Todd Palin's angry e-mail to Joe Miller

Alaska's former First Dude got mad when Sarah's Senate candidate wouldn't endorse her for president

By Alex Pareene
October 6, 2010 2:20AM (UTC)
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Republican candidate for Alaska's U.S. Senate seat, Joe Miller, makes comments during a debate between the Republican and Democratic candidates at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, in Juneau, Alaska, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Chris Miller) (Chris Miller)

Alaska politics blogger Mudflats presents an e-mail, apparently sent from Todd Palin to GOP Senate nominee and former Papa Grizzly Joe Miller. Todd is not very happy with Joe!

The problem: On Fox last month, Miller declined to officially endorse Sarah Palin for president. Which prompted (within hours of the appearance) this message from Todd to Miller, SarahPAC treasurer Tim Crawford, and Thomas V. Van Flein, Miller and the Palins' attorney.


Joe and Tim,

Hold off on any letter for Joe. Sarah put her ass on the line for Joe and yet he can't answer a simple question " is Sarah Palin Qualified to be President". I DON'T KNOW IF SHE IS.

Joe, please explain how this endorsement stuff works, is it to be completely one sided.

Sarah spent all morning working on a Face book post for Joe, she won't use it, not now.

Put yourself in her shoe's Joe for one day.


Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Ouch! All morning on that Face book post. Joe Miller can only cast judgment on Sarah Palin's qualifications once he has walked in her shoe's Joe for a mile.

Miller, slightly alarmed by this Sunday morning e-mail, forwarded it to, perhaps, a few too many people. "This is what we're dealing with," he wrote. "Holy cow."

I imagine the fact that this e-mail ended up at Mudflats -- and, now, everywhere else on the Internet -- will lead to yet more cranky BlackBerry e-mails from Todd Palin.

Alex Pareene

Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at and follow him on Twitter @pareene

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