Link: msnbc.com E-mails obtained from the state of Alaska under public records law show that Todd Palin was deeply involved in state business while his wife was governor.
Copies of about 1,200 e-mails — some sent on private accounts — show that he was “involved in a judicial appointment, monitored contract negotiations with public employee unions, received background checks on a corporate CEO, added his approval or disapproval to state board appointments, and passed financial information marked ‘confidential’ from his oil company employer to a state attorney,” writes msnbc.com’s Bill Dedman.
The released e-mails also expose “behind-the-scenes preoccupations of the Palins,” including family travel on state money, a tanning bed at the Governor’s Mansion in Juneau and a Daily News gossip column.
The state withheld 243 other e-mails from msnbc.com, claiming that Todd Palin was covered by executive privilege rules, but subject lines reveal his further involvement in state business. More on the Shadow Governor