E-mails Reveal Sarah Palin–Joe Miller Clash Over Miller Comments

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A leaked e-mail conversation between Todd Palin and the Sarah Palin–endorsed Alaska Republican Senate nominee Joe Miller would seem to indicate Sarah is at least strongly considering a presidential run, assuming the e-correspondence is legit. Alaska politics blog the Mudflats posted an e-mail that Todd Palin sent Miller and others on September 19 in which he expresses frustration that Miller did not answer in the affirmative when asked on television whether Sarah was qualified to be president.

Todd’s e-mail, sent from his BlackBerry, reads:

“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.

Todd”

According to the Mudflats, Miller forwarded Todd's e-mail to four people, including his spokesman, adding the message: “Just found this in my inbox. This is what we're dealing with. Note the date and the complete misconstruction of what I said. Holy cow.”

So far, the e-mails have not been verified by sources other than the Mudflats (though it's worth noting that Sarah hasn’t tweeted or blogged to refute the claims, as she has in the past in other instances). Politico notes that while Palin backed Miller early in the race, her support for his candidacy “appears to be waning,” as the last time she tweeted about the race was September 24.

Report: Miller-Palin camps feud over e-mail [Politico]
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