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Monday, November 19, 2012

Lisa Demer of the Anchorage Daily News is my new hero

Lisa tried her hardest to get the scoop on Babygate only to be thwarted by Palin. You can read about it here.

Comeau_Carol To: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)
Sent: Fri Dec 19 16:11:04 2008
Subject: Lisa Demer contact

Hi Sharon,
I just tried to call you to give you an update on another contact from Lisa Demer. She wanted to know the exact date that Bristol lelt West. I refused to give that to her based on the Family Rights Act, FERPA, that governs student records. I told her our attorney advised me not to give her any more information than I did before (I told her that Bristol enrolled January 7, 2008 and withdrew May 7, 2008. She was frustrated but I told her I could not give any more information to her without parental consent. I don’t know if she will try and get the info another way, but I did want you and the governor to know. Carol

From: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored)
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 6:01 PM
To: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV) ; McAllister, William D
(GOV) ; Perry, Kristina Y (GOV)
; Nizich, Michael A (GOV)
Subject: Re: Lisa Demer contact

What the heck are they trying to get at here?/REDACTED (About two sentences removed here) lREDACTED And lisa doesn,t need to know any of this, of course, but I think we have the right to know what the heck she’s trying to piece together on her fishing expedition.

From: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)
To: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored); Perry, Kristina Y (GOV); Nizich, Michael A (GOV); McAllister, William D (GOV)
Sent: Fri Dec 19 12:36:34 2008
Subject: Sick Sick Sick

I really thought I could not be any more disgusted with the Daily News. Superintendant Carol Comeau just called me to let me know that Lisa Deemer called her asking about Bristol’s attendance at West High. Carol checked with the school district attorneys to see if she could withhold the information, she could not. I am sure a very unpleasant article is in the works.

From: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored)
To: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV); Perry, Kristina Y (GOV); Nizich, Michael A (GOV); McAllister, William D (GOV)
Sent: Fri Dec 19 12:37:43 2008
Subject: Re: Sick Sick Sick

But she did just fine at West! Sheeeesh- what could they say? Do they want her grades? Her grades are good.

From: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)
To: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored); Perry, Kristina Y (GOV); Nizich, Michael A (GOV); McAllister, William D (GOV)
Sent: Fri Dec 19 12:39:14 2008
Subject: RE: Sick Sick Sick

No, it sounds like they are putting together a timeline of pregnancies.

From: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored)
To: Leighow, Sharon W (GOV); Perry, Kristina Y (GOV); Nizich, Michael A (GOV); McAllister, William D (GOV)
Sent: Fri Dec 19 12:45:05 2008
Subject: Re: Sick Sick Sick

Arghhhh! I’m gonna throw up!!! But bristol wants to talk to you bc she’s fine w releasing West records bc she’s always had very good grades.

From: McAllister, William D (GOV)
To: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored); Leighow, Sharon W (GOV); Perry, Kristina Y (GOV); Nizich, Michael A (GOV)
Sent: Fri Dec 19 13:20:07 2008
Subject: Re: Sick Sick Sick

Perhaps the sarcastic Anastasia press release to call attention to the Daily News shenanigans and to launch a preemptive strike on the story?

Just got a call from Becky Hultberg at Providence. Lisa is trying to pry loose more medical informatiion. Becky says they’ve refused to provide anything that wasn’t already public.

From: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored)
To: McAllister, William D (GOV); Leighow, Sharon W (GOV); Perry, Kristina Y (GOV); Nizich, Michael A (GOV)
Sent: Fri Dec 19 13:23:39 2008
Subject: Re: Sick Sick Sick

Hmmmm. Well, we don’t use Providence (Dr. CBJ is employed there though), but Bristol did see a doc there at the beginning of her pregnancy before she told me about it and switched to a Valley doc.., she thought it would be more confidential that way :)

Wonder what angle they’re on w Providence.

From: McAllister, William D (GOV)
To: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored)
Sent: Fri Dec 19 13:40:42 2008
Subject: Re: Sick Sick Sick

It was something about a letter that was released during the campaign; Lisa was looking for more, but Becky said they were sticking to that.

From: Palin, Sarah (GOV sponsored)
To: McAllister, William D (GOV)
Sent: Fri Dec 19 13:45:08 2008
Subject: Re: Sick Sick Sick

That was my medical records summary maybe? I know that was released.

Thank you Lisa for your efforts in trying to get to the bottom of this. It's a shame your efforts were stonewalled.

13 comments:

  1. This is such old info, I had to double check the post date to see if an old post accidentally showed up on Gryphen's blog roll.

    You call her your "new" hero. Is this new info to you?

    Do you have something new to add to the old story?

    She apparently hasn't done anything more since 2008 so I'm not sure why you say she's your "new" hero.

    Call me confused.

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    1. AnonymousNovember 19, 2012 3:14 AM screw you. This may be new info to some readers. So lighten up. All info new or old regarding Babygate, Dairygate, Housegate, Pimpgate, GEDgate, Perdiemgate, Who'sthedaddygate, GlenRicegate, BradHansongate, CurtMenardJrgate, AlaskaCollegeDormRoomGate, CutSchoolbusBrakelineGate, ShaileyTrippGate, SarahPACgate, AlaskaTrustFundGate, AIPgate, Dropoutofschoolgate, IQuitgate is all relevant.

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    2. I think it is excellent to repost these emails like SPHASH has done. Reposting allows new visitors to see what others have seen.

      Another thing is that a fresh look and having someone select and rearrange the emails in a new way may help someone old to this notice something new.

      My only suggestion is that a paragraph or two of explanation at the top of this post would have made it better. It could have explained where these emails came from and how long she and her toadies squealed and groveled to keep 'em under wraps. Many were never released for all sorts of reasons similar to Todd is a confidential State of Alaska employee and so forth. Many more were completely redacted- how many ho's and kiddos 'n Dairygates and so on are they hidin' in these emails all of 'em?

      So today I took a fresh look, and
      this still stinks.

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    3. Thank you 9:08 am.

      A few paragraphs of explanation would have made it clear that this was revisited material.

      I'm still not sure, but is the how a post was printed back then and so the "she's my hero" comment is an old commnent?

      In that case for sure a quick paragraph at the top would have helped to clear up the confusion.

      I guess my immediate frustration is clicking through from Gryphen's blog thinking there is some new info and it's not new and it's presented as new and then I feel like I wasted my time and was a Chump for falling for the click through.

      I DO AGREE that it's fine and OK to reprint and reintroduce some of the older stuff for newer people or for those who might now see something different in it.

      PLEASE make it clear what the heck is going on when you post old stuff and why. That is part of being a responsible blogger.


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    4. SPHASH said recently that she would be re-posting older posts. I guess you guys missed that. She probably should have re-stated it for the ocassional visitors here.

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    5. Well when I was waiting to read about "The FBI and the milkman: Got fraud?" I saw this link and thought that maybe the ADN had scooped Halcro.

      Keep in mind when posting things that if really big news strikes (like criminal indictments just for example) there may be new readers who know nothing about this history. We can do our part so that most their WTF moments are not from trying to figure out posts and when and where they come from.

      If something is a repost, then a link can take people to the original discussion where sometimes the gold is in the comments. On the other hand, the problem with a complete repost and link is that it may perpetuate misinformation and lies that somehow someone (RAM, Barstool datU?) put there.

      This is long winded and just so I'm clear- I want to say thank you to the bloggers for all their hard work. I believe Sarah could have been turned loose in the White House if it hadn't been for bloggers turning up the heat.

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  2. They probably did use Providence.

    Sarah's a liar, and she especially lies when she says something right upfront. "We don't use Providence but Bristol went there at the beginning of her pregnancy" probably means "Bristol went there throughout her pregnancy."

    It's just Sarah's pattern. She always starts out with a direct statement when she's trying to mislead.

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    1. Sarah's replies to these emails do have a ring of "what the hell are you talking about" to them, don't they? I think that sounds like she was worried, but didn't want her answers to make sense, in case they were analyzed later by someone looking for information.

      I noticed a couple of things, like the Sharon person mentioning a timeline of "pregnancies", as in plural babies. This happened before even Tripp was supposedly born. And another one from the huge brain of McAlister...the "Anastasia press release". Did they have this amazing document ready to discredit the ADN, in the case of a reporter asking too many questions? Does anyone remember if that was ever used?

      And of course, the mention of Ms. Demer questioning Providence hospital, even before Tripp, Bristol's supposed only child, was born.

      And again from Sharon..."Carol checked with (school?) district attorneys to see if she could withhold the information, she could not". Does that mean that the 1/7/08-5/7/08 dates are the real dates that she was enrolled at West?

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  3. What does the 'Anastasia press release' mean?

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  4. have you seen the pic on Bar$tools FB page? It's #12 of 52, commenting "Haha old school, but so cute!!!!! It's Tripp and Trig :)" Somehow, I can't believe that TriG is less than 1 1/2 years old, and standing like that, and TriPP being that small...

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  5. Even as a governor, Sarah's writing is similar to a junior high school student. These e-mails indicate the lies Sarah and her family have been spewing over Trig and Tripp's births and thanks to Lisa for shedding light on those Wasilla jerks.

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    1. Thank God that idiotic imbecile Sarah Palin is not an old man's heartbeat away from the presidency.

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    2. Heh. It'd be Queen Serror Reigning in the White Palace with all the Dems removed from Mt. Rushmore if they'd had their way in 2008.

      Also, too, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts renamed the John McCain Memorial Dance Studio. Managed by Ivy Fry and Featuring Bristol's Dancing With The Stars.

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