Tomorrow's campaign round-up will include a little bit about the e-mails Palin, Knowles and Georgianna Lincoln were talking about on the Fagan show today.
The chain of e-mails began in October, and appeared to be forwarded to any number of people. The copy I have, provided by the Palin campaign, starts with this e-mail:
From: Myrna D. Gardner
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 6:26 PM
Subject: Candidates should respect their constituents
On Tuesday, October 3rd Sarah Palin was too busy to meet with the
largest, Alaska Native Corporation President and CEOs. How ironic on
Monday, the Alaska Business Monthly Magazine had its Gold Standard of
Business Top 49ers award. It recognized the value of the top 49 business
in Alaska of which 18 of them were Native businesses. But Sarah Palin
doesn't think they are worth her time. She was so rude she cancelled
attending the meeting the morning of. So if Natives and 18 of the top
businesses in Alaska aren't important to her, who is? Obviously, not
Alaska Natives and their corporations.
Georgianna Lincoln replied with this message:
From: Gerogianna Lincoln
Sent: Sunday, October 08, 2006 4:59 AM
To: Myrna D. Gardner
Subject: RE: Candidates should respect their constituents
Thank you for a very powerful reminder when we go to the polls, we must remember such occasions and pass your note and others like them on to our friends, relatives and acquaintances. She also will be a NO SHOW, as I understand, at the GET OUT THE NATIVE VOTE gathering for ALL
candidates in Fairbanks tomorrow at the Chief David Salmon Traditional Hall. Additionally, she has publicly come against our critical rural
preference on subsistence, which we must make known to our Native people around the state. That should be published in every rural publication we know, in addition to "letters to the editor" in urban publications.
Thanks again Myrna for your commitment to all of us.
Finally, there's another e-mail in the chain that reads:
From: Teresa Germain
Sent: Monday, October 09, 2006 10:20 AM
Subject: FW: governor candidate
Subject: governor candidate
See Senator Georgianna Lincoln's update below identifying that Sarah Palin (Republican Governor candidate) plans on being a NO SHOW at the "Get out the Native vote" She is also publicly against rural preference
Please let others know that live in Rural Alaska! As it stands now, she is anti-rural, anti-subsistence, doesn't support Native vote, and doesn't support recognizing native businesses.
What color and where do you have to live to be important to this