A 
presumption is a fact not certainly known, thus being a theory of discussion and new 
presumptions. Worshipping a mystical belief can lead a person to extreme presumptions 
based on what they wish to believe. 

Intelligent design was an idea to teach the biblical creation of the world in the school 
systems. This idea was suggested in the courts in the twenty-first century that undermined 
evolution. Today, science has proven that man was not created six days after the beginning 
of existence. We have fossils of dinosaurs that range millions of years apart before the 
time man evolved into homo-sapiens. Homo-sapiens, humans, are an evolving species. We have 
learned to create fire and write languages which has set us apart from the other animals. 
We continue to evolve in intelligence and an example would be in technological evolution 
which includes the printing press, electricity, computers. The world evolves through plate 
tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, ice ages, and all the elements that shape our changing 
planet. Evolution to me is *the process of natural change.' 

The government is much like a form of organized belief. Democracy is the motor of the 
nation. It is imperialistic which refers to capitalizing from effort of supply and demand. 
In school we are told what to study and that shapes our personal outlook. Civilocity will 
evolve politics into the twenty-first century. We can not be lead by leaders who are 
extremists, such as the American ex-republican senator Rick Santorum who suggested 
intelligent design and took this issue to court and lost with an incorrect ideology in 
modern culture, trying to teach the youth of the country that evolution is a myth. This 
has been proven by science to be incorrect and evolution is in fact taking place today 
even as I write. The government teaches us what to believe based on what we study. We must 
make sure what we learn is science, evolution, and the acceptance that we do not know all 
the answers. Our parents shape our beliefs along with the communities we take part in. 
Mystical beliefs allow us to grasp 

a story and retain the morals that could fit our real life, which benefits the people 
from an idea that creates fundamentals in our daily life that we try to hold on to. The 
understanding of what one wishes to believe will shape that person. Every president was 
and is a person with a belief. That belief and the struggle for power will be the hardest 
battle a man or a woman will face in the course of time; power from rise in society 
verse's moral beliefs. The balance of the two, power and beliefs, will decide a man or 
woman's fate and destiny. In a democracy that balance is maintaining what is in the 
people's best interest and not one's best interest. Anytime the president appoints a 
leader to a position of power the people will be informed of all the conversations and 
decisions the president takes part in. Making a mockery out of the president would not be 
watching the president, the person we appointed, but having an approval rating under fifty 
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In this country we have a democratic vote and are dictated what is happening in the white 
house after that vote. We don't have a democratic rule where the people have access to see 
what's going on. Civilocity will allow the people to rule. 

Environment is the most important issue that we can possibly discuss. Through the course 
of my studying and learning, I myself have changed my views back and forth concerning how 
we should treat the environment. I have struggled believing that we must do everything 
possible to stop the alarming global warming which has proven to be occurring today. I 
have also considered why dinosaurs, and by a scientific estimate ninety five percent of 
all living creatures were removed from the earth prior to mankind and knowledge of global 
warming. The effect's of damming and pollution on the rivers, than affects the process of 
how we evolve over the next hundred years. The effect of draining the soil of oil and 
using it for our energy only leaves me dumbfounded about how the world will react if the 
earth didn't have oil for its energy. Now renewable energy in this day and age is being 
replaced by cheaper means such as damming the rivers and creating nuclear energy which 
causes only short term gain 

or what we all love instant gratification. Not using our resources to create alternate 
means of energy will speed up the chemicals being absorbed in our atmosphere which affects 
the temperature on earth. 

When people living in urban areas were not able to see the stars in the sky that should 
have been the first cause of concern. The stars were a calendar for the people in prior 
generations. The cities of today have become so polluted that in a metropolitan area it is 
difficult to see the constellations in the skies above. 

Plankton and trees are two of the largest leading plants that produce oxygen into our 
environment. We use this oxygen to breathe. As the population increases we begin to expand 
in all directions, vertically into skyscrapers and horizontally into farms. The forests 
are being cut down at alarming rates and species are continuously being put onto the 
endangered species list. We are in a country that states that we landed on the moon and 
yet we can look at third world countries and do practically nothing to get running water 
into the homes of people without water. We must leave the environment cleaner than we 
found it. With the need of energy our consumption rate will only increase. Without 
adequate forms of renewable energy that is implemented by our leaders the effects on 
future generations will be devastating. Asserting ourselves in a diplomatic expression is 
our fundamental responsibility as citizens in a free country. Addressing the issues is not 
a job for one man. This is needed bee 

ause of the topics of discussion, the cover ups, the secret meeting, and the corruption. A 
president should have a keen eye on philosophy and an outlook on the world and the country 
that desires improvements. 

What good is a leader who doesn't build higher? A government is not suppose to only talk. 
A government is a body of action. The difference between the United States and the Roman 
Empire is that one of them is no longer here. The amount of information we have today 
concerning global warming must be addressed because of how we are treating the ozone 
layer. In the Industrial revolution the increasing technology and effect it has created, 
has led to the need for this generation, to address the facts concerning our actions on 
the environment. It is expected that we will be led by conventional wisdom and always seek 
unconventional ideas in an imperialistic fashion. Imperialism will only fall when the 
planet will not be able to withstand the humans greed. We will continue at a rate that 
will not take the issues seriously until the effects are horrendous. 

The amount of pollution and chemicals we are put into the air and water, is leaving the 
future generations with many serious problems. An example would be to go fishing in a 
river close to a city with a population over one million. The water is disgusting and if 
we make the air as disgusting as the water we are in serious trouble. We used to be able 
to drink the waters from the rivers for survival . Now, we must filter the water from the 
rivers of the cities so we don't get sick. 

In the Middle Ages people were so disgusting that disease spread like wildfire making man 
search for new land. I never want to say we use to be able to breath the air in the sky 
without a filter for our survival. 

The technology that we are using is changing. The generations before us have seen cars, 
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the Industrial Revolution. The rate of productivity and progress is not in pace with 
allowing the people a true view of democracy in this day and age. The productivity is 
increasing, the technology is increasing, the ideas are increasing and we must implement 
them into our politics. The leaders are becoming more and more powerful and the discussion 
topics that they discuss, only leaves the people wondering what is going on in this 
country? Instating a Civilocity form of union, which allows the people to hold the power 
and use the technology which we have access to, will create a fourth check and balance in 
the government. 

We have the correct technology to finally evolve Democracy to it's literal translation 
l rule by the people*. A common voting machine that is the same in all 50 states where you 
go to vote and automatically it tallies the results on the internet for the population to 
view must be the start of attaching the technology of today into politics. 

A democracy is not working if the majority of the country doesn't vote. The people in a 
democracy must know the same information that the president knows, who is only president 
because of the people. 

The issues that people must take part in are endless. Forms of technology such as cars 
which create the greatest source of emissions are creating alarming levels of pollution in 
today's atmosphere. Carbonaceous fuels, which means fuels rich in carbon, are warming the 
carbon dioxide rates over one hundred PPMVCC {parts per million by volume of concentrated 
carbon) since the industrial revolution. Scientist understand that the need of energy is 
increasing and the desire for technology to produce renewable energy is possibly the most 
important topic that our generation is challenged with today. 

The progression is not in pace with the people's effort. Our access through computers 
allowing us to learn and take part in retrieving information has shaped our desire to 
increase our knowledge. It is an American Proverb that, 'money is like manure, it is only 
good when spread.' Isn't knowledge more important to spread? Knowledge is like manure, it 
is only good when spread. We finally have the technology to make the true philosophy of 
democracy occur. If we have the technology and the philosophy we must implement it into 
modern times. 

Entertainment and media are shaping the culture differently than how it is being lead. 
Entertainment can influence a culture with images that allow people to be connected 
through symbolism of a persons thoughts or feelings. The media portrays different figures 
based on what they are told. The media is one of the teachers informing the citizens about 
what is going on in the world with a view, that we only hope is true. Through a series of 
events that unfold, we are taught how to perceive the information by the way it is 
presented. For example if we are told its going to rain outside we might dress differently 
and carry an umbrella. The entertainment and media industry shapes the culture which in 
turn is looked for in the policies being implemented. Civilocity will create a time where 
we know first hand by viewing our leaders actions whether or not we share the same thought 
process as the leader. The discussion of what the leader is talking about over the dinner 
table should include the 



entire population to see what is being discussed. This will allow the country to be apart 
of the meal with the leader and listen to the important issues being presented. If half 
the country doesn't agree with the president actions that concludes that the president we 
chose through democracy is not working for the people. 

The public is taught and told exactly what to believe* With a culture that wants sex, 
loves sex, and needs sex for survival it spreads like wild fire through the media and 
entertainment portrayal. It doesn't matter if the divorce rates increase and children are 
left with only a single parent. We love it! Dysfunctional families have become the norm. 
Over fifty percent of all married couples end up divorced. Our families become the 
communities we are in, the religions we worship, the cultures we share, and the country we 
live in. We turn to accepting others as fast as we accept a movie grabbing our attention 
and leaving us talking about it days later. We love it! We live to be entertained and we 
live to find means of escape. 

Today, the president is already made fun of daily on numerous shows on television, in 
movies, in the newspaper, in songs, and in anything that the people can ridicule the 
leader of the country with. We as Americans love the capitalistic, imperialistic, free, 
society we are apart of. The people want to know who the mentors of the leader are, where 
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people. We want to know this because if the majority of the country is not approving of 
the leaders actions, and I might be the first to say it but the people want to know why by 
seeing why. People want to be taught by a leader, in this generation and future 
generations, all the information, and the correct information. The president must be the 
correct teacher to lead a nation and the nation needs to be able to witness, first hand, 
everything the president does. This, will only benefit the people. This is where 
Civilocity stems from the desire to be a pa 

rt of the white house. If three candidates run for president and the winner receives forty 
percent of the vote and the other opponents receive thirty percent then through democratic 
process the person who wins the majority of the votes will be inaugurated into the white 
house and must maintain over fifty percent approval rating, when the people are asked if 
the president is doing a good job and fifty percent say respond with yes, we will be able 
to see and speak clearly of the leaders leadership by watching how the president handles 
office. 

Drugs have been an increasing major issue in this society. During the nineteen twenties 
prohibition occurred which made alcohol illegal. Something that people might not know is 
that in that period of time it drove the underground market through the roof with the 
demand of alcohol. It caused many deaths from poisonous contamination and gave many 
alcohol dealers the money and the power to change the shape of the culture. Underage 
drinking remains a common activity for the youth, and will be, until the law changes. A 
soldier must be able to drink legally if a soldier is aloud to die for their country on 
foreign soil and shoot a gun. This is common sense especially for moral. 

Every year there is a new drug on the market. It allows drug dealers the opportunity to 
make money through the distribution of the drugs because of the need of supply and demand. 
The government must regulate drugs instead of allowing drug dealers to come to power from 
the sales of drugs. Legalizing drugs and using the money for education or energy purposes 
will allow the people to at least be better informed about what goes into their bodies. As 
long as drugs are illegal they can be easily laced and mishandled. The amount of people 
who are in jails because of drugs is overwhelming. The rehabs that people receive because 
of drug usage, for help, has a success rate lower then fifty percent. In a democracy that 
means that the majority isn't receiving adequate treatment. Drugs are an escape for people 
who find reality too hard to deal with. The mind altering substance shapes a persons 
feelings and might even give them confidence and a social circle to feel accepted. The 
issues that are on 

the tips of people's tongues must be addressed and dealt with in alternative means. 
What's on the tip of your tongue? Civilocity will allow the people a chance to see exactly 
the issues on the presidents table and how the president deals with those issues. As long 
as entertainment makes drugs acceptable drugs will be consumed. Prohibition is a perfect 
example of the effects of an illegal substance on the people of this country and the cause 
and effect that occurs. Drugs are an issue that wont go away as long as there is a supply 
and demand, and a media and entertainment that justifies the usage of drugs, will continue 
to advertise to the people. 

The amount of money the government could make in one year from the legalization of drugs 
could build a solar power energy station in the Moab desert. The money for renewable 
energy must be addressed. Wind power can also be utilized. This nation is laid out like an 
American Quilt. All along this nation there are huge gray power lines, approximately a 
million of them. If the money from the legalization of drugs was used to upgrade these 
power lines into the twenty-first century and wind power was installed, it would provide a 
remarkable renewable energy source. This will stop the dependency of energy from foreign 
nations which we don't have close ties with. As long as there is a demand the supply will 
be present. 

Wars are fought with political leaders pens and young men's lives. We do not ride horses 
into battle. We have weapons far deadlier then any other weapons from any time. The world 
would be a better place if no soldier was aloud to step foot out of its nations borders in 
the years serving their country. We have a map and GPS (Global Positioning System) that 
allows us to view the entire world and divide the world up into different nations. Killing 
is Neanderthal, peace hasn't evolved yet. Appointing new laws that would favor the people 
would benefit the people and the world. We must foster progressive intelligence and not 
ridicule and dismantle all unconventional ideas. 

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Different people intermingling and exchanging ideas breeds tensions which turns the more 
uncivilized human beings to perform actions that go against their beliefs and the proper 
edict of society. Whilst using Civilocity the people will watch the leader of the 
government so the people will see what and who the government is watching. The perfect 
check and balance to remove corruption completely and stop the cover ups that are 
effecting the people who cannot speak up for themselves. The wars that the country gets 
involved with will allow the people to receive the same information as the president. The 
people are the ones who love this country and cant wait to volunteer to fight in the best 
military in the world, the United State of America. Without the army this country would be 
nothing. The military is the force that protects the country. The people in this country 
must make sure the laws that the 

soldiers fight for are upheld. This aspect of Civilocity is revolutionary because the 
people want to know exactly what they are fighting for or defending. 

People must learn never to follow a killer. Although, civilization and organization are 
the reasons man sits on top of the pyramid of man. I cannot imagine how a person who 
fights for their country will want to die on foreign soil because of the president's 
presumption. The people want to know what is going on in the white house. Any tax paying 
citizen, or a writer whose trying to make money to pay taxes, should have all the 
information that the president has in a democracy. Today we have a chance to follow 
leaders like Gandhi or Martin Luther King Jr. . These leaders were leaders because they 
didn't want to be history they wanted to be the future. 

The appointing of a president should be the appointing of a leader whose number one 
objective is to inform the United States of America correctly, Civilocity will insure that 
the people are not misled. It will make sure the intelligence is in the peoples hands. 
Democracy means the people rule, not the government rules. The government is separating 
itself from the people and the cover ups and secrets turn into scandals that affect the 
entire nation. The presidents role is to inform the citizens with all the issues, both 
small and large, and conclude the best solution that will be in the peoples best interest. 
Every four years we appoint a president who is the leader in the time of war. We give the 
power to him or her to protect us with the resources of the military. If we declare war on 
a nation the president has the say but the people must know what they are fighting for, 
against who, and why. This, in turn, will create an outlook on the world where if we go to 
war with a nation they 

sure will know what we are doing and where we are going to attack. This will be the 
ultimate psychological advantage of the president because it alone will bring fear and 
dread to all the enemies. The best part about Civilocity is it will have the people 
informed and backing the leader of the nation because the people will have the information 
and an idea of what's going on and why. 

In Education the greatest scholars of the past have been taught by the most distinguished 
teachers of their time. Today, the people can increase their knowledge through means of 
internet access. This in turn allows people a chance to shape their own train of thought 
and set out for an individual's unique destiny. To address the importance of an education 
and the continuation of an education, beyond the schooling system and university setting, 
is important for individuals to think independently and discuss the matters in group 
settings. The media and entertainment are the teachers of the broad scope of information 
which the public chooses to watch. An education system is only as good as the students 
interest. A teacher can be someone you do not like but you can grasp certain knowledge 
from which, in turn increases a person's mental stability* When people enforce Civilocity 
the president would be the fundamental teacher that informs the students, the population 
on how to lead. It will b 

e the fundamental teacher because the leader will be watching the country and the country 
will be watching the leader. Through the means of necessity and self improvement a 
person's search for a topic and a job of interest will continue until satisfied. The 
challenge that my generation, the conventional generation, faces is deciphering through 
what we are told, what is really true, and what is false. The information the public are 
blinded from hearing is not beneficial to the people. The free education system is the 
basic knowledge we hope that people will grasp and benefit from. The intelligence that is 
gained through means of the system varies from county to county based on location. Schools 
that are in the inner cities and small southern towns are not receiving the same 
information that other schools receive. Students learn more from their surroundings than 
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can only imagine how the students feel 



The teachers in this country are the ones we should want to be the brightest leaders 
informing the children basic lessons like how to build a website. This basic lesson all 
students should know how to do by the time they graduate elementary school. We need 
teachers who teach the students how to spell *there" in different ways and "to" in 
different manners. We need teachers who make more money. In a democracy if the majority of 
the country doesn't vote does that mean we don't believe in a democracy? In the year 2000 
not even half of the citizens voted in the election for president. The most important 
thing a person can do is vote. 

Language is the biggest barrier between people. It is the communication that lacks 
understanding of others practices. It is one thing if you can speak many languages but 
what's the point of language if you cant communicate properly. Some of the most 
intelligent people of our times have wasted away because of their false sense of 
superiority and end up working a job that doesn't utilize their skills. It can also 
utilize there skills for the wrong reasons and become corrupt with an ideology that 
doesn't benefit anyone other than themselves. Civilocity is the one form of government 
that will allow people to stop corruption. There will be the entire population watching 
the president's actions. 

The president would be the chief philosopher instructing new ideas that would fit the 
changing times. Language unites people and that is evident in the alliances countries have 
with one another that are generally closer between nations that speak the same language. 
After language the major unification is beliefs. After beliefs the major unification is 
race. After race the major unification is materials. These are the structures of behavior 
on the most primitive Pyramid of Unification; Language, Beliefs, Race, and Materials, An 
example would be having dinner with a person who speaks a different language. The 
discussion concerning topics of interest is not possible. From that the smallest problem 
that arises a person wouldn't be able to be communicated properly. A solution would be to 
have a narrator or a common language that is understood by both parties. The loss of 
communication that exist today, amounts to corruption seeking alternative means to handle 
various situations. The best t 

hing people can do is to talk face to face concerning a topic of interest instead of 
finding alternative means to gather information. Even the CIA will state that the amount 
of information they have is not one hundred percent correct. Language, in a Civilocity 
form of society, will allow the people a better understanding of who the leader is, what 
the leader is doing after being appointed, and how the leader is handling the people. As a 
human, I would want to know what the president is doing at all times and who the president 
is speaking with regarding how my life and other peoples life are lead. Civilocity will 
accomplish that task. Language and communication is the highest form on the pyramid of 
unification. 

My idea is a philosophy of peoples rule. A democratic process allowing a fourth check and 
balance, Civilocity, Philosophy is the study of study. The founder of western philosophy, 
Socrates, suggested, through the words of Plato, the need to have a world run by 
philosophers. Civilocity, would allow a government to implement its decisions with the 
public knowing what is going on today. The voters will be able to see who they voted for 
to lead them, on public television. This will bring forth a philosophy that will be taught 
by the president and ruled by the people. In this day and age the president can implement 
for his or her self the dominion of the country conducting it in an unjust fashion. 
Philosophy is incremental in dealing with new issues that arise. 



A president must conduct himself or herself as a leader who utilizes the resources he or 
she has and allows the people to know his or her philosophy through the means of utilizing 
technology. Civilocity will allow that to happen. Civilocity is a philosophy that retains 
the power for the people by seeing and hearing exactly what is going on. The change that 
occurs will be that a president will not only be the chief in command but the chief 
teacher. The government will become a disciplinary and the country and the world the 
students. If the teacher gets out of line the teacher must be replaced by the students, 
the people. In accordance with the primary responsibility of the people, the government 
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presumption occurs, the false information will not be the devastation, rather it will come 
from the best and bravest of our country, the soldiers. The philosophy of a soldier is to 
follow orders. The philosophy of 

a leader is to implement decisions based on morals, interest of the people, and fact. We 
must implement the progressing technology to maintain a larger role in government so it 
will benefit the people. Today, with the changing technology and transportation used for a 
weapon of mass destruction the affects of going into a war, based on the fact that a 
nation has weapons of mass destruction, is preposterous. We have the best military in the 
world. After being attacked we must defend. To fight an idea will devastate the men and 
women who use force to accomplish that task. In order to fight an idea you must win their 
minds, win their hearts, and win their people. The time to fight with force is when people 
are oppressed and that alone is a reason to invade a country. Today, we are fighting a war 
in Iraq that could have been dealt with differently. If the president announced that we 
would be fighting to free oppressed people, the support of the war will be far greater 
then it is today. We 

got attacked by a plane and then we were! 

told that they have weapons of mass destruction. Those planes were the single worst 
weapon of mass destruction this nation has ever experienced. Every nation has weapons of 
mass destruction. Should we invade every nation with a plane? 

Men and women were not even able to draw an accurate map until the last 50 years of 
mankind with the introduction of satellites. When we want a map to navigate with we do not 
grab a map from the 1700 's or even the 1800' s. We would want to have the most updated map 
as possible concerning the topic of interest in which we are pursuing. It is the same with 
government. A map of the world was once a dream and now a reality. 

In this day and age the leaders would turn down the cure for cancer because it would hurt 
the economy. Civilocity would allow the people to see if the president is making a higher 
percentage of income then the GDP (Gross Domestic Product). The people don't want the 
countries GDP to maintain between two percent and four percent while the president is 
increasing his or her circles economic growth over four percent. The presidents circle has 
been increasingly international rather than domestic, Countries that are not even a 
democracy have been providing oil and increasing their economic growth more then the 
population of the people who voted that person into power because of supply and demand. 

About a trillion dollars is being spent in the war in Iraq. If a trillion dollars went 
into building a renewable power station in America our dependency on foreign oil would 
shrink saving American lives. The United States of America has had a history of moving 
from country to country in the middle east in search for control of the oil as a power 
source. This has cost us over a trillion dollars that if spent more wisely on a massive 
domestic energy source the Americans money, for energy, would not be allocated out of the 
country. This will begin to grow the GDP by keeping the funds in America. 

Economy has been changing at rapid paces since the industrial revolution. This has been 
caused from the availability of cars, televisions, the internet, and the phone. It is 
similar to cigarettes. The effects are devastating and the benefits are amazing. The 
increase in business and products that are now available can make anything into a suitable 
interest from cars to T-shirts. We desire instant gratification. We are the founders of 
fast food and we can clearly see how well that is affecting the economy not only in the 
country but around the world. Economy is the force that will unite countries based on the 
lowest level on the pyramid of unification, materials. The need to share materials and 
generate something for personal gain will allow leaders in different countries, who have 
different languages, worship different beliefs, and contain different races, a chance to 
communicate through the desire of a certain material. To make that material accessible 
will bring out our more civiliz 

ed nature and we can have a chance to communicate through words the needs of any sect of 
people around the world. Economy is the strength of our country and that is visible though 
our proverbs . 

The nations in the third world have the greatest potential for a labor force that can be 
taught to make products which would be useful around the world. The third world needs our 
money so they can have running water. In America we need our money to create our own 
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from the world. The utilization and organization that needs to be implemented to make the 
standard of living stronger in foreign countries is a must so that other nations don't get 
that bitter jealousy from the excess and consumption of the American people. Terrorist's 
who oppose the philosophy of the American economy seek means to destroy the fundamentals 
of our beliefs. How can we have one leader spending hundreds of billions on a war where 
the progress is not clearly visible to the tax payers? I am tired of sitting back and not 
addressing the issues that my generation faces. 

It is conservative leaders that continue usurping for themselves the dominion of this free 
country, if we the people, who appoint the leaders, spent our money more wisely we could 
really improve Medicare, Medicade, Social Security, and a growing debt. The economy is 
important to pay government officials such as firemen and cops higher rates. 

Evolution has been seen in all forms of life because of our mission to adapt to the 
changing climate. Through technology our advances have come at a cost to the environment 
that is irreplaceable. Extraordinary concepts of evolution must continue to push the 
evolution of mankind in order to get out of the conventional generation. We cannot 
maintain leaders undermining scientific improvements that have potential to improve the 
standard of living. Believing the flimf lammed information that evolution is a myth is 
imprudent. The evolution that we are partaking in is only extrapolating the amount of 
gases that goes through the atmosphere and chemicals that are polluting the skies and 
flooding the rivers. We as people will continue to adapt to the cause and effect that we 
are witnessing in the environment. Evolution occurs in everything. Our impact will shape 
the process of how we evolve. A soldier evolves with the technology available and the 
culture evolves with its leaders decisions. 

Civilocity will evolve democracy. In order to control the evolution which is imminent we 
must understand that we as people are evolving. As humans our brain is the fastest 
evolving aspect of our lives. The information we receive is allowing us to evolve into a 
more intelligent creature by the knowledge we grasp. We generally evolve according to what 
is in our personal best interest of survival. In this day and age, money is the material 
that allows us to buy food and receive the best information. The actions we are setting 
forth on the environment is rapidly shaping a new planet. The environment is exposed to 
different toxins and new levels of toxins that have not been witnessed by past 
generations. Today we are in the process of documenting evolution. We are documenting our 
effects on the environment and we are able to document how this nation is run while it is 
run. We cannot build to destroy. Evolution has created a society that has climbed to such 
heights and will climb to higher 

heights to analyze our actions on the environment. We can make a difference by addressing 
the issues before it is to late and foster a new generation that doesn't have pollution in 
the pictures of our city skylines. I believe that it is a persons personal choice of what 
goes into a person's body and the world's choice of what goes into the atmosphere. 

Migration has lead people out of Africa to all regions of the circular world. The 
migration began to shape different peoples appearances based on their environment and 
surroundings. The different migration routes set different people with new obstacles that 
forced them to adapt for survival purposes. The growing populations set up civilizations 
that would become the first cities of the world. 

Before Pharaoh Menes unified lower and upper Egypt, Mesopotamia was the first civilization 
of progression, language, and insight. This was mainly due to its location and the amount 
of different people that crossed its migration path. This has caused written language to 
come into existence within the last ten thousand years. Migration refers to moving from 
one point to another. The migration moving to a point in democracy where a fourth check 
and balance is imposed on the government will maintain the definition of democracy where 
the people rule. The president must allow the people to witness how he or she is 
implementing policy. If the approval rating is under fifty percent clearly the people are 
not ruling. A migration needs to occur and allow the people to witness the actions that 
affect the people by the president. There are too many cover ups and too many corrupt 
leaders that have control. Corruption will not stop until the people retain power over the 
presidents actions. The migr 

at ion will begin to progress when Civilocity is put into practice by the calling of the 
people. We as people have come a far way since the time of Socrates and his views on the 
world which today are still being enforced in western philosophy. The perfect leader would 
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the people around him stronger, A leader must build higher and set new standards for 
others to follow. A good leader will understand history and keep history in his pocket and 
the future under his shoe . 

Technology is the reason Civilocity would strengthen the public* The amount of hidden 
cameras that are present on the streets, in stores, and in our daily lives must be turned 
around apd allow the people to watch the government. The people want a leader with nothing 
to hide. The farmer from Texas who works from sun rise till sunset wants a chance to have 
a say in governmental policies beyond voting once every four years. The people want the 
mother of two kids who lives in New Hampshire and works two jobs a chance to have a say in 
governmental policies beyond voting once every four years. The people want to be informed 
of the secret meetings the president conducts and the reasons the president is such good 
friends with nations that are not a democracy. We want to know what the president is doing 
that is upsetting so many people or pleasing the public. 

The next great civilization will be based on the philosophy of Civilocity. A vision for 
all people to see how a leader leads. Our youth is retaining information exceeding any 
previous generation. We must continue to foster that development. As the rate of 
information increases, younger citizens must be able to partake in the governmental 
process. This could happen if a voting age was reduced from 18 to 16. The youths who are 
informed far more than at any other time would be able to take part in the decision making 
and vote. 

Love is the reason we chose to live where we live. We believe in the progressiveness of 
the country, the laws, and the freedoms we hold. We want the best. We want to be 
appreciated because of our actions* We want to make changes at all levels of society. Any 
person is capable of making changes at all levels of society. Passion is the one thing 
that is innate concerning human nature. Quite simply really, how the abolishment of 
corruption, secret meetings, and misinformed citizens would be, if Civilocity is imposed. 
The people would benefit from being informed to the highest degree. To be is simple and to 
love a country is only known from the first sip of water. Shall it replenish the spirit or 
nauseate the stomach? 



Miracle 



A wise man once asked a poor boy 

If the poor boy could show him a miracle 

The boy responded asking the wise man to close his eyes 

He then told the wise man that there was a flash of color 

The poor boy asked the wise man to tell him what color he saw 

The wise man responded with I saw a flash of white 

The poor boy asked the wise man to open his eyes 

The wise man opened them looking puzzled 

The poor boy immediately asked the wise man to close his eyes 

This time tell me what color do you see 

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The wise man responded with I see black 

The poor boy responded to the wise man 

See I can make you see while your eyes are closed 



Dear Mayor Nutter , 



I have been very bipartisan in my approach to many progressive views. As a mayor, 
I see you grabbing the forbidden and challenging society to create an equilibrium. My 
first letter to you will be addressed on the issue of homosexuality. I am not discussing 
derogatory words because I think they should be accepted just like civil unions in the 
city of Philadelphia. This is where the Declaration of Independence was signed. *To be 
or not to be is not the question" William Shakespeare, To be equal or not to be is. You 
have four years to reshape America, not just Philadelphia. You will feel peer pressure 
nibbling at your sides and your decisions will create many nights in a deep dark thought 
of personal morals verse mainstream ideas. Civil Unions will revitalize this city. 
Notoriously, many defied but few have the knowledge that the 

pen can decide. 

I am assuming a role as an advisor, like it or not. You must take the free words 
you want and leave the rest behind. But, as you look back on your four year term, 
wouldn't it be great to change the time. A chance you have, don't waste a second. Do not 
shun what you do not know, it might be an apple and the seeds will be for you to grow. 

You can transform this city into a picture your heart desires. Ominous, to rule 
with iron, you can build or destroy? Undo the negativity and bring forth a changing 
creativity. 



Sensereally, 
Nathaniel Wenger 



Royalty 

The world still has queens and kings 



You shall address me 



All you queens and all you kings 

As your royalty 

All the people shall call me 



Nathaniel 



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I think often and will tell you why we all started smaller then a dot on an i 

I once spoke 

To the leaders of the world 

Telling them two and two wasn't four 

I told them, that grass wasn't always green 

And I told them 

That I could sing 

I once spoke 

To the leaders of the world 

Telling them that I could prove everything 

I told them, that two plus two is four 

I told them, grass needs water to be green, 

And I told them 

That I wanted to sing 

I once talked 

To the leaders of the world 

Telling them I didn't know anything 

I told them, two two was the sound of a train 

I told them, that grass was always green 

And I told them 

That even you could sing 

I once talked 

To the leaders of the world 



For the first time they listened to me 
They finally knew what to do 
It wasn't because of a word that I could sing 
But it was because 



I sung to you 



Umbrellas 



Umbrellas sticking out like poets indoors 



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Spreading open to cover the rain 

Nonchalantly sipping tea 

Eating lemon cookies Breaking mirrors to see clearly 

As the bed sits atop a loft 

With a ladder leading up 

Walking around the ladder once before bed 

Then writing a poem for a poet 

Another poet already dead 

Inserting a penny heads down under my pillow 

So I don't have to agonize about others picking it up 

Mornings rousing up 

Putting my shoes on a horse 

I heard it was good luck 

I had to pay a rich man a buck for that course 

Knocking on wood these days 

Wood refers to a point in the pants 

My bed is swathed with hats and I sprinkle salt on the floor 

In case it rains indoors 

It might turn to ice I think 

I scream bloody Mary 

And always rabbit on the Isle of Portland 

My leg stays shaking 

Biting my nails at night 

When I see a mocking bird 

It always mocks me 

So I have to mock it 

I eat with my chopsticks upside down 

In this mixed up 

Philly town 

My Ouija board tells me 

What's going to happen tomorrow 

I love yelling 

Macbeth 



Whilst stalking Macbeth 



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And good luck 

is so much nicer then break a leg 

They always counter with thank you 

I'm sailing off to see 

This Friday the 13th I'm a sailor in my dreams 

Always draped in blue 

Grabbing a woman 

Pulling her aboard although 

She's dreadfully clothed 

And most importantly 

I constantly walk on the cracks 

Someone has to fill in the holes 

The whole story that is 



Charlie 



My grandfathers name 

There is no other man like him 

He taught me morals 

And always try not to sin 

He has been to mountains 

And he built me real high 

He gave me confidence 

Because he's a good guy 

He is sturdy on his feet 

And swept my grandmother off hers 

Head strong always taking care of the young 

Charlie is his name 

A true man 

And since I am human 

I was told we landed on the moon 



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So all the land includes the moon 

I will reach for the moon 

For my grandpa Charlie told me I can 

And from the top to the bottom of my heart 

I love that man 

Hes the best doctor 

He likes my girls but he says 

My wife is hotter 

And yes grandma 

You sure drive the boys crazy 

Charlie is my role model 

A wife 

A nice house 

A family 

That's what a man is 

Food on the table 

Education 

And now this is my poem 

The best of all my poems 

Cause its about my grandpa 

Charlie is his name 

He believes in peace 

Respect others alike 

He told me 

If you don't have anything good to say 

Don't say anything at all 

And leave the place better then you found it 

He's a good guy 

He told me I will make it 

Only if I try 

My grandfather 

Charlie 

I love that guy 



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do - ray - me - fa - So - la - te - do 



How long the sun hides from the path 
What calls for who am I to this 



Or what I am to that 



Does it linger through the abyss 

A chance that follows me from shade 

The clouds roll by gliding a blatant sha-do 

Across the path across the night 

Eyeing the ray of wanting light 

How current the wind chases 

Taking me past fa library 

So if it is it ought to be 

And the music continues la faint melody 

Coming to terms with so sigh it tea 

Sitting by the win-do 

The dreams that fall with the rain 

That quenches my heart down to my toe 

How comes it offers opportunity 

Waiting for such a harmony 

For everything to be perfect 



it will be tomorrow 



Galaxies seem like chocolate 
Milky ways with caramel 



Universes we can cover with a thumb 



As earth is merely a parallel 



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The American Shelf 



I wish a girl would buy me 

Is our dream to be a product set on stage 

Maybe its just an open American shelf 

Racing through myself to throw a pass and win the super bowl 

Play the comb of my hair as I looked at the camera 

I knew I could do it all 

Maybe its just an open American shelf 

A shelf with poets and scholars of the times 

I could find a place next to Whitman 

and follow him with some rhymes 

I knew I could do it all 

I wish a girl would buy me 

Or at least give me a call 

484 571 4411 



The Cave 



Run away you scholared freaks 

Adhering to the weakest links 

Thou shall only try to honorably think 

Why we cant see when you blindly blink 

Vanished from the city hazed 

It is me who learns to slow 

The school was full of all to know 

And I am left in retentive days 

Dragons full of fire breathing dreams 

Dreamers full of imaginative seems 

Why is it that we are left so still 

A question asked is hard to reel 

Holler yes I am the creator of the father of G-d 

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I created him with a pen and some ink 

For G-d is a she so beautiful virgin and pink 

Look hear mighty G-d here is the holy rod 

Those shadows dance on the walls 

Locked am I guessing there calls 

For I see only animal shapes 

Bats changing to purple grapes 

Where tu is my time o sun 

Blinded like hell bearers from heaven 

Touching the shadows naked and slum 

As locked am I growing comfortably numb 

son of mine you must free 

Let loose and voices let it be 

How prayers once prayed with a squawking scream 

Let alone it left my wandering dream 

The shadows are not believed only misunderstood 

My neck yearns for human touch 

Behold such freedom where art thou such 

To make a life from bad to good 



Pensylvania 



Aloud the bells ring open handily 
Chimes feathering like ash from a fire 
Blazing through skyward winds 
Inhabiting gardens atop the volcanoes 
Below lay hidden those liberty bells 
Chiming through miraculous streets 
Twisting waves with helixes dancing 
As liberty stores hidden feats 



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Trunks and Asses 



The World of Elephants and Donkeys 

Republicans and Democrats 

16 pgs. 620 lines 

30 years to complete 19 weeks into it 



1 Gun inside the world of love from here to very more 

2 Such human touch the foot to watch, 

3 The golden key shall assure. 

4 Dreams with fire chasing onward shadows 

5 Gardens full, of forbidden fruit. 

6 Whilst, nightmares ice the passing sun, 
8 The world of bad to good. 

13 Thus, creatures emerge dancing on toes 

14 Such, virgins penetrate the humans birth. 

15 Whereto, the seventh day gave power, 

16 To such, trunks and asses, mindless worth, 

1 How reds and blues seem to exist, 

2 Nonsense from the media portrayed, 

3 Shall lexis scribe the woman whom laid 

4 From art of which dismissed. 

5 Voices thus echo upon the breast 

6 The war of time today. 

8 Forever more the gun and fist 

9 Tomorrow, shall only stay! 

1 Upon the wing Keter will enter 

2 Flying from the sky above. 

3 From the family of Eve 

4 He will change, a man into a dove. 
1 How Moses sits inside the cross 



2 Essenes dancing, by the Galilee. 



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3 The Catholic priest of all to pray 

4 "BeholcL, Keter, guiding the blind to seea!" 

11 within a year the crown shall sit. 

12 A chance only to make. 

13 Shall Keter fit 

14 Or create, a world believing a fake. 

5 The people will choose to capture and divide 

6 Royalties from the rivers Nile 

7 Never understanding the royal inside, 

8 The freedom of the wild . 

9 Hence the opportunity that will distinguish the rest, 

10 To comprehend, such a moral test! 

11 To capture or release will decide Hebron. 

12 For the rest of the world, 

13 The storm is more powerful then the gun. 



1 The time will start, 

2 Where a child shall be born, 

3 With wings and no beating heart. 

4 A crown shall be placed above the skull 

5 As only the dead will mourn, 

6 Such a mourn, for the living soul. 

The blood will run, filling the hills 

1 Bringing alive the vanished and deceased 

2 How trunks and asses will surely watch 

3 Rivers screaming purely to feast. 

9 Raunchy screens scream to deceive, 

10 How wrong is spoken utterly clear. 

11 Before one is, to try to breathe, 

12 The birth of what is fear. 

6 The parties unite such trunks and asses 

7 One ambivalent noise. 

8 The Tigris and Euphrates to erupt. 



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9 Terrorizing, till all is destroyed. 

4 Protruding in the depths, the man sticks out, 

5 From the woman by his side. 

6 Keter flies above the tide, 

7 Restlessly, without a single shout, 
18 Last it seems to expel such tense, 
XI Knowledge from the day. 

16 Wherefrom the common sense, 
15 The path few go astray. 

14 Touching gingerly Hebron's dust. 

15 Golden dawn shall only bring, 

16 Angelic love from Keters just , 

17 Upon the Keter with a wing 

1 Helixes marvel deep inside 

2 Such structures imbedded within. 

3 To confront the world which hath died 

4 From trunks and asses political sin. 

6 Atop, the couple sits sheltered in a tree, 

7 Forgetting the world of time today. 

8 Passing and failing from love to lust, 

9 The predators and the pray. 



11 Zion erects true to the bone 

12 Nibbling as the parasites begin to treat 

13 Compelling a fear which thou hast shown 

14 As the oceans melt from global heat 
1 Thou chic witty and gorgeous, 

1 Skin as soft as snow. 

1 The land flowing with honey, 

1 For the knowledge tree to grow. 

1 Hence, the beauty where others can see. 

1 A foundation flourishing from an atom. 

1 Where neurons dance along the string. 

1 Setting a land for Keter 7 s kingdom. 



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1 Such is the wisdom, from law to justice, 

1 The loving kindness, and the freedom. 

1 Dominating the majestic land to victory. 

1 Understanding, the pith of the mighty. 

1 The splendor that will exhibit the portrait, 

1 with star bright skies through the twinkling oceans 

1 Flapping the wings Keter knows this. 

1 The winds of changing motions 

1 Keter soaring through the sky which was woven. 

2 Passing the clouds which hath been pouring . 

3 Unbeknownst/ the cries shall open. 

4 And, befell the anger which came storming. 

5 Vista, hath been seen from the mountain. 

6 True allies, whom meet in rivers center halls. 

7 Critical independence breeds cities and 

8 Strength comes from the hands not jaws. 
18 Above reckless undiscovered in use 

22 With sun's rays masquerading from fates decline 

23 Thy soft mind ever twinkling to fuse 

16 How souls release the ever growing time 

24 Hath a love be written upon the canvas 
10 Stories passed through the ailing ear 

9 Through spirits of the lusting mantis 
8 For the faiths to listen and hear 

4 

8 Organisms shiver caught on a string 

7 Hallways to be tracked upon 

6 Tis of thee to be worried 

4 The storm is more powerful then the gun 

An oasis to be seen from afar 

A destiny Keter shall choose 

Flying to save the couple 

Or enjoying the heights of amuse 



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Flapping to die I warn thee 

Such echoes bounce from thy calls 

How torture changes among thee 

Trapped within thy crumbing walls 

Vertically swooping upon the leaf ????????????????????????? 

Grabbing a branch for the couple to swing 

Lifting them from the world of grief 

The world is merely a ring 

9 Trunks and asses seem to enjoy 

2 Obstructions stored beneath her ground 

Whilst decisions surely employ 

The search for Keter is found 



Wars echo upon the mountains hills 
Chiming through haunted streams 
Loves heart waits in peril 
Racing to save the elites 
What worth is a single life? 
The couple is merely two 
For the sons and daughters 



Are more then three 



And then there was you 
Remember dear Keter my letter 



The bullet taken for the unknown 



Choosing to save a single life 
And ending the saviors own 
Disperse and heal you cannot die 



It was never meant to be 



The trunks and asses surely scream. 
Why can Keter only see? 
Lifting skywards winds far behind 
Silhouettes are only dark holes 
Desire the eyes to see everything 



And kill all who see lost souls 



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Isolated stars twinkle songs 

Sending harps heavenly prayer 

Let alone let it be 

How few have learned how to share ???????????? 

tast it seems the savior whom died 

With eight levels of life and ten of kabbalah 

Rest tonight as angels follow 

You were the one whom cried out to Allah 

Ijive for what is after 

Love has the power of more then a word 

To confront the inevitable disaster 

Takes more then being heard 

Keter the crown of the world 



Healer of even oneself 



Evolve the ages 

Free the prisoners of hell 



Rulers have never lasted 



History can always change 

The future is yet to be written 

Upon a new page 



Tomorrow shall see the sun 



And tonight the moon will see all 

Today, the waits lingers through the trees, 

Grass harnessing the fertile land . 

Above the path we choose to freeze. 

One last chance at love in hand. 

Has love ever saved an angel? 

Dripped from the passion of the heart 

Keter choose the night to wrestle 

As dreams flow through the dark 

Wrestling with a bullet deep inside 

Apart gone from the earth 



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With an afterlife of dreams 

And a new birth with wings 

Elites filled sacred chambers 

Lost like scrolls hidden in foreign soil 

Trunks and asses screaming with anger 

When the day came they weren't loyal 



Keter now knows all 



The gene merely sprouted wings 

With seeds planted before the bullet 

Sowing the valley of the kings 



102410 



Is there a clown over here that couldn't cut the rain 

The children are playing 

The song is aiming for fame 

Money is the pockets favorite friend 

Green is only for the livestock and when 

All the rain is caught on a string 

You will wonder how much a song cost 

To sit back and sing 



The Oceans Jungle 

The white whale sits in hell 

The sharks walk the stairway to heaven 

Ripping apart the stairs on the ladder 

Sipping from the holy grail 

With a punch from the tide 

Waters crash hissing at the black bones 

Parasites scavenging the oceans treat 

Whipping their tails they lunge 

Above the depth lie us 

Alarming bells echo in the land 



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Elephants spreading their ears listening 

Stripping the bark till death 

Inside the white dirt lay 

Insects nourishing the hungry man 

Yet only the man 

Can write words 

Of adventures from within 

AJDove nesting bald eagles fly 

Soaring from the ground feeding on the stream 

Meeting airs rusted worth 

Changing seasons 

Giving life to the trees 

Planting the seeds 

With the purple wolfs pride 

The sacred cross 

Lifts the Os unto 

The Ns and the grass begins to grow 

On top of the canopy 

Creating a new level 

For the purple wolfs pride 

The sharks sit atop the canopy of the jungle 

Swimming in water they try 

The ground is flourishing with color 

While the canopy is naturally dry 

The marvelous escapades triumph 

Forthwith a Bengal tiger 

With stripes of colors 

Filling the hills with art 

Portraits representing endless 

Superiors in derivative emotions 

Nodding towards the same 

Stature of pose 

Alone not a word not a sound 

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Compelled by the silence of the paper 

Reading the passion in peace 

The eyes of the picture 

Losing yourself in the shallow depth 

With colors stretching boundlessly 

fetter by letter composing 

The art of the pumas eyes 



North and South 

North by south a mad man gets in power and drops a bomb on the north and south pole 
simultaneously and the after effects 

Movie 

A summit of the most serious matter is taking place today in Australia. The leaders of the 
G8 have all come together to discuss the issue of Iraq which has become a serious issues 
because there leader gained access to multiple nuclear weapons. In Iraq the American 
soldiers find that they are fighting a battle which is increasing in power. A US soldier 
named Rostam meets a girl named Lif who comes from an influential Iraqi family and finds 
out that Iraq is preparing to drop a couple bombs on two undisclosed spots. The soldier 
relays the information to his captain and maintains the relationship with the girl, he 
loves her. At the summit the G8 leaders discuss the possible attack destinations and 
concluded that it was Washington D.C., New York City, or London. The Iraqi family found 
out that there daughter told the American. Rostam and hit ran off together because there 
love was to strong. There are three stories which include; the Iraqi party preparing the 
bomb. The G8 leaders trying to 

figure out where and how to stop it. And the soldier and the Iraqi girl falling in love. 
The movie ends with two nuclear explosions in the North and South Pole. 

The sequel includes the effects that the bombs have on the entire world and the couple 
fights for survival in the changing planet. 



Nate the Great 



Raised Jewish and then I got lost in Native America 

Found a gypsy on my way to Brooklyn 

Saw how corrupt homosexuals were in Philly 

And in Washington DC they just talked about me 

Changed the definition of evolution in my book 

It's the process of natural change 

Not some biological theory 

I realized the omnificence was merely the starting point 

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Was the kid you just didn't know about 

Until I wrote a poem all about 

What I am in the world 

Jupiter Zeus the sun the God the child who fell in love with a frog 

I thought it would turn into a princess and then I read the story 

And it was really a prince 

But I saw my reflection so it must have worked 

I am the author of the Jewish Mafia 

A Jew in the states 

Now you shall address me as 

Nate the Great 



The Band of the Waves 



Most serious of matters for such unconscious men 

Deciphering materials with a feather for a pen 

Treading water swimming to the shore 

I see it how I longed for it before 

Walking the waves listening to its band 

Reaching foot by foot unto the wailing sand 

Falling back looking up at the sun 

To see an angel they called her nun 

Mouth to mouth on the edge of the world 

Dressed in proper and her hair was curled 

Come fishing with me was all she said 

I'll show you what real men do with this lead 

She taught me a book that was made before my time 

She said for a poet you would appreciate its rhyme 

Simply the words sunk into my heart 

As I listened to her voice until the night got dark 

The leaders she explained don't go to war 



The are protected like there blood was pure 



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Sitting at desks with those frail legs in chairs 

Entreating for peace in those solemnly prayers 

I gently asked if that would be me one day 

She said if you are wise you will lead the right way 

Prophesying a new order in my futures eye 

Announcing a penny will surely equal a dime 

Its up to you to stop whats ahead 

Remember young man you must write with your lead 

I looked at the journey I just came from 

Listening to the band of the waves as they softly sung 



Dear Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and President Mahmoud Abbas, 



There will be peace in my lifetime. I suggest a new idea. I suggest a three country 
solution in the middle east. 

The west bank a democratic country of its own where any people can come and live in peace. 
The west bank will be called Canaan. Canaan will have its own democracy and it's own army 
based on both Palestinians and Israelis, 

Palestine will be its own country for Palestinians in what is today called the Gaza Strip. 

Israel will be its own country for the Jewish faith in Israel. All borders will be based 
on olive trees and fences along the 1967 borders- but you must be able to see the tops of 
the olive trees above the fences from Israel looking into the Palestine and the tops of 
the olive trees above the fences from Palestine looking into Israel. The same will be in 
Canaan. You will be able to see the tops of the olive trees above the fences from Israel 
looking into the Canaan and the tops of the olive trees above the fences from Canaan 
looking into Israel. We must remember we are all brothers. 

Love, 

Nathaniel Wenger 



128 S. 11th St. 



Philadelphia, PA 19107 



484 571-4411 



Nate4u2rite@yahoo . com 



http: //www. nathanielwenger.com 



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nate4u2rite@yahoo . com 



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Unknown 

From: 
Sent: 
To: 
Subject: 



mm 



gov.sarah@yahoo.com 
Thursday, February 14, 2008 4:57 PM 
Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 
Re: polar bear interview 



Sounds good. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 



From: "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)" <sharon. le ighow@alaska.gov > 



Date: ThU, 14 Feb 2008 16:47:33 



To: Sarah Palin <gov, sarah@yahoo.com>, "Mason, Janice L (GOV)" <janice.mason@alaska.gov> 
Subject: polar bear interview 



FYI 



The reporter from the Sunday Times of London never called me back after I told him that I 
may be able to swing 5 minutes with the Governor. 



Gove r nor - 

May I use Larry's response should he need something in writing tonight? 



"My approval ratings have nothing to do with it. Nor do political smarts' and 
independence. Nor does anyone's prediction that the listing is inevitable. As the governor 
of Alaska, I believe the listing is premature, a misuse of the law and a wrong answer to 
the problem of global warming. Whether that is a popular stand does not matter; I believe 
it is the right stand. And regardless whether polar bears are listed, I have a 
responsibility to speak out and comment during the public process. I disagree if some 
think I am wasting my time; it's never a waste of time to debate important public policy 
issues. " 



Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 



PRA GSP01 0012046 



(907) 269-7450 Anchorage 
(907) 465-4031 Juneau 
(907) 240-7943 cell 



PRA GSP01 0012047 



Unknown 

From: 

Sent: 
To: 
Cc: 
Subject: 



Baiash, Joseph R (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIP!ENTS/CN=JRBALASH] 

Thursday, February 14, 2008 4:16 PM 

Irwin; Tom E (DNR); 'gov.sarah@yahoo.com' 

Rutherford; Marty K (DNR); Gaivin; Patrick S (DOR); Gibson; Kurtis K (DNR) 

Re: Press 



I thought it went very well. Statement should be out shortly. 



Original Message 



From: Irwin, Tom E (DNR) 

To: ExternalEmailgsp; Baiash, Joseph R (GOV) 

Cc: Rutherford, Marty K (DNR) ; Gaivin, Patrick S (DOR); Gibson, Kurtis K (DNR) 

Sent: Thu Feb 14 16:05:06 2008 

Subject: Press 



Hpw did the press discussion go in Juneau? 



Marty and Kurt, great job in a tough environment. Tom 



PRA GSP01 0012048 



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Unknown 

From: Kris Perry [krisandclark@yahoo.com] 

Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 9:06 PM 

To: Palin; Sarah (GOV sponsored); khbruce@gci.net; reddog2@mtaonline.net 

Cc: Perry; Kristina Y (GOV) 

Subject: Re: Golf Event Sarah wants to attend 

Sounds good. Kurt, 111 follow-up. 

Keeping Team 22 in our prayers for victory and safety! ! ! 



"Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored)" <govpalin@alaska.gov> wrote: 



I stink at golf. But I can caddy. 

We're on our way to Squarebanks. Pray that Todd catches the young guys. 

— Original Message 

From: Kurt & Heather Bruce <khbruc e@gci,net> 

To: Perr/s ^Privileged or Persotf * 
Cc: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 
Sent: Thu Feb 14 20:03:50 2008 
Subject: Golf Event Sarah wants to attend 

Kris, 

I asked Sarah if she was interested in attending a Korean Community golf event per the request of James 
Shin of Peters Creek Chevron. Sarah said she would like to attend if she was in town and to schedule 
through you. I found out from James today that the golf tournament is June 28th at Eagle Glen golf course 
on Elmendorf AFB. I let James know I would contact you to see if it fits Sarah's schedule. Please let me 
know if it is a go or no go. My cell is 227-5483 and James contact number is 727-5 183. 

Thank you, Kurt 



Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo vour homepage. 



10/29/2009 



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Unknown 

From: Myrna Brown [mbrown@ccthita.org] 

Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 3:58 PM 

To: Myrna Brown; Andrew Ebona; Lindoff; Angel A (DOR); A Duncan Munro; amalia.monreal@searhc.org; 

Miss Annette Marie Osborne; angel.cuIp@goldbelt.com; Alfred McKinley; Sr.; andrea doll; Andrea 
Cadiente-Laiti; Beverly J. Vonda; Donnelly; Bernice M (EED); Buck; Hannah K (GOV); 
bobIoescher@gci.net; Clifton; Kelly L (GOV); connie munro; Doloresa Cadiente; danthea; Brown; 
Darreil (HAL); Ella Bennett; Ethel Lund; Corpuz; Elena (DOA); Susettna; Gomez; Shelly (HSS); 
gary.droubay@goldbelt.com; Ishmael Hope; jfjll; Mason; Janice L (GOV); Jerry Ann; Judy Mason; Jerry 
Bennett; Bennett; Janice A (DFG); Joann Patterson; Catherine V. Thomas; 
kate.kokotovich@sealaska.com; Kathy Miller; Squires-White; Lynn (DOA); SueAnn Williams; Lavonne 
Garvey; lkadinger@thrha.org; Nashoanak; Martha L (DOA); Maureen Brown; Mike Early; 
marietta.hopkins@sealaska.com; Michele Metz; memartin@gci.net; Marie Olsen; Miller Mary E (DOL); 
Marvin; Sharon A (HSS); Molly Yerkes; Barnes; Nancy C (LAA); Norman Sarabia; 
norman.flood@goldbelt.com; nicole.hallingstad@sealaska.com; Korting; Nancy A (LAW); 
peter@kootznoowoo.com; Percy Martin; pexendine@gci.net; Ruaro; Randall P (GOV); Ron Williams; 
Renee Gulp; Rhonda Hickok; Selina Everson; Paiin; Sarah H (GOV); Thea Brown; Theresa Tanoury; 
St.Clair; Vonda M (DOR); Vicki Soboleff; Victoria Johnson; Diane Carrier; Lyle James; 
zuboffsj@gci.net; Andrew Ebona; anbjnu4@ak.net 

Subject: Monday 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp 2 and Central Council of Tlingit and 
Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska proudly announce the next Native Issues 
Forum calendared for February 18th; Monday. We are proud to announce 

that on Monday, February 18 th Senator Ted Stevens will be our featured 
speaker from the United States Senate, Washington, D.C. The forum will 
begin approximately at 1 1 :45 AM and conclude at 1 :00 PM. 

Menu entree items: grilled salmon, roast beef/gravy, mashed potatoes, 
steamed rice, buttered corn, fry bread w/butter, mixed berries w/bananas, 
Sockeye chowder, salads: shrimp salad, cesar's salad, jell-o salad and fruit 
salad. Although this is a holiday we are accommodating Senator Stevens 
schedule and hope you can make plans on attending. 

Thank you. 



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gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Thursday, February 14, 2008 2:49 PM 

Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Fw: ANCSA call-in tomorrow - bullets? 



Pis print 

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Original Message 



From: "Anders, Bruce F (DNR) " <bruce.anders@alaska,gov> 



Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 13:39:24 

To : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 

Cc : " tom_irwin@dnr . state . ak . us " <tom , irwin@alaska . gov> 

Subject: ANCSA call-in tomorrow - bullets? 



Governor, 



I am happy to forward you some ANSCA- oriented bullets to use for your call-in to the Board 
meeting at 2:00 tomorrow (800-369-0860, code 130047#) . Today is extremely nutty for us 
all, so I won't get to it before tonight (don't tell my wife I am working on this on V's 
Pay evening!) . So unless I hear back from you to the contrary, I will simply plan on 
pulling something (simple) together and shooting it your way for you tonight. Tom and I 
will be getting together late this afternoon to plan our talk. 



Bruce 



PS, just finished war-gaming with Marty/Kurt for Fagan. I sold my soul and played Fagan 
(of course to make for true debate prep, I conjured an intelligent Fagan) . They are 
READY . 



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From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 2:34 PM 

To: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: Fw: ANCSA call-in tomorrow - bullets? 



Pis print 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Anders, Bruce F (DNR) " <bruce.anders@alaska.gov> 



Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 13:39:24 

To : gov. sarah@yahoo . com 

Cc : " tom_irwin@dnr . state . ak . us " < torn . irwin@alaska « gov> 

Subject: ANCSA call-in tomorrow - bullets? 



Governor, 



I am happy to forward you some ANSCA-oriented bullets to use for your call-in to the Board 
meeting at 2:00 tomorrow (800-369-0860, code 130047#) . Today is extremely nutty for us 
all, so I won't get to it before tonight (don't tell my wife I am working on this on V s 
Day evening!) . So unless I hear back from you to the contrary, I will simply plan on 
pulling something (simple) together and shooting it your way for you tonight. Tom and I 
will be getting together late this afternoon to plan our talk. 



Bruce 



PS, just finished war-gaming with Marty/Kurt for Fagan. I sold my soul and played Fagan 
(of course to make for true debate prep, I conjured an intelligent Fagan) . They are 



READY. 



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■m 



Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Thursday, February 14, 2008 2:41 PM 
teighow; Sharon W (GOV) 
Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
FW: Other 



Original Message 



From : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us] 
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 12:00 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Mr, Mark Cohen 

address: 70 Park Street, # 75 brookline MA 02446 



617-738-6743 



MESSAGE : 

Dear Gov. Palin, 

I'm a longtime McCain supporter, and that lone Jewish Republican in Boston, only rumored 
to exist. 

I just called the McCain campaign to recommend he consider you as his running mate, 
especially if Sen. Obama is the nominee. 

As a former media producer for political campaigns and a political junkie, I think it 
makes sense on more levels than I can fit in this box, 

God bless my nephew in the Marine Corp and your son in the United States Army. 

All the best 

Mark Cohen 



onepartdog@yahoo . com 



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gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Thursday, February 14, 2008 2:34 PM 

Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Balash; Joseph R (GOV); Galvin; Patrick S (DOR); Rutherford; 

Marty K (DNR); Irwin; Tom E (DNR) 

Re: draft statement 



I gave changes to tibbles 

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From: "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)" < sharon.leighow@alaska.gov> 



Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 13:19:05 

To:"Balash, Joseph R (GOV)" <joe.balash@alaska.gov>, Sarah Pal in 

<gov.sarah@yahoo.com>, "Galvin, Patricks (DOR) " <patrick.galvin@alaska,gov>, "Rutherford, 

Marty K (DNR)" <marty.rutherford@alaska.gov>, "Irwin, Tom E (DNR)" <tom.irwin@alaska.gov> 

Subject: draft statement 



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 



No. XXXX 



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Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 



(907) 269-7450 Anchorage 
(907) 465-4031 Juneau 



(907) 240-7943 cell 



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From: gov,sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 2:15 PM 

To: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject; Fw: The Sunday London Times 



Pis print 

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Original Message 

From: "John Katz" <jwkatz@ALASKADC,org> 



Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 15:55:22 

To: "Denby Lloyd" <denby.lloyd@alaska.gov>, <ken.taylor@alaska.gov>, "Sharon Leighow" 
<sharon.leighow@alaska.gov>,»Larry Persily" <lpersily@ALASKADC.org>, <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 

Subject: Re: The Sunday London Times 



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<gov . sarah@yahoo . com> wrote : 



if we can find the iq minutes the response will be that [Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



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else. 

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Original Message 

From: "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)" <sharon.leighow@alaska.gov> 



Pate: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 10:20:35 

To: Sarah Palin <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 
Subject: The Sunday London Times 



Gove mo r- 



The London Times has an interesting question to pose to you- 



"Why would the governor of Alaska, with her reputation for political smarts and 
independence, risk her 85% approval ratings fighting against the registration of polar 
bears as an endangered species - when all indicators are it will happen sooner or later?" 
I suppose supplementary questions include what practical steps will she take to maintain 
her position - more DC lobbying? - and what would it cost Alaska if the bears are 
protected over the next few weeks or months? 



They would like 10 minutes with you this afternoon. Thoughts? (They have a huge 
circulation) 



Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 



(907) 269-7450 Anchorage 



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(907) 465-4031 Juneau 
(907) 240-7943 cell 



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gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Thursday, February 14, 2008 2:13 PM 

Mason; Janice I (GOV) 

Fw: bullets on Point Thomson 



Pis print 

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Original Message 



From: "Irwin, Tom E (DNR)" <tom.irwin@alaska.gov> 



Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 13:04:38 

To: gov. sarah@yahoo.com, "Galvin, Patrick S (DOR)" <patrick.galvin@alaska.gov>, "Balash, 
Joseph R (GOV)" <joe .balash@alaska.gov>, "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)" 
<sharon . leighow@alaska . gov> 

Cc: "Rutherford, Marty K (DNR)" <marty, rutherf ord@alaska . gov> 

Subject: FW: bullets on Point Thomson 



Point Thomson bullet points. 



From: Thompson, Nan G (DNR) 
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 11:39 AM 

. To: Irwin, Tom E (DNR) 
Cc: Rutherford, Marty K (DNR) 
Subject: bullets on Point Thomson 



DNR has scheduled a hearing that will begin March 3 to allow the Point Thomson 
unit owners; ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron and Conoco, to present their ideas about alternative 
remedies to unit termination. 



In her December 2 6 order, Judge Gleason said that DNR correctly rejected the 

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unit owners' plan of development. 



The judge also told DNR to provide the unit owners with an opportunity to argue 
about any other remedy besides terminating the unit, that may be appropriate in light of 
the rejection of their plan of development and consistent with the law. 



The Commissioner of DNR will hear their arguments, look at any written materials 
they submit and decide what the appropriate remedy is for failure to submit an adequate 
plan of development . 



DNR will make a decision and send the case back to the judge by the June 15 
deadline she set. 



Also-I called Doherty (APN editor). He is haying the Bill white, who originally wrote the 
story, call me back, but he said it sounds like they need to do a correction and may send 
someone to the hearing. The correction will be that it is a hearing, not a meeting, and it 
is with all of the unit owners, not just EM. 



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mmm 



Laura Chase [LCHASE@jpo.doi.gov] 

Thursday, February 14, 2008 1:45 PM 

Iversen; Allison K (JPO); Jerry Brossia; mthompso@jpo.doi.gov; Noian Heath 

Henri Bisson; Slemons; Jonne D (DNR); Rutherford; Marty K (DNR); Lefebvre; Richard A 

(DNR); Palin; Sarah H (GOV); Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Katz; John W (GOV); Drue Pearce; Tom 

Lonnie; Chris Hoidai; Dennis Hinnah; Patricia Klinger; Hans Neidig 

INFO::: REVISED::::: USDOT/PHMSALetter:::::Chairman Dingell Response 02/14/08 



FYI. 



Uaura Chase, Public Affairs Officer 
Joint Pipeline Office 



411 West 4th Avenue 



Anchorage, AK 99501 
(907) 257-1338, fax (907) 257-1397 
1 chase® j po . doi . gov 



>>> <dennis.hinnah@dot.gov> Thursday, February 14, 2008 l;35 PM >» 
The temperature was corrected in the letter to Chairman Dingell. 
Attached is the corrected letter. 



Dennis 



Dennis Hinnah 



Alaska Coordinator 



U.S. Department of Transportation 



Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 



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Office: 907-257-1364 



Mobile: 206-484-5887 



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gov.sarah@yahoo.com ■ 

Thursday, February 14, 2008 11:24 AM 

Rutherford; Marty K (DNR); Balash; Joseph R (GOV) 

Irwin; Tom E (DNR); leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

3pm 



Press sounds good - Balash just had some great sound bites he shared with me - I look 
forward to speaking with you all before press. Thanks! 



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Thursday, February 14, 2008 11:15 AM 

Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Lloyd; Denby S (DFG); ken.tayior@aIaska.gov; Kafe John W 

(GOV); Persily; Larry A (GOV) 
Re: The Sunday London Times 



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From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 



Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 20:06:00 

To: "Sharon Leighow" <sharon.leighow@alaska,gov>, "Denby Lloyd" 

<denby.lloyd@alaska.gov>, ken. taylor@alaska.gov, "John Katz" <jwkatz@alaskadc.org>, "Larry 

Persily" <lpersily@alaskadc.org> 
Subject: Re: The Sunday London Times 



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else. 

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From: "Leighow, Sharon W {GOV)" <sharon, leighow@alaska,gov> 



Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 10:20:35 

To: Sarah Palin <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 

Subject: The Sunday London Times 



Governor - 



The London Times has an interesting question to pose to you- 

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"Why would the governor of Alaska, with her reputation for political smarts and 
independence, risk her 85% approval ratings fighting against the registration of polar 
bears as an endangered species - when all indicators are it will happen sooner or later?" 
I suppose supplementary questions include what practical steps will she take to maintain 
her position - more DC lobbying? - and what would it cost Alaska if the bears are 
protected over the next few weeks or months? 



They would like 10 minutes with you this afternoon. Thoughts? {They have a huge 
circulation) 



Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 



(907) 269-7450 Anchorage 
(907) 465-4031 Juneau 
(907) 240-7943 cell 



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Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 1 1 :06 AM 

To: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Lloyd; Denby S (DFG); ken.taylor@alaska.gov; Katz; John W 

(GOV); Persily; Larry A (GOV) 
Subject: Re: The Sunday London Times 



if we can find the 10 minutes the response will be that [Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



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From: "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) " <sharon.leighow@alaska.gov> 



Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 10: 20; 35 

To: Sarah Palin <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 

Subject: The Sunday London Times 



Governor - 



The London Times has an interesting question to pose to you- 



"Why would the governor of Alaska, with her reputation for political smarts and 
independence, risk her 85% approval ratings fighting against the registration of polar 
bears as an endangered species - when all indicators are it will happen sooner or later?" 
I suppose supplementary questions include what practical steps will she take to maintain 
her position - more DC lobbying? - and what would it cost Alaska if the bears are 
protected over the next few weeks or months? 



They would like 10 minutes with you this afternoon. Thoughts? (They have a huge 
circulation) 



Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 



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(907) 269-7450 Anchorage 
(907) 465-4031 Juneau 
(907) 240-7943 cell 



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From: Leschper, Beth (GOV) [beth.leschper@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 11:39 AM 

To: ExtemalEmailgsp; Palin; Sarah (GOV sponsored) 

Cc: Tibbies; Michael A (GOV); Nizich; Michael A (GOV); Lloyd; Denby S (DFG); Katz; John W(GOV); 
Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Bishop; Samuel T (GOV); Persily; Larry A (GOV) 

Subject: Pred Control OpEd To Run Tomorrow 

I'm happy to report that your OpEd on predator control is scheduled to run in tomorrow's 

(Friday, Feb. 15) edition of The Hill. 

It will run in the print edition and be posted online (www.TheHiU.com) 

This is the audience that we were hoping to reach with this piece. 

Background from the website: The Hill is known among those who influence policy as a 

u must read" in print and online. It signals the important issues of the moment In an 
environment filled with political agendas, The Hill stands alone in delivering solid, non- 
partisan and objective reporting on the business of Washington, covering the inner- 
workings of Congress, as well as the nexus between politics and business. The Hill 
serves to connect the players, define the issues and influence the way Washington's 
decision makers view the debate. The Hill has a print circulation of above 21, 000, more 
than any other Capitol Hill publication. It is aimed at the 100 senators, 435 House 
members, 40,000 aides and tens of thousands in the influence industry whose work 
affects the lives of all Americans. 

Beth Leschper 

Deputy Communications Director 

Office of the Governor 

State of Alaska 

907-465-3443 

907-723-1321 



10/29/2009 



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Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Thursday, February 14, 2008 10:27 AM 
Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 
Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
FW: Other 



Original Message 



From : WebMailOgov . state . ak . us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 6:04 PM 

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Mr. Jaren Hoffman 



address: 12500 Auke Nu Drive Juneau AK 99801 



MESSAGE: 

My name is Jaren Hoffman, and I am the Vice-Chairman of Alaska College Republicans. I am 
interested in bringing Congressman Ron Paul, and Mike Gravel to Alaska. I am not a ardent 
supporter of Congressman Paul or former Senator Gravel, but this is primarily for the 
student body, I was wondering if you might be interested helping in bringing either of 
them into the state; not that you would be supporting them, but because of their 
respective connection to Alaska and/or attraction from students from Alaska, but 
perhaps encouraging both Presidential candidates to come. 



Thank you for your time, 



Jaren Hoffman 



Hof fmanl981@gmail . com 



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Bailey, Frank T (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GR0UP/CN=REC1PIENTS/CN=FTBAILEY] 

Thursday, February 14, 2008 8:15 AM 

Nizich; Michael A (GOV); 'gov.sarah@yahoo.com' 

'joe.schmk^alaska.gov' 

Re: Parole Board - Linda Smith 



Thanks Mike 



I'm workimg on a presser this morning. Governor gave the green light on Smith and I'll 
either add her in today's or in Monday's if we have to break the presser into 2. 



Original Message 



From: Nizich, Michael A (GOV) 

To: Bailey, Prank T (GOV); ExternalEmailgsp 

Cc : joe . schmidt@alaska . gov < j oe . schmidt@alaska . gov> 

Sent: Thu Feb 14 08:07:18 2008 

Subject: RE: Parole Board - Linda Smith 



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Mike 



-Original Message 



From: Bailey, Frank T (GOV) 

Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 9:14 PM 

To : ExternalEmailgsp 

Cc: Nizich, Michael A (GOV) ; joe.schmidt@alaska.gov 

Subject: Parole Board - Linda Smith 



Governor, 



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thanx 



Joe 



From: Bailey, Prank T (GOV) 

Sent: Wed 2/13/2008 3:38 PM 

To: Schmidt, Joseph D (DOC); Ruaro, Randall P (GOV) 

Subject: Linda Smith - Parole Board 



Hi Joe and Randy, 



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Thursday, February 14, 2008 7:34 AM 

Rutherford; Marty K (DNR); Gibson; Kurtis K (DNR) 

KWHL 



I'm listening on pc down here in Juneau - you two are brilliant, articulate, passionate 
awesome job! 

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From: Balash t Joseph R (GOV) [IO-SONOU- FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN-JRBALASH] 
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 7:41 AM 

To: , gov.sarah@yahoo.com l ; Irwin; Tom E (DNR); 'krisandclarktgyahoo.com'; 'ftt>907 

@yahoo.com' 
Cc: Tibbies; Michael A (GOV); Galvin; Patrick S (DOR); Anders; Bruce F (DNR); Leighow; Sharon 

W (GOV); Leschper; Beth (GOV) 
Subject: Re: KWHL 

Does kwhl broadcast over the net? 



Original Message 

From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 

To: Irwin, Tom E (DNR); Kris Perry <krisandclark@yahoo.com>; Frank Bailey <ftb907 
@yahoo.com>; Balash, Joseph R (GOV) 

Cc: Tibbies, Michael A (GOV); Galvin, Patrick S (DOR); Anders, Bruce F (DNR); Leighow, 
Sharon W (GOV) ; Leschper, Beth (GOV) 

Sent: Thu Feb 14 07:38:13 2008 

Subject: Fw: KWHL 



They're doing great on kwhl this morning... 

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From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 



Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 16:34:18 

To: "Marty Rutherford" <marty. rutherford@alaska.gov>, "Kurt Gibson" 
<kurtis . gibson@alaska . gov> 

Subject: KWHL 



I'm listening on pc down here in Juneau - you two are brilliant, articulate, passionate, 
awesome job! 

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gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Thursday, February 14, 2008 7:38 AM 

Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Kris Perry; Frank Bailey; Balash; Joseph R (GOV) 

Tibbies; Michael A (GOV); Galvin; Patrick S (DOR); Anders; Bruce F (DNR); Leighow; Sharon 

W (GOV); Leschper; Beth (GOV) 

Fw: KWHL 



They're doing great on kwhl this morning... 

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From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 



Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 16:34:18 

To: "Marty Rutherford" <marty.rutherford@alaska.gov>, "Kurt Gibson" 
<kurtis . gibson@alaska . gov> 

Subject: KWHL 



I'm listening on pc down here in Juneau - you two are brilliant, articulate, passionate., 
awesome job I 

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Bailey, Frank T (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=FTBAILEY] 

Thursday, February 14, 2008 7:36 AM 

'gov.sarah@yahoo.com' 

Re: Parole Board - Linda Smith 



Thank you. 



Original Message 



From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 
To: Bailey, Frank T (GOV) 
Sent: Thu Feb 14 07:25:20 2008 
Subject: Re: Parole Board - landa Smith 



Yes 

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From; "Bailey, Frank T (GOV)" <frank.bailey@alaska.gov> 



Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 21:14:21 

To : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 

Cc:"Nizich, Michael A (GOV)" <mike.nizich@alaska.gov>, joe.schmidt@alaska.gov 

Subject: Parole Board - Linda Smith 



Governor, 



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thanx 



Joe 



From: Bailey, Frank T (GOV) 

Sent: Wed 2/13/2008 3:38 PM 

To: Schmidt, Joseph D (DOC) ,* Ruaro, Randall P {GOV) 

Subject: Linda Smith - Parole Board 



Hi tfoe and Randy, 



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gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Thursday, February 14, 2008 7:25 AM 

Bailey; Frank T (GOV) 

Re: Parole Board - Linda Smith 



Yes 



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From: "Bailey, Frank T (GOV) " <frank.bailey@alaska.gov> 



Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 21:14:21 

To : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 

Cc: H Nizich, Michael A (GOV)" <mike.nizich@alaska.gov>, joe.schmidt@alaska.gov 

Subject: Parole Board - Linda Smith 



Governor, 



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thanx 



Joe 



From: Bailey, Frank T (GOV) 
Sent: Wed 2/13/2008 3:38 PM 

To: Schmidt, Joseph D (DOC); Ruaro, Randall P (GOV) 
Sybject: Linda Smith - Parole Board 



Hi Joe and Randy, 



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From: Erin Barber [eDarber@wiche.edu] on behalf of David Longanecker [DLonganecker@wiche.edu] 

Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 2:03 PM 

To: Palin; Sarah H (GOV) 

Cc: Barrans; Diane M (ACPE); Lois & Marshall Und; patheller@gci.net; Smith; Lynne M (GOV) 

Subject: College Access Challenge Grant Program 

I . . J 

February 15,2008 

Governor Sarah Palin 
State of Alaska 
P.O. Box 110001 
Juneau, AK 99811-0001 

Dear Governor Palin: 

Last week, you received a letter from the assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Education's Office 
of Postsecondary Education, Diane Auer Jones, announcing the College Access Challenge Grant 
(CACG) Program. CACG is a new formula-grant program designed to foster partnerships among federal, 
state, and local governments and philanthropic organizations through matching challenge grants that are 
aimed at increasing the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in 
postsecondary education. 

CACG funds will be awarded to states based on a statutory formula that is determined by the number of 
people living below the poverty level (enclosed is a tentative allocation table for your reference). For FY 
2008, the minimum award is $330,000. 

While the final application package will not be disseminated until June 2008, the federal government is 
encouraging states to begin their planning now. States will have approximately 45 days to apply for 
funding as part of this grant program. 

A regional approach is often a more effective and efficient way of tackling major issues, especially those 
related to college preparation, access, and success. In an effort to assist states in the Western region with 
the CACG application process and grant-management responsibilities, the Western Interstate 
Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) is contacting its 15 member states to gauge their interest in 
applying for funds as a consortium. Some states might be interested in a long-term arrangement, while 
others might want to be a part of the consortium eariy on and eventually take over the management of the 
grant on their own. WICHE is willing to be flexible with the specific arrangements, in order to meet each 
state's needs. 

WICHE has extensive experience with such arrangements. For example, for five years, WICHE and the 
Colorado Department of Education managed and administered the federally funded Western Consortium 
for Accelerated Learning Opportunities, in which nine Western states partnered to work to increase the 
successful participation of low-income students in advanced placement courses and tests. As the 
administrative agency, WICHE helped to alleviate some of the pressures of grant implementation and at 
the same time provided states with a network of colleagues through which they could share ideas and 
strategies for success. 

if you are interested in being part of a College Access Challenge Grant Consortium administered by 
WICHE or if you would tike to discuss this further, please contact me at dlonqaneckenawicrie.edu or 
303.541 .0201 by Friday, March 21, 2008. 1 look forward to hearing from you. 



Sincerely, 




David A. Longanecker 
President 

Enclosure 

C c: Dolores Mize, Vice President, Public Policy and Research 



[xj Text Box: Alaska , Arizona , California . Colorado . Hawaii . Idaho . Montana . Nevada . New Mexico . North Dakota . On 



Michelau, Senior Policy Analyst and Director of Special Projects 



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From: Norman Flood [Norman.Flood@Goldbeltcom] 

Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 3:36 PM 

To: thenderson@coeur.com; dkerr@coeur.com; pgriffin@fs.fed.us; Johnson.Stephen@epa.gov; 

Susan.L.Murphy@usace.army.mil; Kevin.J.Wilson@usace.army.mil; Governor Sarah Palin (GOV 
sponsored); Hartig; Lawrence L (DEC); Balash; Joseph R (GOV); Kate_Wi!ltams@stevens.senate.gov; 
Nathan_Bergerbest@murkowski.senate.gov; Kevin,V.Kennedy@mail.house.gov; 
Connie2McKenzie@stevens.senate.gov 

Cc: Gary Droubay 

Subject: Letter to Solicitor General of the United States 2-14-08 

Governor Palin, Honorable Legislators, Ladies and Gentlemen, 

Attached is your copy of a letter sent to The Honorable Paul D. Clement, Solicitor General of the 
United States, dated February 14, 2008. 

If you have questions or concerns please direct them to; 

J. Gary Droubay 
President & CEO 
Goidbelt, Incorporated 
(907) 790-1440 
garv.droubav@goldbeIt.com 



Thank you, 



Norman Flood 
Administrative Assistant 
Goidbelt, Incorporated 
(907)790-4990 



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From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 10:35 AM 

To: Smith; Lynne M (GOV) 

Subject: FW: NACME Scholar Website Announcement 



From: NACME [mailto:enews@nacme.org] 
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 8:00 AM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: NACME Scholar Website Announcement 



(xj Visit NACMEBacksMe Home Page 



From Your Friends at NACME 

— The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering 



You are receiving this invitation because you care about the education of underrepresented minority 
students, and because you value the role of engineering, technology, math, and science in our nation's 
future. 

NACME, widely known as the nation's largest privately funded source of college scholarships for Africai 
American, American Indian and Latino women and men in engineering, has developed a brand-new 
website to guide students to education and careers in engineering. 

We want you to be among the first to try out our new site. Just click on the link; 
www.NACMEBacksMe.org. 

NACMEBacksMe.org will guide you through a wealth of information on the engineering pathway from 
middle school and high school through college graduation and employment, with emphasis on NACME' 
broad spectrum of resources for future engineers. 

The new site is designed for students, parents, educators, and mentors. We are very proud of this 
website and we hope you find it useful and compelling. Let us know what you think! 

Thanks for visiting, and for your continued support. 




Irving Pressley McPhail 

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer 



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CREATING OPPORTUNITIES, ENSURING SUCCESS 

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From: Governor Sarah Patin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 10:34 AM 

To: Smith; Lynne M (GOV) 

Subject: FW: AVTEC February 2008 e-newsletter 



From: Linda Carpenter [maHto:linda.carpenter@avtecedu] 

Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 10:04 AM 

To: Palin, Sarah H (GOV) 

Subject: AVTEC February 2008 e-newsletter 




February 2008 e-Newsletter 



View This Message In Your Browser 




AVTEC Information Links 

■ AVTEC Web site 

• Contact Info & FAQs 

- Admissions & Financial Aid 

■ Training Programs & Courses 

- Training Costs & Dates 

- Trades Math Online 

• AVTEC News and Events 

- £j&c&nt News gnjj Event? 

- Donations tQ AVTEC 

• jofr, Opportunities at AVTE.C, 

- Advisory Board News 

• AVTEC Faculty 

- AVTEC Presentation (PDF) 



Visit the AVTEC Web site for the 
latest news, events and updates. 

www.avt gc. ecju 



Sarah Palin 

Governor of Alaska 

Jobs are Alaska's Future 



Click Bishop 

Commissioner 

Fred Esposito 

AVTEC Director 




Graduates & Employers Loving AVTEC's Fac 
Maintenance Mechanical Program 

(Pictured above left to right, Jim Newton and Daniel Turner) 

It is attitudes of former students like Jim Newton, which ti 
is doing the right thing. Not only are they teaching industt 
they are instilling the desire to keep learning in their stud< 
someone were to ask me if I would hire an AVTEC gradual 
would respond "without a doubt". The programs at AVTEC 
the future employees of Alaska," said John Crews, Princes 
Maintenance Foreman, who hired Newton, 

Click here to read article. 

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Meet AVTEC's Director. 
Fred £soosito</A< body> 

Send Mr. Esposito an e-mail, 
fred.esDOSito@aytec.edu 



Know someone who would be 
interested in receiving this 
information? Click here to tell them 










Things Speed Up at AVTEC 

It is 11 AM and do you know where AVTEC students are? There are 
Automotive Technology students in San Diego, Information Technology 
students in San Jose and every one of the Business and Office 
Technology students are in American Fork, Utah. Virtually that is. 

Click here to read article. 



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Congratulations to Jacob Coots! 

Jacob Coots was the first student in the new Pipe Welding program to 
certify. He was also the first high school student we have had that 
certified in Structural Welding. 

Click here to read article. 



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Combination Welding Program Now Offered 

AVTEC has developed a new 35-week Combination Welding course in 
response to Alaska's need for qualified welders to enter into the 
workforce as the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline begins construction. 

Click here for more irtfofiftation. 






e-Newsletter Comments & Feedback 

The AVTEC monthly e-Newsletter Is published by the Alaska Vocational Technical Center 
(AVTEC) to keep friends and alumn) In touch with the news and events of AVTEC. Comments or 
feedback regarding this newsletter can be sent to Unda Carpenter, 
Hnda T carpenter@avtec.edu.</FONT< bodv> 

Alaska Vocational Technical Center (AVTEC) 

www.avtec.edu 

P.O. Box 889 ~ 809 2nd Avenue ~ Seward, Alaska 99664 

Admissions (907) 224-3322 | (800) 478-5389 | Fax (907) 224-4143 

AVTEC is a component of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. 

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From: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPiENTS/CN=SWLEIGHOW] 

Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 4:49 PM 

To: 'Sarah Palin' 

Subject: FRANK initiative language 



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From: Bill McAllister [mailto:bmcallister@ktuu.com] 
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 4:13 PM 
To: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) 
Subject: FRANK initiative language 

Alaska Statutes . 

Title 44 . State Government 

Chapter 6 . Capital 

Section 50. Purpose of AS 44.06.050 

previous: Section 10 . Site of Capital. 

next: Section 55 . Relocation Expenditures. 

AS 44.06.050. Purpose of AS 44.06.050 

The purpose of AS 44.06.050 - 44.06.060 is to guarantee to the people their right to know and to 
approve in advance all costs of relocating the capital or the legislature; to insure that the people will 
have an opportunity to make an informed and objective decision on relocating the capital or the 
legislature with all pertinent data concerning the costs to the state; and to insure that the costs of 
relocating the capital or the legislature will not be incurred by the state without the approval of the 
electorate. 

Alaska Statutes . 

Title 44 . State Government 

Chapter 6 . Capital 

Section 55. Relocation Expenditures. 

previous: Section 50 . Purpose of AS 44.06.050 
next: Section 60 . Commission. 

AS 44.06.055. Relocation Expenditures. 

State money may be expended to relocate physically the capital or the legislature from the present 
location only after a majority of those voting in a statewide election have approved a bond issue that 
includes all bondable costs to the state of the relocation of a functional state legislature or capital to the 
new site over the twelve-year period following such approval. The commission established in AS 
44.06.060 shall determine all bondable costs and total costs including, but not limited to, the costs of 
moving personnel and offices to the relocation site; the social, economic, and environmental costs to the 
present and relocation sites; and the costs to the state of planning, building, furnishing, using, and 



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financing facilities at least equal to those provided by the present capital city. 

Alaska Statutes . 
Title 44 . State Government 
Chapter 6 . Capital 
Section 60. Commission. 

previous: Section 55 . Relocation Expenditures. 

next: Section 100 . - 44.06.2991 Capital Relocation, Expenditures, Planning. [Repealed, Sec. 1 Ch 54 

SLA 1981]. 

AS 44.06.060. Commission. 

The legislature shall establish a commission composed of nine members, including a chairperson and 
two persons from each judicial district, appointed by the governor and confirmed by the legislature, to 
determine the costs required by initiatives or legislative enactments authorizing relocation of any of the 
present functions of state government 



From: Leighow r Sharon W (GOV) 

To: Bill McAllister 

Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 4:09 PM 



Sharon Leigh ow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 

(907) 269-7450 Anchorage 
(907)465-4031 Juneau 
(907) 240-7943 cell 



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From: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=SWLEIGHOW] 

Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 4:48 PM 

To: 'Sarah Palin'; Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: polar bear interview 



FYI 



The reporter from the Sunday Times of London never called me back after I told him that I may be 
able to swing 5 minutes with the Governor. 

Governor- 
May I use Larry's response should he need something in writing tonight? 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 

(907) 269-7450 Anchorage 
(907) 465-4031 Juneau 
(907) 240-7943 cell 



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From: Gaivin, Patrick S (DOR) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=PSGALVIN1] 

Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 10:35 AM 

To: Mason; Janice L (GOV); gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Cc: Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Rutherford; Marty K (DNR); Balash; Joseph R (GOV); Leighow; Sharon W 
(GOV) 

Subject: Need to Talk, ASAP 
Governor, 

Tom, Marty, Joe and I would like to talk to you as soon as possible this morning 
about Conoco's announcement today, and our response. We f re contemplating a 3 
p.m. press conference to get our message out immediately- We'd like to talk before 
we decide on a course of action. 

Janice, please let us know if there is a time slot we can slip in. Thank you. 

-Pat 



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From: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=SWLEIGHOWl 

Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 4:48 PM 

To: 'Sarah Palin 1 ; Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: polar bear interview 

FYI 

The reporter from the Sunday Times of London never called me back after I told him that I may be 
able to swing 5 minutes with the Governor. 

Governor- 
May I use Larry's response should he need something in writing tonight? 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Sharon Leighow 
Deputy Press Secretary 
Deputy Communications Director 

(907) 269-7450 Anchorage 
(907) 465-4031 Juneau 
(907) 240-7943 cell 



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From: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=SWLEIGHOWl 

Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 10:21 AM 

To: 'Sarah Palin' 

Subject: The Sunday London Times 

Governor- 

The London Times has an Interesting question to pose to you- 

"Why would the governor of Alaska, with her reputation for political smarts and independence, risk 
her 85% approval ratings fighting against the registration of polar bears as an endangered species 
- when all indicators are it will happen sooner or later?" I suppose supplementary questions include 
what practical steps will she take to maintain her position - more DC lobbying? - and what would it 
cost Alaska if the bears are protected over the next few weeks or months? 

They would like 10 minutes with you this afternoon. Thoughts? (They have a huge circulation) 



Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 

(907) 269-7450 Anchorage 
(907) 465-4031 Juneau 
(907) 240-7943 cell 



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From: Galvin, Patrick S (DOR) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=PSGALVIN1] 

Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 10:35 AM 

To: Mason; Janice L (GOV); gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Cc: Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Rutherforxl; Marty K (DNR); Balash; Joseph R (GOV); Leighow; Sharon W 
(GOV) 

Subject: Need to Talk, ASAP 
Governor, 

Tom, Marty, Joe and I would like to talk to you as soon as possible this morning 
about Conoco's announcement today, and our response. We're contemplating a 3 
p.m. press conference to get our message out immediately. We'd like to talk before 
we decide on a course of action. 

Janice, please let us know if there is a time slot we can slip in. Thank you. 

-Pat 



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From: PARNELL, S (GOV sponsored) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=SRPARNELL1] 

Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 10:31 AM 

To: Tibbies; Michael A (GOV) 

Cc: 'gov-sarahtgyahoccom'; Kelly; Russell T (GOV) 

Subject: Legis. activity on merit scholarships 

Mike, 

We heard Rep. Guttenberg is trying to file a bill by Monday (personal bill deadline) related to 
merit/needs based scholarships. I called Rep. Guttenberg and asked whether he might be 
open to jointly filing it with a Republican who had expressed interest. He said he was so I'm 
working to put Rep. Wes Keller together with him on this project. (Wes had told me that he was 
very supportive of merit scholarships and I'm hoping he can provide a more conservative 
balance to what Guttenberg wants to do.) 

Rep. Meyer had already expressed interest in funding such an effort in stages so this might all 
dovetail into a House led effort. Just wanted you to have the heads up this is percolating in the 
background. 

Sean 



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From: Crome, Cora J (GOV) [/OSOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=CJCROME] 

Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 2:32 PM 

To: 'gov.sarah@yahoo.com' 

Subject: FW: UCI BOF Mtg 

Governor, 

I asked Denby for a summary of actions by the board of fish at their recent meeting, which is below. We are 

meeting tomorrow to discuss what we can do to improve the situation in the Mat-Su valley, since they are 

unhappy with the results of the board meeting. Commercial fishermen in Cook Inlet are pleased with the results, 

although they won't be fully satisfied. Mat-Su sport fishermen benefited by declaration of Susitna River sockeye 

salmon as a stock of concern, but there were no further restrictions imposed on the drift net fishery as Mat-Su 

advocates were requesting. 

The department has reinstated the Deshka coho weir after numerous requests by Mat-Su legislators. 

Also, the board was very pleased with the decision to have the Habitat Division moved back to ADF&G; there was 

even applause from the audience. We have received a flood Of very positive e-mails, letters, and calls on habitat 

as well. 

Cora 



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From: Lloyd, Denby S (DFG) 

To: Crome, Cora J (GOV) 

Cc: Bedford, David G (DFG); Taylor, Kenton P (DFG); Nizich, Michael A (GOV) 

Subject: UCI BOF Mtg 

Cora: 

We are near the end of the Upper Cook Inlet salmon meeting of the Board of Fisheries. The following are the 
main actions that they have taken (including the first four, which I reported to you yesterday): 

1 . Prohibition of personal use fishing for sockeye in the lower Kenai River (which occurs in July) from boats 
powered by 2-stroke engines (other than direct fuel injection engines); this parallels action recently approved by 
the Governor and DNR for the middle Kenai River. 

2. Susitna River sockeye salmon have been declared a stock of yield concern, in answer to requests and 
proposals from the Mat-Su region. 

3. Extension of the Upper Cook Inlet eastside set giii net fishery from a previous closure date of August 1 to a 
new closure date of August 15, with only two regular (12-hour) open periods allowed during the Aug 11-15 time 
period. 

4. Liberalized sport fishing retention for early Kenai River Chinook salmon (for fish 20-28 inches only). 

5. Clarification that managing salmon fisheries in Upper Cook Inlet for the escapement goals (whichever ones are 
applicable: biological, sustainable, optimum or inriver) shall take priority over other elements of regulatory 
management plans such as prescribed closed windows and limits to extra emergency order open periods. 

6. Granting the department authority to raise or lower sport fishing bag limits for sockeye incrementally by 
emergency order (e.g., rather than by prescribed steps, from 3 per day to either zero or 6 per day currently in the 
regulations for Russian River in the Kenai). 

In sum, the eastside set gill net fishermen and the drift gill net fishermen gained some of the clarity in fishery 
management plans that they have advocated for during the past several years and the eastside set gill net 
fishermen gained some fishing time in mid August. Hopefully this will reduce some of the rhetoric that we've 
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The Mat Su sport fishermen benefited by declaration of Susitna River sockeye salmon as a stock of concern, but 
there were no specific regulatory restrictions imposed on the central district drift gill net fishery (to expressly allow 
for passage of Susitna sockeye) as Mat Su advocates were requesting. While the stock of concern declaration 
will be seen positively by Mat Su advocates, they will not be satisfied, thus we will likely hear criticism that the 
Board did not go far enough to protect Susitna River stocks. 

The liberalization of sport fishing rules will be taken positively by sport fishing advocates, but they will remain 
disappointed that prescriptions for closed windows were found to be of lower priority than management for 
escapement goals. 

Just so you (and the Governor) know, the department has also decided internally, and we've let the public know, 
that we are going to reinstate the coho portion of the Deshka River weir program (i.e., the notorious $55,000) from 
our federal sport fish funding sources. Also, the Board was very pleased that the Governor decided to have the 
Habitat Division moved back to ADF&G; there was even applause from the audience. 

Let me know if you need more, DL 

Denty S. Uoyd 

Commissioner 

Alaska Department of Fish and Game 

P.O. Box 115526 

Juneau, AK 99811-5526 

907-465-4719 



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From: Fagerstrom, Erika (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECiPIENTS/CN=EFAGERSTROM] 

Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 10:18 AM 

To: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Subject: House 

Hello Governor, 

Would you like steaks or chicken grilled (or something ordered) for dinner tonight? 

"And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the 
appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint" Galatians 6:9 

Thanks for working so hard for the good of our state!!! 



Erika Fagerstrom 

Executive Residence Manager 

Governors House 

State of Alaska, Office of the Governor 

716 Calhoun Avenue, Juneau, Alaska 99801 

Phone: 907465-3500; Fax: 907-465-2031 



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From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 8:26 AM 
To: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
Subject: FW: Thank - you! 



From: Stephen Davies [mailto:akdavies5@hotmaii.com] 
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 10:12 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Thank - you! 

Thank -you for responding so quickly. We are hopeful Governor Palin will be able to attend our 
Baccalaureate ceremony, and are waiting to hear her decision. Please try and let us know as soon as 
possible. 

Thank-you very much, 
Barb Davies 

> Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2008 09:45:00 -0900 

> From: governor@alaska.gov 

> Subject: RE: Other 

> To: akdavies5@hotmail.com 
> 

> Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, 

> opinions, and/or information you have sent are important and valuable to 

> the Governor. Although she is unable to respond to each and every email 

> herself, your message has been received and is being reviewed by the 

> appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your need, 

> suggestion, or comment. 
> 

> 

> — Original Message — 

> From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us] 

> Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 8:36 PM 

> To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 

> Subject: Other 
> 

> Web mail from; Ms. Barb Davies 

> address: 9041 Little Creek Drive anchorage AK 99507 

> 907 349 1191 
> 

> MESSAGE: 

> Dear Governor Palin, 

> The Service High School Senior class would like to extend an invitation 

> for you to speak at their 2008 Baccalaureate graduation ceremony on May 

> 13th at 6:30pm. This could be as brief as a 10 minute speech, or longer 

> if you are available. We would be thrilled and are very hopeful you may 

> consider accepting this chance to speak to and motivate our Seniors. Our 

> focus for speakers is "It is not merely goodwill that should motivate 

> us, but rather each of us have an individual responsibility to give back 

> to our community.". We especially would be pleased for you to speak as a 



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> successful female role model. 
> 

> Thank you for your consideration, we hope to hear from you. 
> 

> Barb Davies Senior Baccalaureate Representative 
> 

> 
> 

> akdavies5@hotmail.com 
> 



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gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Friday, February 15, 2008 10:50 PM 

Leschper; Beth (GOV) 

Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Re: Pred Control OpEd Online 



Good deal. Thanks! Can we try local pubblication too - Bush Alaska publications need to 
see this, Fairbanks, the Valley and Anchorage too. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



■Original Message- 



From: "Leschper, Beth (GOV) " <beth. leschper@alaska . gov> 



Pate: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 10:03:34 

To: Sarah Palin <gov.sarah@yahoo.com>, govpalin@alaska.gov 

Cc:"Nizich, Michael A (GOV) » <mike.nizich@alaska.gov>, "Lloyd/ Denby S (DFG) '* 
<denby.lloyd@alaska.gov>,"Bishop, Samuel T (GOV)" <sbishop@alaskadc.org> 

Subject: Pred Control OpEd Online 



"The Hill" changed the headline, but no other copy changes. Here is a link to the website 



http://thehill.com/op-eds/let-alaska-shoot-its-wolves-2008-02-14.html 



Beth Leschper 

Deputy Communications Director 



Office of the Governor 



State of Alaska 



907-465-3443 



907-723-1321 



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Stepovich, Melissa M (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=MMSTEPOVICH] 

Friday, February 15, 2008 7:23 PM 

'govpalin@aIaska.gov' 

Re: Hockey 



FYI their tickets may be next to Chancellor Steve Jones. 



Original Message 



From: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 
To: Stepovich, Melissa M (GOV) 



Sent: Fri Feb 15 19:20:35 2008 



Sub j ect : Re : Hockey 



Excellent, They are on their way. 



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From: Stepovich, Melissa M (GOV) 
To: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 



Sent: Fri Feb 15 19:18:08 2008 



Subj ect : Re : Hockey 



Sherry Remson will be at the back gate door with 2 tickets (wearing black pants, black 
sweater, red coat) . Sherrys number is 



Privileged c En J°y 



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From: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 
To: Stepovich, Melissa M (GOV) 



Sent: Fri Feb 15 19:04:09 2008 



Subj ect : Re : Hockey 



Any way Track and his buddy can get it though? They're asking,. 



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From: Stepovich, Melissa M (GOV) 



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To: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 
Sent: Fri Feb 15 19:03:13 2008 
Subject: Re: Hockey 



Thanks, enjoy your family time. Jon says hello. 

Melissa 



Original Message 



From: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 
To: Stepovich, Melissa M (GOV) 
Sent: Fri Feb 15 18:49:06 2008 
Subj ect : Hockey 



I sure hope they'll understand - it's tough to change scheds at last minute and get 
everyone on the same page for the hockey game tonight. So- we'll not plan on dropping the 
puck tonight. Thanks Melissa - and I sure appreciate all your help today! 



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Stepovich, Melissa M (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=MMSTEPOVICH] 

Friday, February 15, 2008 7:23 PM 

'govpatin@alaska.gov' 

Re: Hockey 



FYI their tickets may be next to Chancellor Steve Jones. 



Original Message 



Prom: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 
To; Stepovich, Melissa M (GOV) 



Sent: Fri Feb 15 19:20:35 2008 



Sub j ect : Re ; Hockey 



Excellent. They are on their way. 



Original Message 



From: Stepovich, Melissa M (GOV) 
To: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 
Sent: Fri Feb 15 19:18:08 2008 
Slab j ect : Re : Hockey 



Sherry Remson will be at the back gat e door with 2 tickets (wearing black pants, black 
sweater, red coat). Sherrys number is [Privileged o| Enjoy 



Original Message 



From: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 
To: Stepovich, Melissa M (GOV) 



Sent: Fri Feb 15 19:04:09 2008 



Subj ect : Re : Hockey 



Any way Track and his buddy can get it though? They're asking. . . 



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From: Stepovich, Melissa M (GOV) 



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To: Pal in, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 
Sent: Fri Feb 15 19:03:13 2008 
Subject: Re: Hockey 



Thanks, enjoy your family time. Jon says hello 
Melissa 



Original Message 



From: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 
To: Stepovich, Melissa M (GOV) 



Sent: Fri Feb 15 18:49:06 2008 



Subject: Hockey 



I sure hope they'll understand - it's tough to change scheds at last minute and get 
everyone on the same page for the hockey game tonight. So- we'll not plan on dropping the 
puck tonight. Thanks Melissa - and I sure appreciate all your help today! 



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Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) [govpalin@ataska.gov] 
Friday, February 15, 2008 7:21 PM 
Stepovich; Melissa M (GOV) 
Re: Hockey 



Excellent. They are on their way. 



Original Message 



From: Stepovich, Melissa M (GOV) 
To: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 



Sent: Fri Feb 15 19:18:08 2008 



Sub j ect : Re : Hockey 



Sherry Remson will be at the back orat e door with 2 tickets (wearing black pants, black 
sweater, red coat) . Sherrvs number is Privilpn^H n Eniov 



sweater, red coat). Sherrys number is Privileged Enjoy 



Original Message 



From: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 
To: Stepovich, Melissa M (GOV) 



Sent: Fri Feb 15 19:04:09 2008 



Sub j ect: Re : Hockey 



Any way Track and his buddy can get it though? They're asking... 



Original Message 



From: Stepovich, Melissa M (GOV) 
To: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 



Sent: Fri Feb 15 19:03:13 2008 



Subject: Re: Hockey 



Thanks, enjoy your family time. Jon says hello 
Melissa 



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From: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 
To: Stepovich, Melissa M (GOV) 



Sent: Fri Feb 15 18:49:06 2008 



Subj ect : Hockey 



I sure hope they'll understand - it's tough to change scheds at last minute and get 
everyone on the same page for the hockey game tonight. So- we'll not plan on dropping the 
puck tonight. Thanks Melissa - and I sure appreciate all your help today] 



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Stepovich, Melissa M (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=MMSTEPOVlCH] 

Friday, February 15, 2008 7:18 PM 

'govpalin@alaska. gov' 

Re: Hockey 



Sherry Remson will be at the back gate door wit h 2 tickets (wearing black pants, black 
sweater, red coat) . Sherrys number is [Privileged I Enjoy 



Original Message 



From: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 
To: Stepovich, Melissa M (GOV) 



Sent: Fri Feb IS 19:04:09 2008 



Subj ect : Re : Hockey 



Any way Track and his buddy can get it though? They're asking 



Original Message 



From: Stepovich, Melissa M (GOV) 
To: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 



Sent: Fri Feb 15 19:03:13 2008 



Subj ect : Re : Hockey 



Thanks, enjoy your family time. Jon says hello. 

Melissa 



Original Message 



From: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 
To: Stepovich, Melissa M (GOV) 



Sent: Fri Feb 15 18:49:06 2008 



Subj ect ; Hockey 



I sure hope they'll understand - it's tough to change scheds at last minute and get 
everyone on the same page for the hockey game tonight. So- we'll not plan on dropping the 
puck tonight. Thanks Melissa - and I sure appreciate all your help today! 



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Stepovich, Melissa M (GOV) [/0=SO/VOU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=MMSTEPOVICH] 

Friday, February 15, 2008 7:18 PM 

'govpaiin@alaska.gov* 

Re: Hockey 



Sherry Remson will be at the back gatedc4ar_jtfith 2 tickets (wearing black pants, black 
sweater, red coat) . Sherrys number is Privileged, Enjoy 



Original Message 



From: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 
To: Stepovich, Melissa M (GOV) 



Sent: Fri Feb 15 19:04:09 2008 



Subject: Re: Hockey 



Any way Track and his buddy can get it though? They're asking. . 



Original Message 



From: Stepovich, Melissa M (GOV) 
To: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 



Sent: Fri Feb 15 19:03:13 2008 



Subject: Re: Hockey 



Thanks, enjoy your family time. Jon says hello. 
Melissa 



Original Message 



From: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 
To: Stepovich, Melissa M (GOV) 



Sent: Fri Feb 15 18:49:06 2008 



Subject: Hockey 



I sure hope they'll understand - it's tough to change scheds at last minute and get 
everyone on the same page for the hockey game tonight. So- we'll not plan on dropping the 
puck tonight. Thanks Melissa - and I sure appreciate all your help today! 



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gov.sarah@yahoo.com 
Friday, February 15, 2008 7:13 PM 
Perry; Kristina Y (GOV) 
Re: Walt's phone call 



Shoot. Bad - let me know if u get names. Thanks 



Original Message 



From: K Perry 
To: Governor Sarah Pal in 
Sent: Feb 15, 2008 7:08 PM 
Subject: RE: Walt's phone call 



APN reports that three died but they haven't released names. Makes me sick 



Original Message 



From : " gov . sarah@yahoo . com n <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 
To: "Mike Tibbies" <mike.tibbles@alaska.gov> 
Cc : "M Nizich" <mike .nizich®alaska .gov> 
Sent: 2/15/2008 6:38 PM 
Subject: Re: Walt's phone call 



Shoot. Let me know what you hear 



•Original Message 



From; Mike Tibbies 

To: Governor Sarah Palin 



Cc: M Nizich 



Sent: Feb 15, 2008 6:28 PM 
Subject: Walt's phone call 



I have learned that whenever Walt calls Friday after 5 pm, it is usually bad news. 



Walt said there was an avalanch in hatcher pass that eyewitness reports indicate hit 5 
snowmachiners . He said rescue efforts were underway and would have more info later. 



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Mike 



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Unknown 

From: Paiin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) [govpalin@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 7:04 PM 

To: Stepovich; Melissa M (GOV) 

Subject: Re: Hockey 



Any way Track and his buddy can get it though? They 1 re asking. . . 



Original Message 

From: Stepovich, Melissa M (GOV) 
To: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 
Sent: Fri Feb 15 19:03:13 2008 
Sub j ect : Re : Hockey 



Thanks, enjoy your family time. Jon says hello 

Melissa 



Original Message 

From:. Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 
To: Stepovich, Melissa M (GOV) 
Sent: Fri Feb 15 18:49:06 2008 
Subject : Hockey 



I sure hope they'll understand - it's tough to change scheds at last minute and get 
everyone on the same page for the hockey game tonight. So- we'll not plan on dropping the 
puck tonight. Thanks Melissa - and I sure appreciate all your help today! 



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Stepovich, Melissa M (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECiPIENTS/CN-MMSTEPOVICH] 

Friday, February 15, 2008 7:03 PM 

'govpalin@alaska.gov' 

Re: Hockey 



Thanks, enjoy your family time. Jon says hello 



Melissa 



Original Message 



From: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 
To: Stepovich, Melissa M (GOV) 



Sent: Fri Feb 15 18:49:06 2008 



Subject: Hockey 



I sure hope they'll understand - it's tough to change scheds at last minute and get 
everyone on the same page for the hockey game tonight. So- we'll not plan on dropping the 
puck tonight. Thanks Melissa - and I sure appreciate all your help today! 



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Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) [govpalin@alaska.gov] 
Friday, February 15, 2008 6:49 PM 
Stepovich; Melissa M (GOV) 
Hockey 



I sure hope they'll understand - it's tough to change scheds at last minute and get 
everyone on the same page for the hockey game tonight. So- we'll not plan on dropping the 
puck tonight. Thanks Melissa - and I sure appreciate all your help today! 



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Fagerstrom, Erika (GOV) [/OSOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=EFAGERSTROM] 

Friday, February 15, 2008 6:41 PM 

, gov.sarah@yahoo.com 1 

Todd 



Brent and I wanted to let you and Todd know that we were sorry to hear about the accident. 
Thankful to hear that he ' s alright ! ! 

Sending our best and our prayers!! 

Erika 



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gov,satah@yahoo.com 


Sent: 


Friday, February 15, 2008 6:38 PM 


To: 


Tibbies; Michael A (GOV) 


Cc: 


Nizlch; Michael A (GOV) 


Subject: 


Re: Wait's phone call 



Shoot. Let me know what you hear 



Original Message 



From: Mike Tibbies 



To: Governor Sarah Palin 



Cc: M Nizich 



Sent: Feb 15, 2008 6:28 PM 



Subject: Walt's phone call 



I have learned that whenever Walt calls .Friday after 5 pm, it is usually bad news 



Walt said there was an avalanch in hatcher pass that eyewitness reports indicate hit 5 
snowmachiners . He said rescue efforts were underway and would have more info later. 



Mike 



Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) [govpalin@alaska.gov] 

Friday, February 15, 2008 4:37 PM 

Yocom; Lauren J (GOV); Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Leschper; Beth (GOV) 

Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Rutherford; Marty K (DNR); Colberg; Tails J (LAW) 

Re: Press Release: Alaska Supreme Court Affirms TAPS Owners Overcharged Shippers 



Great news. Thank you- thanks for all oil and gas and law folks' good work on this! 



Original Message 



From: Yocom, Lauren J (GOV) <lauren.yocom@alaska.gov> 

To: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) ; Leschper, Beth (GOV) 

Cc: Yocom, Lauren J (GOV) 

Sent: Fri Feb 15 16:23:08 2008 

Subject: Press Release: Alaska Supreme Court Affirms TAPS Owners Overcharged Shippers 



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 



08-024 



Alaska Supreme Court Affirms TAPS Owners Overcharged Shippers 



February 15, 2008, Juneau, Alaska - The Alaska Supreme Court today affirmed the Regulatory 
Commission of Alaska's 2002 decision that the Trans- Alaska Pipeline System carriers 
charged shippers on the pipeline from 1997 to 2000 rates that were at least 57 percent 
more than their actual and reasonable costs . 

The Supreme Court, noting that the owner's arguments were generally the same as those 
presented to the Superior Court, adopted the Superior Court's opinion as its own. 

This case was originally filed in 1997, when Tesoro and Williams protested the rates 
charged by the TAPS carriers for shipping within Alaska. The RCA has jurisdiction over the 
rates charged for oil taken off the pipeline in Alaska, which is generally less than 5 
percent of the barrels shipped. After a lengthy proceeding, the RCA^ issued a decision on 
November 27, 2002, ruling that refunds should be made because pipeline owners 
significantly overcharged in-state shippers. The decision released today is the result of 
the owners' appeal of that decision to Superior Court, where it was affirmed, and then to 
the state Supreme Court . 



The shippers have filed parallel cases at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 
protesting interstate rates. An administrative law judge issued a decision in May 2007 
that is consistent with the RCA's decision that is under consideration by FERC. The 



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ruling by FERC will affect state royalty revenues, which are calculated by deducting 
shipping costs. 



"This decision is momentous for the State of Alaska," said DNR Commissioner Tom Irwin. 
n Our Supreme Court has agreed that the owners of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline are required to 
charge fair rates based on their costs, and will be held accountable fpr refunds when they 
have overcharged their shippers. This decision supports our efforts to make sure that the 
rates charged for shipment through a future gas pipeline are just and reasonable." 



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gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Friday, February 15, 2008 4:04 PM 

Frye; Ivy J (DOA) 

Re: great press release! 



Thanks and have a blast at home and with our most amazing supporters at Tara's party. Give 
them all a big hug from me, and go ahead and add in a "rah rah" speech from me! I^ove ya, 
travel safe. 



Bristol says "we're in fairbanks and rye-rye is here. And get your hair very blonde", 
willow says to add streaks. 



Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 



From: "Frye, Ivy J (DOA)" <ivy. frye@alaska.gov> 



Date; Fri, 15 Feb 2008 12:02:41 
To : gov . sarahoyahoo , com 
Subject: great press release 1 



I just read your press release re: gasline— it was fantastic! I especially liked the last 
quote! ! 



Have a good weekend! I'm heading home to see the family, go to Tara's party, and MOST 
important get my hair cut! 

"Let's put this in perspective. We have relied on competition to advance the Alaska 
gasline project. Competition is what AGIA is all about. We don't know whether the State is 
going to award an AGIA license over the next few months, but if ConocoPhillips is going to 
go out and spend tens of millions of dollars conducting field work, then I have to ask, 
"What's the problem?' Simply put, competition is working." 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 1:41 PM 

To: Wheeler; Gary R (GOV); Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Cc: Perry; Kristina Y (GOV); Irwin; Tom E (DNR) 

Subject: Re: King air status 

Never mind- I just saw Janice's email with Ak Airlines scheduled flights on Sunday. We'd 
better plan on those and not the King Air. I'll find out if Todd is returning via flight 
also, bur can't ask him that until tomorrow. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 



Pate: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 22:37:55 

To: "Gary Wheeler" <gary.wheeler@alaska.gov>, "Janice Mason" <janice.mason@alaska.gov> 
Cc:"K Perry" <kris.perry@alaska.gov>, "Tom Irwin" <tom.irwin@alaska.gov> 
Subject; Re: King air status 



Anyone know what time commercial flights are on Sunday? 

Original Message 

From: Gary Wheeler 

To: Governor Sarah Palin 

To: Janice Mason 

Sent: Feb 15, 2008 12:45 PM 

Subject: King air status 



The guiys are working on a hydralic leak associated with the landing gear repairs. I will 
keep you advised 

Gary Wheeler 



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From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 1:38 PM 

To: Wheeier; Gary R (GOV); Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Cc: Perry; Kristina Y (GOV); Irwin; Tom E (DNR) 

Subject: Re: King air status 

Anyone know what time commercial flights are on Sunday? 

--- — Original Message 

From: Gary Wheeler 

To: Governor Sarah Palin 

To: Janice Mason 

Sent: Feb 15, 2008 12:45 PM 

Suirj ect : King air status 

The guiys are working on a hydralic leak associated with the landing gear repairs. I will 
keep you advised 

Gary Wheeler 



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From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Friday, February 1 5, 2008 1 1 : 1 6 AM 

To: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Leschper; Beth (GOV) 

Subject: Fw: BIG WIN!!!! AK Supreme Crt confiirms the Superior Crt decisionon TAPS tariff 

decision!!!! 



Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Rutherford, Marty K (DNR) " <marty.rutherford@alaska.gov> 



Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 10:37:44 
To : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 

Subject: Fw: BIG WIN II M AK Supreme Crt confiirms the Superior Crt decision 
on TAPS tariff decision! i ! ! 



FYI. 
Marty 



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From: Rutherford, Marty K (DNR) 

To: ■ govpalin@yahoo.com 1 <govpalin@yahoo.com> 

Sent: Fri Feb 15 10:01:19 2008 

Subject: Fw: BIG WIN!! II AK Supreme Crt confiirms the Superior Crt decision on TAPS 
tariff decision! ! \ 1 



Governor, FYI J 
Marty 



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From: Rutherford, Marty K (DNR) 

To: Irwin, Tom E (DNR); Galvin, Patrick S (DOR); Balash, Joseph R (GOV) 

Sent: Fri Feb 15 10:00:17 2008 



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Subject: BIG WIN!!!! AK Supreme Crt confiirms the Superior Crt decision on TAPS tariff 
decision! ! ! ! 



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gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Friday, February 15, 2008 10:40 AM 

Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Wheeler; Gary R (GOV); Tibbies; Michael A (GOV); Lopez; Thomas M (GOV); Perry; Kristina 

Y (GOV) 
Sunday 



What time is commercial fit on Sunday? Sched says I'm on king air - is it working? It 
doesn't make sense for it to fly up here just to pick us up. 

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Rutherford, Marty K (DNR) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=MKRUTHERFORD] 

Friday, February 15, 2008 10:38 AM 

'gov.sarah@yahoo.com' 

Fw; BIG WIN!!!! AK Supreme Crt confiirms the Superior Crt decision on TAPS tariff 

decision!!!! 



FYI. 
Marty 



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From: Rutherford, Marty K (DNR) 

To : r govpalin@yahoo . com ' <govpalin@yahoo . com> 

Sent: Fri Feb 15 10:01:19 2008 

Subject: Fw; BIG WIN! J! J AK Supreme Crt confiirms the Superior Crt decision on TAPS 
tariff decision! ! ! ! 



Governor , FYI ! 
Marty 



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From: Rutherford, Marty K (DNR) 

To: Irwin, Tom E (DNR); Galvin, Patrick S (DOR); Balash, Joseph R (GOV) 

Sent: Fri Feb 15 10:00:17 2008 

Subject: BIG WIN MM AK Supreme Crt confiirms the Superior Crt decision on TAPS tariff 
decision! ! ! ! 



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Unknown 

From: Rutherford, Marty K (DNR) [/0-SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=MKRUTHERFORD] 
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 10:37 AM 

To: l gov.sarah@yahoo.com l 

Subject: Fw: HOT! Fw: Its a good day for the STATE-The supreme court affirmed the RCA's TAPS 

decision 

For yo\ir info. 
Marty 



Original Message 

From: Rutherford, Marty K (DNR) 

To: ' govpalin@yahoo.com' <govpalin@yahoo.com>; Galvin, Patrick S (DOR); Irwin, Tom E 
(DNR); Balash, Joseph R (GOV); Leighow, Sharon W (GOV); Leschper, Beth (GOV) 

Sent: Fri Feb 15 10:06:21 2008 

Subject: HOT! Fw: Its a good day for the STATE-The supreme court affirmed the RCA's TAPS 
decision 



Governor, All, 



Nan Thompson, the author of the original RCA decision that began this entire legal saga 
(along with Antony Scott while he was at the RCA) is drafting a press release on this 
decision for the Governor. Also, below is the web access to the actual decision. 



Marty 



Original Message 

From: Thompson, Nan G (DNR) 

To: Rutherford, Marty K (DNR); Irwin, Tom E (DNR); Scott, Antony G (DNR); Banks, Kevin R 
(DNR); Balash, Joseph R (GOV) ; Anders, Bruce F (DNR) 

Sent: Fri Feb 15 09:56:22 2008 

Subject: Its a good day for the STATE-The supreme court affirmed the RCA's TAPS decision 



http://www.state.ak.us/courts/ops/sp-6231.pdf 



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From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 10:32 AM 

To: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Cc: Perry; Kristina Y (GOV); Stepovich; Melissa M (GOV) 

Subject: Re: Fairbanks 

There isn't room for rollaway in this small room, so I'll talk to them. Also, I'll donate 
the magazine instead of auctioning them- it's embarrassing when folks don't bid. Maybe it 
can be a door prize. I'm late be of long teleconf that went an hour over the time here on 
the sched - I'll hustle and get to speech by 11:30. 



Also- after I finally found out the room next to the pole room was available last night I 
reserved it and slept in it. She then said other rooms nearby were available, so I'll ask 
for one of those instead of a third room in the other wing. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Mason, Janice L (GOV)" <janice.mason@alaska.gov> 



Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 09:00:15 

To : ExternalEmailgsp <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 

Cc: "Perry, Kristina Y (GOV)" <kris.perry@alaska.gov>, "Stepovich, Melissa M (GOV)" 
<melissa . stepovich@alaska . gov> 

Subject : RE : Fairbanks 



Governor - Melissa was just over at the hotel this morning and 

straightened things out. You know have rooms for the family. We had no 

idea that the rooms reserved for you would have been put under two 

separate names. 

RM 340 - You are in now and Housekeeping will bring rollaway in later 

today. RM 341 - Girls are in now with a King Bed. 

RM 303 (New Room) with two doubles. Keys are at front desk for you. 

As soon as magazines are signed for auction please put at front desk and 
they will be picked up. 



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Kris and I have talked this morning and we have decided that we will be 
doing your hotel reservations from now on so that we are completely sure 
that you are not in these situations. Janice 



Original Message 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com [mailto:gov.sarah@yahoo.com3 
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 1:47 AM 
To: Mason, Janice L (GOV) 
Subject: Fairbanks 

Just arrived. Princess has us in only one room, only one bed. I'm 
haggling with them now to at least get one other bed for the four of us 
tonight- and more space even when the First Gentleman arrives also. 

Not sure why they believe I only wanted one room and one bed for a 

family of six. . . 

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gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Friday, February 15, 2008 10:31 AM 

Colberg; Talis J (LAW); Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Tibbies; Michael A (GOV); Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Rutherford; Marty K (DNR); Leschper; Beth 

(GOV) 

Re: Exxon 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



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Original Message- 



From : gov - sarah@yahoo . com 



Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 19:25:57 

To:"Talis Colberg" <talis.colberg@alaska.gov> 

Subj ect : Re : Exxon 



Thanks 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Colberg, Talis J (LAW)" <talis.colberg@alaska.gov> 



Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 09:50:45 

To : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 
Sub j ect : FW : Exxon 



Dear Governor Pal in, 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Privilenpr l nr Personal Matprial Rerlarterl 



Talis" 



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From: Colberg, Talis J (X*AW) 
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 9:43 AM 
To : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 
Subject: Exxon 



Dear Governor Palin, 



Just so you know. The US Supreme Court just issued an order denying the plaintiffs 
request that our lawyer be allowed to participate in the oral argument before the Court on 
Feb. 27. This was relayed to us by the attorney we had hired to do that argument. 
Therefore, our input will be limited to the amicus brief (you have a copy) . Talis 



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gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Friday, February 15, 2008 10:26 AM 

Colberg; Talis J (LAW) 

Re: Exxon 



Thanks 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 



From: "Colberg, Talis J (LAW)" <talis.colberg@alaska.gov> 



pate; Fri, 15 Feb 2008 09:50:45 
To : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 
Subject: FW: Exxon 



pear Governor Pal in, 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Talis 



From; Colberg, Talis J (LAW) 
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 9:43 AM 
To : gov . sarah@yahoo , com 
Subject: Exxon 



Dear Governor Palin, 

Just so you know. The US Supreme Court just issued an order denying the plaintiffs 
request that our lawyer be allowed to participate in the oral argument before the Court on 
Feb. 27. This was relayed to us by the attorney we had hired to do that argument. 
Therefore, our input will be limited to the amicus brief (you have a copy) . Talis 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Friday, February 1 5, 2008 1 0:26 AM 

To: Tibbies; Michael A (GOV) 

Cc: Irwin; Tom E (ONR); Anders; Bruce F (DNR); Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: Fw: Pis note 

Evidently their expectation of my scheduled time was different that what I saw here on the 
schedule - intead of 15 min it was about and hour and a half.,. Hopefully they're not 
offended but I was told I'd give an intro then could hustle off to my next appt. Thanks 
for finishing the mtg with me. Have Janice sched that follow up mtg Sherry is requesting. 
Thanks (either Anchorage or Juneau whatever works for them) 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 



Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 19:22:13 

To: "Janice Mason" < j anice ,mason@alaska , gov> 

Subject: Pis note 



For sched: the ANCSA mtg wasn*t a 15-min call in... They had questions of my until I 
finally had to cut them off (hope they're not offended) at 10:20. 

Pis note on sched. And hopefully this didn't put me too far behind on getting intro ready 
for next speech! 

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From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 10:22 AM 

To: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: Pis note 

For sched: the ANCSA mtg wasn't a 15-min call in... They had questions of my until I 
finally had to cut them off {hope they 1 re not offended) at 10:20. 

Pis note on sched. And hopefully this didn't put me too far behind on getting intro ready 
for next speech I 

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From: Rutherford, Marty K (DNR) [/OSOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=MKRUTHERFORD] 
Sent: Friday, February 1 5, 2008 1 0: 1 6 AM 

To: Galvin; Patrick S (DOR); Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Balash; Joseph R (GOV); 

*govpaHn@yahoo.com t 
Subject: Re: Supreme Court affirms RCA 

I particularly love the timing of this Supreme Crt decision since Fagan suggested 
yesterday that I have a vendetta about the TAPS tariff. I guess I'm not the only one - so 
does our entire Supreme Court ! 

Marty 



Original Message 

From: Galvin, Patrick S (DOR) 

To: Irwin, Tom E (DNR); Rutherford, Marty K (DNR); Balash, Joseph R (GOV) 

Sent: Fri Feb 15 10:08:17 2008 

Subject: FW: Supreme Court affirms RCA 



Here's the decision. Yippee!! I guess our collective "obsession" with fixing this 
travesty is paying off... 



-Pat 



From: Iversen, Jonathan E (DOR) 

Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 10:01 AH 

To: DOR Tax All Division Staff 

Cc: Laing, Ian M (DOR); Davis, Marcia R (DOR); Galvin, Patrick S (DOR) 

Subject: Supreme Court affirms RCA 



The AK Supreme Court issued an opinion today affirming the superior court's affirmation of 
the RCA's decision on intrastate rates for TAPS. This is excellent news for the State of 
Alaska. The opinion is attached. 



Jon 



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From: Rutherford, Marty K(DNR) [marty.rutherford@alaska,gov] 

Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 10:06 AM 

To: , govpalin@yahoo.com'; Galvin; Patrick S (DOR); Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Balash; Joseph R 

(GOV); Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Leschper; Beth (GOV) 
Subject: HOT! Fw: Its a good day for the STATE-The supreme court affirmed the RCA's TAPS 

decision 

Governor, All, 

Nan Thompson, the author of the original RCA decision that began this entire legal saga 
(along with Antony Scott while he was at the RCA) is drafting a press release on this 
decision for the Governor, Also, below is the web access to the actual decision, 

Marty 



Original Message 

Prom: Thompson, Nan G (DNR) 

To: Rutherford, Marty K (DNR); Irwin, Tom E (DNR); Scott, Antony G (DNR)? Banks, Kevin R 
(DNR); Balash, Joseph R (GOV); Anders, Bruce F (DNR) 

Sent: Fri Feb 15 09:56:22 2008 

Subject: Its a good day for the STATE-The supreme court affirmed the RCA's TAPS decision 

http://www.state.ak.us/courts/ops/sp~623l.pdf 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 8:44 AM 

To: Wheeler; Gary R (GOV); Lopez; Thomas M (GOV); Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: Re: Fairbanks 

The pole room was reserved, one bed.... The gal said she couldn't tell who made the 
reservation - I didn't sign anything or give her any different credit card to reserve 
another room because the girls were tired of waiting at 2am, so though the gal at the desk 
was sure there was no other room I asked that they let two of us stay in another room and 
I'd settle up in the morning. So- I'll make sure they have my signature and credit card 
for this second room that Piper and I slept in when I go down to the lobby in a bit. Pis 
let Linda Perez or whomever know that I'm using the state credit card for that. Thanks - 
it all worked out, just need Linda to know of that credit card charge I'll be squaring up 
with this morning. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Wheeler, Gary R (GOV)" <gary.wheeler@alaska.gov> 



Date: Pri, 15 Feb 2008 05:41:36 

To.*gov. sarah@yahoo.com, "Lopez, Thomas M (GOV)" <tom.lopez@alaska.gov>, "Mason, Janice L 
(GOV) " <janice.mason@alaska.gov> 

Subject: Re: Fairbanks 



We had two rooms reserved. Tom confirmed yesterday again. It should have been "the lodge 
pole room with an adjoining room. Melissa confirmed when she went and picked up the key 
cards for the room. 



Gary Wheeler 



Original Message 

From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com <gov , sarah@yahoo . com> 
To: wheeler, Gary R (GOV) 
Sent: Fri Feb 15 01:48:09 2008 
Subject : Fw: Fairbanks 



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Original Message- 



From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 



Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 10:46:54 

To:"Janice Mason" <janice.mason@alaska.gov> 

Sub j ect : Fairbanks 



Just arrived. Princess has us in only one room, only one bed. I'm haggling with them now 
to at least get one other bed for the four of us tonight- and more space even when the 
First Gentleman arrives also. 



Not sure why they believe I only wanted one room and one bed for a family of six 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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Cc: 

Subject: 



Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Friday, February 15, 2008 8:51 AM 
Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 
Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
FW: Education 



Original Message- 



From : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us] 
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 2:31 AM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subj ect : Education 



Web mail from: Mr. Kade Mendel owitz 
address: 484 Valley View Drive Fairbanks AK 99712 
907-455-9469 



MESSAGE: 

Hello, 



I apologize for the late timing of this note, but I wanted to share with you; I 
understand Governor Palin will be visiting Weller Elementary School in Fairbanks Friday, 
February 15 - and I wanted to point out that one of the teachers there, 3rd Grade teacher 
Mrs. Tanya Mendelowitz, was recently awarded "Junior Achievement Teacher of the Year 
2007-2008" in Anchorage. 



Dermot Cole, columnist of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner will be doing a story about 
this shortly, and wanted to point out that this could be an excellent photo opportunity! 



Thank you for your consideration. 



Sincerely, 

Kade Mendelowitz 



kade@alaska.edu 



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From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 8:43 AM 

To: southwood2000@msn.com 

Subject: RE: Other 

Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or 
information you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is 
unable to respond to each and every email herself, your message has been received and is 
being reviewed by the appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your 
need, suggestion, or comment. 



Original Message 

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us] 
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 4:28 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Ms. Karen Southwood 
address: 200 A Street, Stop 305 Clear AK 99704 
907-378-8287 



MESSAGE : 
Dear Sarah, 



I am sure you have heard about MAST discontinuing service in Alaska. 1 am very concerned. 
I am an ?MTII in Anderson, we use MAST about twice a year to medevac patients out of 
rugged, wet, frozen or otherwise rough terrain. We will often travel to the patient on 
ATV's or snowmachines then call MAST to pick them up so the ride out to the highway does 
not further injure them. Please see what you can do to change the Army's mind on this. I 
have no doubt that without this service, Alaskans will perish. 



Thanks, 

Karen 



southwood2000@msn. com 



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Prom: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 1:47 AM 

To: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: Fairbanks 



Just arrived. Princess has us in only one room, only one bed. I'm haggling with them now 
to at least get one other bed for the four of us tonight- and more space even when the 



First Gentleman arrives also. 



Not sure why they believe I only wanted one room and one bed for a family of six.. . 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 9:05 AM 

To: Bob 

Subject: RE: Good Job 

Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or information you 
have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is unable to respond to each and 
every email herself, your message has been received and is being reviewed by the appropriate staff 
person in this office who can best address your need, suggestion, or comment. 



From: Bob [mailto:bobieachak@clearwire.net] 
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 8:39 AM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Good Job 

Keep up the great work. CP and the professional politicians are having a big problem dealing with an 
honest Governor/person. My friends, who are your friends, believe you will succeed. 

None of us are perfect; so don't feel down on yourself if sometimes you make a mistake or miss-step. 
WE ALL DO! 

* 

God Bless 
Bob Leach 



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Unknown 

From: Leschper, Beth (GOV) [beth,leschper@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 10:04 AM 

To: ExternalEmailgsp; Palin; Sarah (GOV sponsored) 

Cc: Nizich; Michael A (GOV); Lloyd; Denby S (DFG); Bishop; Samuel T (GOV) 

Subject: Pred Control OpEd Online 

"The Hill" changed the headline, but no other copy changes. Here is a link to the website: 

httD://thehill.com/OD-eds/let-alaska-shoot-its-woives-20Q8-02-14.htmi 

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Beth Leschper 

Deputy Communications Director 

Office of the Governor 

State of Alaska 

907-465-3443 

907-723-1321 



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From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 9:04 AM 

To; Smith; Lynne M (GOV) 

Subject: FW: [ED_REVIEWJ ED Review (02/15/08) 



From: Honeysett, Adam [mailto:Adam.Honeysett@ED.GOV] 
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 5:09 AM 
To: ED_REVIEW@LISTSERV.ED,GOV 
Subject: [ED.REVIEW] ED Review (02/15/08) 



ED REVIEW 



February 15, 2008 



.♦.a bi-weekly update on U.S. Department of Education activities relevant to the 
Intergovernmental and Corporate community and other stakeholders 



FY 2009 BUDGET 

On February 4, President Bush released his Fiscal Year 2009 budget request, including $59.2 biJlion 
in discretionary funding for the U.S. Department of Education. The request is the same as last 
year's appropriation. However, within that total, the agency would receive sizable increases in 
priority areas « strengthening the No Child Left Behind Act, challenging high school students with 
rigorous coursework, and making college more affordable - by reducing funding in other areas, 
eliminating 47 programs totaling $3,3 billion, and eliminating 759 earmarks totaling $328 million. 
Among the highlights: 

No Child Left Behind 

• a $406 million increase in Title I grants to states, to $14.3 billion (up 63% since 2001), to 
increase high schools 1 share of Tide I allocations; 

• a $607 million increase for Reading First, to $1 billion, to restore the funding required to 
implement this effective program; 

• $491 million for School Improvement Grants, to support strong leadership in helping turning 
around low-performing schools and school districts; 

• $409 million for Assessment Grants, including high school assessments aligned with college 
and work-ready standards; and 

• $200 million for the Teacher Incentive Fund, to help develop modern compensation systems. 



Other K-12 Education 



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a $337 million increase in special education grants to states, to $11.3 billion, sustaining the federal 

contribution at 17%; 

$2.8 billion for Improving Teacher Quality state grants; 

$730 million for English language acquisition; 

$1.1 billion for new choice proposals: $300 million for Pell Grants for Kids, to supply scholarships 

for low-income students enrolled in restructuring schools or high school "dropout factories'* to 

transfer to out-of-district public schools or local private schools, and $800 million for a revised 21st 

Century Learning Opportunities program, to transform that low-performing initiative into a 

scholarship program enabling poor students in struggling schools to enroU in high-quality afterschool 

programs; and 

$175 million for Academic Competitiveness Initiative proposals; $95 million for elementary and 

middle school components of Math Now, which would employ research-based instruction in math 

(based, in part, on the findings of the National Math Panel), $70 million for Advanced 

Placement/International Baccalaureate expansion, and $10 million to create an Adjunct Teacher 

Corps, which would encourage experienced professionals to teach high school courses. 



Student Financial Aid 

• $18.9 billion in combined discretionary and mandatory funding for Pell Grants (up 116% since 2001), 
to raise the maximum Pell Grant award to $4,800 (up 28% since 2001) and reach 5.8 million students 
(up 33% since 2001). 

The Department's discretionary appropriations have grown by $17 billion, or 40%, since FY 2001. FOR 
MORE INFORMATION/PLEASE GO TO 

http://www.ed.gov /about/overview /budget/budget09/summary/ . (State-by-state tables are available at 
http://www,edpov /about/overview /budget/statetables/ .) 



AP REPORT 

According to the College Board's fourth annual "Advanced Placement Report to the Nation," 15.2% of the 
graduating class of 2007 achieved mastery (at least a 3 on a 5-point scale) on one or more AP exams — up 
from 11.7% for the 2002 class and 14.7% for the 2006 class. Moreover, six states now have more than 20% 
of their students graduate from high school having earned an AP exam grade of 3 or higher. Nevertheless, 
traditionally under-represented students still demonstrate much lower performance on AP exams; Indeed, 
although some states have successfully closed the gap for Hispanic students, no state with significant 
numbers of African- American or American Indian students has closed the gap. The report also spotlights 
states' efforts to implement programs that support academic achievement for all students. FOR MORE 
INFORMATION, PLEASE GO TO http://www.collegeboard.com/about/news info/ap/2008/ . 



TRANSFORMING HIGHER EDUCATION 

Over the last week, in between her visits to Louisiana (1/31), Alabama (2/1), Mississippi (2/14), and Rhode 
Island (2/15) to discuss K-12 education, the Secretary spoke out on higher education. First, on February 8, 
she addressed the Greater Houston Partnership 
( f http://www.ed.gov/news/pressreleases/2008/02/020820Q8.html) . "Houston prides itself on serving as a 



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headquarters for 23 of the Fortune 500 companies," she said. "So, I know you agree that instead of 
debating whether it's responsible to teach the fundamentals of reading and math we should be talking about 
how to prepare every student for college and today's global economy. That's why, two years ago, I launched 
a commission to start a national conversation on access, affordability, and accountability in higher 
education," led by a Houston businessman, Charles Miller. And, she continued, in "reaction" to the 
commission's report, "We're seeing some very encouraging things. A coalition of institutions began sharing 
information that has never before been publicly available. . .. Texas is using the accrediting process to 
increase access and innovation in higher education. Ivy League universities have increased aid to students. 
More consumers are talking in terms of quality, affordabiUty, and return for investment" Then, on 
February 12, she delivered the keynote at the National Legislative Summit of the American Association of 
Community Colleges and the Association of Community College Trustees 

(http://www,ed.gov/news/pressreleases/2008/02/02122008.html) . "Community colleges have never. . . 
rationed opportunity towards the privileged," she said. "Instead of keeping people out, you invite them in 
to higher education -- and not just for degrees but for targeted workforce training. Your efforts must serve 
as a model because. . . shifting demographics and the rise of the global knowledge economy mean that we 
must educate more students to higher levels than ever before." Notably, President Bush appointed the first 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges, Pat Stanley, and Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary 
Education Diane Jones began her career as a community college teacher. Clearly, "We need better ways to 
follow students as they move across the system," she concluded, citing some budget items to assist. "Not 
just first-time, full-time, degree-seeking, non-transfer students — but all students." FOR MORE 
INFORMATION, PLEASE GO TO http://www.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/hiedfuture/plan/ . 

At both venues, the Secretary lamented a House bill reauthorizing the Higher Education Act for failing to 
tackle the "real concerns of students and families." The White House has issued a detailed Statement of 
Administration Policy on the legislation. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE GO TO 
http://www.ed.gov/news/pressreleases/2008/02/02062008.htmL 



TEACHER FELLOWSHIPS 

While in Texas, Secretary Spellings announced the creation of Teaching Ambassador Fellowship positions at 
the Department for the 2008-09 academic year. These positions will offer highly motivated and innovative 
public school teachers the opportunity to contribute their knowledge and experience to the national 
dialogue on education. The program-includes two tracks. Up to five Washington Fellows will become full- 
time federal employees in Washington, D.C., participating in policy discussions and working on education 
programs. Up to 20 Classroom Fellows will remain at their local schools under their regular teaching 
contracts and be paid for various assignments and projects throughout the school year on a part-time basis. 
All fellows will be selected on their record of leadership, impact on student achievement, and potential for 
contribution to the field. Only highly qualified public school teachers who have spent at least three years in 
the classroom are eligible to apply. And, to ensure collaboration, fellows must have the full support of their 
principals. Applications are due by April 7. Fellows will be named by early summer. FOR MORE 
INFORMATION, PLEASE GO TO http://www.ed.gov/programs/teacherfellowship/ . 



PICTURING AMERICA 

Educators and librarians are invited to apply for a new initiative being offered by the National Endowment 
for the Humanities (NEH). Picturing America is designed to promote the study, teaching, and 
understanding of American history and culture by introducing students and the general public to 40 of 



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America's greatest art treasures. From the courage and leadership portrayed in Emanuel Leutze's Washington 
Crossing the Delaware to the power of democracy shown through Norman Rockwell's Freedom of Speech, these 
images of people, places, and events in American history allow citizens to better understand our nation's 
past and the principles for which it stands, while also providing an introduction to the broader world of the 
humanities. At no cost, NEH will furnish a set of high-quality reproductions of the art (approximately 24" x 
36") and an illustrated teacher resource book with notes for all grade levels. For fall 2008, applications must 
be received by April 15. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE GO TO 
http : / /picturingamerica.neh.gov/ . 



FORBES SPECIAL 



Forbes magazine asked a number of leading educators, business executives, and politicians to come up with 
solutions for educating children in the increasingly complex and fast-moving world of the 21st century. 
Secretary Spellings submitted an essay on closing the "giant achievement gap." Essays are also available 
from such varied personalities as KIPP Co-Founder Mike Feinberg, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, and 
2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE GO TO ., 
http://www.forbes.com/2008/01/23/soIuUon$-education-teaching-oped'Cx__hpm 0123solutionsland.html . 



QUOTE TO NOTE 

"The budget process is one where we must balance process and priorities, and I believe this budget does 
that for education, In addition to Reading First [being fully restored], I am pleased the budget calls for 
increased funding for Tide I, IDEA, and Pell Grants. All of these programs are essential to ensuring that , 
our children not only have access to a rigorous education, but one suited for the global economy. I hope 
Congress acts to fund these important programs at the level requested by the President." 



- Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings (2/4/08), announcing the President's FY 2009 budget request 



UPCOMING EVENTS 



The Department's next "Education News Parents Can Use" broadcast, on math education, is scheduled for 
March 18. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE GO TO http://www.edgov/news/av/video/edtv/ . 

Next week, the Department will be exhibiting at the National Association of Secondary School Principals' 
Annual Convention in San Antonio (February 22-24). If you ajre attending this event, please stop by the 
Department's booth. 



Please feel free to contact the Office of Communications and Outreach with any questions: 

Director, Intergovernmental Affairs ~ Rogers Johnson, (202) 401-0026, mailto:Rogers.johnson@ed.gov 

Deputy Director ~ Keith Brancato, (202) 401-6178, mailto:Keith.Brancato@ed.gov 

Program Analyst - Adam Honeysett, (202) 401-3003, mailto:Adam.Honeysett@ed.gov 

To be added or removed from distribution, Qt submit comments (we welcome your feedback!), 

contact Adam Honeysett. Or, visit http://www.ed.gov/news/newsletters/edreview/ . 



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This newsletter contains hypertext links to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These 
links are provided for the user's convenience. The U.S. Department of Education does not control or guarantee the accuracy, 
relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. Furthermore, the inclusion of links is not intended to reflect 
their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed, or products or services offered, on these sites, or the 
organizations sponsoring the sites. 



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From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 8:50 AM 

To: Smith; Lynne M (GOV) 

Subject: FW: Founders Education Fund Presidents Day video broadcasts for 2008 



From: William Byron Webster [mailto:wbw@stanford.edu] 

Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 2:38 AM 

Subject: Founders Education Fund Presidents Day video broadcasts for 2008 



Dear Friends, 

Founders Education Fund, a project of the EPACT Education Fund, in co-sponsorship with 
FreedomArts presents the following video broadcasts in honor of Presidents Day. These videos 
can be seen over the public access TV channels 27 and 28, originating out of the Mid-Peninsula 
Community Media Center (generally referred to as The Media Center) serving the following 
communities on the San Francisco Mid-Peninsula: Atherton, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Palo 
Alto, Stanford, and unincorporated parts of San Mateo County in the vicinity of Redwood City. 

In the past, these videos in honor of Presidents Day could only be seen by those living on the San 
Francisco Mid-Peninsula. Thanks to Internet streaming, these videos can now be seen anywhere 
in the world. To view these videos over the Internet on your computer, go to the following 
website: http://www.communitymediacenter.net. To the right of the word WATCH, pull down 
the navigate menu. Select "Webcasts." Or click on the button "Check Schedules and 
Webcasts." Then click on the link "program schedule." In the Search box you can type "George 
Washington" and find the broadcast schedule. The webcasts for each channel are located on the 
right-hand side of the screen. 

For your convenience, I am listing the schedule for the Presidents Day celebration below; 

George Washington: American Genesis 

Channel 27 

Tuesday, February 19 at 5:00 p.m. 

Thursday, February 21 at 1:00 p.m. 

Channel 28 

Sunday, February 17 at 6:30 p.m. 
Monday, February 18 at 10:30 a.m. 

George Washington: Bicentennial Concert 

Channel 27 



Sunday, February 17 at 9:30 a.m. 



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Channel 28 



Monday, February 18 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) 



George Washington: Origins of Our Democracy - A Bicentennial Celebration 
Channel 27 



Monday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m. 
Thursday, February 21 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) 

Channel 28 

Monday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. 



Descriptive notes for each of these programs may be found at the Founders Education Fund temporary 
website (http://www.stanford.edu/~wbw/founders,htm) as well as other documents and information 
relating to programs on the Founding years of the United States of America. 

Announcements about cultural and educational programs produced by Founders Education 
Fund in co-sponsorship with FreedomArts are typically sent each year around Presidents 1 Day 
in February and Independence Day in late June shortly before the Fourth of July and in early 
December to commemorate the anniversary of Washington's passing. The announcements are 
currently sent to individuals and organizations on three continents. The website makes 
available information that complements the broadcast programs. Through the website we 
hope eventually to make available the entire content of the broadcast programs. 

If you would like to change your email address or unsubscribe from receiving future Founders 
Education Fund program announcements, please send a reply and we will either remove or 
change your email address at once. 



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From: Colberg, Talis J (LAW) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=TJCOLBERG] 

Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 11:19 AM 

To: 'gov.saralKgyahoo.com' 

Subject: FW: AEA & AIDE A Executive Director searches 

Dear Governor Palin, Just for your information. Talis 



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From: Bjorkquist, Brian D (LAW) 

Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 10:53 AM 

To: Colberg, Talis 3 (LAW) 

Cc: Tillery, Craig J (LAW); DeYoung, Jan H (LAW) 

Subject: AEA & AIDEA Executive Director searches 

CONFIDENTIAL ATTORNEY COMMUNICATION 

AG Colberg: 

Updating the AEA & AIDEA executive director searches. Commissioner Galvin attended yesterday's AIDEA & 
AEA board meeting to help establish the plan for conducting the searches. 

AEA - - the board reviewed 8 or 9 resumes and selected 5 applicants at the 2/14 meeting. The board will 
interview these 5 applicants on Monday February 18. The board intends to recommend 2 or 3 applicants to the 
Governor, with the board ranking the applicants (1 st choice, 2 nd choice etc.) The Governor will then select the 
candidate, possibly next week. 

AIDEA - - the board authorized AIDEA to hire The Growth Company to conduct an executive director search - - 
(advertise the position, screen applications and make recommendations to the board, draft possible interview 
questions, etc.) That process will continue; the first ads might be published this weekend. The board (hopefully) 
will select a new AIDEA executive director in the next 1-2 months. 

Please let me know if you desire any further information. 

Brian 



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Mason, Janice L (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPlENTS/CN=JLMASON] 

Friday, February 15, 2008 3:16 PM 

govpalin@alaska.gov 

Email 



Governor - FYI 



From: WebMailSgov. state. ak. us [<mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us>] 



Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 10:08 PM 



To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 



Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Michelle Murphy 



address: 3425 Patterson Street Anchorage AK 99504 907-240-2980 



MESSAGE 



Governor Palin: 



I just wanted to say that it was at this time two years ago when you and I were in Juneau 
and rode back on the plane to Anchorage together. You were just starting to seriously 
think about running for governor and I encouraged you to do so. 



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From: Mason, Janice L (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=JLMASON] 

Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 3:16 PM 

To: govpalin@alaska.gov 

Subject: Email 

Governor - FYI 

From: WebMail@gdv. state. ak. us [ mailto:WebMailggov.state.ak, us 1 
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 10:08 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 

Web mail from: Michelle Murphy 

address: 3425 Patterson Street Anchorage AK 99504 907-240-2980 

MESSAGE : 
Governor Palin: 

I just wanted to say that it was at this time two years ago when you and I were in 
Juneau and rode back on the plane to Anchorage together. You were just starting to 
seriously think about running for governor and I encouraged you to do so. 

I want to tell you that I think you are doing an excellent job as governor of our 
state and representing the needs of Alaska! I had this "intuition" (that nurses 
have and nobody can explain) that you were the right person for the job. Don't let 
anybody sway your common sense and gut feelings about what is right in making your 
decisions. You have that "nursing intuition" for our state. 

I am proud to have supported you then, during your campaign, and now as our 
Governor! You are an example of what it means to be a woman in Alaska! Thank you! 



mlmrn@acsalaska.net 



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From: Colberg, Talis J (LAW) [/O=S0A/0U=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECiPIENTS/CN=TJCOLBERG] 

Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 9:51 AM 

To: t gov.sarah@yahoo.com' 

Subject: FW: Exxon 

Dear Go vernor Palin. __ 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



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From: Colberg, Talis J (LAW) 
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 9:43 AM 
To: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 
Subject: Exxon 

Dear Governor Palin, 

Just so you know. The US Supreme Court just issued an order denying the plaintiffs request that our lawyer 
be allowed to participate in the oral argument before the Court on Feb. 27. This was relayed to us by the attorney 
we had hired to do that argument. Therefore, our input will be limited to the amicus brief (you have a copy). Talis 



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From: Frye, Ivy J (DOA) I/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=IJFRYE] 

Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 12:03 PM 

To: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Subject: great press release! 

I just read your press release re: gasline— it was fantastic! I especially liked the fast quote!! 

Have a good weekend! I'm heading home to see the family, go to Tara's party, and MOST important get my hair 
cut! 

"Let's put this in perspective. We have relied on competition to advance the Alaska gasline project. Competition is 
what AGIA is all about. We don't know whether the State is going to award an AGIA license over the next few 
months, but if ConocoPhillips is going to go out and spend tens of millions of dollars conducting field work, then I 
have to ask, 'What's the problem?' Simply put, competition is working." 



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From: Frye, Ivy J (DOA) [/OS0A/0U=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=IJFRYE] 

Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 8:47 AM 

To: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Subject: good point 

"Sen. Tom Wagoner, a Republican from Kenal, said he found it "intriguing" that the company was 
proceeding without the fiscal framework it said was needed to make the project happen." 

In reference to CP moving forward this summer with their proposal. Seems like it would be good to keep 
reiterating this point to critics and others. 



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Subject: 



Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=SWLEIGHOW] 

Saturday, February 16, 2008 6:29 PM 

'gov.sarah@yahoo.com' 

Re: Todd 



Holy smokes! what a finish! 



Original Message 



From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com <gov.sarah@yahoo,com> 

To: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV); Leschper, Beth (GOV); PARNELL, S (GOV sponsored); Kris Perry 
<krisandclark@yahoo.com>; Frank Bailey <f tb907@yahoo.com>; Irwin, Tom E (DNR) 

Sent: Sat Feb 16 17:57:48 2008 
Subject: Todd 



He's still smilin*. We're leaving the fairbanks clinic with a cast on his arm- 400 miles 
he rode with the fracture. But he got fouth, so it's all good. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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Sent: 
To: 

Subject: 



Irwin, Tom E (DNR) (/0=SOA/QU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=TEIRWIN] 

Saturday, February 16, 2008 6:11 PM 

'gov.sarah@yahoo.com'; Lefghow; Sharon W (GOV); Leschper; Beth (GOV); 

'sr.parnel^alaska.gov*; ' krisandclark@yahoo.com'; 'ftbQOT^yahoo.com' 

Re: Todd 



Thanks for the update. Tell Todd we are proud of him. Gads he must be tough J ! 



Tom 



Original Message 



Prom : gov . sarah@yahoo . com <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 

To: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV); Leschper, Beth (GOV); PARNEUi, S (GOV sponsored); Kris Perry 
<krisandclark@yahoo.com>; Frank Bailey <f tb907@yahoo.com>; Irwin, Tom E (DNR) 

Sent; Sat Feb 16 17:57:48 2008 

Subject: Todd 

He's still smilin'. We're leaving the fairbanks clinic with a cast on his arm- 400 miles 
he rode with the fracture. But he got fouth, so it's all good. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Saturday, February 16, 2008 5:68 PM 

Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Leschper; Beth (GOV); PARNELL; S (GOV sponsored); Kris 

Perry; Frank Bailey; Irwin; Tom E (DNR) 
Todd 



He's still smilin'. We're leaving the fairbanks clinic with a cast on his arm- 400 miles 
he rode with the fracture. But he got fouth, so it's all good. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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From: gov.sarah@yahoo,com 

Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2008 5:28 PM 

To: Frank Bailey; Irwin; Tom E (DNR) 

Subject: Re: Kurt v Andrew 

Oh, this is so good to hear. Thanks fb. Kurt really is a great spokesperson, I love this 
news . 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Frank Bailey 1 ' <ftb907@yahoo.com> 



Sate: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 02:20:06 
To : torn . irwin@alaska . gov 
Cc : " SP" <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 
Subject: Re: Kurt v Andrew 



ironically, Andrew has used the term "glittering generalities" referring to the Admin in 
the past. Well Kurt held his feet to the fire and made him explain the points Andrew has 
used for almost a year. Two points: 



1. Andrew said he f s heard from DC that there are other projects that the feds could push 
along, that didn't take the kind of support ours may from the Feds, Kurt asked if. Andrew 
knew which projects were on the federal radar to move forwards. Andrew said he's heard of 
9 other locations to get energy, so when pressed where they were, Andre started to 
stumble. He said "well maybe Colorado", to which Kurt replied "Colorado is very sensitive 
environmentally right now, so what are the others?". Andrew didn't have much so Kurt 
said, "okay, so you just throw things out there and don't back them up with facts. I see 
how it works, okay." 



2. Andrew talked about how TC was probably lobbying the halls of congress for loan 
guarantees or bridge guarantees, and asked how this fit in the framework of AGIA. Kurt 
explained that they are a large company that moves over 15B of gas a day, and they're 
going to look at all options out there, but that this in no way was a contingency that the 
project rested on. Andrew had no credible comeback. 



He also answered the piece about bullet line/in state use saying that this Governor's 
focus was moving this project forward for Alaskans to get AK's gas to market, and AGIA is 
the path to accomplish exactly that. 



He was cool, succinct, credible, and honestly talked over Andrew's head, which is 

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something that doesn't happen often enough 



F 



Original Message- 



From : gov . sarahoyahoo . com 



Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 01:53:21 

To: "Frank Bailey" <ftb907@yahoo.com> 

Subject: Fw: Kurt v Andrew 



Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 



From: "Irwin, Tom E (DNR)" <tom.irwin@alaska.gov> 



Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 16:43:54 
To : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 
Subject: Re: Kurt v Andrew 



I can't get it here. Would you give me an update again when it is done? Thanks. Tom 



Original Message 



From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 

To: Frank Bailey <ftb907@yahoo,com> 

Cc: Perry, Kristina Y (GOV); Leighow, Sharon W (GOV); Irwin, Tom E (DNR) 

Sent: Sat Feb 16 16:05:30 2008 

Subject: Re: Kurt v Andrew 



Right onN! Kurt is GOOD 



•Original Message 



From: Frank Bailey 



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To: Governor Sarah Pal in 
Cc: K Perry 
Cc: Sharon Leighow 
Cc: Tom Irwin 
ReplyTo: Frank Bailey- 
Sent: Feb 16, 2008 3:44 PM 
Subject: Kurt v Andrew 



I don't think I have EVER heard someone stump and put Andrew on the defense like is 
happening right now on Andrew's show. 



Point after point after point, Andrew is flailing. For once there is someone in the room 
smarter than Andrew. 



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Cc: 

Subject: 



gov.sarah@yahoo.com . 

Saturday, February 16, 2008 4:06 PM 

Frank Bailey 

Perry; Kristina Y (GOV); Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Irwin; Tom E (DNR) 

Re: Kurt v Andrew 



Right on! ! ! Kurt is GOOD 



Original Message 



From: Frank Bailey 

To: Governor Sarah Palin 

Cc: K Perry 

Cc: Sharon Leighow 

Cc: Tom Irwin 

ReplyTo: Prank Bailey 

Sent: Feb 16, 2008 3:44 PM 

Subject: Kurt v Andrew 



I don't think I have EVER heard someone stump and put Andrew on the defense like is 
happening right now on Andrew's show. 

Point after point after point, Andrew is flailing. For once there is someone in the room 
smarter than Andrew. 



Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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Subject: 



Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) [govpaljn@aiaska.govj 
Saturday, February 16, 2008 3:26 PM 
Stepovich; Melissa M (GOV) 
Re: Girls flight 



Thanks ! 



Original Message 



From: Stepovich, Melissa M (GOV) 
To: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 
Sent: Sat Feb 16 15:17:03 2008 
Subject: Girls flight 



Flight 140 departs at 7:10, so I will meet them in the Princess lobby at 6:10ish 

Thanks 

Melissa 



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From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2008 9:41 AM 

To: Mason; Janice L (GOV); Perry; Kristina Y (GOV); Lopez; Thomas M (GOV) 

Cc: Wheeler; Gary R (GOV) 

Subject: Re: Room 

Thank you. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Mason, Janice L (GOV)" <janice.mason@alaska.gov> 



Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 09:33:55 

To:gov. sarah@yahoo.com, "Perry, Kristina Y (GOV)" <kris.perry@alaska,gov>, "Lopez, Thomas M 
(GOV) * <tom.lopez@alaska,gov> 

Cc^'Wheeler, Gary R (GOV)" <gary.wheeler@alaska.gov> 

Subject: Re: Room 



Yes- the update on the King Air is that it will not be available until Wed. We have all 
commercial flights through Mon. That are listed on your calendar. Hope Todd is feeling 
well after yesterday - Janice 



Sent using BlackBerry 



Original Message 

From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 

To: Mason, Janice L (GOV) 

Cc: Irwin, Tom E (DNR) ; Wheeler, Gary R (GOV); Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) 

Sent: Sat Feb 16 09:27:06 2008 

Subject: Room 

Just fyi- we ended up with one too many rooms because the rollaway can fit into the 
second room- so I cancelled the one. 



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And again to confirm we're not looking at the king air for tomorrow, don't know it's 
status for Monday's return to Juneau but assume that will be commercial also? 

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From: 

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Cc: 
Subject: 



Mason, Janice L (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIP(ENTS/CN=JLMASON] 

Saturday, February 16, 2008 9:34 AM 

'gov.sarat^yahoo.com 1 ; Perry; Kristina Y (GOV); Lopez; Thomas M (GOV) 

Wheeler; Gary R (GOV) 

Re: Room 



Yes - the update on the King Air is that it will not be available until Wed. We have all 
commercial flights through Mon. That are listed on your calendar. Hope Todd is feeling 
well after yesterday - Janice 



Sent using BlackBerry 



Original Message 



From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 

To: Mason, Janice L (GOV) 

Cc: Irwin, Tom E (DNR) ; Wheeler, Gary R (GOV); Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) 

Sent: Sat Feb 16 09:27:06 2008 

Subject: Room 



Just fyi- we ended up with one too many rooms because the rollaway can fit into the second 
room- so I cancelled the one. 



And again to confirm we 1 re not looking at the king air for tomorrow, don't know it's 
status for Monday's return to Juneau but assume that will be commercial also? 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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From: 

Sent: 

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Cc: 

Subject: 



gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Saturday, February 16, 2008 9:28 AM 

Mason; Janice L (GOV); Lopez; Thomas M (GOV) 

Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Wheeler; Gary R (GOV); Perry; Kristina Y (GOV) 

Re: Room 



Sorry Tom Irwin, sent this to the wrong "Tom" again! I'll have to change my address book 
listing. . . 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message- 



From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 



Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 18:27:06 

To: "Janice Mason" <janice.mason@alaska.gov> 

Cc:"Tom Irwin" <tom.irwin@alaska.gov>, "Gary Wheeler" <gary,wheeler@alaska.gov>, "K Perry" 
<kris . perry@alaska . gov> 

Subject : Room 



Just fyi- we ended up with one too many rooms because the rollaway can fit into the second 
room- so I cancelled the one. 



And again to confirm we're not looking at the king air for tomorrow, don't know it's 
status for Monday's return to Juneau but assume that will be commercial also? 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2008 9:27 AM 

To: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Cc: Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Wheeler; Gary R (GOV); Perry; Kristina Y (GOV) 

Subject: Room 

Just fyi- we ended up with one too many rooms because the rollaway can fit into the second 
room- so I cancelled the one. 



And again to confirm we're not looking at the king air for tomorrow, don't know it's 
status for Monday's return to Juneau but assume that will be commercial also? 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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Myrna Brown [mbrown@cxthita.org] 
Sunday, February 17, 2008 5:46 PM 

amalia.monreal@searhc.org; A Duncan Munro; anbjnu4@ak.net; angel.culp@goldbelt.com; 
Andrea Cadiente-Laiti; Alfred McKinley; Sr,; andrea doll; ajaspen@alaska.net; Newman; Anthony 
(HSS); Donnelly; Bernice M (EED); bobloescher@gci.net; connie munro; Norman J. Vonda; 
danthea; Doloresa Cadiente; Brown; Darrell (HAL); Pon Bremner; Corpuz; Elena (DOA); Susettna; 
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gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sunday, February 17, 2008 5:42 PM 

Rutherford; Marty K (DNR) 

Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Tibbies; Michael A (GOV); Nizich; Michael A (GOV); Leighow; Sharon W 

(GOV); PARNELL; S (GOV sponsored) 
Marty's deal 



Marty- I just read Bradner's column on the LNG deal. It's encouraging to read that he 
"gets it"... that the deal you put together is outstanding, and I'd hope his confidence in 
that deal translates into a more positive light from him shed on AGIA's abilities. 



Thank you again for the outstanding moves you made with the LNG exports. 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2008 12:42 PM 

To: Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Rutherford; Marty K (DNR) 

Subject: Re: Confidential Fw: please call when you get a minute-from Kay Cashman 

Oh my goodness Tom. The attacks keep coming, eh?! It's got to mean we're doing something 
right . 



You are such a blessing to this state, our resources, and to me and the administration. I 
figure when you and Marty decide it's time to exit the rat race, then I'm coming with you. 



I love the team you two have put together and look forward to adding good additions to it, 
like the Energy Coordinator. My only frustration is with the yahoos who try to thwart your 
progress, and with the naysayers who'll be proven wrong in the near future! Thanks for 
your message! 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Irwin, Tom E (DNR)" <tom,irwin@alaska.gov> 



Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 11:52:04 



To: gov. sarah@yahoo.com, "Rutherford, Marty K (DNR)" <marty.rutherford@alaska.gov> 
Subject: Confidential Fw: please call when you get a minute-from Kay Cashman 



Second try: if you received something already I was just finishing the first email to you 
and my cell phone screen went blank. So I will try again. 



My response was to an email from Kay Cashman. 



I let her know that I was very proud to work for/with Governor Palin. It is a great team 
with great leadership and the goal remains the same "doing the very best we can for 
Alaskans". I am not planning on resigning, to the contrary I am very encouraged and 
optimistic about the progress that is being made. I liked the Governor before her 
election but you really don't know how a person will act in pressure situations making 
tough decisions that have to be right until you are involved. The Governor is doing a 
great job! I ! 



I suggested to Kay that some people start rumors to just see how far they go, some are 
malicious and want to hurt the Governor's and my professional relationship. They will be 
disappointed; just makes a relationship stronger. 



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Kay is going to do an article where she mentions this. Said she would sent me a draft to 
read first. God bless you day. Tom 



Original Message 



From: Kay Cashman <publisher@petroleumnews.com> 

To; Irwin, Tom E (DNR) 

Sent: Sun Feb 17 09:31:11 2008 

Subject: please call when you get a minute 



Hi Tom, 



There is a rumor circulating in the oil patch that you are upset with Gov 
Palin about the gas line and ACES, and that as a result you might resign. 



I'd like to ask you about that. 



Best number is my cell 229-7057. I am working all weekend, plus 12 hour days 
this week, starting at 6 a.m. The only day I am off is Tuesday afternoon -- 
1:30 p.m. through 8 p.m. Granddaughter time. 



Hope all is well, 



Kay 



Kay Cashman, publisher & executive editor 



Petroleum News 



Office: 907 561-7517 



Cell: 907 229-7057 



www . PetroleumNews . com 



www . PNABookClub . com 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo,com 

Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2008 10:17 AM 

To: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Leschper; Beth (GOV) 

Cc: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: Re: New york 

Does it make sense to make that extra leg from DC to NY next week? If not, I'll head back 
from DC after the NGA, Thanks 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From; "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)" <sharon.leighow@alaska.gov> 



Date; Sun, 17 Feb 2008 10:13:51 

To: "Leschper, Beth (GOV)" <beth.leschper@alaska,gov>, gov.sarah@yahoo.com 
Cc:"Mason, Janice L (GOV)" <janice,mason@alaska.gov> 
Subject: Re: New york 



Beth- 
Did anythin pan out with the NPR interviews? 



Original Message 

From: Leschper, Beth (GOV) 

To : ExternalEmailgsp 

Cc: Mason, Janice L (GOV); Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) 

Sent: Sun Feb 17 10:07:12 2008 

Subject: Re: New york 



Although we didn't yet set an interview time, NY Times Magazine still interested in 
developing a story, even if it doesn't happen on this trip. 



Their process is similar to 60 Minutes - visit then consider moving forward. It wouldn't 
be a single interview and may take a little time to develop. 



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Original Message 



From: gov , sarah@yahoo . com <gov,sarah@yahoo.com> 

To; Leschper, Beth (GOV) 

Cc; Mason, Janice L (GOV) ; Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) 

Sent: Sun Feb 17 09:57:59 2008 

Subject: New york 



B- did any new yorJc interviews get set up ? Before final cancellation of that leg of 
trip it'd be good to know possibilities. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=SWLEIGHOW] 

Sunday, February 17, 2008 10:14 AM 

Leschper; Beth (GOV); , gov,sarah@yahoo.com , 

Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Re: New york 



Beth- 



Did anythin pan out with the NPR interviews? 



Original Message 



From: Leschper, Beth (GOV) 

To : ExternalEmailgsp 

Cc: Mason, Janice L (GOV); Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) 

Sent: Sun Feb 17 10:07:12 2008 

Subject: Re: New york 



Although we didn't yet set an interview time, NY Times Magazine still interested in 
developing a story, even if it doesn't happen on this trip. 



Their process is similar to 60 Minutes - visit then consider moving forward. It wouldn't 
be a single interview and may take a little time to develop. 



Original Message 



From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 

To: Leschper, Beth (GOV) 

Cc: Mason, Janice L (GOV); Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) 

Sent: Sun Feb 17 09:57:59 2008 

Subject: New york 



B- did any new york interviews get set up ? Before final cancellation of that leg of trip 

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it'd be good to know possibilities. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2008 9:42 AM 

To: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Cc: Wheeler; Gary R (GOV); Perry; Kristina Y (GOV); Lopez; Thomas M (GOV) 

Subject: Fyi - Travel today 

We found a ride to Anchorage for Piper - so she won't need to fly AK Airlines back to 
Anchorage with me. The second half of her ticket can be used at another time. Thanks 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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Frye, Ivy J (DOA) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIP!ENTS/CN=IJFRYE] 

Sunday, February 17, 2008 7:56 AM 

'gov.sarah@yahoo.oom' 

Just when I think... 



You can't get anymore awesome, I read your Alaska magazine article 1 When we got home from 
anc last night I read aloud to the aunt and uncle "the irony w andrew is, I am the same 
person w the same positions I had when he wanted to work w me in the 

administration. . .there is certainly bitterness now, but I hope for his sake that he can 
find something to be happy about." Goes w/out saying, you got a standing ovation in this 
house i 



Went and saw kris earlier in the day. She's looking good-and rested. Was great to visit w 
her. Read that todd rode 400 miles w a broken arm- just amazing l Tell 'em we are all so 
proud of him. 



Incorporated into a draft speech what newt said: good conservatives must declare their 
independence from the r party and start looking introspectively or R's will continue to 
fail. Touching base w frank today to incorporate/edit the draft we have. Man, you really 
are the PERFECT person to deliver such a msg! 



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From: Ruaro, Randall P (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIP!ENTS/CN=RPRUARO] 

Sent: Sunday^ February 17, 2008 12:09 PM 

To: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Subject: Victor Knott inquiry 

Governor 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Randy 



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gov.sarah@yahoo.com 
Monday, February 18, 2008 9:41 PM 
PARNELL; S (GOV sponsored) 
Stevens 



I haven't heard from his staff - unless they've called and the message hasn't gotten to 
me. But I do meet with him for a bit tomorrow morning here in Juneau. And it'll be 
interesting to hear what he says to leggies in tomorrow's (?) legislative update. Our DC 
office has encouraged his staff to keep him fully informed on AGIA so he doesn't go on a 



rampage based on misinformation. 



Had a good mtg with Shell CEO this evening. They're excited to be in Ak. They hit arctic 
villages this week, the CEO and his wife. 

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Mason, Janice L (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=JLMASONJ 
Monday, February 18 t 2008 6:25 PM 
'gov.sarah@yahoo.com'; Lopez; Thomas M (GOV) 
'fek9wnr@yahoo.com' 
Re: Ak air 



I am checking fit. arid it still shows departing at 7:52 p,m, I will keep checking. 
Janice 



Sent using BlackBerry 



Original Message 



From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com <goy . sarah@yahoo . com> 
To: Lopez, Thomas M (GOV); Mason, Janice L (GOV) 
Cc: Todd <fek9wnr@yahoo.com> 
Sent: Mon Feb 18 15:18:18 2008 
Subject: Ak air 



I'm on ak airline's email list to contact passengers when there's a delayed fit, but pis 
let me know if you hear of any delay tonight so I'll know exactly what time to leave the 
Shell reception. Thanks 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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Mason, Janice L (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=JLMASON] 

Monday, February 18, 2008 6:18 PM 

, gov.sarah@yahoo.com'; Perry; Kristina Y (GOV); 'krisandclark@yahoo.com' 

, ftb907@yahoo.com , 

Re: McCain 



I do not recall Huckabee event but paperwork at office. We did confirm Pres. Events 
Also, Todd has some events if he wishes to go. 



Sent using BlackBerry 



Original Message 



From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 

To: Mason, Janice L (GOV); Perry, Kristina Y (GOV); K Perry Yahoo <krisandclark@yahoo.com> 

Cc: Frank Bailey <ftb907@yahoo.com> 

Sent: Mon Feb 18 17:43:12 2008 

Subject: Re: McCain 



Is there a Huckabee event too? And did we rsvp for all the president's events and RGA 
events - those will be important. And even the D's candidate events? 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 



From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 



Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 02:41:11 

To: "Janice Mason" <janice.mason@alaska.gov>, "Kris Perry" <kris.perry@alaska.gov>, "K Perry 
Yahoo" <krisandclark@yahoo. com> 

Cc:"Frank Bailey" <ftb907®yahoo.com> 

Subject: Re: McCain 



Definitely rsvp on that one - and I'll need a look at all other events/options tomorrow 



Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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Fr<3m: "Mason, Janice L (GOV)" <janice.mason@alaska.gov> 



Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 17:38:25 

To: "Perry, Kristina Y (GOV)" <kris.perry@alaska.gov>, 
gov. sarah@yahoo . com, krisandclark@yahoo . com 

Cc : f tb907@yahoo . com 

Subject: Re: McCain 



There is a dinner with McCain that we need to rsvp on. Hopefully we can get everything 
confirmed up tomorrow. Janice 



Sent using BlackBerry 



Original Message 



From: Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) 

To: ExternalEmailgsp; K Perry Yahoo <krisandclark@yahoo,com>; Mason, Janice L (GOV) 

Cc: Frank Bailey <ftb907@yahoo.com>; Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) 

Sent: Mon Feb 18 16:37:02 2008 

Subject: RE; McCain 



Janice, let me know if he is or isn't on the schedule. If he's not, I can call Nick and I 
also have a contact in his office that I've spoken w/twice. 



Original Message 



From : " gov . sarah@yahoo . com" <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 

To: "K Perry Yahoo" <krisandclark@yahoo.com>; "Janice Mason" <janice.mason@alaska.gov> 

Cc: "Frank Bailey" < ftb907@yahoo.com:>; "Kris Perry" <kris.perry@alaska.gov> 

Sent: 2/18/2008 3:09 PM 

Sub j ect : Re : McCain 



I'm going to check w Janice to see if he's on NGA agenda, otherwise maybe Nick Ayers 
could make cobtact with McCain so I could chat with him? 



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Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 



Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 22:07:50 

To:"K Perry Yahoo" <krisandclark@yahoo,com> 

Subject: McCain 



Cam Ayers find us another way to get in touch with McCain? He obviously doesn't need 
Alaska, but it'd still be good to talk to him before too long. 



Hope you're feeling better! 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Monday, February 18, 2008 5:41 PM 

Mason; Janice L (GOV); Peny; Kristina Y (GOV); K Perry Yahoo 

Frank Bailey 

Re: McCain 



Pefinitely rsvp on that one - and I'll need a look at all other events/options tomorrow 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message- 



From: "Mason, Janice L (GOV)" <janice.mason@alaska.gov> 



Pate: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 17:38:25 

To:" Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) " <kris.perry@alaska.90v>, 
gov . sarah@yahoo . com, krisandclark@yahoo . com 

Cc : f tb907@yahoo . com 

Subject: Re: McCain 



There is a dinner with McCain that we need to rsvp on 
confirmed up tomorrow. Janice 



Hopefully we can get everything 



Sent using BlackBerry 



Original Message 



From: Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) 

To: ExternalEmailgsp; K Perry Yahoo <krisandclark@yahoo.com>; Mason, Janice L (GOV) 

Cc: Frank Bailey <ftb907@yahoo.com>; Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) 



Sent: Mon Feb 18 16:37:02 2008 



Subject: RE: McCain 



Janice, let me know if he is or isn't on the schedule. If he's not, I can call Nick and I 
also have a contact in his office that I've spoken w/ twice. 



Original Message- 



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From : "gov . sarah@yahoo . com" <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 

To: "K Perry Yahoo" <krisandclark@yahoo.com>; "Janice Mason" <janice,mason@alaska.gov> 

Cc: "Frank Bailey" <ftb907@yahoo.com>; "Kris Perry" <kris.perry@alaska.gov> 

Sent: 2/18/2008 3:09 PM 

Subj ect : Re : McCain 



I'm going to check w Janice to see if he's on NGA agenda, otherwise maybe Nick Ayers 
could make cobtact with McCain so I could chat with him? 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 



From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 



Pate: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 22:07:50 

To:"K Perry Yahoo" <krisandclark@yahoo.com> 

Subject: McCain 



Cam Ayers find us another way to get in touch with McCain? He obviously doesn't need 
Alaska, but it'd still be good to talk to him before too long. 



Hope you're feeling better! 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Monday, February 18, 2008 5:40 PM 

Balash; Joseph R (GOV); Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Perry; Kristina Y (GOV) 

Re: Shell 



Thanks. I'll go find that 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message- 



From: "Balash, Joseph R (GOV)" <joe.balash@alaska.gov> 



Pate: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 17:39:56 

To: gov. sarah@yahoo.com, "Mason, Janice L (GOV)" <janice.mason@alaska.gov> 

Cc: "Perry, Kristina Y (GOV)" <kris.perry@alaska.gov> 

Subject: Re: Shell 



Cam Toohey said the reception is at the quarter deck and that they have a separate room 
for the meeting. 



Original Message 



From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 

To; Mason, Janice L (GOV) 

Cc: Perry, Kristina Y (GOV); Balash, Joseph R (GOV) 

Sent: Mon Feb 18 17:27:43 2008 

Subject: Shell 



Is there a location set up for me to meet this Shell CEO here in the Cpt Cook? I'm headed 
in now - I'll be in the lobby until I hear where I'm supposed to go. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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Mason, Janice L (GOV) [/OSOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=JLMASON] 

Monday, February 18, 2008 5:38 PM 

Perry; Kristlna Y (GOV); 'gov.sarah@yahoo.com'; f krisandclark@yahoo.com' 

, ftb907@yahoo.com' 

Re: McCain 



There is a dinner with McCain that we need to rsvp on. Hopefully we can get everything 
confirmed up tomorrow. Janice 



Sent using BlackBerry 



Original Message 



Prom: Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) 

To: ExternalEmailgsp; K Perry Yahoo <krisandclark@yahoo.com>; Mason, Janice L (GOV) 

Cc: Prank Bailey <f tb907@yahoo.com>; Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) 

Sent: Mon Feb 18 16:37:02 2008 

Subject: RE: McCain 



Janice, let me know if he is or isn't on the schedule. If he's not, I can call Nick and I 
also have a contact in his office that I've spoken w/ twice. 



Original Message 



Prom : " gov . sarah@yahoo . com" <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 

To; "K Perry Yahoo" <krisandclark@yahoo.com>; "Janice Mason" <janice.mason@alaska.gov> 

Cc: "Frank Bailey" <ftb907@yahoo.com>; "Kris Perry" <kris.perry@alaska.gov> 

Sent: 2/18/2008 3:09 PM 

Subject: Re: McCain 

I'm going to check w Janice to see if he's on NGA agenda, otherwise maybe Nick Ayers could 
make cobtact with McCain so I could chat with him? 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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From : gov , sarah@yahoo . com 



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Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 22:07:50 

To:"K Perry Yahoo" <krisandclark@yahoo.com> 
Subject: McCain 



Cam Ayers find us another way to get in touch with McCain? He obviously doesn't need 
Alaska, but it'd still be good to talk to him before too long. 



Hope you 1 re feeling better! 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Monday, February 18, 2008 5:28 PM 

Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Perry; Kristina Y (GOV); Balash; Joseph R (GOV) 

Shell 



Is there a location set up for me to meet this Shell CEO here in the Cpt Cook? I'm headed 
in now - I'll be in the lobby until I hear where I'm supposed to go. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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Fagerstrom, Erika (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=EFAGERSTROM] 

Monday, February 18, 2008 4:47 PM 

'gov.sarah@yahoo.com'; Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

'fek9wnr@yahoo.com' 

Re: Girls fit 



Hello, 

I can book a flight for the girls first thing tomorrow morning; I'll double check with Tom 
so I'm not duplicating efforts. 

Thank you, 

Erika 



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From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 

To: Mason, Janice L (GOV) 

Cc: Fagerstrom, Erika (GOV) ; Todd <fek9wnr@yahoo.com> 

Sent: Mon Feb 18 12:35:21 2008 

Subject: Girls fit 



Do they have seats for Friday fit from Juneau to Anchorage? They'll need security to drive 
them to the airport that afternoon/evening. Thanks 

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gov.sarah@yahoo,com 

Monday, February 18, 2008 3:18 PM 

Lopez; Thomas M (GOV); Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Todd 

Akair 



I'm on ak airline's email list to contact passengers when there's a delayed fit, but pis 
let me know if you hear of any delay tonight so 1*11 know exactly what time to leave the 
Shell reception. Thanks 

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Frank Bailey; Perry; Kristina Y (GOV) 
Re: McCain 



. 



I'm going to check w Janice to see if he's on NGA agenda, otherwise maybe Nick Ayers could 
make cobtact with McCain so I could chat with him? 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 



From : gov ♦ sarah@yahoo . com 



Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 22:07:50 

To:"K Perry Yahoo" <krisandclark@yahoo.com> 

Subj ect : McCain 



Cam Ayers find us another way to get in touch with McCain? He obviously doesn't need 
Alaska, but it'd still be good to talk to him before too long. 



Hope you're feeling better! 

Sent from my BlacfcBerry® device from Cellular One 



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Irwin, Tom E (DNR) {/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN*RECIPIENTS/CN=TEIRWIN] 

Monday, February 18, 2008 2:19 PM 

'govpalin@alaska.gov' 

Re: So good to hear from you! 



Me tool! ill! 



Original Message 



From: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 
To: Irwin, Tom E (DNR) 



Sent: Mon Feb 18 14:18:10 2008 



Subject: Re: So good to hear from you! 



I want the name to be 



Privileged c 



Original Message 



From: Irwin, Tom E (DNR) 

To; Palin, Sarah {GOV sponsored) 



Sent; Mon Feb 18 14:15:54 2008 



Subject: Re; So good to hear from you! 



The board is interviewing today. The goal was then to provide to you, early this week, a 
list of three names with a strong recommendation for No, 1 and a name for No. 2 and No. 3. 

Thanks for asking. I really want to see the energy coordinator go to work. Tom 



Original Message 



From: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 

To : ' f tb907@yahoo , com » <f tb907@yahoo . com> ; Irwin, Tom E (DNR) 

Sent: Mon Feb 18 13:28:21 2008 

Subject: Re: So good to hear from you! 



Tom- any idea when Pat Galvin and crew will have energy name(s) forwarded to me? Hopefully 
very soon we can put this one to bed. 



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Original Message 



From: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 
To; * f tb907@yahoo. com 1 <f tb907@yahoo. com> 
Sent: Mon Feb 18 13:26:44 2008 
Subject: Re: So good to hear from you I 



Amen! Do u remember when they're supposed to bring the suggested Czar name{s) forward? 
It's ridiculous to have to go through extra steps to make an appointment like this. 



Original Message 



From: frank bailey <ftb907@yahoo.com> 
To: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 



Sent: Mon Feb 18 13:09:23 2008 



Subject: Re: So good to hear from you! 



That would be awesome. 



Hey on another note ... I hear there ' s movement on your energy c oordinator . You probably 
know more than I, but sounds like a fire was lit last week and [Privileged c) 1 s name ma V be 
forwarded. I only hope he's still willing to serve. Waiting to see something official 
before I uncross my fingers. He's extremely well spoken of in Fbx, Added for what its 
worth, Jim Posey stopped by saying he'd be excellent for the state... said the only folks 
who don't like him are MEA but with that exception is respected across the board in the 
utility world. 



"Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored)" <govpalin@alaska.gov> wrote: 



And great to hear how well your daughter is doing! It's amazing to think Isabella is 
already 7 months. That first year just zips by. 



I think it would be spectacular if the gasline guys could work something out with 
you to tap into your awesome talent and work ethic. Working from home, your own hours, 
nothing more than part-time... it really could be accomodating to your schedule. 



Kurt Gibson is proving to be a great spokesman for AGIA, Bruce is good too. Marty 
comes across well. They're pulling things together so well to get that needed national 
message out there... I get nervous about our local critics growing legs under their 
constant gripes about us, so I'd like to see a greater focus locally still - but AGIA guys 
also are aware of the need to get more national recognition and support for the gasline. 
Again, Kurt is a great spokesman for this. I know they all want to work with you - as do I 
(and the rest of the crew - Kris, Frank, et al) . 



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If it works for you* we can make it work all the way around. 



Thanks for your message Meg. It's great to hear you 1 re doing great 



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gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Monday, February 18, 2008 1:54 PM 

Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Mason; Janice L (GOV); Leschper; Beth (GOV) 

Re: D.C. 



Sure 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 



From: "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)" <sharon.leighow@alaska.gov> 



pate: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 13:45:10 

To: Sarah Palin <gov.sarah@yahoo.rCom> 

Cc:"Mason, Janice L (GOV) " <janice.mason@alaska.gov>, "Leschper, Beth (GOV)" 
<beth. leschper@alaska.gov> 

Subject: D..C. 



Gove r nor - 



Dillon from the News Miner is requesting time with you next week while you are in D.C. 
Would you be interested in spending 15 minutes with him? 



Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 



(907) 269-7450 Anchorage 
(907) 465-4031 Juneau 
(907) 240-7943 cell 



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Unknown 



From: Mason, Janice L (GOV) {/OSOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=JLMASON] 
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 1:53 PM 

To: , gov.sarah@yahoo.com l 

Cc: Fagerstrom; Erika (GOV); , fek9wnr@yahoo.com* 

Subject: Re: Girls fit 

Yes the girls have seats on commercial Friday evening. We will make sure security 
delivers them to flight. Janice 



Sent using BlackBerry 



Original Message 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 

To: Mason, Janice L (GOV) 

Cc: Fagerstrom, Erika (GOV); Todd <f ek9wnr@yahoo.com> 

Sent: Mon Feb 18 12:35:21 2008 

Subject: Girls fit 

Do they have seats for Friday fit from Juneau to Anchorage? They 1 11 need security to drive 
them to the airport that afternoon/evening. Thanks 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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From: 
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Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) [govpalin@alaska.gov] 
Monday, February 18, 2008 12:53 PM 
Privileged or Personal Materid 



So good to hear from you! 



And great to hear how well your daughter is doing! It's amazing to think Isabella is 
already 7 months. That first year just zips by. 



I think it would be spectacular if the gasline guys could work something out with you to 
tap into your awesome talent and work ethic. Working from home, your own hours, nothing 
more than part-time.-, it really could be accomodating to your schedule. 



Kurt Gibson is proving to be a great spokesman for AGIA, Bruce is good too. Marty comes 
across well. They're pulling things together so well to get that needed national message 
out there... I get nervous about our local critics growing legs under their constant 
gripes about us, so I'd like to see a greater focus locally still - but AGIA guys also are 
aware of the need to get more national recognition and support for the gasline. Again, 
Kurt is a great spokesman for this. I know they all want to work with you - as do I (and 
the rest of the crew - Kris, Frank, et al) . 



If it works for you, we can make it work all the way around. 



Thanks for your message Meg. It's great to hear you're doing great. 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 12:35 PM 

To: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Cc: Fagerstrom; Erika (GOV); Todd 

Subject: Girls fit 



Do they have seats for Friday fit from Juneau to Anchorage? They 1 11 need security to drive 
them to the airport that afternoon/ evening. Thanks 



Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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Unknown 

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Subject: 



Mason, Janice L (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU*FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=JLMASON] 
Monday, February 18, 2008 11:05 AM 
'gov.sarah@yahoo.com'; Fagerstrom; Erika (GOV) 
Re: Todd's fit 



We are checking on flight for tonight right away. Janice 



Sent using BlackBerry 



Original Message 



From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com <gov.sarah@yahoo,com> 
To: Mason, Janice L (GOV); Fagerstrom, Erika (GOV) 
Sent: Mon Feb 18 10:23:04 2008 
Subject; Todd's fit 



Can Todd get a seat on tonight's fit to Juneau with the rest of us? 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Monday, February 18, 2008 10:23 AM 

Mason; Janice L (GOV); Fagerstrom; Erika (GOV) 

Todd's fit 



Can Todd get a seat on tonight's fit to Juneau with the rest of us? 
Sent from ray BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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From: Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FI RST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=KYPERRY] 

Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 12:45 PM 

To: Bailey; Frank T (GOV); gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Subject: Meg's email addy 



Here is Meg's personal email address: Privileged or Personal Material 



8/25/2009 



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From: Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN==KYPERRY] 

Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 12:45 PM 

To: Bailey; Frank T (GOV); gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Subject: Meg's email addy 



Here is Meg's personal email address: Privileged or Personal Materid 



8/26/2009 



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Unknown 

From: 

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Cc: 
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Mason, Janice L (GOV) [/0-SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=JLMASON] 

Monday, February 18, 2008 5:42 PM 

'gov.sarah@yahoo.com' 

Perry; Kristina Y (GOV); Balash; Joseph R (GOV) 

Re: Shell 



They will meet you at the reception - they know you will be arriving approx. 10 min. 
early. Janice 



Sent using BlackBerry 



Original Message 



From: gov. sarah9yahoo . com <gov. sarah@yahoo. com> 

To: Mason, Janice L (GOV) 

Cc: Perry, Kristina Y (GOV); Balash, Joseph R (GOV) 

Sent: Mon Feb 18 17:27:43 2008 

Subject: Shell 



Is there a location set up for me to meet this Shell CEO here in the Cpt Cook? I'm headed 
in now - I'll be in the lobby until I hear where I'm supposed to go. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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Rutherford, Marty K (DNR) [/0=SOA/OU=F!RST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=MKRUTHERFORD] 

Monday, February 18, 2008 3:24 PM 

'govpalin@alaska.gov'; ' gov.sarah@yahoo.com' 

FW: Town Hall Meeting Summary 



Governor, 

Here is a summary on the town hall meetings. As you are aware, we have scheduled 16 AGIA 
town hall meetings throughout Alaska (I've attached the meeting schedule and team 
assignments) . The meetings are not a formal public comment forum, but will contain a 
question and answer session and we are providing addressed, postage-paid comment forms for 
the public to fill out and mail in their formal comments. 

The first meeting is tonight in Palmer, followed by the Anchorage meeting tomorrow night. 

The meetings will be facilitated by a gasline team member. Their role is two-fold: 

1) Introduce the meetings and guidelines - no public testimony will be taken, but comment 
forms are available; and we cannot discuss the merits of the evaluation; and 

2) Field questions from the audience for the team members at the end of the presentation. 
Because we are still in the evaluation process, we cannot answer questions that go to the 
merits of the evaluation and we are not promoting TransCanada's application. Rather we are 
informing the public of where we are in the process and encouraging them to comment on the 
complete application. The facilitator will direct questions that go to the merits of the 
application to submit their comment on the pre-paid comment forms provided. 

The formal presentations will be given by Tom, Pat or myself, and will provide an overview 

of: 

1) Why AGIA is important - a review of why SGDA failed, core principles of AGIA (jobs and 
gas for Alaskans, open access pipeline, etc.) and Conoco 1 s alternative to AGIA; 

2) AGIA application and completeness processes; 

3) TransCanada's application, including preliminary timeline; 

4) AGIA evaluation process, including the administration's commitment to analyze LNG 
options; 

5) Next steps - incorporation of public comments and the Commissioners' determination; 

6) Ways the public can comment on TransCanada's application; and 

7) Question and answer period. 



All gasline team members traveling for the town halls received a binder full of AGIA 
information. The binders are not for public distribution - they are for the gasline team 
members only. That said, the vast majority of what is in the binder is public information. 
And the purpose of the binder is so the team knows what is already out in the public arena 
- questions that can be answered with information in the binder can be addressed during 



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the town halls. 



The public was notified of the town hall meetings by the following: 

1) Public mailing to AGIA mail list (contains state and federal legislators, Native groups 
and leaders, mayors, municipalities, postmasters, libraries and LIO offices; 

2) Display ads in local newspapers; 

3) Posted on AGIA web-site 

4) Flyers mailed to all locations for posting throughout the community 

5) PSA ! s sent to media all town hall communities 

6) Governor's press release and newsletter 



Additionally, beyond those meetings listed on the attached schedule, we have recently 
received requests for town hall meetings in Glennallen and Tok. The Glennallen meeting has 
just been scheduled for March 3, likely from 6-8 (pending confirmation) . We are still 
working on scheduling the Tok meeting. 



Please let me know if you have any questions or want more information. 



Marty 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 7:11 PM 

To: McBride; Rhonda (GOV) 

Cc: Monegan; Walt C (DPS); Nizich; Michael A (GOV); Colberg; Talis J (LAW); Perry; Kristina Y 

(GOV) 
Subject: Re: Aniak Update 

Walt- I think it's a good idea to have one of our folks attend the meeting. If /when 
Rhonda's schedule permits I'd like her to travel to Aniak also... please give us your 
sense on that. 



Thanks so much for these follow-ups Rhonda. Let's ask Walt what he thinks of your travel 
there to represent us as soon as possible. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "McBride, Rhonda (GOV)" <rhonda.mcbride@alaska.gov> 



Date; Tue, 19 Feb 2008 19:03:20 

To : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 

Cc: "Monegan, Walt C (DPS)" <walt.monegan@alaska.gov>, "Nizich, Michael A (GOV)" 
<mike.nizich@alaska.gov>, "Colberg, Talis J (LAW) " <talis.colberg@alaska.gov>, "Perry, 
Kristina Y (GOV)" <kris.perry@alaska.gov> 

Subject: Aniak Update 



Dear Governor Palin: 



Spoke this evening with Lt. Craig MacDonald, who heads up the Bethel Trooper office. 

He says he will go to Aniak tomorrow night, to answer questions at a scheduled City 
Council meeting. It will be an opportunity to get a different perspective on the problem, 
since the City may be the larger player in the community. (Lt. MacDonald says KTUTJ is 
making plans to cover this meeting.) 



Lt. MacDonald was in Mountain Village today -- at the invitation of the community's 
tribal and city governments, as well as the village corporation. He said it was a very 
positive meeting, where Troopers were thanked for their service to the region. The 
focus: how to make Mountain Village a safer, healthier community. Lt. MacDonald said he 
took a big risk by telling the group that stronger parenting is the best solution, but was 
pleasantly surprised by the applause. The best news: it validated recent experiences 
with the community -- that show Mt. Village is at a turning point. 



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Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Next week, there f s a big meeting in Nome 
epidemic of sexual abuse in Rural Alaska, 
working on ways to turn the tide. 



--to discuss Andre Rosay's report on the 
Troopers from the "C" Detachment will be 



In this battleground, there will be unhappy people, 
doing enough. Others who want to be left alone. 



Some because the Troopers arenOt 



There are just no easy answers. 



What a difference it makes, when a community like Mountain Village, starts asking the 
right questions. 



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Subject: 



gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 5:21 PM 

Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Balash; Joseph R (GOV); Rutherford; Marty K (DNR); Gaivin; Patrick S 

(DOR); Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Tibbies; Michael A (GOV); Kelly; Russell T (GOV) 

Re: Exxon 



Thank you Tom - glad I got to talk to you about this just now. . . I'm sure we'll be asked 
for a media response. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



•Original Message- 



From: "Irwin, Tom E (DNR)" <tom. irwin@alaska.gov> 



Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 16:56:30 

To: "Balash, Joseph R (GOV)" <joe.balash@alaska.gov>, ExternalEmailgsp 

<gov.sarah@yahoo.com>, "Rutherford, Marty K (DNR) » <marty.rutherford@alaska.gov>, "Gaivin, 
Patricks (DOR)" <pat r i ck.galvin@a la ska, gov >, "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)" 

< sharon. leighow@alaska.gov>, "Tibbies, Michael A (GOV)" <mike.tibbles@alaska.gov>, "Kelly, 
Russell T (GOV)" <russ.kelly@alaska.gov> 

Sub j ect : RE : Exxon 



We received this in the DNR office just a few minutes ago. This plan 
was filed as Exxon's proposal to be considered at the Point Thomson 
remand hearing scheduled by DNR to begin March 3, 2008. Tom 



Original Message 



From: Balash, Joseph R (GOV) 

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 4:43 PM 

To: ExternalEmailgsp; Rutherford, Marty K (DNR); Irwin, Tom E (DNR); 

Gaivin, Patrick S (DOR); Leighow, Sharon W (GOV); Tibbies, Michael A 

(GOV) ; Kelly, Russell T (GOV) 

Subject: Fw: Exxon 



FYI 



Original Message 



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From ; dillon@radillon . com <dillon@radillon . com> 
To: Balash, Joseph R (GOV) 
Sent: Tue Feb 19 16:38:02 2008 
Subject : Exxon 



ExxonMobil Announces Plan to Put Alaska's Point Thomson Field on 
Production 



ANCHORAGE, Alaska-- (BUSINESS WIRE) --Feb. 19, 2008- -ExxonMobil Production 
Company, as operator and on behalf of the other unit working interest 
owners, today announced a new project to develop and produce hydrocarbon 
resources from the Point Thomson field on the Alaska North Slope. 
ExxonMobil submitted the plan to the Alaska Department of Natural 
Resources. It involves evaluation, delineation and development of Point 
Thomson reservoirs through a phased approach to fully develop the 
hydrocarbon resource for the mutual benefit of Alaskans and the unit 
working interest owners. Production is anticipated to start by year-end 
2014. 

The project includes an investment of approximately $1.3 billion to 
commence a multi-year development and delineation drilling program in 
the 2008-09 winter season and to construct production facilities, 
pipelines, and support infrastructure. 

Under the initial phase, approximately 200 million cubic feet per day of 
Point Thomson gas is expected to be produced. Approximately 10,000 
barrels per day of liquid condensate that is separated from the gas is 
planned to be delivered for sale through new and existing oil pipelines. 
The remaining gas will be injected back into the Thomson Sand reservoir 
to maintain pressure for continued hydrocarbon recovery and for 
subsequent gas sales. 

In addition, engineering work will be completed to provide necessary 
information that will allow individual Point Thomson Unit owners to 
participate in an open season for a gas pipeline. Subsequent field 
development will be determined, which could include expanding the 



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injection capacity, oil production, pursuing gas sales or a combination. 



Craig Haymes, Alaska production manager for ExxonMobil, said, "We look 
forward to working with the State of Alaska to delineate and bring Point 
Thomson hydrocarbon resources into production. We have completed 
significant engineering and geoscience work over the past 18 months, 
focused on reservoir evaluation and development planning. The 
assessments indicate that a phased development is a prudent approach to 
maximize the benefits to the State of Alaska and the Point Thomson 
owners, especially since a gas pipeline is more than a decade away." 
Since 1954, ExxonMobil has invested over $20 billion dollars to develop 
Alaska's petroleum resources. The company's current working interest 

share of oil production in the state is approximately 140,000 barrels 

* 
per day. 

In addition to ExxonMobil, the other major Point Thomson Unit owners 

include BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc., Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and 

ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc. 

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gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 5:20 PM 

Tibbies; Michael A (GOV); Jackson; Karleen K (HSS); Kim; Anna C (GOV) 

Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Leschper; Beth (GOV) 

Fw; DHSS quote 



Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 



From: "PARNELL, S (GOV sponsored) " <sr .parnell@alaska.gov> 



Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 16:24:15 
To : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 
Subject: DHSS quote 



Here ' s the 
Department 
formulated 
support of 
citizens, " 
of context 



quote from Hollis French's press release: "Testimony was provided by the 

of Health and Social Services, which reported that the department has recently 

a position on the legislation. "I am here on behalf of the department in 

this bill in the attempt to make health care a reality for all Alaska 

said Deputy Commissioner William Streur." Glad Karleen says it was taken out 

and that they're working to fix. 



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Unknown 

From: Balash, Joseph R (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=JRBALASH] 
Sent Tuesday, February 19, 2008 4:43 PM 

To: 'gov.sarah@yahoo.com'; Rutherford; Marty K (DNR); Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Galvin; Patrick S 

(DOR); Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Tibbies; Michael A (GOV); Kelly; Russell T (GOV) 
Subject: Fw: Exxon 

FYI 



Original Message 

From: dillon@radillon.com <dillon@radillon.com> 
To: Balash, Joseph R (GOV) 
Sent: Tue Feb 19 16:38:02 2008 
Subject: Exxon 



ExxonMobil Announces Plan to Put Alaska's Point Thomson Field on Production 



ANCHORAGE, Alaska-- (BUSINESS WIRE) --Feb. 19, 2008- -ExxonMobil Production Company, as 
operator and on behalf of the other unit working interest owners, today announced a new 
project to develop and produce hydrocarbon resources from the Point Thomson field on the 
Alaska North Slope. 

ExxonMobil submitted the plan to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. It involves 
evaluation, delineation and development of Point Thomson reservoirs through a phased 
approach to fully develop the hydrocarbon resource for the mutual benefit of Alaskans and 
the unit working interest owners. Production is anticipated to start by year-end 2014. 

The project includes an investment of approximately $1.3 billion to commence a multi-year 
development and delineation drilling program in the 2008-09 winter season and to construct 
production facilities, pipelines, and support infrastructure. 

Under the initial phase, approximately 200 million cubic feet per day of Point Thomson gas 
is expected to be produced. Approximately 10,00*0 barrels per day of liquid condensate that 
is separated from the gas is planned to be delivered for sale through new and existing oil 
pipelines. The remaining gas will be injected back into the Thomson Sand reservoir to 
maintain pressure for continued hydrocarbon recovery and for subsequent gas sales. 

In addition, engineering work will be completed to provide necessary information that will 
allow individual Point Thomson Unit owners to participate in an open season for a gas 
pipeline. Subsequent field development will be determined, which could include expanding 
the injection capacity, oil production, pursuing gas sales or a combination. 

Craig Haymes, Alaska production manager for ExxonMobil/ said, "We look forward to working 
with the State of Alaska to delineate and bring Point Thomson hydrocarbon resources into 
production. We have completed significant engineering and geoscience work over the past 18 
months, focused on reservoir evaluation and development planning. The assessments indicate 
that a phased development is a prudent approach to maximize the benefits to the State of 
Alaska and the Point Thomson owners, especially since a gas pipeline is more than a decade 
away . " 

Since 1954, ExxonMobil has invested over $20 billion dollars to develop Alaska's petroleum 
resources. The company's current working interest share of oil production in the state is 



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approximately 140,000 barrels per day. 



In addition to ExxonMobil, the other major Point Thomson Unit owners include BP 
Exploration (Alaska) Inc., Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc. 



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Unknown 

From: Balash, Joseph R (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=JRBALASH] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 4:40 PM 

To: , gov.sarah@yahoo.com'; Rutherford; Marty K (DNR); Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Galvin; Patrick S 

(DOR); Tibbies; Michael A (GOV); Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 
Subject: . Fw: Dillon 



Original Message 

From: dillon@radillon.com <dillon@radillon.com> 
To: Balash, Joseph R (GOV) 
Sent: Tue Feb 19 16:33:55 2008 
Subject: Re: Dillon 



Rod says there's a news release. "ExxonMobil announces plan to put Alaska's Point Thomson 
Field on 

production" 



Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile 



Original Message 

From: "Balash, Joseph R (GOV)" <joe.balash@alaska.gov> 



Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 16:08:44 
To: dillon@radillon. com 
Subject: Re: Dillon 



Based on what? Their word? 



Original Message 

From: dillon@radillon.com <dillon@radillon.com> 
To: Balash, Joseph R (GOV) 
Sent: Tue Feb 19 16:06:35 2008 



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Subject: Re: Dillon 



Never mind the Exxon rumor. It's just that exxon will develop point thomson. We already 
assumed that. Dillon 

Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile 



Original Message 

From: "Balash, Joseph R (GOV)" <joe.balash@alaska.gov> 



Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 15:37:33 
To : dillon@radillon. com 
Subject: Re: Dillon 



I'm waiting for a call? 



Original Message 

From: dillon@radillon.com <dillon@radillon.com> 
To: Balash, Joseph R (GOV) 
Sent: Tue Feb 19 15:37:20 2008 
Subject: Dillon 



Did TransCanada decide if it was going to make the 2005 documents available to the 
Legis? 



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Subject: 

Sharon , 



Rutherford, Marty K (DNR) [marty.rutherford@alaska.gov] 

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 4:28 PM 

'govpalin@yahoo com'; Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Galvin; Patrick S (DOR); Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Balash' Joseph R (GOV) 

Response to Sen Stevens 



Here is the response to Sen Stevens we just discussed with the Governor: 



"We have consistently said that the Alaska Gasline' project needs to get moving. That is 
what AGIA is all about and it's working. We've seen more progress on the project in the 
past few months than ever before. Alaska now has obtained more detailed information on 
the project than we've ever had, and that information will help the state make informed 
decisions as we move forward." 



Marty (on behalf of Tom, Pat, Joe, Marty) 



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Unknown 

From: 
Sent: 
To: 
Subject: 



gov.sarah@yahoo.com 
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 3:52 PM 
Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 
Fw: Senator Stevens 



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Original Message 



From: "Rutherford, Marty K (DNR) " <marty.rutherford@alaska.gov> 



Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 15:42:00 
To : gov . sarah@yahoo , com 
Subject: Re: Senator Stevens 



Governor, 
I think you should say somethin g like the following: 

Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 




Marty 



Original Message 



From : gov , sarah@yahoo . com <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 
To: Irwin, Tom E (DNR) ; Rutherford, Marty K (DNR) 
Sent: Tue Feb 19 15:30:00 2008 
Subject: Fw: Senator Stevens 



Any thoughts? 

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Original Message 

From: "Leighow, Sharon w (GOV)" <sharon.leighow@alaska.gov> 



Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 15:24:52 

To: Sarah Palin <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 

Subject: Senator Stevens 



Governor - 



Senator Stevens this afternoon said he would not pressure the producers to commit their 
gas to a pipeline. Eddie Burke wanted to know if you had any comment about that. 

He wasn't looking for an interview. An email through me would be fine. 



Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 



(907) 269-7450 Anchorage 
(907) 465-4031 Juneau 
(907) 240-7943 cell 



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Unknown 




From: 


gov.sarah@yahoo.com 


Sent: 


Tuesday, February 19, 2008 3:20 PM 


To: 


Tibbies; Michael A (GOV) 


Cc: 


Colberg; Talis J (LAW) 


Subject: 


Re: lobbyists 



Thanks- and that's consistent with what I'm trying to live out: "Communities, individuals, 
etc., please come to me directly - skip the lobbysists- let me hear the straight scoop and 
1*11 answer you openly and transparently minus the lobbysist interventions." 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Tibbies, Michael A (GOV)" <mike.tibbles@alaska.gov> 



Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 15:02:38 

To: Sarah Palin <gov.sarah@yahoo,com> 

Subject: FW: lobbyists 



FYI - this is the solution Talis and I worked on in response to lobbyists calling our 
attorneys at Dept. of Law. 



From: Colberg, Talis J (LAW) 
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 12:52 PM 
To: Sniff en, Clyde E (LAW) 

Cc: Tillery, Craig J (LAW); Tibbies, Michael A (GOV) 
Subj ect : lobbyists 



Dear Mr. Sniff en, I am continuing to get questions about our contacts with Ashley Reed 
and whether it is appropriate at all. In this case in order to avoid further problems 
with the Neuman bill I would like you to take the following approach. Should Mr. Reed (or 
any lobbyist on the Neuman bill) call you again about this then you should politely 
indicate that if someone has questions or concerns they should call you directly, not via 
a lobbyist. I will be working with Mr. Tillery to try to articulate a department wide 
policy on lobbyist contact rules. Thanks Talis 

1 



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Unknown 

From: Rutherford, Marty K (DNR) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=MKRUTHERFORD] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 2:50 PM 

To: t gov.sarah@yahoo.com' 

Cc: Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Galvin; Patrick S (DOR); Balash; Joseph R (GOV) 

Subject: Re: TC 

Governor, 

I completely agree* However, one of the complexities of this issue is that there is no 
clear consensus on what is meant by an "All-Alaska project." Here are some of the options 
envisioned by various parties: 

1) An LNG project from Prudhoe to valdez, building a new LNG facility, at various sizes; 

2) A Y-line project from Prudhoe to Delta Jet, with a smaller line into Valdez for LNG 
export ; 

3) An LNG project from Prudhoe to Cook Inlet, building a new LNG facility (not using the 
existing, small, old LNG facility 

owned by Conoco & Marathon) ; 

4) An LNG "dry gas" project from the Foothills to Cook Inlet, building a new LNG facility ; 

5) A very small Bullet Line (less than one -half bef/d) intended to provide gas for in- 
state users (for example, utilities & Agrium) with a small amount exported through the 
existing LNG facility. 



It is important to note that AGIA specifically allows us to pursue a project much like 
what is described in #5, even if AGIA results in a license issued to a project into 
Alberta . 



Also, once we have completed the AGIA evaluation we will know much more about the 
economics of certain LNG project options, since we have now included both TC's project and 
multiple LNG project scenarios (all into Valdez, none into the Cook Inlet, because we 
received no AGIA applications for an LNG project into Ck Inlet and therefore no data) . 



Once your new Energy Coordinator is on board, we should talk about how a small All-Alaska 
project fits, or conflicts (depending upon the project details) , with the AGIA process and 
an AGIA License. 

Thanks Governor, 

Marty 



Original Message 



Prom : gov . sarah@yahoo . com <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 

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To: Rutherford, Marty K (DNR) 

Cc: Galvin, Patrick S (DOR); Irwin, Tom E (DNR)? Balash, Joseph R (GOV) 

! Sent: Tue Feb 19 13:24:38 2008 

i 

Subject: Re: TC 



It f s a good thing we've continued to recognize a smaller, all-Alaska project is very do- 
able, it's supported by Alaskans, and we can confidently tell Alaskans we continue to 
study it and consider it. It sure has re-emerged lately with a lot of public support 
(almost like it's a new idea?), and I'm inundated with positive public comments about the 
idea of an all-Alaska project. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Rutherford, Marty K (DNR)" <marty.rutherford@alaska.gov> 



Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 12:33:54 
To : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 

Cc:"Galvin, Patricks (DOR)" <patrick.galvin@alaska.gov>, "Irwin, Tom E (DNR) " 
<tom.irwin@alaska.gov>, "Balash, Joseph R (GOV)" <joe.balash@alaska.gov> 

Subject: Re: TC 



Governor, 



Joe is the person speaking to TC on this issue and he is tied up with a big Shell forum 
this morning, as a speaker, so may not be monitoring his phone nor blackberry. Neither 
Tom, Pat nor I, have heard any information about whether TC is willing to share their 
SGDA' negotiation materials. Plus, we haven't yet seen Wesley Loy's report on TC's SGDA 
materials. We've been tied-up with two major activities: 1) getting the final wrap on 
preparations for the teams departure for the AGIA' Town Hall Mtgs around the state; and 2) 
briefings from our technical teams on initial information emerging from the AGIA' NPV and 
"likelihood of success" evaluations. 

Regarding the first Town Hall meeting in Palmer, it went extremely from our perspective. 
It was well attended (around 75 people attended), and the majority of the attendees were 
very supportive of you, and of AGIA, and they made that very clear. We had an excellent 
and lengthy question and answer period, and during that exchange the attendees seemed to 
strongly favor an all-Alaska line. They also repeatedly clapped as a means of thanking 
you for standing up for the state, and for creating the AGIA process. We encouraged the 
public to make their comments and preferences part of the record by submitting them online 
or in writing. We were all very pleased. 

Marty 



Original Message 



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From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 
To: Balash, Joseph R (GOV) 



Cc: Rutherford, Marty K (DNR) ; Galvin, Patrick S (DOR); Irwin, Tom E (DNR); Gibson, 
Kurtis K (DNR) 



Sent: Tue Feb 19 09:14:17 2008 
Subject: TC 



Did TC disclose their '04 app and term sheet yet? The sooner the better. Also, I'll need 
a briefing on the points made in Wesley Loy's report re: '04 TC negotiations. Thanks. And 
I hope Palmer AGIA mtg went well I 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 2:26 PM 

To: Yocom; Lauren J (GOV); Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Leschper; Beth (GOV); Frank Bailey 

Subject: Re: Press Release: Governor Palin Appoints Fairbanks Superior Court Judge 

Did the presser go out with the other 15 new appointments? 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Yocom, Lauren J (GOV)" <lauren.yocom@alaska.gov> 



Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2006 14:20:41 

To: "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) " <sharon.leighow@alaska.gov>, "Leschper, Beth (GOV) " 
<beth , leschper@alaska . gov> 

Cc:"Yocom, Lauren J (GOV)" <lauren.yocom@alaska,gov> 

Subject: Press Release: Governor Palin Appoints Fairbanks Superior Court Judge 



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
No. 08-025 



Governor Palin Appoints Fairbanks Superior Court Judge 



February 19, 2008, Juneau, Alaska - Governor Sarah Palin today appointed 
Paul Lyle to the Fairbanks Superior Court. He replaces the Honorable 
Niesje J. Steinkruger, who retired. 



Lyle, 54, currently serves as an assistant attorney general in 
Fairbanks, where he is the lead attorney on Indian issues. During his 
tenure of more than 24 years with the Alaska Department of Law, he 



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served for two years as the state's ethics attorney. 



"Paul's respected academic and professional background will serve the 
Fairbanks Judicial District well," Governor Palin said. "I am pleased 
to appoint someone to the bench who has a strong knowledge of complex 
tribal- state matters and a profound regard for the rule of law." 



Lyle has been a resident of Fairbanks for 27 years and has practiced law 
for more than 28 years. He graduated magna cum laude from Temple 
University School of Law in 1978. After graduating from law school, he 
joined the U.S. Army and rose to the rank of captain in the Judge 
Advocate General ' s Corps . 



Lyle and his wife Ruth have three children. 



Lyle was one of four candidates presented by the Judicial Council to 
Governor Palin, who made the selection within the 45 days allowed to 
fill a vacancy. The Alaska Constitution requires the governor to fill 
judicial vacancies by appointing from a list of qualified applicants 
nominated by the Judicial Council. The Judicial Council is an 
independent citizen's commission created by the Alaska Constitution. 



### 



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Unknown 



From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 2:22 PM 

To: PARNELL; S (GOV sponsored) 

Cc: Tibbies; Michael A (GOV) 

Subject: Re: SB 160-fyi 



There may be parts of the bill that are supported, but I can't imagine HESs testified in 
favor. 



favor . 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "PARNELL, S (GOV sponsored) " <sr .parnell@alaska.gov> 



Date: Tue r 19 Feb 2008 12:42:22 

To : gov * sarah@yahoo . com 

Cc: "Tibbies, Michael A (GOV)" <mike.tibbles@alaska.gov> 

Subject: Fw: SB 160- -fyi 



Governor, Are you aware of this? Hopefully, this isn ! t complete as a statement below... 
Sean 



Original Message 

From: Hooley, Jason M (GOV) 

To: PARNELL, S (GOV sponsored) 

Cc: Pullins, Jay D (GOV); Showalter, Kristine D (GOV); Morgan, Katryn L (GOV) 

Sent: Tue Feb 19 12:39:52 2008 

Subject: SB 160--fyi 



DHSS supported Sen French's SB 160 on the record. This bill mandates universal health 
care coverage and includes government provision of coverage. 



I haven't seen the committee substitute, and I have no idea why we support the bill, 
which passed a committee today. 



PRA_GSP01_0012232 



JASON HOOLEY 



OFFICE OF LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR SEAN PARNELL <http://ltgov.state.ak.us/ 
<http://ltgov.state.ak.us/> > 



907 . 465 . 3520 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 1:39 PM 

To: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Subject: Re: what about 



Sounds great thanks 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



-Original Message 

From: "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) " <sharon.leighow@alaska.gov> 



Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 12:50:04 

To : ExternalEmailgsp <gov. sarah@yahoo . com> 

Subject: what about 



"Paul's respected academic and professional background will serve the Fairbanks judicial 
district well," said Governor Palin. "I am pleased to appoint someone to the bench who 
has strong knowledge of tribal -state jurisdictional matters and profound regard for the 
rule of law. " 



Original Message 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com [mailto:gov.sarah@yahoo.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 12:40 PM 
To: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) 
Subject: Re: for your review 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)" <sharon.leighow@alaska.gov> 



Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 12:35:13 



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To: Sarah Palin <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 
Subject: for your review 




### 



Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 



(907) 269-7450 Anchorage 
(907) 465-4031 Juneau 
(907) 240-7943 cell 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 1:25 PM 

To: Rutherford; Marty K (DNR) 

Cc: Galvin; Patrick S (DOR); Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Balash; Joseph R (GOV) 

Subject: Re; TC 

It's a good thing we've continued to recognize a smaller, all-Alaska project is very do- 
able, it's supported by Alaskans, and we can confidently tell Alaskans we continue to 
study it and consider it. It sure has re-emerged lately with a lot of public support 
(almost like it's a new idea?), and I'm inundated with positive public comments about the 
idea of an all-Alaska project. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

Prom: "Rutherford, Marty K (DNR)" <marty.rutherford@alaska.gov> 



Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 12:33:54 
To : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 



Cc: "Galvin, Patrick S (DOR)" <patrick.galvin@alaska.gov>, "Irwin, Tom E (DNR)" 
<tom. irwin@alaska.gov>, "Balash, Joseph R (GOV)" <joe.balash@alaska,gov> 



Subject: Re; TC 



Governor, 

Joe is the person speaking to TC on this issue and he is tied up with a big Shell forum 
this morning, as a speaker, so may not be monitoring his phone nor blackberry. Neither 
Tom, Pat nor I, have heard any information about whether TC is willing to share their 
SGDA' negotiation materials. Plus, we haven't yet seen Wesley I*oy»s report on TC's SGDA 
materials. We've been tied-up with two major activities: 1) getting the final wrap on 
preparations for the teams departure for the AGIA' Town Hall Mtgs around the state; and 2) 
briefings from our technical teams on initial information emerging from the AGIA 1 NPV and 
"likelihood of success" evaluations. 

Regarding the first Town Hall meeting in Palmer, it went extremely from our perspective. 
It was well attended (around 75 people attended) , and the majority of the attendees were 
very supportive of you, and of AGIA, and they made that very clear. We had an excellent 
and lengthy question and answer period, and during that exchange the attendees seemed to 
strongly favor an all- Alaska line. They also repeatedly clapped as a means of thanking 
you for standing up for the state, and for creating the AGIA process. We encouraged the 
public to make their comments and preferences part of the record by submitting them online 
or in writing. We were all very pleased. 

Marty 



Original Message 



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Prom : gov . sarah@yahoo . com <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 

To: Balash, Joseph R (GOV) 

CC: Rutherford, Marty K (DNR) ; Galvin, Patrick S (DOR); Irwin, Tom E (DNR) ; Gibson, 
Kurtis K (DNR) 

Sent: Tue Feb 19 09:14:17 2008 

Subject: TC 

Did TC disclose their '04 app and term sheet yet? The sooner the better. Also, I'll need 
a briefing on the points made in Wesley Loy's report re: '04 TC negotiations. Thanks. And 
I hope Palmer AGIA mtg went well I 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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Unknown 



From: 
Sent: 
To: 
Subject: 



gov.sarah@yahoo.com 
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 1:21 PM 
Jackson; Karleen K (HSS) 
Re: CSPAN - D.C. 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 



From: "Jackson, Karleen K (HSS)" <karleen.jackson@alaska.gov> 



Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 12:58:40 

To : ExternalEmailgsp <gov. sarah@yahoo. com> 

Subject: RE: CSPAN - D.C. 



Happy to help with cspan. 



Know you're crazy-busy, but also love to chat about CON. 



Privileged or Personal Materi Privi,e 9ed or Personal 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Hang in there I 



■Original Message 



From ; gov , sarah@yahoo . com [mai 1 to : gov . sarahoyahoo . com] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 11:39 AM 
To: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) 

Cc: Leschper, Beth (GOV); Tibbies, Michael A (GOV); Kreitzer, Annette E (DOA) ; Jackson, 
Karleen K (HSS) ? PARNELL, S (GOV sponsored) 

Subject: Re: CSPAN - D.C. 



Good on cspan. Anything national like that we should do. 



Lesil's bill will get a mention in ne xt press availability - Annette can speak to 

insurance impacts too? Maybe Karleen? Privileged or Personal Mat' Dr ' v '' e 9 ec ' or Personal Hi 

I —I — 



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Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Privileged or Personal Material R | Privile 9ed j . 



we may ne asked about our thoughts on that.) 



We* re thinking of other press availability topics too. 
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Original Message 

From: "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)" <sharon.leighow@alaska.gov> 



Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 10:59:25 

To: Sarah Palin <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 

Subject: CSPAN - D.C. 



Gove r nor - 



CSPAN would like to know if you would be interested in call-in show on public policy 
Sunday, February 24 at 7 a.m. Do you any thoughts on this either way? - we turned them 
down last year. 



Also, do you have any thoughts on the well baby exam coverage issue? Senator McGuire is 
working on a bill. It's not worth an entire press event but maybe a mention? 



Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 



(907) 269-7450 Anchorage 
(907) 465-4031 Juneau 
(907) 240-7943 cell 



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Unknown 

From: PARNELL, S (GOV sponsored) [/0=SOA/OU=RRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GR0UP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=SRPARNELL1] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 12:42 PM 

To: 'gov.sarah@yahoo.com' 

Cc: Tibbies; Michael A (GOV) 

Subject: Fw: SB 160-fyi 

Governor, Are you aware of this? Hopefully, this isn't complete as a statement below 
Sean 



Original Message 

From: Hooley, Jason M (GOV) 

To: PARNELL, S (GOV sponsored) 

Cc: Pullins, Jay D (GOV); Showalter, Kristine D (GOV); Morgan, Katryn L (GOV) 

Sent: Tue Feb 19 12:39:52 2008 

Subject: SB 160--fyi 



DHSS supported Sen French's SB 160 on the record. This bill mandates universal health 
care coverage and includes government provision of coverage. 



I haven't seen the committee substitute, and I have no idea why we support the bill, which 
passed a committee today. 



JASON HOOLEY 



OFFICE OF LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR SEAN PARNELL <http: //ltgov. State. ak.us/> 



907 . 465 . 3520 



PRAJ3SP01_0012240 



Unknown 

From; 
Sent: 
To: 
Cc: 

Subject: 



gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 11:39 AM 

Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Leschper; Beth (GOV); Tibbies; Michael A (GOV); Kreitzer; Annette E (DOA); Jackson; 

Karleen K (HSS); PARNELL; S (GOV sponsored) 

Re: CSPAN - D.C. 



Good on cspan. Anything national like that we should do. 



Lesil's bill will get a mention in ne xt press availability - Annett e can speak to 
insurance impacts to o2 r ^&e_JCar^^ ~ — 

Privileged or Personal Mr nv,le 9 ed or Per sonal 



(We may be asked about our thoughts on tnat.) 



We're thinking of other press availability topics too 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 



From: "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) " <sharon. leighow@alaska.gov> 



Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 10:59:25 

To: Sarah Palin <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 

Subject: CSPAN - D,C. 



Governor - 



CSPAN would like to know if you would be interested in call-in show on public policy 

Sunday, February 24 at 7 a.m. Do you any thoughts on this either way? - we turned them 
down last year. 



Also, do you have any thoughts on the well baby exam coverage issue? Senator McGuire is 
working on a bill. It's not worth an entire press event but maybe a mention? 



Sharon Leighow 



PRAJ3SP01JKJ12241 



Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 



(907) 269-7450 Anchorage 
(907) .465-4031 Juneau 
(907) 240-7943 cell 



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Unknown 

From: 

Sent: 

To: 

Subject: 



Frye, Ivy J (DOA) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GR0UP/CN=RECIP1ENTS/CN=IJFRYE] 

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 10:59 AM 

f gov.sarah@yahoo.com' 

Bringing you... 



Coffee and a Vandals mag w an article about you b/c I love ya 



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Unknown 

From: 

Sent: 

To: 

Cc: 

Subject: 



Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 10:02 AM 
Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
Busch; Sharon K (GOV) 
FW: Other 



Original Message 



From : WebMail@gov . state . ak .us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us] 
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 7:47 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Mr. Jim Weber 

address: POBox 872306 Wasilla AK 99867 



MESSAGE : 



Gov Palin: On Feb 11th I sent your office a message requesting a birthday card from you 
to my grand son Parker Hovila in Wasilla; since you both have the same birthday. 



Thanks very much for sending the card to him. To say he was excited is an 
understatement. He says he will vote for you as soon as he can. He is saving the card 
forever. 



Thanks again for your generosity and speed in replying to him. 

Keep up the great work on AGIA and be at arms length with the boys from Conoco, especially 
that Weasel fellow. They are a slippery bunch 



Regards , 
Jim Weber 



chumlee@gci . net 



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Unknown 

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 10:02 AM 

To: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Cc: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: FW: Other 



Original Message 

From : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us] 
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 9:41 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin {GOV sponsored) 
Subject; Other 



Web mail from: Mr. Devin McGee 

address: 1072 Elwell Street Pittsburgh PA 15207 



MESSAGE : 

Dear Governor, 



My name is Devin McGee and I am a young Republican from Pittsburgh Pa. I have researched 
your record and I felt obligated to contact your office. As we all know the GOP is in a 
tough situation after the 2006 mid-term election. I ask you as a conservative activist to 
accept the chance to be Vice President if you are offered or get to Washington D.C. so 
that your voice can be heard. 



Thank You, 



Devin McGee 



P.S. I was happy to hear that you are a Pittsburgh Steelers fan 



mcg3443@cup.edu 



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Unknown 

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 10:01 AM 

To: Provost; Kathryn T (GOV) 

Cc: Yocom; Lauren J (GOV); Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: FW: Other 



Original Message 

From; WebMail@gov.state,ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us] 
Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2008 5:52 AM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Steve Toth 
address: 940 Coral Lane Anchorage AK 99515 
907-742-5858 



MESSAGE : 

Good Mornning Gov. Palin. I certainly pray that Todd is alright after his snowmachine 
accident. This is Steve Toth, I met you at the AEA delegate assembly this year and on the 
elevator at the HILTON Hotel. What a pleasure to meet you. 

I'm a teacher in the ASD and a CCW holder. 

This note is in regard to last y 



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From: 
Sent: 
To: 
Cc: 

Subject: 



gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 10:00 AM 

Todd; Frank Bailey; Perry; Kristina Y (GOV); McBride; Rhonda (GOV) 

Monegan; Walt C (DPS); Colberg; Talis J (LAW); Tibbies; Michael A (GOV); Nizich; Michael A 

(GOV); Schmidt; Joseph D (DOC) 

Re: troopers/Aniak 



This '05 article obviously sheds more light on Aniak 's frustration.*, and it's all the 
more reason we weed out bad apples in ranks that lead some Alaskans to have this distrust 
of public safety efforts. Like we said in State of State: this administration will demand 
the highest standards of those serving the public in this safety arena so Alaskans can 
trust us. 



Rhonda- pis let me know what else you find on Aniak's (and Bethel's) frustrations and 
issues the communities have with law enforcement. Thanks 



Original Message 



From : Todd 

To: Governor Sarah Palin 

To: Frank Bailey 

To: Kris Perry 

Sent: Feb 19, 2008 9:24 AM 

Subject: trooper 



Former State Trooper Sentenced for Sexually Assaulting 
Three Aniak Women 
http://www.sitnews.us/0805news/082405/082405_sentenced.html 



August 24, 2005 
Wednesday 



Anchorage - Former Alaska state Trooper Daniel Scott, 
45, entered a No Contest plea last week for sexually 
assaulting three Alaska Native women in Aniak between 
2002 and 2004. The plea came on the same day his trial 
was scheduled to begin in Bethel on those and other 



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related charges* 



Under the terms of the plea, Scott will spend four 
years in jail and must register as a sex offender for 
15 years after completion of this jail term and any 
parole that may be available. 



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Unknown 

From: 

Sent: 

To; 

Cc: 

Subject: 



Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 10:00 AM 
Fabrello; Michelle A (GOV) 
Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
FW: Other 



Original Message 



Prom ; WebMail@gov . state . ak. us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us] 
Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2008 6:02 AM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Mr. Rickey Rhodes 
address: 669fml656 Center TX 75935 



936-598-5769 



MESSAGE : 

Dear Gov. Palin my name is Rickey Rhodes my dad name is Darrell Rhodes He did some work for 
you in ak , His wife died this moring would you Pleace call him it would mean a lot to 
him. He thinks A lot of you if you find the time thankyou Rickey Rhodes his cell # is 
936-254-4080 home 936-254-3574 thank you agian 



rhodesrickey@sbcglobal . net 



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Unknown 

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 9:59 AM 

To: selatik@hotmail.com 

Subject: RE; Other 

Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or 
information you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is 
unable to respond to each and every email herself, your message has been received and is 
being reviewed by the appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your 
need, suggestion, or comment. 



Original Message 

Prom : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us] 
Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2008 3:06 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Wade Larsen Larsen 
address: p.o, box 283 Ferndale WA 98248 



MESSAGE : 

Dear Governor Palin, 



I don't mean to bother you with a frivolous e-mail, but I recently read your feature 
article in Alaska magazine, and I just have to say that I think you are absolutely 
beautiful. My jaw about hit the floor when I saw the pictures of you. 



I respect the fact that you are a governor, and am impressed that you try to avoid 
partisan politics and maintain a lot of integrity in your work. AND you are also stunning 
Your husband is lucky. I read somewhere that your smile is, like, the number three cause 
of global warming. Well at least you warm ME up. I saw the bit on Craig Ferguson, and I 
thought it was cute. He f s so funny and charming. 

Keep up the good work, Ms Palin. I think you are cooler than Arnold! 



With warm regards, 



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Wade Lars en 



selatik@hotmail . com 



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Unknown 

From: 
Sent: 
To: 
Subject: 



Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 9:55 AM 
wilsonclan7@gci.net 
RE: Other 



Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or 
information you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is 
unable to respond to each and every email herself, your message has been received and is 
being reviewed by the appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your 
need, suggestion, or comment. 



Original Message 



From : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us) 
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2008 3:11 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin {GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Ms, Sandra Wilson 
address: 1502 4th Ave. Kenai AK 99611 



907-335-3305 



MESSAGE : 



Dear Governor Sarah Palin, 



I just wanted to say Thank You for inviting us to your home on February 4th for the Alaska 
Head Start Association. For many of us, this was a once in a life time event, one that 
I'll never forget. It was such an honor going to your home and sharing my story with you. 



wilsonclan7@gci .net 



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Unknown 

From: 

Sent: 

To; 

Cc: 

Subject: 



Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Tuesday, February 19 r 2008 9:55 AM 
Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
Castle; Lillian K (GOV) 
FW: Other 



Original Message- 



From; WebMail@gov. state. ak. us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us] 
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2008 3:34 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Ms. Sandra Wilson 
address: 1502 4th Ave. Kenai AK 99611 



907-335-3305 



MESSAGE 



Dear Governor Sarah Palin, 



I just wanted to say Thank You for inviting us to your home on February 4th for the Alaska 
Head Start Association. For many of us, this was a once in a life time event, one that 
I'll never forget. It was such an honor going to your home and sharing my story with you. 



Thank you for taking the time to listening to our wonderful stories. There are so many 
more success stories like mine. Kenaitze Head Start has helped my children and family with 
so many postive things. Our family has been involved with the Kenaitze Head Start program 
for about 10 years now. They are like my extented family now. They are not only there for 
our chilren, but for us parents too. Like I said before... Your child is not only being 
enrolled in Head Start, the Whole Family is being enrolled. It should be called Family 
Head Start. 



Thank you again, 
Sandra Wilson, ' 
Proud parent of Head Start Students 



wilsonclan7@gci . net 



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Sent: 

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Subject: 



Irwin, Tom E (DNR) [/OSOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=TEIRWIN] 

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 9:19 AM 

'gov.sarah@yahoo.com' 

Confidential. Re: Steve 



I think a quick confidential call from me giving Steve a heads up that he will be your 
choice would be a good idea so Steve doesn't worry that he continues to be tied up in a 
bureaucratic process. Also as long as you agree we want to let him know DNR will help him 
and work with him all we can. 



Will also stress to Steve this is just notice and formal announcement must come from you 
and the board. Tom 



Original Message 



From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 

To: Irwin, Tom E (DNR) 

Sent: Tue Feb 19 09:04:05 2008 

Subject: Steve 



Do you want to inform Steve of our pick of him for Energy? I won't wait on the letter from 
Emil, as it may take a couple of days to get here, I'm told - and my understanding is the 
letter's content says he was top candidate and they await my confirmation of their pick. 



It's all good. 

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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 9:14 AM 

To: Balash; Joseph R (GOV) 

Cc: Rutherford; Marty K (DNR); Galvin; Patrick S (DOR); Irwin; Tom E (DNR)j Gibson; Kurtis K 

(DNR) 
Subject: TC 

Did TC disclose their '04 app and term sheet yet? The sooner the better. Also, I'll need a 
briefing on the points made in Wesley Loy's report re: '04 TC negotiations. Thanks, And I 
hope Palmer AGIA mtg went well! 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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Unknown 

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 1 9, 2008 9: 1 AM 

To: gem2be@gmail.com 

Subject: RE: General_Administration 

Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or 
information you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is 
unable to respond to each and every email herself, your message has been received and is 
being reviewed by the appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your 
need, suggestion, or comment. 



Original Message 

From : webMail@gov . state . ak . us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us] 
Sent: Sunday, February 17,20081:43PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject : General_Administration 



Web mail from: Ms. Cheryl Zimmerman 
address: 18230 Norway Drive Anchorage AK 99516 
907-345-2619 



MESSAGE : 

To the honorable Governor Palin: 



I have been moved to write you, because you are one of the few people in political office 
that I respect and admire. 

You have not let the media turn your life into a circus- you handle public and private 
issues with empathetic concern and give them the priorities they deserve. You appear to 
give leaders the command they need to lead, and you direct with finesse at the helm of our 
great state. 



I am proud of your visionary hope for Alaska. 



I am just one Alaskan, watching you blossom into a beautiful rose for God and our state 



You need to hear that there are many like me, praying for you to continue to lead our 
people with high energy and zeal. 






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Thank you, 

Cheryl E. Zimmerman 



gem2be@gmail . com 



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Unknown 

From: 

Sent: 

To: 

Cc: 

Subject; 



Governor Sarah Patin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Tuesday, February 19 t 2008 9:05 AM 
Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 
Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
FW: Elections 



Original Message- 



From : WebMail@gov . state , ak , us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak , us] 
Sent: Sunday, February 17,20087:22AM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject : Elections 



Web mail from: Mr. james carroll 

address: 2900 Dawson Avenue Wheaton MD 20902 



3019331277 



MESSAGE : 

Would you cosider being on the Mccain tickst? 



j rcarroll3@yahoo . com 



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Unknown 

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 1 9, 2008 8:58 AM 

To: porthole83@yahoo.com 

Subject: RE: Budget 

Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or 
information you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is^ 
unable to respond to each and every email herself, your message has been received and is 
being reviewed by the appropriate staff person in this .office who can best address your 
need, suggestion, or comment. 



Original Message 

Prom : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us [mailto : WebMailOgov . state . ak . us] 
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2008 6:10 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subj ect : Budget 



Web mail from: Mr. Brent Willoughby 
address: 527 Grand Ave Findlay OH 4584 



MESSAGE : 

Dear Governor Palin, 



I am writing you from Findlay, Ohio where we have experienced two major floods in the last 

six months. These floods have caused extensive damage to hundreds of area homes and 

businesses. The Army Corps of Engineers has been consulted to do a study to help lessen 
future flooding to our city. 

The problem is that congress has only alloted $198,000 of the $350,000 needed to complete 
the study. Any assistance from you and your office to persuade congress to grant the this 
funding would be greatly appreciated. Thank You. 

Sincerly, 

Brent Willoughby 

Findlay, Ohio 



porthole83@yahoo . com 



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Unknown 

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 8:57 AM 

To: rmcconst@hotmail.com 

Subject: RE: Ak_History_Facts 

Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or 
information you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is 
unable to respond to each and every email herself, your message has been received and is 
being reviewed by the appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your 
need, suggestion, or comment. 



Original Message 

From : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us] 
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2008 1:23 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Ak_History_Facts 



Web mail from: Mr, Howard Anderson 
address: 4435 Stokes Rd Greer SC 29651 
864-896-6385 



MESSAGE : 

Alaska Gov, Saraha Palin, 

Hi, 

My sister & her husband, Dan & Allouiz Olson rave about you as the Gov. of AK.and 
graduating Wasilla,HS.The live in Wasilla,my sister owned the Pasty Factory in Carrs Plaza 
for a couple of years, but decided it took too much of her time. Their son Jessie owns 
Alaska Professional Concrete Construction a large concrete construction company, also in 
Wasilla. My wife & I visited my sister in wasilla in sept of 2004, .We were there for 10 
days, covered alot of ground, went to Denalli, Fairbanks, the glacier cruise etc, loved 
being in AK,oh yeah also went to the State Fair when we were there. Hoping to make it back 
to AK again this year and get to Kodiak my sister* family lived there for a couple of 
yrs, would like to get to Juneau and that area also. I loved seeing your husband has won 
the Irondog a 4 times, looks like he rides an Artie Cat snowmobile, I used to rece them 
when living in the UP or Mich. Oh yeah, lifetime memeber of the NRA.Keep up the great 
work II 

Howard & Naomi Anderson 
Greer, South Carolina 



rmcconst@hotmail . com 



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To: 

Cc: 

Subject: 


gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 8:29 AM 

Frank Bailey; Perry; Kristina Y (GOV) 

Todd 

Fw: Aniak 



Fb- just read your message from Heimbuch - awesome and encouraging! I remember my first 
year as Mayor and I was getting clobbered by critics, and then a supporter reminded me: 
you can't expect "thank you's and accolades", that voters just expect and assume you're 
doing the job they elected you to do - they want to rest and live peaceable lives, so 
don't expect them to take it upon themselves to say thanks or to voice support. It was 
great advice, so true, and I was reminded of those words when reading Heimbuch's. Thanks! 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 



Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 17:24:03 

To: "Walt Monegan" <walt .monegan@alaska.gov> 

Cc: "Talis Colberg" < t al i s, c olberg@a la ska. gov>, "Rhonda (GOV) McBride" 
<rhonda.mcbride@alaska.gov>, "M Nizich" <mike.nizich@alaska.gov>, "Mike Tibbies" 
<mike . t ibbles@alaska . gov> , " Sean Parnell " <SR_Parnell@gov . state . ak . us> 

Subject: Aniak 



Walt- I read an AP article re: Aniak requesting troopers leave their village. May I see 
the letter, and DPS response... and please share with Rhonda also as this could lead to 
other issues that I certainly can't ignore. Thanks 

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Unknown 

From: Bailey, Frank T (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=FTBAILEY] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 8:20 AM 

To: 'gov.sarah@yahoo.com' 

Subject: Fw: words of encouragement 



Thought you'd appreciate this. 



Original Message 

From: mike heimbuch <musicman@xyz.net> 
To: Bailey, Frank T (GOV) 
Sent: Tue Feb 19 08:05:55 2008 
Subject: words of encouragement 



Frank, 

As the public war-of -words over petro issues gets a bit more personal every week - I'd 
like to remind you all of your strengths. People do not get elected because of vast 
experience or because they posess the most solutions to our problems. They are chosen by 
those vivid qualities of personality, vision, and determination that register in our 
hearts and minds as leadership. 

To use a marine metaphor - through the rough seas of uncertainty - people have not. 
forgotten why they voted for this new leadership - and I believe they remain comfortable 
enough to take a nap while the governor of this ship-of-state is on watch. Please make the 
most of your optimism and confidence. 



Regards 

Mike Heimbuch 



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Unknown 

From: Sarah Palin [gov.sarah@yahoo.com] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 20084:20 PM 

To: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Balash; Joseph R (GOV) 

Subject: Re: Senator Stevens 

gasline team may have additional comments re: responses to Stevens speech 

"Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)" <sharon.leighow@alaska.gov> wrote: 



Governor- 
Senator Stevens this afternoon said he would not pressure the producers to commit 
their gas to a pipeline. Eddie Burke wanted to know if you had any comment about 
that. 
He wasn't looking for an interview. An email through me would be fine. 

Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 

(907) 269-7450 Anchorage 
(907) 465-4031 Juneau 
(907) 240-7943 cell 



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Unknown 

From: Sarah Paiin [gov.sarah@yahoo.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 19» 2008 4:13 PM 
To: PARNELL; S (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Fwd: Re: SB 160-fyi 



Note: forwarded message attached. 



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Unknown 

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 8:42 AM 

To: Smith; Lynne M (GOV) 

Subject: FW: Be a part of the State Chamber's Collective Investment in Alaska's Future 



From: Lisa Reinhart [mailto:lrelnhart@alaskachamber.com] 

Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 6:09 PM 

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 

Subject: Be a part of the State Chamber's Collective Investment in Alaska's Future 



Alaska State Chamber of Commerce 
February 15, 2008 E-News 

Be a Part of the State Chamber's Collective Investment in 
Alaska's Future 

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First attend our Legislative Advocacy Training with Mike Walsh, Ph.D., Director of Interior Services for 
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Available sponsorship opportunities include our popular Advocacy Training Workshop on Monday, March 3rd, 
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Contact Lisa Reinhart for the sponsorship menu and benefit structure details. 

Lisa may be reached at (907) 278-2727 or by email to lreinhart@alaskachamber.com today to discuss how 
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Action through legislative advocacy, and through underwriting support, wiil help to keep us 
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From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [govemor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 1:48 PM 

To: Smith; Lynne M (GOV) 

Subject: FW: Weekly: About Those Trial Lawyers ... 



From: membership@uschamber.com [mailto:membership@uschamber.com] 
Sent; Tuesday, February 19, 2008 1:39 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Weekly: About Those Trial Lawyers ... 



View this online. 



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Some of you thought I was painting all trial lawyers with the same broad 
brush. Some argued that even when pursuing huge awards for large class 
actions, lawyers are only doing so to benefit their clients. 

So let me set the record straight 

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From: Mason, Janice L (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=JLMASON] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 12:59 PM 

To; Sarah Palin 

Subject: FW: Prayers and a speedy recovery! 

Governor - FYI from Rep. Fairclough. Janice 



From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 8:50 AM 
To: Mason, Janice L (GOV) 
Cc: Yooom, Lauren j (GOV); Cayce, Sunny C (GOV) 
Subject: FW: Prayers and a speedy recovery! 



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From: Rep. Anna Fairclough [mailto:Representative_Anna_Fairdough@legis.state.ak.us] 
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 3:33 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Prayers and a speedy recovery! 

Governor Palin, 

I just read the press release on Todd's accident. My thoughts and prayers for a speedy 
recovery are with you and your family. 

HESS has had numerous presentations on Traumatic Brain Injury, as well as many families 
advocating for early intervention with individuals who have suffered from TBI. This injury is 
hard to identify (symptoms may resemble the flu, dizzy, etc.) and wearing a helmet or body 
armor does not guarantee that an injury hasn't occurred, that said I hope you will consider a 
follow up when Todd is back home. 

If you would like more information our office would be happy to track the information down for 
you and forward it to your office. 

Sincerely, 

(Representative Anna TaircCough 

State Capitol: 907.465.3777 

Eagle River: 907.694.8944 

Representative Anna Fairdough@legis.state.ak.us 



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From: PARNELL, S (GOV sponsored) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GR0UP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=SRPARNELL1] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 4:24 PM 

To: , gov.sarah@yahoo.com' 

Subject: DHSS quote 

Here's the quote from Hollis French's press release: 'Testimony was provided by the Department of Health 
and Social Services, which reported that the department has recently formulated a position on the 
legislation. "I am here on behalf of the department in support of this bill in the attempt to make health care 
a reality for all Alaska citizens/' said Deputy Commissioner William Streur," Glad Karleen says it was taken 
out of context and that they're working to fix. 



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From: Tibbies, Michael A (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=MATIBBLES] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 2:00 PM 

To: Sarah Palin ~ 

Subject: FW: lobbyists 



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FYI - this is the solution Talis and I worked on in response to lobbyists calling our attorneys at Dept. of Law. 



From: Colberg, Talis J (LAW) 

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 12:52 PM 

To: Sniffen, Clyde E (LAW) 

Cc: Tillery, Craig J (LAW); Tibbies, Michael A (GOV) 

Subject: lobbyists 

Dear Mr. Sniffen, I am continuing to get questions about our contacts with Ashiey Reed and whether it is 
appropriate at all. In this case in order to avoid further problems with the Neuman bill I would like you to take the 
following approach. Should Mr. Reed (or any lobbyist on the Neuman bill) call you again about this then you 
should politely indicate that if someone has questions or concerns they should call you directly, not via a lobbyist 
I will be working with Mr. Tillery to try to articulate a department wide policy on lobbyist contact rules. Thanks 
Talis 



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From: Mason, Janice L (GOV) [/OSOA/OU-FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=JLMASON] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 3:51 PM 

To: Sarah Palin 

Subject: FW: Mayor Begich Raised Walkways in Anchorage Turning over Local Roads 

Governor -For you 

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From; Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 3:23 PM 

To: Mason, Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: FW: Mayor Begich Raised Walkways In Anchorage Turning over Local Roads 



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From: Von Scheben, Leo (DOT) 

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 3:22 PM 

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 

Subject: Mayor Begich Raised Walkways in Anchorage Turning over Local Roads 

Governor, understand you are interested in the above. I am trying to set up a meeting this Friday or Monday with 
the Mayor, myself, my Deputy Commissioner of Hwys, and Gordon Keith my regional director (South Central 
Region) on the issue above. 

Randy filled me in on some of your thoughts. I will let you know how it goes. LEO 



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From: Bailey, Frank T (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=FTBA1LEY] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 12:55 PM 

To: 'gov.sarah@yahoo.com* 

Subject: Lyle 

Paul Lyle was ecstatic and said "Please thank the Governor for trusting in me. It will be a challenge but I hope to 
do a good job for the 4 th Judicial District." 

Frank Bailey 

Director, Boards and Commissions 
Office of Governor Sarah Palin 
907.465.3934 - Juneau 

907.269.7450 - Anchorage 



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From: Von Scheben, Leo (DOT) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=LVON_SCHEBEN] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 3:22 PM 

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 

Subject: Mayor Begich Raised Walkways in Anchorage Turning over Local Roads 

Governor, understand you are interested in the above. I am trying to set up a meeting this Friday or Monday with 
the Mayor, myself, my Deputy Commissioner of Hwys, and Gordon Keith my regional director (South Central 
Region) on the issue above. 

Randy filled me in on some of your thoughts. I will let you know how it goes. LEO 



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From: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=SWLEIGHOW] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 3:25 PM 

To: 'Sarah Palm' 

Subject: Senator Stevens «* - 

Governor- 
Senator Stevens this afternoon said he would not pressure the producers to commit their gas to a 
pipeline. Eddie Burke wanted to know if you had any comment about that. 
He wasn't looking for an interview. An email through me would be fine. 

Sharon Lelghow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 

(907) 269-7450 Anchorage 
(907) 465-4031 Juneau 
(907) 240-7943 cell 



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From: Colberg, Talis J (LAW) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=TJCOLBERG] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 4:47 PM 

To: 'gov.sarah@yahoo.com' 

Cc: Tibbies; Michael A (GOV) 

Subject: Sen. Olson & VPSO's 

Dear Governor Palin and Mr. Tibbies, 

This afternoon Sen. Olson asked to meet with me about the VPSO program. He had the budget numbers for 
the proposed recommendations of the task force. It is a set of four yearly increases to accomplish the 
improvements to the existing program. It is my understanding that he is set to meet with Mr. Tibbies today at 5:00 
PM. 

I told him I think the recommendations are good because: 

1) It is not a new program. 

2) It is improving an existing program. 

3) It is an expression of partnership with Native regional corporations. 

4) it is an expression of genuine interest with resource commitment to a real rural problem. 

5) It addresses pay/retention issues. 

6) It addresses morale and trauma issues. 

7) It provides some help for local housing. 

8) It would add fifteen new officers for each of the next four years for a total of 60 new VPSO's in 60 
villages which currently have no real public safety personnel present. 

9) State public safety and law enforcement as demonstrated in Emmonak and Aniak is lacking and not 
respected in rural Alaska. There needs to be a demonstration that we take the problem seriously and want to 
address it with a State uniform system. 

The alternative: 

1 ) Further estrangement of rural Alaska from the State of Alaska. 

2) More support for "tribal" or "village" solutions to all issues and isolation from the State. The State is 
already losing respect and authority in Native regions. 

3) No real public safety in small villages where a bad person can go on a deadly rampage for hours if not 
days before troopers arrive. 

4) No way to nip minor juvenile crime in the bud before it festers into something worse. A local State 
supervised VPSO can teach children right from wrong at the first offense when they are impressionable 
and avoid the chain reaction of unsupervised children turning into delinquents and then into hard core 
criminals. 

With all of that said, the proposal is increase the VPSO budget from 5.865 million to 7.344 million this year 
(1 ,479,000 increase) and continue to increase each of the subsequent three years to 1 1 ,137,200 in 2012. 

I have told Sen. Olson that your office is concerned about the overall budget and i cannot speak out for an 
increase without your approval. 



Privileged or Personal Materie 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



I wait for your direction on how I deal with this if asked to comment publicly. Thanks Talis 



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From: Von Scheben, Leo (DOT) [/0=SOA/OU=FlRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=LVON_SCHEBEN] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 3:22 PM 

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 

Subject: Mayor Begich Raised Walkways in Anchorage Turning over Local Roads 

Governor, understand you are interested in the above. I am trying to set up a meeting this Friday or Monday with 
the Mayor, myself, my Deputy Commissioner of Hwys, and Gordon Keith my regional director (South Central 
Region) on the issue above. 

Randy filled me in on some of your thoughts. I will let you know how it goes. LEO 



8/26/2009 



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From: Bailey, Frank T (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=FTBAILEY] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 12:55 PM 

To: 'gov.saralKgyahoo.com' 

Subject: Lyle 

Paul Lyle was ecstatic and said "Please thank the Governor for trusting in me. It will be a challenge but I hope to 
do a good job for the 4 th Judicial District." 

Frank Bailey 

Director, Boards and Commissions 
Office of Governor Sarah Palin 
907.4653934 - Juneau 
907.269.7450 - Anchorage 



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Unknown 



From: 

Sent: 

To: 

Subject: 



Mason, Janice L (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=JLMASON] 

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 1:29 PM 

govpalin@alaska.gov 

FW:FYI Email 



Original Message- 



From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 9:27 AM 
To : yukon j ohn3@yahoo . com 
Subject: RE: Oil&Gas 



Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or 
information you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is 
unable to respond to each and every email herself, your message has been received and is 
being reviewed by the appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your 
need, suggestion, or comment. 



•Original Message- 



From: WebMailQgov. state. ak. us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us] 
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2008 5:04 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: 0il&Gas 



Web mail from: Mr. John greene 
address: 932 clear st. north pole AK 99705 
907-488-8184 



MESSAGE : 



Sarah, 



I just want to send you a humble hello and congrats to Todd for finishing the Iron Dog. 
Dang, he is one tough First Dude!! I just want to tell you, as a almost 30 yr. Alaskan, I 
think you are doing a fantastic job as MY GOVERNOR!! You represent me and I thank you 
more than you can imagine! Stand your grounds with the big 3. I am a firm believer that 
we could not run them off the north slope if we held a gun to their head or tried to pry 
them away with a crowbar. I stand with you and support you 100%. Best Wishes and Thank 



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You! ! 



John Greene 



yukon j ohn3@yahoo . com 



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From: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=SWLEIGHOW] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 8:53 PM 

To: 'gov.sarah@yahoo.com'; Kim; Anna C (GOV); Tibbies; Michael A (GOV) 

Cc: Mason; Janice L (GOV); Leschper; Beth (GOV) 

Subject: Re: may I sent the op ed to Zencey? 



Sent op ed to Zencey this afternoon - took out the part about [Priv ileged or Personal H/U 

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Original Message 

From ; gov . sarah@yahoo * com <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 

To: Kim, Anna C (GOV); Leighow, Sharon W (GOV); Tibbies, Michael A (GOV) 

Cc: Mason, Janice L (GOV); Leschper, Beth (GOV) 

Sent: Wed Feb 20 19:09:14 2008 

Subject: Re: may I sent the op ed to Zencey? 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Ok. 

Thanks, all! 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Kim, Anna C (GOV)" <anna.kim@alaska.gov> 



Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 16:11:54 

TorExternalEmailgsp <gov.sarah@yahoo.com>, "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)" 
<sharon.leighow@alaska.gov>, "Tibbies, Michael A (GOV)" <mike. tibbles@alaska.gov> 

Cc: "Mason, Janice L (GOV)" <janice.mason@alaska.gov>, "Leschper, Beth (GOV)" 
<beth. leschper@alaska.gov> 

Subject: RE: may I sent the op ed to Zencey? 



Touched base with Sharon on Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 

that good to go. 



and after 



Anna Clark Kim 

Special Staff Assistant 



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Office of the Governor 



Original Message 

From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com [mail to : gov . sarahOyahoo . com] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 4:03 PM 

To: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV); Tibbies, Michael A (GOV) 

Cq: Mason, Janice L (GOV); Kim, Anna C (GOV); Leschper, Beth (GOV) 

Subject: Re: may I sent the op ed to Zencey? 



Janice has the last couple of changes and we need to check on Privileged or Persona 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



reference. 



Original Message 

From: "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) 11 <sharon.leighow@alaska.gov> 



Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 15:29:07 

To: Sarah Palin <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 

Subject: may I sent the op ed to Zencey? 



Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 



(907) 269-7450 Anchorage 
(907) 465-4031 Juneau 
(907) 240-7943 cell 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 8:04 PM 

To: McBride; Rhonda (GOV) 

Cc: Mason; Janice L (GOV); michael.tibbies@alaska.gov; Nizich; Michael A (GOV); Monegan; 

Walt C (DPS); Notti; Emil R (CED); Kim; Anna C (GOV); Kelly; Russell T (GOV); Perry; 

Kristina Y (GOV); Bailey; Frank T (GOV); Colberg; Talis J (LAW) 
Subject: Re: AFN Financial Woes 

Thanks for this update Rhonda. I intend to. mostly listen tomorrow during AFN's board 
mtg... some of us will be calling in to participate since their invitation was last minute 
and most of us can ! t be in Anchorage for tomorrow's mtg. Sounds like Julie Kitka wants to 
hear our legislative priorities tomorrow,, though I'm sure she heard the State of State, 



Very interesting the changes AFN may be forced to undertake soon. Sounds like some of the 
Native Corp leadership changes that we hear rumored about also. Thank you 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



-< Original Message 

From: "McBride, Rhonda (GOV)" <rhonda.mcbride@alaska.gov> 



Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 13:37:00 
To : gov . sarah@yahoo , com 

Cc: "Mason, Janice L (GOV)" <janice.mason@alaska,gov>,michael. tibbles@alaska.gov, "Nizich, 
Michael A (GOV)" <mike.nizich@alaska.gov>, "Monegan, Walt C (DPS)" 

<walt.monegan@alaska.gov>, M Notti, Emil R (CED)" <emil.notti@alaska.gov>, "Kim, Anna C 
(GOV)" <anna.kim@alaska.gov>, "Kelly, Russell T (GOV)" <russ.kelly@alaska.gov>, "Perry, 
Kristina Y (GOV)" <kris.perry@alaska.gov>, "Bailey, Frank T (GOV)" 
<f rank, bailey@alaska.gov> 

Subject: AFN Financial Woes 



AFN FINANCIAL WOES 



The Alaska Federation of Natives will hold an important board meeting on Thursday, 
February 21st in Anchorage at CIRIDs offices on San Jeronimo Drive, across from the 
Anchorage Daily News. Start time: 10:30am. 



One issue that is sure to come up; AFNDs financial meltdown. 



Rumors have, been circulating for some time. But if you visit AFNDs OCB street office, 
youDll see confirmation — lots of empty rooms on the third floor, a sign that AFN is now 
a smaller, leaner operation. 

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Talked with George Irwin, Vice President of AFN last week. He is currently working 
without pay -- and hopes to go back on salary, in a different position, when some other 
funding comes in. 



Irwin says AFN has been downsized to about six people. He expects the staff to grow 
back to about eight or nine workers, still a skeleton crew. 

So what happened? 



Irwin says moving the annual convention to Fairbanks last year proved costly -- and while 
in the midst of planning it, AFN President Julie Kitka realized the convention would be 
followed by layoffs, to cover the costs. It was a tough choice to make. 



Also, AFN dues, paid by the regional Native Corporations, have not changed much over the 
years to reflect the growing expenses. 

AFN will ask Native Corporations to increase their dues. And while they may do so, itDs 
not likely they will bail out the organization completely. 



AFN is definitely in a tight spot 



Irwiri says Native Corporations are now feeling their might D enjoying unprecedented 
growth and many donDt feel that AFN is needed a*s it once was. He put it this way, DThe 
children are turning their parents out in the cold.D 



In talking with others who follow Native politicsD 



This financial crisis has precipitated a leadership tussleO a push to get longtime AFN 
President Julie Kitka to step aside. 

AFN under KitkaDs leadership, has done a virtuoso job of forwarding the Native agenda. 
It remains to be seen if sheDll weather this. 



Senator Albert KookeshOs office has been quiet about AFNDs finances. Kookesh is co-chair 
of AFN, along with Tim Towarak, who once held the Rural Advisor position in the Knowles 
administration. 



We may know more about what direction AFNDs leadership takes, after AFNDs board meeting 
tomorrow (Thursday) . 



AFN has invited the Governor, Commissioner Emil Nptti, Frank Bailey and me to attend D in 
person or via teleconference. 

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So whatDs the administrationDs role in this? Not much right now, except to recognize 
that AFN is struggling, to stay tuned in and supportive. 



For the state, a weakened AFN does not bode well. 



Although AFN has sometimes clashed with the state on issues like subsistence, AFN, in 
its forty years, has done much to bring about consensus in Rural Alaska and furthered 
many good causes . 



The only other statewide Native organization, the Alaska Inter-Tribal Council, has not 
had AFNDs resources, nor its success. It has also had a more adversarial relationship 
with the state. 



In recent years, AFN has been working hard with the state and federal government to 
promote economic development in villages. 

By bringing in the World Bank and the Alaska Marketplace Program, AFN has done some good 
work. There is more awareness now about the basic financial infrastructure lacking in 
Rural Alaska. 



As this administration attempts to strengthen public safety in Rural Alaska, combat 
sexual abuse, promote healthy lifestyles, deal with climate change and lower the cost of 
energy, it will need many partners, as well as AFNDs expertise and support. 

.."I will attempt to attend the AFN board meeting via telephone. 

It would be great if Commissioner Emil Notti could be there in person. When Bmil ran AFN 
in its early days, he worked out of a small BIA office with a phone and typewriter. He 
would be a great resource for AFN during this time of restructuring. 

He knows the organization as an insider and as a founding father. 



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Unknown 

From: 

Sent: 

To: 

Cc: 

Subject: 



gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 7:36 PM 

Kim; Anna C (GOV); Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Tibbies; Michael A (GOV) 

Mason; Janice L (GOV); Leschper; Beth (GOV) 

Re; may I sent the op ed to Zencey? 



Are there eight or nine CON lawsuits pending that involve the state and private sector? 



Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 



From: "Kim, Anna C (GOV)" <anna.kim@alaska.gov> 



Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 16:11:54 

To;ExternalEmailgsp <gov, sarah@yahoo.com>, "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) H 

oharon. leighow@alaska.gov>, "Tibbies, Michael A (GOV)" <mike.tibbles@alaska.gov> 

Cc:''Mason, Janice L (GOV)" <janice.mason@alaska.gov>, "Leschper, Beth (GOV)" 
<beth . leschper@alaska . gov> 

Subject: RE: may I sent the op ed to Zencey? 



Touched base with Sharon on iPrivileaed or Personal Material Redacted 
that good to go. 



and after 



Anna Clark Kim 

Special Staff Assistant 

Office of the Governor 



■Original Message- 



From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com [mailto : gov . sarah@yahoo . com] 

Sent; Wednesday, February 20, 2008 4:03 PM 

To; Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) ; Tibbies, Michael A (GOV) 

Cc: Mason, Janice L (GOV); Kim, Anna C (GOV); Leschper, Beth (GOV) 

Subject: Re: may I sent the op ed to Zencey? 



Janice has the last couple of changes and we need to check on [Privileged or Person a reference 



Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 

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Original Message 

From:. "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)" <sharon. leighow@alaska.gov> 



Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 15:29:07 

To: Sarah Palin <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 

Subject: may I sent the op ed to Zencey? 



Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 



(907) 269-7450 Anchorage 
(907) 465-4031 Juneau 
(907) 240-7943 cell 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 7:27 PM 

To: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Cc: Kelly; Russell T (GOV); Tibbies; Michael A (GOV) 

Subject: Sen Davis 

Wants an appt with me - said we would schedule time and I f d email you to remind. Thanks 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 7:09 PM 

To: Kim; Anna C (GOV); Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Tibbies; Michael A (GOV) 

Cc: Mason; Janice L (GOV); Leschper; Beth (GOV) 

Subject: Re: may I sent the op ed to Zencey? 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Ok. 

Thanks , alls ~ ~~~" ~~ 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Kim, Anna C (GOV) " <anna.kim@alaska.gov> 



Date; Wed, 20 Feb 2008 16:11:54 

To:ExternalEmailgsp <gov.sarah@yahoo.com>, "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)" 

< sharon, leighow@alaska.gov>, "Tibbies, Michael A (GOV)" <mike. tibbles@alaska.gov> 

Cc: "Mason, Janice L (GOV)" < janice. mason@alaska.gov>, "Leschper, Beth (GOV)" 
<beth . leschper@alaska . gov> 



Subject: RE: may I sent the op ed to Zencey? 



Touched base with Sharon on 
that good to go. 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



and after 



Anna Glark Kim 

Special Staff Assistant 

Office of the Governor 



Original Message--^ — 

From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com [mail to : gov . sarah@yahoo . com] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 4:03 PM 

To; Leighow, Sharon W (GOV); Tibbies, Michael A (GOV) 

Cc: Mason, Janice L (GOV); Kim, Anna C (GOV); Leschper, Beth (GOV) 

Subject: Re: may I sent the op ed to Zencey? 



Janice has the last couple of changes and we need to check on Privileged or Persona 



reference . 



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Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)" <sharon.leighow@alaska.gov> 



Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 15:29:07 

To: Sarah Palin <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 

Subject: may I sent the op ed to Zencey? 



Sharon Leighow 

* y 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 



(907) 269-7450 Anchorage 
(907) 465-4031 Juneau 
(907) 240-7943 cell 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 5: 1 7 PM 

To: PARNELL; S {GOV sponsored); Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Subject: Stevens 

He called us too I just found out! So you're not in trouble for any leaks. 



Janice and others even worked on this for a second. 



Funny 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 5:09 PM 

To: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Subject: Re: Sen. Stevens 



Lt . Governor says nope ! Darn 

Original Message 

From: Sharon Leighow 
To: Governor Sarah Pal in 
To: Sean Parnell 
Sent: Feb 20, 2008 4:48 PM 
Sub j ect : RE : Sen . Stevens 



OOOHH please let me tell this to Sheila Toomey! ! 



Original Message 

From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com [mail to : gov . sarah@yahoo . com] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 4:45 PM 
To: Sean Parnell 
Subject: Re: Sen. Stevens 



Does he know I don't have a plane, and only rarely do I get to use DPS's 

turbo prop King Air? ! 

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Original Message 

From: Sean Parnell < 



Privileged or Personal^ 



Pate: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 16:43:16 
To : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 
Sub j ect : Sen . Stevens 



Sen. Stevens was stuck in Juneau and was calling me this morning in an 

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effort to see if he could "pay to charter the governor's plane" out of 
Juneau. Thought you'd be interested if he didn't get with you or your 
office on this. J 



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To; 

Cc: 

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gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 5:00 PM 

Sean Parnell 

Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Re: Sen. Stevens 



Ok! But you see I did tell Sharon, right? I knew she'd get a kick out of like I did 
Sorry ; ) 

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•Original Message 



From: Sean Parnell < 



Privileged or Personal N> 



Pate: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 16:57:37 

To: " 'Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) '" <sharon.leighow@alaska.gov> 

Cc : gov . sarahoyahoo . com 

Subject: RE: Sen. Stevens 



NOOOOOOOOM! Resist the urge!! 



I don't want leaks coming from me. . .to the governor. . .to you. . . .to her. 



I know it's fun, but... we need a pipeline of communication there and that 
leak would destroy. Thanks. 



Original Message 

From: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) [mailto:sharon.leighow@alaska.gov] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 4:49 PM 
To: ExternalEmailgsp; Sean Parnell 
Subject: RE: Sen. Stevens 



OOOHH please let me tell this to Sheila Toomey! I 



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From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com [mailto : gov . sarah@yahoo . com] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 4:45 PM 
To: Sean Parnell 
Subject: Re: Sen. Stevens 



Does he know I don't have a plane, and only rarely do I get to use DPS's 

turbo prop King Air? I 

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Original Message 

From: Sean Parnell < 



Privileged or Personal (> 



Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 16:43:16 
To : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 
Sub j ect : S^n . Stevens 



Sen. Stevens was stuck in Juneau and was calling me this morning in an 
effort to see if he could "pay to charter the governor's plane" out of 
Juneau, Thought you'd be interested if he didn't get with you or your 
office on this. J 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahQO.com 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 4:49 PM 

To: Campbell; Craig (MVA) 

Subject: Casey 

If you attend Friday's Ft. Rich events please tell General Casey and Maj . Gen. Layfield I 
send my regards. I'll foe in DC so can not attend. Thank you. 

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From: 
Sent: 
To: 
Subject: 



gov.sarah@yahoo.com 
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 4:45 PM 
Sean Parneil 
Re: Sen. Stevens 



Does he know I don't have a plane, and only rarely do I get to use DPS's turbo prop King 

Air?! 

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Original Message 



From: Sean Parneil < 



Privileged or Personal 



Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 16:43:16 
To : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 
Subject: Sen. Stevens 



Sen. Stevens was stuck in Juneau and was calling me this morning in an effort to see if he 
could "pay to charter the governor's plane" out of Juneau. Thought you'd be interested if 
he didn't get with you or your office on this. J 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 4:38 PM 

To; PARNELL; S (GOV sponsored); Frank Bailey; K Perry Yahoo; Nizich; Michael A (GOV) 

Cc: Tibbies; Michael A (GOV); Mason; Janice L (GOV); Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Leschper; 

Beth (GOV); Ivy personal 
Subject: Re: Gambling 

I reminded him of that - so did Nizich. It was an odd meeting with Max Miner in there who 
didn't seem on exactly the same page as Darwin. 

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Original Message 

From: "PARNELL, s (GOV sponsored) " <sr,parnell@alaska.gov> 



Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 14:59:23 

To: ftb907@yahoo.com, gov.sarah@yahoo.com, krisandclark@yahoo.com 

Cc: "Tibbies, Michael A (GOV)" <mike.tibbles@alaska.gov>, "Mason, Janice L (GOV)" 
<janice.mason@alaska.gov>, "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)" <sharon.leighow@alaska«gov>, "Leschper, 
Beth (GOV)" <beth.leschper@alaska.gov>, ivyfrye@yahoo.com 

Sub j ect : Re : Gambl ing 



Fyi--you'll recall Darwin Biwer is the sponsor of the gaming commission initiative headed 
for the ballot in August. That initiative creates the commission and empowers it to expand 
gambling in Alaska. Additionally, according to Law, we are not permitted to expend state 
resources either to support or oppose a particular initiative* 



--! — Original Message 

From: frank bailey <ftb907@yahoo.com> 

To: ExternalEmailgsp; K Perry Yahoo <krisandclark@yahoo.com> 

Cc: Tibbies, Michael A (GOV); Mason, Janice L (GOV); Leighow, Sharon W (GOV); Leschper, 
Beth (GOV); PARNELL, S (GOV sponsored)/ ivyfrye@yahoo.com <ivyfrye@yahoo.com> 

Sent: Wed Feb 20 14:53:07 2008 

Subject: Re: Gambling 



The white paper is contrary to my recollection. He drummed up supporters, and you told 
him you appreciated his support but just couldn't support his efforts to open up gambling 
in the state, essentially that you couldn't accept $ attached to the special interest. I 
remember a conversation happening right in the middle of the downtown office. 






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I wasn't aware of a conversation described below or a call from SE. Ivy traveled on 
those SE trips so I'll copy her in. 



gov.sarah@yahoo.com wrote: 



Kris and Frank: I just read my briefing paper for today's meeting I have with 
Darwin Biwer (from Darwin's Theory, I presume). In this he says I called him during the 
campaign to request his assistance in combating Knowles' effort to oppose gaming.,, and 
that "the problem never actually came up but we were ready". 



Huh? Do you remember anything like that? I remember him coming to our office with 
a group of CHARR guys, and I remember calling him from a Southeast airport to say I 
couldn't support their expansion of gaming ideas'. I think I made that call to return his, 
or. because something about the gaming initiative had been in the paper that day? 

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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 4:03 PM 

To: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Tibbies; Michael A (GOV) 

Cc: Mason; Janice L (GOV); Kim; Anna C (GOV); Leschper, Beth (GOV) 

Subject: Re: may ! sent the op ed to Zencey? 



Janice has the last couple of changes and we need to check on Privileged or Personal 
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reference 



Original Message 

From: "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) " <sharon.leighow@alaska.gov> 



Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 15:29:07 

To: Sarah Palin <gov. sarah@yahoo.com> 

Subject: may I sent the op ed to Zencey? 



Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

peputy Communications Director 



(907) 269-7450 Anchorage 
(907) 465-4031 Juneau 
(907) 240-7943 cell 



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From: 
Sent: 
To: 
Subject: 



gov.sar9h@yahoo.com 

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 3:18 PM 

Ruaro; Randall P (GOV); Kelly; Russell T (GOV); Nizich; Michael A (GOV) 

Fw: Gambling 



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Original Message 



From : Kris Perry <krisandclark@yahoo . com> 



Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 16:13:38 

To:gov. sarah@yahoo.com, Frank Bailey <ftb907@yahoo.com> 

Cc:Mike Tibbies <mike. tibbles@alaska.gov>, Janice Mason <janice.mason@alaska.gov>, Sharon 
Leighow <sharon.leighow@alaska.gov>, Beth Leschper <beth.leschper@alaska.gov>, Sean 
Parnell <SR_Parnell@gov.state.ak.us> 

Subject: Re: Gambling 



I'm not sure my first email response went out to this as I rec'd an error. 



To answer your quesiton: No, I do not recall any such thing ever happening. Actually the 
contrary. I remember you calling him - and I also - to let him know that we did not 
support their efforts and understood if they wanted to withdraw their support . 



gov.sarah@yahoo.com wrote: Kris and Frank: I just read my briefing paper for today's 
meeting I have with Darwin Biwer (from Darwin's Theory, I presume) . In this he says I 
called him during the campaign to request his assistance in combating Knowles' effort to 
oppose gaming... and that "the problem never actually came up but we were ready". 



Huh? Do you remember anything like that? I remember him coming to our office with a group 
of CHARR guys, and I remember calling him from a Southeast airport to say I couldn't 
support their expansion of gaming ideas. I think I made that call to return his, or 
because something about the gaming initiative had been in the paper that day? 

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Looking for last minute shopping deals? 



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Unknown 

From: PARNELL, S (GOV sponsored) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GR0UP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=SRPARNELL1] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 2:59 PM 

To: *ftb907@yahoo.com'; , gov.sarah@yahoo.com'; , krisandclark@yahoo.com , 

Cc: Tibbies; Michael A (GOV); Mason; Janice L (GOV); Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Leschper; 

Beth (GOV); 'ivyfrye@yahoo.com' 
Subject: Re: Gambling 

Fyi—you'll recall Darwin Biwer is the sponsor of the gaming commission initiative headed 
for the ballot in August. That initiative creates the commission and empowers it to expand 
gambling in Alaska. Additionally, according to Law, we are not permitted to expend state 
resources either to support or oppose a particular initiative. 



Original Message 

From: frank bailey <ftb907@yahoo.com> 

To: ExternalEmailgsp; K Perry Yahoo <krisandclark@yahoo.com> 

Cc: Tibbies, Michael A (GOV) ; Mason, Janice L (GOV); Leighow, Sharon W (GOV); Leschper, 
Beth (GOV); PARNELL, S (GOV sponsored); ivyfrye@yahoo.com <ivyfrye@yahoo.com> 

Sent: Wed Feb 20 14:53:07 2008 

Subject: Re: Gambling 

The white paper is contrary to my recollection. He drummed up supporters, and you told 
him you appreciated his support but just couldn't support his efforts to open up gambling 
in the state, essentially that you couldn't accept $ attached to the special interest. I 
remember a conversation happening right in the middle of the downtown office. 



X wasn't aware of a conversation described below or a call from SE. Ivy traveled on those 
SE trips so I'll copy her in. 



gov.sarah@yahoo.com wrote: 



Kris and Frank: I just read my briefing paper for today 1 s meeting I have with Darwin 
Biwer (from Darwin's Theory, I presume). In this he says I called him during the campaign 
to request his assistance in combating Knowles' effort to oppose gaming... and that "the 
problem never actually came up but we were ready" . 



Huh? Do you remember anything like that? I remember him coming to our office with a 
group of CHARR guys, and I remember calling him from a Southeast airport to say I couldn't 
support their expansion of gaming ideas. I think I made that call to return his, or 
because something about the gaming initiative had been in the paper that day? 



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Unknown 

From: 
Sent: 
To; 
Cc: 

Subject: 



gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 2:44 PM 

K Perry Yahoo; Frank Bailey 

Tibbies; Michael A (GOV); Mason; Janice L (GOV); Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Leschper; 

Beth (GOV); PARNELL; S (GOV sponsored) 

Gambling 



Kris and Frank: I just read ray briefing paper for today's meeting I have with Darwin Biwer 
(from Parwin's Theory, I presume). In this he says I called him during the campaign to 
request his assistance in combating Knowles 1 effort to oppose gaming... and that "the 
problem never actually came up but we were ready" . 

Huh? Do you remember anything like that? I remember him coming to our office with a group 
of CHARR guys, and I remember calling him from a Southeast airport to say I couldn't 
support their expansion of gaming ideas. I think I made that call to return his, or 
because something about the gaming initiative had been in the paper that day? 

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Unknown 

From: gpv.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 2:30 PM 

To: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: Sched 



Thurs Feb 28th a 3:30 appt in Anchorage 



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From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 1:53 PM 

To: Colberg; Talis J (LAW) 

Subject: Fw: AFN Financial Woes 



Fyi 



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Original Message 

From: "McBride, Rhonda (GOV)" <rhonda.mcbride@alaska.gov> 



Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 13:37:00 
To : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 

Cc:"Mason, Janice L (GOV)" <janice.mason@alaska.gov>,michael. tibbles@alaska.gov, "Nizich, 
Michael A (GOV)" <mike. nizichiaalaska.gov>, "Monegan, Walt C (DPS)" 

<walt.monegan@alaska.gov>, "Notti, Emil R (CED) " <emil.notti@alaska.gov>, "Kim, Anna C 
(GOV)" <anna.kim@alaska.gov>, "Kelly, Russell T (GOV)" <russ.kelly@alaska.gov>, "Perry, 
Kristina Y (GOV)" <kris.perry@alaska.gov>, "Bailey, Frank T (GOV)" 
< frank . bailey@alaska . gov> 

Subject: AFN Financial Woes 



AFN FINANCIAL WOES 



The Alaska Federation of Natives will hold an important board meeting on Thursday, 

February 21st in Anchorage at CIRIDs offices on San Jeronimo Drive, across from the 
Anchorage Daily News. Start time: 10:30am. 



One issue that is sure to come up: AFNDs financial meltdown. 



Rumors have been circulating for some time. But if you visit AFNDs DCD street office, 
youDll see confirmation — lots of empty rooms on the third floor, a sign that AFN is now 
a smaller, leaner operation. 



Talked with George Irwin, Vice President of AFN last week. He is currently working 
without pay -- and hopes to go back on salary, in a different position, when some other 
funding comes in. 



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Irwin says AFN has been downsized to about six people. He expects the staff to grow 
back to about eight or nine workers, still a skeleton crew. 

So what happened? 



Irwin says moving the annual convention to Fairbanks last year proved costly -- and while 
in the midst of planning it, AFN President Julie Kitka realized the convention would be 
followed by layoffs, to cover the costs. It was a tough choice to make. 

Also, AFN dues, paid by the regional Native Corporations, have not changed much over the 
years to reflect the growing expenses. 



AFN will ask Native Corporations to increase their dues. And while they may do so, itOs 
not likely they will bail out the organization completely. 



AFN is definitely in a tight spot. 



Irwin^ says Native Corporations are now feeling their might D enjoying unprecedented 
growth, and many donDt feel that AFN is needed as it once was. He put it this way, QThe 
children are turning their parents out in the cold.D 



In talking with others who follow Native politicsO 



This financial crisis has precipitated a leadership tussled a push to get longtime AFN 
President Julie Kitka to step aside. 

AFN under KitkaDs leadership, has done a virtuoso job of forwarding the Native agenda. 
It remains to be seen if sheDll weather this. 



Senator Albert KookeshDs office has been quiet about AFNDs finances. Kookesh is co-chair 
of AFN, along with Tim Towarak, who once held the Rural Advisor position in the Knowles 
administration . 



We may know more about what direction AFNDs leadership takes, after AFNDs board meeting 
tomorrow (Thursday) . 



AFN has invited the Governor, Commissioner Emil Notti, Frank Bailey and me to attend D in 
person or via teleconference. 



So whatDs the administrationDs role in this? Not much right now, except to recognize 
that. AFN is struggling, to stay tuned in and supportive. 



For the state, a weakened AFN does not bode well. 

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Although AFN has sometimes clashed with the state on issues like subsistence, AFN, in 
its forty years, has done much to bring about consensus in Rural Alaska and furthered 
many good causes. 



The only other statewide Native organization, the Alaska Inter-Tribal Council, has not 
had AFNOs resources, nor its success. It has also had a more adversarial relationship 
with the state. 



In recent years, AFN has been working hard with the state and federal government to 
promote economic development in villages . 

By bringing in the World Bank and the Alaska Marketplace Program, AFN has done some good 
work. There is more awareness now about the basic financial infrastructure lacking in 
Rural Alaska. 



As this administration attempts to strengthen public safety in Rural Alaska, combat 
sexual abuse, promote healthy lifestyles, deal with climate change and lower the cost of 

energy, it will need many partners, as well as AFNQs expertise and support. 



I will attempt to attend the AFN board meeting via telephone. 



It would be great if Commissioner Bmil Notti could be there in person. When Emil ran AFN 
in its early days, he worked out of a small BIA office with a phone and typewriter. He 
would be a great resource for AFN during this time of restructuring. 



He knows the organization as an insider and as a founding father. 



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Unknown 

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [govemor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 1 :53 PM 

To: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Subject: FW: Other 



Original Message 

From : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us [raailto : WebMai l@gov . state . ak . us] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 12:02 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Mr. Konstantin Vulkov 

address: 82, Dondukov blvd. Floor 4 Sofia OS 1504 



MESSAGE: 

Dear Governor, 



My name is Konstantin Vulkov and I am Program Director of the biggest and most listened to 
Bulgarian private radio station, Darik Radio. 



Darik is a news/current affairs/talk station, based in Bulgaria's capital Sofia with 17 
regional offices accross the country. 



I would like to make a phone interview with you for the Bulgarian Darik Radio, X am 
especially interested by your anti-corruption drives as corruption is the biggest problem 
in Bulgaria. 



Could you please advice whether this is possible and how can I send some more information 
regarding my request. 



Many thanks in advance. 



Warmest regards, 



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Konstantin Vqlkov 

Program Director 

Earik Radio 

konstantin . vulkov@darik . net 

dariknews.bg 



konstantin . vulkov@darik . net 



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Unknown 

From: <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> [gov.sarah@yahoo.com] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 1 ;00 PM 

To: John Katz 

Subject: Fw: this weekend... 



Fyi. We're hooking up with mcCain at NGA to speak on Ak issues 
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Original Message 

From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 



pate: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 20:59:19 

To: "Nick Avers" <NAyers@RGA.ORG>, "Rick Perry" <rperry08@RGA.ORG> 

Cc:"Kris Perry" <kris.perry@alaska.gov>, "Janice Mason" <janice.mason@alaska.gov> 

Subject: Re; this weekend. . . 



That would be great. Kris Perry can help on my end with scheduling a time. Thanks! 
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Original Message 

From: Nick Ayero <NAyere@RGA*ORG> 



Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 15:55:39 

To:Governor Sarah Palin <gov.sarah@yahoo.com>, Rick Perry <rperry08@RGA.ORG> 

Cc:Kris Perry <kris.perry@alaska.gov> 

Subject: Re: this weekend... 



The Senator indicated to me that he wants to spend as much one on one time as possible 
discussing issues with Governors this weekend. If you like, I'm happy to set this up. 



IiOOk forward to seeing you Governor. 



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Qn 2/20/08 3:27 PM, "gov.sarah@yahoo.com" <gov\ sarah@yahoo. com> wrote; 



Rick/Nick: I'll be there. 



And is there any possibility I could hear from McCain on Alaska's resource development 
issues? (ie. why is he opposed to ANWR oil drilling, why is he hooked up with Meberman on 
a few anti- development initiatives?) 



If anyone can help me hear from him on that, our state would appreciate it. I'll have a 
tough time explaining my support for him until I can say I spoke with him about my 
concerns re: any pro-environmental stands he's taking that could hurt Alaska. 

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Original Message 

From; "Rick Perry" <rperry08@RGA.QRG> 



Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 14:12:53 
Cc:"Nick Ayers" <NAyers@RGA . 0RG> 
Subject: this weekend... 



Governors, 



I'm looking forward to seeing many of you this weekend. I know how tightly these 
weekends are scheduled, but I wanted to make sure all of you were aware of a gracious 
invitation we just received from John McCain. He is hosting a governors and spouses only 
reception at the Willard prior to the Statesman dinner on Saturday night where he is our 
special guest. I know your RGA briefings have already gone out, which is why I wanted to 
personally highlight this addition and ask you to attend. The reception will be at 
6:15pm. I'll be sure RGA gets" your schedulers more information on this. 



The other ask I have of you is to stay in Washington for the Gala on Monday night. It 
is President Bush's last RGA dinner and we will all be sitting on the stage as he delivers 
his remarks. Over the years the President has been a great friend to RGA and he was 
active as a governor so I want to make sure we are all there to express our appreciation 
to him. Another important reason we need you to attend is this is our biggest fundraiser 
of the year for RGA. 



I hope you will consider these two requests. See you soon 



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Rick 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 1 1:59 AM 

To: Nick Ayers; Rick Perry 

Cc: Perry; Kristina Y (GOV); Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: Re: this weekend... 

That would be great. Kris Perry can help on my end with scheduling a time. Thanks J 
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Original Message 

From: Nick Ayers <NAyers@RGA.ORG> 



Pate: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 15:55:39 

To: Governor Sarah Palin <gov.sarah@yahoo.com>, Rick Perry <rperry08@RGA.ORG> 

Cc:Kris Perry <kris.perry@alaska.gov> 

Subject: Re: this weekend... 



The Senator indicated to me that he wants to spend as much one on one time as possible 
discussing issues with Governors this weekend. If you like, I'm happy to set this up. 



Look forward to seeing you Governor. 



On 2/20/08 3:27 PM, " gov . sarah@yahoo . com" <gov . sarahoyahoo . com> wrote : 



Rick/Nick: I'll be there 



And is there any possibility I could hear from McCain on Alaska's resource development 
issues? <ie, why is he opposed to ANWR oil drilling, why is he hooked up with Lieberman on 
a few anti- development initiatives?) 



If anyone can help me hear from him on that, our state would appreciate it. I'll have a 
tough time explaining my support for him until I can say I spoke with him about my 
concerns re: any pro- environmental stands he's taking that could hurt Alaska , 

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Original Message 

From: "Rick Perry" <rperry08@RGA.QRG> 



Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 14:12:53 
Cc: n Nick Ayers" <NAyers@RGA.ORG> 
Subject: this weekend... 



Governors, 



I'm looking forward to seeing many of you this weekend. I know how tightly these 
weekends are scheduled, but I wanted to make sure all of you were aware of a gracious 
invitation we just received from John McCain. He is hosting a governors and spouses only 
reception at the Willard prior to the Statesman dinner on Saturday night where he is our 
special guest. I know your RGA briefings have already gone out, which is why I wanted to 
personally highlight this addition and ask you to attend. The reception will be at 
6:15pm. I'll be sure RGA gets your schedulers more information on this. 

The other ask I have of you is to stay in Washington for the Gala on Monday night. It 
is President Bush's last RGA dinner and we will all be sitting on the stage as he delivers 
his remarks. Over the years the President has been a great friend to RGA and he was 
active as a governor so I want to make sure we are all there to express our appreciation 
to him. Another important reason we need you to attend is this is our biggest fundraiser 
of the year for RGA. 



I hope you will consider these two requests. See you soon 



Rick 



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Unknown 

From: 
Sent: 
To: 
Subject: 



gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 11:19 AM 

McBride; Rhonda (GOV) 

Fw: Dyson 



This could dovetail w/Dyson's ideas: 

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Original Message- 



From: "PARNELL, S (GOV sponsored)" <sr.parnell@alaska.gov> 



Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 10:58:03 
To : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 
Subj ect : FW : Dyson 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



She wanted to see whether you or I would be willing to organize (with no fanfare) a 
meeting of about 5-7 people from various regions of the state to discuss issues of foster 
care, sexual assault & molestation, etc. in the village and to talk about strategies for 
addressing it. She believes strongly that the 3-5 people meeting should be Alaska Natives 
and that a facilitator for the meeting would be helpful ► 



Perhaps the concerns addressed by [Privileged oM| C o U ict dovetail with whatever your staff 
writes to address Sen. Dyson* s request for the Alaska Native Commission. 



From; gov . sarahoyahoo . com [mailto : gov . sarahoyahoo . com] 



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Sent: Wed 2/20/2008 9:44 AM 

To: Mason, Janice h (GOV); McBride, Rhonda (GOV); PARNELL, S (GOV sponsored) 

Cc: Tibbies, Michael A (GOV); Nizich, Michael A (GOV)/ Monegan, Walt C (DPS); Notti, Emil 
R (CEP); Frank Bailey; Perry, Kristina Y (GOV); Leighow, Sharon W (GOV); Kelly, Russell T 
(GOV) ; Ruaro, Randall P (GOV) ; Todd; Colberg, Talis J (LAW) 

Subject: Dyson 



Sen, Dyson wrote a pretty scathing letter a week or so ago re: no progress on his Native 
Elders Roundtable idea, a year after presenting the idea to the Gov's office. 

Pis provide a copy of the letter to Rhonda, and others who need to see it. Dyson* s idea is 
great, but I had assigned the idea to Bitney so he'd work with- Dyson on it, and Bitney 
must not have communicated anything on this to Dyson. 



Between Rhonda, the Lt, Governor, and others who think this is a good idea, I'm sure we 
can see something come to. fruition on Dyson's idea. 



Thanks 



Also- I need DPS letter from Aniak and their response to Aniak re: no troopers wanted in 
the village. Thanks 

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From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 1 1 :30 AM 

To: Frank Bailey; Mason; Janice L (GOV); McBride; Rhonda (GOV); PARNELL; S (GOV 

sponsored) 
Cc: Perry; Kristina Y (GOV); Nizich; Michael A (GOV); Tibbies; Michael A (GOV); Kelly; Russell T 

(GOV); Ruaro; Randall P (GOV) 
Subject: Re: Dyson 

Talis says Dyson is known for writing scathing reprimands to admin. He did the same thing 
to Murkowski's folks - but his Native Commission idea is still good. Just fyi. 



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__-_ -Original Message 

From: frank bailey <ftb907@yahoo.com> 



Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 10:58:37 

To: Janice Mason <janice.mason@alaska.gov>, "Rhonda \<GOV\) McBride" 
<rhonda , mcbride@alaska . gov> , Sean Personal <sr . parnell@alaska . gov> 

Cc : gov . sarah@yahoo . com, kris_perry@gov . state . ak. us 

Subj ect : Re : Dyson 



I received a copy of Dyson 1 s letter here Monday. Let me know if you'd like me to scan and 
forward , 



gov.sarah@yahoo.com wrote: Sen. Dyson wrote a pretty scathing letter a week or so ago re: 
no progress on his Native Elders Roundtable idea, a year after presenting the idea to the 
Gov's office. 



Pis provide a copy of the letter to Rhonda, and others who need to see it. Dyson 1 s idea is 
great, but I had assigned the idea to Bitney so he f d work with Dyson on it, and Bitney 
must not have communicated anything on this to Dyson. 

Between Rhonda, the Lt. Governor, and others who think this is a good idea, I'm sure we 
can see something come to fruition on Dyson's idea. 



Thanks 



Also- I need DPS letter from Aniak and their response to Aniak re: no troopers wanted in 
the village. Thanks 

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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 1 1 ;28 AM 

To: Rick Perry 

Cc: Nick Ayers; Perry; Kristina Y (GOV) 

Subject: Re: this weekend,,. 



Rick/Nick; I'll be there. 



And is there any possibility I could hear from McCain on Alaska's resource development 
issues? (ie. why is he opposed to ANWR oil drilling, why is he hooked up with Lieberman on 
a few ant i- development initiatives?) 



If anyone can help me hear from him on that, our state would appreciate it. I'll have a 
tough time explaining my support for him until I can say I spoke with him about my 
concerns re: any pro-environmental stands he's taking that could hurt Alaska, 

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Original Message 

Prom: "Rick Perry" <rperry08@RGA.ORG> 



Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 14:12:53 
CC: "Nick Ayers" <NAyers@RGA.ORG> 
Subject: this weekend,.. 



Governors , 



I'm looking forward to seeing many of you this weekend. I know how tightly these 
weekends are scheduled, but I wanted to make sure all of you were aware of a gracious 
invitation we just received from John McCain. He is hosting a governors and spouses only 
reception at the Willard prior to the Statesman dinner on Saturday night where he is our 
special guest. I know your RGA briefings have already gone out, which is why I wanted to 
personally highlight this addition and ask you to attend. The reception will be at 
6:15pm. I'll be sure RGA gets your schedulers more information on this. 



The other ask I have of you is to stay in Washington for the Gala on Monday night. It is. 
President Bush's last RGA dinner and we will all be sitting on the stage as he delivers 
his remarks. Over the years the President has been a great friend to RGA and he was 
active as a governor so I want to make sure we are all there to express our appreciation 
to him. Another important reason we need you to attend is this is our biggest fundraiser 
of the year for RGA. 



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I hope you will consider these two requests. See you soon 



Rick 



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From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 1 0:44 AM 

To: Smith; Lynne M (GOV) 

Subject: FW: News from TravelAlaska.com - February 2008 



Original Message 

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Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 8:50 AM 

To: chief justice; Dave shaner; Donna Lee; evelyn berry; Governor Sarah Palin (GOV 
sponsored) ; George Bush; Jen Berry; JoAnn Barker; Marlene; paul Hollenback; Robert M. 
(Mike) Duncan; wayne sosin 

Subject: FW: News from TravelAlaska.com - February 2008 



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From: Mary Becker Ombecker@gci.net] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 6:36 PM 

To: Janet.Potter@usdoj.gov 

Cc: thenderson@coeur.com; dkerr@coeur.com; Gary.Droubay@Goldbelt.com; pgriffin@fs.fed.us; 

Johnson.Stephen@epa.gov; Susan.L.Murphy@usace.army.mil; Kevin.J.WiIson@usace.army.mif; 
Governor Sarah Paiin (GOV sponsored); Hartig; Lawrence L (DEC); Balash; Joseph R (GOV); 
Kate_Williams@stevens.senate.gov; Nathan_Bergerbest@murkowski.senate.gov; 
Kevin.V.Kennedy@mail.house.gov; Connie_McKenzie@stevens.senate.gov 

Subject: Becker Letter for Solicitor General Feb 20081.doc 

February 19,2008 

The Honorable Paul D. Clement 
Solicitor General of the United States 

Office of the Solicitor General 
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 
Washington, DC 20530-0001 

Re: Southeast Alaska Conservation Council et al. v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 

Dear Solicitor General Clement: 

I have been an Alaska Commercial Fisherman for over 40 years. During that time I have always 
been involved in the broad array of issues that could have an impact on the clean water and 
habitat that is vital to the health of my industry. Such is the case of the Kensington Mine located 
near one of our very successful salmon fisheries in Lynn Canal. 

For nearly 20-years other Southeast Alaska Gillnetters and I have followed Coeur Alaska and 
Goldbelt in their efforts to open the Kensington Gold Mine and build a dock at Cascade Point. 
They have frequently requested our input to insure that the developments would have no impact 
on a valuable fishery. Our communications have been productive and resulted in a mutually 
acceptable project that was permitted by all the agencies in July 2005. 

It was important that during construction, Coeur Alaska hired and contracted locally. In fact, 
over 50% of a plus 380 person work force was Native-affiliated. Unfortunately, those year- 
round, high paying jobs were halted by the injunction. 

We ask that you join Coeur Alaska and Goldbelt Inc. and urge the Supreme Court to review the 
decision of the Ninth Circuit Court in which SEACC, Lynn Canal Conservation, and the Sierra 
Club sued the agencies for granting 404 permits to Coeur Alaska and Goldbelt It is our opinion 
that the agencies were correct in issuing these permits and that the Ninth Circuit Court has made 
a questionable reading of the Clean Water Act in this case. 

The decision by the Ninth Circuit Court vacating Goldbelt's 404 permit is a gross injustice to the 
intent of Congress when it enacted the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act providing these 
lands to Goldbelt with the intent that they be used for economic development and betterment of 
Goldbelt's stockholders. It is disappointing that SEACC, Lynn Canal Conservation and the 
Sierra Club are using this lawsuit to block Goldbelt's ability to develop its land in an 
environmentally responsible manner. 



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Sincerely, 



Jim Becker 
P.O. Box 240522 
Douglas,AK 99824 
imbecker(5>,gci,net 
(907)586-1900 



CC: 

Tom Henderson, Coeur Alaska 

Dennis Wheeler, Coeur d'AIene Mines Corp. 

Gary Droubay, Goldbelt Inc. 

Pete Griffin, U.S. Forest Service 

Mr. Stephen L. Johnson, U.S. EPA 

Lieutenant General Robert L. Van Antwerp, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 

Colonel Wilson, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 

Governor Sarah Palin, State of Alaska 

Larry Hartig, Commissioner, ADEC 

Joe Balash, Special Staff Assistant to Governor Palin 

Connie MacKenzie and Alaska Congressional Delegation 



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Unknown 

From: 
Sent: 
To: 
Cc: 



Subject: 



gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 9:44 AM 

Mason; Janice L (GOV); McBride; Rhonda (GOV); PARNELL; S (GOV sponsored) 

Tibbies; Michael A (GOV); Nizich; Michael A (GOV); Monegan; Walt C (DPS); Notti; Emil R 

(CED); Frank Bailey; Perry; Kristina Y (GOV); Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Kelly; Russell T 

(GOV); Ruaro; Randall P (GOV); Totfd; Colberg; Talis J (LAW) 

Dyson 



Sen. Dyson wrote a pretty scathing letter a week or so ago re: no progress on his Native 
Elders Roundtable idea, a year after presenting the idea to the Gov's office. 

Pis provide a copy of the letter to Rhonda, and others who need to see it. Dyson's idea is 
great, but I had assigned the idea to Bitney so he'd work with Dyson on it, and Bitney 
must not have communicated anything on this to Dyson. 



Between Rhonda, the Lt . Governor, and others who think this is a good idea, I'm sure we 
can see something come to fruition on Dyson's idea. 



Thanks 



Also- I need DPS letter from Aniak and their response to Aniak re: no troopers wanted in 
the village. Thanks 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 9:45 AM 

To: PARNELL; S (GOV sponsored) 

Subject: Fw; SB 160-fyi 

Importance: High 



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Original Message 

From: "Jackson, Karleen K (HSS) " <karleen. jackson@alaska.gov> 



Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 09:41:37 

To : gov ♦ sarahOyahoo . com 

Cc: "fceighow, Sharon w (GOV)" <sharon. leighow@alaska.gov>, "Leschper, Beth (GOV)" 
<beth.leschper@alaska.gov> 

Subject: FW: SB 160 --fyi 



Governor - you may already have this info, but here's the message I 
forwarded to Russ, Anna, and Mike T. on this earlier. 



Original Message 

From: Jackson, Karleen K (HSS) 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 8:25 AM 

To: Kelly, Russell T (GOV); Kim, Anna C (GOV); Tibbies, Michael A (GOV) 

Cc: Streur, William J (HSS); Hill, Sherry (HSS) 

Subject: RE: SB 160--fyi 

Importance; High 



These are the statements DHSS has been making about SB160 since it was 
introduced last year: 



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DHSS supports the underlying premise of SB160 - health care for all 
Alaskan. However, health insurance and access to actual health care are 
not the same thing and SB160 may not necessarily achieve the goal of 
health care for all Alaskans. Because DHSS lacks the actuarial 
expertise and data to comprehensively analyze SB160, we can only speak 
to support for the goal of health care for all Alaskans. 



Bill Streur is passionate about achieving health care for all Alaskans. 
That's what he spoke to in his testimony yesterday. When he was asked 
for his personal opinion about SB160 based on his past experience and 
knowledge of health care issues, he was clear in stating that he was not 
speaking from a department or administration position. 

When the press release reported "the department has recently formulated 
a position on the legislation", it sounded as though our position has 
changed. It has not. 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Please let us know how you'd like us to proceed with clarification on 
this issue. 



Karleen 



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From: 
Sent: 
To: 
Subject: 



Quay, Gerald A (DEC) [gerry.guay@a!askagov] 
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 8:57 AM 
Kreitzer; Annette E (DOA); Palin; Sarah H {GOV) 
Contract negotiations 



We just had another Department employee leave the state , the fifth or sixth that I know 
of in the last 3 months. They left because the state no longer values its workers or pays 
them fairly. You have the power to be fair or take responsibility for the loss of many 
well qualified employees. Your decisions in the next couple of weeks may very well 
determine if the state has qualified employees to support the development of a gas 
pipeline. You seem to feel that your workers will continue to work for nothing and will 
not strike to get a fair contract. You also seem to believe you can replace technical 
expertise with less than qualified staff ...... as a supervisor I call that " constant 

training not productivity Either way the state pays thru the nose. 

This is what a recently departed employee said when I told them what the status of these 
negotiations was: 

"No, my pay is about €7% more than when I worked for the state, and about 125% more when 
adjust for cost of living. I also like the job— something new every day, and I'm 
responsible for all environmental and safety programs. 

5 &-3-3 isn't what we were hoping for, but it's a step up. It's a wash if you have to. work 
a 4 -hour week though— just more work at about the same rate of pay. Nothing near 
competitive. " 



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Unknown 

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2006 8:14 AM 

To: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Cc: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: FW: Elections 



Original Message 

From : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us [mail to : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 8:59 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Elections 



Web mail from: Ms. Laura Gibson 
address: 1451W. Clayton Dayton TX 77535 



MESSAGE : 

Dear Gov. Palin, 



I have been combing through US Governors and Legislators searching for a good fit for John 
McCain's VP. I think you are it! I love your pro-life stand, economic conservatism, 
(loved what you did with the plane!), equal rights for gays without sanctioning their 
agenda, congeniality win, and I suppose youth and beauty doesn't hurt either. I think we 
will see more of you in the future. Keep up the good worki 



Sincerely, 



Laura Gibson 



bollweevil51@yahoo. com 



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Unknown , 

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska,gov] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 7:59 AM 

To: neisonphotographic@yahoo.com 

Subject: RE: Other 

Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or 
information you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is 
unable to respond to each and every email herself, your message has been received and is 
being reviewed by the appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your 
need, suggestion, or comment. 



Original Message 

From : WebMail@gov . state . ak.us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 11:21 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin {GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Mr, Jeff Nelson 

address: PMB 467 1120 Huffman Rd. suite 24 Anchorage AK 99515 
9073508565 



MESSAGE: 

Dear Gov. Palin 



I am truly amazed by the foresight of such leaders that had the audacity to believe in 
something bigger than themselves and to forgo public scrutiny & ridicule that came upon 
them for setting in motion the "Vision" that has helped secure the future of Alaska. I 
write this with pride overflowing as I ponder the many champions that have continued this 
great vision, and as we near the Both year of statehood I feel compelled to thank God for 
blessing this Great Land, and with the hope and expectation for execptional leaders, like 
you, to continue the vision into the future. 



P,S. Kinda sappy, but that s the way I see it. 
Thanks for your integity an exceptional leadership 



Jeff Nelson 



nelsonphotographic@yahoo . com 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 7:45 AM 

To: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: Feb 28/29 

I'll have kids* appointments and Valley school events those two days, so I may have to 
consolidate the Anchorage events - I'll go through all that today and let you know. 

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Unknow n __ __^__ 

From: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FiRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GR0UP/CN=REC1P1ENTS/CN=SWLEIGH0W] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 7:24 AM 

To: 'gov.sarah@yahoo.com'; Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Cc: Leschper; Beth (GOV); Perry; Kristina Y (GOV) 

Subject: Re: Nga 

Joel Southern from APRN has also requested any interview with you in D.C 



Original Message 

Prom : gov . sarah@yahoo , com <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 

To: Mason, Janice L (GOV) 

Cc: Leschper, Beth (GOV); Leighow, Sharon W (GOV); Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) 

Sent: Wed Feb 20 07:12:58 2008 
Subject: Nga 



Nat res speech- how much time for my intro? What's the expectation on the panel 
participation? 

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From: Neil MacKinnon [nmackinnon@acsalaska.netl 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 2:03 PM 

To: Janet.Potter@usdoj.gov 

Cc: thenderson@coeur.com; dkerr@coeur.com; Gary.Droubay@Gotdbelt.com; pgriffin@fs.fed.us; 

Johhson.Stephen@epa.gov; Susan.L.Murphy@usace.army.mil; Kevin.J.Wilson@usace.army.mil; 
Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored); Hartig; Lawrence L (DEC); Balash; Joseph R (GOV); 
Kate_Williams@stevens.senate.gov; Nathan_Bergerbest@murkowski.senate.gov; 
Kevin.V.Kennedy@mail.house.gov; Connie_McKenzie@stevens.senate.gov 

Subject: SEACC etal. v. U.S. COE 06-35679 



First things First 

P.O. Box 240651 

Douglas, AK 99824 



The Honorable Paul D. Clement 
Solicitor General of the United States 
Office of the Solicitor General 
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 
Washington, DC 20530-0001 



February 20, 2008 



Dear Solicitor General Clement: 



On behalf of First Things First, Inc., I urge you to file a petition for writ of certiorari in the case 
of SEACC et al. v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers et al, Case No. 06-35679 (9 th Circuit, May 22, 
2007) asking that the Supreme Court review the decision of the Ninth Circuit Court. 

Most of us have carefully followed the historic Kensington Gold Mine, from concept through 
construction and maintain that the agencies were correct in issuing these permits. Further, we 
believe the Ninth Circuit Court has made an erroneous reading of the Clean Water Act in this 
case. If the decision of the Ninth Circuit stands, the negative impact on mining could make 
permitting any project in Alaska, practicably impossible. 

We also believe the decision by the Ninth Circuit Court vacating Goldbeit's 404 permit is a gross 
injustice to the intent of Congress when it enacted the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 
providing these lands to Goldbelt with the intent that they be used for economic development 
and betterment of Goldbelt' s stockholders. It is egregious that SEACC, Lynn Canal 
Conservation and the Sierra Club are using this lawsuit to block Goldbelt' s ability to develop its 



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land in an environmentally responsible manner. 

The Kensington is vital to sustaining the economy of this region and reversing the decline in population 
and living standards that Southeast Alaska has been experiencing. To us, the anticipated 200 year- 
round, well paying jobs and the infusion of $ 1 6 million per year in payroll is a golden opportunity. 

Once again, please join in seeking the Supreme Court's review of the Ninth Circuit's erroneous 
decision. 

Sincerely, 

Neil MacKinnon, Secretary /Treasurer 



CC; 

Tom Henderson, Coeur Alaska 

Dennis Wheeler, Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp. 

Gary Droubay, Goldbelt Inc. 

Pete Griffin, U.S. Forest Service 

Mr. Stephen L. Johnson, U.S. EPA 

Lieutenant General Robert L. Van Antwerp, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 

Colonel Wilson, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 

Governor Sarah Palin, State of Alaska 

Larry Hartig, Commissioner, ADEC 

Joe Balash, Special Staff Assistant to Governor Palin 

Sen, Ted Stevens 

Sen. Lisa Murkowski 

Congressman Don Young 

Connie MacKenzie, Alaska Congressional Delegation 



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From; PARNELL, S (GOV sponsored) [/0=SOA/OU*RRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=SRPARNELL1) 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 1 1 :39 AM 

To: Sarah Palin 

Subject: FW: this weekend... 

Good work on the McCeun side of the equation with the ANWR question. 
Also, please see if you can get him talking up Alaska natural gas-it ! s a clean fuel 



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From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [govemor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 10:43 AM 

To: Smith; Lynne M (GOV) 

Subject: FW: AKSCA eCommunique February 2008 



From: AKSCA eCommunique [mailto:brooke.zegstroo@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 9:51 AM 

To: Palin, Sarah H (GOV) 

Subject: AKSCA eCommunique February 2008 



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Mission 

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deveiopment in the state by ensuring that art of t) 

accessible to all Alaskans. 

A Note From Charlotte 

I recently had the opportunity to visit Cordova. Thi 
opening of our Art Bank Exhibit "Alaska Masterpiec 
Contemporary Art" at the Ilanka Cultural Center . ' 
happened to coincide with the Ice Worm Festival, v 
to say I'd never attended. 

If you live in Anchorage and haven't been to Cordc 
there soon. Now that the fast ferry Chenega travel 
Friday evenings during the summer and returns on 
there's really no excuse for us big city folks not to 
wonderful, warm town and, like so many Alaskan c 
talented artists, a great book store, historical must 
culture center. What else does an Alaskan need? O 
people fish a little there, as well. 

CALL FOR PANELISTS: Would you like to serve on , 
panel? The panel dates this year are April 21-22-2 
interested in serving on a grant panel, have expert 
organizations and are available during that time, p 
email ( charlotte.fox@alaska.Qov ). I will send you 

There are changes happening at ASCA that I want 
You'll be hearing more about this as time passes, c 
public meetings in the larger communities. Some c 



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PHOTOS FROM THE 

WEARABLE ARTS SHOW 

(by Community): 

For more photos, click here 



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be regulatory and some are new procedures that we will be 
implementing. Here are just a few of the changes recently passed by 
the Council: 

To be implemented for the 2010 Grant Cycle (January, 2009) 

• One, two day, panel for Operating Support grants (OSB and 
OSA) 

• Day 1: Presentation by applicant via teleconference or in 
person, 5 minute and panel questions (10 mins). Look at 
supplemental information; 

• Day 2: Panel deliberation; 

• Ceiling on grants: Maximum: $21,000. Minimum: $3,000; 

• Regulations will be passed by that time, expanding biennial 
grants to triennials; 

• Biennial (triennial) minimum annual budget to be raised to 
$150,000; 



New Category; Community Arts Projects; 

t Project grants will merge with Community Arts Grant; 

• First deadline: March 1, 2009. Quarterly grants; 

• Staff recommended - no panel. Floor - none: ceiling - $4,000 

• Criteria: same as CAD/Project grants. Same eligibility, (need 
review of regs) 



New Category: "Major Organisation" 

t Budgets above $500,000; Required to be on triennial cycle (3 
years). Requirement: annual audit and personal visit with 
Council during their second year. 

• Long range goal: To enable major organizations to make 
annual, stable funding predictions. 

• Step One: Make 2 year grant with in depth final report trigger 
for funding. (August 2008) 

♦ Step Two: Make three year grant (online for January 1, 2009) 

# Step Three: Have final report each year trigger funding for next 
year. Funding would remain stable. (August, 2010) 

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ASCA March 1st Deadlines 

-American/Alaskan Masterpieces Grant 
•annual Operating Support Grant 
-Annual Project Grant 
-AIE: Arts Educators Grant 

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Upcoming A5CA Meetings: 

March 28: Council quarterly meeting in Anchorage. For more 

information, call ASCA at 1.888.278.7424 or 907.269.6610. 

STATEWIDE ARTS CONFERENCE! ASCA will be hosting a statewide 
arts conference January 28-30, 2009 at the Captain Cook Hotel in 
Anchorage. SAVE THE DATE! PUT IT IN YOUR BUDGET! 

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Organization Grant Opportunities 

The Rasmuson Foundation, together with the Alaska Humanities 
Forum, present tt ALASKA 'S STATEHOOD EXPERIENCE GRANT 
PROGRAM". Grants are due May 15, 2008. Grant program 
guidelines and applications are at: www.akhf.org 

Challenge America : Reaching Every Community Fast Track (CAFT) 
offers support primarily to small and mid - sized organizations for 
projects that extend the reach of the arts to undeserved populations. 
Deadline: June 2, 2008. 

For more information (and for projects starting after January 1, 

2009, Grants up to $10,000) contact: 

Erin Jenkins Waylor, NEA 

Email: waylore@arts. endow. govWeb: www.arts.gov 

Deadline: June 2, 2008 

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Sitka Summer Fine Arts Camp Receives National Coming Up Taller Award 

The Sitka Fine Arts Camp recently was chosen as one of the 15 organizations nationwide to receive the Coming up 
Taller Award. Roger Schmidt, Executive Director of Alaska Arts Southeast, was presented the award last month In a 
ceremony with First Lady Laura Bush. The Sitka Fine Arts Camp also received $10,000.00 from the President's 
Committee on the Arts and Humanities. 

The Coming Up Taller Awards recognize and support outstanding 
community arts and humanities programs that celebrate the creativity 
of America 's young people, provide them learning opportunities and 
chances to contribute to their communities. These awards focus 
national attention on exemplary programs currently fostering the 
creative and intellectual development of America 's children and youth 
through education and practical experience in the arts and the 
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Skagway Artist Receives National Recognition attheWhite House 

Eve Griffin was one of 347 artists selected nationwide to create an 
ornament honoring the National Park Service for the 2007 White 
House Christmas tree. 



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Art Administration Opportunities 

POSITION OPENING: Executive Director of the Fairbanks Concert Association. Deadline to apply: February 22, 
2008. For more information, contact the FCA at COncert@aCSalaska.net 
CBrfc here for more details 

Artist Opportunities 

Creative Capital artist project grants are available now in emerging 
fields, innovative literature, performing arts at 
www.creative-capital.org 
Deadline is March 4, 2008 

Permanent faculty- Alberta, Canada. The photography program is 
seeking a full time faculty member. 
Deadline: February 23, 2008 

Contact: Mitch Kern (403) 338-5520 
Click here for more information 

Astraea Visual Arts Fund 
Deadline: March 3, 2008 (Monday) 

Contact: (212)529*8021 

Email: arants®astraeafoundation,oro 
Website*. wvm.astraeaToundaoon.oro 

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Call for Art Opportunities 

UAf Percent for Art- West Ridge Building RFP 
Deadline: March l, 2008 

www.eed.state.3k.us/aksca , 

City of Homer supports Public Art Call for Artists and Public Art 
Workshop. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- January 11, 2008-The City 
of Homer's Public Arts Committee will be issuing a request for 
proposals (RFP) to incorporate art into the proposed City Hall and 
Town Plaza. The RFP will be available at the City Hall Clerk's office 
January 18, 2008. Interested artists can call 235-8121 ext. 2222 to 
receive a copy. Preliminary concepts are due back to the city by 
February 23, 2008. 

Contact: Hope Finkelstein, (907) 235-4288 
hope@homerart.orQ 

Art to Wear Fashion Show: From Tip to Toe 

Deadline: March 28, 2008 (Friday) S pm 

For more Information contact: 

LeanBartos 

Tali 907-225-9296 

Email: feanb@kounet.net 
OR 



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Jackie Kefzer 
Tefi 907-225-8848 

Email: iackiekeizer® yahoo. com 

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Exhibition opportunity concerning climate change: 

An Art & Science Collaboration will open in April 2008 at the Pratt Museum in Homer, AK. 
Deadline: February 19, 2008 

Contact; Ryjil Christlanson, (907) 235-8635 or rchristianson@prattmusegm.org 
Click hera for more information 

Alaska State Museum Announces Statewide Photographic Competition 

The Alaska State Museum is seeking entries from photographers statewide tor Alaska Positive 200$, the museum's 

biennial exhibition of Alaska photography. 

Deadline: April 9, 2008 

Contact: Bob Banghart, (907) 465-2976 

http://www.museunri5.state.ak.us 

Fairbanks Theater Groups Want JO minute Plays for 8X10 Festival 

Deadline: March 15, 2008 

Contact: Peggy Ferguson, (907) 456- PLAY 

pgoovferguson@od.nec 

Click here for more information 

The Alaska Botanical Garden Art Show and Sale is looking for 
sculpture, mosaics, gates, kinetic pieces for inclusion in the outdoor 
exhibit and sale. Work must be durable with a retail value of over 
$300. 30% of purchase price is donation to Alaska Botanical Garden. 
Send up to three visuals to arealvaH@aci.net 
Deadline: April 18, 2008. 

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Eastern Nebraska Veteran's Home; 1% Project 

Public Art Prospectus- RFP a Direct Purchase Call 
Deadline: February 27, 2008 

Contact: J. D. Hutton, (402) 595-2142 
Click here for more information 

Public Art Prospectus- RFQ and Direct Purchase Call- A Nebraska One 

percent for Art project, Peru State College, Peru, NE 

Deadline: March 14,2008 

Contact: J. D. Hutton, (402) 595-2142 

Click here for more Information 

Public Art, HSC Amarillo Campus, Texas Tech University- RFQ 
Deadline: February 21, 2008 

Contact: Debbie Griffin (806) 742-21 16More information here 
National Outdoor Sculpture competition & exhibition, City of North Charleston Riverfront Park 
Deadline: March 7, 2008 
Click here for more Information 

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Outdoor Temporary Sculpture Exhibition for Roanoke, Virginia's Arts 

Festival in October 2008 running through April 2010. 

Deadline: March 7, 2008 

Contact: Susan Jennings (540) 242-5790 

Click here for more Information 

The Main Street Gallery in Groton, N. Y. Exhibition prospectus 

2008 National smalt art quilt works 
Deadline: June 7, 2008 

Click here for detailed Information 



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All Kids Can Create! National Call for Art-VSA Arts 

Exhibition in Washington, D.C. 

Open to all children ages 5-15 

Deadline March 14, 2008 

For more information, please visit: www.vsarts.org 

Munch & Music July 10- August 14,2008 

Bend Memorial Clinic 

Presented by: The Bulletin and 

PadRcSource Health Plans 

Deadline: July 2, 2008 

Contact: Lisa Hame), (541) 647-7800 

Additfone! information on their website at: 

www.c3events.eorp 

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NEA Dance Grants Available 

American Masterpieces Dance grants are now available from the NEA, 
administered by the New England Federation for the Arts in two 
areas; 

i. Reconstruction Grants: for the reconstruction or restaging of 
American Dance works that are artistically, historically and 
culturally significant. Application is due March 3, 2008, 

For producing dance organizations there are also grants available in 
the National Dance Project. 

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Arts in Education 

Sitka Fine Arts Camp 

Registration Opens January 1. click here for more information 

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Arts Educator Award Grant Applications Available 

The Alaska State Council on the Arts, in partnership with the 
Rasmuson Foundation, is pleased to announce the availability of 
applications for the Arts Educator Grant. There are two deadlines for 
this grant: December 1, 2007 and March 1, 2008. This is a 
postmark deadline. 

This grant is designed to encourage the reconnection of art teachers 
to the practice of their art. Four awards, each up to $3,000, are 
available for K-12 arts educators whose primary responsibility is arts 
instruction, teaching a minimum of three years and permanently 
assigned full or part time in an Alaskan school. 

Applications and guidelines are available at: 

www.eed.state.ak.us/aksca under Arts Education. For more 
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on the Arts' Arts Education office at (907) 269-6682, or toll-free in 
Alaska at 1-888-278-7424. 
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The Alaska Contemporary Art Bank 

Check out the Art Bank on the Web 

The ASCA web site has a link to the Contemporary Art Bank, where 
you can view a good selection of art available through the program. 
In an effort to make the Art Bank more accessible to all our 
borrowers, the images will be updated regularly so that generally the 
work posted is work that is available for loan. The selections posted 
are representative of the collection as whole, with a variety of images, 
mediums and sizes. So even if you don't initially see something you 
like, check back as we hope to update the images monthly. 

The web site also has information on who is eligible for the program 
and how to contact the Art Bank. 

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Artwork of the Month; 




Untitled Doll, by Rosalie Paniyak 

This doll was purchased by the Arts Council from master Cup'ik doll 
maker Rosalie Paniyak of Chevak in 1985. Rosalie passed away this 
past December ( www.adn.com/rural/storv/246521.html ^ and her 
widely recognized, distinctive and humorous dolls are well loved 
among collectors. Rosalie often included stories about who the doll 
was, and their activities with the doll. Her note on this one states: 
Vent out to check his black fish trap after he made his sled. He made 
a little sled because he has a little stomach. He watches his sted while 
pushing. When he catches seal he cuts them in half and leaves the 
other half and goes back to pick up the other half the next day. This 
man is a great hunter. Because he Is a great hunter he has a seal 
coat and he never gets cold. He sneezes "ahh-choo'after he chews 
tobacco." This doll has just returned from a state-wide exhibit 
"American Masterpieces: Art for Alaskans" and is currently available 
for loan to state offices and agencies public spaces under the Alaska 
Contemporary Art Bank program* 

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Council Contact Information: 

Benjamin Brown CHAIR (Douglas) beniaminol789@hotmail.com 
Gail Niebrugge VICE CHAIR (Palmer) niebruaq@matonline.net 
Jocelyn Clark (Juneau) iocelvn@1ocelvnclark.com 
Vera Crews (Anchorage) consult@veracrews.com 
Micky Becker (Anchorage) becker@oci.net 



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Peggy MacDonald Ferguson (Fairbanks) peQferquson@Qd.net 

Sven Haakanson, Jr. (Kodlak) sven@alutiiQmuseum.oro 

Nancy Harbour (Anchorage) nharbour@a laskapac.org 

Theresa John (Bethel) lsti@uaf.edu 

John Kohler (Fairbanks) kohlerii@ruralalaska.net 

Aryne Randall (Anchorage) arvne.k.randaH@wellsfarqo.com 

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Staff Contact Information: 

Charlotte Fox, Executive Director 

(907) 269-6607 chariotte.fox@alaska.gov 

Saunders McNeill, Native and Community Arts Program 

Director 

(907) 269-6603 saunders.mcneiil@alaska.gov 

Andrea Noble, Visual and Literary Arts Program Director 

(907) 269-6605 andrea.noble@alaska.gov 

Gina Signe Brown, Administrative Manager 

(907) 269-6608 aina.brown@alaska.gov 

Susan Olson, Arts in Education Program Director 

(907) 269-6682 susan.olsonl@aiaska.gov 

Janelle Matz, Alaska Contemporary Art Bank Manager 

(907) 269-6604 1anene.matz@alaska.gov 

Brooke Zegstroo, Receptionist/ Administration Support 

(907) 269-6597 brooke.zeqstroo@alaska.gov 

Ruby (Office Mascot) 

(907) I-wanna-bone 

For additional contact information, please visit our website: 
www.eed.state.ak.us/aksca 

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From: Ruaro, Randall P (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN==RPRUARO] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 2:08 PM 

To: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Subject: FW: Aniak 

Governor: 

The latest report on the situation in Aniak. 

Randy 

From: Byrne, Cassandra M (DPS) 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 12:58 PM 

To: McBride, Rhonda (GOV); Ruaro, Randall P (GOV) 

Cc: Monegan, Walt C (DPS); Glass, John D (DPS); Holloway, Audie E (DPS); Rice, Lauren (DPS) 

Subject: Re: Aniak 

Good afternoon, 

Commissioner Monegan is enroute back to Anchorage and has asked me to forward some information to you re: 
Aniak situation which he received a short time ago: 

"Lt Mcdonald is landing in Aniak as we speak and will attend this meeting and start gathering information before 
the meeting. He has assured me that he will email us in the morning on how things went i just don't see that this 
will be anything more then a few folks venting personal issues using their positions on a council. This will backfire 
on them as it looks now. The 6 topic's are poorly written and documented. Frankly one of the complaints is a 
positive reaction to a call for service when a grandmother called about her concern of children at another family's 
residence. According to Trp Spencer, Sgt. Sheets so happened to be watching a PT that night and received the 
call. He called the Carl Morgan residence to see if things were OK there, since he couldn't leave because of the 
Prisoner's." 

We will continue to forward significant updates to you as they are received. 

Thank you, 

Cassandra Byrne 
Executive Secretary 
Department of Public Safety 
Office of the Commissioner 

Phone: 907.269.5086 

Fax: 907.269.4543 

Email: cassandra.byrne@alaska.gov 

"Public Safety through Public Service" 



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From: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=SWLEIGHOW| 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 10:51 AM 

To: Todd' 

Cc: 'Sarah Palin' 

Subject: First Dude's helmet 

Todd - 

What do you think?! 

From: Wilkinson, Gregory J (HSS) 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 10:48 AM 

To: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) 

Cc: Glaser, Gordon M (HSS); Hull-jilly, Deborah C (HSS) 

Subject: First Dude's helmet 

Sharon, 

Our Injury Prevention people wanted to know if Todd Palin was wearing his helmet when he wrecked 

his machine during the Iron Dog, and if so, if he' d be interested in doing a press event or PSA talking 

about how the helmet helped save his head and encouraging others to wear helmets. 

Can you run this by the right folks for us and let me know? 

Thanks, 

Greg 

***Note: new email address*** 

Greg Wilkinson 

Public Information Officer 

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services 

Division of Public Health 

3601 C Street, Suite 902 

Anchorage, A K 99503 

(907) 269-7285 office 

(907) 382-7032 cell 

(907) 334-2671 FAX 

Email to: gregorY.wilkinson@alQSko.gov 



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From: Colberg, Talis J (LAW) [/OS0A/0U=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=REClPIENTS/CN=TJCOLBERG] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 10:08 AM 

To: 'gov.sarahigyahoo.com' 

Subject: Dyson 

Dear Governor Palin, 

I just received your email regarding a referenced scathing email from Sen. Dyson on a Native Elders 
Roundtable. I believe he is basing that concept on the 1994 Natives Commission Task Force. Pm not sure what 
the outcome of that was, however, I think he liked the concept. 

I would note that Sen. Dyson has been the source of several communications that have an edge over the last 
year. I found an old set of files here including a letter to AG Renkes from Dyson in June of 2003 which started as 
follows: 

"Dear Greg, I gave you the following questions /issues to help us with and I have not heard from you in four 
months. Have you forgotten or are you ignoring these issues and me or do you not give a rip or has Frank got 
you too busy with his stuff? If you can't or won't help me, please suggest someone who can or cares. ..." on and 
on 

My point would be that I think he has been writing scathing letters to the executive branch for years as 
almost a form of sport Talis 



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From: Kreitzer, Annette E (DOA) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=AEKREITZER] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 6:01 PM 

To: 'gov.sarah@yahoo.com' 

Subject: error in earlier email 

Governor: 

Sorry - the number below should be $8*6 billion. I guess I got 

carried away: a billion here, a billion there... 

ak 

From: Kreitzer, Annette E (DOA) 

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 1:10 PM 

To: ExternalEmailgsp; Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) 

Cc: Leschper, Beth (GOV); Tibbies, Michael A (GOV); Jackson, Karleen 

K (HSS); PARNELL, S (GOV sponsored) 

Subject: RE: CSPAN - D.C. 

Governor: 

I'm happy to assist anyway I can (talking points attached). As an 

employer, the State must protect the financial soundness of a plan 

where we have a $10.6 billion unfunded liability (PERS/TRS) . Much of 

this driven by increased health care costs. However, when as an 

employer we can invest $1 in preventive care and receive $4 in 

benefit by the avoidance of potential illness - that's a good 

investment. 

I understand your position that the State, as government - not 

employer - should allow private companies to decide within their 

member pools whether this makes sense for them or not. 



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From; Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=SWLEIGHOW] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 1:17 PM 

To: 'Sarah PalirV 

Cc: Leschper; Beth (GOV) 

Subject: press availabilty 

Governor- 
Are you up for a press availability tomorrow afternoon? It may be a good idea to have some face 
time with reporters as you are going to out of town for a bit. 

Possible topics: 
TransCanada 
Hatcheries 
CON • 



Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 

(907) 269-7450 Anchorage 
(907) 465-4031 Juneau 
(907) 240-7943 cell 



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From: John Kate [jwkate@ALASKADC.org] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20 t 2008 12:03 PM 

To: Governor Sarah Palin 

Cc: Annette E (DOA) Kreiteer; Beth C (GOV) Leschper; Michael Tibbies; Mike Nizich; Janice Mason; 
krisjerry@gov.state.ak.us 

Subject: NGA Winter Meeting 

Among the several issues that will be considered during the NGA winter meeting, 
Governor Pawlenty's Clean Energy Initiative and Real ID will receive particular 
attention in Governors' Only Meetings and otherwise. 

Accordingly, I have attached one pagers prepared by the DC staff on each issue. 
Also attached is a letter from NGA to members of the Senate concerning the 
Maintenance of Effort requirement in the pending higher education legislation. This 
issue may receive some attention as well. 

The MOE requirement, which is opposed by most Governors, appears in the House 
version of the Higher Education bill but not in the Senate counterpart. So, the 
requirement will be debated in an upcoming conference committee. 

Sam Bishop will be present to assist you with respect to the Clean Energy Initiative 
and during the meeting of NGA's Resources Committee. Allison Nyholm will be 
generally present, as she was last year, to provide support on health, education, and 
social service issues. 

Regarding your meeting with Secretary Kempthorne, there are few Alaska issues 
pending with the Secretary, according to our own review and discussions with 
members of the Resources Cabinet. The polar bear issue is the principal exception. 

At our last check,the ESA decision was still being hotly debated within the Bush 
administration. A decision could come at any time. As you know, the State has 
provided substantial input on the administrative record, and there is nothing more 
we can think to do at the moment. 



I can be reached over the weekend at 202.471.4468 (home) or 202 jPrivileged ol (cell) in 



the event that I can provide assistance or if you would like to get together. 
Welcome to DC. 



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From: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GR0UP/CN=REC1PIENTS/CN=SWLE1GH0W] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 10:59 AM 

To: Tibbies; Michael A (GOV); 'Sarah Paiin' 

Subject: CON op ed for your approval 

For your review. 

Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 

(907) 269-7450 Anchorage 
(907) 465-4031 Juneau 
(907) 240-7943 cell 



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From: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=SWLEIGHOW] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 11:34 AM 

To: Tibbies; Michael A (GOV); 'Sarah Palin 1 

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Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 

(907) 269-7450 Anchorage 
(907) 465-4031 Juneau 
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From: Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) [/OS0A/01NFIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=KYPERRY] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 12:29 PM 

To: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Cc: 'Sarah Palin* 

Subject: FW: Meeting with McCain 

Janice - 1 spoke with Nick and they have arranged the following. If this doesn't work, let me know and I can get 
back in touch with him. 

Governor- Nick also said that if you need anything (staff, arrangements, etc.) while you're down there, they are 
happy to assist in any way. 

From: Christie Mueller [mailto:cmueller@RGA.ORG] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 12:12 PM 
To: Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) 
Subject: Meeting with McCain 

Hi Kris- 
Please have Governor Palin come to the Oval Suite at the Willard Hotel at 10am on Saturday, February 23 rd . This 
will be after she attends the RGA Business Meeting from 8:00-9:30. Other governors will be attending this coffee 
hosted by Senator McCain, but Nick assures you that he will make sure Governor Palin has time to speak with the 
Senator. 

Thanks, 
Christie 

Christie L. Mueller 

Governors Office Liaison 

Executive Assistant 

Republican Governors Association 

Suite 250 

1747 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 

Washington, DC 20006 

p. 202 662 41 50 

f. 202 662 4920 

cmueller@rga.org 



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From: John Kate Owkatz@ALASKADC.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 1 :40 PM 
To: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 
Subject: Re: Fw: this weekend... 

I believe that Senator McCain has been supportive of, or at least not opposed to, the 
natural gas pipeline. He might be willing to say some good things about the state's 
efforts to commercialize North Slope natural gas, with the related national interest 
implications. That would be great but, of course, not a quid pro quo for his 
opposition to oil development in ANWR. 



>» On 2/20/2008 at 4:07 PM, in message <1 198672791-1203541673- 
cardhu„decombobulator_blackbeny.rim.net-2059 1 74658- 
@bxel03.bisx.prod.on.blackbeny>, <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> wrote: 

Fyi. We're hooking up with mcCain at NGA to speak on Ak issues. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 

Original Message 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 20:59:19 

To:"Nick Ayers" <NAyers@RGA.ORG>/Rick Perry" <rpeny08@RGA.ORG> 

Cc:"Kris Perry' 1 <kris.perry@alaska.gov>,"Janice Mason" 

<janice . mason@alaska. gov> 

Subject: Re: this weekend... 



That would be great. Kris Perry can help on my end with scheduling a time. 

Thanks! 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 

Original Message 

From: Nick Ayers <NAyers@RGA.ORG> 

Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 15:55:39 

To:Governor Sarah Palin <gov.sarah@yahoo.com>,Rick Perry 

<rperry08@RGA.ORG> 

Cc:Kris Perry <kfis.perry@alaska.gov> 

Subject: Re: this weekend... 



The Senator indicated to me that he wants to spend as much one on one time as 
possible discussing issues with Governors this weekend. If you like, I'm happy to 
set this up. 



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Look forward to seeing you Governor. 



On 2/20/08 3:27 PM, "gov.sarah@yahoo.com" <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> wrote: 

Rick/Nick: I'll be there. 

And is there any possibility I could hear from McCain on Alaska's resource 
development issues? (ie. why is he opposed to ANWR oil drilling, why is he 
hooked up with Lieberman on a few anti-development initiatives?) 

If anyone can help me hear from him on that, our state would appreciate it. I'll 

have a tough time explaining my support for him until I can say I spoke with him 

about my concerns re: any pro-environmental stands he's taking that could hurt 

Alaska. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 

Original Message 

From: "Rick Perry" <rpeny08@RGA.ORG> 

Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 14:12:53 
Cc:"Nick Ayers" <NAyers@RGA.ORG> 
Subject: this weekend... 



Governors, 

I'm looking forward to seeing many of you this weekend. I know how tightly 
these weekends are scheduled, but I wanted to make sure all of you were aware 
of a gracious invitation we just received from John McCain. He is hosting a 
governors and spouses only reception at the Willard prior to the Statesman 
dinner on Saturday night where he is our special guest. I know your RGA 
briefings have already gone out, which is why I wanted to personally highlight 
this addition and ask you to attend. The reception will be at 6: 15pm. I'll be sure 
RGA gets your schedulers more information on this. 

The other ask I have of you is to stay in Washington for the Gala on Monday 
night. It is President Bush's last RGA dinner and we will all be sitting on the 
stage as he delivers his remarks. Over the years the President has been a great 
friend to RGA and he was active as a governor so I want to make sure we are all 
there to express our appreciation to him. Another important reason we need you 
to attend is this is our biggest fundraiser of the year for RGA. 

I hope you will consider these two requests. See you soon. 

Rick 



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From: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) l/0=SOA/OU=FiRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=SWLEIGHOW] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 1 :17 PM 

To: 'Sarah Palm* 

Cc: Leschpen Beth (GOV) 

Subject: press availabilty 

Governor- 
Are you up for a press availability tomorrow afternoon? It may be a good idea to have some face 
time with reporters as you are going to out of town for a bit. 

Possible topics: 
TransCanada 
Hatcheries 
CON 



Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 

(907) 269-7450 Anchorage 
(907) 465-4031 3uneau 
(907) 240-7943 eel! 



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From: John Katz Owkatz@ALASKADC.org] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 12:53 PM 

To: Governor Sarah Palin 

Cc: kris.perry@alaska.gov 

Subject: Senator McCain - CONFIDENTIAL 

Right on! It looks as if Senator McCain will be the presidential candidate of our 
party, but I can't think of many Alaska issues where he has been supportive over 
the years. 

We have made a concerted effort to reach him on ANWR but to no avail. While I 
understand his concern about the congressional earmarking process, it sometimes 
appears that he is singling out Alaska for special treatment. 

I think that the Republican Governor's Association will be responsive to your 
request. If not, we may have other ways to contact Senator McCain. For whatever 
it's worth, I agree with your premise that there needs to be some dialog between you 
and him before he can expect public support. I don't know that we will change his 
mind, but at least you may be able to develop a relationship that will inure to 
Alaska's benefit later on. 

ps: I sure hope that, next year, we can maintain the votes necessary in the Senate 
to sustain or threaten a filibuster on issues, such as ANWR wilderness legislation, 
that are inimical to Alaska's interests, because none of the current candidates for 
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From: John Katz Qwkatz@ALASKADC.org] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 12:03 PM 

To: Governor Sarah Palin 

Cc: Annette E (DOA) Kreitzer; Beth C (GOV) Leschper; Michael Tibbies; Mike Nizich; Janice Mason; 
kris j?erry@gov. state, ak. us 

Subject: NGA Winter Meeting 

Among the several issues that will be considered during the NGA winter meeting, 
Governor Pawlenty's Clean Energy Initiative and Real ID will receive particular 
attention in Governors' Only Meetings and otherwise. 

Accordingly, I have attached one pagers prepared by the DC staff on each issue. 
Also attached is a letter from NGA to members of the Senate concerning the 
Maintenance of Effort requirement in the pending higher education legislation. This 
issue may receive some attention as well. 

The MOE requirement, which is opposed by most Governors, appears in the House 
version of the Higher Education bill but not in the Senate counterpart. So, the 
requirement will be debated in an upcoming conference committee. 

Sam Bishop will be present to assist you with respect to the Clean Energy Initiative 
and during the meeting of NGA's Resources Committee. Allison Nyholm will be 
generally present, as she was last year, to provide support on health, education, and 
social service issues. 

Regarding your meeting with Secretary Kempthorne, there are few Alaska issues 
pending with the Secretary, according to our own review and discussions with 
members of the Resources Cabinet. The polar bear issue is the principal exception. 

At our last check, the ESA decision was still being hotly debated within the Bush 
administration. A decision could come at any time. As you know, the State has 
provided substantial input on the administrative record, and there is nothing more 
we can think to do at the moment. 



I can be reached over the weekend at 202.471.4468 (home) or 202 JPrivileged oj (cell) in 
the event that I can provide assistance or if you would like to get together. 

Welcome to DC. 



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From: 
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To: 
Subject: 



gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Thursday, February 21, 2008 3:53 PM 

Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); K Perry Yahoo; Frank Bailey 

Fw: Halcro Blog 



Pis tell mcAllister that halcro is a lying $+*#_ 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 



Prom: "Colberg, Talis J (LAW)" <talis,colberg@alaska.gov> 



Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 15:40:57 
To s gov . sarah@yahoo . com 
Subject: FW: Halcro Blog 



Dear Governor Palin, This just came in. Talis 



From: Otto, Christina L (LAW) 
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 3:39 PM 
To: Barry, Elizabeth J (LAW) 
Cc: Colberg, Talis J (LAW) 
Subject: Halcro Blog 



The blog about my ^resignation" no longer appears on Halcro' s webpage. 



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From: 
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To: 
Subject: 



gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Thursday, February 21, 2008 9:58 PM 

Leschper; Beth (GOV); Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Hoover 



That speech is very good, I'm happy to deliver it to the Hoover group if they still have 
space on the agenda. Thanks 

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From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 3:26 PM 

To: Perry; Kristina Y (GOV); Tibbies; Michael A (GOV) 

Cc: Balash; Joseph R (GOV); Bailey; Frank T (GOV); Todd; Kelly; Russell T (GOV); Colberg; Talis 

J (LAW) 
Subject: Re: What is Happening?? 

What a dumbass he is. His lies are ridiculous. 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Perry, Kristina Y (GOV)" <kris .perry@alaska . gov> 



Pate: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 13:07:44 

To:Sarah Palin <gov.sarah@yahoo.com>, "Tibbies, Michael A (GOV)" <mike.tibbles@alaska.gov> 

Cc: "Balash, Joseph R (GOV)" <joe.balash@alaska.gov>, "Bailey, Frank T (GOV)" 
<frank.bailey@alaska.gov>, fek9wnr@yahoo.com, "Kelly, Russell t (GOV) " 
<russ . kelly@alaska . gov> 

Subject: FW: What is Happening?? 



FYI, from Halcro's website at the bottom of this email. Just wanted to give you a heads- 
yp in case it is brought up today? didn't want anyone to get blindsided since Tina learned 
Of this from Senator Green's office. Sharon is aware and between her and Tina, we'll take 
care of it • - 



From: Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) 
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2 008 12:55 PM 

To; Otto, Christina L (LAW); Austerman, Joseph M (CED) ? 'kccole@mtaonline.net 1 ; Nix, 
Raymond G (PNR) ; Lefebvre, Richard A (DNR) ; Simons, Leta I* (DNR) 

Cc: Barry, Elizabeth J (LAW); LeighoW, Sharon W (GOV) 

Subject: RE; What is Happening?? 



Tina/All- 



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This is really getting out -of -hand. Something needs to be done to call him on this. He 
should not be allowed to defame people with outright lies. If it's not corrected, then 
people that read it will not know otherwise. I'm copying Sharon Leighow in on this. 
Sharon, bet he didn't call you to verify information like you asked him too. 



And, as Kristan already answered the CC legal counsel is still working for the 
corporation. 



As usual his facts are all wrong* He got your name right and that was about it 



Kris 



From: Otto, Christina L (LAW) 
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 12:41 PM 



To: Austerman, Joseph M (CED) ; ' kccole@mtaonline.net ' / Nix, Raymond G (DNR) ; Lefebvre, 
Richard A (DNR); Simons, Leta L (DNR); Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) 



Cc: Barry, Elizabeth J (LAW) 
Subject: What is Happening?? 



I was quietly plugging away on trying to finish my outline regarding the dissolution 
process when Ginger from Senator Green's office called and told me to take a look at 
Halcro's Blog. This is what it says: 



FLASH: Assistant Attorney General quits due to activity at Mat Maid 

We received the following two emails less than thirty minutes apart this morning regarding 
a breaking situation with Governor Palin's Creamery Board. 

Received at 10:43am 

Just an FYI on the Mat Maid situation, Tina Otto, Assistant Attorney General who has been 
handling all the new Creamery Board affairs is resigning. She had been trying to keep the 

2 



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5 Palin hand picked board members "coloring inside the lines" but is quitting because this 
bunch is running wild and doing things illegally. She does not want to get trapped by 
their wrongdoings after she has warned them that what they are doing is illegal. How many 
people fired or quitting will it take for this administration to realize her board is full 
of conflict of interest and law breaking? Is there no oversight at all? 



I think I still have a job, J Beyond that, I f of course, don't represent the Creamery 
Board. Did the CC board make a decision to find new counsel? I can't even imagine what 
prompted this. 



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From: Governor Sarah Paiin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent; Thursday, February 21, 2008 4:00 PM 

To: Smith; Lynne M (GOV) 

Subject: FW: [Research Matters] ISER Research Matters No. 29 



From: iserj)ublicat'ons-bounoes@lists.uaa.alaska.edu [mailto:iser__publications- 

bounces@lists.uaa.alaska.edu] On Behalf Of ISER Research Announcements 

Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 3:56 PM 

To: ISERJ>ublications@tists.uaa.alaska.edu 

Subject; [Research Matters] ISER Research Matters No. 29 

ISER Research Matters is our effort to quickly let Alaskans know about research findings from the 
institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), at the University of Alaska Anchorage. We post these 
on ogr Web site and distribute them by e-mail. If you'd like to be removed from or added to our e-mail list, 
send us a message at ResearchMatters@uaa.alaska.edu 

Research Matters No. 29. What Helps Small Businesses Succeed? 
February 21,2008 

Starting a business in rural Alaska is hard but not impossible, as existing rural businesses around the 
state prove. So how do some people overcome the barriers created by small markets, remote location, 
high costs, and harsh climate, while many others fail? ISER researchers recently analyzed business 
license patterns to identify favorable community- characteristics and surveyed 196 business owners in 19 
small rural communities to ask what challenges they face and what could help more businesses succeed. 
We also did detailed interviews with 30 owners of current and former rural businesses. 

The research was sponsored by the Rasmuson Foundation, BP Exploration, Wells Fargo Bank, the U.S. 
Economic Development Administration, and the University of Alaska Foundation. What did business 
owners tell us? 

• Take a hard look at whether there'll be enough demand for what you offer. Identify either a needed 
service or an opportunity in a growing industry. Almost a third of the businesses in our survey 
provided groceries, fuel, and general merchandise, and another third were in air transportation, 
eating places, lodges, Alaska Native arts, and guiding for sport hunting and fishing. 

• Draw up a detailed business plan that accounts for all aspects of the business— expenses, 
estimated cash flow, management and training of employees, and marketing strategies. Some 
people told us their businesses had failed because they hadn't understood how to estimate all their 
likely expenses. 

• Get training In business planning, financial management, and day-to-day operations. A quarter of 
the business owners said they could still use help managing their finances and dealing with other 
aspects of day-to-day operations. They cited hiring and supervising employees, facing competition 
from other businesses, getting and ysing new technology, and having sufficient cash flow to cover 
expenses as ongoing challenges. 

• Government agencies and private organizations can best help small rural businesses by offering 
more training in financial and operations management for both prospective and current owners and 
improving rural telephone and Internet connections. One in five business owners said such training 
and better Internet and phone connections would be the biggest help to them. About one in ten 
said agencies could help by providing more financing for small businesses and by learning more 

about the big and ongoing challenges rural businesses face. 
Besides what businesses told us, our analysis of community characteristics showed that the the cost of 
getting to a community; access to scenic public lands, fisheries, or natural resources; and a diverse 
population are the characteristics that most influence business success. 

See summary or full report 

For more information about rural business development, contact Christi Bell a Yvibes<a>ua a.alaska.edu , 
executive director of the Center for Economic Development at ISER. 



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From: Balash, Joseph R (GOV) t/0=SOA/OU=HRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=JRBALASH] 
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 12:51 PM 

To: f gov. sarah@yahoo.com'; Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Cc: Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Galvin; Patrick S (DOR); Rutherford; Marty K (DNR) 

Subject: Re: Governor Palin - . A-PIC 

Governor, we did not direct her to you. I gave her my card in Palmer on Monday night 
She asked how to make sure that you got to see it. I told her to give it to either or 
both of the commissioners, who were both attending that night, and to me. 



Original Message 

From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 
To: Mason, Janice L (GOV) 



Cc: Irwin, Tom E (DNR); Galvin, Patrick S (DOR); Rutherford, Marty K (DNR); Balash, Joseph 
R (GOV) 



Sent: Thu Feb 21 12:30:48 2008 
Subject: Re: Governor Palin - . A-PIC 



Pis ask gas line team what it was, specifically, they wanted me to work on with this 
person. Thanks 

Sent from my BlackBerry® deyice from Cellular One 



Original Message — -- 

From: "Mason, Janice L (GOV)" <janice.mason@alaska.gov> 



Pate: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 12:17:38 

To: Sarah Palin <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 

Cc: "Irwin, Tom E (DNR) » <tom. irwin@alaska.gov;>, "Galvin, Patrick S (DOR) » 
<pat rick. galvin@alaska . gov> , "Rutherford, Marty K (DNR)" 
<marty-rutherford@alaska.gov>, "Balash, Joseph R (GOV) « <joe.balash@alaska.gov> 

Subject: FW: Governor Palin - . A-PIC 



Governor - This woman called the other day stating that she had 
approached the gas line team (commissioner's) and they had told her to 

pursue this through you and that her idea was worth looking into. I 

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have let Ms. Moore know that it has been received and delivered. Janice 



Original Message 

From ; Apr i 1 Moore [mailto : apr ilmoore@starband . net] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 8:04 AM 
To: Mason, Janice L (GOV) 
Subject: Governor Palin - . A- PIC 



Dear Governor Palin, 

My first thoughts, I bring this to you because time is short if 
this 

concept is to work. As we saw last night, the Federal government 
would like to direct how Alaska does business. I am so frustrated 
with the notion that we have to hold out our hands and beg for money 
to build our roads and bridges' Our delegation in Washington has 
worked for decades to get money for the Knik Arm Bridge, just to have 
it shot down in a political fever and catch phrase Bridges To No 
Where , 

In a way we deserve it, because Alaskans, to date, have given up 
revenues that could have been ours, we could have had billions more for 
our oil* But now is a new day. 

The following is just a rough idea, I know it needs the expertise you 
and your staff could work out. 

This has the potential to be bigger than the Permanent Fund. It took 



dynamic governor of that day to get it through. You are just such a 
person, and I can see this as something that could be looked on in just 
the same light. A HUGE leap froward for Alaskans and our Constitution! 
Feel free to let me know what you think would improve it . 



I would like to continue to be involved in this, and if we go forward, 
eventually serve on the board of directors. 
Thank you for your serious consideration. 



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Sincerely, 
April Moore 



ALASKA - PIPELINE INVESTMENT CORPORATION A- PIC 



Acronyms are often the key to helping people promote a good idea. 
Take AGIA for example ... everyone in the state knows what that means, 
they don't actually know how it affects them, but it has a familiar 
sound and feels right.... The legislature agreed, and passed it. Now we 
are all trying to figure out how it affects us, and getting GAS TO SOUTH 
CENTRAL. .after all isn't that what we want I 



The current administration was elected for that very reason, the 
people wanted gas -ALASKAN GAS for ALASKANS, and after that we want our 
gas to get to market to ensure future generations of Alaskans 
have secure jobs and economic stability. 



The problem is, the only company that has submitted a bid under AGIA 
that has met all the requirements, will not be building it in state, as 
most of Alaskans want.... OUT go all those jobs, but worst of all, the 
value added economic stimulus that having the gas transported 
through a gas line built and OWNED by Alaskans would secure. 



That's right folks - I propose that Alaskans form an ALASKAN PIPELINE 
INVESTMENT CORPORATION. The purpose of which is to build the pipeline 
from the North Slope, to Valdez. 



The core of this concept is; 



- Every man, woman, and child that is a legal residence of Alaska by 
December 31, 2008 would hold one share. 



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- Money now invested out side of Alaska, OUR MONEY would be brought 
home, and invested in a project that would multiply it many times over 
the way it is currently being invested. 



- Once gas is being transported through the pipeline, dividends over 
and above the Permanent Fund Dividend, would be paid to each Alaskan 
shareholder . 



- Just like with shareholders in native corporations, these shares 
would be retained by the people they were issued to, or their heirs 



- As with the ALYESKA PIPELINE Corporation, which was formed by the big 
oil companies to build the Oil Pipeline, tariffs would be charged for 
all gas going through the pipeline, and paid out to all shareholders. 
The oil companies have, over the years, earned BILLIONS on the oil just 
because it was transported through their pipeline. 



-■ A- PIC shareholders would earn a yearly dividend on each cubic foot of 
gas transported through OUR pipeline! This could be in the thousands 
Of dollars each year. 35,000,000,000,000 - that's 35 TRILLION Cubic 
feet 

of known gas reserves being transported through OUR pipeline paying 
dividends to all shareholders. The current estimates being closer to 
240-260 trillion cubic feet. Dividends could be a % of the revenue, the 
rest could be used much like current sources, some to the general fund, 
some to the permanent fund, and some in inflation proofing. 



- The new oil leases on Federal grounds in the Chukchi Sea will bring 
little if any revenue to Alaska, unless we collect tariffs on gas going 
through OUR pipeline, 

ALASKANS the time is now! We can not afford to lose high paying 



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jobs as just happened in Kenai with the closing of the Agrium plant I 

We 

can't afford the high cost of heating our homes, and we can't afford the 

high electric bills brought about with declining gas reserves here in 

south central. Most of all we can't afford to be at the mercy of the 

oil 

companies or even the federal government in developing our natural 

resources. 



A-PIC , building a pipeline for our future! 



April Moore 

Trapper Creek, Alaska 



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Unknown 

From: 
Sent: 
To: 
Subject: 



gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Thursday, February 21, 2008 12:47 PM 

Crome; Cora J (GOV); Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Crabfest 



Pis look for May date for crab fest participation in Kodiak 



Also, maybe Comm Fish debate to watch in March. 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 12:31 PM 

To: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Cc: Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Galvin; Patrick S (DOR); Rutherford; Marty K (DNR); Balash; Joseph R 

(GOV) 
Subject: Re: Governor Paiin - . A-PIC 

Pis ask gasline team what it was, specifically, they wanted me to work on with this 
person. Thanks 

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Original Message 

From: "Mason, Janice L (GOV)" <janice.mason@alaska.gov> 



Pate: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 12:17:38 

To: Sarah Palin <gov. sarah@yahoo.com> 

Cc: "Irwin, Tom E (DNR)" <tom. irwin@alaska.gov>, "Galvin, Patricks (DOR)" 
<patrick.galvin@alaska.gov>, "Rutherford, Marty K (DNR)" 
<marty.rutherford@alaska.gov>, "Balash, Joseph R (GOV) " <joe.balash@alaska.gov> 

Subject: FW: Governor Palin - . A-PIC 



Governor - This woman called the other day stating that she had 
approached the gas line team (commissioner's) and they had told her to 
pursue this through you and that her idea was worth looking into. I 
have let Ms. Moore know that it has been received and delivered. Janice 



Original Message--- -- 

From: April Moore [mailto:aprilmoore@starband.net] 
Sent; Wednesday, February 20, 2008 8:04 AM 
To: Mason, Janice L (GOV) 
Subject: Governor Palin - . A-PIC 



Dear Governor Palin, 

My first thoughts, I bring this to you because time is short if 
this 



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concept is to work. As we saw last night, the Federal government 
would like to direct how Alaska does business. I am so frustrated 
with the notion that we have to hold out our hands and beg for money 
tp build our roads and bridges! Our delegation in Washington has 
worked for decades to get money for the Knik Arm Bridge, just to have 
it shot down in a political fever and catch phrase Bridges To No 
Where . 

In a way we deserve it, because Alaskans, to date, have given up 
revenues that could have been ours, we could have had billions more for 
our oil. But now is a new day. 

The following is just a rough idea, I know it needs the expertise you 
and your staff could work out. 

This has the potential to be bigger than the Permanent Fund. It took 



dynamic governor of that day to get it through. You are just such a 
person, and I can see this as something that could be looked on in just 
the same light. A HUGE leap f reward for Alaskans and our Constitution! 
Feel free to let me know what you think would improve it. 



I would like to continue to be involved in this, and if we go forward, 
eventually serve on the board of directors. 
Thank you for your serious consideration. 



Sincerely/ 
April Moore 



AIASKA - PIPELINE INVESTMENT CORPORATION A- PIC 



Acronyms are often the key to helping people promote a good idea. 

Take AGIA for example ... everyone in the state knows what that means, 

they don't actually know how it affects them, but it has a familiar 

sound and feels right.... The legislature agreed, and passed it. Now we 

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are all trying to figure out how it affects us, and getting GAS TO SOUTH 
CENTRAL, .after all isn't that what we want! 



The current administration was elected for that very reason, the 
people wanted gas - ALASKAN GAS for ALASKANS, and after that we want our 
gas to get to market to ensure future generations of Alaskans 
have secure jobs and economic stability. 



The problem is, the only company that has submitted a bid under AGIA 
that has met all the requirements, will not be building it in state, as 
most of Alaskans want..., OUT go all those jobs, but worst of all, the 
value added economic stimulus that having the gas transported 
through a gas line built and OWNED by Alaskans would secure. 



That's right folks - I propose that Alaskans form an ALASKAN PIPELINE 
INVESTMENT CORPORATION, The purpose of which is to build the pipeline 
from the North Slope, to Valdez. 



The core of this concept is: 



- Every man, woman, and child that is a legal residence of Alaska by 
December 31, 2008 would hold one share. 



- Money now invested out side of Alaska, OUR MONEY would be brought 
home, and invested in a project that would multiply it many times over 
the way it is currently being invested. 



- Once gas is being transported through the pipeline, dividends over 
and above the Permanent Fund Dividend, would be paid to each Alaskan 
shareholder. 



- Just like with shareholders in native corporations, these shares 
would be retained by the people they were issued to, or their heirs. 



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- As with the ALYESKA PIPELINE Corporation, which was formed by the big 
oil companies to build the Oil Pipeline, tariffs would be charged for 
all gas going through the pipeline, and paid out to all shareholders. 
The oil companies have, over the years, earned BILLIONS on the oil just 
because it was transported through their pipeline. 



- A- PIC shareholders would earn a yearly dividend on each cubic foot of 
gas transported through OUR pipeline! This could be in the thousands 
of dollars each year. 35,000,000,000,000 - that's 35 TRILLION Cubic 
feet 

of known gas reserves being transported through OUR pipeline paying 
dividends to all shareholders. The current estimates being closer to 
240-260 trillion cubic feet. Dividends could be a % of the revenue, the 
rest could be used much like current sources, some to the general fund, 
some to the permanent fund, and some in inflation proofing. 

- The new oil leases on Federal grounds in the Chukchi Sea will bring 
little if any revenue to Alaska, unless we collect tariffs on gas going 
through QPR pipeline. 



ALASKANS the time is now! We can not afford to lose high paying 
jobs as just happened in Kenai with the closing of the Agrium plant! 
We 

can't afford the high cost of heating our homes, and we can't afford the 
high electric bills brought about with declining gas reserves here in 
south central. Most of all we can't afford to be at the mercy of the 

oil 

companies or even the federal government in developing our natural 

resources. 



A- PIC , building a pipeline for our future! 



April Moore 



PRA GSP01 0012379 



Trapper Creek, Alaska 



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Unknown 

From: 

Sent: 

To: 

Subject: 



PARNELL, S (GOV sponsored) [/0=SCWOU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GR0UP/CN==RECIP!ENTS/CN==SRPARNELL1] 

Thursday, February 21, 2008 12:13 PM 

'gov. sarah@yahoo. com' 

Kenai and Merit Scholarships 



Spoke to classes at Kenai High, Soldotna High, and Kenai Middle School this morning. All 
three warmly received merit scholarship idea. Interestingly, the 11th graders were most 
active and helped me realize that they really are thinking about what's next after high 
school . 



Got asked questions about gasline, Pebble, our families, etc, nothing unusual 



Hope all is well and that you enjoy your trip East 



Sean 



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Unknown 

From: 
Sent: 
To: 
Subject: 



gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Thursday, February 21, 2008 11:23 AM 

Perry; Kristina Y (GOV) 

Fw: for your review 



Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 



From: "Jackson, Karleen K (HSS) " <karleen. jackson@alaska.gov> 



Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 11:14:31 

To: "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)" <sharon.leighow@alaska.gov>, "Kim, Anna C (GOV)" 
<anna.kim@alaska.gov>, "Hill, Sherry (HSS)" <sherry.hill@alaska.gov>, "Kraly, Stacie L 
(LAW) " <stacie.kraly@alaska.gov>,ExtemalEmailgsp <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 

Cc: "Leschper, Beth (GOV) " <beth. leschper@alaska.gov> 

Subject: RE; for your review 



Thanks. This looks great and I appreciate the updated number for lawsuits/appeals. 



From": Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) 

Sent: Thursday, February 21,200811:00AM 

To: Kim, Anna C (GOV); Hill, Sherry (HSS); Kraly, Stacie L (LAW); Jackson, Karleen K 
(HSS) ; ExternalEmailgsp 

Cc: Leschper, Beth (GOV) 

Subject: RE: for your review 



Final version to ADN has corrected # of lawsuits. 



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Prom: Kim, Anna C (GOV) 

Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 10:59 AM 

To: Hill, Sherry (HSS) ; Leighow, Sharon W (GOV); Kraly, Stacie h (LAW); Jackson, Karleen 
K (HSS) ; ExtemalEmailgsp 

Cc: Leschper, Beth (GOV) 

Subject: RE: for your review 



I think after Stacie provided the info last night it was seven versus nine which was old 
info from me, until I heard from Stacie. 



Anna 



Anna Clark Kim 

Special Staff Assistant 

Office of the Governor 



Prom: Hill, Sherry (HSS) 
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 10:56 AM 

To: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV); Kim, Anna C (GOV); Kraly, Stacie L (LAW) ; Jackson, Karleen K 
(HSS) ; ExtemalEmailgsp 

Cc: Leschper, Beth (GOV) 

Subject: RE: for your review 

Importance : High 



I just noticed this sentence: 

Currently, there are seven active CON lawsuits 



Stacie - is this correct? 



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Do we want to have them say "there are more than seven" so we aren't specific? or do we 
want to say exactly how many there are? 



-Sherry 



Note my new e-mail address! Sherry.Hill@alaska.gov 



Sherry Hill, MScPR 

Assistant Commissioner for Public Affairs 

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services 

PO Box 110601 

Juneau, AK 99811-0601 

907-465-1618/cell 907-321-2838 



From: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) 
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 10:40 AM 

To: Kim, Anna C (GOV),- Kraly, Stacie L (LAW); Jackson, Karleen K (HSS) ; Hill, Sherry 
(HSS) ; ExternalEmailgsp 

Cc: Leschper, Beth (GOV) 

Subject: for your review 



All, 



The Anchorage Daily News has significantly edited the CON op ed piece, while the piece is 
much shorter, I think it still conveys a strong message to repeal CON, 



The current Certificate of Need program is not working 
Governor Sarah Palin 



Health care: Do we have too much government or too little? Should we have regulated 
markets or open markets? 



PRA_GSP01J)012384 



Those are the perennial questions. 



And that's what makes the state's proposal to repeal the current Certificate of Need (CON) 
program so contentious. Yes, there are solid arguments on both sides. But after much 
consideration, we believe that the program has not accomplished what it set out ultimately 

to do more than 30 years ago — lower costs for the consumer. It is time to end Alaska's 
CON program in its present form. Doing so will not only reduce the cost of health care, it 
will also improve the access to health care, allow more competition and improve quality of 
care for patients. 



CON programs were required in all states in the mid-1970s by federal mandate. The goal was 
to make sure that health care facilities matched community need and provided access and 
quality care, which in turn would help reduce health-care costs. The federal mandate was 

repealed in 1987 — 20 years ago! — along with its federal funding. 



The basic assumption in those days was that excess capacity, in the form of overbuilding, 
directly results in health-care price inflation. However, after more than 30 years of such 
programs, the National Conference of State Legislatures has found that there is no solid 
proof that the state- sponsored CON programs have actually controlled health-care costs. In 
fact, in 2004 the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice both asserted 
that CON programs actually contribute to rising prices because they inhibit competitive 
markets. 



Many opponents of CON programs have argued that health- care facility development should be 
left to the economics of each institution, in light of its own market analysis, rather 
than being subject to political influence. 



My administration agrees. 



I included repeal of Alaska's current CON program in my proposed Alaska Health Care 
Transparency Act {SB 245 and HB 337). The legislation will help Alaskans access affordable 
health care, and ensure our health-care system is responsive to changing demographics and 
market conditions. By getting information about health-care options to Alaskans, they can 
make better choices based on the health-care market. 



CON is being used by lobbyists and health-care organizations to limit competition - 
through appeal of other's CON awards or by filing suit against the state for those CON 
awards. As one member of a citizen committee studying CON in 2007 put it: "the only voices 
heard (testifying for continuing CON even more stringently) were from the financially 
vested physicians and hospitals." Currently, there are seven active CON lawsuits involving 
the state and private sector health care providers 



As I said recently in my State of the State Address to the Legislature, "Under our present 
Certificate of Need process, costs and needs don't drive health- care choices — 
bureaucracy does. Our system is broken and expensive." Eliminating the CON program, with 
certain exceptions, will allow free-market competition and reduce onerous government 
regulation. 



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Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 



(907) 269-7450 Anchorage 
(907) 465-4031 Juneau 
(907) 240-7943 cell 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 10:26 AM 

To: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Leschper; Beth (GOV); Colberg; Talis J (LAW) 

Cc: Mason; Janice L (GOV); Perry; Kristina Y (GOV) 

Subject: Exxon brief 

We'll need good talking pts for press conf in DC on this - and to know what expectations 
are: dq I speak, stand there, introduce people, answer questions, what's the format, etc? 

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Unknown 

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 10:21 AM 

To: davidaholmesOO@yahoo.com 

Subject: RE: Environment 

Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or 
information you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is 
unable to respond to each and every email herself, your message has been received and is 
being reviewed by the appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your 
need, suggestion, or comment. 



Original Message 

From: WebMail@gov. state. ak. us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.usI 
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 10:20 AM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subj ect : Environment 



Web mail from: Mr. David Holmes 

address: 1113 West Fireweed Lane #405 Anchorage AK 99503 
907-351-8984 



MESSAGE: 

Governor Palin 's Esteemed E-mail Reader; 

Your Administration continues with this wolf "hunting" program, even after studies found 
that many of the biological relationships assumed in Alaska's predator control programs 
are not entirely understood and concluded that insufficient information exists to 
determine that such programs increase prey or game populations. Why? Alaska residents 
have voted twice to ban aerial wolf hunting, and most assuredly will again this year. Both 
times the Alaskan people voted against these control programs, the Alaska Legislature 
overturned the will of the people and allowed the State to re-create the programs after 
the two-year initiatives expired. Again: Why? 

It is as though your Administration is completely out of touch. Much like the ill-founded 
belief that the polar bear will simply adapt to the loss of sea ice and its natural 
habitats, the science just doesn't back up your position on the issue. 

So go back to the drawing board. Think these things all the way through. The wolf's 
survival is far more important to Alaska than the meager bits of money brought in by 
tourist-hunters. 

Best Regards, 
David Holmes 



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http : //www . akwildlif e . com/WhoEatsMoose .pdf 



davidaholmesOO@yahoo.com 



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Unknown 

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 10:20 AM 

To: Smith; Lynne M (GOV) 

Subject: FW: NEWS NOTES from UAS for January/February 



Original Message 

From: Bonnie Elsensohn [mailto:Bonnie.Elsensohn@uas.alaska.edu] 
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 10:04 AM 
Subject: NEWS NOTES from UAS for January/February 

Here's what's been happening around Sitka Campus lately. 



Bonnie Elsensohn 

Media Specialist 

University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus 

1332 Seward Ave 

Sitka AK 99835 

Phone: 907-747-7767 

http : //www . uas . alaska . edu/sitka 



I 



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Unknown 



From: Skymajor@aol.com 

Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 3:23 PM 

To: andora@nushtel.net 

Cc: ray@kreig.com; Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored); Perry; Kristina Y (GOV); 
RepJ2raig_Johnson@legis.state.ak.us; Dyson; Fred (LAA) 

Subject: Re: Connecting Bristol Bay to the Railbelt Energy Grid 
Dear Nels, 

Thanks for this email copy. 

I am supportive of such a grid, especially one whose foundations are built on hydro like the Susitna 
dams and Lake Chakachamna. FYI, Dennis Nottingham has a nice map of transmission lines 
emanating from the big hydro projects at Susitna and running to Dillingham, Bethel, Chignik, the Ahtna 
region, and more.. ..and providing for connections to communities ail along those routes. 

Such a project would forever change life for the better throughout the regions served by that grid. 
Hydro-based power would free us from the roller coaster ride of oil and gas pricing and provide for 
stable local energy prices throughout what would be a 50 - 100 year project life. 

There is nothing to stop us from doing such a project except vision and will power. I believe that during 
this session Representative Craig Johnson has sponsored a bill that would fund a new look at the 
economics of the hydro projects. I am supportive and hopeful that Alaska would find matching Federal 
funds for that effort. 

1 trust you and yours are well. Please give my regards to Everett, Greta and Dorothy. 

Best regards, 
Bill Noll 

In a message dated 2/23/2008 1 1 :34:08 A.M. Alaskan Standard Time, andora@nushtel.net writes: 

For Your Information 
Nets Anderson, Jr. 
Dillingham 

Original Message 

SubjectRE: Connecting Bristol Bay to the Railbelt Energy Grid and 
Constructing an Alaska State-Wide Energy Grid 
Date:Sat, 23 Feb 2008 08:21 ;05 -0900 
From:Nels and Dorothy <andora@ T nushtel,net> 
Reply-To: andora@nushtel.net 
Organization :Co-Man Services 

To:Governor Palin <Governor@aov.state.ak.us> , "Lt. Governor 
Parnell" <Sean Parnell@gov.state.ak.us> . Bob Martin 
<bob.martin@qoldbelt.com> George Cannelos 
<GCannelos@denali.gov>. James Strandberg 
<JStrandbero@aidea.org> . Mike Harper <mharper@aidea.org>, 
D-J-Bouker <d-j-bouker@nushtel.net> . Henry Strub 
<hstrub@nushtel . net> . Senator Donny Olson 
<Senator Donny Olson@leqis.state.ak.us> . "Sen. Albert 
Kookesh" <Senator Albert Kookesh@ le qis.state,ak,us> , "Rep. 
Woodie Salmon" 



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< Representative Woodie Salmon@.ieais,state.ak.us> , "Rep. 
Mary Nelson" 

Representative Mary Nelson@leais.state.ak.us> , Mike 
Bradner <mbradner@aci.net> . Tim Towarek 
<tim@berinqstraits.com> . BB Times <bbtimes@nushtel.com> 
CC:Greta Goto <smokd salmon@hotmail.com> , Ev 
<everette.anderson@vahoo.com> . Harold Heinze 
<hheinze@ipo.doi.aov> . Tony Izzo <tizzo(5>.acmet> . President 
Lyda Green <Senator Lvda Green@leais.state,ak,us> . 
Speaker John Harris 

<Representative John Harris@leais.state.ak.us> . Tres. 
Hamilton" <svpres@alaska.edu> . Chancellor Steve Jones 
<fvchanc@uaf.edu> Bernice Joseph <fnbmj@uaf.edu> . Debbie 
McLean <rfdlm@uafedu> . Meera Kohler <mkohler@.avec,ora> . 
Todd Radenbaugh <bftar@uaf.edu> , Rebekah Luhrs 
<vista@swamc,org> , Julie Kitka <NevaKitka@aol.com> . 
George Quinto <qquinto@akvillaaes.com> . RuralCap 
<dhardenberah@ruralcap.com> . AITC 
<aitc@alaskaintertribal.orQ> . Earle Ausman 
<earle@polarconsult.net> . Commissioner Emil Notti 
<Emil Notti@commerce.state,ak,us> , Commissioner Tom Irwin 
<tom . irwin@alaska .aov> . "Dep. Commissioner Marty 
Rutherford" <martv.rutherford@alaska.qov> , Ralph Andersen 
<randersen@bbna.com> . Steve Denton <steve@usibelli.com> . 
Steve Lindbeck <steve.lindbeck@uaa.alaska.edu> , Steven 
Angasan <steven anqasan@yahoo.com> , Eddie Angasan 
<eddie@bristolbay,com> . Mary Jane Nielsen 
<savonoski@aol.com> . Ted Angasan <Ftasnvc@aol.com> , 
Moses <mkritz@unicom-alaska,com> . Aleknagik 
<citvalek@nushtel.com> . Malcolm B Roberts 
<mbroberts@gcLnet> , Kyle Von Bose 
<kvonbose@alaskanewspapers.com> . Tundra Drums 
<drumsnews@gci.net> . editor/Juneau Empire 
<editor@juneauempire.com> . Editor-News Miner 
<editor@newsminer.com> . Editors/Frank Gerjevic 
<faerjevic@adn.com> 

Feb 23, 2008 

Dear Governor Palin: 

I sent this email to Senator Hoffman and Rep. Edgmon asking them to expand the scope of the Railbelt 
Electrical Grid Authority Study. 

It has become clear to me that the shortest distance to energy security for our villages is an electric line 
that connects us to the Railbelt Energy Grid and a yet-to-be constructed Alaska State-Wide Energy 
Grid. 

Our energy policy needs to advocate thatour regions across the state begin plans to build regional 
electrical energy grids. Then we should be working on a policy that will have the state planning and 
building an Alaska State-Wide Energy Grid that will ensure that all of our communities across the state 
will have a long-term, affordable, reliable source of energy. 



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We have vast renewable and nonrenewable resources all across the state that can contribute electrical 
power to a State-Wide Energy Grid. The Northwest has immense coal supplies, we have geothermal 
resources all along the Alaska Range and Aleutian Chain, we have hydro power potential, natural gas 
reserves of untold magnitude, coal-bed methane, peat bogs, wind energy across the state, tidal 
resources, and many other acceptable alternatives that can have the entire state contributing power to 
a State-Wide Energy Grid. 

With Susitna back on the menu of energy sources, it makes sense to expand the Railbeit Energy Grid 
to include ail of the rest of the state of Alaska. 

In the near term, while we are developing the plans to build a State-Wide Energy Grid, we need to cap 
our energy costs by initiating electrical and fuel subsidies to stabilize the ever increasing costs of 
natural gas, gasoline, heating fuel, diesel, aviation fuel, propane, and electricity. Energy costs are 
approaching unsustainable levels so the state must step in to keep our communities viable until we are 
all connected to a common State-Wide Energy Grid. 

Thank you for your consideration on this very important effort to energize the entire state of Alaska. 

Best regards, 

Nels Anderson, Jr. 

Box 234 

Dillingham, Alaska 99576 

907-842-2366 

andoraf@nushtel.net 

Original Message 

Subject:RE: Connecting Bristol Bay to the Railbeit Energy Grid 
Date:Fri, 22 Feb 2008 17:39:37 -0900 
From:Nels and Dorothy <andora@nushtel.net> 
Reply-To: andora@nushtel.net 
Organization:Co-Man Services 

To:Sen. Lyman Hoffman <Senator Lyman Hoffman@leais.sta te.ak.us>, 

Rep. Bryce Edgmon 

Representative Brvce Edamon@leais.state.ak.us> 
CC.-Governor Palin <Governor@aov : stataak.us> . "Lt. Governor Parnell" 
<Sean Parnell@qov.state.ak.us> . Commissioner Emil Notti 
<Emil Notti@commerce.state.ak,us> , Commissioner Tom Irwin 
<tomJrwin@alaska.gov> , "Dep. Commissioner Marty Rutherford" 
<martv.rutherford@alaska.Qov> . Greta Goto 

<smokd salmon@hotmail.com> . Ev <everette.an derson@vahoo.com> 
References: <47BF23DP.5070501@nushtel.net> 



Feb 22,2008 

Dear Senator Hoffman and Representative Edgmon: 

As Bristol Bay looks at its energy future, it becomes clear that 

we have to plan on connecting all of our villages to a common regional 

energy grid AJJD eventually into a State-wide Energy Grid, 



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The legislature appropriated 5800,000.00 to do a study on the Railbelt 
Energy Grid. 

The Railbelt Electrical Grid Authority study was funded by a legislative 
appropriation of $800,000 to study the concept of a Railbelt Electrical 
Grid Authority, an independent system operator, to manage and dispatch 
electric power on the Railbelt Grid. The web page addressing this 
can be found at ht tp : / /www . akenergyaut hor i t v . org /USOhomepage .html . 

I am asking you to consider expanding that study to make it a State-Wide 
Energy Grid Authority Study to connect all of our communities across the 
state. If Alaska is going to ever develop its communities across the 
state, we all have to be connected to a state-wide energy grid to 
ensure a reliable, affordable, and long-term source of energy 

As the Railbelt utilities are economically regulated by the RCA, any 
interconnection would need to be approved by the RCA. There would need 
to be an agreement between all utilities providing power and 
state-wide utilities purchasing the power on rates and availability. 
This would need to be approved by the RCA as well. 

One comment; now that Susitna Dam is under consideration again, any 
plans for a transmission line to SW Alaska should be a consideration in 
the sizing of the Susitna project. 

In addition, with the prospect of a geothermal project being proposed 
by the Naknek Electric Association, Bristol Bay could be providing 
clean energy to the Railbelt and the rest of the state IF we are 
connected to the Railbelt Energy Grid and/or a State-wide Energy Grid. 

Thank you for your consideration. 

flels Anderson, Jr. 

box 234 

Dillingham, Alaska 99576 

907-842-2366 

andoraQnushtel . net 



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From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 10:03 AM 

To: Francis; Shawn P SPC NGAK (DMVA Sponsored) 

Subject: RE: Military_and_Veterans_Affairs 

Thank you for writing to /Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or 
information you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is 
unable to respond to each and every email herself, your message has been received and is 
being reviewed by the appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your 
need, suggestion, or comment. 



Original Message 

From : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us] 
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 10:14 AM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Military_and__Veterans_Af fairs 



Web mail from: Shawn Francis 
address: 3135 n Marcos Cir Wasilla AK 99654 
907-746-5315 



MESSAGE : 
Governor : 



I am the military Funeral Honors NCIOC For this fine state and I have just had some very 
upsetting news brought to my attention. There have been thousands of remains of vets found 
in basements and closets of Funeral homes across our Nation. I am writing to see if this 
is happening in our fine state that you or your Staff know of, and if so Would you as the 
governor of this Great State be willing to help me in fixing this. 

I as Funeral Honors NCIOC for the state Find this very sad that this is being allowing 
to happen to our fallen Bothers and sisters to be treated this way. I take the job I do 
for this State in Funeral Honors very serious and think that no soldier should be put to 
rest without the respect of his/her country or state. In this case not yet being put to 
rest but setting on shelves awaiting their Honors that they are owed. 



shawn.p . f rancis@us . army.mil 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 8:35 AM 

To: PARNELL; S (GOV sponsored) 

Cc: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Rutherford; Marty K (DNR); Kate; John W (GOV); Tibbies; 

Michael A (GOV) 
Subject: Re: FW: Google Alert - Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline 

The comment was made in a Reuters interview the other day - in the context of answering a 
reporter's question on what we can do with Pt Thomson. 



I did say we always have the opportunity to legally challenege producers if they refuse to 
abide by provisions in the leases they've held for 30 yrs, for instance in the case of 
Exxon at Pt T. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "PARNELL, S (GOV sponsored)" <sr .parnell@alaska.gov> 



Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 08:16:44 

To:"Katz, John w (GOV)" < jwkatz@alaskadc.org> 

Cc : gov. sarah@yahoo . com 

Subject: Re: FW: Google Alert - Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline 



John, 



I read the article and from my base of knowledge the governor's statement is accurate. 

As I indicated previously, Law can talk you through the legal theory but they likely 
can't provide a detailed analysis nor would it be adviseable (in my view only) to do so as 
it would likely divulge legal strategy. The producers know all about their duty to develop 
under the leases- - 



I do not know what the context of the governor's remarks was nor what precipitated them 
but I believe her remarks to be accurate. (She's really saying Alaska intends to enforce 
its leases- -the state has to live by its agreements in the leases and so should the 
producers . ) 



Sean 



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Original Message 

From; John Katz <jwkatz@ALASKADC.org> 

To: Drue Pearce <dpearce@arcticgas.gov>; PARNELL, S (OOV sponsored) 

Sent: Thu Feb 21 07:53:55 2008 

Subject: Re: FW; Google Alert - Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline 



I will defer to the Lt. Governor on the legal basis for the Governor's statement 



Lt. Governor, if you would like, I could contact Marty Rutherford or the Department of 
Law for further elaboration. 



»> On 2/21/2008 at 10:41 AM, in message <lB03DAD3A179B6499EF3FA622E7ieC8B115543@OFCG- 
FPMl.arcticgas.local>, "Drue Pearce" <dpearce@arcticgas.gov> wrote: 



John and Sean: 

Is the Gov on firm legal ground here? Is there a strategy for making this threat? 

Drue 



From: Google Alerts [mailto:googlealerts-noreply@google.com <mailto:googlealerts 
noreply@google.com> ] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 6:37 PM 

To: Drue Pearce 

Subject: Google Alert - Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline 



Google News Alert for: Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline 



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Alaska threatens oil leases over plan <http://news.theage.com.au/alaska-threatens-oil- 
leases-over-plan/20080221- ltil.html <http://news.theage.com.au/alaska-threatens-oil- 
leases-over-plan/2008022l-ltil.html> > 

The Age - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 

Alaska could revoke leases for oil fields like Prudhoe Bay if top energy companies refuse 
to participate in a government natural gas pipeline plan, ... 

See all stories on this topic <http://news.google.com/news? 
hl=en&ncl=shttp: //news. theage. com.au/alaska- threatens -oil -leases- over- 

plan/2008 0221- It il .html <http : //news . google . com/news? 
hl=entocl»http: //news, theage. com.au/alaska-threatens-oil- leases -over- 
plan/20080221-ltil.html> > 



This as-it-happens Google Alert is brought to you by Google. 



Remove <http: //www. google. com/alerts/remove?s^EAAAABqUbo7fZZSQXzfa9o6fbn4&hl-en 
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Unknown 



From: 

Sent: 
To: 
Cc: 
Subject: 



John, 



PARNELL, S (GOV sponsored) [/0=SOA/OU=FlRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPlENTS/CN=SRPARNELL1] 

Thursday, February 21, 2008 8:17 AM 

Katz; John W (GOV) 

'gov.sarah@yahoo.com' 

Re: FW: Google Alert - Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline 



I read the article and from my base of knowledge the governor's statement is accurate. 



As I indicated previously, Law can talk you through the legal theory but they likely can't 
provide a detailed analysis nor would it be adviseable (in my view only) to do so as it 
would likely divulge legal strategy. The producers know all about their duty to develop 
under the leases- - 



I do not know what the context of the governor's remarks was nor what precipitated them 
but I believe her remarks to be accurate. (She's really saying Alaska intends to enforce 
its leases--the state has to live by its agreements in the leases arid so should the 
producers . ) 



Sean 



Original Message 



From: John Katz <;jwkatz@ALASKADC.org> 

To.- Drue Pearce <dpearce@arcticgas.gov>; PARNELL, S (GOV sponsored) 

Sent: Thu Feb 21 07:53:55 2008 

Subject: Re: FW: Google Alert - Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline 



I will defer to the Lt. Governor on the legal basis for the Governor's statement. 



Lt. Governor, if you would like, I could contact Marty Rutherford or the Department of Law 
for further elaboration. 



>» On 2/21/2008 at 10:41 AM, in message <1B03DAD3A179B6499EF3FA622E716C8B115543@OFCG- 
FPMl.arcticgas. local >, "Drue Pearce" <dpearce@arcticgas.gov> wrote: 

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John and Sean: 

Is the Gov on firm legal ground here? Is there a strategy for making this threat? 

Drue 



Prom : Google Alerts [mailto : googlealerts-noreply@google . com] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 6:37 pm 

To: Drue Pearce 

Subject: Google Alert - Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline 



Google News Alert for: Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline 

Alaska threatens oii leases over plan <http://news.theage.com.au/alaska-threatens-oil- 
leases-over-plan/20 08022 l-ltil,html> 

The Age - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 

Alaska could revoke leases for oil fields like Prudhoe Bay if top energy companies refuse 
to participate in a government natural gas pipeline plan, . . . 

See all stories on this topic <http://news.google.com/news? 
hl=en£ncl*http: //news, theage. com.au/alaska-threatens-oil-leases-over- 
plan/20080221-ltil .html> 



This as-it-happens Google Alert is brought to you by Google. 



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alert . 

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Manage <http: //www. google. com/alerts/manage ?hl=en> your alerts. 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 7:17 AM 

To: Katz; John W (GOV) 

Cc: Leschper; Beth (GOV); Mason; Janice L (GOV); Michael Tibbies; Nizich; Michael A (GOV); 

Bishop; Samuel T (GOV); Perry; Kristina Y (GOV) 
Subject: Re: Senator McCain/Climate Change 

Thanks very much. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From; "John Katz" <jwkatz@AIjASKApC.org> 



Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 09:34:51 

To: "Governor Sarah Palin" <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 

Cc:"Beth C (GOV) Leschper" <beth.leschper@alaska.gov>, "Janice L (GOV) Mason" 
<janice.mason@alaska.gov>, "Michael Tibbies" <michael.tibbles@alaska.gov>, "Mike Nizich" 
<Mike.Nizich@alaska.gov>, "Sam Bishop" <sbishop@ALASKADC.org>, <,kris_perry@gov. state. ak.us> 

Subject: Senator McCain/Climate Change 



In preparation for your meeting with Senator McCain, I have attached a memorandum prepared 
previously by Sam Bishop, and reviewed by DEC, that documents the impact of certain 
climate change policies on Alaska. 

I doubt that Senator McCain will alter his position on climate change. However, you might 
get him to agree that Alaska presents certain unique circumstances that should be 
addressed in any federal policy. 

Among other things, we are not on the national electricity grid, and we don't have as much 
flexibility as many other states to switch to alternative energy generation. Yet, through 
the climate change sub-cabinet, we are seeking to address climate change and greenhouse 
gas emissions. 



It might also be interesting to mention our problem with coastal erosion and the need to 
relocate or protect a number of villages. 



P.S, 



Further regarding your meeting with Secretary Kempthorne, his staff has been 

touting federal OCS revenue sharing, and he may raise this as well. The State strongly 

supports this, as does the Alaska Congressional delegation, which has made various 

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attempts to enact legislation. However, OCS revenue sharing is problematic in Congress 
because of budget concerns (even though enacted for Louisiana, etc), and there is no 
evidence of support from federal OMB. 



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Unknown 

From: AnneMarie Mattacchione [amattacchione@pnlchs.net] 
Sent: Thursday, February 21 , 2008 8:29 AM 
To: Smith; Lynne M (GOV); Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 

Cc: Dirk Shumaken Mark Lackey; Kim Bergey; Debi Baldwin 
Subject: Request to Meet with Governor Palin 

Dear Ms. Smith: 

It was a pleasure to meet you at the Governor's Mansion on the afternoon of February 4 , 
2008. The reception provided to die Alaska Head Start Association will not soon be forgotten. 

I had the pleasure of talking with Governor Palin during that reception and was encouraged by 
her commitment to get to know Alaska Head Start programs better. 

As you are aware, the Governor demonstrated her commitment by allocating $6Q0fl00 for 
Head Start programs to provide services to children on our wait list We applaud her for 
making Alaska Head Start programs a priority in the budget. Unfortunately, the house sub 
finance committee did not support the increase. 

There are many steps the Association is taking toward raising awareness about the importance 
of Head Start in local communities, the state legislator and the media. 

On behalf of the Alaska Head Start Association, we would like to request a meeting with 
Governor Palin to discuss her perspective concerning the elimination of the $600,000 
allocation. It is our intent to support the Governor in her wish to increase the number of 
children receiving Head Start services throughout Alaska. 

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you soon. 

AnneMarie Mattacchione 

President 

Alaska Head Start Association 

amattacchione@pnlchs.net 

Office; 9Q7. 452 .4267 Ext 223 

Fax: 907.452.4203 



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From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@ataska.gov] 

Sent: Thursday, February 21 , 2008 8:22 AM 

To: Smith; Lynne M (GOV) 

Subject: FW: State Chamber Capital Notes February 20, 2008 



From: Wayne Stevens [mailto:wstevens@alaskachamber.com] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 6:07 PM 

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 

Subject: State Chamber Capital Notes February 20, 2008 

Alaska State Chamber of Commerce 



Capital Notes 



www.alaskachamber.com Wednesday February 20, 2008 

1/3 of 90 Day Session Already Passed! 

Session is moving along at a much quicker pace than in previous years. Many staffers and 
legislators are rather frustrated with the accelerated pace and schedule of committee hearings, 
budget subcommittees and floor sessions. Both Legislative bodies have scheduled additional 
meetings with both bodies often working longer hours and on weekends. Working with the 
Senate Labor and Commerce Committee, State Chamber staff has already spent multiple 
Saturdays, working through complex issues surrounding unemployment insurance. 

Budget Subcommittees have been garnering the most attention of late. A number of the 
subcommittees held meetings all day Saturday and part of Sunday this past holiday weekend in 
order to close out their budgets. Qn the House side, final reports from budget subcommittees are 
due this week, with the full Finance Committee expected to wrap up the state's operating budget 
by the end of the week or early next week. Leadership in the House and the Senate are making it 
a priority to pass the operating budget early. 

Budget 

As proposed by Governor Palin, the state's operating budget is up considerably. Final numbers 
from the House and Senate will be available in coming weeks. Folks in the legislature are a little 
more conservative including many of the Democrats, who are advocating holding the budget 
firm with slight increases for inflation. Real wrangling will take place when legislators decide 
how much money to save and in which account. Expected surpluses as of the last revenue 
report, suggest that Alaska could have an additional $3.5 to $4 billion in surplus cash. The State 
Chamber has suggested saving money in the CBR while returning the budget to FY 06 numbe! rs 
with slight inflationary increases for each year afterwards. 

90 to 120 Days 

A few legislators have alrea4y mentioned a desire to change the 90-day session once the 2-year 
limitation on changing referendums ends. Expect legislation next year to return the legislature to 
the 120-day schedule. 



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Gasline 

As reported in our last capital notes section, we ended with, "It appears there is no clear resolution in 
sight/' While this statement may still have some validity, we met with the Governor's office in order to 
get a better grasp of where the administration was going in regards to the Gasline. Under the previous 
administration, the focus was on putting together a simple contract with a few details mapped out, such 
as location of the gas, percentages for the state and how big the pipe was going to be, etc. 

As this administration has clearly pointed out, there are so many variables to consider currently, and into 
the future, that it is nearly impossible to determine the scope of a contract until those variables are 
identified. The process as the administration sees it- is that we have a potential company that is willing 
to proceed with the certificate to build the line. Gaining a certificate to build will get the ball rolling on 
the planning, permitting and scoping of the entire project. That process alone will likely take 5-6 years. 
As the state reaches the next bench mark of gaining a certificate of approval, then companies interested 
in building, paying and negotiating for cost differentials will be approached to determine the best step 
forward for the state. As the administration put it, "we have to go down this trail in order to determine 
which path to take. The folks further suggested that without making some headway, we won't be able to 
make a proper choice when the time presents itself. 

We look forward to the administration's current progress, but we will keep a watchful eye as things 
develop. 

Governor Announces Town Hall Meetings on the AGIA Gasline Process 

Governor Palin's gasline team has scheduled a series of 16 public town hall meetings around the state 
February 1 8-28 to update Alaskans on the efforts that are being taken to advance a gasline under the 
Alaska Gasline Inducement Act (AGIA). The meetings are to provide information and encourage 
Alaskans to make their voices heard by submitting written comments before the March 6 public 
comment deadline. 

The town hall meetings will provide as much information as possible about how AGIA works, the 
applications that were filed under the Act and what will happen next. Following a presentation there 
will be a question and answer period. 

The presentation will provide an overview of AGIA and describe the process that was used to determine 
whether the five applicants met the requirements to be considered for a license under AGIA. Members 
of the gasline team will also explain the evaluation process required by AGIA and how public comments 
will be considered. 

The public is encouraged to submit written comments before the March 6 deadline, through the AGIA 
website, in writing or by fax. Details on how and where to submit comments are available at 
www.dog.dnr.state,ak.us/agia. The same website contains details about the meeting times and locations. 

All meetings will be from 6-8 p.m. except for Barrow, which will be from 2-5 p.m. and Anchorage, 
which will be from 7-9 p.m. The remaining schedule of meetings follows: 

February 20 

Sitka - Harrigan Centennial Hall, Maksoutoff Room 
Kotzebue - NWAB Assembly Chambers 
McGrath - Cap'n Snow Center Assembly Room 

February 21 



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Ketchikan - Cape Fox Lodge, Mountain Room 

Nome - Old St. Joseph's Church Hall 

Bethel - UAF Kuskokwim Campus, Yup'iit Piciryarait Cultural Center 

February 22 

Juneau - Centennial Hall, Hickel Room 

February 25 

Delta Junction - Community Center 
Kenai - Kenai Peninsula College 

February 26 

Barrow - Inupiat Heritage Center 

Dillingham - Dillingham Middle School Gymnasium 

February 27 

Fairbanks - Carlson Center 

Kodiak - High School Commons 

February 28 

Valdez - Valdez Convention and Civic Center, Ballroom 1 

State Chamber Annual Fly-In to hold Gasline Presentations 
The State Chamber of Commerce is hoping as schedules are currently being configured to hold 
presentations on the natural gas pipeline by the folks in the know. TransCanada, administration 
representatives and a member of the legislature have all been invited offer their insights on the gasline 
process. If all the folks invited can make it, the format should be interesting and informative for 
Chamber memebrs that attend. 

Unemployment Insurance-SB 120 

The State Chamber has been working diligently with Sen. Johnny Ellis on SB 120. SB 120 as originally 
introduced would have raised employer's contribution rates in order to increase the benefit payouts for 
those eligible for unemployment insurance. This bill is similar in scope to legislation from previous 
years in which we have continually been involved. After having multiple stakeholder meetings last 
year and multiple committee meetings this year, the State Chamber along with other business interests, 
have been able to reach an agreement on compromise legislation. Currently, the committee substitute 
will cost employers zero new dollars while providing modest increases for unemployment insurance 
(UI). The current UI program for disbursement of ! benefits uses tables that are close to 25 years in age 
no additional dollars for inflation. It has been a real pleasure for the State Chamber in working with 
Sen* Ellis and his staff to draft business friendly legislation. 

We are ever watchful regarding bills that may have a negative impact on your business. Here is a short 
list of bills with great potential to impact your business, 

HB 42 - Increases to Alaska Minimum Wage rate 

HB 65-Personal Information and Consumer Credit 

HB 125 - Long Range Fiscal Plan 

HB 147 - Tourism Contract Matching Funds 

SB 120-l/nemployment Insurance 

SB 1 1 7-Presumptive Coverage for worker's compensation 

SB 245-Governor's Health care omnibus and certificate of need 



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SB 147- Worker's Compensation Employer Liability 
SB 160 - Mandated Health Insurance 

State Chamber of Commerce 

While there are a number of issues the State Chamber is working on, if there is an issue that is important 
to you and your business, please let the staff at the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce know of your 
concerns. 

Following Legislation? 

Any person can follow the legislative process and access new bills, committee substitutes or determine 

which legislator is on a particular committee in the Legislative Bill Action and Status Inquiry System 

(BASIS). You can see what committee a bill is in, when it will be heard, how committee members 

voted, and much more. You can also view all bills relating to your specific areas of interest by selecting 

"Subject Summary" from the menu on the right. Just click on the link below and bookmark it for later 

use. 

http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/start.asp 

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From: Potter, Janet [Janet Potter@usdoj.gov] 
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 10:15 AM 
To: Juneau Chamber 

Cc: :; dkerr@coeur.com; Gary.Droubay@Goidbelt.com; pgriffin@fe.fed.us; Johnson.Stephen@epa.gov; 
SusanX.Murphy@usace.army.mil; Kevin.J.Wilson@usace.army.mil; Governor Sarah Palin (GOV 
sponsored); Hartig; Lawrence L (DEC); Balash; Joseph R (GOV); Kate_Williams@stevens.senate.gov; 
Nathan_Bergerbest@murkowski.senate.gov; Kevin.V.Kennedy@mail.house.gov; 

Connie_McKenzie@stevens.senate.gov 
Subject: RE: Coeur Alaska Kensington Support Letter 

Please send all correspondence to this e-mail address: supremectbriefs@usdoi.oov 
Thank you. 



From: Juneau Chamber [mailto:jcc@alaska.com] 

Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 1:31 PM 

To: Potter, Janet 

Cc: ':'; dkerr@coeur.com; Gary.Droubay@Goldbelt.com; pgriffln@fs.fed.us; 

Johnson.Stephen@epa.gov; Susan.LMurphy@usace.army.mil; Kevin.J.Wilson@usace.army.mil; 

Governor@gov.state.ak.us; larry.hartig@alaska.gov; Joe_Balash@gov.state.ak.us; 

Kate_Williams@stevens.senate.gov; Nathan_Bergerbest@murkowskl.senate.gov; 

Kevin.V.Kennedy@mail.house.gov; Connie_McKenzie@stevens.senate.gov 

Subject: Coeur Alaska Kensington Support Letter 

Importance: High 

Please see the attached letter. 

RE: Petition for writ of certiorari in the case of Southeast Alaska Conservation 

Council et al. v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers et al, Case No. 06-35679 (9 m 
Cir., May 22, 2007). 

From: 

The Juneau Chamber of Commerce 
31 00 Channel Drive Suite 300 
Juneau, Alaska 99801 



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Unknown 

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Sent: Thursday, February 21 , 2008 8:1 9 AM 
To: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 
Cc: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
Subject: FW: Sandy Sandvik 



From; Lucky You... It's Sandy~ [mailto:aksmyles@gci.net] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 9:05 PM 
To: Palin, Sarah H (GOV) 
Subject: Sandy Sandvik 

Hi Sarah, 

I wonder if you remember me... Matt Sandvik's Mom.Sandy? 

Well, just think that if you want to run for president, lm ready to 

get out there and help you win! We need you in there to stir it up! 

You ready? Anyway, I think you are doing an excellent job in your 

position. Also, I believe you met a Soldier named Tony Draino in Iraq. 

He was real prou6. Has it on his my space. Anyway, thought I would share 

it with you I don't know that you will get it but Hello and Blessings to YOU and YOURS! 

Sandy Sandvik 

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Unknown 

From: Juneau Chamber Occ@alaska.com] 

Sent: Thursday, February 21 , 2008 9:31 AM 

To: janet.potter@usdoj.gov 

Cc: '':*; dkerr@coeur.com; Qary.Droubay@Goldbelt.com; pgriffin@fs.fed.us; 

Johnson.Stephen@epa,gov;Susan.LMurphy@usace.army,mil; Kevin.J.Wiison@usace.army.mil; 
Governor Sarah Patin (GOV sponsored); Hartig; Lawrence L (DEC); Balash; Joseph R (GOV); 
Kate_Williams@stevens.senate.gov; Nathan_Bergerbest@murkowski.senate.gov; 
Kevin.V.Kennedy@mail.house.gov; Connie_McKenzie@stevens,senate.gov 

Subject: Coeur Alaska Kensington Support Letter 
Importance: High 

Please see the attached letter. 

RE: Petition for writ of certiorari in the case of Southeast Alaska Conservation 

Council et al v. US. Army Corps of Engineers et ah Case No. 06-35679 (9 th 
Cir., May 22, 2007), 

From: 

The Juneau Chamber of Commerce 
3100 Channel Drive Suite 300 
Juneau, Alaska 99801 



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Unknown 

From: Governor Sarah PalJn (COV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Sent; Thursday, February 21 , 2008 2:22 PM 
To: Smith; Lynne M (GOV) 
Subject: FW: Mar. 08 AKPTA Newsletter 



From: AKPTA [mailto:aKpta@alaska.net] 
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 2:00 PM 
To: akpta@alaska.net 
Subject; Mar, 08 AKPTA Newsletter 



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March 2008 



In This Issue 

President's Note 

2008 Convention in Fairbanks 

Reflections 

Treasurer's Note 

Legislative 

Donation Link 



Alaska PTA 

Executive Board 

Al Tamagni, President 
orasidentQatasfeapta.oro 

Mary Schrage, President- Elect 
preiWglert@alasKapta.vrq. 
Pat Blakney, Treasurer 

Arney Tamagni, 1 st Vice President Membership 

Paula Pawlowski, 2 nd Vice President Legislative 

IWWrtrYfffftfWlWlrtft-OT 

Nancy Copping, 3 ,ci Vice President Programs 

omaramsQalaskaota.ofa 

Marie Lacher, Secretary 

sftcTgtarv@aiaskapta.flrn 



Alaska PTA 

Rea ion Vice Presidents 
Regions 1 & 3 - Vacant 
Georgia Sandgren, Region 2 

reoion2vpaalaskaDta.orTC) 

Cathy Crew, Region 4 
rftqj9n4yp@ataskaDta.ora 
Tonya Halliday, Region 5 
raotonBvp®alaskatrta.ora 

Tim Booth, Region 6 
reqion6vo@ataskaDta.ora 

Lynn Hohi, Region 7 

r*ojftn7vD@alaskanta.ora " 

Karen McNeil, Region 8 

reo|on8vD@alaskaDta.orq 



ALASKA PTA COMMITTEE CHAIRS 

Mary Meacham, Advocacy 

anVoeacv@alaskaota.Qfa 

Mary Schrage, Bylaws 
bylaws@aiaskapta . org 
Pat Bfakney, Budget 

hurtoftt@aiaskaota.oKi 
Julie Doll, Convention 
oonventlon@alaskapta.QrQ 

Vacant, Education 

Paula Pawlowski, Grant Administration 
Nancy Copping, Health and Safety 
Kirsten Dolan & Katie Thaggard- Reflections 
Suellen Appeliof, Public School Land Trust 8t 



Alaska 



Volume 7, 



A Note From Our Preside 



As usual 2 am late getting my portion 
out on time. There is no reason other 
struggling about what I want to focus 
but to you. I have focused on our pre 
I have left out the most important par 

It Is hard to believe that in February 
Apperson Hearst founded the National 
as the PTA. When they created this o 
this country to help eliminate the thre 
founded the PTA they had more than ; 
more than they could have asked for, 
father, teachers, legislators and labor* 
mind and that was help the children. 

Whether the year is 2008 or 1897 we 
goals, and that is to protect and advor 
those issues may be the same, but as 
complexity of our concerns. We may 
child labor laws, or mandatory immun 
educational funding, NCLB changes, a 

No matter what the challenge may be 
educators and legislators to work toge 
successful. It Is with your hefp and si 
advocate on behalf of Alaska's childret 
support that National PTA has been dc 
McLeilan Birney and Phoebe Apperson 
started then would develop and grow 
members has grown to over 6 million 
organization continues to evolve we w 
tor all children, 

Al Tamagni Jr., 
Alaska PTA President 



2008 Alaska PTA Conve 

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Technology 

lgndtrust@aftsk3Pta.oro 

webrnaster@aiaskapta . org 

Dee Parsons, Immediate Past President 

pastpresident@alask30ta.flnq 



one way ($198 round trip) fare Anchorage to Fairbanks or the reverse. The offer is. 

valid April 16 - April 20, 2008. Please call the reservation line at 907-265-2494 in 

Anchorage or 800-544-0552 outside Anchorage and reference the code: AKPTA when 

making a booking. All scnedule and fare information is on the website at 

www T AlaskaRaitroad.com /Dassenoer 



ALASKA PTA OFFICE: 

Physical Address: 

555 W. Northern Lights, Suite 204 

Anchorage, AK 99503 

Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 201496 
Anchorage, AK 99520-1496 

1-888-822-1699 toil free 
907-279-9345 or 907-278-0085 
Fax; 907-222-2401 

Office Manager; Sarah Tuggle 

Office Hours: 10am-2pm Monday-Friday 

akpta@alqska.net. www.alaskapta.org 



Need to get in touch with the Board of 
Managers? It's easy!! Simply click on the 
link listed below on the net or enter the 
online link into your computer and you 
will..-.. Contact Us 

A'asM PXA Home Ffl9« 

http://www.alaskapta.org/ 

Alaska PTA Blog 

Look for updates, changes and 

announcements on the 

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LEADERSHIP SATURDAY 

1 st Saturday of the month 
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 

ALASKA PTA OFFICE 

555 W. Northern Lights, Suite 204 
Anchorage, AK 99503 

If you are interested in working with the 
Board of Managers, letters of interest and 
applications for nomination can be found 
on the Alaska PTA website: 

www.aiaskaDta.oro 

or by contacting the Alaska PTA office. 



The following Committees need vou: With 
your help, we can do more for all of the 
children In Alaska: 

Click on the links below to check each one out. 
WominarJons 

Leqfsfatiyg 

Advocacy 
MMKts Trust; 



Westmark Hotel & Conference Center 

813 Noble Street 

Fairbanks, Alaska 99701 

Hotel Phone: (907) 456-7722 Hotel Fax; (907) 451-7478 

Front Office: (907)459-7704 Central Reservations: l-(800)-544-0970 

www.westmarkhotels.com 

Coordinator: Julie Doll 488-6185 thearypps@acsalaska.net 

Reflections Update 

State judging for Reflections will be held on February 23 rd In Anchorage. Finalists in 
each category will be notified by mall in March. The state Reflections awards 
program will be held on Friday, April 18, 2008 at the annual Alaska PTA convention in 
Fairbanks. Invitations will be sent in eariy April. 

Tips for Treasurers 

Please remember that all dues need to be submitted by March 31, 2008 to the Alaska 
PTA for both state and national dues, Also, if you have not sent in your insurance 
premium payment for 2007 - 2008, please remit it As units pay their insurance, we 
forward their name and address to AIM Insurance to be issued a certificate of 
insurance showing the coverage for the current year. 

Only those units that have paid their insurance and membership dues will be allowed 
to send voting delegates to the PTA Convention in Fairbanks on April 17 - 19, 2008. 
The membership chair will be notifying the units at the end of March as to the 
number of votes they have at convention in accordance with their membership that 
has been reported and recorded. 

Legislative Priorities Survey Results 

First let me say, YOU ARE AWESOME! WANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN OUR 
FIRST ON-LINE SURVEY! f! 

I hope you enjoyed this as much as we did, After canceling the Annual Issues 
Conference due to tack of attendance we were stumped on how to get input from 
members on what they would like to have as legislative priorities, The number of 
people who responded to the survey is triple the number of delegates that can 
physically come to the Issues Conference. 

Yog had great comments and suggestions that will give the State Board of Managers 
direction. We adopted the changes recommended and our next step will be to 
develop Talking Points' on each priority. 

Click here h ffp://www r a laskaDta.ora/2p^08Leoislat ivePrloritles.odf t o review the 2008 
Legislative Priorities. 

Next steps for you? Attend, if you can, the Legislative Fly In, March 4 & 5, 2008 to 
talk with your Senators and Representative in person. The Alaska PTA has a - 
registration form and more information on the Advocacy page of our web site. You 
may have also received the information via email if we have your email address. 
Please do register so we can bring enough packets to Juneau for you to hand out and 
help you in any other way we can. This is PTA advocacy in action and is a legitimate 
expense for PTA boards. 

If you cannot attend the Fly In, you still can contact your Senator and Representative 
by email or snail mail. 

The Alaska PTA President, President-Elect, and Legislative Chair will be traveling to 
Washington D.C. to attend the National PTA Legislative Conference (funded by NPTA) 
and witl be attending workshops concerning Juvenile Justice and No Child Left Behind 
so we will have current updated materials to pass on for your information. 

Again, thank you for participating and you will find the complete results of the survey 
at http://www.alaskaDta.ora/ 

Paula Pawlowski, Legislative Chair 



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Ed ucat io n 

Environment Health and Safety 

Qjsm 

Membership 

Reftectioris 
Wavs & Means 




H.U.G.S. 

Items to be sent to the Alaska PTA office to be a 
"HEALTHY UNIT IN GOOD STANDING": 

1. Current Officers List 

2. Insurance Premium Payment 

3. Membership List 

4. Membership Dues 

5. Updated Bylaws (should be updated 
every 5 years) 

6. Annua* Audit for the 2006*2007 school 
year 

7. 99GEZ form filed if required 



Contribute 



Help ensure your child and all children have the best possible support in their 
education experience, AKPTA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. If you would like 
to make a donation to the Alaska PTA online, click on the link below that we have 

provided. 

www.Davpal.com 

We do need your financial support so we can continue to make a difference in 
education. Children everywhere need us more than ever! Your financfal gift will be 
used wisely. We thank you for giving generously to benefit the children for soon they 
In turn, will give back what we have given them. Let us make sure they have been 
prepared well. To mail in a donation send to: 

ALASKA PTA 

PQ BOX 201496 

ANCHORAGE AK 99520-1496 



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Unknown 

From: Potter, Janet [Janet.Potter@usdoj.gov] 

Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 5:13 AM 

To: Mary Becker 

Cc: thenderson@coeur.com; dkerr@coeur.com; Gary.Droubay@Goldbelt.com; pgriffin@fs.fed,us; 

Johnson.Stephen@epa.gov; Susan.L.Murphy@gsace.army.mil; Kevin. J.Wilson@usace.army. mil; 
Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored); Hartig; Lawrence L (DEC); Balash; Joseph R (GOV); 
Kate_Wi!liams@steven$.senate.gov; NathanJ5ergerbest@murkowski.senate.gov; 
Kevin.V.Kennedy@mail.house.gov; Connie_McKenzie@stevens.senate.gov 

Subject: RE: Becker Letter for Solicitor General Feb 20081 ,doc 

Importance: High 

All future correspondence should be sent to SupremeCtBriefs(S).usdoi.QOV 

Thank you. 



From: Mary Becker [mailto:jmbecker@gci.net] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 2Q, 2008 10:36 PM 

To: Potter, Janet 

Cc: thenderson@coeur.com; dkerr@coeur.com; Gary.Droubay@Goldbelt.com; pgrtffin@fs.fed.us; 

Johnson.Stephen@epa.gov; Susan.LMurphy@usace.army.mil; KevinJ.WNson@usace.army.mil; 

Governor@gov.state.ak.us; larry.hartig@alaska.gov; Joe_Balash@gov.state.ak.us; 

Kate_Wiliiams@stevens.senate.gov; Nathan_Bergerbest@murkowski.senate.gov; 

Kevin.V.Kennedy@mail,house.gov; Connie_McKenzie@stevens.senate.gov 

Subject: Becker Letter for Solicitor General Feb 20081.doc 

February 19, 2008 

The Honorable Paxil D. Clement 
Solicitor General of the United States 
Office of the Solicitor General 
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 
Washington, DC 20530-0001 

Re: Southeast Alaska Conservation Council et al. v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 

Dear Solicitor General Clement: 

I have been an Alaska Commercial Fisherman for over 40 years. During that time I have always 
been involved in the broad array of issues that could have an impact on the clean water and 
habitat that is vital to the health of my industry. Such is the case of the Kensington Mine located 
near one of our very successful salmon fisheries in Lynn Canal. 

For nearly 20-years other Southeast Alaska Gillnetters and I have followed Coeur Alaska and 
Goldbelt in their efforts to open the Kensington Gold Mine and build a dock at Cascade Point. 
They have frequently requested our input to insure that the developments would have no impact 
on a valuable fishery. Our communications have been productive and resulted in a mutually 
acceptable project that was permitted by all the agencies in July 2005. 

It was important that during construction, Coeur Alaska hired and contracted locally. In fact, 



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over 50% of a plus 380 person work force was Native-affiliated. Unfortunately, those year-round, high 
paying jobs were halted by the injunction. 

We ask that you join Coeur Alaska and Goldbelt Inc. and urge the Supreme Court to review the decision 
of the Ninth Circuit Court in which SEACC, Lynn Canal Conservation, and the Sierra Club sued the 
agencies for granting 404 permits to Coeur Alaska and Goldbelt. It is our opinion that the agencies were 
correct in issuing these permits and that the Ninth Circuit Court has made a questionable reading of the 
Clean Water Act in this case. 

The decision by the Ninth Circuit Court vacating Goldbelt' s 404 permit is a gross injustice to the intent 
of Congress when it enacted the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act providing these lands to Goldbelt 
with the intent that they be used for economic development and betterment of Goldbelt's stockholders. 
It is disappointing that SEACC, Lynn Canal Conservation and the Sierra Club are using this lawsuit to 
block Goldbelt's ability to develop its land in an environmentally responsible manner. 

Sincerely, 



Jim Becker 
P.O. Box 240522 
Douglas,AK 99824 
irtlbecker@gci.net 
(907)586-1900 



CC: 

Tom Henderson, Coeur Alaska 

Dennis Wheeler, Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp. 

Gary Droubay, Goldbelt Inc. 

Pete Griffin, U.S. Forest Service 

Mr. Stephen L. Johnson, U.S. EPA 

Lieutenant General Robert L. Van Antwerp, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 

Colonel Wilson, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 

Governor Sarah Palin, State of Alaska 

Larry Hartig, Commissioner, ADEC 

Joe Balash, Special Staff Assistant to Governor Palin 

Connie MacKenzie and Alaska Congressional Delegation 



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From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Thursday, February 21 , 2008 2:25 PM 

To: Smith; LynneM (GOV) 

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Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 1:46 PM 

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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 9:10 PM 

To: Kraly; Stacie L (LAW); Kim; Anna C (GOV); Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Tibbies; Michael A 

(GOV) 

Cc: Mason; Janice L (GOV); Leschper; Beth (GOV) 

Subject: Re: may I sent the op ed to Zencey? 



Thanks so much Stacie. We'll chop the reference to [Privileged (| f rom the op-ed so we don't 



spend too many of our allotted 675 words explaining them all. Thanks much! 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From; "Kraly, Stacie L (LAW)" <stacie.kraly@alaska.gov> 



Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 21:08:04 

To: "Kim, Anna C (GOV)" <anna.kim@alaska.gov>, gov.sarah@yahoo.com, "Leighow, Sharon W 
(GOV)" <sharon.leighow@alaska.gov>, "Tibbies, Michael A (GOV)" <mike.tibbles@alaska.gov> 

Cc: "Mason, Janice L (GOV) " <janice,mason@alaska.gov>, "Leschper, Beth (GOV) " 
<beth.leschper@alaska.gov> 

Subject: RE: may I sent the op ed to Zencey? 



there are seven current lawsuits and one administrative appeal (listed below) : 



1. Fuhs v. Gilberston (Supreme Court) 

2. Alaska Open Imaging v. Jackson (Supreme Court) 

3. Dr. Bridges v. Jackson (superior court) 

4. Dr. Bridges v. Jackson (admin appeal) 

5. Mat-Su Valley v. Advanced Medical Centers (superior court) 

6. Advanced Medical Centers v. Kobuk Ventures, Fairbanks Memorial and DHSS (superior 
court ) 

7. Fairbanks Memorial v. Advanced Medical Centers, Kobuk and DHSS (superior court) 

8. South Anchorage Ambulatory Surgery Center v. DHSS (superior court) 

There was one other appeal between Imaging Associates of Providence and PHSS, but the 
administrative law judge said Imaging Associates was not a physicians 1 office therefore 
they needed a CON. Imaging Associates did not appeal, and filed a CON in January of this 
year. The Kelly bill would resolve this issue in favor of Imaging Associates (as well as 
items 2, 3, and 4 on the above list) . 



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More information than you probably wanted, but I was not sure what everyone was looking 
for vis-a-vis the status of the litigation. I can provide more if necessary. 



Stacie L. Kraly 

Chief Assistant Attorney General 
Human Services Section 
907.465.4164 (direct) 
907.465.2539 (fax) 



Original Message 

From; Kim, Anna C (GOV) 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 7:57 PM 

To: ExternalEmailgsp; Leighow, Sharon W (GOV); Tibbies, Michael A (GOV); Kraly, Stacie L 
(LAW) 



Cc: Mason, Janice L (GOV) ; Leschper, Beth (GOV) 
Subject: Re: may I sent the op ed to Zencey? 



I think nine but I will defer to Stacie at Law. 



-->-- Original Message 

From: gov. sarah@yahoo.com <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 

To: Kim, Anna C (GOV); Leighow, Sharon W (GOV); Tibbies, Michael A (GOV) 

Cc: Mason, Janice L (GOV); Leschper, Beth (GOV) 

Sent: Wed Feb 20 19:35:58 2008 

Subject: Re: may I sent the op ed to Zencey? 

Are there eight or nine CON lawsuits pending that- involve the state and private sector? 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message- 



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From: "Kim, Anna C (GOV)" <anna.kim@alaska.gov> 



Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 16:11:54 

To:J2xternalEmailgsp <gov. sarah@yahoo.com>, "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) " 
<sharon.leighow@alaska.gov>, "Tibbies, Michael A (GOV)" <mike.tibbles@alaska.gov> 

Cc: "Mason, Janice L (GOV)" <janice.mason@alaska.gov>, "Leschper, Beth (GOV)" 
<beth . leschper@alaska . gov> 



Subject: RE: may I sent the op ed to Zencey? 



Touched base with Sharon on 
that good to go. 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



and after 



Anna Clark Kim 

Special Staff Assistant 

Office of the Governor 



Original Message 

From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com [mailto : gov . sarah@yahoo . com] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 4:03 PM 

to: leighow, Sharon W (GOV); Tibbies, Michael A (GOV) 

Cc: Mason, Janice L (GOV); Kim, Anna C (GOV); Leschper, Beth (GOV) 

Subject: Re: may I sent the op ed to Zencey? 



Janice has the last couple of changes and we need to check on jPrivileged or Persona( reference ' 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)" <sharon.leighow@alaska.gov> 



Pate: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 15:29:07 
To:Sarah Palin <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 
Subject: may I sent the op ed to Zencey? 



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Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 



(907) 269-7450 Anchorage 
£907) 465-4031 Juneau 
(907) 240-7943 cell 



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Unknown 

From: Frye, Ivy J (DOA) [/OSOA/OU=F!RST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=IJFRYE] 

Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 2:26 PM 

To: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Cc: Bailey; Frank T (GOV); Perry; Kristina Y (GOV) 

Subject: operating budget 

Man, Gara is asking great questions on the op budget roll out They were trying to skate by w/out mentioning 
which governor proposals were removed. Gara has already dinged them on the CBR approp and the Head Start 

approp. 



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From: Fagerstrom, Erika (GOV) [/OSOA/OINFIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=EFAGERSTROM] 

Sent: Thursday, February 21 , 2008 2:30 PM 

To: gov.sarah@yahoo.com; Todd 1 

Cc: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: Phase 2 Governor's House Water Pipe Replacement Project June 1- August 15, 2008 

Hello Governor and Todd, 

I met with the project managers, engineers and contractors to review the upcoming plumbing project. iVe 
attached a copy of a basic overview of Phase 2 of the Water Pipe Replacement Project and also copied it below. 
Please note that there are a couple of questions that I have In regards to the project. If you would like detailed 
information I can get copies of the plans and project schedule, if not I'll have a set in the office. I'm happy to 
answer any questions or address any concerns that you may have. 

Thank you, 
Erika 



Erika Fagerstrom 

Executive Residence Managr 

Governors House 

State of Alaska, Office of the Governor 

716 Calhoun Avenue, Juneau, Alaska 99801 

Phone: 907-465-3500; Fax 907-465-2031 



Phase Two Governor's House Water Pipe Replacement Project 

Project Dates 

Begin: June 2, 2008 
Completion: August 15, 2008 

Contractor: Silverbow Construction 
Subcontractor: Ham's Plumbing & Heating 

Contractor's Request: To start project 1 V% weeks early Monday, May 26^- 

Please advise if this will work with your schedule as the last day of school in Juneau is Wednesday, May 

30 th . 

Governor or First Gentleman's Requests: Please let me know what rooms and floors are the 
priorities to have finished during the sheetrock/patch/repair phase of this project. 

Impact to the House , 

■ Water shut down to the building during the entire project. 

■ Demolition for 1 54 weeks beginning with the basement and working up to the third floor. 
Plumbing work is followed up with inspections, then sheetrock, patch and repairs. 



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■ The House will not be livable, hotel/living accommodations would be arranged for the First 
Family during their time in Juneau. 

Basement- garage, family room, shop, mechanical room 

1 st Floor- Library and Ballroom 

2 na Floor- Master Bedroom closet, Master bath and Family Room bath 

3 Floor- West & East Suite bathrooms, Linen closets. 

This is a tight schedule with many unknown factors that can cause delays to the project. During the first 
phase of the project contractors had to work around House events, including the Open House and other 
holidays where they did not have access to the House for at least 2 weeks. With these interruptions and 
unexpected work, phase one of the project was still completed very close to the scheduled completion 
date. During the second phase there will not be events scheduled at the House, as this phase is more 
invasive to the public and living areas and the water will be shut off to the entire building. Given the 
track record of the contractors work during phase one I don't foresee any major delays with phase two. 



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Unknown 

From: Mason, Janice L (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=JLMASON] 
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 12:18 PM 

To: Sarah Palin 

Cc: Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Galvin; Patrick S (DOR); Rutherford; Marty K (DNR); Balash; Joseph R 

(GOV) 
Subject: FW: Governor Palin - . A-PIC 

Governor - This woman called the other day stating that she had approached the gas line 
team (commissioner's) and they had told her to pursue this through you and that her idea 
was worth looking into. I' have let Ms. Moore know that it has been received and 
delivered. Janice 



Original Message 

From: April Moore [mailto:aprilmoore@starband.net] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 8:04 AM 
To: Mason, Janice L (GOV) 
Subject: Governor Palin - . A-PIC 



Dear Governor Palin, 

My first thoughts, I bring this to you because time is short if this 
concept is to work. As we saw last night, the Federal government 
would like to direct how Alaska does business. I am so frustrated 
with the notion that we have to hold out our hands and beg for money 
to build our roads and bridges ! Our delegation in Washington has 
worked for decades to get money for the Knik Arm Bridge, just to have 
it shot down in a political fever and catch phrase Bridges To No 
Where. 

In a way we deserve it, because Alaskans, to date, have given up 
revenues that could have been ours, we could have had billions more for 
our oil. But now is a new day. 

The following is just a rough idea, I know it needs the expertise you 

and your staff could work out. 

This has the potential to be bigger than the Permanent Fund. It took a 

dynamic governor of that day to get it through. You are just such a 

person, and I can see this as something that could be looked on in just 

the same light. A HUGE leap froward for Alaskans and our Constitution! 

1 



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Feel free to let me know what you think would improve it. 



I would like to continue to be involved in this, and if we go forward, 
eventually serve on the board of directors. 
Thank you for your serious consideration. 



Sincerely, 
April Moore 



ALASKA - PIPELINE INVESTMENT CORPORATION A-PIC 



Acronyms are often the key to helping people promote a good idea. 
Take AGIA for example. .. everyone in the state knows what that means, 
they don't actually know how it affects them, but it has a familiar 
sound and feels right.... The legislature agreed, and passed it. Now we 
are all trying to figure out how it affects us, and getting GAS TO SOUTH 
CENTRAL. .after all isn't that what we want! 



The current administration was elected for that very reason, the 
people wanted gas - ALASKAN GAS for ALASKANS, and after that we want our 
gas to get to market to ensure future generations of Alaskans 
have secure jobs and economic stability. 



The problem is, the only company that has submitted a bid under AGIA 
that has met all the requirements, will not be building it in state, as 
most of Alaskans want.... OUT go all those jobs, but worst of all, the 
value added economic stimulus that having the gas transported 
through a gas line built and OWNED by Alaskans would secure. 



That's right folks - I propose that Alaskans form an ALASKAN PIPELINE 
INVESTMENT CORPORATION. The purpose of which is to build the pipeline 



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from the North Slope, to Valdez 



The core of this concept is: 



- Every man, woman, and child that is a legal residence of Alaska by 
December 31, 2008 would hold one share. 



- Money now invested out side of Alaska, OUR MONEY would be brought 
home, and invested in a project that would multiply it many times over 
the way it is currently being invested. 



- Once gas is being transported through the pipeline, dividends over 
and above the Permanent Fund Dividend, would be paid to each Alaskan 
shareholder. 



- Just like with shareholders in native corporations, these shares 
would be retained by the people they were issued to, or their heirs 



- As with the ALYESKA PIPELINE Corporation, which was formed by the big 
oil companies to build the Oil Pipeline, tariffs would be charged for 
all gas going through the pipeline, and paid out to all shareholders. 
The oil companies have, over the years, earned BILLIONS on the oil just 
because it was transported through their pipeline. 



- A-PIC shareholders would earn a yearly dividend on each cubic foot of 
gas transported through OUR pipeline! This could be in the thousands 
of dollars each year. 35,000,000,000,000 - that's 35 TRILLION Cubic feet 
of known gas reserves being transported through OUR pipeline paying 
dividends to all shareholders. The current estimates being closer to 
240-260 trillion cubic feet. Dividends could be a % of the revenue, the 
rest could be used much like current sources, some to the general fund, 
some to the permanent fund, and some in inflation proofing. 



- The new oil leases on Federal grounds in the Chukchi Sea will bring 

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little if any revenue to Alaska, unless we collect tariffs on gas going 
through OUR pipeline. 



ALASKANS the time is now I We can not afford to lose high paying 
jobs as just happened in Kenai with the closing of the Agrium plant t We 
can ! t afford the high cost of heating our homes, and we can't afford the 
high electric bills brought about with declining gas reserves here in 
south central. Most of all we can't afford to be at the mercy of the oil 
companies or even the federal government in developing our natural 
resources. 



A-PIC , building a pipeline for our future! 



April Moore 

Trapper Creek, Alaska 



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GR0UP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=TJCOLBERG] 

Sent: Thursday, February 21 , 2008 3:41 PM 

To: , gov.sarah@yahoo.com , 

Subject: FW: Halcro Biog 

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From: Otto, Christina L (LAW) 

Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 3:39 PM 

To: Barry, Elizabeth 3 (LAW) 

Cc: Colberg, Talis J (LAW) 

Subject: Halcro Blog 

The blog about my "resignation" no longer appears on Halcro's webpage. 



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From: Fagerstrom, Erika (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN*EFAGERSTROM] 

Sent: Thursday > Febaiary 21, 2008 2:30 PM 

To: gov.sarah@yahoo.com; Todd' 

Cc: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: Phase 2 Governor's House Water Pipe Replacement Project June 1- August 1 5, 2008 

Hello Governor and Todd, 

I met with the project managers, engineers and contractors to review the upcoming plumbing project. I've 
attached a copy of a basic overview of Phase 2 of the Water Pipe Replacement Project and also copied it below. 
Please note that there are a couple of questions that I have in regards to the project If you would like detailed 
information I can get copies of the plans and project schedule, if not I'll have a set in the office. I'm happy to 
answer any questions or address any concerns that you may have. 

Thank you, 
Erika 



Erika Fagerstrom 

Executive Residence Manager 

Governor's House 

State of Alaska, Office of the Governor 

716 Calhoun Avenue, Juneau, Alaska 9980 1 

Phone: 907465-35QO;Fax: 907465-2031 



Phase Two Governor's House Water Pipe Replacement Project 

Project Pates 

Begin: June 2, 2008 
Completion: August 15, 2008 

Contractor: Silverbow Construction 
Subcontractor: Harri's Plumbing & Heating 

Contractor's Request: To start project 1 l A weeks early Monday, May 26 

Please advise if this will work with your schedule as the last day of school in Juneau is Wednesday, May 

30 th . 

Governor or First Gentleman's Requests: Please let me know what rooms arid floors are the 
priorities to have finished during the sheetrock/patch/repair phase of this project 

Impact to the House 

■ Water shut down to the building during the entire project 

■ Demolition for 1 l A weeks beginning with the basement and working up to the third floor. 
Plumbing work is followed up with inspections, then sheetrock, patch and repairs. 



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The House will not be livable, hotel/living accommodations would be arranged for the First 
Family during their time in Juneau. 



Basement- garage, family room, shop, mechanical room 

1 st Floor- Library and Ballroom 

2 nd Floor- Master Bedroom closet, Master bath and Family Room bath 

3 rd Floor- West & East Suite bathrooms, Linen closets. 

This is a tight schedule with many unknown factors that can cause delays to the project. During the first 
phase of the project contractors had to work around House events, including the Open House and other 
holidays where they did not have access to the House for at least 2 weeks. With these interruptions and 
unexpected work, phase one of the project was still completed very close to the scheduled completion 
date. During the second phase there will not be events scheduled at the House, as this phase is more 
invasive to the public and living areas and the water will be shut off to the entire building. Given the 
track record of the contractors work during phase one I don't foresee any major delays with phase two. 



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From: Frye, Ivy J (DOA) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=:|JFRYE] 

Sent: Thursday. February 21 , 2008 2:26 PM 

To: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Cc: Bailey; Frank T (GOV); Perry; Kristina Y (GOV) 

Subject: operating budget 

Man r Gara is asking great questions on the op budget roll out. They were trying to skate by w/out mentioning 
which governor proposals were removed. Gara has already dinged them on the CBR approp and the Head Start 
approp. 



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From: Ruaro, Randall P (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN==RECIPIENTS/CN==RPRUARO] 

Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 3:05 PM 

To: 'mayor@cLwasilla.ak.us' 

Cc: 'gov.saratKgyahoo.com*; Richards; Frank T (DOT); Von Scheben; Leo (DOT); Keith; Gordon C 
(DOT) 

Subject: Road / Transportation issues 

Dear Mayor Keller: 

It was a pleasure meeting you today. Please consider discussing the following issues at your next meeting with 
Central Region Director Gordon Keith: 

1. The best location for a Fern Street connection to Knik Goose Bay Road; 

2. The details and plans for the East Susitna Avenue Extension and Airport Boulevard, Phase I; and 

3. Whether DOT is the proper entity to receive funds for the Knik-Goose Bay road traffic study. 

! am forwarding your document on Moose-Vehicle Accident Mitigation to DOT'S highway safety section. 

The Senate Bill that would establish a grant program for libraries is SB 119 and is sponsored by Senator Olson. 
The bill is presently in the Senate Rules Committee. 

Randy Ruaro 



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From: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=SWLEIGHOW] 

Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 3:47 PM 

To: Otto; Christina L (LAW); Lefebvre; Richard A (DNR); Perry; Kristina Y (GOV); 'Sarah Palin'; 
Tek9wnr@yahoo.com'; 'KristanOKristanCole.com'; Bailey; Frank T (GOV) 

Subject: HOLY CRAP Retraction and apology 



From: Andrew Halcro [mailto:ahalcro@ptialaska.net] 
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 3:44 PM 
To: Andrew Halcro 
Subject: Feb 21: Retraction and apology 

This afternoon we posted two different emails from sources associated with the dairy industry and 

Matanuska Maid who informed us that a State's Assistant District Attorney resigned over improper 

conduct with regards to the Creamery Board. 

We have since been told the attorney did not resign. 

Governor Palin's Deputy Press Secretary sent us this email at 1:33pm. 

"Tina Otto, Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alaska, has not resigned. The Creamery 

Corporation has its own private counsel who continues to represent the corporation." 

We sincerely apologize for printing these emails which were not correct. 

In the past we have been fairly liberal about publishing emails from our sources at Matanuska Maid 

because they have always been spot on. 

Regardless, we take full responsibility for the posting and assure our readers that in the future we 

will no longer publish raw emails on any subject. 

While there Is a fine line on blogs between opinion and fact, we strive to make sure our readers 

clearly understand where that line is with every blog. 

We failed your trust today and we apologize. 

Andrew 



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From: Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU= FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=KYPERRY] 

Sent: Thursday, February 21 , 2008 1 :08 PM 

To: 'Sarah Palin'; Tibbies; Michael A (GOV) 

Cc: Balash; Joseph R (GOV); Bailey; Frank T (GOV); maw^i^hc^-com'; Kelly; Russell T (GOV) 

Subject: FW: What is Happening?? 

FYI, from Halcro's website at the bottom of this email. Just wanted to give you a heads-up in case it is brought up today; 
didn't want anyone to get blindsided since Tina learned of this from Senator Green's office. Sharon is aware and between 
her and Tina, well take care of it. 



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From: Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) 

Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 12:55 PM 

To: Otto, Christina L (LAW); Austerman, Joseph M (CED); 'kccote@rntaoniine.net'; Nix, Raymond G (DNR); Lefebvre, 

Richard A (DNR); Simons, Leta L (DNR) 

Cc: Barry, Bizabeth 1 (LAW); Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) 

Subject: RE: What is Happening?? 

Tina/AII- 

This is really getting out-of-hand. Something needs to be done to call him on this. He should not be allowed to defame 
people with outright lies. If it's not corrected, then people that read it will not know otherwise. I'm copying Sharon 
Leighow in on this. Sharon, bet he didn't call you to verify information like you asked him too. 

And, as Kristan already answered the CC legal counsel is still working for the corporation. 

As usual his facts are all wrong. He got your name right and that was about it. 

Kris 

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From: Otto, Christina L (LAW) 

Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 12:41 PM 

To: Austerman, Joseph M (CED); l kccole@mtaonline.nef ; Nix, Raymond G (DNR); Lefebvre, Richard A (DNR); Simons, 

Leta L (DNR); Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) 

Cc: Barry, Elizabeth J (LAW) 

Subject: What is Happening?? 

I was quietly plugging away on trying to finish my outline regarding the dissolution process when 
Ginger from Senator Green's office called and told me to take a look at Halcro's Blog. This is what it 
says: 

FLASH: Assistant Attorney General quits due to activity at Mat Maid 

We received the following two emails less than thirty minutes apart this morning regarding a breaking situation with 
Governor Palin's Creamery Board. 
Received at 10 :43am 

Just an FYI on the Mat Maid situation. Tina Otto, Assistant Attorney General who has been handling all the new Creamery 
Board affairs is resigning. She had been trying to keep the 5 Palin hand picked board members "coloring inside the lines" but 
Is quitting because this bunch is running wild and doing things illegally. She does not want to get trapped by their 
wrongdoings after she has warned them that what they are doing is illegal. How many people fired or quitting will it take for 
this administration to realize her board is full of conflict of interest and law breaking? Is there no oversight at all? 

I think I still have a job. © Beyond that, I, of course, don't represent the Creamery Board. Did (he CC 
board make a decision to find new counsel? I can't even imagine what prompted this. 



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From: Myrna Brown [mbrown@ccthita.org] 

Sent; Friday, February 22, 2008 12:13 PM 

To: Myrna Brown; amalia.monreal@searhc.org; A Duncan Munro; anbjnu4@ak.net; angel.culp@goldbelt.com; Andrea 
Cadiente-Laiti; Alfred McKinley; Sr.; andrea doll; ajaspen@alaska.net; Newman; Anthony (HSS); Donnelly; 
Bernice M (EED); bobloescher@gci.net; connie munro; Norman J, Vonda; danthea; Doloresa Cadiente; Brown; 
Darrell (HAL); Don Bremner; Corpuz; Elena (DOA); Susettna; gary.droubay@goldbeltcom; Georgia Finau; 
Rhonda Hickok; Ishmael Hope; info@hunaheritage.org; jfjll; Bennett; Janice A (DFG); Jerry Ann; Mason; Janice L 
(GOV); Jerry Bennett; Judy Mason; Catherine V. Thomas; Jackson; Patsy A; Plifton; Kelly L (GOV); 
kate.kokotovich@sealaska.com; Kathy Miller; Kolvtg; Keitha J (ACS); Clark; Kimberly L (LAA); Squires-White; 
Lynn (DOA); SueAnn Williams; lkadinger@thrha.org; Mike Early; marietta.hopkins@sealaska.com; Michele Metz; 
memartin@gci.net; Miller; Mary E (DOL); Molly Yerkes; michael.jenkins@searhc.org; Maureen Brown; McDonald; 
Sgsan E (DOA); Norman Sarabia; norman.flood@goldbeltcorn; Korting; Nancy A (LAW); Norman J. Vonda; Percy 
Martin; peter@kootenoowoo.com; pexendine@gci.net; Ruaro; Randall P (GOV); Ron Williams; Renee Culp; 
Rep_Andrea_Doll@legis.state.ak.us;Rep_Richard_Foster@legis.state.ak.us; 
Rep_Lindsey_Holmes@legfs.state.ak.us;Rep_Harry_Crawford@legis.state,ak.us; 
Rep_Woodie_Salmon@legis.state.ak.us;Rep_BilLThomas@legis.state.ak.us; 
Rep_Peggy_Wilson@legis.state.ak.us; Rep Kyle Johansen@legis.state.ak.us; 
Rep_Beth_Kerttula@legis.state,ak.ys; Gomez; Shelly (HSS); Palin; Sarah H (GOV); Davis; Bettye J (LAA); 
Kookesh; Albert (UKA); Stedman; Bert K (LAA); Stedman; Bert K (LAA); Donaldson; Parnell; Sean R (GOV); 
shareholders@hunatotem.com; Sandoval; Tammy K (HSS); Vicki Soboleff; Diane Carrier; Lyle James; Maureen 
Brown 

Subject: February 27th; Wednesday 

Everyone Welcome 

Native Issues Forum 

Featuring speakers Representative Andrea Doll and 

Representative Mary Nelson 

February 27 th ; WEDNESDAY 

Beginning approximately at 1 1 :45 AM 

At the ANB Hall located 

320 West Willoughby Avenue 

Questions 463-71 05 or 536-2049 

Buffet style lunch provided at a reasonable cost; $10 or soup & salads for $6. 



CHICKEN ADOBO 



Steamed rice 



TUNA CASSEROLE 



Green beans 
Fry bread 

Desert: Upside down cake 



Corn chowder 



Potato salad 



Hoagie sandwich 




Let others know; thank you! 



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From: Leschper, Beth (GOV) {beth.leschper@alaska,gov] 

Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 12:44 PM 

To: ExternalEmailgsp; Palin; Sarah (GOV sponsored) 

Cc: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: Contrary Interview Questions 

Here is a short starting point fist of what Joy Fowlin of PBS' To The Contrary plans to 
ask during your interview tomorrow: 

Questions for Gov. Palin 

1. Alaska is known for being a kind of macho state, why do you think they elected 
both a woman governor and US Senator? 

2. How do you balance your duties as governor and raise four kids at the same time? 

3. Your son enlisted in the Army on September 11 th of last year. How has his 
decision influenced the way you feel about the war in Iraq? 

4. What do you want to leave this position accomplishing? What changes do you 
want to see happen in Alaska to help out families? 

5. Your name has been thrown out there for VP. Do you have aspirations to be in 
the national spotlight? 

(Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2:30 pm in the Justice Room - this information is in your binder.) 



Beth 



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To: 

Subject: 



PARNELL, S (GOV sponsored) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=SRPARNELL1] 

Friday, February 22, 2008 8:48 PM 

'gov.sarahtgyahoo.com 1 

Randy Ruedrich 



RR called your ANC office today looking for me. I returned his call and he wanted to 
clarify that I would be willing to speak at the Repub convention on Fri morning March 14. 
He said in an earlier conversation that you were welcome to speak at the same time as I 
(that was the first question I asked him a week ago when I was invited to speak, whether 
you had been invited as well- -to which I didn't get a definitive answer). That's when he 
had said you were welcome to speak ahead of and at same agenda time as me- -so he avoided 
telling me straight out whether you had been directly invited. Were you?? 



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From: <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> [gov.sarah@yahoo.com] 

Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 7:13 PM 

To: Russ Kelly 

Cc: Mike Tibbies; Allison Nyholm; John Kate; Sam Bishop 

Subject: Re; Real ID - Edu, funding - CON repeal 



Thank you 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From; "Kelly, Russell T (GOV) " <russ.kelly@alaska.gov> 



Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 18:59:30 

To: Sarah Palin <gov. sarah@yahoo . com> 

Cc:»Katz, John W (GOV)" <jwkatz@alaskadc.org>, "Nyholm, Allison J (GOV)" 

<anyholm@alaskadc.org>, "Bishop, Samuel T (GOV)" <sbishop@alaskadc.org>, "Tibbies, Michael A 
(GOV) " <mike . tibbles@alaska . gov> 

Subject: Real ID - Edu. funding - CON repeal 



Governor , 

Attached are some documents you won't be able to open from your blackberry, so I've cc'd 
the D.C. office just in case they are able to pass them along. I don't consider any of 
the documents attached to be of high importance. Here's the brief rundown. 



Pages 1-2: House Joint Resolution 19, by Rep. Coghill, expresses strong opposition to the 
Real ID Act. Rep. Coghill was told that you were at NGA and that Real ID might come up in 
discussion. He wanted you to know of the very latest effort in the legislature. 



Page 3: Rep. Keller's notes on why he cannot support the education bill, HB 273, which is 
likely up for a floor vote on Monday. I met with him today and he is seriously concerned 
that you know exactly why he's opposing the bill an&..most importantly«.that you are not 
blindsided by his vote. His background with education won't allow him to support the bill 
and he scratched out some notes to explain why. He will not use that specific page for 
his speech on the floor. 



Page 4: These are Rep. Keller's notes he plans to read on the house floor when a vote on 
HB 273 occurs. They are tame compared to his notes from the previous page. The bottom 
line is that he'll vote no - but, he'll do anything possible to protect you in the 
process. He couldn't emphasize that point enough. 



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Page 5: Rep. Keller's message on the healthcare bill, specifically the attempt to repeal 
CON. I'm not going to explain further, as I believe you've already told Tibbies your 
decision on the way forward. 



Russ 



Russ Kelly 

Legislative Director 

Office of Governor Sarah 

Palin <http://gov.state.ak.us/> 

State of Alaska 

(907) 465-3999 

**Please note my new e-mail address: russ.kelly@alaska.gov 



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From: Mason, Janice L (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=JLMASON] 
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 6:54 PM 

To: 'gov,sarah@yahoo.com' 

Subject: Re: Detail? 



One of his own talks. Let me know what you find out. Janice 



Sent using BlackBerry 



Original Message 

From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com <gov . sarah@yahoo . cotn> 

To: Mason, Janice L (GOV) 

Sent: Fri Feb 22 18:19:10 2008 . 

Subject: Re: Detail? 



How does he know? I didnt see him inseattle. 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Mason, Janice L (GOV)" <janice.mason@alaska.gov> 



Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 18:18:38 

To : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 

Cc: "Irwin, Tom E (DNR) " <tom. irwin@alaska.gov>, "Tibbies, Michael A (GOV)" 
<mike . tibbles@alaska 



1 



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From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 6:19 PM 

To: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: Re: Detail? 



How does he know? I didnt see him inseattle. 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Mason, Janice L (GOV)" <janice.mason@alaska.gov> 



Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 18:18:38 
To t gov . sarah@yahoo » com 

Cc: "Irwin, Tom E (DNR) " <tom.irwin@alaska.gov>, "Tibbies, Michael A (GOV)' 1 
<mike . tibbles@alaska . gov> 

Subject: Re: Detail? 



Maybe he is worried that you are not traveling with detail out of state - is the only 
thing I can think, Janice 



Sent using BlackBerry 



Original Message 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 

To: Mason, Janice L (GOV) 

Cc: Irwin, Tom E (DNR); Tibbies, Michael A (GOV) 

Sent: Fri Feb 22 18:12:42 2008 

Subject: Fw: Detail? 



Any idea what he means? 

Original Message--- 

From: Walt Monegan 

To: Governor Sarah Palin 



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Sent: Feb 22, 2008 4:57 PM 
Subj ect : Detail? 



Sorry, Governor, but I didn't see your protection detail here in Seattle 

Walt 



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Cc: 

Subject: 



govsarah@yahoo.com 

Friday, February 22, 2008 6:15 PM 

Tibbies; Michael A (GOV) 

Kim; Anna C (GOV); Jackson; Karleen K (HSS) 

Re: Status of the Gov's Health Care Bill 



We need to stick with Keller on trying to get the repeal 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 



From: "Tibbies, Michael A (GOV)" <mike. tibbles@alaska.gov> 



Date; Fri, 22 Feb 2008 18:14:43 

To : Sarah Palin <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 

Subject: FW: Status of the Gov's Health Care Bill 



Governor, 



The House Health & Social Services Committee is hearing our health care bill tomorrow 
morning 9:00 am. Anna and Stacy Kraly have met with all the committee members and there 
is a real interest in changing the CON process but still not for the full repeal. Wes 
Keller remains the only member on the committee supporting the full repeal. 



I am forwarding Anna's email 



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From: Kim, Anna C (GOV) 

Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 1:57 PM 

To: Tibbies, Michael A (GOV) 

Cc: Jackson, Karleen K (HSS) ; Hill, Sherry (HSS) ; Butler, Jay (HSS-CDC) ? Hogan, William H 
(HSS); Streur, William J (HSS); Howdyshell, Cheryl E (HSS); Kelly, Russell T (GOV); 
Rowland, Mindy B (GOV) ; Kraly, Stacie L (LAW) 

Subject: Status of the Gov's Health Care Bill 



Mike, 



Stacie and I finished up our meetings with both Senate and House HESS committee members 
except for Rep. Fairclough and Senator Cowdery. Attached is our spreadsheet with comments 
on what we heard from those members and short bullets from before for you and the 
Governor . 



Summary ; 

They will not give the Governor the repeal. They want a compromise that doesn^t repeal 
but still adheres to the Gov's core principles such as increasing consumer choice, manage 
rising costs, using market forces to determine to respond to changes in demographics etc, 
putting health care in to the hands of doctors and not lobbyists and lawyers, 



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Conclusion; 



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Anna 



Anna Clark Kim 

Special Staff Assistant 

Office of the Governor 



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Yes 



gov.sarah@yahoo,com 
Friday, February 22, 2008 6:13 PM 
Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 
Re: interview requet next week 



Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 



From: "Leighow, Sharon w (GOV)" <sharon.leighow@alaska.gov> 



Date: Pri, 22 Feb 2008 12:54:55 

To: Sarah Palin <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 

Cc: "Mason, Janice L (GOV)" <janice.mason@alaska.gov> 

Subject: interview requet next week 



Governor - 



Bloomberg (print) would like a phone interview with you next week after you get back from 
NGA. The want to focus on oil issues. May I set something up for Thursday or Friday - 15 
minutes? 



Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 



(907) 269-7450 Anchorage 
(907) 465-4031 Juneau 
(907) 240-7943 cell 



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From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 6:13 PM 

To: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Cc: Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Tibbies; Michael A (GOV) 

Subject: Fw: Detail? 



Any idea what he means? 

Original Message 

Prom: Walt Monegan 
To: Governor Sarah Palin 
Sent: Feb 22, 2008 4:57 PM 
Subject: Detail? 



Sorry, Governor, but I didn't see your protection detail here in Seattle 



Walt 



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Subject; 

Got it. 

How's the weather? 



Leschper, Beth (GOV) [beth.leschper@alaska.gov] 

Friday, February 22, 2008 6:14 PM 

Palin; Sarah (GOV sponsored); ExternalEmailgsp 

Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Re: Hoover 



Original Message 



From: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 

To : Leschper , Beth (GOV) ; ExternalEmailgsp 

Cc: Mason, Janice L (GOV) 

Sent: Fri Feb 22 18:12:34 2008 

Sub j ect : Re : Hoover 



I'll do q and a. Yes 



Original Message 



From : Leschper , Beth (GOV) 

To: ExternalEmailgsp; Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 

Cc: Mason, Janice L (GOV) 

Sent: Fri Feb 22 11:08:24 2008 

Sub j ect : FW : Hoover 



I had some mail bounce back and wanted to make sure you'd received this information about 
the Hoover question and answer. 



Beth 



Original Message- 



From: Leschper, Beth (GOV) 

Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 9:01 AM 



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To: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) ; Mason, Janice L (GOV) 
Sub j ect : RE : Hoover 



Usual remarks are scheduled for about 45 minutes -- about half that time for a 
speech/remarks and the other half for question and answer from the participants (the 
Hoover Overseers list is in your binder) . 



You are on the agenda right after the luncheon break. So if you would rather NOT do a 
question and answer session, Noel can adjust the time to have you begin a bit later. 



Beth 



Original Message 

From: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 

Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 8:48 AM 

To: Leschper, Beth (GOV) ; Mason, Janice L (GOV) 

Sub j ect: Re : Hoove r 



Sounds fine, i suppose, but what does that entail in this forum? How long? Ive not heard 
of the group so its a guess. 



Original Message 

From: Leschper, Beth (GOV) 

To: BxternalEmailgsp; Mason, Janice L (GOV); Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 

Sent: Fri Feb 22 08:45:36 2008 

Subject: RE: Hoover 



Do you want to participate in a Q&A after your remarks? 
It IS optional and up to you. 



Beth 

Original Message 

From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com [mailto : gov . sarah@yahoo . com] 

Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 9:58 PM 

To: Leschper, Beth (GOV) ; Mason, Janice L (GOV) 



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Subj ect : Hoover 



That speech is very good. I'm happy to deliver it to the Hoover group if they still have 
space on the agenda. Thanks 

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From: Barbara Williams [barbw.aiwa@gmail.com] 

Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 3:10 PM 

To: Lisankie; Paul F (DOL); Smith; Lynne M (GOV); Palin; Sarah H (GOV) 

Subject: problems with information request 

Paul, 

I haven't been able to reach you to discuss this but i have had three injured workers request their 
annual reports. The staff in the division Susan Oldacres, and Bob Briggs do not even know what 
an annual report is. I finally got Susun to go to Ted Burkhart to get one of the requested 
reports. Could you please explain it to your staff. Also we are interested in knowing if the 
regulation has changed that would prevent injured workers from seeing and obtaining their 
annual reports. Thank you for your assistance in this matter. It would also be helpful if the 
division staff knew about the information within the division. It is ver common to be turned 
down for various request. I also have to describe to them who may have the information and that 
it has been requested before. Some times I even have to describe certain book shelves and books 
contained in the division that hold some of the information. It would be helpful for the staff to 
know about these things also when people need information from the division. Just the other day 
a person needed certified documents, we had to explain what certification of documents was and 
how it was done. I really thought that the division staff was trained in this stuff. Also while on 
the subject, subpoenas are hard to obtain because no one wants to sign them and they seem 
unsure if they should be issued. If people cannot get the information they need for their cases it 
does appear that due process is in tact. Due process is derailed in many ways and these are just a 
few. There are many more. If any of you really want to meet and discuss these and other issues 
please contact us so that we can have meaningful discussion. 
Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. 

Sincerely, 
Barbara Williams 



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From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 10:32 AM 

To: Smith; Lynne M (GOV) 

Subject: FW: [usdlc] SPECIAL EVENT- Podcasting: What does it take? 



Original Message 

Prom: Sandy LaPlante [mailto:slaplante@mindspring.com] 

Sent: Friday, February 22 , 2008 6:41 AM 

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 

Subject: [usdlc] special event- Podcasting: What does it take? 



PODCASTING: WHAT DOES IT TAKE? 
FREE SPECIAL EVENT 



For a version of this announcement in color, click here: 
http: //www. in8-design.com/usdlc/usdlcnews-podcasting.html 



Mark Your Calendars 1 
Tuesday 

February 26, 2008 
7pm EST 



Podcasting is the hottest tech tool in education these days but what does it take to do 
it? Can non-geeks join the fun? 



Find out on Tuesday, February 26, at 7 pm EST when you have an opportunity to meet with 
Bill Lovin, known as "North Carolina Schools' Videographer" since he's filmed 
documentaries in classrooms and schools for over twenty years and the founder of 
EstuaryLIVE, a live, interactive webcast field trip to coasts around the country. Bill is 
also the builder of the Bookhenge on NC State's Wolf lands Island in Second Life. We will 
use the conferencing capabilities there to meet. Search for "NC State Wolf lands" to find 
the island and head to the Bookhenge. You can't miss it. 



For non* Second Life citizens, listen to the Internet Radio stream at 
http://64.34. 173. 110: 8050 and chat with us at 



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www. chatmaker .net/chatap/rooms/livepodcast 



This session is a special event planned for the "Learning and Teaching with Web 2.0 
Tools" course offered by the New Literacies Collaborative (Friday Institute at NCSU, NC 
DPI, and NC's Center for 21st Century Skills), but there's plenty of technology here so 
everyone can join us. Bill is developing a Second Life Island for USDLC and a module for 
USPLC's Literacy to Learn on podcasting so this will be a great preview. 



To learn more, contact Cris Crissman at ccrissma@dpi. state. nc. us. 



Bill Lovin, Videographer, Marine Grafics, specializes in Underwater, Natural Science, and 
Environmental Media Production. He has filmed in over fifty countries around the world 
producing programs for broadcast, non-profit, and educational markets. Also, a technology 
visionary, he was honored by The Tech Museum of Innovation in 2002 as an Intel 
Environmental Award Tech Laureate for his creation of EstuaryLIVE, www.estuarylive.org. 



ySPLC is a nonprofit, multi-state educational consortium committed to excellence in 
teaching and learning through blended technologies. USDLC is dedicated to ensuring that 
all students and educators, regardless of circumstance or geographic location, have 
equitable access to high quality education opportunities. 

www.usdlc.org 

888-828-7352 

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To join this listserv: Email join- usdlc@lists. dpi .state. nc. us and include within the body 
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Cc: 

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Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Friday, February 22, 2008 10:31 AM 
Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 
Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
FW: Other 



Original Message 



From; WebMail@gdv. state. ak. us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us] 
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 10:29 AM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: barbara burgett 
address: po box 433 sutton AK 99674 



MESSAGE : 



PLEASE RUN FOR PRESIDENT i I \ SOON 1 ! ! 



crystaljhobbs79@hotmail . com 



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From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 9:27 AM 

To: loisc@mtaonline.net 

Subject: RE: Other 

Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or 
information you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is 
unable to respond to each and every email herself, your message has been received and is 
being reviewed by the appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your 
need; suggestion, or comment. 



Original Message 

From: WebMailogov . state , ak . us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us] 
Sent; Thursday, February 21, 2008 5:04 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Ms. Lois Conway 
address: P. O. Box 94 Palmer AK 99645 
907-746-0424 



MESSAGE : 

Re : Your comment on Don Young 

It is very important when one is under investigation that they make NO comment about the 
said investigation. For you to come out and say he "owes us an explanation" is totally 
inappropriate. He cannot talk about it, I'm very tired of the assumption of guilt 
whenever someone is under investigation. Especially for you to say this. Really too bad. 

Thanks for listening. 



loisc@mtaonline , net 



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From: Leschper, Beth (GOV) [beth.leschper@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 9:01 AM 

To: Palin; Sarah (GOV sponsored); Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: RE: Hoover 

Usual remarks are scheduled for about. 45 minutes -- about half that time for a 
speech/remarks and the other half for question and answer from the participants (the 
Hoover Overseers list is in your binder) . 



You are on the agenda right after the luncheon break. So if you would rather NOT do a 
question and answer session, Noel can adjust the time to have you begin a bit later. 



Beth 



Original Message 

From: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 

Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 8:48 AM 

To: Leschper, Beth (GOV) ; Mason, Janice L (GOV) 

Sub j ect : Re : Hoover 



Sounds fine, i suppose, but what does that entail in this forum? How long? Ive not heard 
of the group so its a guess. 



Original Message 

From : Leschper , Beth (GOV) 

To: ExternalEmailgsp; Mason, Janice L (GOV); Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 

Sent: Fri Feb 22 08:45:36 2008 

Subject: RE: Hoover 



Do you want to participate in a Q&A after your remarks? 
It IS optional and up to you. 



Beth 

-Original Message 

From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com [mailto : gov . sarah@yahoo . com] 
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 9:58 PM 



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To: Leschper, Beth (GOV); Mason, Janice h (GOV) 
Subject: Hoover 

That speech is very good. I'm happy to deliver it to the Hoover group if they still have 
space on the agenda. Thanks 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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From: 


gov.sarah@yahoo.com 


Sent: 


Friday, February 22, 2008 8:42 AM 


To: 


Lopez; Thomas M (GOV) 


Cc: 


Mason; Janice L (GOV); K Perry Yahoo 


Subject: 


Fit 



When is the Seattle to DC fit, an<2 what number is it? We're in ketchikan but dont have 
boarding passes for next leg from Seattle. 

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Thanks ! 



gov.sarah@yahoo.com 
Friday, February 22, 2008 6:08 AM 
Perry; Kristina Y (GOV) 
Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
Re: NGA 



Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 



From: "Perry, Kristina Y (GOV)" <kris,perry@alaska.gov> 



Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 06:08:12 

To : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 

Cc; "Mason, Janice L (GOV) " < Janice. ma son@alaska. gov > 

Subject: NGA 



In communication with both NGA and John Katz, it does not appear that the Presidential 
democrat candidates will be in D.C. If I find out otherwise, I'll let you know. 



Hope you have a great trip. 



Kris 



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From: Bailey, Frank T (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=FTBAILEY] 

Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 9:30 AM 

To: 'gov.sarah@yahoo.com' 

Subject: FW: Appointment to Governor's Council on the Homeless 

Good stuff... getting more of our "peeps" in. Jeff will work hard. 

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From: Bailey, Frank T (GOV) 

Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 9:26 AM 

To: 'Jeff Wheaton' 

Subject: RE: Appointment to Governor's Council on the Homeless 

Great stuff Jeff, 

Do good things. Governor's honored that you've been so willing to serve. 



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From: Jeff Wheaton [mailto:Jeff.Wheaton@ldeafamiiies.org] 

Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 12:26 AM 

To: Bailey, Frank T (GOV) 

Cc: ftb907@yahoo.com 

Subject: FW: Appointment to Governor's Council on the Homeless 

Hey Frank: 

Here's a huge "thanks" for helping me get this appointment. I am so psyched to serve on this council with ail 
these wonderful people, and I look forward to becoming a part of the solution concerning our homeless 
challenge here in Alaska. Please let Governor Palin know I really appreciate her appointing me. 

Oh, I sat behind your wife a couple Sundays ago at the 1:30 service. She says she remembers having a husband 
once! © j/k (She conveyed you were in Juneau and very busy during the session.) 

Jeff 



From: Dan Fauske [mailto:dfauske@ahfc.state.ak.us] 

Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 10:51 AM 

To: suzi_P@awaic.org; swilks@acmhs.com; JudithACrotty@wellsfergo.com; billjn_aiaska@yahoo.com; 

Jeff.Wheaton@ideafamilies.org; bkazama@thrha.org 

Cc: jeff@mhtrust.org; joseph.schmidt@alaska.gov; karleen.jackson@alaska.gov; walt.monegan@alaska.gov; 

barbara.thompson@alaska.gov 

Subject: Appointment to Governor's Council on the Homelesss 

Good morning, 

On behalf of the Governors 1 Council on the Homeless, I'd like 



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to welcome you as newly appointed members. You join myself 
and the other Council members, Commissioners Joe Schmidt, 
Corrections, Karleen Jackson, Health and Social Services, 
Walt Monegan, Public Safety, Barbara Thompson, Education 
and Jeff Jessee, Executive Director of the Alaska Mental 
Health Trust Authority in a very important effort to provide 
housing to those Alaskans who find themselves homeless, or 
on the verge of becoming homeless. 

Homelessness is not a character flaw. It is the consequence of 
the many important social issues that face us; substance 
abuse, mental illness, domestic violence, lack of affordable 
housing, catastrophic illness and the movement towards lower 
paying service related jobs in the economy. We have 
legislation moving through the legislature to create a housing 
trust account within AHFC to address the needs of the 
homeless and affordable housing in general. HB324 and 
SB231 have been heard in House and Senate HESS 
committees and Senate Finance. We look forward to our first 
hearing in House Finance soon. We will keep you updated as 
to the progress of this legislation and the scheduling for the 
first Governor's Council meeting. 

In the mean time if you have any questions, please give me a 
call at 330-8452, or call Mark Romick, Director of Planning and 
Program Development at 330-8274 

or mromick@ahfc.state.ak.us and he can give you background 
information on the Council and its work to date. 

Sincerely, 

Dan Fauske 

Chairman 

Governor's Council on the Homeless 



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From: Kreitzer, Annette E (DOA) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=AEKREITZERJ 

Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 9:49 AM 

To: Tibbies; Michael A (GOV) 

Cc: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Subject: PSEA likely to start ads 

Governor & Mike: 

Just a heads up that PSEA (troopers and airport safety officers) will likely run some 
nasty ads this weekend saying the Governor and Commissioner don't care about 
public safety. Their offer to the State has been 9% + 3%+Anchorage CPI, + 3% + 
Anchorage CPI. My offer right now is 3%,3%,3% due to all of their requests for 
additional compensation in various categories, and the unknown fiscal impact of all 
of them when aggregated. 

The arbitrator's award for APEA-SU was only for 5.5%, 3% and 3%. We are trying to 

be creative in the contract, allowing flexible work schedules where the department 

finds it appropriate, but their initial offer pyramided the 5% premium pay they get, so 

that if a trooper was: 

Flying a plane in his scuba gear going to a search and rescue with a dog in the plane, 

he would get 15% premium pay on top of his regular pay. The union has backed off 

of this as a "concession*. 

PSEA's tactic is to ask for the outlandish and then attempt to appear conciliatory 

with an aggressive offer. 

Pm hopeful to have good news on the APEA-SU front later today, but I will wait until I 
see the signatures. 

"CCZV. 



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From: Tibbies, Michael A (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=REClPIENTS/CN=MATIBBLES] 

Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 6:27 PM 

To: Sarah Palin 

Subject: FW: Labor Negotiations Update; APEA-SU 

Good news on the supervisor's union contract The union accepted our offer (based on the arbitrator's award). 
No more nasty ads or emails from this unit but I hear now the trooper union may start running ads (as soon as this 
weekend) about their salaries. 

Mike 

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From: Commissioners Office, DOA (DOA sponsored) 
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 5:33 PM 
To: SOA All Employees Executive Branch 
Subject: Labor Negotiations Update: APEA-SU 

Dear State Employee: 

The Department of Administration has reached a tentative agreement on a three-year contract with APEA-SU 
covering the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2010. The offer now goes to the membership for ratification, 

with final votes expected to be tallied on March 12 th , 2008. Highlights of the offer are available at 
http://www.state.ak.us/local/ak pa ges/ADMIN/news archives/PR080222APEA SU_TA.shtml 

A complete copy of the offer is available at 

http://www.state.ak.us/local/akp a ges/ADMIN/news archives/PR080222„APEA L SU_Artides.shtml 

Union members with questions about any contracts or proposals should address them to their union 
representatives. 



yinGereiy, - ■ 

Annette Kreltzer 
Commissioner 



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From: Lloyd, Denby S (DFG) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=DSLLOYD] 

Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 3:46 PM 

To: , gov t sarah@yahoo.com , 

Cc: Tibbies; Michael A (GOV); Nizich; Michael A (GOV); Saxby; Kevin M (LAW); Kate; John W (GOV) 

Subject: RE: Heads Up-Attomey Client-Wolves/Caribou 

Oops; of course I meant Board of Game in the first sentence below. DL. 

Denby & Uoyd 

Commissioner 

Alaska Department of Fish and Game 

P.O. Box 115526 

Juneau, AK 9981 1-5526 

907-465-4719 



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From: Lloyd, Denby S (DFG) 

Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 3:42 PM 

To: , gov.sarah@yahoo.com , 

Cc: Tibbies, Michael A (GOV); Nizich, Michael A (GOV); Saxby, Kevin M (LAW); Kate, John W (GOV) 

Subject: Heads Up-Attorney Client-WoJves/Caribou 

Governor 

As you know, the Department of Fish and Game and the Board of Fisheries are currently engaged in predator 
(wolf) control plans that involve public permittees using aircraft in five areas in the state. These are associated 
with implementation of the intensive management law (and the same-day airborne law). 

There is also statutory provision (AS 16.05.783 (e)) for employees of the department to be directly involved in 
predator control, using aircraft (including helicopters), if authorized by the Board of Game or the commissioner. 

The Board of Game is meeting in Fairbanks beginning February 29, and lasting through March 10. One 
discussion item will be development and implementation of an additional predator control plan to assist caribou 
calf survival in the South Alaska Peninsula herd (near the Port Molier area). The situation for the SAPCH is 
extreme, and the plan would likely entail department employees deployed in helicopters during a two-week period 
just after calving (e.g., June 1 - 15) to remove any wolves that would threaten to prey on the calves during this 
particularly vulnerable period. This is more like a biological emergency than a genera! attempt to increase prey 
abundance. And, there is no readily available public in the area to conduct effective efforts. 

I believe that this is an instance where the department's judgment is called for, and I am prepared to exercise that 
judgment based upon biological guidance from our wildlife management experts, discussions with the Board of 
Game, and legal advice from our AG's office. I do not believe that you as Governor need to be directly involved in 
the decision-making. But, of course, even this proposed plan will generate controversy and questions about 
whether or not you support such an exercise. I remember last spring you asked rhetorically, "Why do I have to 
make these decisions?" in this case, Governor, I believe you do not need to make the decision. However, I want 
to make sure you are comfortable with the possibility, and also with having me as commissioner exercise this 
judgment and authority. 

Attached is a more detailed summary of the situation. Unless I hear differently, we will be presenting this plan to 
the Board of Game at the end of this month (actually, earfy in March). Once it is presented to the Board, it is 
public. 



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Please let me know if you have objections or specific concerns. 
Thanks, DL 



Denby S. Lloyd 

Commissioner 

Alaska Department of Fish and Game 

P.O. Box 115526 

Juneau, AK 9981 1-5526 

907-465-4719 



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From: Kreitzer, Annette E (DOA) [/OSOA/OINFIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=AEKREITZER] 

Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 9:49 AM 

To: Tibbies; Michael A (GOV) 

Cc: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Subject: PSEA likely to start ads 

Governor & Mike: 

Just a heads up that PSEA (troopers and airport safety officers) will likely run some 
nasty ads this weekend saying the Governor and Commissioner don't care about 
public safety. Their offer to the State has been 9% + 3%+Anchorage CPI, + 3% .+ 
Anchorage CPI. My offer right now is 3%,3%,3% due to all of their requests for 
additional compensation in various categories, and the unknown fiscal impact of all 
of them when aggregated. 

The arbitrator's award for APEA-SU was only for 5.5%, 3% and 3%. We are trying to 

be creative in the contract, allowing flexible work schedules where the department 

finds it appropriate, but their initial offer pyramided the 5% premium pay they get, so 

that if a trooper was: 

Flying a plane in his scuba gear going to a search and rescue with a dog in the plane, 

he would get 15% premium pay on top of his regular pay. The union has backed off 

of this as a "concession*. 

PSEA's tactic is to ask for the outlandish and then attempt to appear conciliatory 

with an aggressive offer. 

I'm hopeful to have good news on the APEA-SU front later today, but I will wait until I 

see the signatures. 

ak 



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From: Kreitzer, Annette E (DOA) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=AEKREITZER] 

Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 12:55 PM 

To: Tibbies; Michael A (GOV); Kelly; Russell T (GOV) 

Cc: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Subject: SB 201 Online Checkbook 

Division of Finance Director Kim Garnero related this to me: 

Second topic - Michelle Sydeman of Senator Wielechowski's office told me yesterday that Governor Palin 
recognized her as his staffer, pulled her aside, and told Michelle that she (the Governor) believes this 
transparency into government (SB 201) should be passed as law. 

As an FYI, I had advised Senator Wielechowski that I believed his bill to be redundant 
to the effort already underway. We are sorting through the confidentiality issues still 
with the Online Checkbook, and legislation at this point might be premature until we 
sort all of that out. In addition, as new types of information become available in the 
future, the State will have to amend the law to include (or not) those types of 
information. 

I just think it will be hard for the State to walk away from providing information 
publicly once the public gets used to using it. But, if the Governor's position is that 
she supports the legislation, I will work with Senator Wielechowski's office to try to 
make it a bill that won't constrain our abilities in the near future. 

Kim also said South Dakota is wrestling with the issue and she has been contacted 
to explain our low-tech, low-cost approach. More and more people are becoming 
aware of the Online Checkbook, and Kim is contacted sporadically by Alaska 
reporters trying to figure out how to sort I can imagine that means that there will be 
a story or two in the future, as we all thought would happen, 
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From: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) [/0=S0A/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=SWLEIGHOW] 

Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 12:55 PM 

To: 'Sarah Palin' 

Cc: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: interview requet next week 

Governor - 

Bloomberg (print) would like a phone interview with you next week after you get back from NGA. 
The want to focus on oil issues. May I set something up for Thursday or Friday - 15 minutes? 

Sharon Lefghow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 

(907) 269-7450 Anchorage 
(907)465-4031 Juneau 
(907) 240-7943 cell 



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From: Mason, Janice L (GOV) [/0=SQA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GR0UP/CN=REC1PIENTS/CN=JLMAS0N] 

Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 9:06 AM 

To: govpatin@a1aska.gov 

Subject: FYI Email 

FYI Email - Janice 

From: WebMail@gov. state. ak. us f mailto : WebMail@aov . state . ak . us ] 
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 1:37 AM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 

Web mail from: james dunlop 

address: 3602 W. Demaree Circle Wasilla AK 99654 
907-357-6971 

MESSAGE: 

Governer Palin, Hi Sarah, I am best friends with your neighbor up on the lake, 
remember us bringing in all those lunker silver land locked salmon $ Trout last 
summer in our old 50' s boat. Anyways, YOU are the Governor of MY STATE. Thank you 
for coming to MY Christmas Dinner at W.H.S.. It was a beautiful thing. Hopefully 
next year I will be able to give back and help out. 

JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE MY SUPPORT AND ANYONE WHO IS MY 
FRIEND. I DEVOTE THIS TO YOU FOR YOUR HONESTY, COMMITTMENT, DEDICATION AND BECAUSE 
YOU ARE NOT A SELL-OUT. YOU STICK TO YOUR GUNS SARAH AND YOUR GUNS WILL STICK TO 
YOU. WE ARE YOUR GUNS, THE PEOPLE OF ALASKA. IT f S OUR STATE AND YOU ARE ONE OF US, 
YOU MAKE US FEEL THAT WE MEAN SOMETHING. DON'T EVER GIVE UP ON YOUR CONVICTIONS OR 
BELIEFS. THANK- YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR RESTORING OUR FAITH IN "THE ELECT". YOU ARE ONE 
IN A GODZILLION TRILLION QUADBILLON :-}!!! WE LOVE YOU... James (jim) 



jed31858@mtaonline.net 



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Byers, Gail Y (LAW) 



From: <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> [gov.sarah@yahoo.com] 

Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 8:53 AM 

To: John Kate 

Cc: M Nizich; Sam Bishop 

Subject: Re: Secretary Kempthome/2nd Amendment/Parks and Refuges 



Thank you 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "John Katz" <jwkatz@ALASKADC.org> 



Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 12:49:24 

To: "Governor Sarah Palin" <gov. sarah@yahoo.com:> 

Cc: "Mike Nizich" <Mike.Nizich@alaska.gov>, "Sam Bishop" <sbishop@ALASKADC.org> 

Subject: Secretary Kempthorne/2nd Amendment /Parks and Refuges 



This issue will probably come up during your meeting with Secretary Kempthorne. So, I 
wanted to make sure that you saw the attached material which describes the Secretary's 
response to 51 Senators, including Senators Stevens and Murkowski, who wrote him 
concerning carrying of firearms in national parks and wildlife refuges. 



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Steve • s response . . 



Balash, Joseph R (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU-FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=JRBALASH] 

Saturday, February 23, 2008 4:32 PM 

Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Rutherford; Marty K (DNR); Galvin; Patrick S (DOR); Tibbies; Michael A 

(GOV); *gov.sarah@yahoo.com' 

Fw: Exxon's PTU Proposal 



Original Message 



From: Steve Porter <stevenbporter@gmail.com> 
To: Balash, Joseph R (GOV) 
Sent: Sat Feb 23 16:28:03 2008 
Subject: Re: Exxon's PTU Proposal 



Joe, 



I agree with you about expectations from the governor, I don't expect her to be perfect 
every time. I also figured she did not have time to be briefed otherwise she would not 
have stumbled over the DNR process. My only concern was that she sounded adversarial 
enough about the proposal that I thought the administration/DNR were considering rejecting 
it before it even got a chance of a thorough review. That is really my only concern. 



Regarding the 3*5 bcf/d pipeline .» my point was, without Point Thomson a 3.5 bcf/d 
pipeline is what you will get. - in essence the wrong size pipe. When Point Thomson does 
come on-line it ends up taking up cheap expansion space in a smaller pipe instead of 
participating in the first open season allowing TransCanada to build a larger pipe which 
would allow for a lot more cheaper expansion for future explorers. 



Regarding issues being worked out in the next couple of months, there are a couple of 
issues I think can be worked out in the next couple of months and Point Thomson is one of 
them. Exxon has submitted a Plan of Development. DNR normally would be able to review the 
plan and respond in that amount of time. Luckily the court also put a deadline on DNR so 
that they will be required to come to a decision in a reasonable amount of time. 



With the Point Thomson issue behind us we will be able to focus on the main issue which is 
what can the state do the enhance the likelihood of a successful open season. 



By the way my initial briefing to her the night before would have been the one I wrote to 

you. Five minutes after I read the POD I could have sent you that message, in fact I 

almost did. It is pretty straight forward analysis and political strategy. For her it was 
just a missed opportunity. 



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Steve 



On Sat; Feb 23, 2008 at 3:27 PM, Balash, Joseph R (GOV) <joe.balash@alaska.gov> wrote: 



Steve, 



I have not had a chance to listen to the governor's press availability so I am not 
sure what is troubling you. However, I can tell you that there has been limited 
opportunity for the DNR team to review and brief the commissioner, never mind the 
governor. There was an initial review the night it came in and then we hit the road for 
the townhall meetings. I don't see how she can be expected to provide the type of 
comments you suggested without the benefit of such briefing. 



Another thing I can tell you with confidence is that Exxon will absolutely get an 
opportunity to present their remedy with fair consideration. But you have hit the nail 
squarely on the head with regards to one of the difficult questions the commissioner will 
have to answer: can we take Exxon at their word? I'm glad I don't have to make that 
decision. 



As for sizing the pipeline, my reading of the TransCanada application suggests that 
they would consider 3.5 bcf/d in commitments a successful open season. I think we have 
talked about thi a previously. The volume committed by each company matters; sure, but so 
does the term. As Cathy foerster said to the resources committee in the senate, PBU can 
supply that without much problem. As you and I both know, however, that volume can't be 
sustained for 15 years let alone the 25 years the initial recourse rates are likely to 
require. There will have to be other sources of supply necessary and PTU can one of those 
sources. Its too bad that Exxon and BP haven't been exploring in NPR-A like Conoco. If 
they had, they might be better positioned to participate in the open season. 



Undoubtedly, there are a whole bunch of big, moving parts that need to be 
coordinated and PTU is one of them. I just hope you aren't expecting them to be worked 
out in the next two months...! hope we can agree that is an unrealistic expectation. 



Joe 



Original Message 

From: Steve Porter <stevenbporter@gmail.com> 



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To: Balash, Joseph R (GOV) 
Cc: Wilken, Jessica M (GOV) 



Sent: Sat Feb 23 14:15:29 2008 



Subject: Exxon's PTU Proposal 



Joe, 

I listened to the Governor's press availability a couple of times and read Wes Loy's 
ADN article regarding Exxon's Point Thomson Unit proposal. I want to make sure the 
governor understands what DNR requested in their Director's decision regarding the 22nd 
POD and what Exxon proposed most recently. Basically what Exxon proposed far exceeds what 
DNR requested and what DNR represented to the court it needed from a Point Thomson POD. 
The governor's statement sounded like she did not understand that the state stood up to 
Exxon and won. » 



She missed the opportunity to claim victory. Weeks or months from now when DNR 
approves Exxon's plan it will be old news. She could have said, "It looks like Exxon 
finally listened to the state and proposed a plan to produce Point Thomson. The Exxon 
proposal is in response to a deadline from the court process, without taking them to court 
we may never have seen this proposal. We are still concerned that Exxon will perform what 
it proposes. DNR will hold a hearing on the proposal on March 3rd. They will make the 
decision if the plan is sufficient and if they can be assured that Exxon will perform what 
it proposes " . 



It is clear from talking to Exxon that they will perform what is in the plan. This 
proposal not only gives DNR what it requested from Exxon, it allows Point Thomson to be 
ready to show up to a binding open season within a couple of years. 



I heard Kurt Gibson respond to someone recently in response to the AG's office 
saying that Point Thomson litigation won't be settled until 2010 or 2011, he said that 
fi^rst gas is about 10 yeatfs away and Point Thomson will certainly be settled by then, {not 
his exact words but the intent of his words). The impression he left was that Point 
Thomson litigation is not a problem, but he is wrong. 

The real Point Thomson question is will it be ready for the first binding open 
season prior to the submittal of the FERC application. Someone is forgetting that the size 
of the pipeline will be determined by the binding open season. You end up with a different 
size pipe if you only have Prudhoe Bay gas to commit to the binding open season. If any of 
the DNR folks tell you differently they will have to make suggestions that can easily be 
refuted. 

One of my biggest concerns with an open season, which I have not talked about 
publicly, was Point Thomson. For a 4.5 bcf/d pipeline to be a reality, we need both Point 
Thomson and Prudhoe Bay to show up at the open season. Exxon's proposal gives the state 
what it needs and gives the TransCanada a chance for success at their open season. 

If the state finds a way to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory, there can 
still be a successful open season, but it will just require a smaller pipeline and less 
value to the state, - not a good way to maximize the benefits to the people of the state. 

As you can tell from this e-mail, I think that the Exxon proposal is a good 
solution. The state needs to assure itself that Exxon will perform what it proposes, but 
beyond that, this meets everything the state told the court it needed. I have negotiated 
with Exxon many times and when the say they give you an unconditional commitment to 
perform, they will do it. 



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Please convey my concerns to the governor. I would be glad to talk to you or her or 
DNR any time you want regarding this issue either from a legal or project standpoint. 



Jessica asked me to cc her on this e-mail; so, I have done so. She is trying to make 
sure my communications get to you while you are on the road. Good job standing up to Exxon 
and getting a reasonable plan for moving forward. 

Thanks for considering my thoughts. 

Steve Porter 



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From: gov.sarah@yahooxom 

Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 1 ;52 PM 

To: Ruaro; Randall P (GOV) 

Subject: Re: Scanned from IM6530Exec [E-Mail_Recipients] 



Thank you 

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Original Message 

From: "Ruaro, Randall P (GOV)" <randall.ruaro@alaska.gov> 



Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 13:53:59 

To : ExternalEmailgsp <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 

Subject: RE: Scanned from IM6530Exec [E-Mail_Recipients] 



Governor : 



Commissioner Von scheben did tell me most of the funding (over a million 
dollars) would come from the Denali Commission. I can double check and 
get exact numbers for you on Monday. 






Randy 



Original Message 

From : gov , sarah@yahoo . com [mailto : gov . sarah@yahoo . com] 
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 1:48 PM 
To; Ruaro, Randall P (GOV); Von Scheben, Leo (DOT) 
Subject: Re: Scanned from IM6530Exec [E-Mail_Recipients] 



Thanks Randy. 



It's a $1.3 million project, correct? And the state is only responsible 

to 20-30 percent of that with Denali picking up most of the cost? 

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Original Message 

From: "Ruaro, Randall P (GOV)" <randall.ruaro@alaska.gov> 



Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 13:30:57 

To: gov. sarah@yahoo.com, "Von Scheben, Leo (DOT)" 

<leo.vonscheben@alaska.gov> 

Subject: FW: Scanned from IM6530Exec [E-Mail_Recipients] 



Governor / Commissioner Von Scheben: 



The Governor's Office received a letter from the Mayor of Eagle and 4 of 
the 6 city council members. (Attached) The letter reaffirms their 
support for the road improvements which includes the dust control work. 
The letter also says the Council has polled and found a majority of the 
residents of Eagle are in favor of the going ahead with the project, The 
news coverage on the issue seems to have greatly exaggerated the level 
of opposition to the project. 



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I believe the Denali Commission (which is funding 70-80% of the work) 



would like to go ahead with the project. 



Commissioner. Are there further steps to gauge local support that you 
would like DOT to take before moving ahead? 



Randy 



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From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 1 :48 PM 

To: Ruaro; Randall P (GOV); Von Scheben; Leo (DOT) 

Subject: Re: Scanned from IM6530Exec [E-MaiLRecipients] 

Thanks Randy. 

It's a $1,3 million project, correct? And the state is only responsible to 20-30 percent 
of that with Denali picking up most of the cost? 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Ruaro, Randall P (GOV)" <randall.ruaro@alaska.gov> 



Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 13:30:57 

To:gov. sarah@yahoo.com, "Von Scheben, Leo (DOT)" <leo.vonscheben@alaska.gov> 

Subject: FW: Scanned from IM6530Exec [E-Mail_Recipients] 



Governor / Commissioner Von Scheben: 



Th«* .,<frwft*Toir ' a Office received a letter from the Mayor, of „Bagle,..an4._4_.oX 



the 6 city council members. (Attached) The letter reaffirms their 
support for the road improvements which includes the dust control work. 
The letter also says the Council has polled and found a majority of the 
residents of Eagle are in favor of the going ahead with the project. The 
news coverage on the issue seems to have greatly exaggerated the level 
of opposition to the project. 

I believe the Denali Commission (which is funding 70-80% of the work) 
would like to go ahead with the project. 

Commissioner. Are there further steps to gauge local support that you 
would like DOT to take before moving ahead? 



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Randy 



Original Message 

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To: Ruaro, Randall P (GOV) 

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Sent: 


Saturday, February 23, 2008 9:47 AM 


To: 


Mason; Janice L (GOV) 


Cc: 


Perry; Kristina Y (GOV) 


Subject: 


Re: Texas 



Hold off til i can sched a few things at once w that trip. Thanks 
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Original Message 



From: "Mason, Janice L (GOV)" <janice.mason@alaska,gov> 



Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 09:37:11 

To : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 

Cc: M Perry, Kristina Y (GOV)" <:kris.perry@alaska.gov> 

Subject: Re: Texas 



I will confirm with RGA on Monday for this one. They also need your boot size as they 
will be having cowboy boots made for you. Janice 



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Original Message 



From : gov , sarah@yahoo . com <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 
To: Mason, Janice h (GOV) 
Cc; Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) 
Sent: Sat Feb 23 04:20:36 2008 
Subject: Texas 



CEO of Shell and others will be at the Texas RGA mtg, I f d like to plan on that one - 
April 16-17, i realize it's right after session but would like to go be it's an Energy 
Conf . 

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From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 8:34 AM 

To; Perry; Kristina Y (GOV); Leschper; Beth (GOV) 

Subject: Re: Todd's info 

Thanks. They must be behind, 

Dont think he's having a whole lotta fun so far. . . I wish this were more his cup of tea 



I had a great meeting with McCain and a few other govs. Let me know if anyone hears from 
other campaign camps . Thanks . 

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Original Message 

From: "Perry, Kristina Y (GOV)" <kris.perry@alaska.gov> 



Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 08:28:33 

To :gov. sarah@yahoo.com, "Leschper, Beth (GOV)" <beth.leschper@alaska.gov> 

Subject; RE: Todd's info 



Todd asked the picture to be changed out a couple months ago. Beth did send a new 
professional photo and bio corrections to NGA, but it was never changed. She did again 
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From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com [mailto : gov . sarah@yahoo . com] 



Sent: Sat 2/23/2008 8:11 AM 
To: Leschper, Beth (GOV) 
Cc: Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) 
Subject: Todd's info 



Todd still needs his info (for things like NGA) to be updated. They're still using an old 
snowmachine picture of his- the other spouses have professional photos and updated bios. 



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So- we need to schedule that for him. Thanks 
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From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 4:21 AM 

To: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Cc: Perry; Kristina Y (GOV) 

Subject; Texas 

CEO of Shell and others will be at the Texas RGA mtg. I'd like to plan on that one - April 
16-17, i realize it's right after session but would like to go be it's an Energy Conf . 

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From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2008 2:11 PM 

To: PARNELL; S (GOV sponsored); PARNELL; S (GOV sponsored); srparnell@ataska.com 

Subject: Fw: Deliberative process budget 



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Original Message 

Prom : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 



Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2008 23:09:20 

To:"Mike Tibbies" <mike. tibbles@alaska.gov> 

Subject: Re: Deliberative process budget 



Truely, this is a great message. I dont mean for my edits to diminsh the message - you 
done good I Im just appalled at them trying to drag us into deal-making. Who has time for 
such nonsense? It's injustice and unfair to Alaskans, too.; 



Cant believe they cut the coorosion suit dollars. 



"Nox.;:.^^ jus tify -to 

Alaskans! And they must put their expenses on-line along with admins! 

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From: "Tibbies, Michael A (GOV)" <mike.tibbles@alaska.gov> 

Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2008 09:40:54 

To : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 

Subject: FW; Deliberative process budget 



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Governor , 



Tomorrow is the deadline for budget amendment to the House Finance Committee. The ^ 
subcommittee reports are in and now is the typical time that the administration submits 
requests to the committee for reconsideration of problematic budget reductions. Right now 
it looks like there was approximately $100 million reduced from our amended budget. This 
includes the $7 million for fish and game to replace federal funds, nearly $5 million for 
the BP corrosion lawsuit, quite a bit out of health and social services and even the 
university. 



i wanted to run a strategy by you. Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



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Thank you. 



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From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2008 2:09 PM 

To: Tibbies; Michael A (GOV) 

Subject: Re: Deliberative process budget 

Truely, this is a great message. I dont mean for my edits to diminsh the message - you 
done goodl Im just appalled at them trying to drag us into deal-making, who has time for 
such nonsense? it's injustice and unfair to Alaskans, too. 



Cant believe they cut the coorosion suit dollars. 



Nor fish and game. We'll live with what they provide us, but they must MUST justify to 
Alaskans! And they must put their expenses on-line along with admins! 

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-Original Message 

From; "Tibbies, Michael A (GOV)" <mike. tibbles@alaska.gov> 



Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2008 09:40:54 

To : gov . sarahOyahoo . com 

Subject: FW: Deliberative process budget 



Governor , 



Tomorrow is the deadline for budget amendment to the House Finance Committee. The 
subcommittee reports are in and now is the typical time that the administration submits 
requests to the committee for reconsideration of problematic budget reductions. Right now 
it looks like there was approximately $100 million reduced from our amended budget. This 
includes the $7 million for fish and game to replace federal funds, nearly $5 million for 
the BP corrosion lawsuit, quite a bit out of health and social services and even the 
university. 



i wanted to run a strateg y by you. Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



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gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sunday, February 24, 2008 1:40 PM 

Tibbies; Michael A (GOV); PARNELL; S (GOV sponsored); PARNELL; S (GOV sponsored) 

Re: Deliberative process budget 



Pis incorportate Sean's suggestions too. Here are mine: 

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Bottom line, we wont conduct politics as usual. We put forth a good budget - they wanna 
cut? We agree to streamline and slow the growth of govt- but they need to explain to 
Alaskans what they've done to our budget. Thanks! 

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Original Message- 



From: "Tibbies, Michael A (GOV)" <mike. tibbles@alaska.gov> 



Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2008 09:40:54 



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To : gov . sarah@yahoo , com 

Subject: FW: Deliberative process budget 



Governor , 



Tomorrow is the deadline for budget amendment to the House Finance Committee. The 
subcommittee reports are in and now is the typical time that the administration submits 
requests to the committee for reconsideration of problematic budget reductions. Right now 
it looks like there was approximately $100 million reduced from our amended budget . This 
includes the $7 million for fish and game to replace federal funds, nearly $5 million for 
the BP corrosion lawsuit, quite a bit out of health and social services and even the 
university. 



I wanted to run a strategy by you. 



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Sunday, February 24, 2008 12:57 PM 

Tibbies; Michael A (GOV); PARNELL; S (GOV sponsored); PARNELL; S (GOV sponsored) 

Fw: Deliberative process budget 



Im asking the LtGov to chime in also- he has good questions re: 

still? 

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Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2008 21:52:57 

To: "Sarah Palin" <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 

Subject: Re: Deliberative process budget 



Thanks for asking. 



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From: "Tibbies, Michael A (GOV)" <mike. tibbles@alaska.gov> 



Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2008 09:40:54 

To : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 

Subject: FW: Deliberative process budget 



Governor, 



Tomorrow is the deadline for budget amendment to the House Finance Committee. The 
subcommittee reports are in and now is the typical time that the administration submits 
requests to the committee for reconsideration of problematic budget reductions. Right now 
it looks like there was approximately $100 million reduced from our amended budget. This 
includes the $7 million for fish and game to replace federal funds, nearly $5 million for 
the BP corrosion lawsuit, quite a bit out of health and social services and even the 
university. 



i wanted to run a strategy by you. Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



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hw: ueiioerauve process budget 



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From: "Tibbies, Michael A (GOV)" <mike.tibbles@alaska.gov> 



Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2008 09:40:54 

To : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 

Subject: FW; Deliberative process budget 



Governor, 



Tomorrow " is the deadline for budge tr-amendnvent~to' the Ho u^e-^^maTxce-eommirtt^ The — — 
subcommittee reports are in and now is the typical time that the administration submits 
requests to the committee for reconsideration of problematic budget reductions. Right now 
it looks like there was approximately $100 million reduced from our amended budget. This 
includes the $7 million for fish and game to replace federal funds, nearly $5 million for 
the BP corrosion lawsuit, quite a bit out of health and social services and even the 
university. 



I wanted to run a strategy by you. 

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From: Ruaro, Randall P (GOV) [/O=S0A/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=RPRUARO] 

Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2008 12:27 PM 

To: , gov.sarah@yahoo.com' 

Subject: FW: Scanned from IM6530Exec [E-Mai_Recipients] - Eagle Road Improvements / Dust Control 
Project 

Governor 

Commissioner Von Scheben has provided the funding numbers for the road improvement project in Eagle. Denali 
Commission is funding 90%. DOT is funding $117,000 out of the overall $1.3 million dollar cost of the project 

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Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2008 12:23 PM 

To: Ruaro, Randall P (GOV) 

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Randy the numbers are $1 ,182,000 denaii commission and $1 17,000 DOT. Denali commission is funding 90%. I 
will check with Steve Titus on further support. LEO 

From: Ruaro, Randall 'P (GOV) 

Sent: Sat 2/23/2008 1:30 PM 

To: ExternalEmailgsp; Von Scheben, Leo (DOT) 

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Governor / Commissioner Von Scheben: 



The Governor's Office received a letter from the Mayor of Ragle and 4 of the 6 city council members. (Attached) The letter 
reaffirms their support for the road improvements which includes the dust control work. The letter also says the Council has 
polled and found a majority of the residents of Eagle are in favor of the going ahead with the project Tne news coverage on 
the issue seems to have greatly exaggerated the level of opposition to the project. 

I believe the Denali Commission (which is funding 70-80% of the work) would like to go ahead with the project. 
Commissioner. Are there further steps to gauge local support that you would like DOT to take before moving ahead? 
Randy 



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From: Leschper, Beth (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=MCLESCHPERJ 

Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2008 4:10 PM 

To: Governor Palin; govpalin@alaska.gov 

Cc: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

I Subject: Hoover Details 

IN YOUR REMARKS: Please add thanks to the Hoover Institute Director, Dr. 

John Raisian (RAY-ZEE-UN). 

i 

Details for Hoover Institute on Tuesday 



Contact 

Noel Kolak 
202-572-3926 
505-660-8624 (cell) 

Willard Hotel (Across the Street from the JW Marriott) 
202- 628 91 00 

Location 

Willard Hotel - meet in the main lobby (1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Please note 
that there is a second, back lobby off of F Street). 



Arrive no later than 12:45 p.m. for a 1-1:45 p.m. appearance that will include your 
remarks and Q&A. 

You will be met in the lobby by Hoover Director Dr. Raisian and his companion 
Dr. Claudia Morgan. A Hoover Institute photographer will be with them. They will 
escort you to the Ballroom. 

Hoover Chair Peter Bedford will introduce you. 

Someone will mic you and there will be a podium with a microphone. 

For the Q&A, Hoover staff will bring a mic to the audience so you will be able to 
hear the questions clearly. 

Chairman Bedford will be the emcee and will cut off questions at 1:45 p.m. 



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He will present you with a Hoover Institute pen. 



There is one other woman on the program - but she will be on MONDAY (the 
day before you), BUT is supposed to be in the audience. Her name is Dr. Kori 
Shakey she is another up-and-coming leader, from the U.S. Dept of State and a 
National Security Adviser. 



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Unknown 

From: <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> [gov.sarah@yahoo.com] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 8:22 AM 

To: John Katz 

Subject: Re: Message for Governor Palin 

Also for dillion- speaking with DOT folks incl hearing from Secretary on earmarks- she 
wants them eliminated and Ak is on right track w earmark reform support 

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-t Original Message 

From: "John Katz" <jwkatz@ALASKADC.org> 



Pate: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 08:43:47 

To : <mike . tibbles@alaska . gov> , <HamelChuck@cs . com> 

Subject:' Re: Message for Governor Palin 



Chuck, per your request, I will distribute your letter to Congressman Dingell to the 
appropriate State people. Thanks for letting us know. 



>» On 2/24/2008 at 5:20 PM, in message <cOf .Iflc062b.34f347a4@cs.com>, 
<HamelChuck@cs.com> wrote: 



Dear Governor: 

I missed meeting with you during your visit last November. 
Hope you may squeeze me into your schedule this week. 
I regret the embarrassment that may emanate for your 
Administration by Commissioner Irwin's improperly 
researched letter to Chairmen Dingell and Rahall. 



Another Congressional release on BP gross negligence in Prudhoe 
operations soon will identify gross, 'inept 1 , oversight by regulators 
ADNR, PSIO, AKOSH, and the Fire Marshall. 



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If you don't halt Reconfiguration of Pump Station #3 promptly 
90 % of Alaska's annual revenue may be in peril. You publicly 

stated that NO PUMP #3 CONSTRUCTION WOyLD PROCEED 

ON YOUR STATE LAND until Pump #9 is operating properly and 

safely. Pump #9 has serious 'identified' problems which ould cause 

disruption of the oil flow through the TAPS this winter. 

As I told you on the phone last year, I have a plan for your 
oversight (along with the BP shareholders) to protect your 
interests (beyond your regulators) without any expense for 
the State. 



Chuck Hamel 703-549-0515 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 6:47 AM 

To; Colberg; Talis J (LAW) 

Subject: Fw: PSIO 



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-Original Message 

From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 15:44:07 

To:"Sharon keighow" <sharon. leighow@alaska.gov>, "Beth Leschper" 
<beth.leschper@alaska.gov>, "John Katz" < jwkatz@alaskadc.org> 

Cc:"Mike Tibbies" <mike.tibbles@alaska.gov>, "Tom Irwin" < torn. irwin@alaska.gov>, "Marty 
Rutherford" <marty . rutherf brd@alaska . gpv> , jonne.slemons@alaska.gov, "Bruce Anders" 
<bruce.anders@alaska.gov>, "Joe Balash'i < joe. balash@alaska.gov>, "Russ Kelly" 
<russ . kelly@alaska . gov> 

Subject: PSIO 



Sharon- I'm shocked arid disappointed Chenault's taking out PSIO positions and BP corrosion 
lawsuit funds out of my budget. Im back here in DC speaking with Cneney (sat with him the 
entire State dinner last night), will try to speak w/Bush today. . . speaking with national 
reporters and all these governors all about AK 1 s proof that we can provide sound oversight 
of resource development, as evidenced by PSIO, lawsuits to hold industry's feet to the 
fire re: waste of valuable natural resources, etc... and here while I'm away I find out 
the legislature may undermine those efforts? It's unacceptable if the nation is to 
believe we're capable of responsible, ethcial ramped up development that's need in our 
state, for our nation. 

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From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 7:50 AM 

To: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Subject: Fw: Latest Hamel Letter 



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Original Message 

From: "Slemons, Jonne D (DNR)" <jonne. slemons@alaska.gov> 



Date: Mdn, 25 Feb 2008 07:34:12 

To : ExternalEmailgsp <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 

Subject: FW: Latest Hamel Letter 



Re: Latest Hamel Letter 



Trying again 



From; Slemons, Jonne D (DNR) 
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 7:30 AM 



To: gov; sarah@yahoo.com ? Katz, John W (GOV); Balash, Joseph R (GOV); Rutherford, Marty K 
(DNR); Thompson, Mike (DNR); Irwin, Tom E (DNR); Anders, Bruce F (DNR) 



Cc: Persily, Larry A (GOV) 
Subject: RE: Latest Hamel Letter 



Governor , 

in answer to various issues raised in e-mails this morning: 



1. Re a meeting with Chuck Hamel: 



works in Alexandria, Virginia - ju s t outside of Washington P.C. Privileged or Pen 



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2. TAPS/SR: Mr. Hamel's latest letter is focused entirely on the TAPS system, 
specifically the Strategic Reconfiguration (SR) project which has been in work for some 
time. Mike Thompson, State Pipeline Coordinator and engineer Louis Kozisek are completely 
familiar with both the TAPS and the SR project. The PSIO has therefore not been involved 
in the research or responses on these topics, but nonetheless I have reviewed and support 
the information in Commissioner Irwin's letter. 



3. To clarify: Bruce references Tom Bewak below. Mr. Bewak has raised issues 
relative to pipe construction at Milne Pt., which the PSIO has investigated. That 
investigation is concluded, and the final report will be posted shortly. [It has no 
relation to the issues raised by Chuck Hamel relative to the TAPS/SR project.] 



4. Budget Request for four PSIO positions: The PSIO has been performing 
investigations and looking into allegations of problems relative to the soundness of our 
oil and gas systems since Day l. We've been doing this work conscientiously, but not in 
the robust manner that we would like. Frankly, we are hard-pressed, with current 
staffing, to address these issues -- and have done so at the expense of overall program 
development. Should an emergency occur, or huge system integrity issue come to our 
attention, it would be very difficult for the PSIO to respond adequately. I appreciate 
your support for these positions, and hope that the final budget decisions will fund them 



I'm happy to answer any further questions -- My cell is Privileged Of F 



jonne Slemons 



Petroleum Systems Integrity Office Coordinator 

Division of Qil and Gas 

Alaska Department of Natural Resources 

550 W. 7th Ave., Ste. 800 

Anchorage, AK 99501 

Ph: 907-269-8806 



Fax: 907-269-3484 



From: Anders, Bruce F (DNR) 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 6:36 AM 

'To: ExternalEmailgsp; Katz, John W (GOV); Balash, Joseph R (GOV); Slemons, Jonne D (DNR); 
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Cc: Persily, Larry A (GOV) 
Subject: RE: Latest Hamel Letter 



Governor , 



tfnfortunately, the Hamel letter is a pdf , and cannot be pasted. Hamel is in DC, as far as 
I know. Jonne will be in the office in 3 mins, and will provide a more detailed report 
to this group then, including a summary of the Hamel letter. 



In short, the PSIO has been persistently working on this investigation (given its staffing 
limitations), and pushing BP very hard.. PSIO has completed a thorough 

technical review that yields a defensible and final conclusion to the issues raised by Tom 
Bewak, and the final section of the report, an addendum addressing materials traceability, 
will be completed in the next day or two. We'll send it to Mr. Bewak directly and post it 
on the PSIO website. 



As I mentioned, Jonne will provide a more thorough sit rep shortly. After hearing that 
info, you may decide that it makes sense to meet with Mr. Hamel (I assumed that's why you 
asked where he is) 



Bruce 



From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com [mailto : gov . sarah@yahoo . com] 
Sent: Mon 2/25/2008 5:08 AM 



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To: Katz, John W (GOV); Anders, Bruce F (DNR) ; Balash, Joseph R (GOV); Slemons, Jonne D 
(DNR); Rutherford, Marty K (DNR); Thompson, Mike (DNR); Irwin, Tom E (DNR) 



Cc: Persily, Larry A (GOV) 
Subject: Re: Latest Hamel Letter 



I cant open his letter on blkberry, could u cut and paste it? Is Hamel here in DC? 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



. Original Message 

From: "John Katz" <jwkatz@ALASKADC.org> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 08:51:33 



To: "Bruce F (DNR) Anders" <bruce.anders@alaska.gov>, "Joe Balash" 
< joe, balash@alaska.gov>, "Jonne D (DNR) Slemons" <jonne.slemons@alaska.gov>, "Marty 
Rutherford" <marty.rutherford@alaska.gov>, "Mike (DNR) Thompson" 
<mike.thompsoh@alaska.gov>, "Tom Irwin" <tom.irwin@alaska.gov> 

Cc:"Larry Persily" <lpersily@ALASKADC.org>, "Governor Sarah Palin" <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 



Sub j ect : Latest Hamel Letter 



Per Chuck Hamel' s request, I have attached his latest correspondence to Congressmen 
Dxngell and Rahall seeking to rebut Commissioner Irwin's earlier letter to the House 
Energy Committee . 



I would be glad to discuss whether we should respond, and, if so, how. 



P.S, 

Governor, in a voice mail message, Mr. Hamel expressed his desire to meet with you during 
your DC trip. 



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Unknown 

From: <gov.sarah@yahoo,com> [gov.sarah@yahoo,com] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 7:48 AM 

To: Bruce Anders; Joe Balash; Jonne D (DNR) Slemons; Marty Rutherford; Mike (DNR) 

Thompson; Tom Irwin; John Katz 
Cc: Larry Persily 

Subject: Re: Latest Hame! Letter 

I want him to help me pressure leggies to get PSIO positions back in my budget. Thanks- 
let me know what else i should speak to him about. 

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Original Message -- 

From: "Anders, Bruce F (DNR)" <bruce.anders@alaska,gov> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 06:35:48 

To:ExternalEmailgsp <gov. sarah@yahoo.com>, "Katz, John W (GOV)" 

<jwkatz@alaskadc.org>, "Balash, Joseph R (GOV)" <joe.balash@alaska.gov>, "Siemens, Jonne D 
(DNR)" <jonne.slemons@alaska.gov>, "Rutherford, Marty K (DNR)" 

<marty.rutherford@alaska.gov>, "Thompson, Mike (DNR) " <mike.thompson@alaska.gov>, "Irwin, 
Tom E (DNR)" <tom.irwin@alaska.gov> 

Cc: "Persily, Larry A (GOV)" <lpersily@alaskadc.org> 

Subject: RE: Latest Hamel Letter 



Governor, 



Unfortunately, the Hamel letter is a pdf, and cannot be pasted. Hamel is in DC, as far as 
I. know. Jonne will be in the office in 30 mins, and will provide a more detailed report 
to this group then, including a summary of the Hamel letter. 



In short, the PSIO has been persistently working on this investigation (given its staffing 
limitations), and pushing BP very hard. PSIO has completed a thorough technical review 
that yields a defensible and final conclusion to the issues raised by Tom Bewak, and the 
final section of the report, an addendum addressing materials traceability, will be 
completed in the next day or two. We'll send it to Mr. Bewak directly and post it on the 
PSIO website. 



As I mentioned, Jonne will provide a more thorough sit rep shortly. After hearing that 
info, you may decide that it makes sense to meet with Mr. Hamel (I assumed that's why you 
asked where he is) 



Bruce 



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From : gov . sarah@yahoo , com [mail to : gov . sarah@yahoo . com] 
Sent: Mon 2/25/2008 5:08 AM 

To: Katz, John W (GOV); Anders, Bruce F (DNR); Balash, Joseph R (GOV); Slemons, Johne D 
(DNR) ; Rutherford, Marty K (DNR) ; Thompson, Mike (DNR) ? Irwin, Tom E (DNR) 

Cc: Persily, Larry A (GOV) 
Subject: Re: Latest Hamel Letter 



I cant open his letter on blkberry, could u cut and paste it? Is Hamel here in DC? 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



-----Original Message 

From: "John Katz" <jwkatz@ALASKADC.org> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 08:51:33 

To: "Bruce F (DNR) Anders" <bruce.anders@alaska.gov>, "Joe Balash" 
<j.oe.balash@alaska.gov>, "Jonne D (DNR) Slemons" <jonne.slemons@alaska.gov>, "Marty 
Rutherford" <marty. rutherford@alaska.gov>, "Mike (DNR) Thompson" 
<mike.thompson@alaska.gov>, "Tom Irwin" <tom.irwin@alaska.gov> 

Cc: "Larry Persily" <lpersily@ALASKADC.org>, "Governor $arah Palin" <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 
Subject: Latest Hamel Letter 



Per Chuck Hamel 1 s request, I have attached his latest correspondence to Congressmen. 
Dingell and Rahall seeking to rebut Commissioner Irwin's earlier letter to the House 
Energy Committee. 



I would be glad to discuss whether we should respond, and, if so, how. 



P.S. 



Governor, in a voice mail message, Mr. Hamel expressed his desire to meet with you during 
your DC trip. 



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Unknown 

From: <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> [gov.sarah@yahoo.com] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 7:37 AM 

To: John Kate 

Subject: Re: Latest Hamel Letter 

I will be w/him for a very short meeting, dont want to get roped in to anything long and 
contentious. He can help me put pressure on state lawmakers to fund our PSIO office and BP 
corrosion suit issues that I just found out legilsators slashed in my budget. Pis let me 
know when he's available for a short mtg. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

Prom: "John Katz" <jwkatz@ALASKAJDC.org> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 09:43:45 
To : <gov . sarahoyahoq . com> 
Subject; Re: Latest Hamel Letter 



Regarding a meeting with Chuck, he left a request on my office voice mail over the. 
weekend. He lives in Northern Virginia. He hasn't been in good health, but I'm sure that 
he would make it to a DC meeting if you want him to do so. 



If you are interested, we could contact him and try to set something up at the JW 
Marriott. 



Regarding your question concerning new developments, I think Chuck's basic contention is 
that the State's regulators are unaware of several relevant circumstances, as reported by 
Chuck's network of workers. The attached letter to Congress seems to be a combination of 
situations where he alleges that the State has misunderstood the consequences of certain 
events or was unaware of them. 



Senator Stevens has asked me to meet with him this morning on earmarking policy and 
perhaps other issues. So, Larry and I will be out of the office for a while beginning at 
10:30. If you want to meet with Chuck, Bre can help arrange a mutually convenient time. 



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Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
<mailto:jwkatz@alaskadc.org> jwkatz@alaskadc.org. Thank you . 



>» On 2/25/2008 at 9:08 AM, in message <1622308967-1203948677- 

cardhu_decombobulator_blackberry. rim. net -162 08 8102 6 -@bxel03.bisx. prod. on. blackberry >, 
<gov.sarah@yahoo.com> wrote: 



I cant open his letter on blkberry, could u cut and paste it? Is Hamel here in DC? 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "John Katz" <jwkatz@ALASKADC,org> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 08:51:33 

To:"Bruce F (DNR) Anders" <bruce . anders@alaska . gov> , "Joe Balash" 
<joe. balash@alaska.gov>, "Jonne D (DNR) Slemons" < jonne.slemons@alaska.gov>, "Marty 
Rutherford" <marty.rutherford@alaska.gov>, "Mike (DNR) Thompson" 
<mike.thompson@alaska.gov>, "Tom Irwin" <tom.irwin@alaska.gov> 

Cc: "Larry Persily" <lpersily@ALASKADC.org>, "Governor Sarah Palin" <gov.sarah@yahoo*com> 

Subject: Latest Hamel Letter 



Per Chuck Hamel' s request, I have attached his latest correspondence to Congressmen 
Dingell and Rahall seeking to rebut Commissioner Irwin's earlier letter to the House 
Energy Committee. 



I would be glad to discuss whether we should respond, and, if so, how 



P.S. 



Governor, in a voice mail message, Mr. Hamel expressed his desire to meet with you during 
your DC trip. 



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Unknown 

From: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=SWLEIGHOW] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 7:10 AM 

To: 'gov.sarah@yahoo.com' 

Cc: 'krisandclarktgyahoo.com'; Leschper; Beth (GOV) 

Subject: Re: PSIO 

We will get on it. 



Original Message 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 

i 

To: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) 

Cc: K Perry Yahoo <krisandclark@yahoo.com> 

Sent: Mon Feb 25 06:52:50 2008 
Subject: Fw: PSIO 



These sentiments should be in a presser - the legislature is tearing the rug out of my 
efforts to prove our ability and committment to the oversight that's needed before anyone 
can trust that ramped-up development of our resources should happen. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



-----Original Message----- 
From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 



Date: Moh, 25 Feb 2008 15:44:07 

To: "Sharon Leighow" <sharon.leighow@alaska.gov>, "Beth Leschper" 
<beth.leschper@alaska.gov>, "John Katz" <jwkatz@alaskadc.org> 

Cc:"Mike Tibbies" <mike.tibbles@alaska.gov>, "Tom Irwin" <tom.irwin@alaska.gov>, "Marty 
Rutherford" <marty.rutherford@alaska.gov>, joime.slemons@alaska.gov, "Bruce Anders" 
<bruce.anders@alaska.gov>, "Joe Balash" <joe.balash@alaska.gov>, "Russ Kelly" 
<russ ,kelly@alaska . gov> 

Subject: PSIO 



Sharon-' I'm shocked and disappointed Chenault's taking out PSIO positions and BP corrosion 
lawsuit funds out of my budget. Im back here in DC speaking with Cneney (sat with him the 
entire State dinner last night), will try to speak w/Bush today... speaking with national 
reporters and all these governors all about AK' s proof that we can provide sound oversight 
of resource development, as evidenced by PSIO, lawsuits to hold industry's feet to the 
fire re; waste of valuable natural resources, etc... and here while I'm away I find out 
the legislature may undermine those efforts? It's unacceptable if the nation is to 

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believe we're capable of responsible/ ethcial ramped up development that's need in our 
state, for our nation. 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 6:57 AM 

To: Anders; Bruce F (DNR) 

Cc: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Leschper; Beth (GOV) 

Subject: Re: PSIO 

Leggies are yanking the rug out from under these efforts, and making my statements sound 
insincere back here in PC. Public needs to know this is unacceptable. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Anders, Bruce F (DNR)" <bruce.anders@alaska.gov> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 06:53:25 

To:ExternalEmailgsp <gov.sarah@yahoo.com>, "Leighow, Sharon w (GOV)" 

<sharori.leighow@alaska.gov>, "leschper, Beth (GOV) " <beth.leschper@alaska.gov>, "Katz, ; John 
W (GOV)" <jwkatz@alaskadc*org> 

Cc: "Tibbies, Michael A (GOV)" <mike.tibbles@alaska.gov>, "Irwin, Tom E (DNR) » 
<tom.irwin@alaska.gov>, "Rutherford, Marty K (DNR)" <marty.rutherford@alaska.gov>, "Slemons, 
Jonne D (DNR) H <jonne.slemons@alaska.gov>, "Balash, Joseph R (GOV)" 
< joe.balash@alaska.gov>, "Kelly, Russell T (GOV) " <russ.kelly@alaska.gov> 

Subject: RE: PSIO 



100% concur. Jonne was not asked ONE question to justify the added staff that are NEEDED 
to complete t;he mission that folks currently expect PSIO to perform. 



' From: gov . sarah@yahoo . com [mailto : gov . sarah@yahoo . com] 

Sent; Mon 2/25/2008 6:44 AM 

To: 'Leighow, Sharon W (GOV); Leschper, Beth (GOV); Katz, John w (GOV) 

Cc: Tibbies, Michael A (GOV); Irwin, Tom E (DNR); Rutherford, Marty K (DNR); Slemons, 
Jonne D (DNR); Anders, Bruce F (DNR); Balash, Joseph R (GOV); Kelly, Russell T (GOV) 

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Sharon- I'm shocked and disappointed Chenault's taking out PSIO positions and BP corrosion 
lawsuit funds out of my budget. Im back here in DC speaking with Cneney (sat with him the 
entire State dinner last night), will try to speak w/Bush today... speaking with national 
reporters and all these governors all about AK*s proof that we can provide sound oversight 
of resource development, as evidenced by PSIO, lawsuits to hold industry's feet to the 
fire re: waste of valuable natural resources, etc... and here while I'm away I find out 
the legislature may undermine those efforts? It's unacceptable if the nation is to 
believe we're capable of responsible, ethcial ramped up development that's need in our 
state, for our nation. 

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Unknown 

From: 
Sent: 
To: 
Cc; 

Subject: 



gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Monday, February 25, 2008 6:44 AM 

Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Leschper; Beth (GOV); Katz; John W (GOV) 

Tibbies; Michael A (GOV); Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Rutherford; Marty K (DNR); Slemons; Jonne 

D (DNR); Anders; Bruce F (DNR); Balash; Joseph R (GOV); Kelly; Russell T (GOV) 

PSIO 



Sharon- I'm shocked and disappointed Chenault's taking out PSIO positions and BP corrosion 
lawsuit funds out of my budget. Im back here in DC speaking with Cneney (sat with him the 
entire State dinner last night), will try to speak w/Bush today... speaking with national 
reporters and all these governors all about AK's proof that we can provide sound oversight 
of resource development, as evidenced by PSIO, lawsuits to hold industry's feet to the 
fire re: waste of valuable natural resources, etc... and here while I'm away I find out 
the legislature may undermine those efforts? It's unacceptable if the nation is to 
believe we're capable of responsible, ethcial ramped up development that's need in our 
state, for our nation. 

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From: <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> [gov.sarah@yahoo.com] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 6:41 AM 

To: John Kate 

Cc: Sam Bishop 

Subject: Re; Robert Dillon/Secretary Kempthorne 

Spoke about Off Shore leases, relieving fears of coastal communities re: potential 
impacts... specif cially Chukchi Sea leases. 



Off Shore revenue shares that he supports for AK. 



Perhaps it'll be a matter of weeks until polar bear listing is settled. They dont have 
much time before lawsuit kicks in... we'll live w their decision, hope it's not listed., 
need to know tho so we can deal with potential impacts asap. 



Btw, sat with Cheney for entire State dinner last night. Talked all about gasline and 
relationships with industry. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



-----Original Message 

From: "John Katz" <jwkatz@ALASKADC.org> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 09:51:48 

To: "Governor Sarah Palin" <gov. sarah@yahoo.com> 



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CC:"Sam Bishop" <sbishop@ALASKADC.org> 
Subject: Robert Dillon/Secretary Kempthorne 



Robert Dillon just called to find out what transpired in the Governors' meeting with 
Secretary Kempthorne. I told him that we don't know but said that I would inquire about 
whether there is anything you want to say. Please let me know if you want to communicate 
something directly or want me to do so. 



Incidentally, I thought his story today concerning his interview with you was quite good. 



Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
<mailto:jwkatz@alaskadc.org> jwkatz@alaskadc.org. Thank you . 



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Unknown 

From: <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> [gov.sarah@yahoo.com] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 5:12 AM 

To: Bruce Anders; Joe Balash; Jonne D (DNR) Slemons; Marty Rutherford; Mike (DNR) 

Thompson; Tom Irwin; John Kate 
Cc: Larry Persily 

Subject: Re: Latest Hamel Letter 

I cant open his letter on blkberry, could u cut and paste it? Is Hamel here in DC? 
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Original Message 

Promt "John Katz" <jwkatz@ALASKAPC.org> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 08:51:33 

To: "Bruce F (DNR) Anders" <bruce.anders@alaska.gov>, "Joe Balash" 
<joe.balash@alaska.gov>; "Jonne D (DNR) Slemons" <jonne.slemons@alaska.gov>, "Marty 
Rutherford" <marty.rutherford@alaska.gov>, "Mike (DNR) Thompson" 
<mike . thompson@alaska . gov> , "Tom Irwin" <tom . irwin@alaska . gov> 

Cc: "Larry Persily" <lpersily@ALASKADC.org>, "Governor Sarah Palin" <gov.sarah@yahoo.cora> 
Subject: Latest Hamel Letter 



Per Chuck Hamel' s request, I have attached his latest correspondence to Congressmen 
Dingell and Rahall seeking to rebut Commissioner Irwin's earlier letter to the House 
Energy Committee . 



I would be glad to discuss whether we should respond, and, if so, how. 



P.S. 



Governor, in a voice mail message, Mr. Hamel expressed his desire to meet with you during 
your DC trip. 



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Unknown 

From: <gov.$arah@yahoo.com> [gov.sarah@yahoo.com] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 5:11 AM 

To: John Kate 

Cc: jonne.siemons; Marty Rutherford; Mike Tibbies; Tom Irwin 

Subject: Re: Message for Governor Palin 

Thanks. Is he saying there's new developments on pipeline that we're not yet aware of? And 
is he requesting a meeting with me? If so, i haven't received the invite. 

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Original Message 

Prom: "John Katz" <jwkatz@ALASKADC.org> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 08:43:47 

To : <mike . tibbles@alaska . gov> , <HamelChuck@cs . com> 

Subject: Re: Message for Governor Palin 



Chuck, per your request, I will distribute your letter to Congressman Dingell to the 
appropriate State people. Thanks for letting us know. 



>>> On 2/24/2008 at5:20 PM, in message <c0f . Iflc062b,34f347a4@cs ,com>, 
<HamelChuck@cs.com> wrote: 



Dear Governor; 

I missed meeting with you during your visit last November. 
Hope you may squeeze me into your schedule this week. 
I regret the embarrassment that may emanate for your 
Administration by Commissioner Irwin's improperly 
researched letter to Chairmen Dingell and Rahall. 



Another Congressional release on BP gross negligence in Prudhoe 
operations soon will identify gross, 'inept 1 , oversight by regulators 
APNR, PSIO, AK0SH, and the Fire Marshall. 



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If you don't halt Reconfiguration of Pump Station #3 promptly 

90 % of Alaska's annual revenue may be in peril. You publicly 

Stated that NO PUMP #3 CONSTRUCTION WOULD PROCEED 

ON YOUR STATE LAND until Pump #9 is operating properly and 

safely. Pump #9 has serious 'identified' problems which ould cause 

disruption of the oil flow through the TAPS this winter. 

As I told you on the phone last year, I have a plan for your 
oversight (along with the BP shareholders) to protect your 
interests (beyond your regulators) without any expense for 
the State. 



Chuck Hamel 703-549-0515 



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From: Bob Martin [bob.martin@Goldbeltcom] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 12:09 PM 

To: andora@nushtei,net; Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored); Parnell; Sean R (GOV); George 

Cannelos; Strandberg; Jim (AIDEA); Harper; Michael C (AIDEA); D-J-Bouker; Henry Strub; Olson; 
Donny (LAA); Kookesh; Albert (LAA); Salmon; Woodie W (LAA); Nelson; Mary (LAA); Mike Bradner; 
TimTowarek; bbtimes@nushtel.com 

Cc: Greta Goto; Ev; Heinze; Harold C (JPO); Tony Izzo; Green; Lyda N (LAA); Harris; John (LAA); Pres. 
Hamilton; Chancellor Steve Jones; Bernice Joseph; Debbie McLean; Meera Kohler; Todd 
Radenbaugh; Rebekah Luhrs; Julie Kitka; George Quinto; RuralCap; AITC; Earle Ausman; Notti; Emil 
R (CED); Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Rutherford; Marty K (DNR); Ralph Andersen; Steve Denton; Steve 
Lindbeck; Steven Angasan; Eddie Angasan; Mary Jane Nielsen; Ted Angasan; Moses; Aleknagik; 
Malcolm B Roberts; Kyle Von Bose; drumsnews@gci.net; editor/Juneau Empire; 
editor@newsminer.com; fgerjevic@adn.com 

Subject: RE: Connecting Bristol Bay to the Railbelt Energy Grid and Constructing an Alaska State-Wide Energy 
Grid 

Nels, 

As I indicated at our last meeting, the Anchorage Bowl and perhaps the whole Railbelt is facing an 
energy crisis that could easily become a disaster of untold size. The Bowl not only uses natural gas to 
generate most of their electric power, they use gas to heat their facilities. When the gas is gone, most 
facilities will have no alternatives to lean on. Susitna is decades away. Healy clean coal plant could 
restart but given the extent of the shortage, would only fix a small part of the problem. Moreover, most if 
not all heating units cannot be replaced with electric heat if there is no electricity, and probably are not 
easily convertible to oil-fired furnaces. Anchorage is looking the devil in the eye and should be taking 
immediate steps to address this issue. 

I bring this up because Anchorage will need all of the resources available in your area— and in 
other rural areas— and they will need it soon. All that is lacking is "a road to market" in the form of 
interties such as you suggest. 

You have been advocating for a statewide energy policy for years— a voice "crying in the 
wilderness"— and have been largely ignored. Now facing an energy crisis, there seems to be only half- 
hearted efforts to fix it. This is not the time for half hearted efforts. What is happening in the rural 
communities will soon be happening in the Railbelt I cannot even begin to conceive the ramifications. 




This issue was also the subject of an editorial In the last "Alaska "Journal oTCommercef ahd~was 
reprinted in today's "Juneau Empire." 

Bob Martin, Jr., PE 
VP of Operations 
907-790-1430 direct 
907-723-4562 cell 

From: Nels and Dorothy [mailto:andora@nushtel.net] 

Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 8;21 AM 

To: Governor Palin; Lt. Governor Parnell; Bob Martin; George Cannelos; James Strandberg; Mike Harper; 

D-J-Bouker; Henry Strub; Senator Donny Olson; Sen. Albert Kookesh; Rep. Woodie Salmon; Rep. Mary 

Nelson; Mike Bradner; Tim Towarek; BB Times 

Cc: Greta Goto; Ev; Harold Heinze; Tony Izzo; President Lyda Green; Speaker John Harris; Pres. 

Hamilton; Chancellor Steve Jones; Bernice Joseph; Debbie McLean; Meera Kohler; Todd Radenbaugh; 

Rebekah Luhrs; Julie Kitka; George Quinto; RuralCap; ATTC; Earle Ausman; Commissioner Emil Notti; 

Commissioner Tom Irwin; Dep. Commissioner Marty Rutherford; Ralph Andersen; Steve Denton; Steve 

Lindbeck; Steven Angasan; Eddie Angasan; Mary Jane Nielsen; Ted Angasan; Moses; Aleknagik; Malcolm 

B Roberts; Kyle Von Bose; Tundra Drums; editor/Juneau Empire; Editor-News Miner; Editors/Frank 

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Subject: RE: Connecting Bristol Bay to the Railbelt Energy Grid and Constructing an Alaska State-Wide Energy 

Grid 

Importance: High 

Feb 23, 2008 

Dear Governor Palin: 

I sent this email to Senator Hoffman and Rep. Edgmon asking them to expaSd the scope of the Railbelt 
Electrical Grid Authority Study. 

It has become clear to me that the shortest distance to energy security for our villages is an electric line 
that connects us to the Railbelt Energy Grid and a yet-to-be constructed Alaska State- Wide Energy Grid. 

Our energy policy needs to advocate that our regions across the state begin plans to build regional 
electrical energy grids. Then we should be working on a policy that will have the state planning and 
building an Alaska State- Wide Energy Grid that will ensure that all of our communities across the state 
will have a long-term, affordable, reliable source of energy. 

We have vast renewable and nonrenewable resources all across the state that can contribute electrical 
power to a State- Wide Energy Grid. The Northwest has immense coal supplies, we have geothermal 
resources all along the Alaska Range and Aleutian Chain, we have hydro power potential, natural gas 
reserves of untold magnitude, coal-bed methane, peat bogs, wind energy across the state, tidal resources, 
and many other acceptable alternatives that can have the entire state contributing power to a State- Wide 
Energy Grid. 

y/ith Susitna back on the menu of energy sources, it makes sense to expand the Railbelt Energy Grid to 
include all of the rest of the state of Alaska. 

In the near term, while we are developing the plans to build a State- Wide Energy Grid, we need to cap 
our energy costs by initiating electrical and fuel subsidies to stabilize the ever increasing costs of natural 
gas, gasoline, heating fuel, diesel, aviation fuel, propane, arid electricity. Energy costs are approaching 
unsustainable levels so the state must step in to keep our communities viable until we are all connected , 
to a common State- Wide Energy Grid. 

Thank you for your consideration on this very important effort to energize the entire state of Alaska. 

Best regards, 

Nels Anderson, Jr. 

Box 234 

Dillingham, Alaska 99576 

907-842-2366 

andorafotnushtel .net 

Original Message 

Subject:RE: Connecting Bristol Bay to the Railbelt Energy Grid 
DaterFri, 22 Feb 2008 17:39:37 -0900 
From:Nels and Dorothy <andora@nushtel.net> 
Reply-To: andora@nushtel.net 
Organization: Co-Man Services 



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To: Sen. Lyman Hoffman <Senator Lvman Hoffman@,legis.state,ak.us> . Rep, Bryce 

Edgmon Representative Brvce Edgmon(@legis,state.ak.us> 
CCrGovernor Palin <Govemor@.gov,state.ak.us> . "Lt. Governor Parnell" 
<Sean Parnell@gov.state,ak.us> . Commissioner Emil Notti 
<Emil Notti@commerce.state.ak,us> . Commissioner Tom Irwin 
<tom.irwin(S>alaska.gov> . "Dep. Commissioner Marty Rutherford" 
<martv,rutherford(Stalaska. gov>. Greta Goto <smokd salmon@Jiotmail.com>* Ev 
<everette.anderson@.vahoo.com> 
References: <47BF23DD.5070501@.nushteLnet> 



Feb 22,2008 

Dear Senator Hoffman and Representative Edgmon: 

As Bristol Bay looks at its energy future, it becomes clear that 

we have to plan on connecting all of our villages to a common regional 

energy grid AND eventually into a State- Wide Energy Grid. 

The. legislature appropriated $800,000.00 to do a study on the Railbelt 
Energy Grid. 

The Railbelt Electrical Grid Authority study was funded by a legislative 
appropriation of $800,000 to study the concept of a Railbelt Electrical 
Grid Authority, an independent system operator, to manage and dispatch 
electric power on the Railbelt Grid'. The web page addressing this 
can be found at http : //www . akenergyauthority . org/USOhomepage .html . 

I am asking you to consider expanding that study to make it a State-Wide 
Energy Grid Authority Study to connect all of our communities across the 
state. If Alaska is going to ever develop its communities across the 
state, we all have to be connected to a state-wide energy grid to 
ensure a reliable, affordable, and long-term source of energy 

As the Railbelt utilities are economically regulated by the RCA, any 
interconnection would need to be approved by the RCA. There would need 
to toe an agreement between all utilities providing power and 
state-wide utilities purchasing the power on rates and availability. 
This would need to be approved by the RCA as well. 

One comment: now that Susitna Dam is under consideration again, any 
plans for a transmission line to SW Alaska should be a consideration in 
the sizing of the Susitna project. 

In addition, with the prospect of a geothermal project being proposed 
by the Naknek Electric Association, Bristol Bay could be providing 
clean energy to the Railbelt and the rest of the state IF we are 
connected to the Railbelt Energy Grid and/or a State-Wide. Energy Grid. 

Thank you for your consideration. 

Nels Anderson, jr. 

Box 234 

Dillingham, Alaska 99576 

907-842-2366 

andora@nushtel . net 



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From: Leschper, Beth (GOV) [beth.leschper@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 10:42 AM 

To: ExternalEmaiigsp; Palin; Sarah (GOV sponsored) 

Cc: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: NBC 

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams is interested in a one-on-one interview with you about Exxon 

Valdez. 

I suggested right after tomorrow's Exxon Valdez news conference. 

It would be 10- 15 minutes. 

If you would like to do this, Sharon can give the producer a call and make the arrangements. 

Beth 



Sharon: 
Mike Kosnar 
202-309-8678 



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From: Leschper, Beth (GOV) [beth.leschper@alaska.gov] 
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 3:22 PM 
To: ExternalEmaiigsp; Palin; Sarah (GOV sponsored) 

Cc: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
Subject: Fox Bus News tnfo 

Here is some information about the Fox Business News Interview on Tuesday. 
Janice has put the logistical information on your calendar. 



Tuesday, Feb. 26 (5) 2:30 p.m. 

Interview with Fox Business Network (5-10 minutes) about Exxon Valdez, oil & gas, 
Alaska economy 



Anchor Liz Claman 




Liz Claman joined FOX Business Network (FBN) 
as an anchor in October 2007. Her debut included 
an exclusive interview with Berkshire Hathaway 
CEO and legendary investor Warren Buffett. 

Anchor David Asman 

David Asman joined FOX Business Network as an 
anchor in September 2007. He also serves as host 
of Forbes on Fox, a weekend half-hour program 
on FOX News Channel that offers an informative 
look at the week in business. 



Interview Location 

Fox News Channel Studios 

400 North Capital St., Suite 550 

About 2 miles from the Willard where you'll be for the Hoover speech and CNN 
interview (1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW). 

Fox Contacts 

DC: Mary Kreinbihl 
202-715-1687 
202-255-9512 cell 

NY: Eric Spinato 
212-601-2399 

eric.spinato@foxbusiness.com 

347-260-0259 cell 



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From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 10:02 AM 

To: David Mikell 

Subject: RE; Head Start funding 

Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or information you 
have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is unable to respond to each and 
every email herself, your message has been received and is being reviewed by the appropriate staff 
person in this office who can best address your need, suggestion, or comment. 



From: David — -Mikell [mailto:alaskamd@yahoo.com] 
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 10:34 AM 
To: Palin, Sarah H (GOV) 

Subject: Head Start funding 

Dear Governor Palin - 

Thank you so much for increasing the funding for Head Start, a truly deserving and 
worthwhile program with both immediate and long range benefits for both children and parents. 
I am so frustrated that the increase was cut by Kevin Meyer, and I hope you will continue to 
work for putting the money back into Head Start. 

Sincerely, 

Mikell Myrphy, EdD 



Be a better friend, newshound, and know-it-all with Yahoo! Mobile. Trv it now. 



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From: Earle Ausman [earle@polarconsult,net] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 2:14 PM 

To: Bob Martin; andora@nushtel.net; Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored); Parnell; Sean R (GOV); 
George Cannelos; Strandberg; Jim (AIDEA); Harper; Michael C (AIDEA); D-J-Bouker; Henry Strub; 
Olson; Donny (LAA); Kookesh; Albert (LAA); Salmon; Woodie W (LAA); Nelson; Mary (LAA); Mike 
Bradner; Tim Towarek; bbtimes@nushtel.com 

Cc: Greta Goto; Ev; Heinze; Harold C (JPO); Tony Izzo; Green; Lyda N (LAA); Harris; John (LAA); Pres. 
Hamilton; Chancellor Steve Jones; Bernice Joseph; Debbie McLean; Meera Kohler; Todd 
Radenbaugh; Rebekah Luhrs; Julie Kitka; George Quinto; RuraiCap; AITC; Notti; Emil R (CED); Irwin; 
Tom E (DNR); Rutherford; Marty K (DNR); Ralph Andersen; Steve Denton; Steve Lindbeck; Steven 
Angasan; Eddie Angasan; Mary Jane Nielsen; Ted Angasan; Moses; Aleknagik; Malcolm B Roberts; 
Kyle Von Bose; drumsnews@gci.net; editor/Juneau Empire; editor@newsminer.com; 
igerjevic@adn.com 

Subject: Re: Connecting Bristol Bay to the Railbelt Energy Grid and Constructing an Alaska State-Wide Energy 
Grid 

Hi Bob et al: 

We certainly agree with your comments that Rural Alaska has a transportation problem which causes 
energy to be very expensive. We are currently developing the technology and systems to provide a much 
lower cost system of intertieing energy resources and rural communities together using a special single 
wire Direct Current system. We have been funded by the Denali Commission for Phase I of this project 
and since receiving good reports from our key inverter technology supplier, we can now request Phase II 
funding. This Phase consists of building equipment and the special transmission system and testing to 
verify designs. Phase 111 of the project will be a 25 mile interconnection between Mi Village and St. 
Marys. 

It may be of interest to you that a HVDC poweriine from the North Slope to Fairbanks and beyond can 
transport the electricity made from natural gas at a lower price than a gas pipeline. As a result, the bullet 
pipeline will not be required if its major purpose is to provide gas to generate electricity. Suppose the main 
gas line is delayed or not built at all and the base value of the Prudhoe gas is set by its being stranded. A 
generation plant built on the North Slope will have the following advantages. A gas conditioning plant to 
remove the C02 from the gas is not needed as gas with C02 can be used directly in a gas turbine plant 
Turbines are more efficient and can generate more electricity because of the lower ambient temperature 
-of the Slope. Exhaust €02 gas can be sequestered baek into the fiel&and used to extract more oil. There 
will be no carbon tax on this plant. The DC power line can have branches into the central Alaska's river 
systems and connect to regional lower voltage single wire DC grids such as we are developing. It is 
potentially feasible for electricity to be so inexpensive as to be used for heat in buildings, and perhaps to 
provide fuel for vehicles and boats as hydrogen. 

Distributed generation sources are more robust than a single source. It is easy to envision many rural 
resources and systems feeding into a large Alaskan grid. The current requirements point toward using 
gas for the long term the use of renewables distributed over a grid will allow Alaska to emulate Norway 
that generates 95% of its electricity with hydro. 

If I can answer questions please contact me. 

Earle Ausman, P.E., President Polarconsult Alaska Inc. 
1503 West 33rd Ave., Suite 310, Anchorage, Alaska 
907-258-2420 

— Original Message — 

From: Bob Martin 

To: andora@nushtel.net ; Governor Paiin ; Lt Governor Parnell ; George Cannelos ; James 

Strandberg ; Mike Harper ; D-J-Bouker ; Henry Strub ; Senator Dorinv Olson ; Sen, Albert Kookesh ; 

Rep. Woodie Salmon ; Rep. Marv Nelson : Mike Bradner : Tim Towarek : BB Times 



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Cc: Greta Goto ; Ev ; Harold Heinze ; Tonv Izzo ; President Lvda Green ; Speaker John Harris ; Pres. Hamilton ; 
Chancellor Steve Jones : Bernice Joseph : Debbie McLean : Meera Kohler : Todd Radenbauqh : Rebekah 
Luhrs : Julie Kitka ; George Quinto : RuralCap : A1TC ; Earle Ausman ; Commissioner Emil Notti : Commissioner 
Tom Irwin ; Pep. Commissioner Martv Rutherford ; Rajph Andersen ; Steve Denton ; Steve Lindbeck ; Steven 
Anaasan ; Eddie Anqasan ; Marv Jane Nielsen ; Ted Angasan : Moses ; Aleknaaik ; Malcolm B Roberts ; Kyle 
Von Bose ; Tundra Drums ; editor/Juneau Empire ; Editor-News Miner ; Editors/Frank Gerievic 
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 12:07 PM 

Subject: RE: Connecting Bristol Bay to the Railbelt Energy Grid and Constructing an Alaska State-Wide Energy 
Grid 

Nels, 

As I indicated at our last meeting, the Anchorage Bowl and perhaps the whole Railbelt is facing an 
energy crisis that could easily become a disaster of untold size. The Bowl not only uses natural gas to generate 
most of their electric power, they use gas to heat their facilities. When the gas is gone, most facilities will have 
no alternatives to lean on. Susitna is decades away. Healy clean coal plant could restart but given the extent of 
the shortage, would only fix a small part of the problem. Moreover, most if not ail heating units cannot be 
replaced with electric heat if there is no electricity, and probably are not easily convertible to oil-fired furnaces. 
Anchorage is looking the devil in the eye and should be taking immediate steps to address this issue. 

I bring this up because Anchorage will need all of the resources available in your area— and in other 
rural areas— and they will need it soon. All that is lacking is "a road to market" in the form of interties such as 
you suggest. 

You have been advocating for a statewide energy policy for years— a voice "crying in the wilderness"—- 
and have been largely ignored. Now facing an energy crisis, there seems to be only half-hearted efforts to fix it. 
This is not the time for half hearted efforts. What is happening in the rural communities will soon be happening 
in the Railbelt. I cannot even begin to conceive the ramifications. 

This issue was also the subject of an editorial in the last "Alaska Journal of Commerce: and was 
reprinted in today's "Juneau Empire." 

Bob Martin, Jr., PE 
VP of Operations 
907-790-1430 direct 
907-723-4562 cell 




From: Nels and Dorothy [mailto:andora@nushtel.net] 
T Sent:^aturctey,february23y^@0&8;2tAM— — 

To: Governor Palin; Lt. Governor Parnell; Bob Martin; George Cannelos; James Strandberg; Mike Harper; D-J- 
Bouker; Henry Strub; Senator Donny Olson; Sen. Albert Kookesh; Rep. Woodie Salmon; Rep. Mary Nelson; Mike 
Bradner; Tim Towarek; BB Times 

Cc: Greta Goto; Ev; Harold Heinze; Tony Izzo; President Lyda Green; Speaker John Harris; Pres. Hamilton; 
Chancellor Steve Jones; Bernice Joseph; Debbie McLean; Meera Kohler; Todd Radehbaugh; Rebekah Luhrs; 
Jglie Kitka; George Quinto; RuralCap; AITC; Earle Ausman; Commissioner Emil Notti; Commissioner Tom Irwin; 
Dep. Commissioner Marty Rutherford; Ralph Andersen; Steve Denton; Steve Lindbeck; Steven Angasan; Eddfe 
Angasan; Mary Jane Nielsen; Ted Angasan; Moses; Aleknagik; Malcolm B Roberts; Kyle Von Bose; Tundra 
Drums; editor/Juneau Empire; Editor-News Miner; Editors/Frank Gerjevic 

Subject: RE: Connecting Bristol Bay to the Railbelt Energy Grid and Constructing an Alaska State-Wide Energy 
Grid 
Importance: High 

Feb 23, 2008 

Dear Governor Palin: 

I sent this email to Senator Hoffman and Rep. Edgmon asking them to expand the scope of the Railbelt 
Electrical Grid Authority Study. 



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It has become clear to me that the shortest distance to energy security for our villages is an electric line 
that connects us to the Railbelt Energy Grid and a yet-to-be constructed Alaska State- Wide Energy 
Grid. 

Our energy policy needs to advocate that our regions across the state begin plans to build regional 
electrical energy grids. Then we should be working on a policy that will have the state planning and 
building an Alaska State- Wide Energy Grid that will ensure that all of our communities across the state 
will have a long-term, affordable, reliable source of energy. 

We have vast renewable and nonrenewable resources all across the state that can contribute electrical 
power to a State- Wide Energy Grid. The Northwest has immense coal supplies, we have geothermal 
resources all along the Alaska Range and Aleutian Chain, we have hydro power potential, natural gas 
reserves of untold magnitude, coal-bed methane, peat bogs, wind energy across the state, tidal 
resources, and many other acceptable alternatives that can have the entire state contributing power to a 
State- Wide Energy Grid. 

With Susitna back on the menu of energy sources, it makes sense to expand the Railbelt Energy Grid • 
to include all of the rest of the state of Alaska. 

In the near term, while we are developing the plans to build a State- Wide Energy Grid, we need to cap 
our energy costs by initiating electrical and fuel subsidies to stabilize the ever increasing costs of 
natural gas, gasoline, heating fuel, diesel, aviation fuel, propane, and electricity. Energy costs are 
approaching unsustainable levels so the state must step in to keep our communities viable until we are 
all connected to a common State- Wide Energy Grid, 

Thank you for your consideration on this very important effort to energize the entire state of Alaska. 
Best regards, 

Nels Anderson, Jr. 
Box 234 
ilKnghainrAia®kr995^ - —— — —.■■- _._.„... 

907-842-2366 
andora@nushtel.net 

— - — Original Message 

SubjecfcRE: Connecting Bristol Bay to the Railbelt Energy Grid 
, Datc:Fri, 22 Feb 2008 17:39:37 -0900 
FromrNels and Dorothy <andora@nushtel.net> 
Replv-To: andora@nushtel.net 
Organization: Co-Man Services 

TotSen. Lyman Hoffman <Senator Lvman Hoffman@legis.state.ak.us> , Rep. Bryce 

Edemon Representative Brvce Edgmon6z> f legis.state.ak.us> 
CCiGovernor Palin <Govemor@gov.state.ak.us>, "Lt. Governor Parnell" 
<Sean Parnell@.gov,state.ak.us>. Commissioner Emil Notti 
<Emil Notti@.commerce.state.ak.us>, Commissioner Tom Irwin 
<tom.irwin(a> J alaska.eov>> "Pep. Commissioner Marty Rutherford" 
<martv,rutherford@alaska.gov>. Greta Goto <smokd salmon@ho tmailxom>, Ev 
<everette.anderson@.vahoo.com> 
References: <47BF23DD.5070501@jiushtel.net> 



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Feb 22,2008 

Dear Senator Hoffman and Representative Edgmon: 

As Bristol Bay looks at its energy future, it becomes clear that 

we have to plan on connecting all of our villages to a common regional 

energy grid AND eventually into a State-Wide Energy Grid, 

The legislature appropriated $800,000.00 to do a study on the Railbelt 
Energy Grid. 

The Railbelt Electrical Grid Authority study was funded by a legislative 
appropriation of $800,000 to study the concept of a Railbelt Electrical 
Grid Authority, an independent system operator, to manage and dispatch 
electric power on the Railbelt Grid. The web page addressing this 
can be found at http : / /www . akenergyauthoritv . org/USOhbmepaqe . html . 

I am asking you to consider expanding that study to make it a State-Wide 
Energy Grid Authority Study to connect all of our communities across the 
state. If Alaska is going to ever develop its communities across the 
state, we all have to be connected to a state-wide energy grid to 
ensure a reliable, affordable, and long-term source of energy 

As the Railbelt utilities are economically regulated by the RCA, any 
interconnection would need to be approved by the RCA. There would need 
to be an agreement between all utilities providing power and 
state-wide utilities purchasing the power on rates and availability. 
This would need to be approved by the RCA as well. 

One comment: now that Susitna Dam is under consideration again, any 
plans for a transmission line to SW Alaska should be a consideration in 
the sizing of the Susitna project. 

In addition, with the prospect of a geothermal project being proposed 
by the Naknek Electric Association, Bristol Bay could be providing 
clean energy to the Railbelt and the rest of the state IP we are 
connected to the Railbelt Energy Grid and/or a State-Wide Energy Grid. 

Thank you for your consideration. 

Nels Anderson, Jr. 

Box 234 

Dillingham, Alaska 99576 

907-842-2366 

andora@nushtel ,net 



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Re: Latest Hamel Letter 



Page 1 of 2 



Unknown 



From: Siemens, Jonne D (DNR) [jonne.slemons@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 7:30 AM 

To: gov.sarah@yahoo.com; Katz; John W (GOV); Balash; Joseph R (GOV); Rutherford; Marty K (DNR); 
Thompson; Mike (DNR); Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Anders; Bruce F (DNR) 

Cc: Persily; Larry A (GOV) 

Subject: RE: Latest Hamel Letter 

Governor, 

In answer to various issues raised in e-mails this morning: 



1* Re a meeting with Chuck Hamel : 

He lives and works in Alexandria; Virginia -just outside of Washington D.C. 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Privileged or Personal I 



2. 



3. 



4. 



TAPS/SR : Mr. Hamel's latest letter is focused entirely on the TAPS system, specifically the 
Strategic Reconfiguration (SR) project which has been in work for some time. Mike Thompson, 
State Pipeline Coordinator and engineer Louis Kozisek are completely familiar with both the 
TAPS and the SR project. The PSIO has therefore not been involved in the research or responses 
on these topics, but nonetheless I have reviewed and support the information in Commissioner 
Irwin's letter. 

To clarify : Bruce references Tom Bewak below. Mr. Bewak has raised issues relative to pipe 
construction at Milne Pt, which the PSIO has investigated. That investigation is concluded, and 
the final report will be posted shortly. [It has no relation to the issues raised by Chuck Hamel 
relative to the TAPS/SR project] 

Budget Request for four PSIO positions : The PSIO has been performing investigations and 
looking into allegations of problems relative to the soundness of our oil and gas systems since 
Day 1. We've been doing this work conscientiously, but not in the robust manner that we would 
like. Frankly, we are hard-pressed, with current staffing, to address these issues - and have 
done so at the expense of overall program development. Should an emergency occur, or huge 
system integrity issue come to our attention, it would be very difficult for the PSIO to respond 
adequately. I appreciate your support for these positions, and hope that the final budget 
decisions will fund them. 



I'm 



happy to answer any further questions - My cell is Privileged 



Jonne Stemons 

Petroleum Systems Integrity Office Coordinator 

Division of Oil and Gas 

Alaska Department of Natural Resources 

550W.7thAve.,Ste.8Q0 

Anchorage, AK 99501 

Ph: 907-269-8806 

Fax: 907-269-3484 



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From: Anders, Bruce F (DNR) 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 6:36 AM 

To: ExternalEmailgsp; Katz, John W (GOV); Balash, Joseph R (GOV); Slemons, Jonne D (DNR); Rutherford, Marty 

K (DNR); Thompson, Mike (DNR); Irwin, Tom E (DNR) 

Cc: Persily, Larry A (GOV) 

Subject: RE: Latest Hamel Letter 

Governor, 

Unfortunately, the Hamel letter is a pdf, and cannot be pasted. Hamel is in DC, as far as I know. Jonne will be in 
the office in 30 mins, and will provide a more detailed report to this group then, including a summary of the Hamel 
letter. 

In short, the PSIO has been persistently working on this investigation (given its staffing limitations), and pushing 
BP. very hard. PSIO has completed a thorough technical review that yields a defensible and final conclusion to 
the issues raised by Tom Bewak, and the final section of the report, an addendum addressing materials 
traceability, will be completed in the next day or two. We'll send it to Mr. Bewak directly and post it on the 
PSIO website. 

AS I mentioned, Jonne will provide a more thorough sit rep shortly. After hearing that info, you may decide that it 
makes sense to meet with Mr. Hamel (I assumed that's why you asked where he is) 

Bruce 



From: gQv.sarah@yahooxom [mailto:gov.sarah@yahoo.com] 

Sent: Mon 2/25/2008 5:08 AM 

To: Katz, John W (GOV); Anders, Bruce F (DNR); Balash, Joseph R (GOV); Slemons, Jonne D (DNR); Rutherford, 

Marty K (DNR); Thompson, Mike (DNR); Irwin, Tom E (DNR) 

Cc: Persily, Larry A (GOV) 

Subject: Re: Latest Hamel Letter 

I cant open his letter on blkberry, could u cut and paste it? Is Hamel here in DC? 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 

— Original Message — 

From: "John Katz" <jwkatz@ALASKADC.org> 

Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 08:5 1:33 

To:"Bruce F (DNR) Anders" <bruce.anders@alaska.gov>, M Joe Balash" <joe.balash@alaska.gov>,"Jonne D (DNR) Slemons" 

<jonne.slemons@alaska.gov>, "Marty Rutherford" <marty.rutherford@alaska.gov>,"Mike (DNR) Thompson" 

<mike.thompson@alaska.gov>>"Tom Irwin" <tom.irwin@alaska.gov> 

Cc:"Larry Persily" <lpersily@ALASKADC.org>,"Governor Sarah Palin" <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 

Subject: Latest Hamel Letter 

Per Chuck Hamer*s request, I have attached his latest correspondence to Congressmen Dingell and Rahall seeking to rebut 
Commissioner Irwin's earlier letter to the House Energy Committee. 

I would be glad to discuss whether we should respond, and, if so, how. 

P.S. 

Governor, in a voice mail message, Mr. Hamel expressed his desire to meet with you during your DC trip. 



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Unknown 



From: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) [govpalin@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 3:33 PM 

To: Yocom; Lauren J (GOV); Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Leschper; Beth (GOV) 

Subject: Re: Press Release: Governor Palin Defends PSIO Funding 

Thank you J 



Original Message 

From: Yocom, Lauren J (GOV) <lauren.yocom@alaska.gov> 

To: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV); Leschper, Beth (GOV) 

Cc: Yocom, Lauren J (GOV) 

Sent: Mon Feb 25 14:54:47 2008 

Subject: Press Release: Governor Palin Defends PSIO Funding 



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No - 

08-027 



Governor Palin Defends PSIO Funding 



February 25, 2008, Juneau, Alaska - Governor Sarah Palin today strongly urged lawmakers to 
restore critical funding for the Petroleum Systems Integrity Office (PSIO) , which 
exercises oversight of . the maintenance of facilities, equipment and infrastructure for 
sustained production and transportation of oil and natural gas resources in Alaska. 



The Governor issued the following statement from Washington D.C., at the National 
Governor's Association where she has been discussing how Alaska can, by developing its 
natural resources in an environmentally responsible manner, contribute to the nation's 
energy needs. 



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M ! m disappointed that House Finance subcommittee members removed $523,000 in funding for 
PSIO from my budget. Facing the prospect of the largest construction project in North 
America, a natural gas pipeline, we must demonstrate to Alaskans and the nation that we 
provide sound oversight of the systems that are needed to develop our resources. I am 
hopeful the full Finance Committee will restore funding for critical PSIO positions needed 
to accomplish this mission." 



The money would fund personnel for investigation of system integrity breaches and 
implementation of a statewide quality assurance program. 



Governor Palin created the PSIO by Administrative Order. PSIO is an independent office in 
the Department of Natural Resources' Division of Oil and Gas, with specific 
responsibilities and authorities to coordinate the state's oversight and compliance 
functions with all other responsible agencies. 



### 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 3:17 PM 

To: Hartig; Lawrence L (DEC); gov. sarah@yahoomcom. state. ak. us; jwkatz@sso.org; Irwin; Tom 

E (DNR) 
Cc: Easton; Dan (DEC) 

Subject: Re: Latest Hamel Letter 

Great I 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Hartig, Lawrence L (DEC)" <larry.hartig@alaska.gov> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 14:17:31 

To: gov. sarah@yahoo.com, gov. sarah@yahoomcom. state. ak. us, jwkatz@sso.org, "Irwin, Tom E 
(DNR) " <tom . irwin@alaska . gov> 

Cc: "Easton, Dan (DEC) " <dan.easton@alaska.gov> 
Subject: Re: Latest Hamel Letter 



Governor , 



I will get in touch with Mr. Hamel to hear his concerns. ^ I am in Washington, D.C. until 
Thursday morning, so might even be able to meet with him if that is preferable. 



Thanks , 
Larry 



Original Message 

From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 

To: Anders, Bruce F (DNR); Katz, John W (GOV); Irwin, Tom E (DNR); Hartig, Lawrence L 
(DEC) 

Cc: Slemons, Jonne D (DNR); Rutherford, Marty K (DNR) 
Sent: Mon Feb 25 12:03:32 2008 
Subject: Re: Latest Hamel Letter 



1 



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It was a good mtg. He's fine about psio funding and is wanting to assist me. He's very 
frustrated tho that he believe BP snookers psio into believing they've got it all under 
control - and slhe still cant believe psio let up on GC l fire investigation. 



And Larry- i promised Hamel you'd call him. He at least wants a quiuck convo on a couple 
of issues that he, again, believes we're getting snookered on. Pis call him. Thanks 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Anders, Bruce F (DNR) "' <bruce.anders@alaska.gov> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 11:43:19 

To:John Katz <jwkatz@ALASKADC>org>, ExternalEmailgsp <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 

Cc:"Slemons, Jonne D (DNR)" <jonne.slemons@alaska.gov> 

Subject: RE: Latest Hamel Letter 



Thanks John. 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



FYI, just finished marking up the PR re restoring PSIO funding, sent to Sharon/Beth/Russ 



I'll be going dark for next 4 hours. 



Bruce 



From: John Katz [mailto:jwkatz@ALASKADC.org <mailto:jwkatz@ALASKADC.org> ] 
Sent: Mon 2/25/2008 11:19 AM 
To: Slemons, Jonne D (DNR); ExternalEmailgsp 
Cc: Anders, Bruce P (DNR) 
Subject: RE: Latest Hamel Letter 



PRA GSP01 0012551 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
<mailto:jwkatz@alaskadc.org <mailto:jwkatz@alaskadc.org> > jwkatz@alaskadc.org. Thank you 



>» On 2/25/2008 at 12:55 PM, in message 
<FC9D0A4DDB7D5040A9EF833049B613478934CF@SOAAKCMSG02.soa.alaska.gov>, "Slemons, Jonne D 

(DNR) " <jonne.slemons@alaska.gov> wrote: 



Governor , 

Your support of the PSI0 budget request is very much appreciated --- thank you! 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



John Katz has long experience with Mr. Hamel, and can likely provide additional insight 



Sincerely, 



Jonne Slemons 



■Original Message 



From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com [mailto:gov.sarah@yahoo.com <mailto:gov.sarah@yahoo.com> ] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 6:38 AM 

To: Anders, Bruce F (DNR) ; Katz, John W (GOV); Balash, Joseph R (GOV); Slemons, Jonne D 

3 



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(DNR) ; Rutherford, Marty K (DNR); Thompson, Mike (DNR); Irwin, Tom E (DNR) 
Cc: Persily, Larry A (GOV) 
Subject: Re: Latest Hamel Letter 

I want him to help me pressure leggies to get PSIO positions back in my budget. Thanks- 
let me know what else i should speak to him about. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Anders, Bruce F (DNR)" <bruce , anders@alaska . gov> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 06:35:48 



To:ExternalEmailgsp <gov.sarah@yahoo.com>, "Katz, John W (GOV)" 
<jwkatz@alaskadc.org>, "Balash, Joseph R (GOV)" <joe.balash@alaska.gov>, "Slemons, Jonne D 
(DNR) » <jonne.slemons@alaska.gov>, "Rutherford, Marty K (DNR)" 

<marty.rutherford@alaska.gov>, "Thompson, Mike (DNR)" <mike.thompson@alaska.gov>, "Irwin, 
Tom E (DNR)" <tom. irwin@alaska,gov> 



Cc: "Persily, Larry A (GOV) " <lpersily@alaskadc.org> 
Subject: RE: Latest Hamel Letter 



Governor , 

Unfortunately, the Hamel letter is a pdf , and cannot be pasted. Hamel is in DC, as far 
as I know. Jonne will be in the office in 30 mins, and will provide a more detailed 
report to this group then, including a summary of the Hamel letter. 

In short, the PSIO has been persistently working on this investigation (given its 
staffing limitations), and pushing BP very hard. PSIO has completed a thorough technical 
review that yields a defensible and final conclusion to the issues raised by Tom Bewak, 
and the final section of the report, an addendum addressing materials traceability, will 
be completed in the next day or two. We'll send it to Mr. Bewak directly and post it on 
the PSIO website. 



As I mentioned, Jonne will provide a more thorough sit rep shortly. After hearing that 
info, you may decide that it makes sense to meet with Mr. Hamel (I assumed that's why you 
asked where he is) 



Bruce 



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From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com [mail to : gov . sarah@yahoo . com <mailto : gov . sarah@yahoo . com> ] 

Sent: Mon 2/25/2008 5:08 AM 

To: Katz, John W (GOV); Anders, Bruce F (DNR) ; Balash, Joseph R (GOV); Siemens, Jonne D 
(DNR) ; Rutherford, Marty K (DNR) ; Thompson, Mike (DNR) ; Irwin, Tom E (DNR) 

Cc: Persily, Larry A (GOV) 

Subject; Re: Latest Hamel Letter 



I cant open his letter on blkberry, could u cut and paste it? Is Hamel here in DC? 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message- 



From: "John Katz" <jwkatz@ALASKADC,org> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 08:51:33 

To: "Bruce F (DNR) Anders" <bruce.anders@alaska.gov>, "Joe Balash" 
<joe.balash@alaska.gov>, "Jonne D (DNR) Slemons" <jonne.slemons@alaska.gov>, "Marty 
Rutherford" <marty . rutherford@ala.ska . gov> , "Mike (DNR) Thompson" 
<mike.thompson@alaska,gov>, "Tom Irwin" <tom.irwin@alaska.gov> 

Cc: "Larry Persily" <lpersily@ALASKADC.org>, "Governor Sarah Palin" <gov. sarah@yahoo.com> 

Subject: Latest Hamel Letter 



Per Chuck Hamel' s request, I have attached his latest correspondence to Congressmen 
Dingell and Rahall seeking to rebut Commissioner Irwin's earlier letter to the House 
Energy Committee. 



I would be glad to discuss whether we should respond, and, if so, how. 



P.S. 

Governor, in a voice mail message, Mr. Hamel expressed his desire to meet with you during 
your DC trip. 



PRA GSP01 0012554 



Unknown 



From: Hartig, Lawrence L (DEC) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=LLHARTIG] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 2: 1 8 PM 

To: 'gov.sarahQyahoo.com 1 ; , gov.sarah@yahoomcom'; *jwkatz@sso,org'; Irwin; Tom E (DNR) 

Cc: Easton; Dan (DEC) 

Subject: Re: Latest Hamel Letter 

Governor , 



I will get in touch with Mr. Hamel to hear his concerns. I am in Washington, D.C. until 
Thursday morning, so might even be able to meet with him if that is preferable. 



Thanks , 
Larry 



Original Message 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com <gov.sarah@yahoo,com> 

To: Anders, Bruce F (DNR); Katz, John W (GOV); Irwin, Tom E (DNR); Hartig, Lawrence L 
(DEC) 

Cc: Siemens, Jonne D (DNR); Rutherford, Marty K (DNR) 

Sent: Mon Feb 25 12:03:32 2008 

Subject: Re: Latest Hamel Letter 

It was a good mtg. He's fine about psio funding and is wanting to assist me. He's very 
frustrated tho that he believe BP snookers psio into believing they've got it all under 
control - and slhe still cant believe psio let up on GC 1 fire investigation. 

And Larry- i promised Hamel you'd call him. He at least wants a quiuck convo on a couple 
of issues that he, again, believes we're getting snookered on. Pis call him. Thanks 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Anders, Bruce F (DNR)" <bruce.anders@alaska.gov> 

Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 11:43:19 

To: John Katz <jwkatz@ALASKADC.org>, ExternalEmailgsp <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 

Cc: "Slemons, Jonne D (DNR)" <jonne.slemons@alaska.gov> 



PRA GSP01 0012555 



Subject: RE: Latest Hamel Letter 



Thanks John . 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



FYI, just finished marking up the PR re restoring PSIO funding, sent to Sharon/Beth/Russ 



I'll be going dark for next 4 hours. 



Bruce 



From: John Katz [mailto:jwkatz@ALASKADC.org] 
Sent: Mon 2/25/2008 11:19 AM 
To: Slemons, Jonne D (DNR) ; KxternalEmailgsp 
Cc: Anders, Bruce F (DNR) 
Subject: RE: Latest Hamel Letter 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Please note that my email address has changed* My new email address is 
<mailto:jwkatz@alaskadc.org> jwkatz@alaskadc.org. Thank you . 



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>» On 2/25/2008 at 12:55 PM, in message 
<FC9DOA4DDB7D5040A9EF833049B613478934CF@SOAANCMSG02.soa* alaska.gov>, "Slemons, Jonne D 

(DNR) " < jonne . slemons@alaska . gov> wrote : 



Governor, 



Your support of the PSIO budget request is very much appreciated thank yout 




Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



John Katz has long experience with Mr. Hamel, and can likely provide additional insight 



Sincerely, 



Jonne S lemons 



Original Message- 



From : gov. sarah@yahoo. com [mail to : gov, sarah@yahoo . com] 
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 6:38 AM 

To: Anders, Bruce F (DNR); Katz, John W (GOV); Balash, Joseph R (GOV); Siemens, Jonne D 
(DNR) ; Rutherford, Marty K (DNR) ; Thompson, Mike (DNR) ; Irwin, Tom E (DNR) 

Cc : Persily, Larry A (GOV) 
Subject: Re: Latest Hamel Letter 

I want him to help me pressure leggies to get PSIO positions back in my budget. Thanks- 
let me know what else i should speak to him about* 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message- 



From: "Anders, Bruce F (DNR)" <bruce . anders@alaska . gov> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 06:35:48 

TorExternalEmailgsp <gov.sarah@yahoo.com>, "Katz, John W (GOV)" 

<jwkatz@alaskadc.org>, "Balash, Joseph R (GOV)" <joe.balash@alaska.gov>, "Slemons, Jonne D 
(DNR)" <jonne.slemons@alaska.gov>, "Rutherford, Marty K (DNR)" 

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<marty . rutherf ord@alaska . gov> , "Thompson, Mike (DNR) " <mike . thompson@alaska . gov> , " Irwin, 
Tom E (DNR)" <tom.irwin@alaska.gov> 

Cc:"Persily, Larry A (GOV)" <lpersily@alaskadc.org> 
Subject: RE: Latest Hamel Letter 



Governor, 



Unfortunately, the HaTnel letter is a pdf , and cannot be pasted. Hamel is in DC, as far as 
I know. Jonne will be in the office in 30 mins, and will provide a more detailed report 
to this group then, including a summary of the Hamel letter. 



In short, the PSIO has been persistently working on this investigation (given its staffing 
limitations) , and pushing BP very hard. PSIO has completed a thorough technical review 
that yields a defensible and final conclusion to the issues raised by Tom Bewak, and the 
final section of the report, an addendum addressing materials traceability, will be 
completed in the next day or two. We 1 11 send it to Mr, Bewak directly and post it on the 
PSIO website. 



As I mentioned, Jonne will provide a more thorough sit rep shortly. After hearing that 
info, you may decide that it makes sense to meet with Mr. Hamel (I assumed that's why you 
asked where he is) 



Bruce 



From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com [mailto : gov . sarah@yahoo . com] 

Sent; Mon 2/25/2008 5:08 AM 

To: Katz, John W (GOV) ; Anders, Bruce F (DNR); Balash, Joseph R (GOV); Slemons, Jonne D 
(DNR); Rutherford, Marty K (DNR); Thompson, Mike (DNR); Irwin> Tom E (DNR) 

Cc: Persily, Larry A (GOV) 

Subject: Re: Latest Hamel Letter 



I cant open his letter on blkberry, could u cut and paste it? Is Hamel here in DC? 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



PRA GSP01 0Q12558 



Original Message 

From: "John Katz" <jwkatz@ALASKADC.org> 



Date; Mon, 25 Feb 2008 08:51:33 

To: "Bruce F (DNR) Anders" <bruce.anders@alaska.gov>, "Joe Balash" 
<joe.balash@alaska.gov>, "Jonne D (DNR) Slemons" <jonne.slemons@alaska.gov>, "Marty 
Rutherford" <marty.rutherford@alaska.gov>, "Mike (DNR) Thompson" 
<mike . thompson@alaska . gov> , "Tom Irwin" <tom.irwin@alaska.gov> 

Cc: "Larry Persily" <lpersily@ALASKADC.org>, "Governor Sarah Palin" <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 
Subject: Latest Hamel Letter 



Per Chuck Hamel' s request, I have attached his latest correspondence to Congressmen 
Dingell and Rahall seeking to rebut Commissioner Irwin's earlier letter to the House 
Energy Committee . 



I would be glad to discuss whether we should respond, and, if so, how. 



P.S. 



Governor, in a voice mail message, Mr. Hamel expressed his desire to meet with you during 
your DC trip. 



PRA GSP01 0012559 



Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 2:10 PM 

To: Hartig; Lawrence L (DEC); jwkatz@sso.org 

Subject: Re: Latest Hamel Letter 



Sounds great. Thank you. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Hartig, Lawrence L (DEC)" <larry.hartig@alaska.gov> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 13:41:12 

To : gov . sarah@yahoo . com , j wkat z@sso . org 

Subject: Re: Latest Hamel Letter 



Governor , 



I will call Chuck Hamel and listen to his concerns. He might be interested in knowing 
that we plan to go out with the RFP in a few weeks to hire the contractor for the first 
phase of the Oil and Gas Infrastructure Risk Assessment. The public, including Mr. Hamel, 
will have the opportunity to provide input on what facilities, operations and practices 
should be examined as part of the risk assessment . 

I am in Washington, D.C>, flying back to Anchorage on Thursday. I could probably meet 
with Hamel in person late Wednesday afternoon, after my 3:00 p.m. meeting with John Katz. 



Thanks , 
Larry 



Original Message 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 



To: Anders, Bruce F (DNR); Katz, John W (GOV); Irwin, Tom E (DNR); Hartig, Lawrence L 
(DEC) 



Cc: Slemons, Jonne D (DNR); Rutherford, Marty K (DNR) 
Sent: Mon Feb 25 12:03:32 2008 
Subject: Re: Latest Hamel Letter 



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It was a good mtg. He's fine about psio funding and is wanting to assist me. He's very 
frustrated tho that he believe BP snookers psio into believing they've got it all under 
control - and slhe still cant believe psio let up on GC 1 fire investigation. 



And Larry- i promised Hamel you'd call him. He at least wants a quiuck convo on a couple 
of issues that he, again, believes we're getting snookered on. Pis call him. Thanks 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Anders, Bruce P (DNR) " <bruce.anders@alaska.gov> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 11:43:19 

To: John Katz <jwkatz@ALASKADC.org>, ExternalEmailgsp <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 

Cc:"Slemons, Jonne D (DNR)" < jonne. slemons@alaska.gov> 

Subject: RE: Latest Hamel Letter 



Thanks John. 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



FYI, just finished marking up the PR re restoring PSIO funding, sent to Sharon/Beth/Russ 



I'll be going dark for next 4 hours. 



Bruce 



From: John Katz [mailto:jwkatz@AIiASKADC.org <mailto:jwkatz@ALASKADC.org> ] 
Sent: Mon 2/25/2008 11:19 AM 
To: Slemons, Jonne D (DNR); ExternalEmailgsp 
Cc: Anders, Bruce F (DNR) 
Subject: RE: Latest Hamel Letter 



PRA GSP01 0012561 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
<mailto: jwkatz@alaskadc.org <mailto:jwkatz@alaskadc.org> > jwkatz@alaskadc.org. 



Thank you 



>>> On 2/25/2008 at 12:55 PM, in message 
<FC9D0A4DDB7D5040A9EF833049B613478934CF@SOAANCMSG02.soa.alaska.gov>, "Slemons, Jonne D 

(DNR) " < jonne. slemons@alaska.gov> wrote: 



Governor , 

Your support of the PSIO budget request is very much appreciated thank you! 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



John Katz has long experience with Mr. Hamel, and can likely provide additional insight 



Sincerely, 



Jonne Slemons 



Original Message 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com [mailto:gov.sarah@yahoo.com <mailto:gov.sarah@yahoo.com> ] 



PRA GSP01 0012562 



Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 6:38 AM 



To: Anders, Bruce F (DNR) ; Katz, John w (GOV); Balash, Joseph R (GOV); Slemons, Jonne D 
(DNR) ; Rutherford, Marty K (DNR) ; Thompson, Mike (DNR) ; Irwin, Tom E (DNR) 



Cc; Persily, Larry A (GOV) 
Subject: Re: Latest Hamel Letter 



I want him to help me pressure leggies to get PSIO positions back in my budget. Thanks 
let me know what else i should speak to him about. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Anders, Bruce F (DNR) » <bruce.anders@alaska.gov> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 06:35:48 

To;ExtemalEmailgsp <gov.sarah@yahoo,com>, "Katz, John W (GOV)" 
<jwkatz@alaskadc.org>, "Balash, Joseph R (GOV)" <joe.balash@alaska,gov>, "Slemons, Jonne D 
(DNR)" <jonne.slemons@alaska.gov>, "Rutherford* Marty K (DNR)" 

<marty.rutherford@alaska.gov>, "Thompson, Mike (DNR) " <mike.thompson@alaska.gov>, "Irwin, 
Tom E (DNR)" <tom.irwin@alaska.gov> 

Cc: "Persily, Larry A (GOV)" <lpersily@alaskadc.org> 

Subject: RE: Latest Hamel Letter 



Governor , 



Unfortunately, the Hamel letter is a pdf , and cannot be pasted. Hamel is in DC, as far 
as I know. Jonne will be in the office in 30 mins, and will provide a more detailed 
report to this group then, including a summary of the Hamel letter. 



In short, the PSIO has been persistently working on this investigation (given its 
staffing limitations) , and pushing BP very hard. PSIO has completed a thorough technical 
review that yields a defensible and final conclusion to the issues raised by Tom Bewak, 
and the final section of the report, an addendum addressing materials traceability, will 
be completed in the next day or two. We'll send it to Mr. Bewak directly and post it on 
the PSIO website. 



As I mentioned, Jonne will provide a more thorough sit rep shortly. After hearing that 
info, you may decide that it makes sense to meet with Mr. Hamel (I assumed that's why you 
asked where he is) 



Bruce 



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. sarah@yahoo . com [mailto : gov . sarah@yahoo . com <mailto : gov , sarah@yahoo . com> ] 

o /ok /onfiQ sj.no &m 



From: gov 

Sent: Mon 2/25/2008 5:08 AM 



To: Katz, John W (GOV); Anders, Bruce F (DNR) ; Balash, Joseph R (GOV); Slemons, Jonne D 
(DNR) ; Rutherford, Marty K (DNR) ; Thompson, Mike (DNR) ; Irwin, Tom E (DNR) 



Cc: Persily, Larry A (GOV) 
Subject: Re: Latest Hamel Letter 



I cant open his letter on blkherry, could u cut and paste it? is Hamel here in DC? 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "John Katz" <jwkatz@ALASKADC.org> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 08:51:33 

To: "Bruce F (DNR) Anders" <bruce.anders@alaska.gov>, "Joe Balash" 
<joe.balash@alaska.gov>, "Jonne D (DNR) Slemons" <jonne.slemons@alaska.gov>, "Marty 
Rutherford" <marty.rutherford@alaska.gov>, "Mike (DNR) Thompson" 
<mike.thompson@alaska.gov>, "Tom Irwin" <tom.irwin@alaska.gov> 

Cc: "Larry Persily" <lpersily@ALASKADC.org>, "Governor Sarah Palin" <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 

Subject: Latest Hamel Letter 



Per Chuck Hamel' s request, I have attached his latest correspondence to Congressmen 
Dingell and Rahall seeking to rebut Commissioner Irwin 1 s earlier letter to the House 
Energy Committee. 



I would be glad to discuss whether we should respond, and, if so, how. 



P.S. 

Governor, in a voice mail message, Mr. Hamel expressed his desire to meet with you during 
your DC trip. 



PRA GSP01 0012564 



Unknown 

From: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) [govpalin@aiaska.gov] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 2:13 PM 

To: Leschper; Beth (GOV); ExtemalEmailgsp 

Cc: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: Re: Fox Business Tuesday 



Sure 



Original Message *- 

From: Leschper, Beth (GOV) 

To: ExtemalEmailgsp; Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 

Cc: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV); Mason, Janice L (GOV) 

Sent: Mon Feb 25 13:49:30 2008 

Subject: Fox Business Tuesday 



We've had a request from Fox Business Network for an in- studio interview tomorrow 
(Tuesday, Feb. 26), after the Hoover and CNN events. 



Fox is interested in Exxon Valdez, oil and gas, and the economy 



This request could fit in your schedule before you need to head to the airport at 3:30 
p.m. The location is about 2 miles from the Willard, so the logistics will work. 



If you would like to do this, I'll forward all information to you, Janice and Sharon. 



Beth 



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Unknown 



From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 12:46 PM 

To: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Subject: Re: PSIO 

Tell Bill McAllister that Gov Felenty from Minnesota says "hello" ! 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) " <sharon.leighow@alaska.gov> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 07:09:57 

To : gov , sarahoyahoo . com 

Cc : krisandclark@yahoo . com, "Leschper , Beth (GOV) " <beth. leschper@alaska . gov> 

Subject: Re: PSIO 



We will get on it. 



..- — - original Message 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 

To: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) 

Cc: K Perry Yahoo <krisandclark@yahoo.com> 

Sent: Mon Feb 25 06:52:50 2008 

Subject: Fw: PSIO 



These sentiments should be in a presser - the legislature is tearing the rug out of my 
efforts to prove our ability and committment to the oversight that's needed before anyone 
can trust that ramped-up development of our resources should happen. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 15:44:07 



PRA GSP01 0012566 



To: "Sharon Leighow" <sharon.leighow@alaska.gov>, "Beth Leschper" 
<beth.leschper@alaska.gov>, "John Katz" <jwkatz@alaskadc.org> 

Cc:"Mike Tibbies" <mike. tibbles@alaska.gov>, "Tom Irwin" <tonw irwin@alaska.gov>, "Marty 
Rutherford" <marty.rutherford@alaska.gov>, jonne.slemons@alaska.gov, "Bruce Anders" 
<bruce.anders@alaska.gov>, "Joe Balash" <joe. balash@alaska.gov>, "Russ Kelly" 
<russ . kelly@alaska . gov> 

Subject: PSIO 



Sharon- I'm shocked and disappointed Chenault's taking out PSIO positions and BP 
corrosion lawsuit funds out of my budget. Im back here in DC speaking with Cneney (sat 
with him the entire State dinner last night), will try to speak w/Bush today... speaking 
with national reporters and all these governors all about AK's proof that we canprovide 
sound oversight of resource development, as evidenced by PSIO, lawsuits to hold industry's 
feet to the fire re: waste of valuable natural resources, etc... and here while I'm away I 
find out the legislature may undermine those efforts? It's unacceptable if the nation is 
to believe we're capable of responsible, ethcial ramped up development that's need in our 



state, for our nation. 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 12:36 PM 

To: Katz; John W (GOV); Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Cc: Leschper; Beth (GOV); Karen Rehfeld; Michael Tibbies; Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Persily; 

Larry A (GOV); Perry; Kristina Y (GOV); Kelly; Russell T (GOV); Ruaro; Randall P (GOV) 
Subject: Re: State Earmarks/Stevens' Posting 

This could put to rest those complaints that we are hypocritical be some are claiming we 
recently asked for 141 earmarks - more than other admins have asked for... and we knew 
that was not true. 



Does the senator think he's punishing us for this by posting our requests? I look at this 
as a good thing and was just thanked this weekend by the Transportation secretary and Sen. 
McCain for showing leadership on this. Pres Bush also acknowledged Alaska and asked us 
Gov's today to do what we can to help with needed reform in committees where earmark abuse 
previously was the norm. He was all about transparency and public discussion on earmark 
projects- he sounded just like us. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "John Katz" <jwkatz@ALASKADC.org> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 16:11:07 

To: "Governor Sarah Palin" <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 

Cc:"Beth C (GOV) Leschper" <beth.leschper@alaska.gov>, "Karen Rehfeld" 

<karen_rehfeld@alaska.gov>, "Michael Tibbies" <michael.tibbles@alaska.gov>, "Sharon W (GOV) 
Leighow" <sharon.leighow@alaska .gnv>, "Larry Persily" 
<lpersily@ALASKADC . org> , <kris_perry@gov . state . ak . us> 

Subject; State Earmarks/Stevens' Posting 



Senator Stevens has just posted the State's 31 earmark requests on his website. I think 
he believes that this will point out the discrepancy between your statements and our 
actions . 

As I said to him this morning, I don't see any problem with the posting. We believe that 
all of our earmarks pass muster in terms of the criteria the Congressional delegation and 
the Bush administration have espoused. 



Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
<mailto:jwkatz@alaskadc.org> jwkatz@alaskadc.org. Thank you . 



PRAJ3SP01_0012568 



Unknown 

From: <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> [gov, sarah@yahoo.com] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 12:38 PM 

To: John Kate 

Cc: Michael Tibbies; Larry Persily; Janfce Mason; kris jerry 

Subject; Re: Congressional Delegation Relations - PRIVILEGED ANDCONFIDENTIAL - 

ATTORNEY/CLIENT PRIVILEGE 

Thank you. And did the AFN folks tell you I and cabinet members/assistants met with them 
last week during their board mtg? 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "John Katz" <jwkat2@ALASKADC.0rg> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 16:01:15 

To: "Governor Sarah Palin" <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 

Cc: "Michael Tibbies" <michael.tibbles@alaska.gov>, "Larry Persily" 

<lpersily@ALASKADC.org>, "Janice Mason" 

< j anice_jnason@gov .state . ak . us> , <kris_perry@gov . state , ak . us> 

Subject: Congressional Delegation Relations - PRIVILEGED AND 

CONFIDENTIAL - ATTORNEY/ CLIENT PRIVILEGE 



At Senator Stevens* request, I,arry and I met this morning with Senator Murkowski and him, 
plus various staff from all three offices to discuss the gas pipeline and Congressional 
earmarks, particularly in the transportation area. The meeting was difficult but useful. 

ft 

There are fundamental differences between the State and the Congressional delegation on 
the gas pipeline. In my opinion, these differences are not the product of inadequate 
information. Rather, they reflect differences of opinion about AGIA and about what is 
possible in DC concerning the bridge shipper, changes in the loan guarantee, and the risk 
of re-opening existing federal law. There was also discussion of whether TransCanada can 
be held liable for costs incurred by the original pipeline consortium formed many years 
ago . 



We raised the possibility that these differences might dissipate once the AGIA process has 
been completed. Both TransCanada and the producers have said that they want to work with 
each other, and there is a good likelihood that the issue of fiscal certainty will be 
addressed once we know what the State is dealing with. Senator Stevens believes that 
ConocoPhillips might file an application directly with FERC. 



Regarding earmarks, Senator Stevens thinks that there is a difference between what the 
State says and does on earmarks. I responded that we don't see all earmarks as bad, only 

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those where there is no strong federal nexus or public support and where there is no open 
and transparent process. In particular, I cited your response to Carl Marrs and our 31 
earmark requests, all of which satisfy applicable requirements. 



Then, the discussion switched to transportation earmarks. The delegation wants DOTPF to 
communicate more with local governments about the status of their earmarks. We also 
talked about how requirements of the Federal Highway Administration play into the process. 



We said that DOTPP is preparing an analysis of all pending transportation earmarks so that 
the delegation can see their current status and why some of them have not been 
implemented. We also asked for early consultation between the Congressional delegation 
and us to resolve problems before they arise in federal law. 



Senator Stevens said that he is prepared to respond publically and critically when he sees 
a discrepancy between the administration's statements and actions on earmarks. I also had 
the feeling that he might talk more about infirmities in the AGIA approach. 



As you know, Senator Murkowski will give her speech to the Legislature on March 18th. She 
would like to meet with you one-on-one to discuss relations among the elected principals, 
feeling that since she is not running for re-election this year, she might be in the best 
position to do this. 



I will brief Mike Tibbies in greater detail and would be glad to talk with you as well. 



P.S. 

We met this afternoon with the Human Resources Committee of the AFN. They would like very 
much to meet with you as well to discuss a number of federal and state issues that they 
reviewed with us. In the meantime, we will follow-up, as needed, with various 
Commissioners . 



Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
<mailto:jwkat2@alaskadc.0rg> jwkatz@alaskadc.org. Thank you . 



PRA_GSP01_0012570 



Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoQ.com 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 12:25 PM 

To: Kate; John W (GOV) 

Cc: Michael Tibbies; Persily; Larry A (GOV); Mason; Janice L (GOV); Perry; Kristina Y (GOV) 

Subject: Re: Congressional Delegation Relations - PRIVILEGED ANDCONFIDENTIAL - 

ATTORNEY/CLIENT PRIVILEGE 

Thank you. And did the AFN folks tell you I and cabinet members/assistants met with them 
last week during their board mtg? 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "John Katz" <jwkatz@ALASKADC.org> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 16:01:15 

To: "Governor Sarah Palin" <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 

Cc: "Michael Tibbies" <michael.tibbles@alaska.gov>, "Larry Persily" 

<lpersily@ALASKADC.org>, "Janice Mason" 

< j anice_mason@gov ♦ state . ak . us> , <kr ia_perry@gov . state . ak . us > 

Subject: Congressional Delegation Relations - PRIVILEGED AND 
CONFIDENTIAL - ATTORNEY/CLIENT PRIVILEGE 



At Senator Stevens 1 request, harry and I met this morning with senator Murkowski and him, 
plus various staff from all three offices to discuss the gas pipeline and Congressional 
earmarks, particularly in the transportation area. The meeting was difficult but useful. 



There are fundamental differences between the State and the Congressional delegation on 
the gas pipeline. In my opinion, these differences are not the product of inadequate 
information. Rather, they reflect differences of opinion about AGIA and about what is 
possible in DC concerning the bridge shipper, changes in the loan guarantee, and the risk 
of re-opening existing federal law. There was also discussion of whether TransCanada can 
be held liable for costs incurred by the original pipeline consortium formed many years 
ago. 



We raised the possibility that these differences might dissipate once the AGIA process has 
been completed. Both TransCanada and the producers have said that they want to work with 
each other, and there is a good likelihood that the issue of fiscal certainty will be 
addressed once we know what the State is dealing with. Senator Stevens believes that 
ConocoPhillips might file an application directly with FERC. 



Regarding earmarks, Senator Stevens thinks that there is a difference between what the 
State says and does on earmarks. I responded that we don't see all earmarks as bad, only 

1 



PRA_GSP01J)012571 



those where there is no strong federal nexus or public support and where there is no open 
and transparent process. In particular, I cited your response to Carl Marrs and our 31 
earmark requests, all of which satisfy applicable requirements. 



Then, the discussion switched to transportation earmarks. The delegation wants DOTPF to 
communicate more with local governments about the status of their earmarks. We also 
talked about how requirements of the Federal Highway Administration play into the process 



We said that DOTPF is preparing an analysis of all pending transportation earmarks so that 
the delegation can see their current status and why some of them have not been 
implemented. We also asked for early consultation between the Congressional delegation 
and us to resolve problems before they arise in federal law. 



Senator Stevens said that he is prepared to respond publically and critically when he sees 
a discrepancy between the administration's statements and actions on earmarks. I also had 
the feeling that he might talk more about infirmities in the AGIA approach. 



As you know, Senator Murkowski will give her speech to the Legislature on March 18th. She 
would like to meet with you one-on-one to discuss relations among the elected principals, 
feeling that since she is not running for re-election this year, she might be in the best 
position to do this. 



I will brief Mike Tibbies in greater detail and would be glad to talk with you as well. 



P.S. 

We met this afternoon with the Human Resources Committee of the AFN. They would like very 
much to meet with you as well to discuss a number of federal and state issues that they 
reviewed with us. In the meantime, we will follow-up, as needed, with various 
Commissioners . 



Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
<mailto:jwkatz@alaskadc.org> jwkatz@alaskadc.org. Thank you . 



PRAJ3SP01_0012572 



Unknown 

From: 

Sent: 

To: 

Cc: 

Subject: 



gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Monday, February 25, 2008 12:04 PM 

Anders; Bruce F (DNR); Kate; John W (GOV); Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Hartig; Lawrence L (DEC) 

Slemons; Jonne D (DNR); Rutherford; Marty K (DNR) 

Re: Latest Hamel Letter 



It was a good mtg. He's fine about psio funding and is wanting to assist me. He's very 
frustrated the that he believe BP snookers psio into believing they've got it all under 
control - and slhe still cant believe psio let up on GC 1 fire investigation. 



And Larry- i promised Hamel you'd call him. He at least wants a quiuck convo on a couple 
of issues that he, again, believes we're getting snookered on. Pis call him. Thanks 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 



Prom: "Anders, Bruce F (DNR)" <bruce.anders@alaska.gov> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 11:43:19 

To:John Katz <jwkatz<&ALASKADC.org>, ExternalEmailgsp <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 

Cc : "Slemons, Jonne D (DNR) " < jonne . slemons@alaska . gov> 

Subject: RE: Latest Hamel Letter 



Thanks John. 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Privileged or PersonaIl/[ateiM7?eaacte? 



FYI, just finished marking up the PR re restoring PSIO funding, sent to Sharon/Beth/Russ 



I'll be going dark for next 4 hours. 



Bruce 



Prom: John Katz [mailto:jwkatz@ALASKADC.org] 



PRA GSP01 0012573 



Sent: Mon 2/25/2008 11:19 AM 

To: Siemens, Jonne D (DNR) ; ExternalEmailgsp 

Cc: Anders, Bruce F (DNR) 

Subject: RE: Latest Hamel Letter 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
<mailto:jwkatz@alaskadc.org> jwkatz@alaskadc.org. Thank you . 



>>> On 2/25/2008 at 12:55 PM, in message 
<FC9D0A4DDB7D5040A9EF833049B613478934CF@SOAANCMSG02.soa.alaska.gov>, "Slemons, Jonne D 

(DNR)" <jonne,slemons@alaska.gov> wrote: 



Governox , 

Your support of the PSIO budget request is very much appreciated -•-- thank you! 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



John Katz has long experience with Mr. Hamel, and can likely provide additional insight 



Sincerely, 



Jonne Slemons 



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Original Message 

Prom : gov . sarah@yahoo . com [mail to : gov . sarah@yahoo . com] 
Sent: Monday, February 25 , 2008 6:38 AM 

To: Anders, Bruce F (DNR); Katz, John W (GOV); Balash, Joseph R (GOV); Slemons, Jonne D 
(DNR) ; Rutherford, Marty K (DNR) ; Thompson, Mike (DNR) ; Irwin, Tom E (DNR) 

Cc: Persily, Larry A (GOV) 

Subject: Re: Latest Hamel Letter 



I want him to help me pressure leggies to get PSIO positions back in my budget. Thanks- 
let me know what else i should speak to him about. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Anders, Bruce F (DNR) " <bruce.anders@alaska.gov> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 06:35:48 

To:ExternalEmailgsp <gov.sarah@yahoo.com>, "Katz, John W (GOV)" 

<jwkatz@alaskadc.org>, "Balash, Joseph R (GOV)" <joe.balash®alaska.gov>, "Slemons, Jonne D 
(PNR) ,( <jonne.slemons@alaska.gov>, "Rutherford, Marty K (DNR)" 

<marty,rutherford@alaska.gov>, "Thompson, Mike (DNR) " <mike.thompson@alaska,gov>, "Irwin, 
Tom E (DNR)" <tom.irwin@alaska.gov> 

Cc:" Persily, Larry A (GOV)" <lpersily@alaskadc.org> 

Subject: RE: Latest Hamel Letter 



; 






Governor, 



Unfortunately, the Hamel letter is a pdf, and cannot be pasted. Hamel is in DC, as far as 
I know. Jonne will be in the office in 30 mins, and will provide a more detailed report 
to this group then, including a summary of the Hamel letter. 



In short, the PSIO has been persistently working on this investigation (given its staffing 
limitations), and pushing BP very hard. PSIO has completed a thorough technical review 
that yields a defensible and final conclusion to the issues raised by Tom Bewak, and the 
final section of the report, an addendum addressing materials traceability, will be 
completed in the next day or two. We'll send it to Mr, Bewak directly and post it on the 
PSIO website. 



As I mentioned, Jonne will provide a more thorough sit rep shortly. After hearing that 

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info, you may decide that it makes sense to meet with Mr. Hamel (I assumed that's why you 
asked where he is) 



Bruce 



From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com [mailto t gov . sarah@yahoo . com] 

Sent: Mon 2/25/2008 5:08 AM 

To: Katz, John W (GOV); Anders, Bruce P (DNR); Ba lash, Joseph R (GOV); Slemons, Jonne D 
(DNR); Rutherford, Marty K (DNR); Thompson, Mike (DNR); Irwin, Tom E (DNR) 

Cc: Persily, Larry A (GOV) 
Subject; Re; Latest Hamel Letter 



I cant open his letter on blkberry, could u cut and paste it? Is Hamel here in DC? 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message-- 

Prom; "John Katz" <jwkatz@ALASKADC.org> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 08:51:33 

To: "Bruce P (DNR) Anders" <bruce.anders@alaska.gov>, "Joe Balash" 
<joe.balash@alaska.gov>, "Jonne D (DNR) Siemens" <jonne.slemons@alaska.gov>, "Marty 
Rutherford" <marty.rutherford@alaska.gov>, "Mike (DNR) Thompson" 
<mike . thompson@alaska . gov> , "Tom Irwin" <tom . irwin@alaska , gov> 

Cc:» r Larry Persily" <lpersily@ALASKADC.org>, "Governor Sarah Palin" <gov. sarah@yahoo.com> 
Subject; Latest Hamel Letter 



Per Chuck Hamel 's request, I have attached his latest correspondence to Congressmen 
Dingell and Rahall seeking to rebut Commissioner Irwin's earlier letter to the House 
Energy Committee. 



I would be glad to discuss whether we should respond, and, if so, how, 



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P.S. 



Governor, in a voice mail message, Mr. Hamel expressed his desire to meet with you during 
your DC trip. 



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Subject: 



Sounds good 



gov.sarah@yahoo,com 

Monday, February 25, 2008 1 1:54 AM 

Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Leschper; Beth (GOV) 

Re: CNN after the Hoover Institution Speech? 



Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 



From: "Leighow, Sharon w (GOV)" <sharon,leighow@alaska.gov> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 11:26:45 

To : gov . sarah@yahoo . com , "Mason, Janice L (GOV) " < j anice . mason@alaska . gov> 

Cc : "Leschper, Beth (GOV) " <beth. leschper@alaska . gov> 

Subject: CNN after the Hoover Institution Speech? 



Governor- 



CNN would like a few minutes with you after you deliver the Hoover Institution speech. 
They would like to talk about the Exxon case and Federal earmarks. They could meet you 

coming out of the speech at the Intercontinental. You may remember the reporter - Joe 

Johns - he interviewed you in your Anchorage office right after Pete Koll got. sentenced! 
Please let me know. 



Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 



465-4031 Juneau 



269-7450 Anchorage 



240-7943 cell 



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From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 1 1 : 1 9 AM 

To: rkleine451 50@yahoo.com 

Subject: RE: Other 

Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or 
information you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is 
unable to respond to each and every email herself, your message has been received and is 
being reviewed by the appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your 
need, suggestion, or comment. 



Original Message 

From: WebMail@gov. state. ak. us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us] 
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 6:41 AM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Randy Kleine 
address: 939 Riverside Drive Milford OH 45150 
513-965-0651 



MESSAGE ; 

Dear Governor Palin: 



I am looking forward to hearing your interview on Sunday, February 24th 's C-SPAN 
Washington Journal program. As many of my friends in Alaska are libertarian- style 
Republicans, I am anxious to hear your comments (if any) about retaining Alaska's 
independent autonomy regarding dominance by the Federal Government. 



Also, in perusing your site and the photos on your site: I must register a complaint that 
you would condone the participation of female children and pre-teens is so-called glamour 
and beauty pageants. Children should not be taught to focus on "body beautiful"; rather, 
they should learn modesty and inward beauty, and a Governor should promote such, don't you' 
think? 



I appreciate your willingness to serve in the political arena. Best regards, 
Randy Kleine 



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rkleine4 515 O@yahoo . com 



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From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 1 1 : 1 8 AM 

To: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Cc: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Subject: FW: Oil&Gas 



Original Message 

From ; WebMail@gov . state . ak . us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us] 
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 12:28 AM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subj ect : Oil&amp ; Gas 



Web mail from: Mr. Ceasar Montez 

address: 4002 east southern av phoenix AZ 85042 



MESSAGE : 

Dear Governor Sarah Palin, 



I was watching your segment on CSPAN about how Alaska seems to have a positive effect on 
ecomny and Polar Bears being considered on Endangered Species List. I just thought I let 
you know that I heard you said, "11,000 thousand gallons of oil spill" in Prince William 
Sound. Its actually close to 11 million gallons of oil. 



thanks , 
Ceasar Montez 



ceez001@yahoo . com 



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From: Leschper, Beth (GOV) [beth.leschper@a!aska.gov] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 1 1 : 1 6 AM 

To: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); ExternaiEmailgsp; Pallni Sarah (GOV sponsored) 

Cc: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: RE: NBC 

I agree. 



Beth 



Original Message 

From; Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 11:08 AM 

To: ExternaiEmailgsp/ Leschper, Beth (GOV) ; Pal in, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 

Cc: Mason, Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: RE: NBC 



I will call the producer. I would suggest after the press conference so everything is 
fresh. 



Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 



465-4031 Juneau 
269-7450 Anchorage 
240-7943 cell 



Original Message 

From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com [mailto : gov . sarahoyahoo . com] 
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 11:03 AM 
To: Leschper, Beth (GOV); Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 
Cc: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV); Mason, Janice L (GOV) 
Subject:. Re: NBC 



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Either after the press conf on Exxon tomorrow? ... Or even today, tomorrow before press 
conf ? 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From : gov , sarah@yahoo . com 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 19:45:53 

To : "Beth Leschper" <beth . leschper@alaska . gov> , govpalin@alaska . gov 

Cc:"Sharon Leighow" < shar on. le ighow@alaska.gov >, "Janice Mason" <j anice.mason@alaska.gov: 

Subject: Re: NBC 



Oh yeah, thank you! 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message-- 

From: "Leschper, Beth (GOV)" <beth.leschper@alaska.gov> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 10:41:50 

To: Sarah Palin <gov. sarah@yahoo.com>, govpalin@alaska.gov 

Cc: "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)" < shar on. le ighow@alaska.gov >, "Mason, Janice L (GOV) 
< j anice . mason@alaska . gov> 

Subject: NBC 



NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams is interested in a one-on-one interview with you 
about Exxon Valdez. 

I suggested right after tomorrow's Exxon Valdez news conference. 



It would be 10- 15 minutes. 



If you would like to do this, Sharon can give the producer a call and make the 
arrangements . 



PRA_GSP01J)012583 



Beth 



Sharon : 
Mike Kosnar 
202-309-8578 



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From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 1 1 :08 AM 

To: Colberg; Talis J (LAW) 

Subject: Re: PSIO 

He's doing this like he did with holding up SB80 last year - it's political - it's to get 
us to have to strike deals with leggies on capital budget items, and we're not playing 
those games, so we'll cont to reiterate our committment to the budget we initally rolled 
out that included corrosion issue litigation. And PSIO positions. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Colberg, Talis J (LAW)" <talis . colberg@alaska . gov> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 09:32:36 

To : ExternalEmailgsp <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 

Subject; RE: PSIO 



Dear Governor Palin, Heard you on the radio talking about resource 
development in DC, nice coverage. 



Rep. Chenault's elimination of the BP corrosion case funds is not 
final. He said he would have the whole committee consider it. It is 
actually quite a commitment . We fully expect that it will be about five 
million a year for five years and the legislators are understandably 
careful about it. On the other hand it will involve a claim for 
hundreds of millions of dollars. So, I don't really think Chenault 
thought he had killed the appropriation, I think he may just want more 
discussion. At least I hope so. Talis 



Original Message 

From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com [mailto : gov . sarah@yahoo . com] 
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 6:47 AM 
To: Colberg, Talis J (LAW) 



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Subject: FW: PSIO 



Fyi 

Sent from ray BlackBerry (r) device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 15:44:07 

To:"Sharon Leighow" <sharon.leighow@alaska.gov>, "Beth Leschper" 

<beth.leschper@alaska.gov>, "John Katz" <jwkatz@alaskadc.org> 

Cc:"Mike Tibbies" <mike.tibbles@alaska.gov>, "Tom Irwin" 

<tom.irwin@alaska.gov>, "Marty Rutherford" 

<marty . rutherf ord@alaska . gov> , j onne , slemons@alaska . gov, "Bruce Anders " 

<bruce.anders@alaska.gov>, "Joe Balash" <joe.balash@alaska.gov>, "Russ 

Kelly" <russ ,kelly@alaska ,gov> 

Subject: PSio 



Sharon- I'm shocked and disappointed Chenault's taking out PSIO 
positions and BP corrosion lawsuit funds out of my budget. Im back here 
in DC speaking with Cneney (sat with him the entire State dinner last 
night) , will try to speak w/Bush today. , . speaking with national 
reporters and all these governors all about AK f s proof that we can 
provide sound oversight of resource development, as evidenced by PSIO, 
lawsuits to hold industry's feet to the fire re: waste of valuable 
natural resources, etc... and here while I'm away I find out the 
legislature may undermine those efforts? It's unacceptable if the 
nation is to believe we're capable of responsible, ethcial ramped up 
development that's need in our state, for our nation. 
Sent from my BlackBerry (r) device from Cellular One 



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From: Leschper, Beth (GOV) [beth.leschper@alaska.gov] 
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 1 :50 PM 
To: ExternalEmailgsp; Palin; Sarah (GOV sponsored) 
Cc: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
Subject: Fox Business Tuesday 

WeVe had a request from Fox Business Network for an in-studio interview tomorrow 
(Tuesday, Feb. 26), after the Hoover and CNN events. 

Fox is interested in Exxon Valdez, oil and gas, and the economy. 

This request could fit in your schedule before you need to head to the airport at 3:30 
p.m. The location is about 2 miles from the Willard, so the logistics will work. 

If you would like to do this, I'll forward all information to you, Janice and Sharon. 

Beth 



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From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 1 1 .03 AM 

To: Leschper; Beth (<30V); Palin; Sarah (GOV sponsored) 

Cc: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: Re; NBC 

Either after the press conf on Exxon tomorrow?... Or even today, tomorrow before press 
conf? 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From ; gov . sarah@yahoo . com 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 19:45:53 

To : " Beth Leschper " <beth . leschper@alaska . gov> , govpalin@alaska . gov 

Cc: "Sharon Leighow" < sharon.leighow@a la ska. gov >, "Janice Mason" <janice.mason@alaska.gov> 

Subject: Re: NBC 



Oh yeah, thank you! 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



— ---Original Message 

From: "Leschper, Beth (GOV)" <beth.leschper@alaska.gov> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 10:41:50 

To;Sarah Palin <gov. sarah@yahoo.com>, govpalin@alaska.gov 

Cc: "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)" < shar on. leighow@alaska.gov>, "Mason, Janice L (GOV)" 
< j anice . mason@alaska . gov> 

Subject: NBC 



NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams is interested in a one-on-one interview with you 
about Exxon Valdez. 

I suggested right after tomorrow's Exxon Valdez news conference. 



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It would be 10- 15 minutes. 



If you would like to do this, Sharon can give the producer a call and make the 
arrangements. 



Beth 



Sharon: 
Mike Kosnar 
202-309-8578 



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From: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) [govpalin@ataska.gov] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 1 1 :03 AM 

To: Lefghow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Cc: Leschper; Beth (GOV); Tibbies; Michael A (GOV) 

Subject: Re: for your review 

(Privileged or P^rsonallWateriafRedacted 

Great- I 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Original Message 

From: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) 

To: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 

Cc: Leschper, Beth (GOV); Tibbies, Michael A (GOV) 

Sent: Mon Feb 25 10:49:20 2008 

Subject: for your review 



Governor - 



Here is a draft press release. Rep ; Kelly actually stripped this funding, not Chenault and 
I understand Rep. Kerttula w il l offer an amendment to restore the funds. { Privileged or Personl 

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Sharon Leighow 



Deputy Press Secretary 



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Peputy Communications Director 



465-4031 Juneau 



269-7450 Anchorage 



240-7943 cell 



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Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Monday, February 25, 2008 11:02 AM 
Admin@FieldtripsandCruises.Com 
RE: Other 



Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or 
information you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is^ 
unable to respond to each and every email herself, your message has been received and is 
being reviewed by the appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your 
need, suggestion, or comment. 



Original Message 



From : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us] 
Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2008 12:05 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Mr. Bill Field 



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Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Monday, February 25, 2008 10:59 AM 
Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 
FW: Other 



Original Message 



From : WebMailOgov . state . ak . us [mailto ; WebMail@gov . state . ak . us] 
Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2008 3:26 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin {GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Mr. Orin Lee 

address: 395 Chestnut Hill Road Cambridge NY 12816 



MESSAGE : 

Hello. I just want to encourage you to be John McCain's running mate should he ask 
think you'd be great. Sincerely, Orin Lee 



orinleevp62@yahoo . com 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 1 0:55 AM 

To: Leschper; Beth (GOV); Palin; Sarah (GOV sponsored) 

Cc: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: Re: NBC 



Oh yeah , thank you I 

Sent from my BlackBerry^ device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Leschper, Beth (GOV)" <beth.leschper@alaska.gov> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 10:41:50 

To:Sarah Palin <gov.sarah@yahoo.com>, govpalin@alasXa.gov 

Cc: "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)" <sharon.leighow@alaska.gov>, "Mason, Janice L (GOV)" 
< j anice . mason@alaska . gov> 

Subject: NBC 



NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams is interested in a one-on-one interview with you 
about Exxon Valdez. 

I suggested right after tomorrow's Exxon Valdez news conference. 



It would be 10- 15 minutes. 



If you would like to do this, Sharon can give the producer a call and make the 
arrangements . 



Beth 



Sharon : 
Mike Kosnar 



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202-309-8578 



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Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Monday, February 25, 2008 10:24 AM 
beedlee@msn.com 
RE: Other 



Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, The concerns, opinions, and/or 
information you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is 
unable to respond to each and every email herself, your message has been received and is 
being reviewed by the appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your 
need, suggestion, or comment. 



Original Message 



From : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us] 
Sent: Friday, February 22,20083:38PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Mr. Kenneth Beedle 
address: 8220 Little Dipper Ave Anchorage AK 99504 
907-333-9024 



MESSAGE: 

Sarah, just wanted to thank you for standing up for Alaska, you are so right when you say 
that Ted Stevens has his opinions but not all senators feel the same as he does, I believe 
Senator Stevens has long ago forgotten who he represents, Its So nice to have you hold 
strong for us! I Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! Evan 



beedlee@msn. com 



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Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Monday, February 25, 2008 10:20 AM 

artsowls@xyz.net 

RE: LegaLandJawsuits 



Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns; opinions, and/or 
information you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is 
unable to respond to each and every email herself, your message has been received and is 
Ipeing reviewed by the appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your 
need, suggestion, or comment. 



Original Message 



From: WebMail@gov. state. ak. us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us] 
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 8:23 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subj ect : liegal_and_lawsuits 



Web mail from: Mr. Arthur Sowls 



address: P0 Box 1693 Homer AK 99603 



MESSAGE : 
Sara, 



I am glad you are asking Don Young and Ted Stevens about their legal questions 
to know what are public officials are up to! 



We need 



Art 



artsowls@xyz . net 



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From: Governor Sarah Paiin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 11:16 AM 

To: Smith; Lynne M (GOV) 

Subject: FW: Don't Forget to RSVP for WTCAK Luncheon with Ron Peek, President and COO, Alaska Travel Industry 
Association 



Prom: World Trade Center Alaska [mailto:info@wtcak.org] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 9:37 AM 

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 

Subject: Don't Forget to RSVP for WTCAK Luncheon with Ron Peck, President and COO, Alaska Travel 

Industry Association 




womatftftot CENTER 

ALASKA 




World Trade Center Alaska Monthly Luncheon 

March 5, 2008 




Ron Peck, President and COO 
Alaska Travel Industry Association 

Topic "International Travel Update" 

Where: Wells Fargo Bank, Headquarters Building (Northern Lights and "C H 

Fifth Floor 

Time: 12 noon (doors open 1 1:45 am) 

Fee: 

$20 WTCAK Members 

$25 Non-Members 

$15 Students (with valid school ID) 

"Serving Alaska's Business Community Since 1987" 



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Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Monday, February 25, 2008 9:26 AM 
lawhorn_derrick@yahoo.com 
RE: Military_and_Veterans_Affairs 



Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or 
information you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is 
unable to respond to each and every email herself, your message has been received and is 
being reviewed by the appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your 
need, suggestion, or comment. 



Original Message 



From: WebMail@gov. state. ak. us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us] 
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 4:37 AM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subj ect : Military_and_Veterans_Af fairs 



Web mail from: Derrick Lawhorn 

address: 389 River Chase Dr. Jonesboro GA 30238 



606-261-0701 



MESSAGE: 

Pear Governor Palin, 

My name is Derrick Lawhorn and am a former resident of Fairbanks. Recently I have 
been chosen for Drill Sergeant duties for the Army, at FT. Benning GA. I just have one 
problem holding me from re-enlistment for this title. 

While serving in the military in Fairbanks I found myself with the wrong crowd and 
convicted of 4th degree assault. The female associated with my case was an ex-girlfriend 
but we never lived together. I know that my actions that night were very wrong and i am 
very sorry for them. As a result i completed the 26 week DV course offered in Fairbanks 
and do not have any other mark on my record. 

Because 4th degree assault is considedered domestic violence i am not eligible for 
re- enlistment or drill sergeant duties. I am writing you this letter hoping you will 
understand that I am a changed person, older and make better choices, and want to pass on 
my knowledge to the new soldiers coming into todays army. 

I hope you will give this thought and pardon me of these charges, so i can also go on 
to be all I can be. Below i have included the case information as well. Thank you so much 
for taking the time to read this. God Bless. 



Thank You, 



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Derrick Lawhorn 



AK - Fairbanks North Star County, Case No: 4FA-02-02562CR6386 

Charge ASH- 41. 230 (A) (1) : ASSAUUT-4TH DEGREE 

Type Misdemeanor 

Description ASH. 41. 230 (A) (1) : ASSAULT-4TH DEGREE 

Disposition NCP 

Amended charge ASH. 41. 230(A) (1) : ASSAULT-4TH DEGREE 

Amended charge type Misdemeanor 



lawhorn derrick@yahoo.com 



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From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 8:41 AM 

To: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Subject: Re: PSIO 

I just gave a soundbite on this to our NGA media feed people. Dont know how that works, 

but they have the soundbite on Petroleum Intergity Office positions being cut. 

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Original Message 

From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 16:56:49 

To: "Sharon Leighow" <sharon.leighow@alaska.gov> 

Subject: Fw: PSIO 



Pis add this: 



And we need to slam their efforts here, incl SB80 last year that they stalled. 
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Original Message 

From: "Frank Bailey" <ftb907@yahoo.com> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 16:50:57 
To: "SP" <gov. sarah@yahoo.com> 
Subject: Re: PSIO 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



--Original Message----- 

From : gov . sarahoyahoo . com 



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Date: Mori, 25 Feb 2008 15:52:50 
To: "Sharon Leighow" <sharon.leighpw@alaska.gov> 
Cc:"K Perry Yahoo" <krisandclark@yahoo. com> 
Subject: Fw: PSI0 



These sentiments should be in a presser - the legislature is tearing the rug out of my 
efforts to prove our ability and committment to the oversight that ! s needed before anyone 
can trust that ramped-up development of our resources should happen. 

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Original Message 

From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 15:44:07 

To: "Sharon Leighow" <sharon.leighow@alaska.gov>, "Beth Leschper" 
<beth. leschper@alaska.gov>, "John Katz" <jwkatz@alaskadc.org> 

Cc:"Mike Tibbies" <mike.tibbles@alaska.gov>, "Tom Irwin" <tom.irwin@alaska.gov>, "Marty 
Rutherford" <marty.rutherford@alaska.gov>, jonne.slemons@alaska.gov, "Bruce Anders" 
<bruee, anders@alaska.gov>, "Joe Balash" <joe.balash@alaska.gov>, "Russ Kelly" 
<russ . kelly@alaska . gov> 

Subject: PSIO 



Sharon- I'm shocked and disappointed Chenault's taking out PSIO positions and BP corrosion 
lawsuit funds out of my budget. Im back here in DC speaking with Cneney (sat with him the 
entire State dinner last night), will try to speak w/Bush today... speaking with national 
reporters and all these governors all about AK»s proof that we can provide sound oversight 
of resource development, as evidenced by P$I0, lawsuits to hold industry's feet to the 
fire re: waste of valuable natural resources, etc... and here while I'm away I find out 
the legislature may undermine those efforts? It's unacceptable if the nation is to 
believe we're capable of responsible, ethcial ramped up development that's need in our 
state, for our nation. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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From: 
Sent: 
To: 
Subject: 



Pis add this: 



gov.sarah@yahoo.com 
Monday, February 25, 2008 7:58 AM 
Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 
Fw: PSIO 



And we need to slam their efforts here, incl SB80 last year that they stalled. 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 



From: "Frank Bailey" <ftb907@yahoo.com> 



Date: MOn, 25 Feb 2008 16:50:57 
To : " SP" <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 
Subject: Re: PSIO 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Original Message 



From : gov , sarah@yahoo . com 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 15:52:50 
To: "Sharon Leighow" < sharon.leighow@alaska.gov> 
Cc:"K Perry Yahoo" <krisandclark@yahoo.com> 
Subject: Fw: PSIO 



These sentiments should be in a presser - the legislature is tearing the rug out of my 
efforts to prove our ability and committment to the oversight that's needed before anyone 
can trust that ramped-up development of our resources should happen. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message- 



From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 



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Date: Hon, 25 Feb 2008 15:44:07 

To: "Sharon Leighow" <sharon.leighow@alaska.gov>, "Beth Leschper" 
<beth.leschper@alaska.gov>, "John Katz" <jwkatz@alaskadc.org> 

Cc:"Mike Tibbies" <mike.tibbles@alaska.gov>, "Tom Irwin" <tom.irwin@alaska.gov>, "Marty 
Rutherford" <marty.rutherford@alaska.gov>, jonne.slemons@alaska.gov, "Bruce Anders" 
<bruce . anders@alaska . gov: 
<russ . kelly@alaska . gov> 

Subject: PSIO 



Sharon- I'm shocked and disappointed Chenault's taking out PSIO positions and BP corrosion 
lawsuit funds out of my budget. Im back here in DC speaking with Cneney (sat with him the 
entire State dinner last night), will try to speak w/Bush today... speaking with national 
reporters and all these governors all about AK's proof that we can provide sound oversight 
of resource development, as evidenced by PSIO, lawsuits to hold industry's feet to the 
fire re: waste of valuable natural resources, etc.. and here while I'm away I find out 
the legislature may undermine those efforts? It's unacceptable if the nation is to 
believe we're capable of responsible, ethcial ramped up development that's need in our 
state, for our nation. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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From: 
Sent: 
To: 
Subject: 



<gov.sarah@yahoo.com> [gov.sarah@yahoo.com] 

Monday, February 25, 2008 9:03 AM 

John Kate 

Re: Latest Hamel Letter 



3:00 is better at the hotel, lobby 

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Original Message 



From: "John Katz" <jwkatz@ALASKADC.org> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 11:50:56 
To : <gov . sarah@yahoo . com? 
Subject: Re: Latest Hamel Letter 



Governor, this is Bre. I am monitoring John's correspondence while he is out of the 
office. 



ypon reading your email, I spoke with Chuck Hamel and he indicated that he would be able 
to meet with you anytime after 1:30pm today - that's how long it would take him to get 
medically ready and travel to DC to meet with you. He promised that it would be a short 
meeting. 



If you could let me know a time that is truly convenient for you, I will relay that 
message to Mr. Hamel and try to set up an appointment for the two of you at the JW 
Marriott - if that is also convenient for you. 

He is awaiting my call with confirmation of a meeting time and place, 

I appreciate the opportunity to assist you in whatever way you deem necessary. 



Bre 



Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 

1 



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<mailto:jwkatz@alaskadc.org> jwkatz@alaskadc.org. Thank you . 



>» On 2/25/2008 at 10:29 AM, in message <1869910827-1203953535- 

cardhu_decombobulator_blackberry.rim.net-285980012-@bxel03.bisx.prod.on.blackberry> / 
<gov.sarah@yahoo.com> wrote: 



I will be w/him for a very short meeting, dont want to get roped in to anything long and 
contentious. He can help me put pressure on state lawmakers to fund our PSI0 office and BP 
corrosion suit issues that I just found out legilsators slashed in my budget. Pis let me 
know when he's available for a short mtg. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 



From: "John Katz" <jwkatz@ALASKADC.org> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 09:43:45 
To : <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 
Subject: Re: Latest Hamel Letter 



Regarding a meeting with Chuck, he left a request on my office voice mail over the 
weekend. He lives in Northern Virginia. He hasn't been in good health, but I'm sure that 
he. would make it to a DC meeting if you want him to do so. 



if you are interested, we could contact him and try to set something up at the JW 
Marriott . 



Regarding your question concerning new developments, I think Chuck's basic contention is 
that the State's regulators are unaware of several relevant circumstances, as reported by 
Chuck's network of workers. The attached letter to Congress seems to be a combination of 
situations where he alleges that the State has misunderstood the consequences of certain 
events or was unaware of them. 



Senator Stevens has asked me to meet with him this morning on earmarking policy and 
perhaps other issues. So, Larry and I will be out of the office for a while beginning at 
10:30, If you want to meet with Chuck, Bre can help arrange a mutually convenient time. 



Sam and I talked about events over the weekend. Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



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Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
<mailto:jwkatz@alaskadc.org> jwkatz@alaskadc.org. Thank you . 



>>> On 2/25/2008 at 9:08 AM, in message <1622308967-1203948677- 
cardhu_decombobulator_blackberry.rim.net-1620881026-@bxel03.bisx.prod.on.blackberry>, 

<gov . sarah@yahoo . com> wrote : 



I cant open his letter on blkberry, could u cut and paste it? Is Hamel here in DC? 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "John Katz" <jwkatz@ALASKADC.org> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 08:51:33 



To: "Bruce F (DNR) Anders" <bruce.anders@alaska.gov>, "Joe Balash" 
<joe.balash@alaska.gov>, "Jonne D (DNR) Slemons" <jonne.slemons@alaska.gov>, "Marty 
Rutherford" <marty.rutherford@alaska.gov>, "Mike (DNR) Thompson" 
<mike . thompson@alaska . gov>, "Tom Irwin" <tom. irwin@alaska .gov> 

Cc:"Larry Persily" <lpersily@ALASKADC.org>, "Governor Sarah Pal'in" <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 
Subject: Latest Hamel Letter 



Per Chuck Hamel *s request, I have attached his latest correspondence to Congressmen 
Dingell and Rahall seeking to rebut Commissioner Irwin's earlier letter to the House 
Energy Committee. 



I would be glad to discuss whether we should respond, and, if so, how. 



P.S. 



Governor, in a voice mail message, Mr. Hamel expressed his desire to meet with you during 
your DC trip. 



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From: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=SWLEIGHOW] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 10:49 AM 

To: Palin; Sarah (GOV sponsored) 

Cc: Leschper; Beth (GOV); Tibbies; Michael A (GOV) 

Subject: for your review 

Governor- 
Here is a draft press release. Rep. Kelly actually stripped this funding, n ot Chenault an d I 
understand Ren. Kerttula will offer an am endment to restore the funds, [Privileged or P < 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 



No. 08-OXX 



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Sharon Leighow 
Deputy Press Secretary 
Deputy Communications Director 

465-4031 Juneau 
269-7450 Anchorage 
240-7943 cell 



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From: Mason, Janice L (GOV) [/O=S0A/0U=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GR0UP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=JLMASON] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 11:14 AM 

To: govpalin@alaska.gov 

Subject: Email - FYi 

From: WebMail@gov . state . ak . us r mailto:WebMail@aov. state .ak. us ] 
Sent; Sunday, February 24, 2008 11:22 AM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 

Web mail from: Kathy Krell 

address: 4001 N. Charley Dr. Wasilla AK 99654 

MESSAGE: 

Hi Sarah, Just thought I f d share a little pearl that will probably make you 
smile. Lexie just won an W A1 Neuharth Free Spirit Award/Scholarship" in journalism 
(He is the founder of USA Today) . Anyway, they choose 2 students from each state 
and bring them all to Washington, DC to compete for a 50K scholarship in March. 
Since you were at Colony High to induct Lexie into Quill fiScroll, I thought you 
would appreciate the scope of this award. By the way, her focus is currently on 
Pre-Med...go figure!! Take Care, keep up the good work. Kathy Krell 

kakrell@yahoo . com 



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From: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GR0UP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=SWLE1GH0W] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 1 1 :28 AM 

To: 'gov.sarah@yahoo.com' 

Cc: Leschper; Beth (GOV); Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: NBC tomorrow at noon 

Governor- 

Apparently the National Press Club does not allow for one on one interviews. NBC would like to 
know if they can interview you back at the Marriott at noon. 

Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 

465-4031 Juneau 
269-7450 Anchorage 
240-7943 cell 



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From: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=SWLEIGHOW] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 11:27 AM 

To: 'gov.sarah@yahoo.com'; Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Cc: Leschpen Beth (GOV) 

Subject: CNN after the Hoover Institution Speech? 

Governor- 
CNN would like a few minutes with you after you deliver the Hoover Institution speech. They would 
like to talk about the Exxon case and Federal earmarks. They could meet you coming out of the 
speech at the Intercontinental. You may remember the reporter - 3oe Johns - he interviewed you 
in your Anchorage office right after Pete Kott got sentenced! Please let me know. 

Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 

465-4031 Juneau 
269-7450 Anchorage 
240-7943 cell 



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From: John Kate [jwkab@ALASKADC.org] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 12:01 PM 

To: Governor Sarah Palin 

Cc: Michael Tibbies; Larry Persily; Janice Mason; kris_perry@gov.state.ak.us 

Subject: Congressional Delegation Relations - PRIVILEGED AND CONFIDENTIAL - ATTORNEY/CLIENT 
PRIVILEGE 

At Senator Stevens' request, Larry and I met this morning with Senator Murkowski 
and him, plus various staff from all three offices to discuss the gas pipeline and 
Congressional earmarks, particularly in the transportation area. The meeting was 
difficult but useful. 

There are fundamental differences between the State and the Congressional 
delegation on the gas pipeline. In my opinion, these differences are not the product 
of inadequate information. Rather, they reflect differences of opinion about AGIA 
and about what is possible in DC concerning the bridge shipper, changes in the loan 
guarantee, and the risk of re-opening existing federal law. There was 
also discussion of whether TransCanada can be held liable for costs incurred by the 
original pipeline consortium formed many years ago. 

We raised the possibility that these differences might dissipate once the AGIA 
process has been completed. Both TransCanada and the producers have said that 
they want to work with each other, and there is a good likelihood that the issue of 
fiscal certainty will be addressed once we know what the State is dealing with. 
Senator Stevens believes that ConocoPhillips might file an application directly with 
FERC. 

Regarding earmarks, Senator Stevens thinks that there is a difference between what 
the State says and does on earmarks. I responded that we don't see all earmarks as 
bad, only those where there is no strong federal nexus or public support and where 
there is no open and transparent process. In particular, I cited your response to 
Carl Marrs and our 31 earmark requests, all of which satisfy applicable 
requirements. 

Then, the discussion switched to transportation earmarks. The delegation wants 
DOTPF to communicate more with local governments about the status of their 
earmarks. We also talked about how requirements of the Federal Highway 
Administration play into the process. 

We said that DOTPF is preparing an analysis of all pending transportation earmarks 
so that the delegation can see their current status and why some of them have not 
been implemented. We also asked for early consultation between the Congressional 
delegation and us to resolve problems before they arise in federal law. 

Senator Stevens said that he is prepared to respond publically and critically when 
he sees a discrepancy between the administration's statements and actions on 



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earmarks. I also had the feeling that he might talk more about infirmities in the 
AGIA approach. 

As you know, Senator Murkowski will give her speech to the Legislature on March 
18th. She would like to meet with you one-on-one to discuss relations among the 
elected principals, feeling that since she is not running for re-election this year, she 
might be in the best position to do this. 

I will brief Mike Tibbies in greater detail and would be glad to talk with you as well. 

P.S. 

We met this afternoon with the Human Resources Committee of the AFN. They 
would like very much to meet with you as well to discuss a number of federal and 
state issues that they reviewed with us. In the meantime, we will follow-up, as 
needed, with various Commissioners. 



Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
j wkatz@alaskadc . org . Thank you . 



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From: John Kate [jwkatz@ALASKADC.org] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 1:34 PM 

To: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Cc: Sam Bishop 

Subject: Re: Exxon Vaidez/Press Conference 




p.s. Senator Stevens has not yet posted the State's earmarks, contrary to what we 
were told initially. But, I think that Dillon will write his story anyway. 

Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
jwkatz@alaskadc.org . Thank you . 

>» On 2/25/2008 at 5:08 PM, in message < 1335228563- 1203977455- 
cardhu_decombobulator_blackberry.rim.net- 1974908569- 
@bxel03.bisx.prod.on.blackberry>, <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> wrote: 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Sent from my Blackberry® device irom cjenuiar une 

Original Message 

From: "John Katz" <jwkatzs@ALASKADC.org> 

Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 17:09:29 

To:"Governor Sarah Palin" <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 



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Cc:"Sam Bishop" <sbishop@ALASKADC.org> 
Subject: Exxon Valdez/ Press Conference 




Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
<mailto:jwkatz@alaskadc.org> jwkatz@alaskadc.org. Thank you . 



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From: John Katz Owkatz@ALASKADC.org] 
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 9:47 AM 
To: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 
Subject: Re: Latest Hamel Letter 

Governor, this is Bre, again. 

I have relayed the meeting time and place to Chuck Hamel and he says he has 
shaved and will be there on time. 

Have a good meeting. If you need us any further on this, or for any thing else, my 
direct dial number is 202.624.5993. Do not hesitate to contact us. 



Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
j wkatzfgialaskadc . org . Thank you . 



>» On 2/25/2008 at 1 1:55 AM, in message <702566792- 1203958643- 
cardhu_decombobulator„blackberry.rim.net-966521028- 
@bxel03.bisx.prod.on.blackberry>, <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> wrote: 

3:00 is better at the hotel,lobby 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 

Original Message 

From: "John Katz" <jwkat2@ALASKADC.org> 

Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 11:50:56 
To: <gov. sarah@yahooxom> 
Subject: Re: Latest Hamel Letter 



Governor, this is Bre. I am monitoring John's correspondence while he is out of 
the office. 

Upon reading your email, I spoke with Chuck Hamel and he indicated that he 
would be able to meet with you anytime after 1:30pm today - that's how long it 
would take him to get medically ready and travel to DC to meet with you. He 
promised that it would be a short meeting. 

If you could let me know a time that is truly convenient for you, I will relay that 
message to Mr. Hamel and try to set up an appointment for the two of you at the 
JW Marriott - if that is also convenient for you. 

He is awaiting my call with confirmation of a meeting time and place. 



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I appreciate the opportunity to assist you in whatever way you deem necessary. 
Bre 



Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
<mailto:jwkatz@alaskadc.org> jwkatz@alaskadc.org. Thank you . 

>» On 2/25/2008 at 10:29 AM, in message <1869910827-1203953535- 
cardhu_decombobulator_blackbeny.rim.net-285980012- 
@bxel03.bisx.prod.on.blackberry>, <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> wrote: 

I will be w/him for a very short meeting, dont want to get roped in to anything 
long and contentious. He can help me put pressure on state lawmakers to fund 
our PSIO office and BP corrosion suit issues that I just found out legilsators 
slashed in my budget. Pis let me know when he's available for a short mtg. 
Sent from my BlackBeny® device from Cellular One 

Original Message 

From: "John Katz" <jwkatz@ALASKADC.org> 

Date; Mon, 25 Feb 2008 09:43:45 
To:<gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 
Subject: Re: Latest Hamel Letter 



Regarding a meeting with Chuck, he left a request on my office voice mail over the 
weekend. He lives in Northern Virginia. He hasn f t been in good health, but I'm 
sure that he would make it to a DC meeting if you want him to do so. 

If you are interested, we could contact him and try to set something up at the JW 
Marriott. 

Regarding your question concerning new developments, I think Chuck's basic 
contention is that the State's regulators are unaware of several relevant 
circumstances, as reported by Chuck's network of workers. The attached letter 
to Congress seems to be a combination of situations where he alleges that the 
State has misunderstood the consequences of certain events or was unaware of 
them. 

Senator Stevens has asked me to meet with him this morning on earmarking 
policy and perhaps other issues. So, Larry and I will be out of the office for a 
while beginning at 10:30. If you want to meet with Chuck, Bre can help arrange 
a mutually convenient time. 



d I talked about events over the weekend. 
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believe that it would be bad for Alaska (and the nation). 



Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
<mailto:jwkatz@alaskadc.org> jwkatz@alaskadc.org. Thank you . 

»> On 2/25/2008 at 9:08 AM, in message < 1622308967-1203948677- 
cardhu_decombobulator Jslackberry, rim.net- 1 62088 1 026- 
@bxel03.bisx.prod.on.blackberry>, <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> wrote: 

I cant open his letter on blkberry, could u cut and paste it? Is Hamel here in DC? 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 

Original Message 

From: "John Kate" <jwkatz@ALASKADC.org> 

Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 08:51:33 

To:"Bruce F (DNR) Anders" <bruce.anders@alaska.gov> ? "Joe Balash" 
<joe.balash@alaska.gov>,"Jonne D (DNR) Slemons" 
<jonne.slemons@alaska.gov>/Marty Rutherford" 
<marty.rutherford@alaska.gov>,"Mike (DNR) Thompson" 
<mike.thompson@alaska.gov>,"Tom Irwin" <tom.irwin@alaska.gov> 
Cc:"Larry Persily" <lpersily@ALASKADC.org>,"Governor Sarah Palin" 
<gov. sarah@yahoo. com> 
Subject: Latest Hamel Letter 



Per Chuck Hamel r s request, I have attached his latest correspondence to 
Congressmen Dingell and Rahall seeking to rebut Commissioner Irwin's earlier 
letter to the House Energy Committee. 

I would be glad to discuss whether we should respond, and, if so, how. 

P.S. 

Governor, in a voice mail message, Mr, Hamel expressed his desire to meet with 

you during your DC trip. 



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From; John Katz Owkatz@ALASKADC.org] 
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 9:37 AM 
To: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Subject: Re: Latest Hamel Letter 

Bre will take care of this immediately. 

Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
jwkatz@alaskadc.org . Thank you . 



>» On 2/25/2008 at 11:55 AM, in message <702566792- 1203958643- 
cardhu_decombobulator_blackberry.rim.net-96652 1 028- 
@bxel03.bisx.prod.on.blackbeny>, <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> wrote: 

3:00 is better at the hotel,lobby 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 

Original Message 

From: "John Katz" <jwkat23@ALASKADC.org> 

Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 11:50:56 
To: <gov. sarah@yahoo.com> 
Subject: Re: Latest Hamel Letter 



Governor, this is Bre. I am monitoring John's correspondence while he is out of 
the office. 

Upon reading your email, I spoke with Chuck Hamel and he indicated that he 
would be able to meet with you anytime after 1:30pm today - that's how long it 
would take him to get medically ready and travel to DC to meet with you. He 
promised that it would be a short meeting. 

If you could let me know a time that is truly convenient for you, I will relay that 
message to Mr. Hamel and try to set up an appointment for the two of you at the 
JW Marriott - if that is also convenient for you. 

He is awaiting my call with confirmation of a meeting time and place. 

I appreciate the opportunity to assist you in whatever way you deem necessary. 

Bre 



Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 



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<mailto:jwkatz@alaskadc.org> jwkatz@alaskadc.org. Thank you . 

»> On 2/25/2008 at 10:29 AM, in message < 18699 10827- 1203953535- 
cardhu_decombobulator31ackbeny.rim.net-285980012- 
@bxel03.bisx.prod.on.blackberry>, <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> wrote: 

I will be w/him for a very short meeting, dont want to get roped in to anything 
long and contentious. He can help me put pressure on state lawmakers to fund 
our PSIO office and BP corrosion suit issues that I just found out legilsators 
slashed in my budget. Pis let me know when he's available for a short mtg. 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 

Original Message 

From: "John Katz" <jwkatz@ALASKADC.org> 

Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 09:43:45 
To : < go v. sarah@yahoo . com> 
Subject: Re: Latest Hamel Letter 

Regarding a meeting with Chuck, he left a request on my office voice mail over the 
weekend. He lives in Northern Virginia. He hasn't been in good health, but I'm 
sure that he would make it to a DC meeting if you want him to do so. 

If you are interested, we could contact him and try to set something up at the JW 
Marriott. 

Regarding your question concerning new developments, I think Chuck's basic 
contention is that the State's regulators are unaware of several relevant 
circumstances, as reported by Chuck's network of workers. The attached letter 
to Congress seems to be a combination of situations where he alleges that the 
State has misunderstood the consequences of certain events or was unaware of 
them. 

Senator Stevens has asked me to meet with him this morning on earmarking 
policy and perhaps other issues. So, Larry and I will be out of the office for a 
while beginning at 10:30. If you want to meet with Chuck, Bre can help arrange 
a mutually convenient time. 



Sam and I talked about events over the weekend. 



Privileged or Personal Material Redac 




Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
<mailto:jwkatz@alaskadc.org> jwkatz@alaskadc.org. Thank you . 



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>» 

i 



On 2/25/2008 at 9:08 AM, in message < 1622308967-1203948677- 
cardhu„decombobulator„blackberry.rim.net- 162088 1026- 
@bxel03.bisx.prod.on.blackberry>, <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> wrote: 

I cant open his letter on blkbeny, could u cut and paste it? Is Hamel here in DC? 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 

Original Message 

From: "John Katz" <jwkatz@ALASKADC.org> 

Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 08:51:33 

To;"Bruce F (DNR) Anders" <bruce.anders@alaska.gov>," Joe Balash" 
<joe.balash@alaska.gov>,"Jonne D (DNR) Slemons" 
<jonne.slemons@alaska.gov>,"Marty Rutherford" 
<marty.rutherford@alaska*gov>,"Mike (DNR) Thompson" 
<mike.thompson@alaska.gov>/'Tom Irwin" <tom.irwin@alaska.gov> 
Cc:"Lany Persily" <lpersily@ALASKADC.org>,"Governor Sarah Palin" 
<gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 
Subject: Latest Hamel Letter 



Per Chuck Hamers request, 1 have attached his latest correspondence to 
Congressmen Dingell and Rahall seeking to rebut Commissioner Irwin's earlier 
letter to the House Energy Committee. 

I would be glad to discuss whether we should respond, and, if so, how. 

P.S. 

Governor, in a voice mail message, Mr. Hamel expressed his desire to meet with 

you during your DC trip. 



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From: JohnKatz Owkatz@ALASKADC.org] 
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 7:51 AM 
To: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 
Subject: Re: Latest Hamel Letter 

Governor, this is Bre. I am monitoring John's correspondence while he is out of the 
office. 

Upon reading your email, I spoke with Chuck Hamel and he indicated that he would 
be able to meet with you anytime after 1:30pm today - that's how long it would take 
him to get medically ready and travel to DC to meet with you. He promised that it 
would be a short meeting. 

If you could let me know a time that is truly convenient for you, I will relay that 
message to Mr. Hamel and try to set up an appointment for the two of you at the JW 
Marriott - if that is also convenient for you. 

He is awaiting my call with confirmation of a meeting time and place. 

I appreciate the opportunity to assist you in whatever way you deem necessary. 

Bre 



Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
jwkatz@alaskadc.org . Thank you . 

>» On 2/25/2008 at 10:29 AM, in message < 1869910827-1203953535- 
cardhu_decombobulator_blackbeny.rim.net-285980012- 
@bxel03.bisx.prod.on.blackberry>, <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> wrote: 

I will be w/him for a very short meeting, dont want to get roped in to anything 
long and contentious. He can help me put pressure on state lawmakers to fund 
our PSIO office and BP corrosion suit issues that I just found out legilsators 
slashed in my budget. Pis let me know when he's available for a short mtg. 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 

Original Message 

From: "John Katz" <jwkatz@ALASKADC.org> 

Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 09:43:45 
To: <gov. sarah@yahoo.com> 
Subject: Re: Latest Hamel Letter 

Regarding a meeting with Chuck, he left a request on my office voice mail over 
the weekend. He lives in Northern Virginia. He hasn't been in good health, but 



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I'm sure that he would make it to a DC meeting if you want him to do so. 

If you are interested, we could contact him and try to set something up at the JW 
Marriott. 

Regarding your question concerning new developments, I think Chuck's basic 
contention is that the State's regulators are unaware of several relevant 
circumstances, as reported by Chuck's network of workers. The attached letter 
to Congress seems to be a combination of situations where he alleges that the 
State has misunderstood the consequences of certain events or was unaware of 
them. 

Senator Stevens has asked me to meet with him this morning on earmarking 
policy and perhaps other issues. So, Larry and I will be out of the office for a 
while beginning at 10:30. If you want to meet with Chuck, Bre can help arrange 

a mutually convenient time. 



Sam and I talked about events over the weekend. 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Privileged or Personal Material Redac 



Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
<mailto:jwkatz@alaskadc.org> jwkat2@alaskadc.org. Thank you . 

>» On 2/25/2008 at 9:08 AM, in message < 1622308967-1203948677- 
cardhu„decombobulator_blackberry.rim.net- 162088 1026- 
@bxel03.bisx.prod.on.blackberry>, <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> wrote: 

I cant open his letter on blkberry, could u cut and paste it? Is Hamel here in DC? 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 

Original Message— 

From: "John Katz" <jwkatz@ALASKADC.org> 

Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 08:51:33 

To: H Bruce F (DNR) Anders" <bruce.anders@alaska.gov>,"Joe Balash" 

<joe.balash@alaska.gov>/'Jonne D (DNR) Slemons" 

<jonne . slemons@alaska. go v> , " Marty Rutherford" 

<marty.rutherford@alaska.gov>,"Mike (DNR) Thompson" 

<mike.thompson@alaska.gov>/Tom Irwin" <tom.irwin@alaska.gov> 

Cc:"Larry Persily" <lpersily@ALASKADC.org>, f 'Governor Sarah Palm" 

<gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 

Subject: Latest Hamel Letter 



Per Chuck Hamel's request, I have attached his latest correspondence to 



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Congressmen Dingell and Rahall seeking to rebut Commissioner Irwin's earlier 
letter to the House Energy Committee. 

I would be glad to discuss whether we should respond, and, if so, how. 

RS. 

Governor, in a voice mail message, Mr. Hamel expressed his desire to meet with 

you during your DC trip. 



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From: John Katz Dwkatz@ALASKADC.org] 
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 5:44 AM 
To: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 
Subject: Re: Latest Hamel Letter 



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Regarding a meeting with Chuck, he left a request on my office voice mail over the 
weekend. He lives in Northern Virginia. He hasn't been in good health, but I'm sure 
that he would make it to a DC meeting if you want him to do so. 

If you are interested, we could contact him and try to set something up at the JW 
Marriott. 

Regarding your question concerning new developments, I think Chuck's basic 
contention is that the State's regulators are unaware of several relevant 
circumstances, as reported by Chuck's network of workers. The attached letter to 
Congress seems to be a combination of situations where he alleges that the State 
has misunderstood the consequences of certain events or was unaware of them. 

Senator Stevens has asked me to meet with him this morning on earmarking policy 
and perhaps other issues. So, Larry and I will be out of the office for a while 
beginning at 10:30. If you want to meet with Chuck, Bre can help arrange a 
mutually convenient time . 



Sam and I talked about events over the weekend. 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
jwkataglalaskadc. org . Thank you . 



>» On 2/25/2008 at 9:08 AM, in message < 1622308967-1203948677- 
cardhu_decombobulator_blackberry.rim.net- 162088 1026- 
@bxel03.bisx.prod.on.blackberry>, <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> wrote: 

I cant open his letter on blkberty, could u cut and paste it? Is Hamel here in DC? 

Sent from my BlackBeny® device from Cellular One 

Original Message 

From: "John Katz" <jwkat23@AlASKADC.org> 

Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 08:51:33 

To:"Bruce F (DNR) Anders" <bruce.anders@alaska.gov>,"Joe Balash" 

<joe.balash@alaska.gov>,"Jonne D (DNR) Slemons" 



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<jonne. slemons@alaska. gov> , " Marty Rutherford" 
<max1y.mtherford@alaska.gov>,'' Mike (DNR) Thompson" 
<mike.thompson@alaska.gov>/'Tom Irwin" <tom.irwin@alaska.gov> 
Cc:"Lany Persily" <lpersily@ALASKADC.org>,"Governor Sarah Palin" 
<gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 
Subject: Latest Hamel Letter 



Per Chuck Hamel's request, I have attached his latest correspondence to 
Congressmen Dingell and Rahall seeking to rebut Commissioner Irwin's earlier 
letter to the House Energy Committee. 

I would be glad to discuss whether we should respond, and, if so, how. 

P.S. 

Governor, in a voice mail message, Mr. Hamel expressed his desire to meet with 
you during your DC trip. 



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From: John Kate [jwkatz@ALASKADC.org] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 12:52 PM 

To: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Cc: Michael Tibbies; Larry Persily; Janice Mason; krisjDerry@gov.state.ak.us 

Subject: Re: Congressional Delegation Relations - PRIVILEGED ANDCONFIDENTIAL - 
ATTORNEY/CLIENT PRIVILEGE 

They did not tell us about last week's meeting. This was the human resources 
component of AFN. So, perhaps they feel their issues should be addressed 
separately. They had quite a few items on their agenda ranging from rural law 
enforcement to federal legislation. 

Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
jwkatz@alaskadc.or g. Thank you . 



>» On 2/25/2008 at 4:25 PM, in message <1731715035-1203974863- 
cardhu_decombobTalator_blackberry,rim.net- 17151 18857- 
@bxel03.bisx.prod.on.blackbeny>, <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> wrote: 

Thank you. And did the AFN folks tell you I and cabinet members/ assistants met 

with them last week during their board mtg? 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 

Original Message 

From: "John Katz" <jwkat2@ALASKADC.org> 

Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 16:01:15 

To:"Governor Sarah Palin" <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 

Cc:"Michael Tibbies" <michael.tibbles@alaska.gov>,"Larry Persily" 

<lpersily@ALASKADC.org> ) "Janice Mason" 
<janice_mason^ov.state.ak.us>,<kris_perry@gov.state.ak.us> 
Subject: Congressional Delegation Relations - PRIVILEGED AND 
CONFIDENTIAL - ATTORNEY/ CLIENT PRIVILEGE 

At Senator Stevens' request, Larry and I met this morning with Senator 
Murkowski and him, plus various staff from all three offices to discuss the gas 
pipeline and Congressional earmarks, particularly in the transportation area. 
The meeting was difficult but useful. 

There are fundamental differences between the State and the Congressional 
delegation on the gas pipeline. In my opinion, these differences are not the 
product of inadequate information. Rather, they reflect differences of opinion 
about AGIA and about what is possible in DC concerning the bridge shipper, 
changes in the loan guarantee, and the risk of re-opening existing federal law. 
There was also discussion of whether TransCanada can be held liable for costs 



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incurred by the original pipeline consortium formed many years ago. 



We raised the possibility that these differences might dissipate once the AGIA 
process has been completed. Both TransCanada and the producers have said 
that they want to work with each other, and there is a good likelihood that the 
issue of fiscal certainty will be addressed once we know what the State is dealing 
with. Senator Stevens believes that ConocoPhillips might file an application 
directly with FERC. 

Regarding earmarks. Senator Stevens thinks that there is a difference between 
what the State says and does on earmarks. I responded that we don't see all 
earmarks as bad, only those where there is no strong federal nexus or public 
support and where there is no open and transparent process. In particular, I 
cited your response to Carl Marrs and our 31 earmark requests, all of which 
satisfy applicable requirements. 

Then, the discussion switched to transportation earmarks. The delegation wants 
DOTPF to communicate more with local governments about the status of their 
earmarks. We also talked about how requirements of the Federal Highway 
Administration play into the process. 

We said that DOTPF is preparing an analysis of all pending transportation 
earmarks so that the delegation can see their current status and why some of 
them have not been implemented. We also asked for early consultation between 
the Congressional delegation and us to resolve problems before they arise in 
federal law. 

Senator Stevens said that he is prepared to respond publically and critically when 
he sees a discrepancy between the administration's statements and actions on 
earmarks. I also had the feeling that he might talk more about infirmities in the 
AGIA approach. 

As you know, Senator Murkowski will give her speech to the Legislature on March 
18th. She would like to meet with you one-on-one to discuss relations among the 
elected principals, feeling that since she is not running for re-election this year, 
she might be in the best position to do this. 

I will brief Mike Tibbies in greater detail and would be glad to talk with you as 
well. 

P.S. 

We met this afternoon with the Human Resources Committee of the AFN. They 
would like very much to meet with you as well to discuss a number of federal and 
state issues that they reviewed with us. In the meantime, we will follow-up, as 
needed, with various Commissioners. 



Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
<mailto:jwkat2@alaskadc.org> jwkata@alaskadc.org. Thank you . 



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Unknown 

From: John Katz Owkatz@ALASKADC.org] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 12:11 PM 

To: Governor Sarah Palin 

Cc: Beth C (GOV) Leschper, Karen Rehfeld; Michael Tibbies; Sharon W (GOV) Leighow; Larry Persily; 
kris_perry@gov.state.ak.us 

Subject: State Earmarks/Stevens' Posting 

Senator Stevens has just posted the State's 31 earmark requests on his website. I 
think he believes that this will point out the discrepancy between your statements 
and our actions. 

As I said to him this morning, I don't see any problem with the posting. We believe 
that all of our earmarks pass muster in terms of the criteria the Congressional 
delegation and the Bush administration have espoused, / 



Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
j wkatz@alaskadc . org . Thank you . 



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From: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FlRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN==SWLEIGHOW] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 10:42 AM 

To: Leschpen Beth (GOV); ExternalEmailgsp; Palin; Sarah (GOV sponsored) 

Cc: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: RE: NBC 

They just called me 

Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 

465-4031 Juneau 
269-7450 Anchorage 
240-7943 cell 

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From: Leschper, Beth (GOV) 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 10:42 AM 

To: ExternalEmailgsp; Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 

Cc: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV); Mason, Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: NBC 

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams is interested m a one-on-one interview with you about Exxon Valdez. 
I suggested right after tomorrow's Exxon Valdez news conference. 

\t would be 10- 15 minutes. 

If you would like to do this, Sharon can give the producer a call and make the arrangements. 

Beth 



Sharon: 
Mike Kosnar 
202-309-8578 



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From: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) [/O=S0A/0U=FlRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=SWLEIGHOW] 
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 11:08 AM 

To: ExternalEmailgsp; Leschper; Beth (GOV); Palin; Sarah (GOV sponsored) 

Cc: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: RE: NBC 

I will call the producer. I would suggest after the press conference so everything is 
fresh. 



Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 



465-4031 Juneau 
269-7450 Anchorage 
240-7943 cell 



Original Message 

From : gov. sarah@yahoo . com [mailto : gov . sarah@yahoo . com] 
Sent: Monday, February 25 f 2008 11:03 AM 
To: Leschper, Beth (GOV); Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 
Cc: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV); Mason, Janice L (GOV) 
Subject: Re: NBC 



Either after the press conf on Exxon tomorrow?... Or even today, tomorrow before press 
conf? 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



— . Original Message 

From: gov . sarahQyahoo . com 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 19:45:53 

To: "Beth Leschper" <beth.leschper@alaska.gov>, govpalin@alaska.gov 

Cc: "Sharon Leighow" <sharon.leighow@alaska.gov>, "Janice Mason" <janice.mason@alaska.gov> 

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Subject: Re: NBC 



Oh yeah, thank you! 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Leschper, Beth (GOV)" <beth. leschper@alaska.gov> 



Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 10:41:50 

To: Sarah Palin <gov.sarah@yahoo.com>, govpalin@alaska.gov 

Cc:"Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)" <sharon.leighow@alaska.gov>, "Mason, Janice L (GOV)" 
<j anice .mason@alaska ♦ gov> 

Subject: NBC 



NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams is interested in a one-on-one interview with you 
about Exxon Valdez. 

I suggested right after tomorrow's Exxon Valdez news conference. 



It would be 10- 15 minutes. 



If you would like to do this, Sharon can give the producer a call and make the 
arrangements. 



Beth 



Sharon: 
Mike Kosnar 
202-309-8578 



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Unknown 

From: John Katz Qwkatz@ALASKADC.org] 
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 9:30 AM 
To: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 
Subject: Re: Message for Governor Palin 

111 convey to Dillon the four messages contained in your two emails. Sounds like 
you did some good missionary work on all issues. 

Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
jwkatz@alaskadc.org . Thank you . 



>» On 2/25/2008 at 11:06 AM, in message <1538892101 : 1203955709- 
cardhu„decombobulator_blackberty.rim.net- 199059 1799- 
;bxel03.bisx.prod.on.blackberry>, <gov.sarah@yahoo,com> wrote: 

Also for dillion- speaking with DOT folks incl hearing from Secretary on 

earmarks- she wants them eliminated and Ak is on right track w earmark reform 

support 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 

Original Message 

From: "John Katz" <jwkatz@ALASKADC.org> 

Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 08:43:47 
To:<mike.tibbles@alaska.gov>,<HamelChuck@cs.com> 
Subject: Re: Message for Governor Palin 

Chuck, per your request, I will distribute your letter to Congressman Dingell to 
the appropriate State people. Thanks for letting us know. 



>» On 2/24/2008 at 5:20 PM, in message <c0f.lflc062b.34f347a4@cs.com>, 
<HamelChuck@cs.com> wrote: 

Dear Governor: 

I missed meeting with you during your visit last November. 
Hope you may squeeze me into your schedule this week. 
I regret the embarrassment that may emanate for your 
Administration by Commissioner Irwin's improperly 
researched letter to Chairmen Dingell and Rahall. 

Another Congressional release on BP gross negligence in Prudhoe 
operations soon will identify gross, 'inept', oversight by regulators 
ADNR, PSIO, AKOSH, and the Fire Marshall. 



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If you don't halt Reconfiguration of Pump Station #3 promptly 
90 % of Alaska's annual revenue may be in periL You publicly 
stated that NO PUMP #3 CONSTRUCTION WOULD PROCEED 
ON YOUR STATE LAND until Pump #9 is operating properly and 
safely. Pump #9 has serious 'identified' problems which ould cause 
disruption of the oil flow through the TAPS this winter. 

As I told you on the phone last year, I have a plan for your 
oversight (along with the BP shareholders) to protect your 
interests (beyond your regulators) without any expense for 
the State. 

Chuck Hamel 703-549-0515 



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From: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) [/0==SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=SWLEIGHOW] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 11:28 AM 

To: 'gov.sarahigyahoo.com' 

Cc: Leschper; Beth (GOV); Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: NBC tomorrow at noon 

Governor- 

Apparently the National Press Club does not allow for one on one interviews. NBC would like to 
know if they can interview you back at the Marriott at noon. 

Sharon Lefghow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 

465-4031 Juneau 
269-7450 Anchorage 
240-7943 ceil 



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From: John Katz Owkatz@ALASKADC.org] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 12:59 PM 

To: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Cc: Beth Leschper; Karen Rehfeld; Michael Tibbies; Randy Ruaro; Russ Kelly; Sharon Leighow; Larry 
Persily; krisjDerry@gov.state.ak.us 

Subject: Re: State Earmarks/Stevens' Posting 

Dillon just interviewed me on the state's reaction to Senator Stevens' posting. I said 
what you just mentioned and then elaborated in terms of your response to Carl 
Marrs and what we actually did in our budget requests. If he gets it right - and he 
usually does - I think we'll have a good response. 

I also conveyed your four messages. He said that his article was done but that 
he would include them on his blog. 

Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
j wkatz@,alaskadc . org . Thank you . 

>» On 2/25/2008 at 4:35 PM, in message <1792361565-1203975491- 
cardhu__decombobulator_blackberry.rim.net- 181 8536930- 
@bxel03.bisx.prod.on.blackbeny> > <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> wrote: 

This could put to rest those complaints that we are hypocritical be some are 
claiming we recently asked for 141 earmarks - more than other admins have 
asked for... and we knew that was not true. 

Does the senator think he's punishing us for this by posting our requests? I look 
at this as a good thing and was just thanked this weekend by the Transportation 
secretary and Sen. McCain for showing leadership on this. Pres Bush also 
acknowledged Alaska and asked us Gov's today to do what we can to help with 
needed reform in committees where earmark abuse previously was the norm. He 
was all about transparency and public discussion on earmark projects- he 
sounded just like us. 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 

Original Message 

From: "John Katz" <jwkatz@ALASKADC.org> 

Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 16:11:07 

To:"Governor Sarah Palin" <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 

Cc: H Beth C (GOV) Leschper" <beth.leschper@alaska.gov>V'Karen Rehfeld" 

<karen_rehfeld@alaska.gov>/'Michael Tibbies" 

<michael.tibbles@alaska.gov>/Sharon W (GOV) Leighow" 

<sharon.leighow@alaska.gov>,"Larry Persily" 

<lpersily@ALASKADC.org>,<kris„perry@gov.state.ak.us> 



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Subject: State Earmarks/ Stevens 1 Posting 



Senator Stevens has just posted the State's 31 earmark requests on his website. 
I think he believes that this will point out the discrepancy between your 
statements and our actions. 

As I said to him this morning, I don f t see any problem with the posting. We 
believe that all of our earmarks pass muster in terms of the criteria the 
Congressional delegation and the Bush administration have espoused. 

Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
<mailto:jwkatz@alaskadc.org> jwkatz@alaskadc.org. Thank you . 



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ISM 



From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 12:54 PM 

To; Kreitzer; Annette E (DOA) 

Subject: Re: PSEA contract 



Privileged or Persona! Material Redacted 



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Original Message 

From: "Kreitzer, Annette E (DOA) " <annette.kreitzer@alaska.gov> 



Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 12:16:41 

To: "Tibbies, Michael A (GOV)" <mike. tibbles@alaska.gov> 

Cc ; gov . sarah@yahoo . com 

Subject; PSEA contract 



Re: the email below - The PSEA negotiations will get political and they will get 
unnecessarily ugly, it appears. Because when the State and PSEA get to impasse, this 
union has binding arbitration, there's really no need to get mad at the Administration 
(Governor or me) ,' We simply go to an arbitrator and the decision is binding on the State 
and the union. 

We will bring our final offer to the table this Thursday and Friday and request a federal 
mediator if PSEA is unwilling to consider it (which is likely based on my discussion with 
Business Manager John Cyr yesterday) . If the mediator is unable to make progress, we 
schedule binding arbitration. I don't understand PSEA's strategy with a 90-day session, 
(and the necessity to get monetary terms to the Legislature before they go home) but here 
we go. 

ak 



From: Beecher, Carol L (DOA) 
Sent; Tuesday, February 26, 2008 11:40 AM 
To: Kreitzer, Annette E (DOA); Petro, Rachael A (DOA); Brooks, Kevin A (DOA) 



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Cc: Frye, Ivy J (DOA) 

Subject: Legislative Contact - Rep Meyer's Office 



Hello All: 



I received a call from Susan Fischetti about a Wildlife Trooper in Sitka who wrote to 
Representative Meyer asking him to put pressure on Commissioner Kreitzer in the PSEA union 
negotiations. The call was basically an FYI. She plans to respond to him by telling him 
that the Representative supports the troopers but cannot get involved in union 

negotiations . 



I told her that she could speak with Kevin Brooks about the issue. She said she didn't 
feel there was a need - but she has his number. 



No action needed at this time. 



CB 



Carol Beecher 

Special Assistant to the Commissioner 

Department of Administration 

carol .beecher@alaska.gov <mailto:carol.beecher@alaska.gov> 



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From: Shelly Wright [sheHyw@seconference.org] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 9;09 PM 

To: thenderson@coeur.com; dkerr@coeur.com; Gary.Droubay@Goldbelt.com; pgriffin@fs.fed.us; 

Johnson.Stephen@epa.gov; Susan.L.Murphy@usace.army.mil; KevinJ.Wilson@usace.army.mil; 
Governor Sarah Palm (GOV sponsored); Hartig; Lawrence L (DEC); Balash; Joseph R (GOV); 
Kate_Williams@stevens.senate.gov; Nathan_Bergerbest@murkowski.senate.gov; 
Kevin. V,Kennedy@mail.house.gov; Connie_McKenzie@stevens.senate.gov 

Subject: Letter of Support for Coeur 

For your information this letter of Support to Solicitor General Clement was sent by Southeast 
Conference on behalf of Coeur Alaska. 

Shelly Wright, Executive Director 

Southeast Conference 

P.O. Box 21989 

Juneau, Alaska 99802 

907.523.2327 Phone 907.463.5670 Fax 

Alaska Regional Development ORganization (ARDOR) 



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Unknown 

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 12:35 PM 

To: timothymacdonald@hotmail.com 

Subject: RE: Budget 

Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or 
information you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is 
unable to respond to each and every email herself, your message has been received and is 
being reviewed by the appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your 
need, suggestion, or comment. 



Original Message 

From : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 9:00 AM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Budget 



Web mail from: Timothy MacPonald 
address: 324 Skyridge Dr. Fairbanks AK 99712 
231-414-0156 



MESSAGE : 

Dear Governor Palin, 

Thank you for doing such a good as governor. I appreciate your efforts and it doesn't 
seem as much like business as usual. 

I'd like you to consider an option for our current budget surplus. We don't have a 
lottery but we do have the oil on the North Slope and we do have hig oil prices. Each 
year there is a big issue of funding education and how much to give or not give. I'd like 
you to consider, Steve Cowpers plan to establish an educational endowment with the 
surplus. IF projections are correct, 5 Billion dollars over the next couple of years 
would result in 10 or 12 Billion dollars in 10 more years. The revenues off the 
investment of this amount would almost fund Education in the state. The problem is that 
it is difficult to get legislators to put off spending today that which will benefit us 
tomorrow . 

Can you imagine having an additional 1-1.5 Billion a year to fund education? We might 
even get to the point as is Georgia, where students who perform well during their high 
school years will be supported with in state tuition grants, from this very fund. 

I know it would be a hard sell to bank the money and not let people spend it. As a 
republican and fiscal conservative, I'm willing to put off extra spending now to grow a 
golden future for education and the children of our State. 



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Thank you, 
Tim MacDonald 



timothymacdonald@hotmail . com 



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Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 12:22 PM 
Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 
Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
FW: Other 



Original Message 



From : WebMail@gov . state . ak , us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 12:08 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Matthew Champagne 

address: 4 Harborough Circle Bella Vista AR 72714 



MESSAGE: 



Would you accept John McCain's offer to be his vice Presidential running mate? 



Based upon what I've read about you, you'd be an excellant candidate. 



procraf tl85@cox . net 



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From: Governor Sarah Paiin (GOV sponsored) [governor@aiaska.gov] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 12:16 PM 

To: comtrpnicsalaska@hotmail.com 

Subject: RE: Other 

Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or 
information you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is 
unable to respond to each and every email herself, your message has been received and is 
being reviewed by the appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your 
need, suggestion, or comment . 



Original Message 

From : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us] 
Sent; Monday, February 25, 2008 1:31 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Mr, glen fryfogle 
address: 900 e seldon wasilla AK 99654 
841 0620 



MESSAGE : 

BRAVO , proud of you 

From what I saw at , and concerning the governors conf . 

Truly deeply and sincerely yours at least on 

this issue. 



GLEN FRYFOGLE 



P.S. paul/palin palin/paul? 



coratronicsalaska@hotmail . com 



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From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 12:13 PM 

To: nobullblonde@hotmail.com 

Subject: RE: Other 

Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or 
information you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is 
unable to respond to each and every email herself; your message has been received and is 
being reviewed by the appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your 
need, suggestion, or comment. 



Original Message 

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us] 
Sent : Monday, February 25 , 2008 3 : 08 PM 
To; Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Ms. Alycia Thomas 

address: 13820 Hunterwood Lane Eagle River AK 99577 



MESSAGE 



I just wanted to congratulate Governor Palin for her excellent interview in Vogue's 
February 2008 issue, when I first saw the article, I was dreading the expected portrayal 
of Alaska and Governor Palin. My dread was not due to anything in regards to Governor 
Palin/ as I feel she is doing a wonderful job as governor. It was more due to how it seems 
many newspapers and magazines tend to take potshots at Alaska (especially the pipeline 
issue) whenever they can. But as I read the article, I was pleasantly surprised and 
impressed by the answers given by Governor Palin and the view of Alaska that Vogue 
included in the article. Thank you Governor Palin, for all your hard work and for 
representing Alaska so well. 



Sincerely, 



Alycia Thomas 



nobullblonde@hotmail . com 



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Cc: 

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Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 12:04 PM 
Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 
Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
FW: Other 



Original Message 



From : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us [mailto : WebMail@gov , state . ak . us] 
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 8:47 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Mr. Marty Hall 

address: 872 Goldfinch Rd Fairbanks AK 97709 



9074796493 



MESSAGE : 



Governor Palin, 



That national political scene may be a tempting plum, but we need you here at home. Your 
the best thing to hit the Juneau scene in many a year, but your job is not done. 



Besides, First Dude would have a hard time running the Iron Dog around the Beltway.... 



Stay here... your an Alaskan appreciated by Alaskans 



Thanks , 

Marty" Hall 



mj hall@alaskarcs . com 



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Cc: 

Subject: 



msaa 



gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 7:48 AM 

Anders; Bruce F (DNR); Irwin; Tom E (DNR) 

Rutherford; Marty K(DNR) 

Re: ANCSA Board follow-up 



Looks great, we can have signature machine sign for me thanks 



Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 



From: "Anders, Bruce F (DNR)" <bruce.anders@alaska.gov> 



Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 06:57:36 

To:ExternalEmailgsp <gov.sarah@yahoo.com>, "Irwin, Tom E (DNR) " <tom. irwin@alaska.gov> 

Cc: "Rutherford, Marty K (DNR)" <marty. rutherf ord@alaska.gov> 

Subject: ANCSA Board follow-up 



Governor , 



Tom and I (and especially you) had a 
anyway owe them a s incere thank you. 

Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



very warm recepti on from the ANCSA board. Tom and X 

' ' ^"^"^' . — fc * m 



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Check out the attached draft, see i f it fits with your vision. 

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It is attached as a word doc, but also pasted below if you are on Blackberry 



Thanks , 
Bruce 



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Dear ANCSA CEO Board Members, 



Thank you for your gracious time in attention on February 15 for hosting Department of 
Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin, Gasline Team Member Bruce Anders, and myself for 
a presentation about the Administration' s progress in facilitating the construction of an 
Alaska natural gas pipeline. 



The importance of this gasline project is known to every Alaskan, and soon, to the rest of 
the nation. For it is not just Alaskans that need the vast reserves of North Slope 
natural gas to get to market, to invigorate our heretofore oil-reliant revenue stream. 
Just as we Alaskans need to transition to development of our natural gas resources to fund 
our economy, heat our homes, schools and businesses, America needs our gas, too. America 
needs price relief, and it needs the energy security offered by this safe, reliable, clean 
form of energy. 

I would like to emphasize to you one important aspect of the gasline project that 
Commissioner Irwin and Mr. Anders took care to explain. The State's and the ANCSA 
corporations' interests are closely aligned. For all of us, it is not enough just to 
facilitate the construction of a gasline. We must work to facilitate the construction of 

the right gasline - one built based upon fair and equitable commercial terms that maximize 
the interests of the owners of those resources. 

These terms were the fundamental principles of AGIA, which passed with the overwhelming 
support of the Alaska Legislature. By requiring project milestones, AGIA moves the 
project beyond the obstacles that have so far impeded progress. AGIA' s access and 
expansion provisions guarantee that explorers enjoy equal footing with North Slope major 
producers when it comes to resource development. AGIA effectively controls transportation 
costs, so that whether or not an explorer owns pipeline equity will not drive exploration 
and development economics. 



These construction, access, and rate-making provisions ensure that market conditions, not 
the corporate needs of an integrated energy company, maximize exploration and ensure 
continued reliable gas flow. The State of Alaska, and other North Slope landowners such 
as ANCSA corporations, have vested and allied interests in assuring that the AGIA 
requirements are incorporated into any gas pipeline project. Further, through the 7(i) 
revenue sharing provisions, all ANSCA corporations, and not just those with gas -prone land 
ownership interests, have a stake. 



We sincerely appreciate the ANCSA CEO Board's past support of the Alaska natural gas 
pipeline project. But we have a ways to go, and we have some vocal critics. So we need 
your continued help. At this juncture, we would sincerely appreciate the Board's 
continued backing of an AGIA project and specifically, the Board's support for a project 
that satisfies the important AGIA principles. Only an AGIA- compliant pipeline will ensure 
timely construction, reasonable access and expansion provisions, and a low tariff, 

Alaskans would benefit , the ANCSA Corporations would benefit, and the nation would 
benefit. 



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Please use Bruce Anders at 269-8775 as your contact for facilitating future discussions or 
issues of concern to the Board. I thank you again for your time and attention to this 
most important of issues. 



/s/ 

Sarah Palin 

Governor 



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From: Leschper, Beth (GOV) [beth.leschper@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 5:28 PM 

To: ExternalEmailgsp; Palin; Sarah (GOV sponsored) 

Cc: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: FW: Your Meeting 

Thought you might like to read this! 

Beth 

From: Noel Kolak [mailto:kolak@hoover.stanford.edu] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 4:29 PM 
To: Leschper, Beth (GOV) 
Subject: Re: Your Meeting 

Dear Beth, 

Thank you for your e-mail I have just returned home this evening to Santa Fe, New Mexico, 
after being in Washington for our meeting, and was thinking on the plane that one of the first 
people to whom I wanted to write was you. 

Governor Palin was absolutely fantastic. Her talk was excellent. (It was obvious that someone 
had done some research on the Hoover Institution -- which was great!) and she did a superb job 
during the Q&A. I heard people afterward saying things like "She's a real fireball. We need 
more people in government like her," Other adjectives I heard were "genuine, unaffected, 
straightforward, thoughtful." She was, in other words, a total success. I hope you will convey to 
her our deep appreciation for having made time for us in her schedule. 

The meeting was, overall, from the accounts that I am hearing, a real success, and Governor 
Palin was a very important part of it all. 

Again, many, many thanks for all your help. Janice Mason was hugely helpful, too. Please 
convey my thanks to her as well 

All the very best, 

Noel 



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At 06:19 PM 2/26/2008, you wrote: 

Just checking to see how your meeting went! 

1 know you put in incredible effort to make it a success. 

When you get the opportunity, let me know how Gov. Palin's remarks went 
And please send me the audio/video when it's available. 

With Warmest Regards, 
Beth 



Beth Leschper 

Deputy Communications Director 

Office of the Governor 

State of Alaska 

907-465-3443 

907-723-1321 



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From: Dr. David Head [head@nshcorp.org] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 1;52 PM 

To: Bailey; Frank T (GOV) 

Cc: Palin; Sarah H (GOV) 

Subject: State Medical Board 
Hi Frank, 

I was just checking if I am still on the State Medical Board. Have I been reappointed, or has someone 
been appointed to take my place, The next meeting is coming up the first week of April, and I need to 
know if I am still chairing the meeting, and if I will need to make arrangements to my schedule to attend. 

Thanks 

David Head, M.D. 

Chair, Alaska State Medical Board 



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From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] • 

Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 12:05 PM 

To: James A. Farr 

Subject: RE: STATE BUDGET SURPLUS 

Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, The concerns, opinions, and/or information you 
have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is unable to respond to each and 
every email herself, your message has been received and is being reviewed by the appropriate staff 
person in this office who can best address your need, suggestion, or comment 



From: James A. Farr [mailto:jamesfarr@alaska.com] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 7:45 PM 

To: Palin, Sarah H (GOV); Parnell, Sean R (GOV); Ellis, Johnny (LAA); Rep_Les„Gara@legis.state.ak.us 

Subject: STATE BUDGET SURPLUS 

I suggest that ALL state budget surplus funds this year be spent toward addressing the current 
unfunded state pension liabilities in PERS, TERS, and any other similar state-obligation pension funds. 

We easily may not have a surplus in future years, when these unfunded pension liabilities can really 
come back to haunt us. Good financial planning, I suggest, means that we completely fund the state's 
pension liabilities while we have the surplus money to do so. 

Thank you. 

James A. Farr 

Mailing Address: 
PO Box 201839 
Anchorage AK 99520 

Physical address 
337 E4th Ave 
Anchorage AK 



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From: Bailey, Frank T (GOV) (/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GR0UP/CN=RECIP1ENTS/CN=FTBAILEY] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 7:48 PM 

To: 'gov.sarah@yahoo.com' 

Subject: Re: Yukon Panel 

Thank you. Great job on tv tonight. Did you hear about assemblymembers coffee and star? 

Details are sketchy but a recorded conversation picked up by KUDO is involved. 



Original Message 

From; gov, sarah@yahoo .com <gov.sarah@yahoo.com> 

To: Bailey, Frank T (GOV) 

Cc; Crome, Cora J (GOV); Nizich, Michael A (GOV) 

Sent: Tue Feb 26 18:24:50 2008 

Subject: Re; Yukon Panel 



I dont know any of the names mentioned... but do trust that they're good choices. Thanks' 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Bailey, Frank T (GOV)" <frank.bailey@alaska.gov> 



Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 16:00:34 
To : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 

Cc:"Crome, Cora J (GOV)" <cora.crome@alaska.gov>, "Nizich, Michael A (GOV)" 
<mike .nizich@alaska.gov> 

Subject: Yukon Panel . 



Governor, 



We'd like your approval to appoint members for the Yukon River Panel Advisory Committee 
(YRPAC) . The Committee's focus is conservation of Yukon River salmon stocks, develops 
management programs, identifies restoration/enhancement opportunities, and administers the 
Yukon River Salmon Restoration and Enhancement Fund. 



The names below are carefully selected by ADF&G to balance the needs of the upper and 

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lower river users and fit the statutory requirement of the Committee. The panel is 
comprised 8 members, 4 for the lower river and 4 for the upper river, of 2 of which must 
be AK Native non-profits. 



Recommendations for reappointment are for Shirley Clark, Angela Demientieff , Jennifer 
Hooper, Joseph Strongheart Sr,, Mike Smith and Virgil Umphenour. 



Recommendations for new appointment are Richard Carol and Erik Weingarth. 

All names meet requirements to serve on the YRPAC and provide a good balance of historical 

knowledge of issues and new representation. 



Frank Bailey 

Director, Boards and Commissions 
Office of Governor Sarah Palin 
907.465.3934 - Juneau 
907.269.7450 - Anchorage 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 6:25 PM 

To: Bailey; Frank T (GOV) 

Cc: Crome; Cora J (GOV); Nizich; Michael A (GOV) 

Subject: Re: Yukon Panel 

I dont know any of the names mentioned... but do trust that they're good choices. Thanks! 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Bailey, Frank T (GOV) » <f rank.bailey@alaska.gov> 



Date; Tue, 26 Feb 2008 16:00:34 

To : gov. sarah@yahoo . com 

Cc: "Crome, Cora J (GOV)" <cora.crome@alaska.gov>, "Nizich, Michael A (GOV)" 
<mike . nizich@alaska. gov> 

Subject: Yukon Panel 



Governor, 



We'd like your approval to appoint members for the Yukon River Panel Advisory Committee 
(YRPAC) . The Committee's focus is conservation of Yukon River salmon stocks, develops 
management programs, identifies restoration/enhancement opportunities, and administers the 
Yukon River Salmon Restoration and Enhancement Fund. 



The names below are carefully selected by ADF&G to balance the needs of the upper and 
lower river users and fit the statutory requirement of the Committee. The panel is 
comprised 8 members, 4 for the lower river and 4 for the upper river, of 2 of which must 
be AK Native non-profits. 



Recommendations for reappointment are for Shirley Clark, Angela Demientieff , Jennifer 
Hooper, Joseph Strongheart Sr., Mike Smith and Virgil Umphenour. 



Recommendations for new appointment are Richard Carol and Erik Weingarth 



All names meet requirements to serve on the YRPAC and provide a good balance of historical 
knowledge of issues and new representation. 



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Frank Bailey 

Director, Boards and Commissions 



Office of Governor Sarah Palin 



907.465.3934 - Juneau 



907.269.7450 - Anchorage 



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Unknown 

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 2:33 PM 

To; milt3345@bellsouth.net 

Subject: RE: Other 

Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or 
information you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is 
unable to respond to each and every email herself, your message has been received and is 
being reviewed by the appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your 
need, suggestion, or comment. 



Original Message 

From : ' WebMail@gov . state . ak . us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us] 
Sent: Tuesday; February 26, 2008 2:49 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from; Mr. MILTON BROOME 

address: 4107 WELLINGTON HILLS LANE Snellville GA 30039 
770-921-6762 



MESSAGE : 

Ms. Palin, 

Just a note to wish you and your family a great 2 008 even if I am late. Rush Limbaugh 
mentioned your name today and I was reminded of the fact you are a lifetime member of the 
NRA, a mom , and a pioneer first woman governor of Alaska. 

Keep up the good work there. We have Gov. Perdue in Georgia to keep the Democrats in 
check. 

Milton Broome 

Snellville Ga. 



milt3.345@bellsouth.net 



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From: Governor Sarah Paltn (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 2:08 PM 

To: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Cc: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: FW: Other 



Original Message 

From: WebMail@gov. state, ak. us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 2:22 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from; Mr. Patrick Conaway 

address: 16 Lucerne Avenue Fort Mitchell KY 41017 



MESSAGE ; 

Hello Madam Governor- 



I have been following your fortunes for many months now and believe you would be an 
excellent addition to the 2008 Republican presidential ticket. I'm guessing you would run 
as vice president but I think I would also be open to a female president if Senator McCain 
is willing to step aside and run as vp. 



I think you would be an excellent balance to Senator McCain and hope you would be willing 
to give serious consideration to the idea if you are asked. 



Best wishes always- 
Patrick Conaway 



RPatricklOG@yahoo . com 



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From: 

Sent: 
To: 
Cc: 
Subject: 



Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [/0=SO/VOU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=GOVERNOR] 

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 12:23 PM 

Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

FW: Other 



Original Message* 



From: WebMailGgov. state, ak. us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us} 
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 11:51 AM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Ms. Patty Russell 

address: 7720 Benson Road Carroll OH 43112 



614-228-0234 



MESSAGE: 



Dear Governor , 



I hope that Senator McCain will be astute enough to consider you for Vice-President this 
fall. If so, I do hope that you will decide in favor of all of the conservatives in 
America who are longing for a strong advocate. God bless you and your family and all of 
your endeavors. Thanks for listening. 



Patty Rusell 



prussell@ameritech . net 



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Unknown 

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=GOVERNOR] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 2:08 PM 

To: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Cc: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: FW: Other 



Original Message 

From: WebMail@gov. state. ak, us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state. ak. us] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 2:22 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Mr. Patrick Conaway 

address: 16 Lucerne Avenue Fort Mitchell KY 41017 



MESSAGE: 

Hello Madam Governor- 



I have been following your fortunes for many months now and believe you would be an 
excellent addition to the 2008 Republican presidential ticket. I'm guessing you would run 
as vice president but I think I would also be open to a female president if Senator McCain 
is willing to step aside and run as VP. 



I think you would be an excellent balance to Senator McCain and hope you would be willing 
to give serious consideration to the idea if you are asked. 



Best wishes always- 
Patrick Conaway 



RPatrickl00@yahoo . com 



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From: Kreitzer, Annette E (DOA) [/OSOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GR0UP/CN=RECIP1ENTS/CN=AEKREITZER] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 12:17 PM 

To: Tibbies; Michael A (GOV) 

Cc: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Subject: PSEA contract 

Re: the email below - The PSEA negotiations will get political and they will get unnecessarily 
ugly, it appears. Because when the State and PSEA get to impasse, this union has binding 
arbitration, there's really no need to get mad at the Administration (Governor or me). We 
simply go to an arbitrator and the decision is binding on the State and the union. 
We will bring our final offer to the table this Thursday and Friday and request a federal 
mediator if PSEA is unwilling to consider it (which is likely based on my discussion with 
Business Manager John Cyr yesterday). If the mediator is unable to make progress, we 
schedule binding arbitration. I don't understand PSEA's strategy with a 90-day session, (and 
the necessity to get monetary terms to the Legislature before they go home) but here we go. 
ak 

From: Beecher, Carol L (DOA) 

Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 11:40 AM 

To: Kreitzer, Annette E (DOA); Petro, Rachael A (DOA); Brooks, Kevin A (DOA) 

Cc: Frye, Ivy 3 (DOA) 

Subject: legislative Contact - Rep Meyer's Office 

Hello All: 

I received a call from Susan Fischetti about a Wildlife Trooper in Sitka who wrote to Representative Meyer asking 
him to put pressure on Commissioner Kreitzer in the PSEA union negotiations. The call was basically an FYI. 
She plans to respond to him by telling him that the Representative supports the troopers but cannot get involved 
in union negotiations. 

1 told her that she could speak with Kevin Brooks about the issue. She said she didn't feel there was a need - but 
she has his number. 

No action needed at this time. 

CB 

Carol Beecher 

Special Assistant to the Commissioner 

Department of Administration 

carol.beecheflgEalaska.gov 



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From: Von Scheben, Leo (DOT) [/0-SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=LVON_SCHEBEN] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 5:23 PM 

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 

Cc: Tibbies; Michael A (GOV) 

Subject: FW: Construction Careers Days 

Governor, please see below. Jon Dunham from our office is leading the charge on this. This might be good 
opportunity for you too. Click and I plan on being there. Kids and education. LEO 

This will be on April 30, 2008 at the Alaska State Fair Grounds in Palmer, centered around Raven Hall. We'll 
have 500 high school students from Anchorage and the Mat-Su attending - learning about career opportunities in 
the construction and transportation industry. We would like to have the Governor there to talk with the students at 
the same time that you and Commissioner Bishop will talk - starting at 8:45 AM, then at 10:15 AM and 11:30 AM. 

Thanks. Jon 



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From: 

Sent: 
To: 
Cc: 
Subject: 



Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=GOVERNORJ 

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 3:28 PM 

Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

FW: Elections 



Original Message* 



From: WebMail@gov. state. ak. us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 3:41 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin {GOV sponsored) 
Subj ect : Elections 



Web mail from: Mr. gary smith 
address: 7584 aegean ct san diego CA 92126 
8586102974 



MESSAGE: 

congratulations, i wish you prosperity on becoming vp or president, i have friends that 
used to live there, i have been to anchorage, daughter's name is sara i love 
conservatives, bless you. 



gwiliker 55-3yahoo . com 



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Unknown 

From: 

Sent: 
To: 
Cc: 
Subject: 



Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [/0=SOA/OU=FlRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=GOVERNOR] 

Tuesday, February 26 ( 2008 2:32 PM 

Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

FW: Elections 



•Original Message- 



From: WebMail@gov. state. ak. us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 2:48 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Elections 



Web mail from: Mr. Paul Tritle 

address: 5014 E. Los Coyotes Diagonal Apt 6 Long Beach CA 90815 



MESSAGE: 



I hope McCain picks you as VP - you are what the Rep. party needs 



Tritlep@yahoo . com 



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From; Kreitzer, Annette E (DOA) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=AEKREIT2ER] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 12:17 PM 

To: Tibbies; Michael A (GOV) 

Cc: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Subject: PSEA contract 

Re: the email below - The PSEA negotiations will get political and they will get unnecessarily 
ugly, it appears. Because when the State and PSEA get to impasse, this union has binding 
arbitration, there's really no need to get mad at the Administration (Governor or me). We 
simply go to an arbitrator and the decision is binding on the State and the union. 
We will bring our final offer to the table this Thursday and Friday and request a federal 
mediator if PSEA is unwilling to consider it (which is likely based on my discussion with 
Business Manager John Cyr yesterday). If the mediator is unable to make progress, we 
schedule binding arbitration. I don't understand PSEA's strategy with a 90-day session, (and 
the necessity to get monetary terms to the Legislature before they go home) but here we go. 
ak 

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From: Beecher, Carol L (DOA) 

Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 11:40 AM 

To: Kreitzer, Annette E (DOA); Petro, Rachael A (DOA); Brooks, Kevin A (DOA) 

Cc: Frye, Ivy J (DOA) 

>ject: Legislative Contact - Rep Meyert Office 



Hello All: 

I received a call from Susan Fischetti about a Wildlife Trooper in Sitka who wrote to Representative Meyer asking 
him to put pressure on Commissioner Kreitzer in the PSEA union negotiations. The call was basically an FYI. 
She plans to respond to him by telling him that the Representative supports the troopers but cannot get involved 
in union negotiations. 

I told her that she could speak with Kevin Brooks about the issue. She said she didn't feef there was a need - but 
she has his number. 

No action needed at this time. 

CB 

Carol Beecher 

Special Assistant to the Commissioner 

Department of Administration 

carol.beecherfgtalaska.gov 



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From: John Katz tfwkatz@ALASKADC.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 4:40 AM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin 
Subject: Lori Zaumseil/Meeting 

A woman named Lori Zaumseil, representing a group called Committee for Noxious 
and Invasive Plant Management (CNIPM), is here with several other Alaskans to 
meet with the Congressional delegation on pending legislation - the 100th Meridian 
bill. She heard that you were in town and wants her group to meet with you, 
possibly in the company of the delegation. 

We explained that your schedule is quite full and that you will be leaving town 
today, but she asked that we forward her request. If, as I suspect, this doesn't work 
for you, I would be glad to meet with the group. 

Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
jwkatz@alaskadc.org . Thank you . 



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From: John Katz Owkatz@ALASKADC.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 4:45 AM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin 
Subject: Lori Zaumseil/Meeting 

P.S. 

I am meeting with President Hamilton of the University this morning to discuss his 
federal priorities and appropriations requests. Is there anything that you would like 
me to communicate in your behalf? 

Also, I didn't see a story by Robert Dillon on Congressional earmarks. I guess we 
have something else to look forward to. 

A woman named Lori Zaumseil, representing a group called Committee for Noxious 
and Invasive Plant Management (CNIPM), is here with several other Alaskans to 
meet with the Congressional delegation on pending legislation - the 100th Meridian 
bill. She heard that you were in town and wants her group to meet with you, 
possibly in the company of the delegation. 

We explained that your schedule is quite full and that you will be leaving town 
today, but she asked that we forward her request. If, as I suspect, this doesn't work 
for you, I would be glad to meet with the group. 

Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
jwkatzfgialaskadc.org . Thank you . 



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From: Bailey, Frank T (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=FTBAILEY] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 4:01 PM 

To: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Cc: Crome; Cora J (GOV); Nizich; Michael A (GOV) 

Subject: Yukon Panel 

Governor, 

We'd like your approval to appoint members for the Yukon River Panel Advisory Committee (YRPAC). The 
Committee's focus is conservation of Yukon River salmon stocks, develops management programs, identifies 
restoration/enhancement opportunities, and administers the Yukon River Salmon Restoration and Enhancement 
Fund. 

The names below are carefully selected by ADF&G to balance the needs of the upper and lower river users and 
fit the statutory requirement of the Committee. The panel is comprised 8 members, 4 for the lower river and 4 for 
the upper river, of 2 of which must be AK Native non-profits. 

Recommendations for reappointment are for Shirley Clark, Angela Dernientieff, Jennifer Hooper, Joseph 
StrongheartSr., Mike Smith and Virgil Umphenour. 

Recommendations for new appointment are Richard Carol and Erik Weingarth. 

All names meet requirements to serve on the YRPAC and provide a good balance of historical knowledge of 
issues and new representation. 

Frank Bailey 

Director, Boards and Commissions 
Office of Governor Sarah Palin 
907.465.3934 - Juneau 
907.269.7450 - Anchorage 



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From: John Katz [jwkatz@ALASKADC.org] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 4:45 AM 

To: Governor Sarah Palin 

Subject: Lori Zaumseii/Meeting ^ 

P.S. 

I am meeting with President Hamilton of the University this morning to discuss his 
federal priorities and appropriations requests. Is there anything that you would like 
me to communicate in your behalf? 

Also, I didn't see a story by Robert Dillon on Congressional earmarks. I guess we 
have something else to look forward to. 



A woman named Lori Zaumseil, representing a group called Committee for Noxious 
and Invasive Plant Management (CNIPM), is here with several other Alaskans to 
meet with the Congressional delegation on pending legislation - the 100th Meridian 
bill. She heard that you were in town and wants her group to meet with you, 
possibly in the company of the delegation. 

We explained that your schedule is quite full and that you will be leaving town 
today, but she asked that we forward her request. If, as I suspect, this doesn't work 
for you, I would be glad to meet with the group. 

Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
jwkat2r@alaskadc.0rg . Thank you . 



8/26/2009 



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From: John Katz [jwkatz@ALASKADC.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 4:40 AM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin 
Subject: Lori Zaumseil/Meeting 

A woman named Lori Zaumseil, representing a group called Committee for Noxious 
and Invasive Plant Management (CNIPM), is here with several other Alaskans to 
meet with the Congressional delegation on pending legislation - the 100th Meridian 
bill. She heard that you were in town and wants her group to meet with you, 
possibly in the company of the delegation. 

We explained that your schedule is quite full and that you will be leaving town 
today, but she asked that we forward her request. If, as I suspect, this doesn't work 
for you, I would be glad to meet with the group. 



Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
jwkatzfSEalaskadc.org . Thank you . 



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From: Bailey, Frank T (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=FTBAILEY] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 2:10 PM 

To: 'Dr. David Head' 

Cc: Palin; Sarah H (GOV) 

Subject: RE: State Medical Board 

Dr. Head, 

Was good to speak with you on the phone. To recap I'll get with Law and double-check those options to raise to 
the Governor. We can't do much until the session wraps up but we should have a better indication much sooner 
than that. 

Fee! free to email or call anytime, 465-3939 is my Juneau # and 748-5816 is my cell. 

Frank 

From: Dr. David Head [mailto:head@nshcorp.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 1:52 PM 
To: Bailey, Frank T (GOV) 
Cc: Palin, Sarah H (GOV) 
Subject: State Medical Board 

Hi Frank, 

I was just checking if I am still on the State Medical Board. Have I been reappointed, or has someone been 
appointed to take my place. The next meeting is coming up the first week of April, and 1 need to know if I am still 
chairing the meeting, and if I will need to make arrangements to my schedule to attend. 

Thanks 

David Head, M.D. 

Chair, Alaska State Medical Board 



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From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 8:13 AM 

To: Smith; Lynne M (GOV) 

Subject: FW: Weekly News Bulletin: Feb. 26-Mar. 3, 2008 



From: Waste Business Journal [mailto:(nfo@wastebusmessjournal.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 11:04 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Weekly News Bulletin: Feb, 26-Mar, 3, 2008 

If you are having trouble viewing this email, you may see it online. 







Waste Business Journal Weekly News Bulletin : Feb, 26-Mar. 3, 2008 

HEADLINES... 

t, EPA Considering Proposal to RCRA Landfill low-level Nuclear 
Wastes 

2. Federal E-Waste Legislation to Adopt Producer Responsibility 
Approach 

3. Waste Services to Sell Florida Operations for $57 million 

4. Greanpeace Report Details Global Problem of E-Waste 

5. Another Guilty Plea in Federal Probe of Connecticut Waste 
Industry 

6. Covanta Holding 4Q Earnings Surge 24% on Higher Revenues 

7. Environmentalists Attempt to Apply RCRA to Diesel 
Emmissions 

8. Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority to Raise Tip Fees 
be 25% 

9. Portland, Ore. Wants to Mandate Business Recycling 

10. Danish Waste-to- Energy Firm Babcock & Wilcox V0lund 
Wants to Enter US 

11. EnGlobe Reports 4Q Loss of $1 million from Restructuring 
Costs 

12. Waste Services to Announce Fourth Quarter and 2007 Results 
on Feb. 27 

13. Waste Industries USA to Announce Fourth Quarter Results on 
Mar. 4 

14. Casella to Announce Third Quarter and Host Conference Call 
on Mar* 6 



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Market radius reports capture all waste 
operations within a given market. They 
provide analysis of the major players by 
market share, and show historical trends 
of pricing, volume and capacity specific 
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1. EPA CONSIDERING PROPOSAL TO RCRA LANDFILL LOW- 
LEVEL NUCLEAR WASTES 

The EPA is said to be reconsidering a controversial proposal that may 
open hazardous waste landfills to low-level radioactive waste by 
regulating them under subtitle C of the Resource Conservation & 
Recovery Act (RCRA). The plan addresses Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission (NRC) concerns about diminishing disposal capacity for 
these wastes and the increasing cost to decommission nuclear facilities. 
A big concern is whether RCRA landfills housing low-level nuclear waste 
could later be used for new construction and development. Currently, 
most low-level nuclear waste is disposed of at NRC-licensed facilities, but 
some states allow its disposal in RCRA landfills on a case-by-case basis. 
The agency's plan would establish a uniform national policy. Pressure is 
building from the NRC and the nuclear industry to find alternative 
locations, especially with the impending partial closure of a major facility 
in Barnweli, SC next July. However, environmentalists and others are 
concerned that RCRA landfills could leak low-level radioactive waste into 
surrounding soil and groundwater; and, that radiation from the waste 
could boost the volatility of other hazardous materials in the landfill, thus 
increasing potential health risks... Read More » 



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2. FEDERAL E-WASTE LEGISLATION TO ADOPT PRODUCER 
RESPONSIBILITY APPROACH 

Lawmakers working on federal e-waste legislation are touting a 
consensus-based extended producer responsibility approach, as 
described in a concept paper, a precursor to what might become the 
National Electronic Products Stewardship Act. Manufacturers, retailers 
and recyclers would share the task of setting up and running a national 
program to collect, transport, and recycle e-waste. Existing state e- 
waste laws would not be preempted \f the Jaw is enacted, but it would 
serve as a floor for future state controls, the paper said. Federal 
requirements would apply immediately in states without e-waste laws, 
and states would be free to set limits more stringent than those that the 
federal law imposes. The EPA would establish recycling rules and run the 
national program. Federal requirements would take precedence t but 
states wanting to do more could apply to EPA for "lead implementing 
agency" status. The draft proposes to cover CRT devices, flat panel video 
display devices with screens larger than 4 inches and desktop and laptop 
computers, The EPA could add or remove products from the list.. .Read 
More » 



3. WASTE SERVICES W 
MILLION 

Waste Services Inc agreed to sell its hauling and materials recycling 
operations and construction and demolition debris landfill at Jacksonville, 
Florida to Advanced Disposal Services Inc for $57.5 million in a deal 
expected to close in early March. The company will retain ownership of 
the Jacksonville materials recycling and hauling facilities and lease them 
to the purchaser. They plan to use $42.5 million of the proceeds to 



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4. GREANPEACE REPORT DETAILS GLOBAL PROBLEM OF E- 
WASTE 

A recent Greenpeace report chronicles the dumping of millions of tons of 
discarded electronic equipment containing toxic chemicals and heavy 
metals every year without recycling or safe disposal. According to the 
report entitled "Toxic Tech: Not in Our Backyard," more than 80 percent 
of televisions, computers, mobile phones and other equipment escape 
proper handling in the United States, and about 75 percent in the 
European Union. In India, 99 percent of such "e-waste" is mishandled. 
"The introduction of appropriate reuse, recycling and recovery 
technologies is not keeping pace" with growing sales, said the report. 
More than 1 billion mobile phones were sold last year alone. A mobile 
phone contains 500 to' 1,000 components, many of them containing 
potentially dangerous metals like lead, mercury, cadmium and beryllium, 
as well as hazardous chemical flame retardants. In the EU where 
producer responsibility has been legislated since August 2005, there has 
been more success than in the US where "a relatively unsophisticated 
infrastructure" exists to collect and process e-waste; however, several 
states are requiring producers to have take-back schemes. Much of what 
Greenpeace calls the "hidden flow" of hazardous waste is exported to 
countries like India, China and Thailand. Workers in those countries strip 
down the goods to recover components for second-hand equipment or to 
harvest valuable metals and raw materials in a process that is dangerous 
to their health and to. the environment.. .Read More » 



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5. ANOTHER GUILTY PLEA IN FEDERAL PROBE OF CONNECTICUT 
WASTE INDUSTRY 

The ongoing federal probe of a mob-backed scheme to control the waste 
hauling industry in Connecticut and east New York has netted another 
guilty plea. This time it is Thomas Mffo, 70, of Mamaroneck, NY who was 
a silent partner with trash magnate James Galante on several hauling 
companies, including Automated Waste Disposal, Diversified Waste 
Disposal and Superior Waste Disposal, The two were masterminds of a 
scheme that paid a $120,000 monthly "mob tax" to Matthew Iannieilo, 
former reputed head of the Genovese crime family, in return for mob 
muscle to make sure that other trash firms would agree to keep prices 
high and to not poach one another's customers. Iannieilo Is currently in 
prison after pleading guilty to racketeering conspiracy and tax charges. 
As a condition of the guilty plea, Milo and his wife must forfeit all interest 
in the affiliated companies. Milo, Galante and Iannieilo are among 29 
people named in a 2006 federal indictment... Read More » 



6. COVANTA HOLDING 4Q EARNINGS SURGE 24°/o ON HIGHER 
REVENUES 

Covanta Holding Corp. said its fourth-quarter net earnings rose to $72.3 
million, or $0.47 per share, from $11.9 milfion, or $0.08 per share, a 
year ago. Revenue for the period ended Dec. 31 rose to $395.4 million 
from $317.9 million a year earlier well ahead of analysts' estimates of 
$358.8 million. The waste-to-energy company continues to benefit from 
a very strong energy market coupled with rising waste disposal pricing, 
particularly in the. Northeast and southeast where most of the company's 
projects are located. The company is forecasting 2008 earnings to be 
between $0.90 and $1 per share.. .Read More » 

7. ENVIRONMENTALISTS ATTEMPT TO APPLY RCRA TO DIESEL 
EMMISSIONS 

Environmental groups including the Natural Resources Defense Council 
and others are said to be testing an Innovative legal approach to attack 
air pollution not usually subject to the Clean Air Act. They charge that 



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solid particulate matter (PM) emissions from diesei fuel at ports around 
the country constitute the improper disposal of hazardous waste. Aibeit a 
long shot, if successful, it would render the Clean Air Act superfluous by 
making PM violations from any source potentially a violation of RCRA. 
NRDC and the California group Coalition for a Safe Environment are 
suing the Port of Long Beach, CA, arguing that the facility is improperly 
disposing of wastes such as arsenic, cadmium, nickel, lead, mercury and 
other compounds "while attached to or associated with diesei particulate 
matter." Other attempts by environmentalists to apply RCRA to other 
regulatory programs have generally been unsuccessful. In 2005, local 
groups in Idaho failed to win a suit aimed at regulating crop-burning 
residues under RCRA... Read More » 



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8. CONNECTICUT RESOURCES RECOVERY AUTHORITY TO RAISE 
TIP FEES BE 25o/o 

The Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority (CRRA) this week 
approved a 25% increase in the tip fees it charges to the 70 
municipalities that constitute its Mid-Connecticut Project. CRRA argues 
that the Increase is needed to cover the cost to close its Hartford landfill 
and to ship waste to other sites and out of state. Attorneys for the 
municipalities argue that the increase "smacks of retaliation" for a recent 
lawsuit settlement in their favor related to the Enron debacle. The 
increase adds $28 million to the budget which is just about the amount 
awarded to the towns in the settlement. The CRRA counters that the 
board voted in 2004 to close the landfill and therefore, it should come as 
no surprise. Currently,. CRRA's appeal is still pending with the state 
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Portland Oregon city officials are pursuing the final frontier in waste: 
business recycling. The city's phased-in recycling mandate will ultimately 
make it mandatory for businesses to recycle all paper, cardboard, and 
food and drink containers, and 75% of their construction debris. Portland 
has required businesses to recycle half of their waste since 1996, joining 
Seattle, Chicago, San Diego County and others with business-recycling 
mandates. Portland' businesses already claim to recycle 63% of the 
waste generated but businesses are wary of mandates and non-market 
based systems to push it higher. The City Council \$ also said to be 
considering a franchise system that assigns haulers a specific territory in 
exchange for volume discounts and contractual mandates including 
those for recycling as ah alternative. The franchise system has many 
efficiency benefits resulting from better routing, reduced truck volume, 
and waste volume consolidation at transfer, processing and disposal 
sites.. .Read More» 



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V&OSLASH;LUND WANTS TO ENTER US 

Danish waste incineration technology company Babcock & Wilcox V0iund 
wants to enter the American market. The US has increased its focus on 
converting waste to energy following the climate debate and the Danish 
company wants to find an American license partner for a future 
cooperation... Read More » 



11. ENGLOBE REPORTS 4Q [LOSS OF W^J-OoN FROM 
RESTRUCTURING COSTS 

Environmental services company Englobe Corp, reported a fourth quarter 
net loss of $1 million, down from net income of $1 million in the year 
earlier period. This despite a 58% rise in revenues to $39.8 million from 
$25.2 million in last year's quarter. The company, formerly known as 
Environmental Management Solutions Inc., attributed the loss to 
restructuring costs of $1.6 million, larger depreciation and amortization 
expenses, and higher interest charges. The company's acquisition of 
Biogenie S.R.D.C. Inc. in late 2006 has helped to enhance company 
margins from more lucrative soil assessment and remediation 
activities. ..Read More » 



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2007 RESULTS ON FEB. 27 

Waste Services, Inc. will release its 2007 fourth quarter results after the 
close of markets on Wednesday, February 27 and hold a conference call 
the next day at 8:30 a.m. (ET)...Read More » 



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13. WASTE INDUSTRIES USA TO ANNOUNCE FOURTH QUARTER 
RESULTS ON MAR. 4 

Waste Industries USA, which has announced plans to go private late last 
year, will release fourth quarter and full year financial results at the 
close of the market on Tuesday, March 4. The Company will host an 
analyst conference call to discuss those results on the following day at 2 
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CONFERENCE CALL ON MAR. 6 

Casella Waste Systems plans to release fiscal year 2008 third quarter 
financial results (for the period ending January 31, 2008) at the close of 
market on Wednesday March 5. The company will host a conference call 
the following day at 10 am (ET) to discuss those results... Read More » 



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From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 8:21 AM 
To: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Subject: FW: John McCain is breaking the law 



From: bdmiller [mailto:bdmiller@mtaonline.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 9:02 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palln (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: FW: John McCain is breaking the law 

Tell me you have seen this? 



From:EgBUQQwLCkdsBVYFAQcBBAcOAwEMBIlSUjA+3D- 

bdmiller-mtaonline.net@bsdJistbounce,democrats.org 

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bdmlller=mtaonline,net@bsd.listbounce.democrats.org] On Behalf Of Joe Sandler 

Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 9:12 AM 

To: Bernard Miller 

Subject: RE: John McCain is breaking the law 



Bernard — 

I'm Joe Sandler, General Counsel for the DNC. Yesterday we filed a 
complaint with the FEC after John McCain decided to break the law by 
ignoring the rules laid out as part of the federal matching funds program. 

I don't know if you saw the news, but the press covered the complaint all 
day. John McCain himself directly responded to Governor Dean at a press 
conference, saying "We're doing exactly what Howard Dean did in a previous 
election and what the FEC ruled in the case of Congressman Gephardt." 

But that's a lie — John McCain isn't doing what Governor Dean and 
Congressman Gephardt did at all. 

Governor Dean and Congressman Gephardt followed the law and were 
granted written permission by the FEC to withdraw from the federal 
matching funds program. 

To prove it, we have a copy of the letter Governor Dean received from the 
FEC in 2003 granting him permission to drop out. If McCain is doing "exactly 
what Howard Dean did," he'll have no trouble producing a letter of his own. 

But you and I know McCain's lying - he doesn't have a letter like that from 
the FEC. Not only has he refused to get permission, he's been warned by 



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FEC Chairman David Mason that he can't unilaterally drop out of the 
program. That's why we filed the complaint in the first place, and it's why 
tens of thousands of Americans like you signed your support. 

Read Governor Dean's letter from the FEC, and sign your support for our 
complaint right here: 

http://www.democrats.org/McCamBusted 

John McCain abused the system to keep his campaign afloat until he could 
raise more money from special interests and lobbyists. Taxpayers don't want 
their money to be used by Washington politicians to help raise more money 
from lobbyists — is this McCain's idea of ethics and reform? 

Thanks to you, this "maverick reformer" is feeling the pressure of his own 
hypocrisy. From staffing his campaign with a team of lobbyists to breaking 
campaign finance laws, his total lack of integrity has never been more clear. 

Keep it up, 

Joe Sandier 

General Counsel 

Democratic National Committee 



Original Message 



Subject: John McCain is breaking the law 
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 03:50:11 PM 
From; Howard Dean 
To: Joe Sandler 






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Dear Joe, 

There was a lot of talk last week about John 
McCain's blatant hypocrisy on ethics and 
integrity in Washington. 

Here we go again, 

McCain is now breaking the iaw by ignoring the 
campaign spending restrictions for the 
Republican primary that came when he asked 
for federal matching funds — funds he used as 
collateral on a loan that helped keep his 
campaign going. 

But now that the lobbyist and special interest 
money has started pouring into his campaign, 



iyiCCAIN IS IGNORING 
CAMPAIGN SPENDING 

WE ARE FILING 
A COMPLAINT 

WITH THE FEC 



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he's trying to back out of the promise he made just a few months ago. 
They're feeding so much cash into his bank account, this "reformer" wants 
nothing to do with federal campaign finance laws anymore. 

That's why today, we're filing a formal complaint with the Federal Election 
Commission demanding that John McCain be held to the campaign finance 
laws. Trying to back out shows a total lack of integrity and honesty — he 
made a deal with the American people to to abide by the law, and in 
return, he was guaranteed taxpayer money that he used to back a loan. 

Joe, I'd like you to add your name in support of our complaint, and ask as 
many people as you can to sign on. American taxpayers made a deal with 
John McCain - now that he's flush with lobbyist cash, he wants to pretend 
that it never happened. 

Sign on right now: 

http://www.democrats.org/McCainBusted 

Here's the background on the situation. 

A few months ago, John McCain applied for and was approved to receive 
federal matching funds. Because he couldn't find enough people to fund 
his campaign, he was also forced to apply for a $4 million line of credit/ 
which he secured by using the federal matching funds as collateral. 

By taking the federal funding, he agreed to spend no more than $57 
million until the Republican convention. But so far, his campaign has spent 
at least $49 million -- leaving him with less than $10 million to campaign 
with through September. 

Now that he's won the nomination and has the support of the Republican 
lobbyist and special interest machine, he's trying to ignore that the whole 
thing ever happened. He recently wrote a letter to the FEC telling them 
that he was backing out, even though the FEC is very clear that any 
request to withdraw from the agreement must be approved; you can't just 
change your mind and take it back -- legally, you have to be given 
permission. 

McCain isn't asking because he knows he'l! never be granted permission, 
and he doesn't want to have to accept the funding restrictions he agreed 
to when he used the money as collateral for a loan. He's ripping a page 
right from George Bush's playbook: ignoring the laws when they aren't 
convenient and hoping no one will notice. 

Stand up and show him that hundreds of thousands of people have noticed 
— he can't change the rules in the middle of the game because he doesn't 
like how things are going for him: 

http://www,deroocrats.orq/McCamBusted 

Using government programs when it's politically convenient and breaking 
the rules when it's not ... remind you of anyone? 



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Just like George Bush, John McCain thinks he's above the law. McCain 
poses as a reformer, but seems to think reforms apply to everyone but 
him. 

Time to send him a message. 

Howard Dean 




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From; Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 9:08 AM 

To; Smith; Lynne M (GOV) 

Subject: FW: Manhattan Institute Daily Update 



From: Manhattan Institute [mailto;tmi@manhattan-institute.org] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 6:19 AM 

To: Palin, Sarah H (GOV) 

Subject; Manhattan Institute Daily Update 




Keeping you up-to-date on the latest by Manhattan Institute Scholars 

WINTER 2008 ISSUE OF CITY JOURNAL 



February 27, 7 




S|; R®ad the buzz that Heather Mac Donald's article, " The Campus Rape Mvth, 
\$ generating jn the biogosphere. 

*| her article was adapted in the Los Anaeies Times and linked on FrontPageMag.com 
02-25-08 and RealClearPolitics.com . 

RADIO 

Heather Mac Donald on WLW's "Mike McConneU Show" 

Today, February 27, 2008, Heather Mac Donald, John M. 0!in fellow at the 
Manhattan Institute and City Journal contributing editor, appeared on WLW's "Mike McConneU Show" t 
discuss her latest City Journal article " The Campus Rape Myth ." 

FROM THE BLGGOSPHERE 

The campus rape myth , RedBlueAmerica.com, 02-26-08 

Heather Mac Donald on Campus Rapes , NRO f 02-25-08 

Heather Mac Donald exposes the campus rape industry , MichelleMaIkin.com, 02-24-08 

MORE. . . 

ARTICLES 

School Choice Isn't Enough 

Sol Stern, Opinion Journal Federation Page, February 27, 2008 
(This article b\so appears in the winter issue of City Journal ) 

I began writing about school choice in City Journal more than a decade ago. I believed then (as I still 
believe) that giving tuition vouchers to poor inner-city students stuck in lousy public schools was a civi 
rights imperative. . . It seemed immoral to keep disadvantaged kids locked up in dismal, future- 
darkening public schools when vouchers could send them to high-performing Catholic ones— especially 



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when midcfle-cfass parents enjoyed education options galore for their children. , . 
MX RESPONDS TO THE FLORIDA BLACKOUT 

TELEVISION 

Max Schulz on CNN Headline News' "Glenn Beck Show" 

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Today, Wednesday, February 27, 2008, at 3:15 PM EST, Max Schulz, senior fellow at the Manhattan 
Institute's Center for Energy Policy and the Environment will discuss the implications of the power 
outage that hit Florida yesterday on the nationally syndicated "Glenn Beck Show." 

Max Schulz on Fox Business Channel's "Cavuto" 

On Tuesday, February 26, 2008, Max Schulz, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute's Center for 
Energy Policy and the Environment discussed the implications of the power outage that hit Florida 
yesterday on the nationally syndicated "Cavuto." Click here to watch this appearance. 

RADIO 

Max Schulz on Westwood One's "Lars Larson Show" 

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On Tuesday, February 26, 2008, Max Schulz, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute's Center for 
Energy Policy and the Environment discussed the implications of the power outage that hit Florida 
yesterday on the nationally syndicated "Lars Larson Show," 

Max Schulz on Radio America's "Dateline Washington' 1 

On Tuesday, February 26, 2008, Max Schulz, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute's Center for 
Energy Policy and the Environment discussed the implications of the power outage that hit Florida 
yesterday on the nationally syndicated "Dateline Washington" with host Greg Corombos. 

DEMOCRATIC CAPITALISM AND ITS DISCONTENTS 

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hard look at the challenges facing democratic capitalism in a society 
searching for equality at all costs. 

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REVIEW 

Feeling Less Kumbava 

Gerard Alexander, The Claremont Institute, February 26, 2008 

... In Democratic Capitalism and Its Discontents, Anderson takes on diverse critics of the West's 
distinctive post-1945 formula of democratic capitalism. These critics are almost all other writers, 
making this essentially a work of intellectual history and intellectual jousting. . . Anderson draws his 
intellectual portraits deftly; his discussion of Hardt and Negri is especially telling and pungent. The 
focus on sins of intellectual omission and commission suggests that the portraitist operates with very 
specific assumption; that a political system like that of today's Western countries ultimately rests on 
the beliefs in people's heads. . . 

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Paul Howard on WPTF's "Morning News with Jack Boston" 

This morning, Wednesday; February 27, 2008, Paul Howard, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute's 
Center for Medical Progress, discussed Presidential candidates' health care proposals on the "Morning 
News with Jack Boston/' airing out of Raleigh, NC. 

David Gratzer on WIBA's "Upfront with Vkki McKenna" 

On Tuesday, February 26, 2008, David Gratzer, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute's Center for 
Medical Progress, discussed health care reform on "Upfront with Vicki McKenna," airing out of Madison, 
WL 

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the plaintiff, such as speech that the plaintiff overhears and is offended by. But when it comes time to 
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Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 7:40 AM 

To: Leighow; Sharon W(GOV); Suzy Ginsburg; Ken Medlock; Kennett; Jim - Bloomberg; Houston; Kevin 

Huntsman; marcelino@petrobras.com.br; Margaret Downing; Cooper, Margaret J; Daily; Matt - 
Reuters; New York; Marsha Short; Epstein; Victor - Bloomberg; Houston; ajdave@uh.edu; 
ahugg@smu.edu; Anne White; Anne White; Bill White; cpirrong@uh.edu; chamber@braziltexas.org; 
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Subject: FW: pipeline opportunities conference March 25 in Houston 

Alaskan Gasline Team to Discuss North Slope Pipeline at Pipeline 
Opportunities Conference 

HOUSTOfs MBUSlNESS WIREV -Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is sending her gasline team 

to Houston on March 25 to update attendees at the 4 th Annual Pipeline Opportunities 
Conference with the latest news on the proposed North Slope natural gas pipeline 
project. 

The announcement comes amid increasing pressure from Washington lawmakers to get 
moving on the landmark project quickly. Palin has made no secret of her determination 
to see a pipeline built with or without the support of the major producers. Her gasline 
team is holding statewide meetings on the project and the trip to Houston will mark their 
first presentation outside of Alaska. 

Pipeline & Gas Journal Editor Jeff Share, who has organized the conference, said the 
gasline team's presentation is a rare opportunity to learn first-hand about the project 
that will affect the entire industry for years to come. 

"There are new developments almost every day regarding the project and just as many 
questions because it's the granddaddy of all pipelines," Share said. "This will be an 
opportunity to hear for the first time what is really happening for those in the know.' 1 

The gasline delegation fills out an array of speakers representing pipeline interests from 
the tip of North America to the bottom of South America. They will speak during the 
lunch break following a report by Jackie Broussard and the Great Ideas Company 
entitled "A New Approach: The Positive Economic Value Pipelines Bring To Our 
Economy And Communities." She will present research findings from 100 plus industry 
executives who endorse non-traditional thinking for the pipeline industry. 

Petrobras, Brazil's national energy company which has rapidly grown into a major force 
in the Western Hemisphere, will detail more than $10 billion in pipeline projects over the 
next five years; its new technological developments, and its plans to transport ethanol. 



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The conference will include two morning sessions on oil products pipelines, represented by 
keynote speaker Norm Szydlowksi, president and CEO of Colonial Pipeline Co., and panelists 
Perry Schuldhaus of Enbridge Pipelines; Robert Jones of TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline 
project; Mike Mears of Magellan Midstream Partners, and Cheryl Trench of Allegro Energy 
Consulting. 

In the afternoon, an extended session will convene to discuss project development in the 
natural gas transmission sector, represented by Bryan Neskora of El Paso Corp.; Mackie 
McCrea of Energy Transfer Midstream Operations; Mike Moran of Southern Union Group; 
William Penney, Jr., of Spectra Energy; Kim Watson of Kinder Morgan, and Doug Evans of 
Gulf Interstate Engineering. 

Sessions will also be held on workforce and environmental issues. Speakers will also 
represent GE Oil & Gas; Bechtel; Beirne, Maynard & Parsons; and the Interstate Natural Gas 
Association of America (INGAA), which is sponsoring the event with P&GJ. 

The conference will be held in the Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency at 1200 Louisiana St., 
Houston. A limited number of rooms are reserved. For information, contact the hotel at 713- 
654-1234 and ask for the conference rate of $169. 

To register for the conference visit www.pqionline.com or contact conference manager Karen 
Francis at 281-558-6930 x 222. The cost is $225 in advance and discounts are available for 
others registering from the same company. 

Contacts 

Pipeline & Gas Journal 
JeffShare, 281-558-6930x218 



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Unknown 

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 9:15 AM 

To: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Cc: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: FW: GeneraLAdministration 



Original Message 

From: WebMail@gov. state .ak,us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 8:11 AM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject ; General__Administration 



»Web mail from: Mr, Ron Hess 
address: PO Box 1357 Homer AK 99603 
907-23 5-344 9 520- 625-224 



MESSAGE: 



Dear Governor Palin, 



Just to let you know I thought you did a creditable 
job on C-Span the other day. I thought you answered 
most questions in a knowledgeable way. 



Right now I'm at our "winter quarters" in Arizona, 
but Marilyn and I plan to return to Alaska in April. 
While here I joined the Minuteman organization and I must 
say I was impressed the way the outfit handles itself. 
Immigration is my big worry as far as the US is concerned 



Advice: Stay away from the VP slot, tempting as the idea may be. Run another term as 
governor and. you will be ready for a national slot as you will be known for your honesty 
and forthrightous manner. Yes, it's the simple things that count. 



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Your loyal voter, 



Ron Hess 



rlhess@xyz . net 



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From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@aiaska.gov] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 12:12 PM 
To: Spencer; Kari L (GOV) 

Subject: FW: RE: Play & Learn West 



From: Bill Slayden [mailto:bill@slaydenplumbing.com] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 12:03 PM 

To: Therriault, Gene (LAA); Wilken, Gary R (LAA); Thomas, Joe (LAA); Harris, John (LAA); Coghill, John 

(LAA); RepresentativeScott Kawasaki; Ramras, jay B (LAA); Kelly, Mike (LAA) 

Cc: Pastor - ZionFairbanks; Pastor Baumgarten; Lenetta Colbert; Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored); 

Julie Benson 

Subject: Fwd: RE: Play & Learn West 

Dear Senators and Representatives, 

I am a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Fairbanks, Alaska. I hope you are concerned about the 
early childhood development/child care crisis in our community. Please read the dialog below. 
Phil Newton is the President of our congregation and Lenetta Colbert is the Executive Director 
of Open Arms, Zion's early childhood development mission. 

Our State, with its immense riches, needs to help those least able to help themselves. A State 
that can spend 1 0's of millions of dollars for a Fairbanks fish hatchery ought to be able to care for 
its youngest citizens. 

Thank you, 
William L. Slayden 



lenetta <openarmsdir@gcLnet> wrote: 

Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 11:08:00 -0900 

From: lenetta <openarmsdir@gci.net> 

Subject: RE: Play & Learn West 

To: '"Phil G. Newton 1 " <PGNewton@gvea.com>, 

Thilip Kuehnert' <pastor@rionfairbanks.org>, 

'Julie Benson' <jbenson@alaska.edu>, 

'Joe Baumgarten' <pastorb@zionfairbanks.org> 

CC; careyatkinson@hotmail.com, bcslayden@yahoo.com, bill@slaydenplumbing.com, 

chelms@ptialaska.net, jatc375@acsalaska.net, delaine_368@hotmail.com, 

'Kerry Gronewold' <alascorp@alaska.net>, milne@mosquitonet.com, 

slundgren@mtmckinleybank.com, sahdslundgren@gci.net, johansen@mosquitonet.com 

Phil — Please find attached my response, lenetta 



From: Phil G. Newton [mailto:PGNewton@gvea.com] 



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Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 1:42 PM 

To: Philip Kuehnert; lenetta; Julie Benson 

Cc: careyatkinson@hotmail.com; bcslayden@yahoo.com; bili@slaydenplumbing.com; 

chelms@ptiaiaska.net; jatc375@acsalaska.net; deiaine_368@hotmail.com; Kerry Gronewold; 

milne@mosquitonet.com; slundgren@mtmckinleybankxom; sandslundgren@gd.net; 

johansen@mosquitonet.com 

Subject; Play & Learn West 

Good afternoon Pastor, Lenetta and Julie, 

Play & Learn West has announced that they will close next month. This will create a shortage in child 
care in Fairbanks. That shortage will have to be filled in some way. 

Is this an opportunity for Open Arms to expand? If so, could it lead to an opportunity for a church plant? 

I know these are big questions. Should we explore? 

God's peace, 

Phil 

Phil Newton, CSP, CUSA 

LJFrom: lenetta [openarmsdir@gci.net] 

Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 9:1 1 PM 

To: 1 Colbert 

Subject: RE: Play & Learn West 
Good Afternoon Phil: 

1 have thought long and hard about your question. Hear are some of the thoughts I have at this time. 
Please note they are my own opinions and have not been discussed formally with the Open Arms Board 
or with either Pastor Joe or Pastor Kuehnert. 

First of all, Open Arms is THE center in town. With the closures of Educare last spring, Play & Learn 
East in August and now Play & Learn West, parents have few choices for center-based care. In 
conversations with Cheryl Keepers at the Child Care Assistance Office, she notes that there are about 
4400 children under age 6 in need of care in the borough. However, there are only 2200 licensed child 
care slots. Is this an opportunity for Open Arms to expand? 

My first reaction is to say an informed "No". In conversations with Gara Bridwell, Executive Director of 
Play & Learn, and with the former Director of Educare, the story is always the same: Centers lose money 
because parents can't afford the true cost of care. To compensate for this centers do not pay their staff 
well. Staff turnover is high (432 in 2.5 years for Open Arms) and the quality of care and education for our 
very important young children suffers. And just in case we have forgotten, this is the age when a child's 
brain grows the most, and when certain windows of learning open and close, never to be "renamed" \n 
quite the same way. We have certain scientific evidence (PET scans) which proves this to even the most 
skeptical person. Christ is brilliant— he created ail of these young children and knew for certain that they 
were the most important in His kingdom! Solid research by several different firms shows the huge return 
on each dollar spent on quality fcarly childhood education— an average of $7!! It is definitely "patient 
capital", but an investment that clearly saves taxpayers down the road in remedial costs for education, 
the penal system, etc., hot to mention the positive impact on our future community. 

I have been in the early childhood profession for 30+ years. The story hasn't changed. Society in 
general sees child care as a family responsibility and not a societal concern, Without debating the 
reasons children are in childcare, the number of children in care has only increased during this time. 
These young children grow up without quality care and education in their youngest and most formative 
years and become the people who will take care of us, teach our grandchildren and run our country. 
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and will continue to be. The cost of providing care will continue to climb as standards for teaching staff 
are raised. How will Centers be able to continue to provide care? How will Open Arms be able to survive, 
let alone expand? As you are aware, we currently struggle to make ends meet and are dependent on 
church assistance of $14,000 per year and fundraising dollars of $50,000 per year. 

I am aware that one of the mission goals for Zion is to add satellite centers in the borough. Now seems 
Jike a good time? If we are indeed serious about the expansion, I would suggest the following: 

1 . A special committee be appointed to look at the possibility of expanding. They would need to 

consider financing, staffing and location. 
This committee should include members from the business community, early childhood 
community, and from both the Open Arms Board and Leadership Council. I would suggest a 
meeting with Gara Bridwell as well. 

2. Setting up a separate training unit for staff as part of Open Arms. This would be a unit that runs 
year around and whose sole purpose would be to train new and current staff. By setting up our 
own training we could by pass the need for our teacher assistants to obtain degrees. This would 

be similar to what the military does. 

3. increasing the rates to pay for the actual cost of care in all facilities, but offering significant 
scholarships for low income families who qualify for state assistance. 

4. Conducting a demographic study to see if our community could support both expansion and an 
increase in rates— in some cases almost double the current rates. 

Finally, 1 know that our God is a God of the impossible. He has proven over and over again to me 
personally and to the Zion congregation. I would suggest that much prayer and study go into any thought 

of expansion. 

1 would also welcome your thoughts as to other possibilities for expansion or items to consider. 
Joy in the Great Teacher! lenetta 



From: Phil G. Newton [mailto:PGNewton@gvea.com] 

Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 1:42 PM 

To: Philip Kuehnert; lenetta; Julie Benson 

Cc: careyatkinson@hotmail.com; bcslayden@yahoo,co"m; bill@slaydenplumbing.com; 

chelms@ptialaska.net; jatc375@acsalaska.net; delaine_368@hotmail.com; Kerry Gronewold; 

milne@mosquitonet.com; slundgren@mtmckinleybank.com; sandslundgren@gci.net; 

johansen@mosquitonetxom 

Subject: Play & Learn West 

Good afternoon Pastor, Lenetta and Julie, 

Play & Learn West has announced that they will close next month. This will create a shortage in child 
care in Fairbanks. That shortage will have to be filled in someway. 

Is this an opportunity for Open Arms to expand? If so, could it lead to an opportunity for a church plant? 
I know these are big questions. Should we explore? 
God's peace, 
Phil 

Phil Newton, CSP, CUSA 
Golden Valley Electric. Association 
Job Training & Safety Officer 



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Phone:(907)458-5711 
Fax:(907)458-6367 



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Unknown 

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 8:37 AM 

To: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Cc: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: FW: Other 



Original Message 

From: WebMail@gov. state. ak, us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state. ak. us] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 6:12 PM 
To; Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: cathie russell 
address: po bx 2696 seward AK 99664 



MESSAGE : 

Dear Governor Pal in , 



I can't help but be troubled by media reports that say if you were asked to be a vice 
presidential running mate for John McCane, you would consider it. With all the your 

perceived dedication to improving the state of Alaska I feel that your political 

ambition outweighs your focus on Alaska. Alaskans voted for you to lead our state into a 
fiscally sound and prosperous era and you are admired and adored by your Alaskan populous. 
Of course, I know the likely hood of you becoming a vice presidential running mate is not 
likely, but how do you think Alaskans would feel if you are already considering moving on 

to a more glorious pursuit. We love you Governor Palin please hang around while and 

help our state you are young and I ! m sure that you have a promising political career- 
just spend a little more time building a legacy for Alaskan. .and yourself here in the 49th 
state. Cathie Lynn Russell 



cat russ@msn.com 



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Sent: 

To: 

Cc: 

Subject: 



Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 8:36 AM 
Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 
Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
FW: Other 



Original Message 



From: WebMail@gov. state. ak. us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 6:13 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Mr. Toby Sullivan 
address: P.O. B ox 3047 Kodiak, AK 99615 



907-360-8837 



MESSAGE: 



Dear Governor Palin- 



I am in Washington to cover the Exxon oral arguments before the Supreme Court for the 
Anchorage Press. I will be in the press section of the courtroom tomorrow (Wednesday) 
morning. I am also a plaintiff in the case- my family and I have fished salmon at our 
setnet sites on Kodiak since 1983. 



I realize you are quite busy and this is very late notice, but I was wondering if you 
would have a few minutes to talk about the Exxon case while you are in Washington. I did 
not realize until last night that you would be in Washington this week or I would have 
tried to set this up sooner. 



I am the reporter from Kodiak who wrote a piece for the Press last spring about my time in 
Iraq as an embedded reporter with the Marines. You sent me a very gracious letter about 
the piece, which I much appreciated. It's always nice to get fan mail. My son and I also 
met you in Kodiak for your inauguration party last year, though there were a lot of people 
there and I wouldn't expect you to remember us. 



Thank you for considering my request, 



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Toby Sullivan 
907-360-8837 cell 



toby_sullivan@hotmail . com 



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From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 9:39 AM 

To: Smith; Lynne M (GOV) 

Subject: FW: RSVP Today for WTCAK Luncheon with Ron Peck, President and COO, Alaska Travel Industry Association 



From: World Trade Center Alaska [mailto:info@wtcak.org] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 9:32 AM 

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 

Subject: RSVP Today for WTCAK Luncheon with Ron Peck, President and COO, Alaska Travel Industry 

Association 




AtASKA 




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World Trade Center Alaska Monthly Luncheon 

March 5, 2008 




Ron Peck, President and COO 
Alaska Travel Industry Association 

Topic "international Travel Update" 

Ron Peck has been President and COO of the Alaska Travel Industry Association for over five year 
Ron has a substantial, diverse, and long travel and tourism background of 30 years. His career 
began as a reservations and customer service agent for Alaska Airlines in Juneau in 1977. He sen 
in a variety of Sales and Marketing capacities in Anchorage, Juneau and Seattle. He climbed the 
ranks in Seattle to eventually become director of marketing for Alaska, Russia and Canada. In 19! 
he went to work as director of sates and marketing for Princess Tours and Princess Alaska Lodges 
Immediately before coming to ATIA, Peck served as director of safes and marketing for Alyeska 
Resort. 

Ron also is a member of the Public Advisory Committee, for the Exxon Vaidez Oil Spill Trustee 
Council, and served on Governor Palin's Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic 
Development (DCCED) Transition Team, 

Where: Wells Fargo Bank, Headquarters Building (Northern Lights and W C W 

Fifth Floor 

Time: 12 noon (doors open 1 1:45 am) 



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From: Governor Sarah Palfn (GOV sponsored) [governor@aiaska.gov] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 8:23 AM 

To: Spencer; Kari L (GOV) 

Subject: FW: Matching Funds for Anchorage Pool Repair Bonds 






From: Mike & Marcia Harmening [mailto:aliken@clearwire.net] 

Sent; Tuesday, February 26, 2008 7:22 PM 

To: rep_reggieJoule@legis.state.ak.us; Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored); pcrosby@ak.net 

Subject: Matching Funds for Anchorage Pool Repair Bonds 

Dear Rep. Joule, 

Swimming skills save lives. 

All three of my children have learned to swim in public pools. Without access to these facilities, my family 

would not be as safe on Alaska waters. We simply cannot afford an athletic club membership and do not 

have access to military base pools. Alaska has three times the national drowning rate. Please don't let 

Alaska's children and future adults add to this tragic statistic. 

Also, Bartlett Pool is the only 50-meter competitive pool in the state. Swimmers from all over Alaska travel 

to Anchorage to swim in this unique venue. Public pools are a state asset. It would be a colossal waste 

not to maintain the facilities that so greatly enhance our quality of life in this wonderful state. 

Please appropriate funds to match the Anchorage Pool Bond. 

Sincerely, 

Marcia Harmening 



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Unknown 

From: Leschper, Beth (GOV) [beth.leschper@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 4:50 PM 

To: ExternalEmailgsp; Palin; Sarah (GOV sponsored) 

Cc: Mason; Janice L (GOV); Perry; Kristfna Y (GOV) 

Subject: RE: LA 

It will be Q&A with you and Gov. Napolitano. Moderator is Karen Breslau (Newsweek San Fran 

Bureau Chief who interviewed you) . 



In the binder that we sent up this evening, which should be in the Anchorage office 
tomorrow, we have a full agenda including list of those on the agenda who will provide 
welcome remarks. 



Included is this information from my conversation with Karen: 



Karen Breslau will be the moderator. She will visit with both governors before taking the 
stage to discuss the conversation and how she anticipates the event will unfold. Karen 
said it would be a "conversation" between two "such accomplished governors from very 
different places on the political spectrum." She said, *Two governors just dishing!" 



w Tell her (Governor Palin), "Just bring your brain,'" Karen said. She anticipates that the 
conversation will include: 



? Notion of partisanship - how you've overcome it as you've served in public office 

? How both governors .have managed to be very successful in taking a non-partisan 
approach to problem solving .„ discuss particularly in light of presidential campaign. 

? Talk about governors' impressions - of the presidential campaign, Napolitano has 
come out for Obama - will ask if Governor Palin is going to endorse. 



Beth 



Original Message 

Prom : gov , sarah@yahoo . com [mail to : gov . sarah@yahoo . com] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 4:38 PM 

To: Leschper, Beth (GOV) 

Cc: Mason, Janice L (GOV); Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) 

Subject; LA 



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Beth- will I be giving a speech in LA, or just answering questions on a panel? 
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From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 1:51 PM 

To: Perry; Kristina Y (GOV); Fradiey; Tara D (GOV) 

Subject: Re: Rep. Joule's nephew 

Do I know the person? I'm wondering if I'm missing something with this request from 

Janice . 

Original Message 

From ; Kris Perry 

To: Governor Sarah Palin 

To: Tara Fradiey 

Sent: Feb 27, 2008 1:49 PM 

Subject: RE: Rep. Joule's nephew 



I talked w/ Janice and they were hoping for a phone call to him. I will 
get his number and have it for you tomorrow in case you call (unless you 
need sooner) . We will send a condolence letter. 



Original Message 

From: gov. sarah@yahoo. com [mailto:gov. sarah@yahoo.com) 
Sent; Wednesday, February 27, 2008 1:34 PM 
To: Fradiey, Tara D (GOV) 
Cc: Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) 
Subject: Rep. Joule's nephew 



Janice said his adult nephew died last week, another Rep has asked if we 
contacted him- so if we haven't done a card for him yet would you print 
one out and send to Joule? Thank you 
Sent from my BlackBerry (r) device from Cellular One 



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From: 


gov,sarah@yahoo,com 


Sent: 


Wednesday, February 27, 2008 1:34 PM 


To: 


Fradley; Tara D (GOV) 


Cc: 


Perry; Kristina Y (GOV) 


Subject: 


Rep. Joule's nephew 



Janice said his adult nephew died last week, another Rep has asked if we contacted him- so 
if we haven't done a card for him yet would you print one out and send to Joule? Thank you 

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From: Silveraurora [silvera@mtaoniine.net] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 3:27 PM 

To: Gerlach; Robert F (DEC); 'theider'; McLaughlin; Joseph B (HSS); Hartig; Lawrence L (DEC); Easton; 

Dan (DEC); Ryan; Kristin J (DEC); Fuller; Jay D (DEC); Rice; Cherie L (DEC); Havemeister; Franci A 
(DNR); Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell (GOV sponsored); rainy4279@aol.com; 
rep_carl_gatto@legis.state.ak.us; rep_mark_neuman@legis.state.ak.us; goatmilk@gci.net; 
rqw@mtaonline.net; safailon@aoi.com; Muggins; Charlie (LAA); Green; Lyda N (LAA); 
artemisdreaming@hotmail.com; rep_annaJairclough@legis.state.akus; 
rep - craigJohnson@legis ? state.ak,us; rep scott_kawasaki@legis.state.ak.us; Roses; Bob (LAA); 
Edgmon; Bryce E (LAA); Guttenberg; David (LAA); Kelly; Mike (LAA); Seaton; Paul (LAA); Wilson; 
Peggy A (LAA); Butler; Jay (HSS-CDC); Castrodale; Louisa J (HSS); 'Silveraurora'; 
tfarm@mabeltel.coop; Havemeister; Franci A (DNR); Palin; Sarah H (GOV); agusty@ktva.com; 
Shattuck; Rex (LAA); 'Heather Christensen'; 'Heather Fair'; ralph@akchip.com 

Cc: DEC Legislative Contacts 

Subject; RE: 367 

Dr, Gerlach, I appreciate your comments below and taking the time to address this issue. Where 
in this House Bill does it say that raw milk sold to the consumer will only be consumed raw? It 
does NOT. While many consumers prefer to drink raw milk much as they prefer to eat raw fish 
in Sushi Bars and Steak Tartar (ground raw beef) in some of the finest restaurants in Alaska, this 
law does not prohibit the consumer from pasteurizing the milk they take home from a farm if 
they so choose. To jump to the conclusion that all Alaskans will drink only fresh raw milk 
purchased in it's raw state is preposterous. To require all Alaskans to cook their milk before 
consumption is equally preposterous. The enzymes and natural cultures present in raw milk 
makes some of the finest fresh artisan cheeses in this world today. If I want to buy raw milk and 
make fresh cheese for myself and my family, I am intelligent enough to follow directions and do 
so. The present law PROHIBITS MY ABILITY TO DO SO legally. 

We in Alaska do not need a law that requires us to cook all raw fruits, raw vegetables, raw meats, 
raw fish, nor raw eggs, nor do we need a law requiring us to cook (or purchase only cooked) 
milk. The right to purchase fresh raw products from local producers including raw milk is in 
place, by law, in the majority of states in the United States, preserving the rights of citizens, 
RELIGIOUS CULTURES, ETHNIC CULTURES, and the citizen's right to freedom of 
choice. 

From Christianity Today magazine, February 27, 2008: 
"3. You gotta fight for your right to raw milk 

Milk that comes straight from the cow tastes a lot different than the kind you buy in the store. 
Partly, that's because pasteurization kills off the bacteria and destroys the milk's vitamins. In 
response a lot of farmers, including many Christians, drink their milk raw. Unfortunately for 
them, it's illegal to sell raw milk. But you can drink your milk from your own cow. Some farmers 
sell shares of their cows sind give the "owners" their raw milk. 

You can be sure that plenty of farmers are watching the case of Arlie Stutzman, who was busted 
for selling an undercover agent raw milk. "While I can and I have food, 111 share it," said 
Stutzman, who is Amish. "Do unto others what you would have others do unto you. 1 * 
"We know people are deprived of this real food," he told The Washington Post / 

I don't believe that I need to go into great detail here on behalf of the many ethnic and religious 
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specific milk procurement and handling dictations, but will be happy to if needed. We are reminded to 
respect those ethnic cultures and religions in Alaska that require raw milk as part of their practices. The 
population of Alaska is not solely made of up of Ethno-Europeans - all Alaskans should be treated fairly 
and equitably and have the right to purchase raw milk directly from the producer. 

Those of us who are asking our state Representatives and Senators to allow Alaskans to join the 
*majority* of the states allowing the sale of raw milk directly from the farmer to the consumer are only 
requesting the right to procure the freshest, most wholesome product for our selves and our families. 
What an individual does at home with anything legally purchased should be left up to that individual, 
not a department of the Government of Alaska that is in place to serve Alaskans. In this society of up to 
the minute internet conversations and education there is no need for the state to prohibit the sale of raw 
milk directly from the farmer to the consumer any longer. There is no need any longer for the 
government to hold my and other's hands and tell me that I and others are a bad person for purchasing 
any fresh item from the local producer of my choice - purchase raw milk for personal use, whatever that 
use may be in the privacy of our homes, to include but not limited to drinking it cooked, raw, or white- 
washing a barn with it. Since one of the DEC'S inspectors *this week* has told a local Grade A milk 
producer to cease and desist from selling raw milk via cow shares, ALL raw milk sales in Alaska are 
now said to be illegal and I just will not just sit and allow an outdated law to take away my right to 
choose without standing up for my rights and those of my fellow Alaskans. There is no reason for 
Alaskans to purchase and have flown in fresh raw milk from another state. I am asking our State 
Representatives and Senators to continue to support the rights of it's citizens to have the freedom to 
choose, to include the purchase of fresh raw milk from the producer of each individual's choice. There is 
no longer a need for the state to require the delivery of all raw milk produced in this state to a state- 
owned creamery; nor is there a need any longer for the state to protect it's financial investments in the 
repeatedly-failed state-sponsored dairies of the 80's and 90's. That dismal chapter in our state's history 
is closed! It is time to move on and allow the citizens of Alaska to buy fresh raw milk from the small or 
large producer themselves and to support Alaska's economy. It is time to allow the citizens of Alaska 
the freedom of choice without fear of legal prosecution, that legal right which the majority of other 
US citizens have already in place. Please let the citizens of Alaska have the legal right to purchase any 
farm product produced in this state, including farm fresh raw milk, as they so choose. 

With respect, 
Suzanne Nevada 
District 15 
Wasilla 
907-373-2687 



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From: Gerlach, Robert F (DEC) [mailto:bob.gerlach@alaska.gov] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 12:19 PM 

To: thetder; McLaughlin, Joseph B (HSS); Hartig, Lawrence L (DEC); Easton, Dan (DEC); Ryan, Kristin 3 (DEC); 
Fuller, Jay D (DEC); Rice, Cherie L (DEC); Havemeister, Franci A (DNR); Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell (GOV 
sponsored); rainy4279@aol.com; rep_carLgatto@legis.state,ak.us; rep_mark_neuman@legis.state.ak.us; 
goatmilk@gci.net; rqw@mtaonline.net; safallon@aof.com; Huggins, Charlie (LAA); Green, Lyda N (LAA); 
artemisdreaming@hotmail.com; rep_anna_fairclough@legis.state.ak.us; rep_craigjohnson@tegis.state.ak.us; 
rep_scott_kawasaki@iegis.state.ak.us; Roses, Bob (LAA); Edgmon, Bryce E (LAA); Guttenberg, David (LAA); 
Kelly, Mike (LAA); Seaton, Paul (LAA); Wilson, Peggy A (LAA); Butler, Jay (HSS-CDC); Castrodale, Louisa 
Cc: Silveraurora; DEC Legislative Contacts 
Subject: RE: 367 

Ms. Heider, 



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I appreciate your email and feel that it is your right and responsibility to question the regulations and ask for a 
justification of why they are in place. At this time the regulations regarding the sale an processing of dairy 
products prohibit the sale and distribution of raw milk in Alaska. This is consistent with the regulations of 21 other 
states. I thought you should know the topic of raw miik is very popular and being discussed in several 
states. Many authorities have been consulted and in order to protect the public health the following agencies and 
groups to oppose the sale and distribution of raw milk to the public due the health hazards associated with the 
product. 

Alaska Department of Health, and Social Services 
American Medical Association 
American Veterinary Medical Association 
American Academy of Pediatricians 
American Public Health Association 
Centers for Disease Control 
Federal Food and Drug Administration 
International Association for Food Protection 

National Farm Bureau 

National Association of States Departments of Agriculture 

National Environmental Health Association 

National Association of Food and Drug Officials 

It is not my intention to prohibit or deny your choice to drink raw milk but it is the of this position of this office and 
the Department of Health and Social Services to protect public health. That is why neither this office nor the 
Department of Health and Social Services can support the sale and distribution of raw milk to the public. 

I have had similar questions regarding the ones that you have raised about the other raw foods and the risk of 
food borne diseases. The degree of risk varies depending on the origin of the food product, how it is raised, how 
it is handled and marketed and how it is handled (stored and cooked) by the consumer. There is no doubt the 
risk associated with raw foods is much greater. Chicken, beef, eggs and some seafood although sold raw 
are handled in such a manner to reduce the contamination with disease causing pathogens and these are 
Intended to be cooked to eliminate any pathogens that may be inherently present in the product The public 
health Officials in Alaska as well as the federal agencies regulating foods try to minimize the disease risk to the 
public by requiring certain procedures to be followed at critical handling or processing steps each specific to the 
type of food. For milk, pasteurization has been the process used to reduce the risk of food borne diseases. The 
goal is to minimize the risk as much as possible. It is impossible to eliminate the risk completely, only to reduce it 
in an attempt to stop the negative effects of a food borne disease outbreak. 

Unfortunately, the current scientific research shows the risks associated with raw food products is increasing. 
One area of increased risk is the greater incidence of multidrug resistant bacteria being found on farms and on 
agricultural products. These pathogens are resistant to the standard treatment offered by the medical profession, 
require extraordinary measures to manage and put patients at greater risk for a poor prognosis and outcome. 
The historic evidence illustrates that about 90 % of the food borne outbreaks associated with raw milk have 
occurred in states that regulate the sale of the product Several states that allow the sale of raw milk have just 
revised their regulations in an attempt to deal with this problem. California, for example, in response to an 
disease outbreak (September 2006) in January 2007 tightened the regulations regarding the sale of raw milk. It 
is not possible to eliminate the risk associated with raw milk but it may be reduced by pasteurization. If you are 
interested in finding more information concerning the outbreak in California or other states, I would encourage you 
to contact the state health departments involved in the investigation since ! have found this information to be most 
accurate. 

In evaluating the risk of food borne disease related to dairy products, I focus on the dairy products and only 
compare the risks associated with raw miik in comparison to pasteurized milk products. Using this comparison 
the risks associated with raw milk products are significantly greater. It is important to remember that pasteurized 
milk is not sterilized and as i mentioned there is risk associated with all food products. In this case the logic 
is sound, compare the risks associated with similar food groups, use regulations to minimize the risk of disease as 



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best as we are able to protect public health. 

Thank you for your email, 
Bob Gerlach 



Robert F Geriach VMD 
Alaska State Veterinarian 
5251 HinkleRoad 
Anchorage, AK 99507 
(907)375-8214 FAX: (907)929-7335 
Bob.gerlach@al »ska.gov 

Do you have livestock? 

You need a premises identification number. 
Please call (907) 375 8200 to register 



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From: theider [mailto:tianih@mtaonline.net] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 7:34 AM 

To: McLaughlin, Joseph B (HSS); Hartig, Lawrence L (DEC); Easton, Dan (DEC); Ryan, Kristin 3 (DEC); Fuller, 3ay 
D (DEC); Rice, Cherie L (DEC); Havemeister, Franci A (DNR); Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell (GOV sponsored); 
rainy4279@aol.com; rep__carLgatto@legis.state.ak.us; repjrnark_neuman@legis.state.ak.us; goatmilk@gci.net; 
rqw@mtaonline.net; safallon@aol.com; Huggins, Charlie (LAA); Green, Lyda N (LAA); 
artemisdreaming@hotmail.com; rep_annaJairclough@legis.state.ak.us; rep_craigjohnson@legis.state.ak.us; 
rep„scott__kawasaki@legis>state.ak,us; Roses, Bob (LAA); Edgmon, Bryce E (LAA); Guttenberg, David (LAA); 
Kelly, Mike (LAA); Seaton, Paul (LAA); Wilson, Peggy A (LAA); Gerlach, Robert F (DEC) 
Cc: Silveraurora 
Subject: HB: 367 
Importance: High 

] wish to voice rriy support in favor of raw milk, and raw milk products sales. 
There are a number of reasons for my wholehearted support- 
Alaskans are already able to either grow, catch, or harvest quite a number of raw products (shellfish, fishes, 
berries, wild game, vegetables they grow, and other edibles from the wildlands) locally. From subsistence 
hunter/gatherers, to suburban residents who scour the forest for mushrooms, fiddle head ferns and edible greens 
to enhance a healthy diet, we are well versed in proper and safe food handling and preparation. Why would raw 
milk be any different? 

In the stores are 10Qs of raw products from unknown locations that are subjected to tremendous shipping lengths- 
such as eggs, milk products, fruits, vegetables, fish, and of course grocery shelves brimming with "short shelf life" 
meats of all kinds. Also deli meats and foods prepared thousands of miles away and offered to Alaskans every 
day. On many of these products, there is no signage informing the consumer where the product came from, let 
alone when it was harvested or prepared. Just an "expiration date" on refrigerated items. 

With fresh, local raw milk and milk products, I will know where the milk comes from. I will be able to see for myself 
the farming practises/examine the premises and make an informed decision about whether to purchase it for my 
family. I cannot do this with imported milk) Instead, I am forced to buy milk that often "goes off" in the gallon jug 
within days of opening. If the farm does not meet my personal criteria for safe handling, then I can chose another 
producer. I cannot do this as it is today. A "short shelf life" is of no concern to me, as raw milk will undoubtedly be 
fresher and healthier than what is shipped in currently. I have always supported Alaskan products in my 



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purchases, why should fresh focal dairy products be out of my reach? 



As a mother and consumer, 1 cannot even identify produce in grocery stores that comes from countries whose 
production methods are questionable. When there is a recall of some type, we are at the "end of the food chain" 
and thus, most of the item has already been purchased and in many cases consumed. With local raw milk and 
raw milk products, we would indeed have dairy items "fresher by far" and people who have health concerns would 
have a choice: f want this choice for myself and my family. 

Since I do not farm, or have dairy animals of any type, I am unable to provide this healthy alternative (raw milk) to 
my family. The decision to restrict sales seems to be based upon inaccurate and unproven reports of disease 
and/or illness in the Lower 48. Most were "attributed" to very large scale operations, which is not the situation we 
have here in Alaska. Here we have a handful of struggling dairies and small livestock owners, and I say we should 
let the Alaska consumer pro^e their viability, instead of choking off an entire market sector with unecessary and 
outdated regulations. 

As a person who has lived in several remote spots in Alaska in the 60s and 70s, I can firmly state that canned, 
powdered, and air shipped milk are inferior in quality to raw milk. I do recall times when "the barge 1 * was either 
lost, or delayed....meaning no milk (or produce) available at all, sometimes for weeks. I have heard that there are 
dairy animals in the Bush.. ..why restrict raw milk, which is healthier, and fresh, from those communities? Is that a 
wise "use" of community resources? 

in my mind, the issue of raw milk sales in Alaska is about choice. I want the freedom to chose for myself and my 
family! Having the choice to purchase direct from the farmer or producer supports not only Alaska agriculture, but 
the health of our residents. 

In a time when diversifying our tiny agricultural base is crucial to our future, it would seem obvious that Alaska 
should join the other 28 states who allow raw milk sales. 

I urge you to support sales of raw milk and raw milk products with HB 367 

Respectfully 

Tiani Heider 
4457 S. Philie Drive 
Wasilla, Alaska 99654 
(907) 357-0542 



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Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 12:04 PM 
Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 
Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
FW: Other 



Original Message 



From : WefoMai l@gov . state . ak . us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state „ ak , us] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 10:46 AM 

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Mr. MICHAEL DEBERRY 

address: 101 S BURBANK DRIVE APT C-38 MONTGOMERY AL 36117 



MESSAGE: 



Gov. Palin 



I am distressed about news reports indicating you might accept invitation to become the 
2008 GOP presidential running mate, please, please, please disavow these reports 
publically and confirm to your constituents and fans outside of the great state of Alaska 
that you serve out your entire as Governor (and run for re-election) . . . 



a Sarah Palin fan in Montgomery, AL 



michael - deberry@adss . alabama . gov 



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Unknown 

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [gove»rnor@aiaska.gov] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 3:24 PM 
To: Smith; Lynne M (GOV) 

Subject: FW; Vanguard 1-14 



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From: Michaefa Goertzen [mailto:mgoertzen@institutenorth.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 3:21 PM 
To: mgoertzen@institutenorth.org 
Subject: Vanguard 1-14 



Dear Reader: 

Attached please find this week's issue of the Vanguard, a newsletter providing information on 
national security for state and local policymakers. We thank you for your interest and support, 
and invite your comments. 

Best Regards, 

Mead Treadwell, Senior Fellow and Director, Security and Defense Program 

Michaela Goertzen, Research Associate and Editor 
907,771.2446 

The Institute of the North 
www , in stitu tenorth . o r g 



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Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 12:03 PM 
Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 
Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
FW: Elections 



Original Message 



From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state. ak. us] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 10:52 AM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV -sponsored) 
Subject: Elections 



Web mail from: Mr. Thomas Jordan 

address: 713 Shipman Mtn. Ct* Windsor CO 80550 



MESSAGE : 



Dear Governor Palin: 



I/We've heard rumblings within the State of Colorado about your name being thrust into the 
selection process as a potential choice for Vice President upon the Republican ticket. 
Your party and country needs you please give it some serious consideration. 



Respectfully/ 



T , R . Jordan 



Tombawp@hotmail . com 



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gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 11:51 AM 

Frank Bailey 

K Perry Yahoo; Hartig; Lawrence L (DEC) 

Climate Change task force/boards 



Frank: Gerd Wendler, UAF professor (my sister-in-law's dad), is offering to serve on 
anything having to do with climate change impacts- he wrote. the book "The Climate of 
Alaska" (Chuck sent a copy to Larry Hartig)... thanks 



Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 9:41 AM 

Yocom; Lauren J (GOV) 

Spencer; Kari L (GOV); Castle; Lillian K (GOV) 

FW: Budget 



Original Message 



From : WebMail@gov . state .ak.us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak. us] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 9:49 AM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subj ect : Budget 



Web mail from: Mr. James Reynolds 

address: 864 Pemberton Drive Spring Creek NV 89815 

775-777-9104 



MESSAGE : 



Dear Governor Palin 



I am a former resident of Alaska (1978-2006) and, after 23 years on the regular UAF 
faculty, am now Professor Emeritus. During my faculty tenure, I witnessed one underlying 
problem that affected students, faculty and staff: facility limitations. Although one can 
dismiss this as a common problem everywhere, that does not negate the need to address 
specific problems, especially for students. 

SB 221 offers an opportunity to address the specific needs of students at UAF through the 
construction of a Biosciences Facility (BIOS) . The building will benefit many UAF 
students. All students are required to take science courses and many choose to take 
biology. Biology is also the largest undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. program at UAF. The 
facility will help retain quality faculty, which in turn attracts the best students 



I urge you to use your influence to see that this facility becomes a reality. Thank you. 



James B . Reynolds , PhD 



ffjbr@uaf.edu 



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From: John Katz Owkatz@ALASKADC.org] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 4:37 AM 

To: Karen Rehfeld; Governor Sarah Palin 

Cc: Michael Tibbies; Mike Nizich; Sharon W (GOV) Leighow; kris_perry@gov.state.ak.us 

Subject: Fairbanks News-Miner/Congressional Earmarks 

I think that Robert Dillon's story below came out pretty well for us. Hopefully, we 
can move on to other things with the Congressional delegation. 



Ted Stevens to reveal requests for earmarks 

By R. A. Dillon 

Published Wednesday, February 27, 2008 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens says he will begin later this week to 
post all of the earmark requests his office has received from local communities and 
the state. 

The move comes in response to calls from some national Republicans for greater 
transparency in the federal budget process and, specifically, criticism from Gov. 
Sarah Palin of the congressional delegation's use of earmarks to send millions of 
dollars home annually. 

"There is some allegation that Senator Stevens pulls these requests out of thin air 
during the appropriation process," said Aaron Saunders, spokesman for Stevens. 
"By posting these on our Web site, we'll be able to demonstrate to Alaskans exactly 
where these requests come from." 

Stevens plans to post all of the earmark requests he's received from state and 
municipal governments and private organizations for fiscal year 2009, Saunders 
said. The deadline for submitting earmark requests was Feb. 15. 

The delegation is concerned that there's a disconnect between what the governor 
says in public and the funding requests that have been submitted by her 
administration, an Alaska congressional aide said on condition of anonymity 
because they weren't authorized to speak on the issue. 

The state has requested 31 earmarks in fiscal year 2009. Of those, 22 represent 
continuing appropriations from previous years, four have been funded intermittently 
in the past and only five requests are new. 



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The state's funding requests are in line with the governor's call in December to 
reduce the number of earmarks to no more than 10 or 12, excluding ongoing 
appropriations and earmarks for the Alaska National Guard, said John Katz, the 
governor's Washington spokesman. 

"We have reduced the total number of earmark requests from 54 last year to 31/' 
Katz said. "The total amount of money requested has gone down from $550 million 
to less than $200 million;' 

Katz met with Stevens on Monday morning to assure the senator that the state 
supported efforts to shine more light on the earmark process and that the governor 
was not trying to pick a fight with the delegation. 

"I don't see any problem with Sen. Stevens posting the state's earmark requests/' 
Katz said. "We believe they all pass muster in terms of the criteria set forth by the 
congressional delegation and the Bush administration. 

"In each instance, there's a strong federal nexus, citizen support and reliance on an 
open and transparent process," Katz said. "In addition, we've included state 
matching funds whereever possible." 

In an interview here on Saturday, Palin said the state's congressional delegation 
needed to change with the times and significantly curb their use of congressional 
earmarks. 

"We can either put our heads in the sand and ignore the reforms that are coming or 
we can be proactive and get Alaska in a position to be more productive, contributing 
more and become less reliant on the federal government," Palin said. 

The comments hit a nerve with Alaska's senior senator, who is renown for his ability 
to direct federal dollars back to the state through the earmark process. 

Stevens, also a Republican, ranked second in the Senate in the number of earmarks 
he salted into spending bills in 2007. According to the nonprofit budget watchdog 
group Taxpayers for Common Sense, Stevens snagged $389 million in earmarks for 
projects back home. 

Critics of earmarks say the process is rife for abuse by powerful lawmakers who* can 
direct federal spending to pet projects with little or no oversight. 

Stevens has repeatedly defended the use of earmarks, though, arguing that they give 
Congress more say over how federal dollars are spent. 

"The important thing to consider is that each of these requests come from a 
borough, city, community or local organization," Saunders said. 

Stevens supports efforts to make the budget process more transparent and has 
agreed to adhere to new rules adopted in the Senate requiring both the sponsor and 
beneficiary to be listed on each earmark, Saunders said. 



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"The appropriation process is not done in a smoke-filled room in the dead of night," 
Saunders said. "There's a process and these bills are vetted over several months." 

Katz said the governor is not against the use of earmarks as long as they meet 
certain standards. 

"She understands Congress* responsibility to appropriate funds, and earmarking is 
part of that responsibility," Katz said. 

Stevens has repeatedly warned the state that earmarking is on the decline and that 
important infrastructure projects will require greater share from the state in the 
future. 

"Stevens has gone before the Legislature for years telling them that federal support 
is going to slow down and that there has to be more support from the state," 
Saunders said. "It's clear that the state is finally getting the message." 

President Bush warned Congress last month that he would veto appropriation bills 
that exceed his $988 billion budget request for non-military spending for fiscal year 
2009 and for cutting the number of earmarks in half. 

He also issued an order to federal agencies directing them to ignore earmarks in the 
reports that accompany spending bills, which are not legally binding. Instead, to be 
funded an earmark would have to be included in the language of the appropriation 
bill, which requires a vote by the full committee. 

On Tuesday, South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint said he plans to offer an 
amendment in the upcoming Senate budget resolution that would establish a year- 
long moratorium on earmarks. 



Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
jwkatz@alaskadc.or g. Thank you . 



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Unknown 

From: Tibbies, Michael A (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=MATIBBLES] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 8:27 AM 

To: Sarah Palin 

Subject: Dennis Hardy - Marine Highway 

Governor, 

DOT will be sending a release today announcing the resignation of Dennis Hardy. Leo will send me a draft before 
it goes out but I expect it will be very brief. We are also planning on touching base personally with several coastal 
legislators. If asked about a replacement, I plan on passing along a comment that the House Finance Committee 
has eliminated the De puty Commissioner position so there is uncertainty on how we will proceed. I would also 
like to pass along that {Priyilegedo r Personal Material Redacted [ 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Mike 



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Unknown 

From: John Katz Owkatz@ALASKADC.org] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 12:50 PM 

To: Mike Tibbies; Governor Sarah Palin 

Cc: kris.perry@alaska.gov; Mike Nizich; Frank Bailey 

Subject: DC Office/personnel changes 

Sam Bishop advised me today that he and his wife have decided to move back to 
Fairbanks. They and their children want to be closer to family and friends. Sam 
will be leaving the DC office effective July 1 . 

As Allison Nyholm has mentioned, she will be getting married and moving to Salt 
Lake City. Her last day in the DC office will be sometime in May. 

I am sorry to loose both of them. They have been excellent public servants, but I 
respect their decision that family always comes first. 

I wanted you to be aware of these developments rather than hearing about them 
from the Alaska grapevine. Of course, their leaving will have a significant impact on 
the DC office, and I'm beginning to think about competent replacements. If either of 
you or the other addressees on this email have thoughts about possible candidates, 
please let me know. In the meantime, I will look around myself both in Alaska and 
among Alaskans back here. 



Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is 
jwkatz@alaskadc.org . Thank you . 



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From: Mason, Janice L (GOV) [/0-SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 
GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=JLMASON] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 12:53 PM 

To: Sarah Palin 

Subject: FW; Ladonna Westfall 

Governor - Email to you. Janice 



From: kdl@mtaonline.net [mailto:kdl@mtaonline.net] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 8:59 AM 
To: Mason, Janice L (GOV) 
Subject: Ladonna Westfall 

Sarah, 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Also, I am waiting to hear from your office regarding if you can attend my Grand Re-opening 
and ribbon cutting here at Curves in Big Lake at the end of March. I will schedule it around 
you if you think that it is something that you would like to do. 

Love to all, 

Dana Lipse 



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Mason, Janice L (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=JLMASON] 

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 12:04 PM 

Sarah Palin; fek9wnr@yahoo.com 

Perry; Kristina Y (GOV) 

Schedule - Wed. 02.27 - 03.08.08 



High 



Governor - Reggie Joule ! s nephew died (Russ Kelly emailed you last week on this) 
Kerttula was asking if you had touched base with Reggie by phone in this regards 
came from Russ Kelly. Thank you, Janice 



Rep. 
Request 



Wed. - Friday 02.27-02.29.08 7:00 p.m. - Chugiak - Peterscreek Christian Church - Drs. 
Christian and Robin Harfouche - Miracle Crusade Revival - If your able to attend they 
would like to meet w/you and share their vision they' have for the people of Alaska. 



Thursday - 02.28.08 

invited to present (3) certi 



9:00 - 9:25 a.m. - Mat-Su Job Center - Governor 



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From: Cayce, Sunny C (GOV) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=SCCAYCE] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 1:37 PM 

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 

Subject: RE: Other 



I'll take it 



Sunny 



Original Message 

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 12:03 PM 
To: Cayce, Sunny C (GOV) 
Subject: FW: Other 



Is this something that Nizich would do or would Randy do this??? 
Donna 



Original Message 

From: WebMail@gov.st at e.ak. us [mailto:WebMail8gov.state.ak.us] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 10:58 AM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from; morgan tucker 

address: 410 rogers road kenai AK 99611 



MESSAGE: 



In biology we are doing the caring for the kenai projects, and i am researching what to do 
in case of a tsunami- I haven't really ever learned about what to do. i can't find very 
helpful sites either. Do you know where we should go incase of an emergency? How far 
inland do we drive? in kenai is there a specific place we should go? Growing up on the 
kenai peninsula i know that there is not many people know about what to do r and we need to 
know! thank you, 



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dont_~_judge_-_me@hotmail . com 



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Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Thursday, February 28, 2008 3:17 PM 
Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 
Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
FW: Elections 



Original Message 



From : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us [mail to : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us] 
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 2:47 PM 
To: 'Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject : Elections 



Web mail from: Mr. Bradley Clark 

address: 188 Boat Dock Road Lakeview AR 72642 



870-405-5744 



MESSAGE ; 



Mrs. Palin: 



I was recently informed that there is a possibility of you receiving the vice presidential 
nomination from John Mccain' s campaign. As a citizen of Arkansas and a great lover of the 
state o ( f Alaska, i would like to extend my support for you to do so. I knew nothing about 
you until i had heard this was a possibility, so i have spent the afternoon studying your 
voting record. I have many disagreements with Senator Mccain on issues of immigration, 
and his financial policies. If you were to run on his ticket, i would be more than happy 
to "pull the lever" for Sen. Mccain. I believe you would be a balance to the issues i do 
not agree with him on. From studying your voting record in the state of Alaska, I am 
impressed. If only we had a governor with the same conservative principals as you do in 
Arkansas, I know you have a busy schedule and dont have much time to read e-mails. I 
just felt compelled to send my support to you, and continue in your quest for conservatism 
in today ' s gove 

rnment. I know it is hard, I am extremely interested in the political realm of this 
country. I listen and support people such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, and 
William F. Buckley who just recently passed away. I would like to encourage you to 
consider this vice presidential nomination if it is so offered. We need you, Mrs. Palin. 
Thank yqu * 



Bradley Clark 



clarkbradleyl@hotmail . com 



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Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@aiaska.gov] 
Thursday, February 28, 2008 3: 1 5 PM 
Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 
Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
FW: Elections 



Original Message 



From : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state .ak . us] 
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 2:53 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject : Elections 



Web mail from: Mr. Jim Coffman 



address: 17000 E Mineral PI. Centennial CO 8 0016 



MESSAGE : 



GO For VP !!!!! i I !!!!!! I ]!!!!!!! ! 



Sincerely, Jim 



j imcof fman@hotmail . com 



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From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska,gov] 

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 3: 1 5 PM 

To: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Cc: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: FW: Elections 



Original Message 

From: . WebMail@gov. state. ak. us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us] 
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 2:56 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject : Elections 



Web mail from: Mr. Larry Atwell 

address: 12200-113 Atlantic Blvd. Jacksonville PL 32225 
904-220-2339 



MESSAGE: 
Governor Palin, 



I heard from a constitent of yours on the Rush Limbaugh's radio show today. She had a 
glowing account of your role in Alaska and thought you being considered as a running mate 



for John McCain. 

Please give it your up most consideration. 



Sincerely, 
Larry Atwell 



larry_atwell@comcast.net 



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Governor Sarah Patin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Thursday, February 28, 2008 3:15 PM 
Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 
Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
FW: Elections 



Original Message 



From ; VJebMail@gov . state . ak . us [mailto : WebMailOgov . state . ak . us] 
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 3:01 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Elections 



Web mail from: Mr. Donald Sebastian 
address: 402 whitehorse road gastonia NC 28052 
704 678 6080 



MESSAGE: 

i am not a resident of alaska all thought i spent 13 months on kodiak island in 1967 68. my 
point i hope you would be interested in the V P slot in the coming election my best 

regards donald 



sonnygambler@yahoo . com 



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Governor Sarah Paiin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Thursday, February 28, 2008 3:13 PM 
Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 
Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
FW: Other 



Original Message 



From : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us] 
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 3:24 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Mr. Eric Miklas 



address: 47 Watson Way North East MD 21901 



443-553-7649 



MESSAGE: 



Your name is getting mentioned as a possible VP candidate to run with Senator McCain. Is 
this a mere rumor or is it something that you are considering? Please .advise if you can. 



Best Regards, 



Eric Miklas 



"A Fellow Conservative 11 



Eric Miklas@hotmail.com 



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Unknown 

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 1:22 PM 

To: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Cc: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: FW: Elections 



-■ Original Message 

From: WebMail@gov. state. ak. us [mailto;WebMail@gov. state. ak. us] 
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 1:36 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Elections 



Web mail from; Mr. Michael Tangert 
address: P.O.Box 233 Denver PA 17517 
717-336-4384 



MESSAGE: 

Greetings Gov. Palin, 



It is reported that you may run for VP on the Republican ticket. That would be great. You 
seem to be a warm and caring 

person by your photos. You have our prayers and support. 

Just remember. The convservative revolution started by 

President Reagan reinstituted a culture of life, liberty 

and the pursuit of happiness under God. Let's reach His 

and his goals. ... 



Thanks for listening . 



matarigertl@hotmail . com 



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Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [govemor@alaska.gov] 
Thursday, February 28, 2008 1:14 PM 
Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 
Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
FW: Elections 



■Original Message 



From : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us] 
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 1:29 PM 
To; Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Elections 



Web mail from: Mr. Paul Ringstrom 
address: P.O. Box 1139 New Lenox IL 60451 



MESSAGE : 



We need you for VP on the McCain ticket 



paul®rincjstroTn.us 



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Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@a!aska.govJ 
Thursday, February 28, 2008 1:13 PM 
Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 
Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
FW: Other 



Original Message 



From : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us [mail to : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us] 
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 12:05 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Ms, Gwen Burchfield 



address: 763 CR 1342 Pittsburg TX 75686 



903-856-6604 



MESSAGE: 

I heard today on Rush Limbaugh's program that McCain was considering you for his VP. 
Please, please, if you guys can get together, do so. We have 3 congressional people (out 
of touch) running and we need someone like you to balance McCain out. I have never not 
voted but the field this year, makes me very afraid for our country. I know McCain is a 
war hero, but he like the 2 Decocrats leaves me without much hope for the future of our 
country. Thank for reading my ranble. Gwen Burchfield 



gburchf ield@pilgrimspride . com 



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Governor Sarah Paiin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Thursday, February 28, 2008 1:11 PM 
Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 
Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
FW: Other 



^Original Message 

From: WebMailOgov. state. ak. us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us] 
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 1:04 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Mr. Terry Richardson 



address: 5228 28th LUBBOCK TX 79407 



806-239-0418 



MESSAGE: 

Any friend of Rush's is a friend of mine! Actually, I was completely unaware of your 
success until Rush spoke of it. And, after studying your fine web site, I agree, you 
WOULD make a fine V-P candidate' 



Seriously, you have a beautiful family and I wish you well as you lead your state during 

these difficult times. 



Sincerely, 



Terry Richardson 



Terry . C , Richardson@ssa . gov 



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Governor Sarah Paiin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Thursday, February 28, 2008 1:10 PM 
Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 
Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
FW: Other 



Original Message 



From : WebMai l@gov . state . ak . us [mai lto : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us] 
Sent; Thursday, February 28, 2008 1:23 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Pal in (GOV sponsored) 
Subject : Other 



Web mail from: Pastor Rob Bremer 

address: 7 90 Hidden Valley Road Gatlinburg TN 37738 



MESSAGE : 



Dear Governor Palin, 



I have heard so many good things about you and your values, etc., that I urge you to 
accept the position of Vice President on the Republican ticket, if asked. Hopefully, Ben, 
McCain will be sharp enough to consider you. 

i wish you the best of everything in all you endeavors. 

God Bless You! 

Pastor Rob Bremer - Gatlinburg, Tennessee 



robspeaks@charter . net 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 1 1 .53 AM 

To: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Cc: Perry; Kristina Y (GOV) 

Subject: Re: March 14 - Republican Convention 

I think the intro to Michael should be enough? Instead of both? 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Mason, Janice L (GOV) " <janice.mason@alaska.gov> 



Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 11:54:35 

To: Sarah Palin <gov. sarah@yahoo . com> 

Cc: "Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) " <kris .perry@alaska.gov> 

Subject: March 14 - Republican Convention 



Governor - On Friday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m. per Karl Clauson - you are confirmed to do the 
Introduction of Michael Steele at the Republican Convention. They are also hoping that 
you will be available to give the Delegate Welcome at 9:00 a.m. that same day. They have 
to go to print by this afternoon and we need to confirm both engagements. Kris has 
indicated that there is work underway on a speech for this. Thanks, Janice 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 11:30 AM 

To: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Subject: Re: interview requests 



Sounds good. Do they want to do outside or in? 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Leighow, Sharon w (GOV) » <sharon, leighow@alaska.gov> 



Date; Thu, 28 Feb 2008 11:25:13 

To : ExternalEmailgsp <gov . sarah@yahoo. com> 

Subject: RE: interview requests 



Channel 13 will be here at noon 



Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 



465-4031 Juneau 
269-7450 Anchorage 
240-7943 cell 



Original Message 

From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com [mailto : gov . sarah@yahoo . com] 
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 10:13 AM 
To: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) 
Subject: Re: . interview requests 

Sure. I'll be in the office in an hr until three oclock 

1 



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Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



-----Original Message 

From: "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) " <sharon.leighow@alaska.gov> 



Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 10:14:42 
To :.gov . sarah@yahoo . com 
Subject: interview requests 



Governor - 



Channel 13 is looking for an interview on your NGA trip. Fox Business News is looking for 
another Exxon Valdez interview - at this point we don't have satellite confirmation so I'm 
not sure that will work. And Steve Quinn wants to know if you can call him after hours to 
talk about the state republican convention and Ben Stevens serving as national 

committeeman. 



Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 



465-4031 Juneau 
269-7450 Anchorage 
240-7943 cell 



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Unknown _^ _____ 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 1 1 ;24 AM 

To: Frank Bailey; Perry; Kristina Y (GOV) 

Cc: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Subject: Re: AGIA 

Ideally we'd have leg work underway to find a venue so we take away any argument there 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: frank bailey <f tb907@yahoo,com> 



Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 11:23:57 
To : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 

Subject : Re: AGIA 



This makes financial sense. We can come up with a venue that works just fine, and the 
public can participate much better in the process. AGIA is the future of the State's 
economy and public access to the process is critical. 

gov.sarah@yahoo.com wrote: Sharon- it's looking like leggies are actually on track to 
finish up in 90 days, but if we have to hold them or call special session to consider AGIA 
then we have to strategize with gasline team on timing of such. 



We were the nice guys last year on location of special session and "suggested" special 
session take place in Anchorage, this time it's obvious they desire more direction so I 1 11 
be calling it in Anchorage. It's nonsensicle to ask Revenue, DNR, Oil and Gas, Law, press, 
public, etc to fly to Juneau to take care of AGIA this go 'round. It'll be taken care of 
on the more convenient road system. 



So, if asked, that's my answer - but I do understand we may want to strategize on 
announcing those intentions. Thanks! 



Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Thursday, February 28, 2008 11:01 AM 

Anders; Bruce F (DNR); Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Rutherford; Marty K (DNR); Galvin; Patrick S (DOR); Frank Bailey; Perry; 

Kristina Y (GOV); Sean personal 

Re: AGIA 



Great! Now we just n eed to figure out when. 

Privileged or Personallj- 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



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Original Message 



From: "Anders, Bruce F (DNR)" <bruce.anders@alaska.gov> 



Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 10:59:58 

To:ExternalEmailgsp <gov.sarah@yahoo.com>, "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)" 

< sharon . leighow@alaska . gov> 

Cc: M Irwin, Tom E (DNR)" <tom. irwin@a la ska .go v>, "Rutherford, Marty K (DNR) ■» 
<marty.rutherford@alaska.gov>, "Galvin, Patrick S (DOR)" <patrick.galvin@alaska.gov>, Frank 
Bailey <ftb907@yahoo.com>, "Perry,. Kristina Y (GOV)" <kris.perry@alaska.gov> 

Subject: RE: AGIA 



Right on! And it's not just for the convenience of the Administration and the press. 
It's about getting as many Alaskans as possible in on the discussion, and about making it 
easier for bush travelers we heard from who want to be involved, and TransCanada reps, and 
those from AGPA who want to ask the hard questions, and the many federal and Canadian 
representatives who want to challenge or support or just query the Administration's 
findings. Alaskans deserve that the logistics be easiest on everybody, even producer reps 
headquartered in Anchorage, who are encouraged (again) to participate. This debate is too 
important to exclude even one person who would have joined but for the cost to fly to 
Juneau. Great call, Governor. 

Bruce 



From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com [mailto : gov . sarah@yahoo . com] 

Sent: Thu 2/28/2008 9:55 AM 

To: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) 

Cc: Irwin, Tom E (DNR); Rutherford, Marty K (DNR); Anders, Bruce P (DNR); Galvin, Patrick 
S (DOR) ; Frank Bailey; Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) 



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Subject: AGIA 



Sharon- it's looking like leggies are actually on track to finish up in 90 days, but if we 
have to hold them or call special session to consider AGIA then we have to strategize with 

gasline team on timing of such. 



We were the nice guys last year on location of special session and "suggested" special 
session take place in Anchorage, this time it's obvious they desire more direction so I'll 
be calling it in Anchorage. It ' s nonsensicle to ask Revenue, DNR, Oil and Gas, Law, press, 
public, etc to fly to Juneau to take care of AGIA this go ! round. It'll be taken care of 
on the more convenient road system. 

So, if asked, that's my answer - but I do understand we may want to strategize on 
announcing those intentions. Thanks! 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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Unknown 

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 1 1 :02 AM 

To: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Cc: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: FW: Other 



Original Message 

From: webMail@gov. state. ak. us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us] 
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2-008 11:04 AM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Mr. Jesse Wayne. 
address: P.O.Box 3039 Cody WY 82414 



MESSAGE : 

Dear Governor Palin: 



Today, I caught the tail-end of Rush Limbaugh's discussion about you and, judging by what 
i heard, I. believe you should be our Republican Presidential candidate, certainly not 
McCain. 



Born in 1941 and a life-long Conservative Republican, I'm completely disappointed with 
Bush and his father. I voted for senior because I thought he would carry on President 
Reagan's legacy, but he turned on us like a snake. Like-wise, his son's first luncheon 
after his first inaugural was with Mexico's Vincente Fox, who visioned "open borders fro 
Panama to the Yukon . " 



Anyway, in checking your stats (NRA life member as I), I would proudly vote for you in a 
heartbeat. At this point in time, I'm dubious about voting in this election. But if I 
don't it would be the first election I ever missed. And if I don't then I can't complain 
and have no say so. I will probably write-in Pat Buchanan's name... because he's the one I 
believe should be President. 

Thank you for your time and God bless you and your family. 



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Jess 



Wavycpltl851@aol . com 



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From: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) [govpalin@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 11:00 AM 

To: Yocom; Lauren J (GOV); Leighow; Sharon W (GOV); Leschper; Beth (GOV) 

Subject: Re: Media Advisory: Governor Palin to Honor Susan Butcher at iditarod Start 



Thanks ! 



Original Message 

From: Yocom, Lauren J (GOV) <lauren.yocom@alaska.gov> 

To: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV); Leschper, Beth (GOV) 

Cc: Yocom, Lauren J (GOV) 

Sent: Thu Feb 28 10:55:30 2008 

Subject; Media Advisory: Governor Palin to Honor Susan Butcher at Iditarod Start 



February 28, 2008 



Governor Palin to Honor Susan Butcher at Iditarod Start 



Anchorage, Alaska - Governor Sarah Palin will hold a ceremonial bill- signing honoring 
Susan Butcher and her many accomplishments at the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog 



Race in Anchorage. 



The Governor will be joined by Susan Butcher's husband and two daughters for the 
ceremonial signing of House Bill 37, which establishes the first Saturday of every March 
as Susan Butcher Day. Butcher, who won the "Last Great Race" four times, died of cancer m 



2006 



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House Bill 37 was sponsored by Representative David Guttenberg and Senator Joe Thomas, 
along with numerous co- sponsors. 



Who: 
Tekla 



What: 



When : 



Where 



Contact : 



### 



Governor Sarah Palin, Dave Monson and daughters Chisana and 



House Bill 37 



9:45 a.m., Saturday, March 1 



4th Avenue and D Street, Anchorage 



Sharon Leighow (907) 240-7943 



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Governor Sarah Paiin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Thursday, February 28, 2008 10:36 AM 
Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 
Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
FW: Other 



Original Message 



From : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us [mail to : WebMail@gov . state , ak . us] 
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 10:51 AM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Mr. Duane Berreth 

address: 2400 S, Ocean Drive #4133 Ft Pierce FL 34949 
7724617646 



MESSAGE : 

I would like to know how the Governor Palin stands in respect to abortion 



Why you ask? 



Gov. Palin .is reported to be a VP running mate for Sen. McCain and it would be good to 
know, right up front ... 



Thanks , 



Duane Berreth 



Volunteer 



Pregnancy Care Center 

Ft Pierce, Florida 



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dberrethobellsouth . net 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 10:23 AM 

To: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Subject: Re: AGIA 



I know- me too! 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) " <sharon. leighow@alaska.gov> 



Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 10:09:02 
To:ExternalEmailgsp <gov. sarah@yahoo. com> 
Subject: RE: AGIA 



Oh this makes me happy! 



Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 



465-4031 Juneau 
269-7450 Anchorage 
240-7943 cell 



Original Message 

From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com [mailto : gov . sarah@yahoo . com] 

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 9:55 AM 

To: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) 

Cc: Irwin, Tom E (DNR) ; Rutherford, Marty K (DNR) ; Anders, Bruce F 

(DNR) ; Galvin, Patrick S (DOR) ; Frank Bailey; Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) 

Subject: AGIA 



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Sharon- it ■ s looking like leggies are actually on track to finish up in 
90 days, but if we have to hold them or call special session to consider 
AGIA then we have to strategize with gasline team on timing of such. 

We were the nice guys last year on location of special session and 
M suggested" special session take place in Anchorage, this time it's 
obvious they desire more direction so I'll be calling it in Anchorage. 
It's nonsensicle to ask Revenue, DNR, Oil and Gas, Law, press, public, 
etc to fly to Juneau to take care of AGIA this go 'round. It'll be taken 
care of on the more convenient road system. 



So, if asked, that's my answer - but I do understand we may want to 

strategize on announcing those intentions. Thanks I 
Sent from my BlackBerry(r) device from Cellular One 



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gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Thursday, February 28, 2008 10:13 AM 

Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Re: interview requests 



Sure. I'll be in the office in an hr until three oclock 
Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



■Original Message 



From: "Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) " <sharon.leighow@alaska.gov> 



Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 10:14:42 
To : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 
Subj ect : interview . requests 



Governor 



Channel 13 is looking for an interview on your NGA trip. Fox Business News is looking for 
another Exxon Valdez interview - at this point we don't have satellite confirmation so I'm 
not sure that will work. And Steve Quinn wants to know if you can call him after hours to 
talk about the state republican convention and Ben Stevens serving as national 

committeeman. 



Sharon Leighow 

Deputy Press Secretary 

Deputy Communications Director 



465-4031 Juneau 



269-7450 Anchorage 



240-7943 cell 



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From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 10:16 AM 

To: Perry; Kristina Y (GOV) 

Subject: Joule 



Whats his number again? 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Thursday, February 28, 2008 10:12 AM 
Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 
Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
FW: Other 



Original Message 



From : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us [mailto *. WebMai l@gov . state . ak . us 3 
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 1:06 AM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Mr, Robert Banker 

address: 92 Denton Rd Schuyler Falls NY 12985 



MESSAGE : 

I'm From Noerthern New York and a conservative Republican and I think that I have finally 
found a Republican Politician that the party can be proud of. Everything that I have read 
about you, speak of a really all round great person. I think that you would make a great 
Vice President, I hope that the Republician Party realizes this, You would have my vote. I 
felt that you should hear this from an ordinary person. Keep up the great work and good 
luck! Bob Banker 



RTSBAN@AOL . COM 



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From: Leschper, Beth (GOV) [beth.leschper@alaska.gov] 
Sent: Friday, February 29, 2008 11:40 AM 
To: ExternalEmailgsp; Palin; Sarah (GOV sponsored) 

Cc: Mason; Janice L (GOV); Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Subject: sirius radio 

Would you like to do a 10-15 minute interview radio show next week? 

It would be on Sirius Satellite Radio on the "Wilkow Majority" with host Andrew Wilkow, 

the youngest national conservative talk show host 

No specific agenda, just a "get to know you" interview. 

Janice said your schedule would work for either Tuesday or Wednesday next week. 
If you'd like to do this, Sharon can follow up with the producer. 

About Andrew Wilkow 

"Reagan is good for business" was Andrew's introduction to politics. "I was real little, but 
that's what my dad used to say." Andrew Wilkow began his radio career at the college 
radio station. Conservative leaning politics were always his heart and he expressed his 
views on the air regularly, much to the anger of his co-workers. "I was basically just anti- 
P.C. at first." He broke out of music radio in 2002 when he was given a trial/fill-in slot for 
Mark Levin on his hometown station, WABC in NYC. "That was huge and that's when I 
first met Sean Hannity." Soon after that he earned a weekend slot then a full time job at 
an upstate station. I basically did a 300 mile roundtrip every weekend for over 3 years to 
do both shows. Wilkow's move to SIRIUS brings his new sound of conservative talk 
radio to a national audience. To quote Andrew, "Now is the time for the new school of 
conservative voices with a whole new style and passion - moving to SIRIUS lets me 
take that style and passion nationwide." 

Beth 



Sharon - here's the contact info. 

NickRizzutto 

Sirius Radio 

212-901-6529 

Program runs from 12-3 p.m. EST (8-11 a.m. AST) 

Would interview at 2 p.m. EST, which would be 10 a.m. AST. 



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From: TIM SCHOENBERG [TSCHOENBERG@PSEA.NET] 

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 4:38 PM 

To: Kreitzer; Annette E (DOA) 

Cc: Troopers; John Cyr; Rob Cox; Palin; Sarah H (GOV); Parnell; Sean R (GOV) 

Commissioner Kreitzer, 

I have recently read correspondence from a meeting with John Cyr the business manger of Public 
Safety Employees Association in which Annette Kreitzer was quoted as saying " ...if Troopers 
andAPFO 's don 't like their pay and/or jobs they should get a different job. If that creates 
vacancies then so be it " 

Additionally in a correspondence with a trooper's wife Annette Kreitzer wrote. "I have said in 
conversations with union representatives meeting in my office that I recognize that there will be 
some (in any negotiation, not just with PSEA) who will not be happy with the outcome of a 
particular contract and who may leave State service. This is not my wish, nor a desired outcome 
of any negotiation, I simply state it as an observation ". 

This does not look favorable on your negotiating team or the administration. I would truly like 
for you to address these issues. From your prospective I understand the need to have clarity. It 
appears from part of your response to a trooper's wife you care. However, as I read the 
correspondence I personally am perplexed. I can tell you from my perspective that troopers and 
their families are becoming frustrated and even angry. Does this administration not care to listen 
to the training and experience of its commanders? I read from state web page part of your 
position as the Commissioner of the Department of Administration. "Alaskans expect and 
deserve access to government with excellent service from State employees. We have many fine 
State employees, and need to continue to bring in and mentor younger workers to fill the ranks oj 
seasoned employees who will be retiring". Has your position changed? 

The commanders of the Alaska State Troopers are telling the states leader and you personally 
Annette Kreitzer that they are in great need of troopers. They are also telling you that the benefit 
package is a big part of the problem. As a manager you listen to your team. You then draw from 
their training and experience to come to a solid decisioa Respectfully, I am not seeing this from 
Annette Kreitzer; 

Your work history has shown you to be a successful business manger in business and shows 
you're a manager of people. Standing before you and your team you have been provided the 
facts from leaders of the Alaska State Troopers telling you what they need. You have families 
and troopers' telling you what is happening on the frontline. You have hard data telling you we 
are losing people to higher paying jobs. You have statistical data telling you that we are not 
keeping up with inflation. An even in your own words in a recent article you have stated "there 
is a constant drum beat coming from other department heads that it is difficult to find qualified 
fob candidates in Juneau. The city } s high housing costs make some lower-paid state jobs 
unattractive ". I would submit to you that it is not only in Juneau it is across the state for many 
departments not just the Department of Public Safety. 

In your own word to the state you tell us "We have many fine State employees and need to 
continue to bring in and mentor younger workers to fill the ranks ". What is your plan to 
complete this? How do you plan on retaining quality Troopers? How do you plan on bringing in 



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and mentoring younger workers to fill the ranks? I would ask you to listen to the voice from the 
members who are currently protecting the streets that you and your family are walking. Listen to the 
leaders with the training and experience telling you the benefit package is a big part of the problem. 
Without our senior people with the training and experience it is difficult to visualize mentoring. 

From my perspective as 21 year trooper and a supervisor, I feel as though you may not be properly 
informed. However, I fail to see how this can be true. The vision I have of what is happening amongst 
the troopers is. they are not feeling valued or appreciated for the service they are providing for citizens 
and this government. Not only am I seeing this on the very basic level of the troopers working the 
streets, but I am seeing and feeling it as a result of a recent contract with the supervisors union. I know 
it has been met with great disappointment. It is killing their morale. Is this your vision of how to 
"retain fine State employees and continue to bring in and mentor younger workers to fill the ranks ". I 
suspect from a posting regarding the contract for the supervisors union you may see this as win for the 
state. I personally disagree. I believe you have shown them that they are not valued or appreciated for 
what they are trying to accomplish. From a managers point of view I believe you have lost their Trust. 
They can not count on administration to give them the very basic tools to complete the job. I would 
request that you look at our commands Strategic Compass. This may enlighten you on their vision and 
their need. 

As a supervisor I can tell you the citizens are complaining. Please feel free to share this with your 
leaders. When we have 1 8 month troopers training 6 month troopers I see problems. We are currently 
at this point. We are struggling to cover shifts. We pay overtime to call troopers in to cover manpower 
shortages. We have troopers leaving for better paying jobs. We can not adequately investigate cases do 
to manpower shortage. I have citizens coming in to my office in tears because they are not getting the 
service they need or deserve. These very incidents brought me to my supervisors to ask them what the 
administration wants to tell the public because we do not have the depth, experience, or the manpower to 
take care of the citizen. Who is the citizen? One that sticks in my mind is a 70 year old former military 
soldier. He came into my office crying because his house was burglarized. I can tell you we did not 
adequately serve his needs. I tried to rectify that but the plain truth of is we lost his trust. We were hot 
able to adequately investigate his case. Why because we did not have the experience or the depth on 
shift to cover the needs. This is not how I want to honor him? This incident which is one of many, 
should have a profound affect on what is a problem for our leaders. I can tell you this is just one of many 
complaints we have had resulting from the lack of manpower, experience and depth. 

I respectfully ask you is this the best Annette Kreitzer can do for the State of Alaska? Is this the best the 
administration can do for the State of Alaska? I am mystified how a manager and a leader can have such 
a great opportunity to make a significant worthy change with so much information at her fingertips and 
fails to embrace it. Please enlighten the citizen and our people regarding this issue? As I envision this, 
your team could easily lead this administration into one of the most successful and well respected forms 
of government know to the State of Alaska. The people want to give their trust. They want to believe in 
a unified and strong government by the people and for the people. I am asking Annette Kreitzer, your 
negotiating team and this administration to move to make a worthy and significant change and give the 
Department of Public Safety the tools to recruit and retain quality people. We need a fair and quality 
contract and benefit package to achieve this goal. I am truly concerned that three years and another 
contract may be too late. I will continue to work on sending your team and the administration additional 
information about the quality of men and women we have. My hope is that we will all understand what 
is needed. In you own words "To retain fine State employees and continue to bring in and mentor 
younger workers to fill the ranks ". 

If you have any questions feel free to contact me* If you desire to see what is happening first hand 
I would be more than willing to arrange it for you or your teams observations. If we work 



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together we can accomplish a greater goal 

Respectfully, 

Sgt Tim Schoenberg 
907-451-2968 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 9:55 AM 

To: Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 

Cc: Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Rutherford; Marty K (DNR); Anders; Bruce F (DNR); Galvin; Patrick S 

(DOR); Frank Bailey; Perry; Kristina Y (GOV) 
Subject: AGIA 

Sharon- it's looking like leggies are actually on track to finish up in 90 days, but if we 
have to hold them or call special session to consider AGIA then we have to strategize with 

gasline team on timing of such. 

We were the nice guys last year on location of special session and "suggested" special 
session take place in Anchorage, this time it's obvious they desire more direction so I'll 
be calling it in Anchorage. It's nonsensicle to ask Revenue, DNR, Oil and Gas, Law, press, 
public, etc to fly to Juneau to take care of AGIA this go 'round. It'll be taken care of 
on the more convenient road system. 

So, if asked, that's my answer - but I do understand we may want to strategize on 
announcing those intentions. Thanks! 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 9:37 AM 

To: Mason; Janice L (GOV); Todd 

Cc: . Perry; Kristina Y (GOV); Monegan; Wait C (DPS); Wheeler; Gary R (GOV); Nizich; Michael A 

(GOV); Tibbies; Michael A (GOV) 
Subject: Re: Schedule - Wed. 02.27 - 03.08.08 

What day would that be that I'd try to fly commercial from Juneau to Anchorage then on to 
Fairbanks for next weekend's events? 



And again- I have no idea what the issues continue to be with the availability (and 
$500,000 in recent repairs later) of the King Air, but it's sure a perplexing situation to 
realize that I never get to count on using that state transportation. I still don't want 
to believe the rumors/speculation that they're trying to teach me a lesson for selling the 
jet, but it kinda makes some sense when you consider the unreliability of my 
transportation that I encounter most any time I'm expected to be at events that aren't on 
the road system where I can just drive myself. 



I hope Alaskans understand why we're not able to show up to as many events as previous 
Gov's may have been able to attend that require King Air transportation. Maybe touch base 
with Walt on this? At least ask him "who's in charge" when it comes to availability and 

maintanence of the state plane. 

Even specifically in this case of the King Air being unavailable for my use again now for 
how many weeks? If this is going continue to be par for the course, we need to just shift 
gears away from ever expecting the aircraft would be available for my reliance on its use. 
I'll continue then to rely on my own driving to events on the road system and not 
accepting as many events that require flights, thus lessening burden on Security and DPS. 
It seems this is another good reason to capitalize on pending retirements, less Security 
needs, budget constraints, etc. , and we can really pare down travel and security costs 
(and other burdens on DPS). That's my direction. 



The biggest frustration is always having so many scheduling issues "up in the air" (which 
isn't fair to schedulers nor to Alaskans doing the inviting) and having to guess whether 
I'll be able to rely on air transportation to get me to pending events and appts. 



I'm most comfortable, secure, and have more convenience when I'm able to rely on my own 
transportation arrangements (specifically road trips) and not reliant on speculating 
whether I'll be able to use state transportation or commercial. 

I don't want anyone to have hard feelings over this or point fingers, but it's obvious 
that travel and scheduling proceedures can and should become more sensible, reliable and 
less costly when we get answers on why it f s so difficult to count on state air 
transportation, and we accept that security and travel processes can be pared down from 
today forward in order to simplify and process travel more economically. Thanks 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



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From: "Mason, Janice L (GOV)" <janice.mason@alaska.gov> 



Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 08:53:00 

To:ExternalEmailgsp <gov. sarah@yahoo. com>, Todd <fek9wnr@yahoo.com> 

Cc: "Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) " <kris .perry@alaska.gov> 

Subject: RE: Schedule - Wed. 02.27 - 03.08.08 



I talked with security and PPS has two mechanics working on it right now. They hope to 
have it fixed by the weekend/first of next week. Once it is fixed they then have to test 
fly. We should not count on it for Fairbanks - this would have to be commercial flight. 

You could take AK Fit., #185 Depart ANC 1:10 p.m arrive FBKS 2:10 p.m. 
Return AK Fit., #140 Depart FBKS 7:10 p.m. arrive ANC 8:10 p.m. 



Janice 



Original Message-- — 

From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com [mailto : gov , sarah@yahoo . com] 

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 8:39 AM 

To: Mason, Janice L (GOV); Todd 

Cc; Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) 

Subject: Re: Schedule - Wed. 02.27 - 03.08.08 

is the king air available for anything? AGIA meetings? Fairbanks ice classic/international 
trade event (s) ? 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Mason, Janice L (GOV)" <janice.masoh@alaska.gov> 



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Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 12 : 04; 28 

To: Sarah Pal in <gov.sarah@yahoo.com>, fek9wnr@yahoo.com 
Cc^'Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) " <kris.perry@alaska.gov> 
Subject: Schedule - Wed. 02.27-03.08.08 



Governor - Reggie Joule's nephew died (Russ Kelly emailed you last week on this). Rep. 
Kerttula was asking if you had touched base with Reggie by phone in this regards. Request 
came from Russ. Kelly, Thank you., Janice 



Wed. - Friday 02.27-02.29.08 7:00 p.m. - Chugiak «■ Peterscreek Christian Church - Drs. 
Christian and Robin Harfouche - Miracle Crusade Revival - If your able to attend they 
would like to meet w/you and share their vision they have for the people of Alaska. 

Thursday - 02.28.08 9:00 - 9; 25 a.m. - Mat-Su Job Center - Governor 

invited to present (3) certificates of completion for the graduates of the Career 
Readiness Training. This request was discussed w/Todd and Thomas Nelson of DOL. If 
Governor not available they would like Todd. Time can be adjusted. 

Thursday -= 02.28.08 5:30 p.m. - Sullivan Arena - Iditarod Pre-Race 

Musher's Banquet (GOV & Family Invited) 

Friday - 02.29.08 2:15 p.m. - Town Square, South Side of Performing 

Art Center - Governor and Piper Invitedto ride down 9- 10ft. ice slide. There will be 
media attending. This is the WILDFEST Winter Festival - a production of Alaska 
Destination Specialists, Inc. This is the first year of this festival. 

Saturday - 03.01.08 2:00 p.m. - Ft. Richardson - Governor asked to 

attend only - no speech. Freedom Salute - Welcome Home Ceremony. 150 returning soldiers 
will be present, 

Saturday - 03 ..01. 08 7:00 p.m. - Wasilla - Governor and Todd invited to 

attend the Musher's Ball - Mistress & Master of Ceremony. Colleen will be attending and 
possibly Kris . 

Wednesday, 03.05.08 Juneau - Meet w/St. Paul Mayor Simeon Swetzof, Jr. and 

appropriate staff assistants - Will provide list of issues. 

Wednesday, 03.05.08 Juneau - Meet w/Kodiak Mayor Jerome Selby, City/Borough 

Officials of Kodiak and appropriate staff assistants - Will provide list of issues. 

Wed. - Thursday, 03.05-06.08 Juneau - Emily King/Lea Domkee (JDHS Students) would like 
to meet with the Governor in regards to HB287 - PFD/Retirement Fund Bill. They have 
already met w/Russ. RECOMMEND THAT RUSS BRIEF YOU. 

Thursday, 03.06.08 Juneau - Stop By - AK Council on Emergency Medical 

Services Meeting. - Anna will provide briefing paper. 



Thursday, 03.06.08 Juneau - Speech to the Alaska Forest Associations ' 

Spring Meeting - re: timber supply solutions that the Gov ernor envisi ons. IPtTv/jIphpH nrl 

Privileged orPersonal MateriafRedfe^ M a teria) pr i vileged or Personal Mate rial^ 



Friday, 03.07.08 Anchorage - Governor invited to attend and give 

remarks at the Go Red for Women Luncheon. If Governor could not attend they would like 3 



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min. DVD with remarks from FBKS luncheon. *> 



Saturday - 53.08.08 Fairbanks - Speech to Students Who Enjoy Economic 

Thinking (SWEET) - Univ. of Fbks - 46 current members. They would like GOV to speak on 
Alaskan economic growth and State economy. Lt. Gov has spoken in the past. 

Saturday - 03.08.08 Fairbanks - Ft. Greely - Speech to Military and 

Government Contractors - Women's History Month Event. 

Saturday - 03.08.08 Fairbanks - Courtesy Call with the new Counsul 

General of China, Mr. Gao. If not in Fairbanks he would be willing to travel to any city 

to meet through 03.10.08. 

Saturday - 03.08.08 Fairbanks - 4:00 p.m. - Fur and Ice Event. The most 

important event for you to attend during this day is the .Governor's International 
Reception. You would not need to attend the tour of Fairbanks. There will be 
approximately 60 International Guests in attendance. 



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Unknown 

From: 
Sent: 
To: 
Cc: 

Subject: 



Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Thursday, February 28, 2008 8:56 AM 
Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 
Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
FW: Other 



Original Message' 



From : WebMail@gov . state , ak . us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 4:54 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Ms. Kathleen Felsing 
address: 11 colburn Cir sudbury MA 01776 



MESSAGE : 



Hi Governor 



-I-Jost-read your- bio and it is very impressive. I hope thafe Senator MeGain selects you as 
his running mate! You are awesome, the country needs people like you in high office. 

Best of luck 



Kathleen 



kf elsing@gmail . com 



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From: 
Sent: 
To: 
Cc: 

Subject: 



Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [govemor@alaska.gov] 
Thursday, February 28, 2008 8:47 AM 
Leighow; Sharon W (GOV) 
Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
FW: Other 



Original Message 



From : WebMai l@gov . state . ak . us [mailto : WebMail@gov , state . ak . us] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 7:28 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV. sponsored) 
Subject: Other 



Web mail from: Mr. Daymon Ekedal 

address: 80225 Peak Forest Dr Indio AK 92203 



760-275-4402 



MESSAGE : 



If Sen McCain offers the you the opportunity as VP running mate, please take it. I'd love 
to vote for you. . . . 



daymonekedal@yahoo . com 



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Unknown 



From: Dwight Kramer [dwimar@gci.net] 

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 2:06 PM 

To: King; James G (DNR) 

Cc: Hooley; Jason M (GOV); Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored); Parnell; Sean R (GOV); Wagoner; 

Tom (LAA); Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Lloyd; Denby S (DFG); Hartig; Lawrence L (DEC); Degernes; 
Christina (DNR); Sinclair; Jack E (DNR) 

Subject: 2013 2-stroke Motor Regulation Proposal 

Hello James, 

Please see the attached letter regarding our comments on the DNR's 2013 2-stroke regulation 
proposal. As you know, we did not support the original 2010 language because we felt it was arbitrary 
and unnecessarily restricted users at times when there was no identified violations of water quality 
standards. We do, however, support the 2013 date as a reasonable compromise that will serve the 
interest of the river and all users. We believe this additional time will give all boaters adequate time to 
adjust to the proposed change. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Dwight Kramer 
KAFC Chairman 



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Unknown 

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 10:01 AM 

To: Spencer; Kari L (GOV) 

Cc: Castle; Lillian K (GOV) 

Subject: FW: Vaidez City School District FY09 Funding 



From: Duane F. Edelman [mailto:born2bwildinalaska@yahoo.com] 

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 8:15 AM 

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 

Cc: Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell (GOV sponsored) 

Subject: Vaidez City School District FY09 Funding 

Dear Governor Palin, 

Attached is a cover letter that was sent to all legislators & the supporting comparison document 
concerning the consequences of SB 240, HB 273 & your recommendation for education funding as it 
applies to Vaidez City School District FY09 funding. A BSA increase of either $100.00 or $200.00 causes 
a deficit budget for FY09. Your consideration of the impact of education funding to our district is 
appreciated. 

Sincerely, 

Duane F. Edetman 

Vaidez City School District 

Board Vice-President 

907-255-7624 cell 

907-835-5874 home 



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Unknown 

From: 
Sent: 
To: 
Subject: 



Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Thursday, February 28, 2008 8:45 AM 
william.steeie1@wainwnght,army.mil 
RE: Legal_andjawsuits 



Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or 
information you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is 
unable to respond to each and every email herself, your message has been received and is 
being reviewed by the appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your 
need, suggestion, or comment. 



Original Message 



Prom : WebMailOgov . state . ak . us [mai lto : WebMailOgov . state . ak . us] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 8:17 PM 
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subj ect : Legal_and_lawsuits 



Web mail from: Mr. Chip Steele 

address: 240 Thoreau Dr Fairbanks AK 99712-3545 



MESSAGE: 



Chip Steele 

24 Thoreau Drive 



Fairbanks, AK 99712-3545 



February 27, 2008 



The Honorable Sarah Palin 



Governor of Alaska 



PO Box 110001 



Juneau, AK 99811-0001 



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Dear Governor Palin: 



Mrs. Palin, I just wanted to express my thanks to you for your support of . 
our military and the Global War On Terrorism. I'm proud to say that i ? m a 
resident of Alaska with you in office, showing your support for us and our 
mission to defeat Al Qeada in Iraq. I currently work {he is in my unit) 
with your son in 1/25 SBCT (Ft. Wainwright) and I'm sure he is extremely 
proud of how you represent us and show the support for the War in Iraq. 
Again, thank you for all that you do as Governor of our Incredible state 
of Alaska. 



God Bless, 



CW2 William "Chip" Steele 



william. steelel@wainwright .army.mil 



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Unknown 

From: 
Sent: 
To: 
Subject- 



Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 
Thursday, February 28, 2008 8:45 AM 
wiliiam.steele1@wdinwrightarmy.mil 
RE: LegaLandJawsuits 



Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or 
information you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is 
unable to respond to each and every email herself, your message has been received and is 
being reviewed by the appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your 
need, suggestion, or comment. 



Original Message' 



From : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak . us] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 8:20 PM 

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 
Subj ect : Legal_and_lawsuits 



Web mail from: Mr. Chip Steele 

address: 240 Thoreau Dr Fairbanks AK 99712-3545 



MESSAGE: 



Chip Steele 

240 Thoreau Drive 



Fairbanks, AK 99712-3545 



February 27, 2008 



The Honorable Sarah Palin 



Governor of Alaska 



PO Box 110001 



Juneau, AK 99811-0001 



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Dear Governor Pal in: 



Mrs. Palin, 

I forgot to add one thing in ray last message. The Vets For Freedom are a 
good organization that I'm just getting involved in that is comprised of a 
great many IRAQ/AFGHANISTAN vets that are trying to make Americans aware 
of what "really" is going on in- the Global War on Terror, It is something 
that was recently formed to give the American people a "real" view of what 
is going on overseas since the current media outlets are sending out 
dissinformation and propaganda about the war. We want America to hear from 
the soldiers that have been there and are over there. You- should check it 
out and see if you can help them, the website is: www.vetsforfreedom.com 



If you have questions, i can put. you in contact with the people in charge 
here in Alaska. Again, keep up the good work! 



Sincerely, 



CW2 "Chip" Steele 



william. steelel@wainwright .army.mil 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 8:39 AM 

To: Mason; Janice L (GOV); Todd 

Cc: Perry; Kristina Y (GOV) 

Subject: Re: Schedule - Wed. 02.27 - 03.08.08 

Is the king air available for anything? AGIA meetings? Fairbanks ice classic/international 
trade event (s)? 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Mason, Janice L (GOV)" <j anice.rnason@alaska.gov> 



Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 12:04:28 

To: Sarah Palin <gov.sarah@yahoo.com>, fek9wnr@yahoo.com 
Cc:"Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) " <kris .perry@alaska.gov> 
Subject: Schedule - Wed. 02.27 - 03.08.08 



Governor - Reggie Joule's nephew died (Russ Kelly emailed you last week on this) . Rep. 
Kerttula was asking if you had touched base with Reggie by phone in this regards. Request 

came from Russ Kelly, Thank you, Janice 



Wed. - Friday 02.27-02.29.08 7:00 p.m. - Chugiak - Peterscreek Christian Church - Drs, 
Christian and Robin Harfouche - Miracle Crusade Revival - If your able to attend they 
would like to meet w/you and share their vision they have for the people of Alaska, 

Thursday - 02.28.08 9:00 - 9:25 a.m. - Mat-Su Job Center - Governor 

invited to present (3) certificates of completion for the graduates of the Career 
Readiness Training, This request was discussed w/Todd and Thomas Nelson of DOL. If 
Governor not available they would like Todd. Time can be adjusted. 

Thursday - 02.28.08 5:30 p.m. - Sullivan Arena - Iditarod Pre-Race 

Musher's Banquet (GOV & Family Invited) 

Friday - 02.29.08 2:15 p.m. - Town Square, South Side of Performing 

Art Center - Governor and Piper Invitedto ride down 9-10ft. ice slide. There will be 
media attending. This is the WILDFEST Winter Festival - a production of Alaska 
Destination Specialists, Inc. This is the first year of this festival. 

Saturday - 03.01.08 2:00 p.m. - Ft. Richardson - Governor asked to 

attend only - no speech. Freedom Salute - Welcome Home Ceremony. 150 returning soldiers 
will be present. 

Saturday - 03.01.08 7:00 p.m. - Wasilla - Governor and Todd invited to 



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attend the Musher's Ball - Mistress & Master of Ceremony. Colleen will be attending and 

possibly Kris. 



Wednesday, 03.05.08 Juneau - Meet w/St. Paul Mayor Simeon Swetzof, Jr. and 

appropriate staff assistants - Will provide list of issues. 

Wednesday, 03.05.08 Juneau - Meet w/Kodiak Mayor Jerome Selby, City/Borough 

Officials of Kodiak and appropriate staff assistants - Will provide list of issues. 

Wed. - Thursday, 03.05-06.08 Juneau - Emily King/Lea Domkee (JDHS Students) would like 
to meet with the Governor in regards to HB287 - PFD/Retirement Fund Bill. They have 
already met w/Russ, RECOMMEND THAT RUSS BRIEF YOU. 

Thursday, 03.06.08 Juneau - Stop By - AK Council on Emergency Medical 

Services Meeting - Anna will provide briefing paper. 

Thursday, 03.06.08 Juneau - Speech to the Alaska Forest Associations 7 

Spring Meeting - re: timber supply solutions that the Governor envisions. |Privileged orl 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



Friday, 03.07.08 Anchorage - Governor invited to attend and give 

remarks at the Go Red for Women Luncheon. If Governor could not attend they would like 3 

min. DVD with remarks from FBKS luncheon. 



Saturday - 03.08.08 Fairbanks - Speech to Students Who Enjoy Economic 

Thinking (SWEET) - Univ. of Fbks - 46 current members. They would like GOV to speak on 
Alaskan economic growth and State economy. Lt. Gov has spoken in the past. 

Saturday - 03.08.08 Fairbanks - Ft* Greely - Speech to Military and 

Government Contractors - Women's History Month Event. 

Saturday - 03.08.08 Fairbanks - Courtesy Call with the new Counsul 

General of China, Mr. Gao. If not in Fairbanks he would be willing to travel to any city 
to meet through 03.10.08. 

Saturday - 03.08.08 Fairbanks - 4:00 p.m. - Fur and Ice Event. The most 

important event for you to attend during this day is the Governor's International 
Reception. You would not need to attend the tour of Fairbanks. There will be 
approximately 60 International Guests in attendance. 



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Unknown ^^ ____ _^ ___ 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 7:55 AM 

To: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Cc: Mason; Janice L (GOV) 

Subject: Fw: Christian and Robin Harfouche 

I've recvd this msg that they're in town from a couple of people. If they're available to 
meet sometime today before my 3:30 appt I could fit it in, other wise doubt I could meet 
them. I dont have their contact info. If you do, pis let them know it looks like today may 
be the most convenient time. 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com 



Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 16:52:48 

To : akstork@aol . com 

Subject: Re: Christian and Robin Harfouche 



It*s wonderful that they're herel I'm working in the Anchorage office until 3-. 30 today, 
then heading back to the Valley. I can't attend their evening meetings - and I head back 
out of state this weekend before returning to Juneau. Is there a minute they'd have 
sometime today? 



Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



--Original Message' 

From : akstork@aol . com 



Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 11:18:17 

To : gov , sarah@yahoo . com 

Subject: Christian and Robin Harfouche 



Good morning, 



Have been in the Harfouche meetings in Chugiak this week. They mentioned that they hope 
to meet with you while they are here. Had told their staff about our wonderful governor 
when they called before coming up. Have followed their ministry for years and highly 
recommend them. I expect they will have a powerful word for you and Alaska. 



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Welcome home ! 
Pam Weaver 



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Unknown 



From; Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov] 

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 9:22 AM 

To: Ariel Hyams 

Subject: RE: Matching Funds for Anchorage Pool Repair Bonds 

Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or information you 
have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is unable to respond to each and 
every email herself, your message has been received and is being reviewed by the appropriate staff 
person in this office who can best address your need, suggestion, or comment. 



From: Ariel Hyams [mailto:luckyfrog4life@hotmailxom] 

Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 4:29 PM 

To: rep_craigjohnson@legis.state.ak.us; Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) 

Subject: Matching Funds for Anchorage Pool Repair Bonds 

Dear Representative Johnson, 

My name is Ariel Hyams and I'm from Anchorage. 

I support the State of Alaska appropriating funds to match the $2 million Anchorage Pool Repair Bond. 
Pools are important to the safety and health of all Alaskans. They are also incredibly important to me. I 
have been swimming competitively for 11 years and I have a hand time imagining what else I would do If 
the pools were to close. Please support the pool bonds and keeping our pools open! 

Sincerely, 
Ariel Hyams 



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gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Thursday, February 28, 2008 7:19 AM 

Meghan Stapleton 

Perry; Kristina Y (GOV) 

Re: budget ideas 



Oh, amen. I told John Katz that - we don't mind at all that Stevens wants to post earmark 
requests (tho evidently Stevens wanted to do this to ding us) because it will prove we've 
only asked for 4 or 5 new ones (totaling 30-something that include continuation of old but 
sensible earmarks with a Federal nexus) . . . versus the 154 requests we inherited from prior 

administration that Stevens had to deal with. 



Too bad Stevens doesn't see our efforts as being good for him, and really our reform 
efforts are at the request of him and Young - telling us to quit expecting so many federal 

dollars . 



Back in DC the whole earmark reform issue was thee hot topic - from speaking with McCain, 
Bush, Transportation Secretary Peters, other Govs, etc. 

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Original Message 



From: Meghan Stapleton ^Privileged or Perso nal Material Rf 



Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 12:54:42 
To : <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 
Cc : <kris . perry@alaska . gov> 
Subject: budget ideas 



Privileged or Personal Material Redacted 



From the ADN: 



Who wants what. Stories from the <http://newsminer.com/news/2008/feb/27/ted-stevens- 
reveal-requests-earmarks/> Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and 

<http://aprn.org/2008/02/26/senator-stevens-to-make-earmark-requests-public/> APRN say 
that Sen. Ted. Stevens plans a feature on <http://stevens.senate.gov/public/> his web site 
that will list all the requests for. earmarks that come in to his office from Alaskans. 



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* People have got to understand we're here to get those requests," Stevens said. "And the 
problem is how many of them there are and how difficult it is when some people at home 
criticize us for trying at all and others criticize us for not getting more." 



Federal earmarks have become immensely controversial, with specific projects linked to 
Alaska's delegation — including bridge proposals and a Florida road funding item pushed 
by Rep. Don Young — drawing some of the hottest criticism. 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 6:04 AM 

To: Perry; Kristina Y (GOV) 

Subject: Re: Rep. Joule's nephew 



Ok 

Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One 



Original Message 

From: "Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) " <kris .perry@alaska.gov> 



Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 14:35:49 

To : ExternalEmailgsp <gov . sarah@yahoo . com> 

Sub j ect : RE : Rep . Joule ' s nephew 



I did some- checking and found out the following via Janice and Russ (his 
request) : 



Rep. Joule's nephew, Martin Oktollik, Jr., died recently after suffering 
a stroke. He was 39-years-old and left a young family behind (five 
young children, with another child oil the way) . Rep. Joule had been 
back home dealing with it, but is now back in Juneau. 



Russ is hoping you could call Rep. Joule. His cell # is (907) 350-5057 
Rep. Kerttula also brought this up to Mike and she felt strongly that 
Reggie would appreciate it. 



Original Message 

■ From : gov . sarah@yahoo . com [mail to : gov . sarah@yahoo . com] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 1:51 PM 
To: Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) ; Fradley, Tara D (GOV) 
Subject: Re: Rep. Joule's nephew 



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Do I know the person? I'm wondering if I'm missing something with this 
request from Janice. 

Original Message 

From: Kris Perry 

To: Governor Sarah Palin 

To: Tara Fradley 

Sent: Feb 27, 2008 1:49 PM 

Subject: RE: Rep. Joule's nephew 

I talked w/ Janice and they were hoping for a phone call to him* I will 
get his number and have it for you tomorrow in case you call (unless you 
need sooner) . We will send a condolence letter. 



Original Message 

From : gov , sarah@yahoo . com [mai Ito ; gov . sarah@yahoo . com] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008' 1:34 PM 
To: Fradley, Tara D (GOV) 
Cc: Perry, Kristina Y (GOV) 
Subj ect : Rep . Joule ' s nephew 



Janice said his adult nephew died last week, another Rep has asked if we 
contacted hinw so if we haven't done a card for him yet would you print 
one out and send to Joule? Thank you 
Sent from my BlackBerry (r) device from Cellular One 



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Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) [govpalin@alaska.gov] 
Thursday, February 28 ( 2008 6:08 AM 
Leschper; Beth (GOV); ExternalEmailgsp 
Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
Re: Your Meeting 



Thanks beth. Thanks for all your good efforts on the trip- Janice too! 



Original Message 



From: Leschper, Beth (GOV) 

To: ExternalEmailgsp; Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored) 

Cc: Mason, Janice L (GOV) 

Sent: Wed Feb 27 17:27:44 2008 

Subject: FW: Your Meeting 



Thought you might like to read this I 



Beth 



From: Noel Kolak [mailto:kolak@hoover . stanford.edu] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 4:29 PM 
To: Leschper, Beth (GOV) 
Subject: Re: Your Meeting 



Dear Beth, 



Thank you for your e-mail. I have just returned home this evening to Santa Fe, New 
Mexico, after being in Washington for our meeting, and was thinking on the plane that one 
of the first people to whom I wanted to write was you. 



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Governor Palin was absolutely fantastic. Her talk was excellent. (It was obvious that 
someone had done some research on the Hoover Institution -- which was great!) and she did 
a superb job during the Q&A. I heard people afterward saying things like "She's a real 
fireball. We need more people in government like her." Other adjectives I heard were 
"genuine, unaffected, straightforward, thoughtful." She was, in other words,- a total 
success. I hope you will convey to her our deep appreciation for having made time for us 
in her schedule. 



The meeting was, overall, from the accounts that I am hearing, a real success, and 
Governor Palin was a very important part of it all. 



Again, many, many thanks for all your help. Janice Mason was hugely helpful, too. Please 
convey my thanks to her as well. 



All the very best, 



Noel 



At 06:19 PM 2/26/2008, you wrote; 



Just checking to see how your meeting went! 

I know you put in incredible effort to make it a success 



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When you get the opportunity, let me know how Gov. Palin's remarks went 
And please send me .the audio/video when it's available. 



With Warmest Regards, 
Beth 



Beth Leschper 

Deputy Communications Director 

Office of the Governor 

State of Alaska 

907-465-3443 

907-723-1321 



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From: CHERYL L GILMOUR [CLGILMOUR@PSEA.NET] 

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 5:50 PM 

To: Kreitzer; Annette E (DOA) 

Cc: Patin; Sarah H (GOV); Parnell; Sean R (GOV) 

Subject: "Good Policing.. .Is the First Line of Defense... Against Human Rights Violations" 

Dear Commissioner Kreitzer: 

"Good Policing... Is the First Line of Defense...Against Human Rights Violations\..this quote came from a United 
Nations speaker at a Women In Policing Conference, years ago. I remember this quote daily when getting ready to 
work. M Good Policing is about hiring enough good people, training them to be better, giving them laws that enable 
them to protect citizens". It is imperative that DPS employees are able allowed to do their jobs. 

We all know that Law Enforcement Officers have been exposed to number of diseases while performing our 
jobs...HEB, TB, HIV, and now Meth Labs. These factors are a significant danger to all of us, from the VPSO who 
responded to a Domestic Violence call, CSO serving writs or having the defendant at Arraignments, a Trooper 
trying to remove a child from the situation or Investigate a crime. We all have exposure to these types of conditions 
in trying to protect and serve the citizens of Alaska. 

One of the hiring slogans for the Troopers is "ordinary people doing extraordinary things". ..the reality of the 
situation is DPS requires "extraordinary people to do extraordinary assignments". It is the job of this administration 
to make it possible for this to happen by good contracts and support of their employees. You expose the most 
vulnerable of our citizens to less then our best when you do not provide the resources required. 

I was born and raised in Alaska and so were my children. I have been a state employee for 18 years and worked as a 
CSO for the last 1 5 years. I am very proud to work for Alaska State Troopers and the citizens of Alaska. 

Sincerely, 

Cheryl L. Gilmour 
P.O. Box 83357 
Fairbanks, AK. 99708 



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From: STEVEN R LANTZ [SRLANTZ@PSEA,NET] 

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 8:18 AM 

To: Palin; Sarah H (GOV) 

Cc: Kreitzer; Annette E (DOA); Parnell; Sean R (GOV); Troopers; Rob Cox; John Cyr 

Subject: PSEA Negotiations 

Gov. Palin 

I was saddened today to learn that contract negotiations between our great State of Alaska, rich in resources and 
revenue, and that of our Public Safety Employees Association are failing. 

I was saddened to learn that you and your designee, specifically DOA Commissioner Kreitzer, have a "if Troopers 
and APFO's don't like their pay and/or jobs they should get a different job. If that creates vacancies then so be it" 
approach to your finest resource: the men and woman of law enforcement. 

Fact is Governor Palin you can't hire someone else. You, the Governor of this great State, haven't been able to fill 
the roughly 50 vacant positions the Dept of Public Safety currently has. You, Gov, Palin, can't fill them because 
the State Trooper wage and benefits are not competitive with other agencies in this state or in this country. 

Additionally, Governor Palin, the failure to fill funded Trooper positions is a DANGER to the citizens of this Great 
State. Incidentally it is also a danger to the Troopers you care so little about. Would it be unreasonable to see 
lawsuits from widowed spouses when their loved ones die as a result of poor staffing levels. Costing the State much 
more then that of a competitive wage. 

What was once the premiere law enforcement agency in the state and arguable the nation has been diminished to a 
training ground for agencies such as the Anchorage Police Department, Fairbanks Police Department, Sitka Police 
Department, and even Juneau Police Department who all provide better working conditions, wages, and benefits 
then your Dept. of Public Safety. 

Governor Palin I think the voting public would be absolutely horrified to know that you and your administration 
have a reckless disregard for the quality of law enforcement they receive. A disregard for their very safety you 
pledged to not only provide but improve. 

The Great State of Alaska enjoys unprecedented revenue surplus's that won't soon go away. It enjoys a multi 
billion dollar savings account in the PFD. Millions, no Billions, continue to poor into this state as a result of 
$10(Vbarrel oil while your citizens, your employees, and State Troopers alike struggle to pay for their utilities as a 
result of that same. $100/barrel oil. Troopers in rural communities are borrowing money from family to pay bills 
Gov, Palin. They surely appreciate a 4% wage and "we don't care" offer. 

Your Commissioner of DOA presented an offer of a 4% wage increase for the folks who put their lives on the line 
for families like yours. I don't have to tellyou that does not come close to inflation. That doesn't cover the increase 
in cost of electric much less fuel, food, medical costs, and housing costs. Law Enforcement Officers working for 
YOU are using the money their children, like yours, receive from the PFD to buy them clothes and food. There was 
a time when your Law Enforcement Officers could invest their children's PFD for college. I'm sure you are. Your 
State Troopers and Airport Fire and Police Officers are working hundreds of hours of overtime because they are 
short staffed and to make ends meet financially. 

I wait anxiously to see what the citizen response will be when they find out their Governor Palin has a reckless 
disregard for their safety and that of their families. Rural communities are already crying out for more law 
enforcement. The legislature is ciying out for more law enforcement. They want to pay VPSO's more then starting 
Troopers. Citizens are outraged that their crimes are going unsolved. And when they find out you don't care if the 
Law Enforcement Officers you have quit or not it should be very interesting. 

Gov. give me hope that this state and it's elected officials put more worth on their Guardians then driving them into 
welfare status. Give me hope that the families of Law Enforcement Officers, their spouses, and children mean more 
to you, a mother and wife, then 4% in the richest state in the union. Rest assured that when citizen's burglaries get 
solved, their highways are safe, and their rural communities are protected you will be hailed as a hero across this 



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entire state. They'll vote to change the law allowing unlimited terms in office. 

AG1A is great Gov. Palin, but when construction starts your State Troopers will NOT be able to keep up with the crime that 
the money and construction of that project brings to society unless You start planning now by offering competitive wages 
that will fill the ranks of the State Troopers. Waiting till there is a problem is not possible in Law Enforcement. Hiring and 
training just take to long. 

Governor, as a voting citizen I'm confident you will see the right thing to do is direct your DOA Commissioner to negotiate a 
contract comparative to that of Anchorage Police Department. I know your Department of Public Safety needs it. And I 
definitely know that the citizens deserve it. Give me a reason to re-elect you. Give Alaska a reason. 

Good Luck and God Bless, 
Steve Lantz 
Alaska Citizen 



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Unknown 



From: STEVEN R LANTZ [SRLANTZ@PSEA.NET] 

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 8:08 AM 

To: Kreitzer; Annette E (DOA) 

Cc: Troopers; Rob Cox; John Cyr; Palin; Sarah H (GOV); Parnell; Sean R (GOV) 

Subject: FW: Concerned Citizen & Wife of an Alaska State Trooper 

See comments below. L 

Original Message - — 

From: Kreitzer, Annette E (DOA) <mailto:annette.kreitzinfftalaska.gov> 

To: champs3@acsalaska.net 

Cc: Brooks, Kevin A (DOA) <mailto:kevin.brooks@alaska.gov > 

Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 1 1 :27 AM 

Subject: RE: Concerned Citizen & Wife of an Alaska State Trooper 

Dear Mrs. Sherbahn: 

During negotiations I make a point of not responding to many emails I receive from members of a particular union 
or families of union members. However, when a writer attributes a statement to me that I have not made, I need to 
correct that misimpression. You wrote: 

"Based on current contract negotiations and the Department of Administration's comment, "They can find other 
jobs!", 1 feel this administration does not care," 



I don't know anyone at the negotiating table from my office who has made this statement I have said in 
conversations with union representatives meeting in my office that I recognize that there will be some (in any 
negotiation, not just with PSEA) who will not be happy with the outcome of a particular contract and who may leave 
State service. This is not my wish, nor a desired outcome of any negotiation. I simply state it as an observation. 



I respect the work of the Alaska State Troopers, and I appreciate the dedication they show to their fellow citizens. 
Your support of your husband and your dedication to .your family speaks highly of your own character. Thank you 
for taking time from your probably very hectic schedule to let me know your thoughts. 

ak 

Comra. Kreitzer, 

I'm confused. Does this mean that you andyour team are determined to make the Department of Public Safety 

competitive in the Job Market to better serve the citizens of Alaska? 

Additionally are you suggesting that our own representation is lying? Based on the insulting offers your agency has 
brought to the table 1 would be more inclined to believe our representation when they return from a meeting with 
you and explain to the members that the Comm. of DOA doesn't care if people leave state service. 

In any event, regardless of what the exact verbage was, a 4/3/3 offer and the loss of additional Troopers on the street 
is exactly the message you and Gov. Palin are sending: that you don't care. You are telling every member of DPS, 
and the citizens of Alaska, that their lives mean nothing to the Great State Of Alaska. 

Additionally this isn't about a few people not being happy with a contract or it's negotiations Comm. This is about 
an entire agency being insulted that we are expected to continue to work with fewer people, increasing the danger of 
an already dangerous job, and sacrifice our families well being because this states elected officials and their 
appointed personal have zero desire to provide the appropriate resources to acquire the best there is. Brian 



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Wassmann made a mistake in his letter to you. We ARE NO LONGER the premiere agency anywhere. We were but no 
longer are. 

Interestingly I noticed on the state web site that you are on the Governors work group to recruit and retain state workers. 
How's that going so far. The SU is ready to strike after their contract and we have large numbers of troopers prepared to 
resign. If 3/3/3 -> 4/3/3 or 5/3/3 is all you can come up with for state employees men someone needs to loose their job and 
be removed from that work group because that just isn't getting it done. 

I'm excited to see where we go from here Comm. I'm sure that with this new information about your support for DPS and 
Your State Troopers things will get much better very soon. 

Good day, 
Steve Lantz 
Alaska Citizen 
State servant 



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Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 8:46 AM 

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From: Frye, Ivy J (DOA) [/0=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE 

GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=IJFRYE] 
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 8:09 PM 

To: , gov.sarah@yahoo.com'; ■fek9wnr@yahoo.com'; , ftb907@yahooxom'; Perry; Kristina Y (GOV) 

Subject; Fw: Psea 

You guys may know, psea could come out w negative ads soon. My email to annette is below. 



Original Message 

Prom; Frye, Ivy J (DOA) 
To: Kreitzer, Annette E (DOA) 
Sent: Thu Feb 28 20:07:51 2008 
Subject: Psea 



Commissioner : 

Was thinking we could take the air out of psea's new ads by being proactive and sending a 
press release out before their ads come out. If they're going to say you and the governor 
don't understand the constitution we should say FIRST that the governor remains committed 
to constitutionally madated services and that psea like other unions are receiving bettwr 
contracts than they've seen in yrs. I'll finish looking over the constitution for you in 
the morning and get you some specifics for a press release if you decide to go that route 

Ivy 



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Unknown 

From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com 

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 6:53 PM 

To: Tibbies; Michael A (GOV) 

Cc: Nizich; Michael A (GOV); Kelly; Russell T (GOV); Perry; Kristina Y (GOV); Lloyd; Denby S 

(DFG); Mason; Janice L (GOV) 
Subject: Stoltze 

I have an original letter here from Bill re: predator control, HB256 and SB176. Did others 
see the letter? There's no marking on this one indicating so. 



Russ - Pis let Stoltze know we take him up on his offer to help with these, and whatever 
else he needs to hear in terms of a response. 



Also, Russ- awesome job on KTUU tonight! Thank you 
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Thursday, February 28, 2008 6:03 PM 

'gov.sarah@yahoo.com' 

Steve Quinn 



Just a reminder, if you have a moment please call Steve regarding state party issues 
5861515 thanks 



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Thursday, February 28, 2008 5:36 PM 

'gov.sarah@yahoo.com' 

Re: PSIO 



Dear governor palin. This has nothing to do with the attached email chain. Unfortunately 
I am on my blackberry. I just wanted to give you a few updates. Today in anchorage our 
attys argued the federal case for upholding a city tax exemption for church school 
housing. One of the arguments is that secular institutions allow it. Judge Spaan 
apparently focused on whether the exemption established religion^ The media was there in 

force. The anchorage Baptist temple supported our side. Privileged or Personal Material Redactec 



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