spam.thumbnail.jpgThe Washington Post reports that Sarah Palin culled the email addresses of nearly 23,000 Alaska business owners from a state database and used the information to spam them

Palin wanted to reduce the fee for a business license, and she needed the cooperation of the state senate to do it. There were only three days left in the legislative session, and Palin was keen to get home to collect her per diem.

Palin’s "special message" included her official portrait, the state seal, and a partisan political message, "…contact your senator TODAY." 

Earlier in her career, Palin helped secure her reputation as a "reformer" by firing a Wasilla city attorney who was allegedly doing Republican party politics on city time. Pete Jenkins, a conservative columnist in Alaska, claims that she later confessed to doing the same thing as mayor while she was running for governor. The spam incident shows that Palin continued to abuse her office for political purposes as governor.

spam.thumbnail.jpgThe Washington Post reports that Sarah Palin culled the email addresses of nearly 23,000 Alaska business owners from a state database and used the information to spam them

Palin wanted to reduce the fee for a business license, and she needed the cooperation of the state senate to do it. There were only three days left in the legislative session, and Palin was keen to get home to collect her per diem.

Palin’s "special message" included her official portrait, the state seal, and a partisan political message, "…contact your senator TODAY." 

Earlier in her career, Palin helped secure her reputation as a "reformer" by firing a Wasilla city attorney who was allegedly doing Republican party politics on city time. Pete Jenkins, a conservative columnist in Alaska, claims that she later confessed to doing the same thing as mayor while she was running for governor. The spam incident shows that Palin continued to abuse her office for political purposes as governor.

Lindsay Beyerstein

Lindsay Beyerstein