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Palin closely guarded her public image, emails show
Palin closely guarded her public image, emails show

On a Saturday in July 2008, a letter to the editor on page B5 of the Anchorage Daily News caught Sarah Palin's eye. The writer, Judy Spry, complained that the governor "didn't even take the time to stop by" the annual Miss Alaska pageant held earlier in the month. That morning, Palin sent her aides a draft letter to the editor defending her absence due to official business and noting that her husband, Todd, "left commercial fishing early this season to keep his commitment [to] judge" the pageant. "I'm looking for someone to correct the letter writer's goofy comments, but don't want the letter to ADN in response to come from me," she...

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