Sarah pulled a Nick Danger too

Nick Danger, aka former Governor Mike Easley, isn’t the only former governor who apparently set up a private email account to skirt public records laws.

MSNBC reports on emails turned over by the State of Alaska that contain all sorts of interesting anecdotes about former Governor Sarah Palin and her husband Todd, who was intimately involved with state business.

It appears that the emails from Palin and her husband were only obtained because they were received or sent by state employees using their official state account.  The MSNC story explains Palin’s use of the Nick Danger strategy.

Many of these e-mails on public policy issues were written using private e-mail accounts on Yahoo and other services. The governor and her top aides set up accounts outside the state system, supposedly outside the reach of the public records laws.

Sounds familiar. Let’s listen closely for the outrage from the Right.

4 Comments

  1. randy

    February 5, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    It’s pretty clear that Sarah Palin isn’t as bright as she thinks she is (watch that debate she had with Joe Biden who was too polite to correct her a few times when she mispronounced a few politicians names). That her husband was is an “adviser” is just incredible. All of those emails should be made public to show what types of abuse of power this awful woman is capable of. This is a perfect example of how much mediocrity is rewarded is this country. I think Tina Fey’s portrayal of her is far more accurate than some people realize. BTW–what ever happened to Todd’s half sister? Was she convicted of her second burglary or did she get a walk on that too? Are these the type of people that you want to make critical political decisions for you? YIKES! Scares me!

  2. Abe

    February 5, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Not MSNBC, but msnbc.com. Separate companies.

  3. Amerikaner

    February 6, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I deeply regret that John McCain, a man whom I regard with high esteem had picked this person as his running mate last year.

  4. A2

    June 11, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    John Kennedy’s father became rich by manipulating the stock market and illegally importing Scotch into the United States during prohibition. John Kennedy’s brother was responsible for the death of his mistress and waited hours to report her death. Robert Kennedy’s brother-in-law was convicted of murder of a teenage neighbor. Lyndon Johnson rigged elections as a Congressman, enriched himself while he served as Senator, and misled the public about America’s troop levels in Vietnam. Bill Clinton was disbarred for perjury. Barack Obama allowed his Aunt to be deported, all the while proclaiming his concern for humanity, except apparently for inconvenient relatives, spiritual advisors, and friends. Given these abysmal standards, Sarah Palin dazzles by comparison.