FW: Other

from: Janice L Mason
to: Gov. Sarah Palin
      -----Original Message-----

 From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Sent: Monday, October 01, 2007 9:19 AM

 To: Ernway@cox.net

 Subject: RE: Other



 Mr. Bell:

 Thank you, I will forward your email to the Governor.



 -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state. ak.us         [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2007 5:34 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Glenn Bell

address: 2239 W. Butler Dr Chandler AZ 85224

  480-221-6614



MESSAGE:

Dear Miss Palin, Governor,rnlt was with great interest I read the Ruffini opinion article
on
    

FW: Other

from: Janice L Mason
to: Gov. Sarah Palin, Palin
      -----Original Message-----

 From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Sent: Monday, October 01, 2007 9:19 AM

 To: Ernway@cox.net

 Subject: RE: Other



 Mr. Bell:

Thank you, I will forward your email to the Governor.



 -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2007 5:34 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Glenn Bell

address: 2239 W. Butler Dr Chandler AZ 85224

 480-221-6614



MESSAGE:

Dear Miss Palin, Governor,rnlt was with great interest I read the Ruffini opinion article
on your performance prior to and after election to office in Alaska. There are far to few
'American Statesmen' in this day and age. I dearly hope that your future includes more
service to the greater community, which makes up these United States.    if your ambition
or call to serve expands and includes Arizona please feel free to ask for my assistance.
Respectfully,  Glenn E. Bell, Sgt Ret. rnBio: USAF 6yrs, Law Enforcement 24 yrs,
Veterans Counselor- Military Order of the Purple Heart/American Legion. Currently
employed: Superior Courts, State of Arizona, Maricopa County Security Services.
rnrnRespectfully,rnGE BellrnChandler, AZ



Ernway@cox.net








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FW: Other

from: Janice L Mason
to: Gov. Sarah Palin, Palin
      -   -Original Message-----

From : Governor Sarah Palin          ( GOV sponsored)

Sent : Monday , October 01 ,     2007 9:40 AM

To: michael . e.markelionis@spiritaero.com

Subject : RE: Other



Mr. Markelionis:

Thank you for your email , I will forward it to the Governor.



-----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov. state .ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us]

Sent: Friday, September 28, 2007 5:32 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from : Mr. Michael Markelionis

address : 2232 W . 24th St . N. Wichita KS 67204

 316-253-9885



MESSAGE:

Governor Palin,rnrnl wanted to thank you for the letter you sent to Mr. Miller; I was
stationed at Eielson AFB many years ago ( 1970 ' s )and enjoyed my stay in Alaska. Looks
like the state is in good hands! Keep up the good work!rnrnSincerely , rnrnMike
MarkelionisrnWichita, KS




michael. e.markelionis @spiritaero.com
    

FW: Other

from: Janice L Mason
to: Gov. Sarah Palin
      -----Original Message-----

 From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Sent: Monday, October 01, 2007 9:40 AM

To: michael.e.markelionis@spiritaero.com

 Subject: RE: Other



Mr. Markelionis:

Thank you for your email, I will forward it to the Governor.




-----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Friday, September 28, 2007 5:32 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Michael Markelionis

address: 2232 W. 24th St. N. Wichita KS 67204

 316-253-9885



MESSAGE:

Governor Palin,rnrnl wanted to thank you for the
    

FW: Other

from: Janice L Mason
to: Gov. Sarah Palin, Palin
      -----Original Message-----

 From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Sent: Monday, October 01, 2007 9:32 AM

 To: KMBrown@mbox.contact.bg

 Subject: RE: Other



 Mr. Brown:

 Thank you for your email, I will forward it to the Governor.



 -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2007 4:50 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Keith W. Brown

address :   1225 Roosevelt AVe. Tracy CA 95376




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,rnrn2 wanted to thank you for being a moral person and the best
example of a governor that I have heard of in my lifetime.rnrnl may be from California,
& currently am an ex-pat American living & working in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, but
I have heard about you here.rnrnThanks you SO much for cleaning up Alaskan government! I
was afraid that there were no such thing anymore as an honest, decnet & moral
politician.  Yet, you changed my thinking.rnrnWistfully, I yearn for someone like you to
clean up Californianl government which is full of corrupt people standing in line at the
public plate of pork for food.rnrnAlso, in the future, it is our greatest wish that you
would run for national office.rnrnYou are the kind of good, decent republican we
need.rnrnFrankly, I stand in wonder at how you have taken on the usual powers in Alaskan
govIt.  rnrnYou, Gov. Palin, are a credit to Alaska and America. I am proud of you.
Please keep up the good work.rnrnWe just wi









  sh that there were more politicians like you that actually do serve the people instead of
  try to rip them off.



  KMBrown@mbox .contact.bg
    

FW: Other

from: Janice L Mason
to: Gov. Sarah Palin
      -----Original Message-----

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Sent: Monday, October 01, 2007 9:32 AM

To: KMBrown@mbox.contact.bg

Subject: RE: Other



Mr. Brown:

Thank you for your email, I will forward it to the Governor.



-----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2007 4:50 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from:      Keith W. Brown

address: 1225 Roosevelt AVe. Tracy CA 95376




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,rnrnl wanted to thank you for being a moral person and the best exam
    

FW: Other

from: Janice L Mason
to: Gov. Sarah Palin, Palin
      -----Original Message-----

 From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Sent : Monday, October 01, 2007 8:17 AM

 To: JWWSavagepupiloaol.com

 Subject: RE: Other



 Mr. Winberry:

 Thank you for your email, I will forward it to the Governor.



 -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2007 8:20 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Mr. Joseph Winberry

 address : 1618 Lakeland Point High Point NC 27265

  (336) 803-1537



 MESSAGE:

Dear Madame Governor: I am a high school student attending High Point Christian Academy in
High Point, North Carolina. I also happen to be a political thinker and a history buff who
is a right-winger, I'd like to thank you for your efforts to reform Alaska's political
system. The world needs more like you, Governor Palin. I wish you were North Carolina's
governor! Keep up the good work. I don't know if you've noticed, but you have made quite a
stir in the party grassroots. Many are calling for a Rudy-Sarah ticket 08! Wouldn't that
be great?rnrnrnAgain thanks and God bless,rnrnJoseph Winberry



JWWSavagepupil@aol.com

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FW: Other

from: Janice L Mason
to: Gov. Sarah Palin
      -----Original Message-----

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Sent: Monday, October 01, 2007 8:17 AM

To: JWWSavagepupil@aol.com

Subject: RE: Other



Mr. Winberry:

Thank you for your email, I will forward it to the Governor.



-----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state. ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state. ak.us]

Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2007 8:20 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Joseph Winberry

address: 1618 Lakeland Point High Point NC 27265

  (336) 803-1537



MESSAGE:

Dear Madame Governor: I am a high school student attending High
    

FW: Other

from: Janice L Mason
to: Gov. Sarah Palin, Palin
      -----Original Message-----

From : Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2007 3:33 PM

To; boles_angela@yahoo.com

Subject: RE: Other



Ms. Boles:

Thank you for your email.



-----Original Message_----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2007 12:27 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Angela Boles

address : 1183 O\' Neal Road , Apt. # 3 North Pole AK 99705

 (907) 488-8635



MESSAGE:

Also, I must say that I am very glad I voted for you. You are Brilliant, Couragess, Tread
where some never dare , and you accomplish this with outstanding success . Thank you, for I
see Alaska going very far with you in the drivers seat.



boles_angela@yahoo.com

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FW: Other

from: Janice L Mason
to: Gov. Sarah Palin
      -----Original Message-----

 From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2007 3:33 PM

 To: boles-angela@yahoo.com

 Subject: RE: Other



Ms. Boles:

 Thank you for your email.



 -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state .ak.us         [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2007 12:27 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Angela Boles

address: 1183 0\'Neal Road, Apt. # 3 North Pole AK 99705

  (907) 488-8635



MESSAGE:

Also, I must say that I am very glad I voted for you. You are Brilliant, Couragess, Tread
where
    

FW: Other

from: Janice L Mason
to: Gov. Sarah Palin
      -----Original Message-----

 From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2007 10:30 AM

 To: fftt@uaf.edu

 Subject: RE: Other



Mr. Tilsworth:

Thank you for your email.



-----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Monday, October 01, 2007 4:32 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. TIMOTHY TILSWORTH

address: 1900 RAVEN DRIVE FAIRBANKS AK 99709

  907-479-0643



MESSAGE:

Governor Palin:rnrnThe Republican Party and the Congressional Delegation needs to get in
step with you and not vi
    

FW: Other

from: Janice L Mason
to: Gov. Sarah Palin
      -----Original Message-----

 From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 10:02 AM

 To: rdoig@gci.com

 Subject: RE: Other



 Mr. Doig:

 Thank you for your email ,      I will forward it to the Governor.



 -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state. ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 6:21 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from:      Russ Doig

address: 12401 Beachcomber Dr. Anchorage AK 99515

  907 677-2757



MESSAGE:

Thank you very much for the very nice note regarding my mothers passing. I apprecia
    

FW: Other

from: Janice L Mason
to: Gov. Sarah Palin, Palin
      ----- Original Message-----

  From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

  Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 10:02 AM

  To: rdoig@gci.com

  Subject: RE: Other



 Mr. Doig:

 Thank you for your email, I will forward it to the Governor.



 -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMailegov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent : Wednesday, October 03, 2007 6:21 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Russ Doig

 address: 12401 Beachcomber Dr. Anchorage AK 99515

  907 677-2757



 MESSAGE:

 Thank you very much for the very nice note regarding my mothers passing .                     I appreciate
 it.rnThanks , rnRuss



rdoig@gci.com
    

FW: Other

from: Janice L Mason
to: ExternalEmailgsp
cc: Beth Leschper, Sharon Leighow
      Something that may be considered - Janice

-----Original Message-----
From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 10:32 AM
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)
Subject: Other

Web mail from: Mr. Jeremy Hegna
address: 10645 washington circle Anchorage AK 99515
 (907)227-1591

MESSAGE:
Madam Governor,rnrnYou poked your head into my studio yesterday at the Fox (The Classic
Rock Station) as I was putting together some voice tracking. . .You were heading into an on-
air interview on KENI with Mike Porcarro.rnrnYou said a couple of words that got me
thinkin...you said "The Fox Rocks!"    rnrnIt sounded cool.. .you saying our
mission statement, and got me wondering... Would the Governor be willing to drop in some
voice work for us to use on the station on a regular basis? Kind of like our big voice
guy that says "one hundred point five the Fox rocks Alaska" between records. I
think it would be very cool and extremely local for you to do some of the voice work on
our station.  I am not sure what would be legal compensation for you to do some
voicing. . .but I we could figure that out if you are intrested. I just envision you
stopping by the studios for 10-15 minutes and cutting 8 or 10 quick sentences. Certainly
the main tag lines for the station which woul d be re-usable indefinitely. Let me know if
this would be cool for you to pull off and if you have a chance in your busy schedule. I
could also arrange to put this together anytime you are already here for a visit with
Rydell or Porcarro ... whatever is most convenient.rnrnThanks for your consideration and the
excellent work you are doing for our State. My family and I appreciate it!rnrnTake
care,rnrnJeremy Hegna (Program Director KBFX)rn227-1591rnjeremyhegna@clearchannel.com or
akdj@mac.com

jeremyhegna@clearchannel.com
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FW: Other

from: Janice L Mason
to: Gov. Sarah Palin
cc: Kris Perry , Michelle, Michelle A Fabrello (GOV), Mike Tibbles, Russell T Kelly (GOV)
      We will be preparing a condolence letter.               Janice



 -----Original Message-----

 From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 3:41 PM

 To: Fabrello, Michelle A (GOV); Mason, Janice L (GOV)

 Subject: FW: Other




 -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 3:37 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Mr. Doug Duffett

 address: 32 Adak Avenue Fairbanks AK 99701

  907-452-1407 ext 112



MESSAGE:

Rep. John Coghill's grandson ,          JOSEPH GREENE, age 4, died Wedn
    

FW: Other

from: Janice L Mason
to: Gov. Sarah Palin
      -----Original Message-----

 From: Cayce, Sunny C (GOV)

 Sent: Friday, October 05, 2007 11:24 AM

 To: Mason, Janice L (GOV)

 Subject: FW: Other



 Here it is.



-----Original Message-----

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 11:02 AM

To: tim2point0@gmail.com

Subject: RE: Other




Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or
information you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is
unable to respond to each and every email herself, your message has been received and is
being reviewed by the
    

FW: Other

from: Janice L Mason
to: Gov. Sarah Palin, Palin
      -----Original Message-----

 From: Governor Sarah Patin (GOV sponsored)

 Sent: Monday, October 22, 2007 1:25 PM

 To: mariegrieveeyahoo.com

 Subject: RE: Other



 Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or
 information you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor.   Although she is
 unable to respond to each and every email herself, your message has been received and is
 being reviewed by the appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your
 need, suggestion, or comment.




 -----Original Message-----

 From : WebMailegov.state.ak.us imailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Monday, October 22, 2007 1:34 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Marie Lindahl

address: 3610 36th Ave S. # 2 Seattle WA 98144

  206-330-6372




MESSAGE:

Hi Sarah,

   First off I wanted to tell you Congratulations! The last time I was in Alaska I saw
signs indicating that you were running for governor. Someone that I was speaking with
earlier just made me think to see what the outcome had been.



I'm actually not even sure if you remember me, but my maiden name was Grieve when I spent








 time with you and your family one summer out in Bristol Bay. I was 16 at the time and had
 been recommended by my cheerleading coach, Marilyn Lane, for babysitting purposes.     At the
 time , Willow was just around a year old . It's crazy to see how much they ' ve grown from
 the photo on your website. I see you still like to fishing in Bristol Bay. :)



 I am actually now an attorney in the State of Washington for DSHS .  I also recently got
 married this past summer which was huge .  I would really love to hear your
 ideas/ strategies on getting into politics and hope that you would even have time to spare
 to give me a call or drop me a line.



 I hear you're doing a great job and say hi to Todd, Track, Bristol, and Willow for me.




 Marie




 mariegrieve@yahoo.com
    

FW: Other

from: Janice L Mason
to: Gov. Sarah Palin
      -----Original Message-----

 From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Sent: Monday, October 22, 2007 1:25 PM

 To: mariegrieve@yahoo.com

 Subject: RE: Other



Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or
information you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is
unable to respond to each and every email herself, your message has been received and is
being reviewed by the appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your
need, suggestion, or comment.




-----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [ma
    

FW: Other

from: Janice L Mason
to: Gov. Sarah Palin
      -----Original Message-----

From: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

Sent : Wednesday , October 24 , 2007 1:43 PM

To: Don2820 @ Telus.net

Subject: RE: Other



Dear Mr. Jones:

Thank you for your wonderful email.



-----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 5:57 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Don Jones

address: P. O. Box 6205 Sitka AK 99835

 (907) 747-6708



MESSAGE:

RE:      Alaska Day 2007 at Sitka




Dear Governor Palin,




This is a thank you & note of appreciation for your p
    

FW: Other

from: Janice L Mason
to: Gov. Sarah Palin
      Governor - I will make a note of this for scheduling also for February .             Janice



-----Original Message-----

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 2:07 PM

To: Tagaban, Clifford W (LAW)

Subject: RE: Other



Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or
information you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is
unable to respond to each and every email herself, your message has been received and is
being reviewed by the appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your
need,
    

FW: Other

from: Janice L Mason
to: Todd Palin
cc: Kris Perry
      Todd - Maybe you can touch base with this request. They are asking the State to advertise in the Iron
Dog Guide. Thanks, Janice



-----Original Message-----

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2007 3:14 PM

To: shelbilynne@ alaskaadventuremedia.com

Subject: RE: Other



Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or information
you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is unable to respond to
each and every email herself, your message has been received and is being reviewed by the
appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your need, suggestion, or comment.




-----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov. state.ak . us [mailto :WebMail@gov. state . ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2007 1:29 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Shelbi Lynne Laughlin- Kenney

address: 6921 Brayton Drive, Suite 207 Anchorage AK 99507

907-344-2967

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MESSAGE:

Governor Palin,



I am interested in speaking to you about one topic for several reasons. It is my understanding that
you are familiar with the Havermeister family in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley (to be specific, Franci
Havermeister) whose family I've known for all of my life. As a Mat-Su Valley resident and early
highschool and college graduate, I pursued a career in marketing and advertising. The company I
now work for, Alaska Adventure Media (Coast Magazine, Alaska SnowRider and Alaska Rider) is
responsible for producing the Iron Dog Guide each year. It is also my understanding that your
huband, Todd, is quite familiar with the race as a past and current participant. In producing the Iron
Dog Guide, I am looking for the support of local and outside companies/influences who can keep this
great event and others like it alive.



Do you think that your administration would want to be a part of the worlds longest, toughest
snowmobile race?



It is my belief that your administration would be the perfect advertiser for this guide and supporter for
this HUGE event in Alaska.



The Iron Dog Guide is set up as a race yearbook AND program guide... complete with editorial , race
history, preview from the previous year race and the results, what is new on the market as far as gear
and sleds, statewide riding calendar and club info, previous race champions, race safety, race map
from point to point, details of each checkpoint, insider on statewide trail systems, race roster detailing
each race team and their sponsors, race training information for next year's race, tributes to racers
who have passed, getting the kids involved and riding, etc. The guide is distributed before and at the
event. This year, our page count is nearing 100 pages and growing- high gloss, thicker stock paper,
with high-quality, heat- set printing.



My company will go to print with the guide in early December of this year, as the 2008 guide will be
out early January to allow more time to soak before the race starts. Please consider this as a direct
way to reach 10,000+ prospective Alaskan voters who may be interested in supporting the next Palin
Administration adventure and great races like Iron Dog. For a "valley girl" like myself, it is a great
honor to know that a woman with similar experiences got to the point that you have in your
professional and lifetime careers. I want you to know that my hubsand has plans to run for Mayor one
day, and is now worried that his wife may beat him to the punch. Just know that you've inspired a lot
of women to do good things for the State of Alaska and eventually for the United States of America.




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I'd love to share more about this special publication and event- and hope that you will direct any
questions or concerns my way. Looking forward to working with you and hope you will keep this
information on hand for the 2009 Iron Dog Race guide as well.




Most Respectfully and With My Appreciation,



Shelbi Lynne Laughlin- Kenney




shelbilynne@alaskaadventuremedia.com

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FW: Other

from: Janice L Mason
to: Todd Palin
      Importance:             High


Todd - Please see attached request. I have spoken to the Governor on this one and she does not
recognize this name. I did not realize the guys going by your house even! If you do not know him -
he needs to begin with Lynne Smith (energy, business). Thanks, Janice



-----Original Message-----

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Sent: Monday, November 26, 2007 9:03 AM

To: alaskastar2000@hotmail.com

Subject: RE: Other



Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or information
you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is unable to respond to
each and every email herself, your message has been received and is being reviewed by the
appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your need, suggestion, or comment.



-----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2007 7:42 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Christopher Hunter

address: 3150 South Storybook Circle Wasilla AK 99654

907-775-0765
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MESSAGE:

Sarah Palin,



How does one manage to get a meeting with you?



I last spoke with you during your campaign, and I was also the young inventor present with Edward
Peace from UAA that talked with you about alternate energy.



I have written several letters, E-mails, Called numerous times, and even stopped by, but nobody was
home. I keep trying, but to no response.



I would like to get a meeting with you, as would Edward Peace , from UAA.



Any Suggestions?



Chris Hunter

907-775-0765

Clear View Enterprises

Wasilla , Alaska, 99654



(I voted for YOU, Hey, Hometown hero.....)




alaskastar2000@hotmail.com




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FW: Other

from: Janice L Mason
to: Todd Palin
      Todd - I am sorry to bother you with this request but I did not know if this is someone that is close
friends as they say they are your neighbor.



If not, I recommend that I send this to Lynne Smith to answer directly as it deals with a business.
Thanks, Janice



-----Original Message-----

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 1:10 PM

To: la@kyani. hotmail.com

Subject: RE: Other



Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or information
you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is unable to respond to
each and every email herself, your message has been received and is being reviewed by the
appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your need, suggestion, or comment.



-----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state. ak.us]

Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2007 8:47 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from : Ms. laura egure

address: 1500 Lake Lucille Wasilla AK 99654
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310-2907



MESSAGE:

Hello Governor Sarah Palin,

       This is an honor to see a wonderful woman like you in the Governor's role for our communitee.
We are neighbors and there is alot I'd like to share with you in regurds of wellness I am a distributor
of Kayani an Alaskan Miracle.

Our product is something that will benifit others like me whom are Migrant workers and depend on
substanical fishing & berry picking seasonal. I would kindly ask you to contact me regurding our
product and seek some guidence and feedback in our product, I am anxiously awaiting to hear from
you.

Plus this will be my Honor to provide you with our product to see and try for yourself. I really do
admire you and the support you give the community. Once again Thank you for time.




Ms. Laura Egure



Ia@kyani.hotmail.com




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FW: Other

from: Janice L Mason
to: ceeads@cybergal.com
      To: ceeads@cybergal.com

Subject: RE: Other



Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or information
you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is unable to respond to
each and every email herself, your message has been received and is being reviewed by the
appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your need, suggestion, or comment.



-----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov. state . ak.us [mailto :WebMail@gov. state . ak.us]

Sent: Friday, November 30, 2007 11:04 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Carol Eads

address: Salmon Creek Road Box 896 Seward AK 99664

907-224-5800



MESSAGE:
                                                   1                             ROSTON 01187




Hi Sarah,

    My sister, Ava Eads, off the tender "Erin Lynn", said she off loaded fish from you last spring and
mention that you were a hard working fisher gal, just like her. I don't want anything, just to say hi and
to let you know that Ava left the fishing grounds about the first of August to rush back here to take
care of me. I developed a Primary Brain Tumor(glioblastoma multiforme), they removed a growth
about the size of a raquet ball (whatever that is, must be a doctor game) they give me about a year to
live. I'm fine, feel great, I believe in being born, living then you fade away, just like it should be. I'm
not worried, scared or wanting of anything. I'm calm and serene and happy. I was just letting you
know what happen to Ava if you missed delivering to her or wondered where she went.

 We're doing just fine, the town had a benefit and auction for me and we'll make it through the winter
because of their generosity. (Don't you just love this State?)

  Keep up the good work, be honest and don't give up on your big picture, think ahead 10 15 years,
look at me giving advice! You don't even know me. Just wanted you to have a message without
someone complaining or wanting something.

 Ava vouched for you, that's good enough for me.

 Best wishes for you and your family,

 Carol Eads



ceeads@cybergal.com




                                                    z                              ROSTON 01188




    

FW: Other

from: Janice L Mason
to: Gov. Sarah Palin
      FYI - Janice



-----Original Message-----

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 5:33 PM

To: kathywhittaker@gci.net

Subject: RE: Other



Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or
information you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is
unable to respond to each and every email herself, your message has been received and is
being reviewed by the appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your
need, suggestion, or comment.



-----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.s
    

FW: Other

from: Janice L Mason
to: Gov. Sarah Palin
cc: Hannah K Buck (GOV)
      Governor - FYI. This has been put into the scheduling database for February.                Janice



-----Original Message-----

From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Sent: Wednesday ,   December 12, 2007 1:21 PM

To: kdl@mtaonline.net

Subject: RE: Other



Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or
information you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is
unable to respond to each and every email herself, your message has been received and is
being reviewed by the appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your
need, s












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     Unknown

     From :    PARNELL, S (GOV sponsored) [/O=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE
               GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=SRPARNELLI ]
     Sent:     Wednesday , December 12, 200711:15 AM
     To:       'gov. sarah @yahoo.com'
     Subject: FW: Palin Administration/Congressional Delegation -

    John sent this email re relations with the congressional delegation. I forgot to mention to you
    that within the last week I visited with Karen Knutson, Lisa's chief of staff. She asked for
    suggestions on how to improve relations . I let her know that I thought you bear a sincere
    desire to work with Lisa and that you particularly enjoyed the lunch that the three of us had in
    the Governor's House early last winter. I suggested that might be a good thing to make
    happen again when Lisa comes to Juneau to speak with the Legislature . (I know I'd like to do
    that again O) Karen said she thought Lisa felt similarly about wanting to work with you, etc.
    She also likes the idea of Lisa doing the lunch again with us and thinks it would be great if
    you would extend that invitation when you think the time is right.

    Sean




   From: Katz, John W (GOV)
   Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 6:20 AM
   To: ExtemalEmailgsp
   Cc: Rehfeld, Karen J (GOV); Colberg, Talis J (LAW); Perry, Kristina Y (GOV); Tibbles, Michael A (GOV)
   Subject: Palin Administration/Congressional Delegation - ATTORNEYCLIENT PRIVILEGE



 Privileged or Personal Material Redacted




   8/26/2009







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   Privileged or Personal Material Redacted




   8/26/2009







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     Please note that my email address has changed. My new email address is jwkatz(a)alaskadc.org.
     Thank you.




    8/26/2009
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMailogov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Friday, December 21, 2007 1:07 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Conchita McKnight

address :   150 3rd Street Juneau AK 99801

 465-1768




MESSAGE:

Hello Governor Palin,

I just wanted to send a quick THANK YOU for holiday leave you are granting us.

It is also appreciated to know that it is non-discretionary. I know many years when my
husband (also a state employee) was able to leave early and my.office would not be able
to.  Your message made it clear that i
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: richard or mary bishop [mailto:rmbishop@ptialaska.net]

 Sent :   Thursday, January 10, 2008 12:51 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: RE: Other



 Thank you. I look forward to hearing from the Governor. Dick



 -----Original Message-----

 From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) (mailto:governor@alaska.gov)

 Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2008 9:26 AM

 To: rmbishop@ptialaska.net

 Subject: RE: Other




Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns,

opinions, and/or information you have sent are important and valuable to

the Governor.     Although she is unable to respond to each and every email

herself, your message has been received and is being reviewed by the

appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your need,

suggestion, or comment.



-----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2008 7:51 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other











 Web mail from: Mr. Dick Bishop

 address: PO Box 73902 Fairbanks AK 99707




 MESSAGE:

 Hard Copy of this letter to follow.



 The Honorable Sarah Palin

 Office of the Governor

 POB 110001

 Juneau, AK 99811-0001



 Dear Governor Palin:



Happy New Year ...and congratulations on your very successful first year

 in office!



The Alaska Outdoor Council would be honored if you and your family would

consider attending some portion of our Annual Statewide Meeting at the

Millennium Hotel in Anchorage, February 8-10.



The general meeting plan is to have informative presentations on Friday,

February 8, and possibly the morning of Saturday, February 9. The -

formal business meeting would follow on Saturday and be finished on

Sunday morning.



Our Awards Banquet is planned to start at 6 PM, Saturday, February 9.



We would welcome your presence at any or all of the Annual Meeting, but

in recognition of your busy schedule let me suggest some options.



We would be delighted if you would agree to be our honored speaker at

the Awards Banquet.      Apart from presenting awards to recognize





 conservation achievements, this is a social event.



 An alternative could be attending some portion of the Friday or Saturday

 morning information session or lunch. if you were able to address the

 delegates on issues of mutual interest and concern it would be of great

 value to our delegates and other attendees.



 I recall that , as mayor of Wasilla , you spoke at an earlier AOC Awards

 Banquet in Palmer .     I also recall that our guests were quite impressed

 with your remarks .     I am sure that AOC members and sympathizers would be

 very happy to hear your views now as Governor on the various issues so

 important to the interests of outdoor Alaskans.



 Thank you for your accomplishments and ongoing efforts to improve the

 management and uses of Alaska ' s great outdoors.



 Please contact me at 455 - 6151 or Executive Director Rod Arno at 376-2913

 in response to our invitation.



 Sincerely,



 Richard H. Bishop ,    President

 Alaska Outdoor Council, Inc.




 rmbishop@ptialaska.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Friday, January 11, 2008 1:53 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject; Other




 Web mail from:     Kim-Marie Walker

 address :   c/o. Mat-Su MLK Jr. Foundation, P.O. Box 87-5754 Wasilla AK 99687

  907.376.1306




 MESSAGE:

 PRESS RELEASE       January 11, 2008

 Contact: Kim-Marie Walker, 907.376.1306




 MAT-SU KING HOLIDAY EVENT PREMIERS INDIE FILMS, YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP, BAZAAR




The Mat-Su premier of two extraordinary films takes place at the upcoming community event
celebrating Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a national icon of non-violent protest and
the 1960s Civil Rights Movement.




Premiered last June in Anchorage, Anchorage Is Our Home is a film that reveals a
community's struggle to embrace diversity. "Wherever we live is our home and we share our
home with different kinds of people. It seems we're still learning how to celebrate
differences meaningfully, with respect," says Mollie Boyer, one of the film's producers
and a Valley resident.



Boyer, Erick Cordero, and Marie Husa interviewed youths and adults from diverse
ethnicities and cultural traditions. The trio produced the film as members of Alaska
Humanities Forum's Leadership Anchorage Program in partnership with Healing Racism in
Anchorage, an organization that provides classes to help understand and interrupt the
cycle of racism.










  The awarded short film Silences by Octavio Warock-Graham is a memoir about growing up
  biracial in a small, all-white Eastern town. "This film is so powerful. Octavio asks
  really hard questions of his white mother, grandmother, and others, including his black
  father, who he meets for the first time as an adult," says Kim-Marie Walker, a Valley
  resident. Walker viewed Silences at a Chicago conference for transracial adoption and
  Americans who identify as biracial or multiracial.



 This year ' s theme , A New Generation for a New Day , is aimed at Valley youth.   Scholarship
 applications , funded by the Mat - Su MLK Jr . Foundation , will be available for high school
 seniors going to college in the fall . Other highlights include a day-long program of
 speakers , entertainers , and like last year , a King Holiday Bazaar featuring craft and
 business vendors.



 The 6th annual Mat-Su King Holiday event is free and open to the public: Monday, January
 21, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Wasilla Multi-Use Sports Complex, 1001 S. Mack Drive.
 Interested vendors and performers can still sign-up. For more information call 376-1566 or
 E-mail: matsumlkjr@gmail.com.

 --------------end---------------




 matsumlkjr@gmail.com
    

FW: Other

from: Janice L Mason
to: jpayette@sunlink.net
      To: jpayette@sunlink.net

 Subject: RE: Other



 Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or
 information you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is
 unable to respond to each and every email herself, your message has been received and is
 being reviewed by the appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your.
 need, suggestion , or comment.




 -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Monday, January 14, 2008 12:26 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Ms. Jill Fehr Corney

 address: 565 Mother Lode Loop Hailey ID 83333

  208-788-7088



 MESSAGE:

 Hi Sarah,

 I hope you have time to read this in your busy schedule!



I am just writing to offer my congratulations on your being appointed Governor of Alaska.
What a suprise when I opened my U of Idaho alumni magazine and found you in there! I








 haven't seen you since you graduated from the University of Idaho in ' 87 but always felt
 you were destined for something great .   I lived in the Towers on the 9th floor, between
 Anne Moore ( RA) and Stacia Crocker for that one year , studying my little heart out for my
 Architecture and Interior Design degrees .   It was so fun. I lost the pictures, but in my
 memory I do recall going to the mall before Christmas to sit with Santa ( you, Stacia,
 Julie Rose and I )  and the Neely Hall Dress-up Dinner. I graduated in '89 and '90 and
 live in the Sun Valley area still married to that Marc guy I was seeing ( also an
 Architect ) working and raising two kids.



 Best Wishes,

 Jill Fehr Corney

 Hailey, Idaho




 jpayette @ sunlink.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason , Sharon Leighow
      -----Original Message-----

 From : WebMail@gov.state. ak.us     (mailto:WebMailegov .state.ak.us]

 Sent: Saturday, January 19,       2008 1:57 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from : Mr. Nathan Elmore

 address :   4000 Furrow Creek Rd Anchorage AK 99516

  907-748-6283




 MESSAGE:

 I'm sorry - I discovered the "tab" button automatically sends your unfinished , unedited
 letter right away without confirmation . You might want to address that.



 I'm a grassroots organizer here for Mike Huckabee , and you know how important names are to
 grassroots campaigns , as we cheered for every endorsement we could get for you!



Please consider endorsing Mike Huckabee in his bid for the Republican presidential
nomination . I believe that our values and priorities ( his, mine , and yours!) are in
agreement , and I really believe that Mike represents us much more than the other
candidates running. I am delighted to be able to say with conviction that Mike also has
the best chance of succeeding in the national race . He has kept the campaign clean, he has
maintained a beautiful record on the issues as Governor , and has non-evasive answers to
what few smears others try to throw at him. He is genuine , experienced, ethical,
charismatic , and he ' s introducing phenominal and realistic solutions to the nation's
problems - not just vague ideas , but actual plans that people can rally behind!



I believe that Huckabee is God's man for the job, just as you were God's woman for this
one! It would mean so much to our state and our country for you to stand on his side.
Thank you very much for your thought and prayer on the subject.



Here 's to individuals making a difference!











  Sincerely,

  C. Nathan Elmore

 Assistant Organizer - Alaskans For Huckabee

  907-748-6283

 c_nathan elmore@yahoo.com



 P.S. - if you would like more detail on his positions , his official website is
 www.MikeHuckabee.com




 c_nathan_elmore@yahoo.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason , Monica L Savland (GOV)
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

 Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 5:12 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Ms. Catherine Mormile

 address: HC 35 Box 5420CR Wasilla AK 99654

  907 561 1800



 MESSAGE:

 Communication appears to be a timely issue within the executive branch. With respect
 offered and public service in mind, I submit this editorial I wrote in the Frontiersman. I
 hope it helps the dialog towards positive out comes for all. Catherine



 Effective communication must be cultivated

By Catherine Mormile

 Spectrum, January 22, 2008




As a healthcare provider, I feel compelled to comment after last week's incident of
communication conflict between Governor Palin, state Rep. John Harris and state Sen. Lyda
Green over scheduling of the State of the State address this past week.



This seemingly small incident, but unresolved communication conflict, appears to have
culminated in belittling of Senator Green by two Anchorage radio announcers in the
presence of Governor Palin, to which she did not stop or disagree with the insults, but
just laughed. Such errors in communication have been known to cause unnecessary
interpersonal conflicts.



Communication error and misunderstandings between individuals account for nearly 70
percent of the conflicts, loss of productivity, job dissatisfaction and loss of personal
well-being in the workplace. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has








 determined that workplace conflict with loss of personal sense of well - being contributes
 to incidences of depression , obesity and low fitness levels . Nearly 10 million U.S.
 workers complain each year of work - related head and neck pains . One of the main causes
 cited for such pains are the consequences of improper communication.



 Over the last 50 years , the terms " health" and "healthcare " have undergone changes in
 definition and application . Health, once defined as absence of disease , is now defined as
 a physical , mental and social process of an individual to enjoy quality of life and
 satisfaction . Healthcare systems now favor an active rather than passive process by which
 patients are encouraged to become more aware of factors that relate to healthy living and
 to participate in demonstrating choices and behaviors that promote a more successful
 existence.



 In December 2007 , the governor ' s Alaskan Health Care Strategies Planning Council
 identified a key healthcare goal of promoting personal health responsibility. Governor
 Palin reiterated the importance of personal health responsibility in her recent State of
 the State address . Practicing effective interpersonal communication skills are essential
 behaviors that directly promote health and well-being . Ineffective communication skills,
 on the other hand, are detriments to health.



 Ineffective communication may take the form of mechanical error , in that the speaker may
 not wait to obtain feedback the listener actually heard or understood the message or
 request . Or, the listener may. be so intent on getting a message heard he or she is not
 perceiving what is being said to them . In both cases there is an expectancy of being heard
 by the other and little or no effort put into making sure the message was understood. This
 is the old I-assumed - you-heard - me communication error . In this case , misunderstandings
 could be avoided by making sure the message is clear and understandable , that the listener
 is attentive and receptive , and that adequate feedback is obtained.



Other barriers to effective communication take the form of attitude bias. It appears human
nature for people to form prejudgments and expectancies of how others should or will
behave , and to be upset when things do not turn out as expected . Once expectancies are
formed in a person's mind, the prejudgments become the filter through which the individual
chooses to view communication exchanges . Therefore , the communication process becomes
erroneous because the emotional aspects of prejudgment prevented the listener from
actually hearing, perceiving and weighing the merits of the objective evidence presented
by the speaker.



I am not proposing a person totally ignore previous judgments and perceptions; rather, to
separate the emotional from the actual message , weigh the two for their merits, ask
questions and seek feedback for clarifications, then make a decision based on evidence,
not emotion.



Assuring proper mechanics of communication by actively stopping to reflect upon a
preexisting emotional bias while separating away the objective message is an essential
skill required in healthy interpersonal exchanges, promotion of healthy behaviors and
leadership.



The last essence of proper communication is contained within the intent and delivery of
the speaker. My mentor and friend, the late Louise Kellogg of the Spring Creek Farm in
Palmer, taught me three principles she used for effective communication: 1. Seek to
understand before demanding to be understood; 2. Honor those who are not present; 3.
Determine whether the communication effort will promote goodwill and positive outcomes for








 all involved . These are good principles to live by indeed.



 Improvements of cooperation and communication skills have been identified as essential
 issues to work on this year by legislators , the governor and residents. Like any behavior,
 it must be patiently nurtured and practiced by all as old habits are replaced . This will
 be a slow process , but an effective one. As Mark Twain wrote in 1896, "Habits are not to
 be thrown out the upstairs window, but coaxed down the stairs one step at a time."



 Catherine Mormile is a Wasilla resident , a doctor of physical therapy and board certified
 orthopedic specialist . She's the owner of a physical therapy private practice, is a
 medical author and medical illustrator.




 cupid@alaska.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason , Sharon Leighow
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

 Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2008 6:51 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Mr. Robert Litwack

 address : HC 33 Box 3167 Wasilla AK 99654

  907-376-3599



 MESSAGE:

Governor Palin,



Have you decided on who you will be supporting for President? Might I suggest that you
support. Governor Romney. Ethics, both personal and public, are a critical talent to have
in place as a politician. Gov. Romney has integrity as a foundation that he has built his
life upon. I know how.important this is to you and would therefore recommend that you
support a candidate who feels the same.



Thanks,



 Robert Litwack

Husband ,   Father and Wasilla Middle School Teacher



robert.litwack@matsukl2.us
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
cc: Sharon Leighow
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 10:10 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Belinda Coonrod

address: 10600 Hillside Dr. Anchorage AK 99507

 907-240-5773




MESSAGE :

I heard on the news that you were considering endorsing Senator McCain but you were going
to talk to McCain and Huckaby first. I don't feel that you should limit your conversation
to McCain and Huckelby . Romney should be considered as well. I think that he is one of
the best candidates.  He holds very strong convictions in the various topics of
discussion. The Economy, National Security, Immigration, I really don't like the way
people media has been portraying him to be non Christian and when you think of the title
of President he resemble a President. His background is clean and he shows dedication to
his sense of Family. Which is what America is all about; protecting and preserving our
great land for our future generation to be raised in a safe and strong country. He
displays a strong sense of Integrity, Knowledge and willingness to work with both sides
for the improvement of our Country.



Belinda Coonrod@blm.gov
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
cc: Sharon Leighow
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2008 9:18 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from : Mr. David Middlebrook

address :   1247 w .   Broadway place Hobbs NM 88240

 505-397-4057




MESSAGE:

Governor:
A lot of conservatives in the lower 48 watch your accomplishments and your name comes up
all the time.

I was working in Alaska when you were running for Governor and i heard you speak.

With the two front runners for the office of the President                 and what is at stake most
Republicans feel it is a repeat of Bob Dole and 1996.

The Younger conservatives relate more to you than what we see everyday from the Media.

They are Emailing McCain and Romney telling them they want you as a VP or they are
leaving the party.

This includes myself        if asked is there any way you would consider that office?

Please just say yes ,      if i were asked      we would love to have a little hope out here.

Like Reagan     only you could unite a fractured party.

I heard you speak you shook my hand in a crowd I voted for you,and Leadership is in your
blood i could see it.

In Americas History people who never thought they had it in them had to step up and
Govern or command for the good of the Nation.

GOD blessed Alaska and this Nation with you as one of its Native Leaders.

Your supporter David








dg1ec11oyahoo.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Lillian K Castle (GOV)
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From : WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent : Thursday, January 31, 2008 12:10 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from : Mr. Joshua Czech

 address :   P.   0. Box 10242 Fbks AK 99710




 MESSAGE:

 Gov. Palin (almost a high of a title as an infantryman's mom)-



 I was on shift when you came to visit the AK Guard in the desert. I'll have to cash in on
 lunch and a picture with the Governor later.

 Since returning to my home in Fbks, I see that John Coghill has introduced a pro life
 bill. The facts that the "fetus" is alive, feels pain, ect. has unfortunately done little
 to change the mind of those in favor of abortion . in our great country we have just passed
 the 35th. year, and 50 millionth abortion. Perhaps the struggling state of our nation to
 fill our skilled work force, military, and just good old citizen tax payers can now be
 attributed to the fact that we are missing 50 million Americans citizens . At 35 years old
 and on down they would be in the prime of life, and a much needed asset to the country. I
 strongly encourage you to continue your pro life stance in our state.

Well, every self respecting infantryman goes on to airborne school. Paratrooper's mom
should be the next title.

Have a good day.



 Sergeant Czech












  j_czech@yahoo.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
cc: Sharon Leighow
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail @ gov.state .ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state. ak.us)

Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2008 3:24 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. John Borg

address: P 0 Box # 1 Eagle AK 99738

 907 547 2280



MESSAGE:

i am hoping that you will consider endorsing Mike Huckabee as presidential candidate.
Thanks, John



bjborg@aptalaska.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
cc: Sharon Leighow
      -----Original Message-----

        From : WebMail@gov.state . ak.us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak.us]

        Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2008 3:24 PM

        To: Governor Sarah Palin      ( GOV sponsored)

        Subject: Other




        Web mail from: Mr. John Borg

        address :   P 0 Box # 1 Eagle AK 99738

         907 547 2280




        MESSAGE:

        i am hoping that you will consider endorsing Mike Huckabee as presidential candidate.
        Thanks,John



        bjborg@aptalaska.net






I
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
cc: Sharon Leighow
      -----Original Message-----

 From : WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state. ak.usJ

Sent: Friday, February 01, 2008 5:45 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from : Mr. Matt King

address: 6538 Tampa Dr Pensacola FL 32526

  517-819-8589



MESSAGE:

We hope you endorse Huck!



GO Alaska!!!



mattkingmatt@hotmail.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
cc: Sharon Leighow
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Friday, February 01, 2008 10:53 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Denny Hartford

address: 6019 N 105th ST Omaha NE 68134

 4023418886



MESSAGE:

I thought you might be interested in this piece, a reminder that remain genuine
conservatives in the Republican Party.



Denny Hartford

Omaha, NE



Forget McCain & Romney; Why Not Sarah Palin for President?

After all, what's not to like about the talented, smart and efficient woman governor of
Alaska?



That ' s what Alaskan voters of both parties conclude anyhow -- Sarah Palin , the youngest
and the first female governor of the state , has been given approval ratings as high as
93%. Wow.



Those kind of numbers show Palin as not only the most popular governor in the nation but,
almost certainly, one of the most popular politicians around.












Palin's high esteem comes from her eloquence , her energy and the fact that she brought
character and integrity into what had been a torrid storm of political corruption in
Alaska. Also, her support for government reform and the introduction of much-needed gas
pipeline legislation have been winning the governor enthusiastic applause.



Governor Palin has a bachelor ' s degree in journalism from the University of Idaho but,
thank goodness , she lives her life with much more common sense than most in that
profession . Palin is the wife of a commercial fisherman and the mother of four children,
the eldest of which joined the U . S. Army last fall . Palin is also a former beauty queen,
cheerleader , musician , mayor, and was a point guard for the Wasilla High School Warriors
when they won the state basketball championship in 1982.



And, oh yes , Sarah Palin is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and a
strong defender of the sanctity of human life.



So, since John McCain and Mitt Romney have ended up as the choices produced by the primary
system but both of these fellows are displeasing , perhaps even unacceptable , to many in
the G . O.P., is it all that remarkable to look elsewhere ? In the direction of Senator Tom
Coburn? Senator Jon Kyl? Senator Sam Brownback ? Senator Jim DeMint ? Congressman Chris
Smith ? Congressman Mike Pence? Congressman Jeff Flake?



Or yes , Governor Sarah Palin?



One doesn ' t have to pay for wishes.



http: // vitalsignsblog . blogspot . com/2008 / 02/forget -mccain-romney- why-not-sarah.html




vitalsigns @ vitalsignsministries.org
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      ----- Original Message-----

From : WebMail@gov . state . ak.us   ( mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak.us]

Sent : Monday, February 04, 2008 8:50 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin       ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from :    Bob Lester

address : 301 Arctic Slope Ave Anchorage AK 99518

  907-349-9691



MESSAGE:

Please call in The Bob and Mark show this morning 2/4 before 10 am .                 Thanks!!



bob@bobandmark.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:webMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2008 8:27 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Mr. Warrren Searle

 address: 28 Steelhead Road Fairbanks AK 99708

  907-479-6631




 MESSAGE:

 Recent news stated that you are considering both McCain and Huckabee as your choice for
 President at this time. May I respectfully suggest you consider further?



 Mike Huckabee's support is not just from Evangelicals as the media is trying to convince
 us to believe- it is from free thinking people that favor issues held dear in the hearts
 of most Alaskans.  The Second Ammendment, the First Ammendment, and as our Alaskan
 Governer what should be your favorite Ammendment, the Tenth - STATES RIGHTS !!




 He understands the value of ANWR to our nation as we grow towards energy independence. He
 also sees the benefit of our natural gas to help us reach that national goal.



Mike Huckabee's 'agenda' is to benefit YOUR KIDS, and as Governer you shoud recognize the
benefit to YOUR STATE. (sounds similar to a lady that ran for Governer and won up here
not too long ago!)



I implore you, before the Alaska caucuses on Tuesday, publicly endorse Mike Huckabee - so
all our state knows that you care less about those IN POWER, but more about those of us
lowly voters that have empowered you to speak on our behalf!



You say a Governer's endorsement means little.. .1 think you are under-estimating the








 respect that most Alaskans have for you .   Please endorse your fellow Governer, Mike
 Huckabee.



 Thank you for your outstanding service to the State of Alaska,



 Respectfully Submitted,



 Warren Searle




 searle@gci.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent :   Sunday, February 03, 2008 3:02 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Ms. Rena Cook

 address: 3668 Lyle Ave North Pole AK 99705

  907-488-8934




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Governor Sarah Palin,



    I am the organizer for the Mike Huckabee for President 2008 Meetup group in North Pole.

    I started this group in order to find other members to volunteer to help gain local
 support for Mike Huckabee in the area knowing that his campaign has very limited funds for
 advertising.

    I pray that you will thoughtfully consider endorsing Mike Huckabee. I believe with all
 my heart that he is an exceptional candidate that by far the most qualified candidate
 running on either side. He is honest and very intelligent and I believe would be every
 bit as fiscally conservative as you are.

    I was born in Eagle Alaska and have lived here my entire life. I love this state and
am proud to be an Alaskan. I want a president who appreciates a states right to decide
what is best for it's people and not a legislator who would impose federal mandates or
oppose the drilling in ANWR.

   I also want a president who believes that our nation can set high standards and achieve
goals such as energy independence and the Fair Tax plan that would benefit all of us but
most importantly it would benefit our poorest.  The other candidates continuously say that
the Fair Tax is a great idea but not likely to happen. Mike Huckabee says we will make it
happen. I believe that if elected he will.

   I have great respect for you and believe that you truely have Alaskas best interests at
heart and I think that Mike Huckabee posesses that same rare quality. Sincerely,

                                          Rena Cook








 BTW Janet Huckabee is in Anchorage and she actually called to thank me for my efforts. I
 was impressed by her graciousness.



                                        http :// mikehuckabee.meetup.com/197/




                                              www.Alaskansforhuckabee.com




 renacook@gci.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original message-----

 From :   WebMail@gov . state . ak.us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak.us)

 Sent: Friday ,    February 01, 2008 6:38 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin         ( GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Ms. Reta Tharp

 address :   1109 Aldine Drive Heath OH 43056

  740-522-1651




 MESSAGE:

 May I respectfully ask that you give great consideration to endorsing Gov. Mike Huckabee
 for the Republican nominee for President.



 After 10 1 / 2 years as Governor of Arkansas , Gov. Huckabee has a proven record or working
 hard for his people . He lowered taxes , rebuilt the state's infrastructure , tackled
 education and moved Arkansas from 49th lowest performance in the nation to 9th in the
 nation . He has bold new ideas , and contageous hope for the future of this country. I
 believe he has the core beliefs to lead the way on getting a handle on health care costs,
 sealing our borders and working for a common sense solution to the millions of illegals in
 this country.



Your time is valuable. I thank you for it, and I thank you for considering an endorsement
for Gov . Mike Huckabee . I sincerely believe he is the only person who can hold the white
house for the Republicans and maybe restore the Republican majorities in the House and
Senate.



Respectfully

Reta Tharp



bobrita@alltel.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From : WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent :   Tuesday, February 05, 2008 10:24 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 web mail from : Ms. Jymie Darling

 address :   1641 N . Cahuenga Blvd Hollywood CA 90028

  323-462-7078



 MESSAGE:

 Disappointed highly. With your endorsement of the Nation of Islam proponent Obama. I don't
 think I will ever travel there for fun and I now know that I will cut all business with
 any companies that do my jewelry and such.



Veteran, Business owner and obviously more highly educated than Alaskans

Jymie



panpipes@sbcglobal.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
cc: Sharon Leighow
      -----Original Message-----

 From : WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.usj

 Sent : Friday, February 08, 2008 7:46 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Reginald Swedberg

 address :   2501 Mission rd. North Pole AK 99705




 MESSAGE:

 Since you are probably going to be in Fairbanks next Saturday for the finish of the Iron
 Dog,  What about stopping by KJNP Radio in North Pole at 8:00 am for the Coffee Cup
 program?  You were on it during your election campaign once.



 Also if you do stop by, I would like to have my daughters meet you after the program for a
 few minutes.



 I work at the station and could have them stop by after 9:00 if I knew beforehand.



Redgy



redgy@mosquitonet.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
cc: Sharon Leighow
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMailegov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent : Monday, February 11, 2008 9:43 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Mr. Thomas Llanos

 address: 3061 Lois Drive Apt. 608 Anchorage AK 99517

  907.279.4244




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Mrs . Palin,



 I saw this website on ADN.COM.        Where they want you for Vice President of the United
 States of America.



 Granted.



 I like you and your administration. I voted for you.



But don't leave us.



 If you do decide to go. Who are we going to rely on?



 I hope you think about your future here.



 I just wanted to say that.








 Respectfully,



 Thomas G. Llanos



 thomasllanos@hotmail.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Monday, February 11, 2008 8:22 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Mr. Daniel Fish

 address: 257 Creekside St Anchorage AK 99504




 MESSAGE:

 Governor Palin,



 I would like to know if asked by the Republican Presidential nominee to run on his ticket
 would you accept? And, why or why not? As you are certainly aware, there is quite a push
 for you as VP, as it certainly should be.



 Dan Fish

Anchorage



 fishfam@gci.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov. state .ak.us [mailto:WebMailcgov. state .ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 7:36 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from : Mr. John Stark

address :   332 Pine Forest Road Atlanta GA 30342

 404-531-0463



MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,



I would like to recommend that you seriously consider running for Vice President of the
United States to Senator John McCain .   I mean this in all sincerity and with the deepest
respect . Whether this is a possibility that is attractive to you, or whether you would
want to pursue national politics is of course something I have no way of knowing. But
speaking as a U . S. citizen who is far removed from Alaska , I have the deepest respect for
you, your stand on important issues , and your dynamic and inspiring leadership .   I think
you would complement Senator McCain ' s candidacy in very significant ways.



We all agree that Senators Obama and Clinton are formidable opponents in this 2008 race
for the presidency .  Both individuals have striking appeal , they speak out for "change"
and "renewal ,"  and they have great appeal to young voters .  If you were on the Republican
ticket , Governor Palin , I think you too could arrest the attention of younger voters, but
with much tougher and more compelling questions .   And I think that , speaking as a woman,
you could make a strong case that it is not solely the Democratic party and its values
which pave the royal road to the first African - American and/or woman . president . You can
make the strong case for "individualism "; for the notion that a man or a woman rises to
political prominence because of the content of his or her character, and the quality of
his or her accomplishments in life -- not simply because they hold liberal Democratic
values.



Please -- I urge you to take my request seriously ! I know it is up to the presidential
nominee to select his or her running mate, but I would do everything I can and pursue any








channel you can recommend , should this proposal have any appeal for you. I think you
would do a great job -- as you have for Alaska--and that's why I make this request. The
Republican Party needs someone like you to stimulate interest and excitement in this very
difficult and challenging presidential campaign!



Sincerely yours,



John F. Stark



jfstark@hotmail.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent : Wednesday ,   February 13, 2008 6:04 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin          ( GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from : Mr. Jaren Hoffman

 address : 12500 Auke Nu Drive Juneau AK 99801




 MESSAGE:

 My name is Jaren Hoffman, and I am the Vice-Chairman of Alaska College Republicans. I am
 interested in bringing Congressman Ron Paul , and Mike Gravel to Alaska . I am not a ardent
 supporter of Congressman Paul or former Senator Gravel, but this is primarily for the
 student body. I was wondering if you might be interested helping in bringing either of
 them into the state; not that you would be supporting them, but because of their
 respective connection  to Alaska and/or attraction from students from Alaska,     but
 perhaps encouraging both Presidential candidates to come.



 Thank you for your time,

 Jaren Hoffman




Hoffmanl981egmail.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent :   Thursday, February 14, 2008 12:00 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Mark Cohen

address :   70 Park Street, # 75 brookline MA 02446

 617-738-6743



MESSAGE:

Dear Gov. Palin,

I'm a longtime McCain supporter, and that lone aewish Republican in Boston, only rumored
to exist.

I just called the McCain campaign to recommend he consider you as his running mate,
especially if Sen. Obama is the nominee.

As a former media producer for political campaigns and a political junkie, I think it
makes sense on more levels than I can fit in this box.

God bless my nephew in the Marine Corp and your son in the United States Army.

All the best

Mark Cohen




onepartdog@yahoo.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
cc: Lillian K Castle (GOV)
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov. state .ak.us [mailto:WebMailogov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2008 3:34 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Ms. Sandra Wilson

 address: 1502 4th Ave. Kenai AK 99611

  907-335-3305



 MESSAGE:

 Dear Governor Sarah Palin,




 I just wanted to say Thank You for inviting us to your home on February 4th for the Alaska
 Head Start Association . For many of us, this was a once in a life time event, one that
 I'll never forget. It was such an honor going to your home and sharing my story with you.



Thank you for taking the time to listening to our wonderful stories. There are so many
more success stories like mine. Kenaitze Head Start has helped my children and family with
so many postive things. Our family has been involved with the Kenaitze Head Start program
for about 10 years now. They are like my extented family now. They are not only there for
our chilren, but for us parents too. Like I said before... Your child is not only being
enrolled in Head Start, the Whole Family is being enrolled. It should be called Family
Head Start.



Thank you again,

Sandra Wilson, '

Proud parent of Head Start Students



wilsonclan7C4gci.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Michelle A Fabrello (GOV)
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2008 6:02 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Rickey Rhodes

address : 669fm1656 Center TX 75935

 936-598-5769



MESSAGE:

Dear Gov . Palin my name is Rickey Rhodes my dad name is Darrell Rhodes He did some work for
you in ak . His wife died this moring would you Pleace call him it would mean a lot to
him.He thinks A lot of you if you find the time thankyou Rickey Rhodes his cell # is
936-254-4080 home 936 - 254-3574 thank you agian



rhodesrickey@sbcglobal.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Gov. Sarah Palin
cc: Janice L Mason , Lauren J Yocom (GOV)
      To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Steve Toth

address : 940 Coral Lane Anchorage AK 99515

 907-742-5858



MESSAGE:

Good Mornning Gov. Palin. I certainly pray that Todd is alright after his snowmachine
accident. This is Steve Toth, I met you at the AEA delegate assembly this year and on the
elevator at the HILTON Hotel. What a pleasure to meet you.

 I'm a teacher in the ASD and a CCW holder.

This note is in regard to last y
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
cc: Sharon Busch
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

 Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 7:47 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from :   Mr. Jim Weber

 address : POBox 872306 Wasilla AK 99867




 MESSAGE:

 Gov Palin:  On Feb 11th I sent your office a message requesting a birthday card from you
 to my grand son Parker Hovila in Wasilla; since you both have the same birthday.



 Thanks very much for sending the card to him.   To say he was excited is an
 understatement.  He says he will vote for you as soon as he can. He is saving the card
 forever.



 Thanks again for your generosity and speed in replying to him.

 Keep up the great work on AGIA and be at arms length with the boys from Conoco , especially
 that Weasel fellow . They are a slippery bunch....



Regards,

Jim Weber



chumlee@gci.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message -----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 9:41 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Mr. Devin McGee

 address :   1072 Elwell Street Pittsburgh PA 15207




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Governor,



 My name is Devin McGee and I am a young Republican from Pittsburgh Pa. I have researched
 your record and I felt obligated to contact your office . As we all know the GOP is in a
 tough situation after the 2006 mid-term election . I ask you as a conservative activist to
 accept the chance to be vice President if you are offered or get to Washington D.C. so
 that your voice can be heard.



 Thank You,



 Devin McGee



 P.S. I was happy to hear that you are a Pittsburgh Steelers fan



mcg3443 @cup.edu
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 12:02 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Konstantin Vulkov

address : 82, Dondukov blvd. Floor 4 Sofia OS 1504




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor,



My name is Konstantin Vulkov and I am Program Director of the biggest and most listened to
Bulgarian private radio station , Darik Radio.



parik is a news/current affairs/talk station, based in Bulgaria's capital Sofia with 17
regional offices accross the country.



I would like to make a phone interview with you for the Bulgarian Darik Radio. I am
especially interested by your anti-corruption drives as corruption is the biggest problem
in Bulgaria.



Could you please advice whether this is possible and how can I send some more information
regarding my request.



Many thanks in advance.



Warmest regards,









 Konstantin Vulkov

 Program Director

Darik Radio

konstantin.vulkov@darik.net

dariknews.bg



konstantin.vulkov@darik.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From : WebMail@gov . state . ak.us   (mailto:WebMail@gov . state . ak.us]

 Sent : Friday, February 22, 2008 10:29 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



Web mail from :     barbara burgett

address : po box 433 sutton AK 99674




MESSAGE:

PLEASE RUN FOR PRESIDENT !!!       SOON !!!




crystaljhobbs79@hotmail.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
cc: Sharon Leighow
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2008 3:26 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Orin Lee

address: 395 Chestnut Hill Road Cambridge NY 12816




MESSAGE:

Hello.  I just want to encourage you to be John McCain's running mate should he ask. I
think you'd be great. Sincerely, Orin Lee



orinleevp62@yahoo.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Monday, February 25, 2008 8:47 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Mr. Marty Hall

 address: 872 Goldfinch Rd Fairbanks AK 97709

  9074796493




 MESSAGE:

 Governor Palin,



 That national political scene may be a tempting plum, but we need you here at home. Your
 the best thing to hit the Juneau scene in many a year, but your job is not done.



Besides , First Dude would have a hard time running the Iron Dog around the Beltway....



Stay here... your an Alaskan appreciated by Alaskans.



Thanks,

Marty Hall



mjhall@ alaskares.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 12:08 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Matthew Champagne

address : 4 Harborough Circle Bella Vista AR 72714




MESSAGE;

Would you accept John McCain's offer to be his vice Presidential                 running mate?



Based upon what I've read about you, you'd be an excellant candidate.



procraft185@cox.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state. ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 11:51 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Patty Russell

 address : 7720 Benson Road Carroll OH 43112

  614-228-0234



MESSAGE:

 Dear Governor,



I hope that Senator McCain will be astute enough to consider you for Vice-President this
fall.  If so, I do hope that you will decide in favor of all of the conservatives in
America who are longing for a strong advocate. God bless you and your family and all of
your endeavors.  Thanks for listening.



 Patty Rusell



prussell@ameritech.net




                                                    i




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FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 2:22 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from : Mr. Patrick Conaway

address: 16 Lucerne Avenue Fort Mitchell KY 41017




MESSAGE:

Hello Madam Governor-



I have been following your fortunes for many months now and believe you would be an
excellent addition to the 2008 Republican presidential ticket. I'm guessing you would run
as vice president but I think I would also be open to a female president if Senator McCain
is willing to step aside and run as VP.



I think you would be an excellent balance to Senator McCain and hope you would be willing
to give serious consideration to the idea if you are asked.



Best wishes always-

Patrick Conaway




RPatricklO0@yahoo.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us]

 Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 2:22 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Mr. Patrick Conaway

 address : 16 Lucerne Avenue Fort Mitchell KY 41017




 MESSAGE :

 Hello Madam Governor-



 I have been following your fortunes for many months now and believe you would be an
 excellent addition to the 2008 Republican presidential ticket . I'm guessing you would run
 as vice president but I think I would also be open to a female president if Senator McCain
 is willing to step aside and run as VP.



 I think you would be an excellent balance to Senator McCain and hope you would be willing
 to give serious consideration to the idea if you are asked.



Best wishes always-

Patrick Conaway




RPatricklOO@yahoo.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 6:13 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Toby Sullivan

address: P.O. B ox 3047 Kodiak, AK 99615

  907-360-8837




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin-




I am in Washington to cover the Exxon oral arguments before the Supreme Court for the
Anchorage Press. I will be in the press section of the courtroom tomorrow (Wednesday)
morning. I am also a plaintiff in the case- my family and I have fished salmon at our
setnet sites on Kodiak since 1983.



I realize you are quite busy and this is very late notice, but I was wondering if you
would have a few minutes to talk about the Exxon case while you are in Washington. I did
not realize until last night that you would be in Washington this week or I would have
tried to set this up sooner.



I am the reporter from Kodiak who wrote a piece for the Press last spring about my time in
Iraq as an embedded reporter with the Marines. You sent me a very gracious letter about
the piece, which I much appreciated. It's always nice to get fan mail. My son and I also
met you in Kodiak for your inauguration party last year, though there were a lot of people
there and I wouldn't expect you to remember us.



Thank you for considering my request,












Toby Sullivan

 907-360-8837 cell




 toby_sullivan@hotmail.com












     KTUU Interview: Wolf and Riutta Discuss Alaska's Exports                                                                 Page 1 of 2


     Unknown

     From :   Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov]
     Sent:    Wednesday, February 27, 2008 9:39 AM
     To:      Smith; Lynne M (GOV)
     Subject: FW: RSVP Today for WTCAK Luncheon with Ron Peck, President and COO, Alaska Travel Industry Association



     From : World Trade Center Alaska [mailto:info@wtcak.org]
     Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 9:32 AM
     To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)
     Subject: RSVP Today for WTCAK Luncheon with Ron Peck, President and COO, Alaska Travel, Industry
     Association




                                           World Trade Center Alaska Monthly Luncheon

                                                                 March 5, 2008




                                                    Ron Peck, President and COO
                                                   Alaska Travel Industry Association

                                                  Topic "International Travel Update"

                         Ron Peck has been President and COO of the Alaska Travel Industry Association for over five year
                         Ron has a substantial , diverse , and long travel and tourism background of 30 years . His career
                         began as a reservations and customer service agent for Alaska Airlines in Juneau in 1977. He ser %
                         in a variety of Sales and Marketing capacities in Anchorage , Juneau and Seattle . He climbed the
                         ranks in Seattle to eventually become director of marketing for Alaska , Russia and Canada. In 19'
                         he went to work as director of sales and marketing for Princess Tours and Princess Alaska Lodges
                         Immediately before coming to ATIA, Peck served as director of sales and marketing for Alyeska
                         Resort.

                         Ron also is a member of the Public Advisory Committee, for the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee
                         Council, and served on Governor Palin's Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic
                         Development (DCCED) Transition Team.


                   Where : Wells Fargo Bank, Headquarters Building (Northern Lights and "C"
                                                    Fifth Floor

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FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak. us [mailto : WebMail @gov.state. ak.us)

Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 6:12 PM

To; Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: cathie russell

address: po bx 2696 seward AK 99664




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,




I can't help but be troubled by media reports that say if you were asked to be a vice
presidential running mate for John McCane, you would consider it. With all the your
perceived dedication to improving the state of Alaska---I feel that your political
ambition outweighs your focus on Alaska. Alaskans voted for you to lead our state into a
fiscally sound and prosperous era and you are admired and adored by your Alaskan populous.
of course, I know the likely hood of you becoming a vice presidential running mate is not
likely, but how do you think Alaskans would feel if you are already considering moving on
to a more glorious pursuit.   We love you Governor Palin---- please hang around while and
help our state----you are young and I'm sure that you have a promising political career--
just spend a little more time building a legacy for Alaskan..and yourself here in the 49th
state. Cathie Lynn Russell



cat-russ@msn.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 10:46 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. MICHAEL DEBERRY

address :   101 S BURBANK DRIVE APT C- 38 MONTGOMERY AL 36117




MESSAGE:

Gov. Palin:



I am distressed about news reports indicating you might accept invitation to become the
2008 GOP presidential running mate.  please , please, please disavow these reports
publically and confirm to your constituents and fans outside of the great state of Alaska
that you serve out your entire as Governor (and run for re-election)...



a Sarah Palin fan in Montgomery, AL



michael.deberry@adss.alabama.gov
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 7:28 PM

To: Governor.Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Daymon Ekedal

address: 80225 Peak Forest Dr Indio AK 92203

 760-275-4402




MESSAGE:

If Sen McCain offers the you the opportunity as VP running mate , please take it. I'd love
to vote for you....



daymonekedal @yahoo.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

      From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

      Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 4:54 PM

      To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

      Subject: Other




      Web mail from: Ms. Kathleen Felsing .

      address : 11 colburn Cir sudbury MA 01776




      MESSAGE:

      Hi Governor



- ------f-just.--read-your--bio and it is very impressive. I hope that Senator McCain selects you as
      his running mate!     You are awesome. the country needs people like you in high office.

      Best of luck



      Kathleen



      kfelsing@gmail.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 1:06 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Robert Banker

address: 92 Denton Rd Schuyler Falls NY 12985




MESSAGE:

I'm From Noerthern New York and a conservative Republican and I think that I have finally
found a Republican Politician that the party can be proud of. Everything that I have read
about you, speak of a really all round great person. I think that you would make a great
Vice. President. I hope that the Republician Party realizes this, You would have my vote. I
felt that you should hear this from an ordinary person. Keep up the great work and good
luck! Bob Banker



RTSBAN@AOL. COM
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 10:51 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Duane Berreth

address: 2400 S, Ocean Drive #4133 Ft Pierce FL 34949

 7724617646




MESSAGE:

I would like to know how the Governor Palin stands in respect to abortion.



Why you ask?



Gov. Palin.is reported to be a VP running mate for Sen. McCain and it would be good to
know. right up front.



Thanks,



Duane Berreth

Volunteer

Pregnancy Care Center

Ft Pierce, Florida












dberreth@bellsouth.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@ gov.state . ak.us]

 Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 11:04 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Mr. Jesse Wayne

 address :   P.O.Box 3039 Cody WY 82414




 MESSAGE.

 Dear Governor Palin:



 Today, I caught the tail-end of Rush Limbaugh' s discussion about you and, judging by what
 I heard, I.beli.eve you should be our Republican Presidential candidate , certainly not
 McCain.



 Born in 1941 and a life-long Conservative Republican, I'm completely disappointed with
 Bush and his father. I voted for senior because I thought he would carry on President
 Reagan's legacy, but he turned on us like a snake. Like-wise, his son's first luncheon
 after his first inaugural was with Mexico's Vincente Fox, who visioned "open borders fro
 Panama to the Yukon."



 Anyway, in checking your stats (NRA life member as I), I would proudly vote for you in a
 heartbeat. At this point in time, I'm dubious about voting in this election. But if I
 don't it would be the first election I ever missed. And if I don't then I can't complain
 and have no say so. I will probably write-in Pat Buchanan' s name ... because he's the one I
 believe should be President.



 Thank you for your time and God bless you and your family.












Jess



Navycoltl851@aol.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 1:23 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



Web mail from: Pastor Rob Bremer

address: 790 Hidden Valley Road Gatlinburg TN 37738




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,

I have heard so many good things about you and your values, etc., that I urge you to
accept the position of Vice President on the Republican ticket, if asked. Hopefully, Sen.
McCain will be sharp enough to consider you.

I wish you the best of everything in all you endeavors.

God Bless You!

Pastor Rob Bremer - Gatlinburg,        Tennessee



robspeaks@charter.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 1:04 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr.     Terry Richardson

address: 5228 28th LUBBOCK TX 79407

 806-239-0418




MESSAGE:

Any friend of Rush's is a friend of mine ! Actually, I was completely unaware of your
success until Rush spoke of it. And, after studying your fine web site, I agree, you
WOULD make a fine V-P candidate!



Seriously, you have a beautiful family and I wish you well as you lead your state during
these difficult times.



Sincerely,




Terry Richardson




Terry.C.Richardson@ssa.gov
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From:, WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state . ak.us]

 Sent :   Thursday, February 28, 2008 12:05 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Gwen Burchfield

address: 763 CR 1342 Pittsburg TX 75686

  903-B56-6604




MESSAGE:

I heard today on Rush Limbaugh' s program that McCain was considering you for his VP.
Please, please , if you guys can get together, do so . We have 3 congressional people (out
of touch) running and we need someone like you to balance McCain out .  I have never not
voted but the field this year, makes me very afraid for our country. I know McCain is a
war hero, but he like the 2 Decocrats leaves me without much hope for the future of our
country.  Thank for reading my ranble.   Gwen Burchfield



gburchfield@pilgrimspride.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 3:24 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Eric Miklas

address: 47 Watson Way North East MD 21901

 443-553-7649




MESSAGE:

Your name is getting mentioned as a possible VP candidate to run with Senator McCain. Is
this a mere rumor or is it something that you are considering? Please advise if you can.



Best Regards,



Eric Miklas.

"A Fellow Conservative"



Eric-Miklas@hotmail.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2008 11:04 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Mr. R.J. Willey

 address: 1529 buckland ave. fremont OH 43420

  419-307-6675




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Sarah,




         I have been reading up on your career recently, due to the rumors of you possibly
being Senator McCains Presidential running mate. Even though I am from Ohio, If John picks
you as his running mate You both will have my vote.




         You have done a great job with your state and I find your values and opinions on
issues to be forthright and with conviction..




            Keep fighting the good fight Sarah, and Semper Fi it




                                        Thank you,










                                            R.J. Willey




 rj@baumannautogroup.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state . ak.us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak.us]

Sent : Friday, February 29, 2008 9:02 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from : Mr. Eric Montgomery

address :   5571 Conestoga Lane Medina OH 44256

 3307221529




MESSAGE:

Greetings Govenor,

I have heard wonderful opinions and positive agreements to accomplishments and goals set
and met through the Govener ' s office both on internet news and " talk radio " and there is a
rumor that Mr. Mcain may offer the Vice Presidency to you . Although , I have more
conservative views on many issues than Mr. Mcain , I was delighted to hear that
consideration of offering the running mate position to you and would like to let you know
there are several people that I know that were very excited about the prospect and would
like to assure you of our vote . Ohio is in desperate need of leadership . Thank you for
your time and hopefully you would accept the offer if it is officially made.

Eric Montgomery.



ecmdoyoucopy@yahoo.com




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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Friday, February 29, 2008 9:38 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Jerald Mull

address: 455 West Ellis Avenue Inglewood CA 90302

 310-677-7292




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin- We hope you will consider running for Vice President. We first heard
about you from a caller on Rush Limbaugh's Radio Show yesterday. You come highly
recommended! We need your expertise and conservative views to give balance to the John
McCain Ticket. We hope to hear more about you on the National level. Good luck in whatever
you decide to do. Sincerely, Jerry & Janet Mull (R), Inglewood, CA



j.mull@sbcglobal.net








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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Friday, February 29, 2008 8:36 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Mr. Jared Sibrava

 address: 123 North Roosevelt Avenue Endicott NY 13760

  607-760-8730




MESSAGE:

Hi Mrs .    Palin,

  I just read an article about you possibly running as VP with McCain for president. I
want you to know that I support you 100%! I think you too make a great team and can lead
this country the next 8 years! Good luck and I hope it works out.

Jared



jared.sibrava@lmco.com




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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

 Sent: Friday, February 29, 2008 6:09 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Mr. Andrew Kirkpatrick

 address: 1994 Bear Creek Drive Ontario NY 14519

  585-726-2858



MESSAGE:

 Governor Palin,

   I have been reading about you being considered as a possible running mate for John
McCain. I did some research and having you on the Republican ticket would sure make me
feel better about voting for Senator McCain.

   I will keep my fingers crossed and hope to see you as the next Vice President and in
the future, THE President of the United States!



Your truly,

Andy Kirkpatrick



Akirkker@yahoo.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Friday, February 29, 2008 6:09 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. arnold nass

address: 10479 Devils Den Rd. winslow AR 72959




MESSAGE:

Your name was mentioned on Rush. I looked you up on your website. I hope if asked you will
accept John McCains invitation if offered to join his ticket. You are what the party needs
to stop Obama. Obama has to be stop or this is the ruination of this-country. Thank You,
Arnold Nass



anass2000200l@yahoo.com




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FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us]

 Sent: Friday, February 29, 2008 5:46 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Mr. Robert E Eldridge

 address: 8364 Plantation Road Macclenny FL 32063




 MESSAGE:

 Good Luck with John McCain at Washington, D.C.

We need a new and exciting personality and capacity like yourself to add dept to our
ticket.  Hope he chooses you.



 4noahsark@nefcom.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us]

Sent: Friday, February 29, 2008 5:24 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Dean Myles

address: 1141 Cochran Street Aurora IL 60506

  630/801-9173




MESSAGE:

Governor Palin:




I've read a lot recently about       your being considered as a vice-presidential candidate for
Senator McCain . It's also been      a large topic on the talk radio shows . When that happens, I
assume you will be too busy to       respond to requests . Is it possible to receive an
autographed photo? If it helps       save time and money , I could send a self - adressed stamped
envleope as well as a print of       your offcial governor ' s photograph.



Thanks for considering this. God bless you and your family.



dmyles@itasca.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMailogov.state.ak.us)

Sent :   Thursday, February 28, 2008 11:21 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Kevin McCormack

address: 11621 Caenen St. Overland Park KS 66210

 913-469-1268




MESSAGE:

I'm a Regan conservative and I just heard on the Rush Limbaugh show that you're being
considered as a potential VP candidate for John McCain. I for one would just like to
state that I believe you'd be an excellent candidate, and I most certainly hope that
you're asked and that you'll accept. Perhaps you could persuade our national government
to more fully develop the resource opportunities available in your great state. I also
like that you're a military mom and member of the NRA.



From a retired Navy Reservist and currently serving police officer, I certainly hope to
hear more from you on the national stage.



God bless and good luck. My prayers will be with you and your family regardless of what
the future may bring your way.



Sincerely,




Kevin McCormack




fmrncwr26como@everestkc.net



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 Unknown
From:                    Governor Sarah Patin (GOV sponsored) [govemor@alaska.gov]
Sent:                    Monday, March 03, 2008 10:59 AM
To:                      Leighow; Sharon W (GOV)
Cc:                      Mason; Janice L (GOV)
Subject:                 FW: Other




 -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 11:31 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Steve Gleason

address : 25 Chantilly St. Grand Island NE 68803




MESSAGE:

Hello Governor Palin,



Rush was certainly correct in how impressive you are with such a great looking family and
how well you sounded on his show yesterday. With a great deal of respect, your whole
family is very good looking and the data in your news articles, particularly education,
was quite relevant and of high interest to me.



All the very best to you and I hope Senator MaCairi is wise enough to have your special
influence as his partner in this most significant campaign coming up for our country. our
national security is number one on my wife , Sheere's and my list of important happenings
for all of us.



Sincerely,



Steve Gleason

Retired Elementary School Principal

Grand Island Public Schools, 35 yrs.

Currently, Supervisor of Student Teachers









 University of Nebraska, Kearney



 sgxxsg@msn.com







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FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state . ak.us)

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 6:48 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Joe Fournier

address: 549 Batten Blvd Pensacola FL 32507

 850-449-1117



MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,




I'm writing this to find out how I can support you in a bid for the Vice Presidency with
the Republican Party.  Since hearing about you on Rush Limbaugh today, I've done a lot of
research on your political views and feel you would make the ticket strong. The fact that
over 80% of Alaska supports you after two years, speaks very well of you.



How can I help you get on the ticket?



Sincerely,



Joe Fournier

Pensacola, FL




jfour@bellsouth.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 6:25 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: other



Web mail from: Mr. Gene Jones

address : 25306 Fawn Point Court Houston TX 77389




MESSAGE:

Sarah,



John McCain should pick you as his running mate!! You'd be a pleasing complement to the
old guy and would really boost the ticket.



Good luck.



Gene Jones

Houston, Texas



genepjones@earthlink.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From:    WebMail@gov . state . ak.us   (mailto: WebMail @gov.state. ak.us]

Sent :   Sunday, March 02 ,   2008 6:43 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Brad Lindsey

address: 400 Springwood Ct Midland TX 79705




MESSAGE:

With your extensive business experience, especially in Oil and Gas and your great
negotiation skills, I think you would be a great presidential candidate! Your views /
ethics / and record stands by it's self. ... You should give it some serious
consideration, I and many others would be behind you.



May God Bless you and your family.



Brad Lindsey



brad@ach-tx.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: W
       .ebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2008 4:45 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Mr. John Jackson

 address: 2207 Vivian Drive Mobile AL 36693

  251-661-8980



MESSAGE:

Dear Govenor- I heard about the possibilty of candidate for the presidency John McCain
asking you to join him as his running mate on radio AM (aka: talk show host: Rush L.).
Sparking my interest, having not really knowledge of your governorship, I visted the state
of Alaska website and read your biography and all that you have and are doing for your
state, and I think you are what this country needs! Please consider vice-presidency if
John McCain asks you to be his running mate! I know that you would have to uproot your
family from your beloved state of Alaska but you would be a breath of fresh air for the
rest of our great country! Having a nature such as yours,the values of which I think you
represent, I believe no one could put a special interest and deter you from making the
right decisions. This is just one email and I hope not the last that you will hear from
others regarding this purpose.- Sincerely, John A. Jackson/ Firefighter City of Mobile,
Alabama



johnajackson58@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From :   WebMail@gov . state.ak.us     [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak.us]

 Sent :   Tuesday ,   March 04, 2008 3:29 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




Web mail from :       Mr. John Mote

address :    3614 Frank Barwick Rd. La Grange NC 28551

  919-921-1644




MESSAGE:

Honorable Governor Palin,



Would you consider running with John McCain as Vice - President . I feel that having you on
the ticket would be a tremendous asset to the Republician Party , and might be the only
possible way to defeat the Democrats . I know that there is considerable talk in my area
about a McCain Palin ticket.




Very Best Regards,



TSGT ( USAF ) John S. Mote



john . mote@seymourjohnson . af.mil
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From : WebMail@gov . state . ak.us     [ mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday ,   March 05, 2008 6:34 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin          ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from :   Mr. Thomas Mazzarini

address :   28 Linton Rd. Lynn MA 01904

 781-593-3831




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin:

     You are the only logical choice for Vice President of the United States .                    It is my
hope that John McCain asks you to help him win this election.

      You are the BEST choice.

                                          Sincerely,   Tom Mazzarini



tmazzl38 @yahoo.com







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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday,     March 05, 2008 7:43 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Doug Snyder

address: 2778 Longspur Way Pleasanton CA 94566

  9252001948




MESSAGE:

Contact the McCain people and tell them you want to run as his VP. We need people like you
in national politics!



dougsnyder@comcast.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.ust

 Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 7:18 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Mr. Gary Kirchherr

 address: P.O. Box 9351 Erie PA 16505




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Gov .   Palin,




 Congratulations on your pregnancy.



 A former Alaska resident, I was inspired to check your biography after reading the news.
 Your name sounded awfully familiar, and I was trying to determine if you were the mayor of
 Wasilla whileI was in Anchorage, in the late 1990s. Surprisingly, your official biography
 is rather vague on this. May I suggest you have your Web people fill in these details?
 Others may want to know, especially if you end up as McCain's running mate!



 Thanks and regards,

 Gary Kirchherr

 Erie, Pa.




erie@kirchherr.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov. state . ak.us [mailto : WebMail@gov.state . ak.us]

 Sent:   Wednesday ,   March 05, 2008 6:25 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Mr. Steve guevara

 address :   801 Ave A La Feria TX 78559




 MESSAGE:

If asked to serve as Vice President to Senator McCain , would you accept?  I ' ve only done a
bit of research , but I think you are an asset to the state of Alaska and the country.
Thank you.



Steve Guevara

U.S Army 1990-1994




steve_238@yahoo.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Jessica M Wilken (GOV)
cc: Janice L Mason , Sharon Leighow
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us]

 Sent: Wednesday, March     05, 2008 6:09 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Terry E. Fenton

address: 817 Campbell Ave. Hamilton OH 45011

  513-737-0012




MESSAGE:

 After reading your Bio et al,I would certainly hope that you would accept the "
Challenge" and be "The Vice President" of These United States-under the tutolige of
President John McCain" ... thanking you in advance... oh' open up ANWAR, ...My Best to You
Always. T.E. Fenton




Terryham4@aol.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMailgov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2008 6:15 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. John Laramore Jr.

 address: 3917 Paradise Island Waco TX 76708

  254-751-7251




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin



I have heard rumors that you may be on the list as a possible VP candidate. You probably
couldn't or wouldn't reveal it if you knew so i would just like to know if you are a
conservative like me. How do you stand on the major issues of the day and why. I wanted
Romney to be president because I think he has the right ideas on Immigration, the War on
Terrorism and how to truly stimulate the economy as well as the Spirit of America. John
McCain is my second choice because I feel he doesn't understand photosynthesis and
therefore does't understand that the phydoplankton in the ocean grows to absorb excess
carbon dioxide. In otherwords Man-Made Global Warming doesn't exist. I feel cap and trade
will further injure our corporations and elevate inflation. Sorry I got on my soapbox. I
feel strongly about these issues. I would feel priveledged if you would respond to my E-
mail. I promise I'm just an ordinary small business owner and would only show it to my
freinds and not the media. A freindl

y but curious Regan conservative John Laramore Jr.




xandermansdad@aol.com







                                                                                                                     I
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2008 10:37 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Kristofer Lorelli

address: 15 Esplanade Road Brampton OS 65232




MESSAGE:

Good afternoon Governor,



I was happy to hear about your pregnancy!



I am an American living abroad (I lived in Alaska 10 years ago) and I will be voting for
Senator McCain this fall. My mother, aunts and grandmother would be willing to vote for
Senator McCain if he selects you as his running mate.



Could you please ask Senator McCain to consider you as his Vice Presidential choice?



God bless,



Kristofer D. Lorelli




lorville@rogers.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2008 12:48 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Terry Miencier

address; 1980 Trail Way Turlock CA 95382

  209-668-2155




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,



Jason Lewis, Rush Limbaugh sub, announced today that you would a viable Vice President
candidate. It is said that you want growth in oil production. It is my understanding of
the conversation that the Republican Party is too deep into global warming hence the rise
in gasoline prices.

As a veteran, I love our country and want a government for the people and by the people.

With your permission, I would love to send communications to Senator McCain voicing you as
his pick for Vice President.



tjm3721@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.usl

Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 9:41 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Keith Crovisier

address: PO BOX 4781 Bremerton WA 98312

 360-479-4776




MESSAGE:

Sarah Palin For President 2012




keith@crovisier.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 9:08 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Claire Hartford

address :   6019 N 105th ST Omaha NE 68134

  4023418886




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your new baby! I have been inspired by your
story and seeing all that you are doing as a Mom and a governor. It would have been great
to see you as a Vice President contender for Senator McCain but you're doing a great job
there!  The Republican Party could use a lot more like you.



dhartford@tconl.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 10:22 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Stephen Maloney

address: 818 Duss Avenue Ambridge PA 15003

 412-952-9232




MESSAGE:

Dear Shannon & Governor Palin: You will find my blog of interest today (March 7, 2008)
regarding an important piece on Gov. Palin and the vice-presidency. The link is at:
http://camp2008victorya.blogspot.com. All the best.



Steve Maloney

Ambridge, PA



TalkTop65@aol.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

 Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 11:53 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Randall Severs

 address: 1395 Cherokee Road Macomb IL 61455




MESSAGE:

Would you consider being Vice President if asked by John McCain.



randy. severs @farmking.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Michelle A Fabrello (GOV)
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 2:00 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Curtis Smith

address: PO Box 876423 Wasilla AK 99687




MESSAGE:

hello Sarah,



Not sure if you know this or not but LaDonna Westfall has come down with cancer.



Here is a link for more info.



http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/lkwak



Curt Smith

Spenard Builders Wasilla



csmith@sbsalaska.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2008 5:39 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Mr. Job Serebrov

 address :   7601 Dominion Drive Falls Church VA 22043




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Governor Palin:



 Congratulations on the future addition to the family. When you first took office I had
 applied and was being considered for a position with your administration, however the
 President soon thereafter appointed me as Senior Counselor to the General Counsel, USDA. I
 will always appreciate the time your office took to try to place me even though I was not
 an Alaska native. You are thought of very highly at USDA. I would like very much to see
 you offered the Vice President's spot on the Republican ticket.



Best Regards,



Job Serebrov



jobserebrov@ gmail.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

 Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2008 5:21 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. jeff lynch

address: 6 channel dr. greenville SC 29611

  8642203407



MESSAGE:

Hi    Sarah,

I hope you are our next vice president of the United States.

     sincerely,

     Jeff Lynch

      P.S. are you married??



jefflynch_jeffrey@yahoo.com




                                                                                                                              t'
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2008 9:09 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. greg quimby

address: 413 south x st lompoc CA 93436




MESSAGE:

If your asked to run as vice pres. GO FOR IT!! You will have my vote. Good luck. Greg



gregquimby@netzero.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2008 8:36 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: other




Web mail from : Ms. Lauren Rainville

address: 3779 Bayshore Rd. Cape May NJ 08204




MESSAGE:

Hello Mrs. Palin,



I recently watch your KTLA interview online. I was very impressed with you answers,
specificly those regarding your looks. You handled them with grace and conviction.



As a young woman I felt inspired, and I certainly wish that you are selected as the Vice
Presidential candidate!  You give hope to all young, working mothers. Please call John
McCain and "apply" for the job, if not for yourself, for us.



Lauren.



lrainville@aol.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Sunday, March 09, 2008 6:19 PM

To; Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from; Mr. Terence Reddick

address: 950 Ellis Parkway Edison NJ 08820

 7322724049




MESSAGE:

Just so you know, I have been and will continue to do everything within my means to lobby
for a McCain/Palin ticket in 08!



darkknight3565@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Monday, March 10, 2008 8:34 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Robert Jordan

address : 14944 Loveless Drive Gulfport MS 39503




MESSAGE:

Hi Governor Palin,

    I am a professor at the University of Southern Mississippi in the field of
International Relations. I feel that beacuse of your true conservative values you would be
an excellent choice to run with Senator McCain as his Vice President.

      Regards,

             Robert Jordan



jordanrcj@aol.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sunny Cayce
cc: Beth Leschper, Janice L Mason , Sharon Leighow
      Sunny,

 We are being over whelmed with calls and emails about this ,             I just wanted to you know in
 the last 30 mins I have recd 1600 email about this



 -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMailegov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Monday, March 10, 2008 12:14 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



Web mail from : Ms. Ms. Ms. Molly Golubcow

 address :   13209 Collingwood Ter Silver Spring MD 20904




MESSAGE:

We understand that you have been discussed as a possible choice for the Vice Presidency.




As people who support the democratic process and care about protecting our wildlife for
future generations, we want you to know that we don't believe people in our states would
vote for you for any office if they knew your record on these issues.




It is troubling that you are now working to deny more than 50,000 Alaskans a vote on
aerial killing of wolves and bears with legislation now being considered in the Alaska
legislature.




it is deeply . concerning that last year you proposed using helicopters and a $150 bounty to
spur wolf killing in specified management zones -- despite strong scientific opposition to
the state ' s aerial hunting program and the lack of reliable information on how many wolves
actually exist in these areas.




                                                                                                                     I




 And it is baffling that you appointed your high school basketball coach -- a man with no
 relevant experience -- to the state's board of game , and have condoned a $400,000 state-
 funded propaganda campaign to convince Alaskans that wildlife biologists from around the
 world are wrong when they say that the state's shooting of wolves and bears from airplanes
 is scientifically unfounded.




 We sincerely hope that you will recognize the importance of respecting the democratic
 process and protecting Alaska's wildlife in the future. But until then, you will not have
 the support of those of us who care about the democratic process and protecting our
 natural treasures for future generations.



 mollygolubcow@hotmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From : WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMailgov.state. ak.us]

 Sent : Monday, March 10,     2008 8:55 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from : Ms. Debi Ballam

 address :   3260 Hospital Drive Juneau AK 99801

  907-796-8975




 MESSAGE:

Dear Govenor Palin,

Last year at the Juneau Health Fair , some nurses from Bartlett Beginnings at Bartlett
Regional Hospital had a breastfeeding promotion table . We asked participants to share
their thoughts about breastfeeding . You wrote , " I learned with 4 kids, the longer length
of breastfeeding , the better . First baby 3 mon , Second baby 6 mon, 3rd baby 18 months, 4th
baby 3 years."

We are making a PowerPoint slide show of many of comments , and want to include yours. We
would like to quote you . i.e. add your name to your quote. Can we do that ? Many other
quotes were wonderful too, but of course coming from the govenor , yours would be very
powerful , and a great role model . Please consider letting as add your name to the
PowerPoint slide.

The Health Fair is April 12, so your prompt reply would be helpful,                     as I am working on
this now.

Thank you for your great quote , and considering having us               " Use" your name.

Congratulations on your upcoming birth as well.

Debi Ballam, RN, IBCLC

Bartlett Regional Hospital

 796-8975 for questions




dballam@bartletthospital.org
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Monday, March 10, 2008 7:16 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. John Emmons

address: 33 Alicante Place Hot Springs Village AR 71909

 501-915-9638



MESSAGE:

My wife, Nancy, and I spent much of the summer in Alaska in 2006. We are both retired.
If you run for national office, be it Senator or higher, contact us for assistance and
support.  We are your Arkansas supporters. We believe in you.

Sincerely,

John and Nancy Emmons

33 Alicante Place

Hot Springs Village, AR 71909



john-emmons@att.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

 Sent: Friday, March 14, 2008 12:53 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Joaquin Alvarenga

 address : 1330 Autumn Ln Anchorage AX 99504




MESSAGE:

What woould be your agenda as vice - president with John McCain?

I am just very curious about.




I don't mean what Alaskans want, they'll never make it

600,000 people against 300,000,000 people, It will never happen

Opening ANWAR for example is treason if it is a pentagon reserve for jet fuel in case USA
is in a war and foreign sources are sabotage; USA needs fuel to fight a war. You need to
ask the pentagon how important to them is ANWAR as reserve.



I am curious what does Sarah Palin wants for Alaska, I mean as Matsu-Valley resident, as
ex major dreaming to do things for Wasilla and then as Governor finding out is not that
easy and then many goals impossible. Then knowing that many Alaska dreams will never be
realized not even if you became president of USA because congress and senate have to
approve your ideas.



I just trust in you as non corrupted that had a bad experience that in reality the
political party is loaded with greedy individuals that don't care about "we the people";
many in the CIA, FBI, NSA or DOD will not even care to die or go to jail for their greedy
agendas. They think that "who dies with the most toys wins", or "is better to have a
million than never had it" despites consequences after but they can say they had a million
dollars and so on. Problem is that such phylosophy on the world of spies and mafias spread








all over many countries and so Russian or Mexican or Chinesse or Muslims counterparts
spies or mafia members will think and act similarly.



Alaska is not so corrupted and risky as other states on those terms, and are you sure you
want to go to DC and deal with those kind of people? I mean billionaire criminals in a
sense with their servants willing to die for their crumbs; or dictators from other
countries with their slaves infiltrated or living in USA (Castro, Natzis, Chavez, Vatican
mafia, etc)



You have my vote if you say yes, but is ugly there...I mean they can literally kill you
(or try a least) if you get in their way with your clean politics ideals. 1000 security
guards can not stop a snipper bullet to your head or to one of your children or husband
for example. A wrong decision can cost you more than a political career in DC; that is why
I hate DC.



You must be willing to die when aiming for the white house and kill innocent people used
by your enemies in a cross fire ; or the millions counting on you will not have a defender
leader . I mean you got to live to fight another day and you have to be trickier than your
enemies ( meaning USA enemies when you hold the white house office ); so help you Jesus.



Alberto



 asjaa33@uaa.alaska.edu
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Friday, March 14, 2008 4:15 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Dan Owen

address : 934 Bramblegate Rd Hope Mills NC 28348




MESSAGE:

I've heard it suggested that you would make a great running mate for John McCain, and I
tend to agree. Is the any chance at all that this could happen? If not, how about
getting into the mix four years from now? I believe you have what it takes to be a great
candidate.



danielfowen@aol.com












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     Sent:       Friday, March 14 , 2008 11:06 AM
     To:         SOA All employees
     Subject: Putting Alaska First-March 2008




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                                                     Governor Sarah Palin honored the late musher                VIEW PHOTO
                                                     Susan Butcher during a ceremonial bill signing just           x
                                                                                                                   u
                                                     prior to the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
     Governor Sarah Patin announced she              in Anchorage. House Bill 37 , sponsored by
     and her husband are expecting their fifth       Representative David Guttenberg , establishes the
     child.
                                                     first Saturday of March as Susan Butcher Day.
     'Todd and I are five times blessed and
     couldn't be happier,' Governor Palin             No one exemplifies the spirit of Iditarod more than
     said. 'We look forward to welcoming our
                                                     Susan Butcher," Governor Palin said . She was a
     new addition in May.'
                                                     great role model for so many Alaskans , including me.
                                                     I greatly admire her perseverance , dedication and
                                                     competitiveness."

     READ 2008 Poster                                Butcher, a four-time winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled
                                                     Dog Race, died in 2006. She will be honored each
                                                     year on the first Saturday of March, the traditional
                                                     opening day of the race that she dominated during a
                                                     five-year stretch from 1986 to 1990.                        CLICK TO LIS'
                                                                                                                 Governor Patin
                                                                                                                 bill at the ceren
                                                    Governor Palin was joined at the Mar. 1 ceremony             lditarod.
                                                    by Butcher's husband Dave Monson and daughters
                                                                                                                VISIT ONLINE
                                                    Takla and Chisana.                                          Susan Butcher
                                                                                                                www.idltarod.a

                                                                                                                MAKE A DOW
                                                                                                                Join Susan's Fr
                                                                                                                Cancers




                                                    Governor Sarah Palin has named Steven Haagenson to serve as er
                                                    executive director of Alaska Energy Authority . Haagenson retired as
                                                    executive officer of Golden Valley Electric Association in 2007.
     VISIT NEA ONLINE
     Governor Sarah Patin goes to the dogs          VIEW PHOTO                              As energy coordinator , Haagel
     - to encourage young people to read.
                                                                                            state's efforts in developing a

                                                                                            "Steve is a proven leader, knor
                                                                                            planning ability. As chair of the
     President's Challenge                                                                  Energy Taskforce, he was inst
     Got 30 minutes? Get fit this spring - and                                              development of a strategic but
     help Alaska win national recognition.                                                  electric generation, heating an



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                                                                                               Governor Palin said. "His skills will be invaluable as
     Join Governor Palin in the National             iX                                        we work toward a statewide strategic plan that will
     President's Challenge, a six-week                                                         meet the unique challenges of the Railbelt, the
     competition sponsored by the President's
     Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
                                                                                               Interior and Southeast Alaska and help us achieve
     Sign up for the Challenge, which runs                                                     our goal of affordable and reliable energy for
     from March 20 through May 15, at                                                          Alaskans."
     www.presidentsrhallenge.org.
                                                                                               A registered engineer, Haagenson earned his
     What's the prize? Better health -
     physical activity makes you feel and look                                                 bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and a
     better. And you'll help shine the spotlight                                               master's degree in engineering management, both
     on Alaska as governors with the highest                                                   from the University of Alaska Fairbanks,
     percentage of participating residents will
     be recognized for supporting healthy
     lifestyles

     `Participating in this challenge is free and
     easy,' Governor Patin said. "It's only 30
     minutes of activity a day. You can walk,
     run, ski. or even bicycle your way to the      CLICK TO LISTEN
     goal. About 100 different activities count,'   Governor Patin has named Steven
                                                    Haagenson to serve as energy coordinator
     The rules of the challenge are simple:         and executive director of Alaska Energy
      The challenge starts March 20, but sign      Authority.
     up through April 3.
                                                    VISIT AEA ONLINE
      Adults must be active for at least 30        Alaska Energy Authority at
     minutes during five days of each of the        www.akenergyauthority.org
     six weeks in the challenge , and report
     their activity on
     www.presidentachallenge.org.
      Children 6 through 17 need to complete
     60 minutes of activity five days a week.
      Sign up as an individual or with a group.
                                                    Governor Sarah Palin and Yukon Territory Premier Dennis Fentie recently renewed the
     Recent state surveys showed that more          2003 Alaska-Yukon Intergovernmental Accord.
     than 60 percent of Alaska adults are
     overweight or obese and more than 27
     percent of high school students are            "This accord provides a framework for the governments of Alaska and Yukon to continue
     overweight or at risk of becoming              working cooperatively on tourism , transportation , and trade and commerce initiatives,"
     overweight - costing upwards of $200           Governor Palin said . "We have also included climate change , wildlife management.
     million in direct medical costs, not           economic development and infrastructure in the accord as additional key areas of
     including indirect costs such as lost
     productivity at work.
                                                    opportunity."

                                                    Yukon and Alaska have maintained and renewed a                VIEW PHOTO
                                                    joint intergovernmental accord for well over a                  0
                                                    decade, and successes arising from the accord
     Federal Rebates                                include joint Shakwak research projects, the
     IRS Returns Needed for Federal                 Chisana caribou recovery project and joint highway
     Rebates                                        enforcement initiatives.
     Starting in May , 2008, the United States
     Treasury will begin sending out economic       'Through the accord, we are continuing our work to
     stimulus payments (rebates) of $300-           build strong, viable communities and a solid trade
     $600 to eligible persons across the U.S.       relationship, as we are poised to enter an
     For some parents, there is an additional       unprecedented period of responsible resource
     payment of $300 for each eligible child
     under 17.                                      development in the north on both sides of the
                                                    border," Premier Fentie said.
     However, people must file an income tax
     return in order to receive the payment.

    Some Alaska citizens do not have a
    federal tax filing requirement. but are
    nonetheless eligible for the payment                                                                          VISIT YUKON ONLINE
    These citizens will need to file a 2007                                                                       Premier Dennis Fentle at www .gov.yk.cal
    federal Income tax return to become             Fentie was accompanied by Economic Development Minister Jim Kenyon during the Feb.
    eligible.
                                                    29 Anchorage trip. Other topics of discussion during the meeting included the Alaska
    Those who don't normally need to file           Gasline Inducement Act, the Alaska Highway Gas Pipeline, climate change impacts on
    can look to Free File - Economic                infrastructure and the U.S. Homeland Security Rule Interpretation for Alaskan Cruise
    Stimulus Payment, available at IRS.gov.         Ships.
    to make filing an easy process. Several
    Free File software providers are making
    their products available for the simplified     Fentie and Palin last met in June 2007 in Whitehorse, where they discussed a variety of
    filing of a tax return.                         topics, including economic development, the environment and the accord renewal.
    In most cases, those who are required to
    file a federal tax return will not have to do
    anything extra ; just file a 2007 federal tax
    return as usual.

    Low to moderate income taxpayers,




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     elderly taxpayers and veterans can
     receive free tax assistance.
                                                                                                   John Katz, Director
                                                                                                   Washington D.C. Office of the Governor
     For more about eligibility requirements.
     visit the Economic Stimulus Payment                                                           Q: Will you tell us about yourself?
     Information Center for information.
     Generally , people must have a valid
                                                                                                   After graduating from law school. I worked for
     Social Security number, have at least                                                         Congressman Howard Pollock and then for
     $3.000 in qualified income , and not be a                                                     Senator Ted Stevens before moving to Alaska
     dependent or eligible to be a dependent                                                       in 1971. In 1972, I was appointed counsel to
     on someone else's return in order to
     qualify.
                                                                                                   the Federal-State Land Use Planning
                                                                                                   Commission for Alaska, which was established
                                                                                                   by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

                                                                                                  I have worked for the State of Alaska in various
     Online Drivers Test                                                                          capacities for 29 years. In early 1979,
                                                                                                  Governor Hammond appointed me as his
     A driver's practice test is now available                                                    Special Counsel to represent Alaska' s interest
     online for Alaska 's potential road                                                          during Congressional consideration of the
     warriors.
                                                                                                  Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation
     The test is accessible by visiting                                                           Act, which was enacted in December. 1980.
     www.dot.alaska. gov/highwaysafety and
                                                    The Governor later asked me to serve as Commissioner of the Department of Natural
     clicking 'Online Driver Test" on the right
     side of the page.                              Resources, where I remained until January, 1983.

     The practice exam consists of 15               Since then , I have served six Governors as Director of State -Federal Relations and Special
     questions, similar to what driver 's license
     applicants can expect when taking the
                                                    Counsel to the Governor in Washington, DC. In 1994 , I received an . honorary degree from
     actual exams at DMV locations.                 the University of Alaska , Anchorage and have been commended twice by the Alaska
                                                    Legislature.
    "Passing the practice test in no way
    ensures participants will pass the actual
    test necessary to obtain an Alaska
                                                    I appreciate the privilege of representing State interests in D.C. and of working on a wide
    driver's license ," said Cindy Cashen,          variety of interesting and challenging issues . I also enjoy the opportunity to work with
    Department of Transportation and Public         capable and dedicated people within the State administration and in the many Alaska groups
    Facilities Highway Safety Office                and organizations that do business in D.C.
    Administrator . " It's our intention to have
    the site prepare applicants for the actual
    exam and become safe and                        Q: What do you miss most about Alaska?
    knowledgeable , licensed drivers."              I am often homesick and say that D.C. is habitable as long as I never think of it as home.
                                                    What I miss most is the opportunity to interact in person with my friends and colleagues in
    The test is a joint effort by the Alaska        Alaska and the ability to experience quiet and solitude without traveling many miles to do so.
    DOT&PF. the Alaska Division of Motor
    Vehicles, the Alaska Highway Safety
    Office and the Alaska Injury Prevention         Q: When was Alaska 's D.C. office created?
    Center.                                         Alaska's office originally was established by Governor Bill Egan in the early 1970s. The
                                                    responsibilities of the office have changed over time in relation to State interests and the
                                                    wishes of the incumbent Governor.

                                                    Currently, the principal functions of the office are to identify and monitor issues which arise in
    Above & Beyond                                  Congress and federal agencies in D.C., analyze and help formulate State policy on these
    Citizen Honors                                  issues , and advocate policy in appropriate federal forums.
    North Pole resident represents
    Alaska                                          Q: What's unique about the D.C. office?
                                                    Some 36 states and territories have established offices in D.C. The functions of these offices
                                                    vary widely, depending upon gubernatorial mandates, issues and budgets.

                                                    The uniqueness of this office results from the issues we work on. Alaska is still a young state
                                                    with a complex and evolving relationship to the federal government, a large federal land
                                                    mass, a major military presence, and numerous federal programs designed to benefit Alaska
                                                    Natives and other citizens.

                                                    Hence, we deal with a number of issues that other states resolved decades ago or that are
                                  Tom Burgess       unique to us for reasons of geography or resource potential, Two good examples are
                                                    Alaska's efforts to commercialize North Slope natural gas and the possible designation of
    The Congressional Medal of Honor                polar bears under the Endangered Species Act.
    Society has announced the names of 51
    finalists for its inaugural Above & Beyond
    Citizen Honors - one for each of the 50         Q: What are some things you tell Alaskans visiting D.C.?
    states and Washington, D.C.                     Every month, we meet with representatives of local governments , interest groups and
                                                    individual Alaskans. Usually, they come here for a specific purpose , such as appropriations
    Tom Burgess of North Pole is Alaska's           requests, and we discuss the merits of these proposals and how they might be received by
    nominee, for going above and beyond
    with his courageous rescue of tourists on       Congress or the federal agencies.
    a burning bus. While working on the
    Parks Highway as a truck driver, Burgess        Often, we will take the opportunity to discuss policies of the Palin administration that might
    came upon a terrible accident between           be of interest. And, some folks want to know how to get to the closest shopping malls and
    an Alaskan tour bus and a small pick-up
    truck. The first person on the scene,           museums.




   10/23/2009






   Putting Alaska First Newsletter - Governor Sarah Palin                                                                                Page 4 of 5


    Burgess acted quickly and, disregarding       Q: What are some of the big issues that you are dealing with?
    his own safety, rescued many of the 25        The D.C. office works on the full spectrum of federal issues with which the State is
    trapped people . Burgess' brave actions       concerned. At any given time, between 100 and 120 issues are active. About 60 percent of
    that day resulted in numerous lives being     this workload involves legislation in Congress, and the remainder concerns matters pending
    saved.
                                                  before federal agencies and administrative tribunals.
    Three of the 51 finalists will be chosen as
    2008 Above & Beyond Citizen Honorees          The office spends much of its time on Alaska-specific natural resource and environmental
    and these remarkable citizens will be         matters. The remainder, among other issues, is devoted to health, jobs and families,
    honored and celebrated during a
    ceremony to be held March 25. Medal of
                                                  education, transportation, appropriations and international affairs.
    Honor Day, in Washington. D.C.
                                                  Q: How do you work with Alaska's Congressional delegation?
    'Above & Beyond" is the first time all 107    The Governor's D.C. office is the primary contact with the Congressional delegation. This
    living Medal of Honor recipients have
    banded together to create a national
                                                  entails meetings, phone calls and emails virtually every day with the delegation or staff.
    platform to promote and honor 'Service
    before Self.'                                 Often, we explain administration positions on federal issues and seek consensus with the
                                                  Congressional delegation. We frequently work together in developing strategy and
    For more information. visit
    www.aboveandbeyond365.com and
                                                  advocating Alaska's interests. The office also responds to numerous requests for factual
    www.cmohs.org,                                information on particular issues.

                                                  Q: Earmarks have been in the news lately , will you explain how earmarks work?
                                                  The term "earmark" means different things to different people. We use this term to connote a
                                                  sum of money for a specific project or program that is added to an appropriations bill by a
                                                  member of Congress, often to benefit that member's constituents.
    The News in Photos
                                                  This year, President Bush and the Congressional leadership have said that the total dollar
                                                  amount and number of earmarks must be reduced significantly. Recognizing the
                                                  Constitutional authority of Congress to formulate the federal budget, Governor Palin has
                                                  responded to this direction by reducing the total number of State earmark requests from 54
                                                  last year to 31 and from $550 million to less than $200 million.

                                                  Q: What questions do you get the most about Alaska?
                                                  This office is oriented toward public policy. So, most of the questions we get relate to policy
                                                  issues pending in Congress or the various federal agencies.

                                                  At the moment, we are receiving a lot of inquires concerning energy issues, such as ANWR,
                                                  the gas pipeline, and clean energy; the possible listing of polar bears under the ESA; climate
                                                  change; appropriations; and fish and wildlife concerns. We also receive numerous questions
                                                  from people in the lower 48 states about the Permanent Fund, what it is like to live in Alaska,
                                                  and summer travel.
    President Bush addresses the National
    Governors Association in the State            Q: What are the most common impressions of Alaska?
    Dining Room of the White House in
    Washington , Monday, Feb. 25, 2008.
                                                  For many Americans , Alaska is a mysterious and intriguing place. They know that we
    From left are: American Samoa Governor        possess vast quantities of oil, gas , hardrock minerals and other natural resources that we
    Togiola T.A. Tulafono; Governor Palin;        are ready and willing to provide to the rest of the country. These same people also perceive
    Alabama Governor Bob Riley; Minnesota
    Governor Tim Pawlenty, Health and             Alaska as a state with vast wilderness and bountiful fish and wildlife that should be
    Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt .       protected.
    (AP Photo/Chades Dharapak)
                                                  The polls I've seen show that a majority of Americans trust us to strike the right balance
     C                                            between responsible development and environmental protection. In addition, they want to
                                                  know more about our State and what our people think and do.



                                                  The Alaska Departments of Natural Resources                WATCH ONLINE VIDEO
                                                  (DNR) and Revenue (DOR) received more than 300
                                                  public comments on the TransCanada, Alaska
                                                  Company LLC application under the Alaska Gasline
                                                  Inducement Act during the 60-day public comment
                                                  period that began on Jan. 5.

                                                  More than 100 of the comments arrived within the
    Mike Webber, a 47-year-old Native
                                                  two-days prior to the Thursday, March 6 deadline.
    Alaskan artist and fisherman , stands by      DNR staff are assembling , tabulating and formatting
    the "shame pole" he carved in memory of       the electronic comments , and plan to make the
    the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, Tuesday,
    Feb. 26, 2008, following a news               comments available to the public as quickly as
    conference at the National Press Club in      possible , and no later than March 14.                     VISIT AGIA ONLINE
    Washington , one day before a claw
    action lawsuit , Exxon v. Baker, is argued                                                               www.gov. state.ak.us/agia
    in the Supreme Court. At right is
    Governor Palin. (AP Photo/J. Scott
    Applewhite)                                   The comments will be made available online at the state's AGIA website . Electronic copies
                                                  will also be available on request For more information contact DNR at 907-269-8400.



    10/23/2009






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                                                                                       Women's History Month
                                                                          Nationwide, March is Women's History Month.
                                                                          Alaska has its own rich heritage of women who made

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                                                  is National W
                                                                  h
                                                               oren's
                                                                      c   a difference, including Elizabeth Peratrovich who
                                                                          demanded equal treatment for all Alaska citizens,
                                                                          Susan Butcher whose four victories in the Iditarod
                                                  History Month           made her a symbol of self-reliance (see related
                                                                          article in this newsletter), and Hilary Lindh who is a
                                                                          five-time U.S. National Champion and the 1992
                                                                          Olympic silver medalist in downhill skiing.
    Governor Palin presented information       VISIT WOMEN IN HISTORY PAGES ONLINE
    about Alaska's gas pipeline to the
    Hoover Institution Board , which is the       ^ Governor Palin's Proclamation         ^ Women's History Month Test Your Knowledge
    Stanford University-based public policy       ^ Women In Alaska
    research center, on Feb. 26. 2008, in                                                 ^ Women In Alaska 's History
    Washington, D.C. Photo credit to              I Famous Alaskans                         National Women 's History Project
    GoodmanNan Riper Photography.




                                              Until next time,




                                              Governor Sarah Palin




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    Gastineau School Head Start class in
    mid-February.




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FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Spencer, Kari L (GOV)
cc: Jessica M Wilken (GOV)
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Friday, March 14, 2008 4:17 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Charles Vargo

address: PO BOX 72273 FBNKS AK 99707




MESSAGE:

I have a couple of questions/comments. 1. The earmark items for both state and us gov. I
agree with you. If I ran my buget like the us gov and Alaska delegates want to, I'd be put
in jail. I hope you stand your ground and VETO those earmark items that are a waste of our
money and tell Stevens its time to get with the program. I'm tired of his wastefull
spending. If you need some help, give me a call. Also about the gas/oil prices. Why
can't you/us/alaskans put a limit on what the state will allow the oil companies to sell
gas and fuel oil for in Alaska. Why open up our preserves to them, they are only going to
gouge us more in the end. I know we don't need more laws but I think these companies have
taken way to much advantage of the Alaskan people/ USA in general. Can't we set a
presidence on limiting there price/profit/ in alaska.  Why give them more oil, that's not
going to bring the price at the pump down or my fue oil bill. I know you can play hard
ball so lets play. No matt

er what happens you and your workers are doing an excellent job, Thanks Charlie



vcvargo@gci.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Cora Crome
cc: Jacob D Good (GOV), Janice L Mason , Sunny Cayce
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 9:35 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




Web mail from:     Michael Tagaban

address :   1011 Arctic Circle Juneau AK 99801




MESSAGE:

If this acutally occured it is very dicrediting to the office of the Govenor, and the
people of Alaska.   All state employees regadless of position must remember they represent
all residents of this great State and must put aside personal opinons regarding what is
best for the State.



Respectfully,



Michael G. Tagaban




Laura Muller- Anchorage



> >       Last night, I had the misfortune to be ahead of a presumed state

> >       employee while in line for security flying from Juneau to Anchorage.



> >       This man was quite chatty with his companion; he said that his

> > job








 was

 > >      to keep "things from coming across the governor's desk" and that

 > > he

 was

 > >      down in Juneau interviewing for a job. The Department of

 > > Fisheries

 was

 > >      mentioned, and the Federal Subsistence Board.



 > >    Then he went on to describe how difficult it is to work with
 > > "those

 > >    Native people" on the Federal Subsistence board and that they
 > > really

 > >    ruined everything by throwing out "the Native card" all the time.
 > > He

 > >      thought it was funny that 'they' though HE was depriving them of

 their

 > >      "Native rights", and he and his companion had a good laugh about it.

 > His

 > >      comments were denigrating and clearly contemptous of the folks he

 works

 > >      with. It is clear that this man has no intention of working

 > >    cooperatively with anyone, and the fact that he had the arrogance
 > > to

 > >      announce it in the Juneau airport has me quite angry.



 > >     I understand both as an Alaskan Native and person familiar with
 > > the

 > >    political process that having people in positions of power who
 > > agree

 > >      with your position aren't always possible, but I would hope that

 > > even

 > if

 > >  folks disagree that they don't publicly denigrate their opponents
 >>in

 > >      public places. I keep trying to figure out what is making me more

 > angry-




 > >    that he was pompous and arrogant enough to say those things in a
 > > line

 > >    from Juneau to Anchorage , or that this person with *clearly*
 > > impaired

> >      judgment would be considered for a position that would further

> > allow

> him

> >      to treat people disrespectfully.




> >      Sincerely,

> >      Laura Muller




mike .tagaban@goldbelt.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Spencer, Kari L (GOV)
cc: Janice L Mason , Kathryn T Provost (GOV)
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2008 9:38 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: David Bunnell

 address : P.O. Box 728 Sterling AK 99672

  907-262-7909



 MESSAGE:

 Governor Palin,



 I have lived in Alaska since 1971, I am 63 years old and I am so proud of the job you are
 doing. Please do not let the lawmakers have any slack, if they can't truly justify their
 supplemental budget requests then VETO them as you promised. Don't back up an inch, if you
 do, they will just keep pressing you until they find that you will eventually cave and go
 along with them on this and future things of the same nature.



 I can not describe how good it feels to have someone like you leading us. My hat is off to
 your parents for instilling into you what is right and wrong and for you to believe in
 yourself when making those tough decisions that have to be made.



 I would like to suggest that the money in the PFD be used to build the gas line and that
 all of us become owners with a proportionate ownership of the profits.



 Try to ignore Dan Fagen, he is just an outsider that is trying to make a name for himself
 here where he could not do it elsewhere. =)



 Congratulations on your baby to be.









 Keep up the good work and don't give'm any slack.



 Respectfully yours, David Bunnell




dbunnell@gci.net
    

FW: Other

from: t
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 11:48 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Kevin Elliott

address :   1316 Misawa Court Vallejo CA 94591




MESSAGE:

Governor Palin:



You're my dream of what real citizen -leadership is all about in the United States of
America . I hope that John McCain has the good sense to ask you to join his ticket as his
running mate this year. I can't think of a greater gift that Alaska could give the nation.



Please find the time to come to California so that we can have the opportunity to know you
better ...you're just the sort of leader that America needs and somehow it seems cruel that
Alaskans have you all to themselves!



I realize that you have to prioritize your time to reply to email from Alaskans but your
biggest fan in the San Francisco Bay Area anxiously awaits a word or two from you!



Fond regards,



Kevin Elliott



kevinrelliott@yahoo.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2008 8:42 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Michael Dunphy

 address: 210 McIntosh Lane Salisbury NC 28147

  704-216-2164




 MESSAGE:

 Governor Palin,

 I read an article tonight about your name being mentioned as a possible running mate with
John McCain. I was intrigued by this because I was not aware of your position as Governor
of Alaska. I decided to do some research to learn as much about you as I could. As a
concerned American, I am worried about the state of our Nation. The liberal Democratic
party is destroying our Nation. I feel that many people have given up on Government and
that has played in the hands of Liberals who are bent on changing this great Country from
a democtratic society to a socialist society. We are in dire need of a new direction in
government It's crucial that we get back to fair and conservative people to lead our
Nation in these most dangerous of times. I want my Country back while we still have a
chance to take it back. I want my children and grandchildren to able to live their life in
a free and democratic society as I have been able to do. We as Americans, have a lot of
work to do to repair what ills

 the nation. Strong conservative leadership is a must if we are going to survive. I
respectfully ask you to consider a position of Vice President on the Republican ticket if
offered . Please pray about it and see if it is something that would be right for you and
your family. We do need a change in this Nation , but not the type of change that Clinton
or Obama would bring!



Regards,

Michael Dunphy

Still free at the present time!











 alldawg80@carolina.rr.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2008 5:50 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Kenneth Jr. MacAlister

address: 814 Beech Road Langhorne PA 19053

 267-560-5331




MESSAGE:

Governor Palin:

My name is Ken & I'm a Conservative Republican from Langhorne, Pennsylvania. I just
finished reading a column in NewsMax regarding your name being mentioned as a
consideration for the Vice President slot on the John McCain ticket. After reading your
background governor,. whether or not you end up on the McCain ticket I will be keeping a
sharp eye on your career because I really liked what I read. Along with Governor Jindal of
Louisianna I believe you have a great future ahead of you & I hope to see you on a
Presidential ticket somewhere down the line, if not this year. Best of luck in your career
& God bless!

                                       Respectfully,

                                    Kenneth E. MacAlister Jr.

                                    Langhorne, Pennsylvania




kennyforme@comcast.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

 Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 10:57 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Bud Elvin

address: 6709 Matthews Rd Durham NC NC




MESSAGE:

Please, please do whatever you have to do to become the VP candidate.



Bud Elvin

Durham, NC



budelvin@msn.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 7:07 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Jason Zielonka

address: 333 Dorset Court Doylestown PA 18901

  9178564852




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin:



First congratulatons on the upcoming event for your family. I hope it all proceeds safely
and smoothly. Such things should be private, but for a public official, I'm not certain
that word exists. In any case, best wishes to you and your family.



I was tempted to list the topic as "elections" but I suspect you want to reserve that for
Alaska elections. I'm interested in finding out whether there is anyone on your staff who
could be contacted about the interest in you for the Republican VP nomination. I am a
registered Republican in PA and frankly, I like your views as stated publicly and think
you would make an excellent candidate. I want to know how I can help advance that
candidacy and if there is anyone you could refer me to, I'd be most appreciative. I've
found the websites and the various blogs, but they are all unofficial and aside from
creating a very local interest, they don't really create a national network. So far as I
know you don't have a website or an organized committee to explore possibilities, but I'm
hoping there is someone, even unofficially, who may have something organized for your
behalf.



If you can't refer me to them, could you at least pass my name, email and/or cell phone on
to them?



Thanks in advance and best of luck!
                                                      i








 Regards,



 Jason



 Jason Zielonka, MD

 Senior Director, Trial Methodology

 Ortho-McNeil Janssen Scientific Affairs

 Titusville, NJ

 a J&J Company



 jasonz@alum.mit.edu
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMailogov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Sunday, March 30,      2008 3:56 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Carrie Smoldon

address: 1603 Ermine St. Anchorage AK 99504




MESSAGE:

Gov. Palin,




Your name and a photo along with a quote regarding renewable energy was on a flier for the
Chugach elections for Wiggin, Reiser, and Izzo. My husband and I are Chugach members and
are wondering if you were aware of this ad and if you are endorsing this slate.



Thank you for your timely response,



Carrie Smoldon

mom to Isaac and Josh,

wife to Todd,

child of God



tsmoldon@aol.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Monday, March 31,      2008 6:26 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Michelle Mitchell

address: 3015 Seawind Drive Anchorage AK 99516

  907 279-0032




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,



Congratulations on your soon-to-be fifth child. I'm a mother of four in Anchorage and can
appreciate how excited you must be.



I'm also a professional blogger and I write a blog called Scribbit about motherhood in
Alaska and would enjoy an opportunity to interview you about your experiences as a mother
in Alaska and as governor. The blog has 2,000 daily readers from around the world and
Alaska.  It also won the best blog award from the Anchorage Daily News and UAA in 2007.
Given my readers' fascination with Alaska I'm sure they would enjoy hearing your
experiences.



If you can arrange an interview, please contact me at (907) 279-0032. 2 look forward to
hearing from you.




Sincerely,



Michelle Mitchell





                                                                                                                     I





--Scribbit at www.scribbit.blogspot.com



scribbit@gmail.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Spencer, Kari L (GOV)
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 3:54 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: William (Bill) Farling

address: 250 W Canterbury Dr Wasilla AK 99654

 (907) 373-5572 Home



MESSAGE:

I know that you are very busy; but I would like to let you know that I think you are
doing a great job leading our Great State. I like the fact that you are trying to keep a
handle on spending and saving funds for hard times.



I have sent emails to other elected representatives letting them know that I disagree with
their attitudes and their wanting to spend like there is no tomorrow.



Thank you.



Bill Farling

President of Chapter # 891 Vietnam Veterans of America.



farling@mtaonline.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      From : Brenda Porter [mailto:Brenda.porter@charter.net]
 Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2008 5:51 AM
 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)
 Subject: Re: Other

 Thanks for the quick response. I will be looking forward to receiving the response from the
 staff of Governor Pal in.



 On Mar 31, 2008, at 1:36 PM, Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) wrote:


 Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns,
 opinions, and/or information you have sent are important and valuable to
 the Governor. Although she is unable to respond to each and every email
 herself, your message has been received and is being reviewed by the
 appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your need,
 suggestion, or comment.


 -----Original Message-----
 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMailQgov.state.ak.usl
 Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2008 6:46 PM
 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)
 Subject: Other

 Web mail from : Ms. Brenda Porter
address: 300 Hampton Road East Crowley TX 76036


MESSAGE:
If asked to be a vice president running mate for John McCain, would you
accept?

Brenda.porter@charter.net




 10/22/2009
                                                                                                                    i
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Michelle A Fabrello (GOV)
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2008 11:58 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Mr. Steve Barge

 address: 924 E 37th Spokane WA 99203

  509-230-3355




 MESSAGE:

 Governor Palin,




 Good Vandal greetings from Spokane, Washington.



No doubt you get a tremendous volume of emails, so I'll keep this as short as possible.



I know Idaho alumni everywhere are so very proud of you. Although we've never met, I am in
that company.



I graduated from Idaho in 1973 with a Journalism degree. However, as some of my longtime
newspaper friends put it, I went to the darkside and jumped into advertising... .and that
was nearly 35 years ago.



On April 26th, the Spokane County Vandal Boosters will sponsor the third annual VandalFest
for Eastern Washington. It's a dinner and auction, with proceeds this year benefiting both
the Idaho Alumni Association and Vandal Scholarship Fund.



Each of the last two years, we've been able to come up with some very special auction








items . They haven ' t necessarily been large items of great value , but rather things that
are significant for other reasons.



It struck me today, that an item donated by you, with Alaska signifigance , would be very
popular at our auction.

I'm certain you get regular requests such as this , however I hope you can find time to
consider this one.



I thank you in advance.



Regards,

Steve Barge     -   University of Idaho Class of 1973

924 E. 37th

Spokane ,   Washington 99203




509-230-3355

509-456-7218




barge2l@msn.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Friday, April 04, 2008 11:37 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Robin Richardson

address: 1376 St. Gotthard Anchorage AK 99508

  907 563-0154



MESSAGE:

Hi,

I'd like permission to use the Governor's photo in the announcement i've placed on website
re: Northstar award.

That's it.

http://www.globalfoodcollaborative.com

Robin



robin@globalfoodcollaborative.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Saturday, April 05, 2008 11:49 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Bill Bartos

address: 60 Daniel P Conte Court Garfield NJ 07026

 2015753145




MESSAGE:

John McCain must appoint you, has his VP nominee..




G-D Bless




Bill



williambartos@yahoo.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent :   Tuesday, April 08, 2008 10:48 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from : Mr. Andy Kirkpatrick

address :   1994 Bear Creek Dr. Ontario NY 14519

  585-726-2858




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,

    Thank you very much for taking the time to send me your autographed photo, I love it.
I don't hear your named mentioned much anymore about you and a Sen . McCain ticket, but I
do keep my fingers crossed!



Thanks again!



Yours truly,

Andy Kirkpatrick




akirkker@yahoo.com












     Fw: heads up                                                                                                       Page 1 of I


     Unknown

     From :     Schmidt, Joseph D (DOC) [/O=SOA/OU=FIRST ADMINISTRATIVE
                GROUP/CN=RECIPIENTS/CN=JDSCHMIDT]
     Sent:      Tuesday, April 08, 2008 2:13 PM
     To:        gov.sarah@yahoo.com
     Subject: RE: heads up
     Thank you Governor, you are the best boss a person could have. thanx for the support. We'll continue to
     do what we know is right and make you proud!

     Joe


     From : gov.sarah@yahoo.com [mailto:gov.sarah@yahoo.com]
     Sent: Tue 4/8/2008 11:26 AM
     To: Schmidt, Joseph D (DOC)
     Subject: Fw: heads up

     You're doing an amazing job Joe- and we were just talking about you on the third floor , how much we've
     appreciated your patience and tolerance for the political shenanigans that go on in Juneau during the session . I've got
     your back. I support you 100-percent and I don't want you worrying about anything . Mike or you or whomever can
     brief me more fully on any details here, but please know you have the full Administration's full support. If you want
     to talk on the phone tomorrow I can have Janice schedule time for that . Hang in there!
     ------Original Message-----
     From : Janice Mason
     To: Governor Sarah Palin
     Cc: M Nizich
     Cc: Randy Ruaro
     Sent: Apr 7, 2008 5:18 PM
     Subject: FW: heads up

     Governor - FYI - Email from Commissioner Schmidt. Thanks, Janice




    From: Schmidt, Joseph D (DOC)
    Sent: Monday, April 07, 2008 5:02 PM
    To: Mason, Janice L (GOV)
    Subject: heads up

    Hello Governor,

     Sorry to bring this to you when you are so busy, but you should have a heads-up. Our correctional Officer union
    ACOA is rearing up again . They have orchestrated a "vote of no confidence" against me over two primary concerns.
    First, reductions in staffing and second, employee discipline. They have been in and talked to Randy and Mike
    Nizich. Their main complaint to Randy and Mike was that they couldn' t get a meeting with me, so the next day we
    offered a meeting. They responded that they have no interest in meeting with me and they would meet with Nizich
    any time he wanted to talk. They suggested the 23rd because they are going to tally the votes on the 21st, and they
    intimated that they may call the media after the count. By now you have seen the letter I sent to all staff today and it
    clearly dispels the reduction in staffing notion. As far as discipline, last year was one of reform. 49 internal
    investigations, 26 of which resulted in discipline and 4 ended in termination. (Additionally, 2 more quit in lieu of
    termination, and 2 quit during investigations for their own reasons). Our reports of misconduct slowed in October
    and we have no new investigations pending now. Even though things are relatively quiet now, the union made their
    threats in the

    Sent from my BlackBerry device from Cellular One



     10/22/2009
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 6:56 AM
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)
Subject RE: Other


 thanks



 --- - - [ Received Mail Content ]---------
 Subject : RE: Other
 Date : Tue, 26 Jun 2007 10:47:57 -0800
 From : "Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)" 
 To : afs48@lycos.com

 Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns,
 opinions, and/or information you have sent are important and valuable to
 the Governor. Although she is unable to respond to each and every email
 herself, your message has been received and is being reviewed by the
 appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your need,
 suggestion, or comment.

 -----Original Message---
 From: WebMail@ gov.state.ak.us [mai Ito : WebMail@gov.state .ak.us]
 Sent : Sunday, June 24, 2007 10:46 PM
 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)
 Subject: Other

 Web mail from: Mr. Dwayne Andries
 address: 14939 arundel HOUSTON TX 77530
 713-725-3606

 MESSAGE:
 V.P. position? I am supporting Rudy for'08.1 would like to see you as
 his running mate...or in conjunction with any one of the alternative
 Presidential candidates who survives the primary.

 AS a contributor to Rudy' s campaign ..albeit a 'small contributor as of
 yet... I am going to email him with my recommendation for Governor Palin
 to be a potential candidate for V.P.

 The republicans must win this election. And based on my research, you
 would be a great asset to the presidential campaign.

 Thanks for your time,
 Dwayne

 afs48@lycos.com
 PLEASE ADD TO E-NEWS




10/22/2009
    

FW: Other

from: Sunny Cayce
to: Kathryn T Provost (GOV)
cc: Gov. Sarah Palin
      Apparently this is done through Public Safety.



  Sunny




  -----Original Message-----

  From: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

  Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 1:36 PM

  To: 'nngates@yahoo.com'

  Subject: RE: Other



  Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns, opinions, and/or
  information you have sent are important and valuable to the Governor. Although she is
  unable to respond to each and every email herself, your message has been received and is
  being reviewed by the appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your
  need, suggestion, or comment.




  -----Original Message-----

  From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

  Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 2:01 PM

  To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

  Subject: Other



  Web mail from: Nancy Gates

  address: 6285 N. Wolverine Rd. Palmer AK 99645

   (907) 745-8636



  MESSAGE:

  Governor Palin,








I am in the process of updating next year's 32nd Edition of The Alaska Almanac. One
segment of the Almanac deals with Alaska ' s Medal of Heroism.



Can you please tell me if there have been any Medal of Heroism awarded more recently than
the one given to Keira Lestina in 2003? If so, could you have someone send me the name of
the recipient, a brief description of the circumstance resulting in the award, and the
year it was given?



 Thank you very much for your help.

Nancy Gates , Editor

 The Alaska Almanac

Alaska Northwest Books



 nngates @ yahoo.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Beth Leschper
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

 Sent: Friday, April 11, 2008 8:53 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Ms. Michelle Mitchell

 address: 3015 Seawind Drive Anchorage AK 99516

  907 279-0032




 MESSAGE:

 Late last month I wrote to request an interview with Governor Palin about the upcoming
 birth of her fifth child for my blog, Scribbit: Motherhood in Alaska.



 Yesterday the Wall Street Journal published a list of the Top Motherhood Blogs and I was
 listed as number five.



 Here is the link to the article:




http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120778656388403417.html?mod=psp_editors picks




 I know my audience would love to hear the Governor's views on motherhood in Alaska--could
 I please have a few moments of her time for some questions?



Sincerely,



Michelle Mitchell











see Scribbit at www.scribbit.blogspot.com



 scribbit@gmail.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sunny Cayce
cc: Janice L Mason
      From : tim ellis [mailto :timmy_joanna @yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, April 11, 2008 7:35 PM
To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)
Subject: RE: Other

Thank-you, I understand Governor Palin has a son in Iraq, he is in our prays. Hoping to hear
from her soon.
         Thank-you Joanne Casqueira ,

"Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)"  wrote:
 Thank you for writing to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The concerns,
 opinions, and/or information you have sent are important and valuable to
 the Governor. Although she is unable to respond to each and every email
 herself, your message has been received and is being reviewed by the
 appropriate staff person in this office who can best address your need,
 suggestion, or comment.


 -----Original Message-----
 From : WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]
 Sent: Monday, April 07, 2008 10:33 PM
 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)
 Subject: Other

 Web mail from: Joanne Casqueira
 address: 1200 E Holland Ave. Wasilla AK 99654
 (907) 376-0299

 MESSAGE:
 Dear Governor Palin,
 My name is Joanne Casqueira, I've lived in Ak for almost 30 years. I
 raised 4 children in the small town of Big Lake.
 Now my youngest Alexander (20 years old) is a proud member of the U.S.
 Marine Corp. He has already been to Iraq once and is being sent back
 again, we are all very proud of him!
 Unfortunaly, he call me today from Camp Pennelton to see if I could
 start some sort of "Fund-raising" for him and his troops.
 He told me they do not have the proper equipment to fight and stay
 alive. This broke my heart, so I started calling every buisness in
 Wasilla asking for their help, Wal-Mart,Fred Meyers, H&R Block, Sears


10/22/2009






                                                                                             Page 2 of 2


  even the Geat Alaska Pizza Company.
  Most seem willing to help.
  I have set. up a account for Alex and his troop through a company based
  in Ca. called "Combact Ready " in San Clemente. Ca. (949)276-2333, Travis
  Box or Collin Owens are in charge .Please, if you can help me, help all
  the young men and women who fight for us and would die for us while
  asking nothing in return I would be forever grateful . As Alaskan's we
  need to join together to make sure these brave soldiers have EXACTLY
  what they need to do their job, that WE sent them there to do. Please
  Governor Palin, just take one moment to call Travis Box or Collin Owens
  @ (949)276-2333 and they can tell what and why'OUR children need
  Alaskans to pull together and help.
  How sad my son a "Lance Corporal " of the U . S.M.C. had to call his
  Mother for help, for proper "gear"
  Thank-You Joanne Casqueira

  timmy_j oanna@yahoo. c om




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10/22/2009
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.usj

Sent: Friday, April 18,       2008 8:02 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Steve Davis

address : 203 Holland Drive Monroe LA 71203

  3186806202



MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,



In your short term as Governor, you have showed a unique quality of leadership for your
state. Your stands on ethics reform in government and your work with conservation and the
environment has built a strong resume for a high recomendation in the hope that Senator
John McCain will ask you to be a candidate for the Vice-President of the United States.
Being from the state of Louisiana we too love the outdoors and we also have an interest in
the environment. Just wanted to drop this message to you and hope we get to vote for a
McCain/Palin ticket in November. And, if that is not the case , then I wish you and your
state the very best in the future.



Steve Davis



steve.davis@centurytel.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMailogov.state.ak.us)

 Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 11:22 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Ms. Elvina Hutchinson

 address: 73 Hunderton Rd Hereford OS HR27A




 MESSAGE:

 Congratulations on your little boy. I wish him a very long, happy and healthy life.



 We also have a little one with DS.         She is now 21 months and is FANTASTIC,          of course we
 are a bit biased!



 When a child with DS is born it can be quite a shock, it was for us. She was our 3rd and
 very much loved child. I just wanted to tell you a little bit about her so that you will
 see that although there is lots of bad news out there you very rarely get to hear the good
 news.



Gianna was born when I was 43 so DS was a possibility but we didnt want an amnio. When
she was born we were told within an hour that she had DS but we had nearly lost her, not
because of the DS, but because she was being starved due to a cord and placenta problem
which the professionals hadnt noticed.  Anyway the thought of nearly loosing her made the
DS pale.



She had lots of tests and was eventually given the all clear. Naturally it was a tough
time for us adjusting to the future. I found myself asking questions that I had never
asked with the other 2, "would she be able to drive", "would she marry", crazy when she
was a day old!!!!!












 Anyway she is a fighter and at 21 months has been walking since she was 18 months, runs,
 climbs everywhere , works tasks out for herself , can get herself food and a drink if she
 needs them , has never had more than a cold, has passed all her medicals , smiles at
 everyone and is a real charmer and basically is fantastic!



 You often hear about all the bad cases of DS but there are children out there like Gianna
 who will really show the world that DS is not such a bad thing.



 When she was little I did baby massage and baby yoga with her every day and it made a
 fantastic difference, breastfeeding also was vital I am sure.



 You may already have heard of it but if not there is a fantastic multi vitamin for people
 with DS which can be taken from birth , its called Nutrivene D and is highly recommended by
 many Drs in the US who specialise in DS .  We have been giving it to Gianna since 6 months
 and she really is thriving . We give our other 2 a multivitamin so why not Gianna too.



 I wish you and your'family all the very best and many many Congratulations..



 Best wishes



 Elvina Hutchinson - Very proud Mummy of 3



 hutch@hcjs.co.uk
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMailogov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 10:59 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Rose Williams

address: 10425 East Bradley Lake Ave Palmer AK 99645




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the birth of Trig. Totally cool name by the way. You are one class act
and I am glad you are our govenor! God Bless you.



rosemwilliams@mac.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 9:14 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from :    David Berlin

 address : 1701 Circlewood Dr. Anchorage AK 99516

  907-644-0559



MESSAGE:

Governor Palin

Wonderful to hear of your new addition to your family!

My son , Corey , is 22 years old and special needs . He is A . D.H.D., Autistic , Mentally
Retarded and has Petit Mal Seizures which is controlled by medication.

I also at first was sad as to my son ' s problems . One of Corey ' s first special needs
teachers gave me this , which we keep posted on our refrigerator , and it gave me a much
needed different perspective on Corey's life.



Welcome to Holland

I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability --to try
to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand , to imagine how it
would feel . It's like this...

When you're going to have a baby , it's like planning a fabulous vacation trip -- to Italy.
You buy a bunch of guidebooks and make your wonderful plans. The Coliseum. The
Michelangelo David . The gondolas in Venice . You may learn some handy phrases in Italian.
It's all very exciting.

After months of eager anticipation , the day finally arrives. You pack your bags and off
you go . Several hours later, the plane land .  The stewardess comes in and says , " Welcome
to Holland."

"Holland?!"  you say. "What do you mean , Holland? I signed up for Italy!                    I'm supposed
to be in Italy! All my life I've dreamed of going to Italy!"









 But there ' s been a change in the flight plan .    They ' ve landed in Holland , and there you
 must stay.

 The important thing is that they haven ' t taken you to a horrible , disgusting ,         filthy
 place , full of pestilence , famine and disease . It's just a different place.

 So you must go out and buy new guidebooks .  And you must learn a whole new language. And
 you will meet a whole new group of people you would never have met.

 It's just a different place .   It's slower - paced than Italy , less flashy than Italy. But
 after you ' ve been there for a while and you catch your breath , you can look around, and
 you begin to notice that Holland has windmills , Holland has tulips .     Holland even has
 Rembrandts.

 But everyone you know is busy coming and going from Italy , and they're all bragging about
 what a wondrful time they had there .   And for the rest of your life , you will say, "Yes,
 that ' s where I was supposed to go . That ' s what I had planned."

 And the pain of that will never , ever go away, because the loss of that dream is a very
 significant loss.

 But if you spend your life mourning the fact that you didn't get to Italy , you may never
 be free to enjoy the very special , the very lovely things about Holland.



 I have been to Holland and it is a wonderful place as is Corey.          You sound like you have a
 good perspective and we wish you all the best.



 Dave and Maureen Berlin




 dmberlin@gci.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From :   WebMail@gov . state . ak.us   [mailto : WebMail@gov.state . ak.us]

Sent :   Tuesday, April 22, 2008 8:28 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. C H

address : 412 1st St Vancouver AK 90210




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on your new family member , Governor Palin!



According to this ,     you are about as cool as can be:

http:// www.the -whiteboard. com/autowb923.gif




governer@mailinator.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 8:09 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: David Knudson

address: 7510 Chad Anchorage AK 99518

 907-344-8423




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor and Todd and family,

Congratulations on TRIG PAXTON VAN PALIN.

I wish each and all of you the best of health, of good luck, and success. Trig should be
the best fish picker of alliil

Your great attitude rallies your own family and others.

Sincerely,

David Knudson



dknudson@GCI.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Tuesday; April 22, 2008 7:33 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: John Lamp

 address :   23310 Inlet Drive, #10 Liberty Lake WA 99019

  509 255 9639




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Governor Palin:



 My congratulations upon the occasion of the arrival your new son.



 I too have have a DD child, a daughter, who is the greatest source of my lifes' pleasures.



It would be an honor and privilege to vote for you as our next Vice President of the
United States.



My prayers are with you and your family during this most joyful, albeit difficult and
incredibly beautiful time in your life. All life is precious.



pace e bene,



John E. Lamp

Formely: United State Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington(President Reagan)









 mandatoril7@hotmail.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 7:00 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Sandi Williams

address: 659 Aberdeen Ave North Bay OS P1B7H




MESSAGE:

Hi, I came across a site regarding your beautiful little boy you just had. I to have a
baby with DS. SHe is a year old now. I found out she had DS when she was one day old. You
are so right to say that God has blessed us with one of these precious children. After
all, kids are a gift from God. I am sure he will do so many wonders in your life, and you
will see them soon enough. Cassie sure has done wonders in my life. She has showed me what
love is all about. I wouldnt change things for anything. She is the best thing that has
ever happened in my life. We went though open heart surgery when she was five months old,
but she is doing fantastic, and breezed through recovery really well. It really touches my
heart when I hear of a parent that has just had a baby with DS. He will be such a joy in
your lives just like your other kids. "Gives you a big hug" I saw his Pic on the site.
What a cutie. Congratulations on your new baby. Take care. If you have any questions, feel
free to write me.




sandimike7@hotmail.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Tuesday, April 22,      2008 6:48 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Ms. Dolly Schmitt

 address: 2722 Aspen Drive Girard OH 44420

  330-530-2055




 MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful son. I also have a child with Down
Syndrome.   I was married before and had 3 adopted children (all siblings) who are now in
their 20's.   I remarried, and experienced my first natural pregnancy at the age of 46.
Eric was born at 31 weeks gestation. He was a tiny 3lbs-2oz. He spent 41 days in the
NICU but thankfully, he did very well. He wasn't diagnosed with Down Syndrome until he
was 3 weeks old. And even though I am a pediatric nurse, I was scared, sad, and
overwhelmed. With the support of some excellant doctors, family, and friends, I was able
to put these feelings aside and just think of Eric as a baby .... my baby. And now my
"baby" is almost 8 years old. He is the shining star of our family. Everyone is totally
in love with this young man.... and he is the glue that holds everyone together. We have
been truly blessed... .as you have been too.

Enjoy your precious child, and take things as they come. If you ever want to talk, or
need advice, please e-mail me.



                                                    Sincerely,

                                                   Dolly Schmitt

                                              dontsayduck627@yahoo.com

                                                   330-530-2055



dontsayduck627@yahoo.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMailogov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, April 22,      2008 6:40 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Angel Ortiz

address: 19501 N. Mitkof Lp Eagle River AK 99577

 694-7111




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on your new baby. He is beautiful boy. May the LORD bless him and your
family.



PS. Keep up the GREAT job you are doing for us.



Sincerely,



Angel L. Ortiz

Dimond JROTC




alortizls@gmail.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 6:44 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Ms. Pamela Bradley

 address: PO Box 84394 Fairbanks AK 99708

  460-2527




 MESSAGE:

We respect you tremendously for being both a new mother and our governor at the same time.
We are tremendously proud of you, and we send our prayers for you and your husband, your
new baby, and the rest of your family. We are in such good hands, in the State of Alaska.
I know you must be deluged with emails regarding your recent pregnancy, labor and birth,
and I just want to add that I worked nearly into labor (and gave birth at home , with an
attended birth), and not only do I know that women are very strong and capable, but I'm
also thankful for your resilience and self-reliance. I hope you will always take whatever
you need, in terms of time and everything else , for your baby, your family and for
yourself.  Those are not contradictory wishes.. . and we are very proud of you and keep you
in our prayers.



pbradley@gci.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Lauren J Yocom (GOV), Lillian K Castle (GOV)
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 6:30 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. James Tweto

 address :   P.O. Box 207 Unalakleet AK 99684

  (907) 624-3595




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the birth of your son, Trig. I am sure he will be a joy for you and
your family.



I am writing to you in support of SB 221. As one of the owners of Frontier Alaska and
formerly Hageland Aviation, we have been a strong supporter of the Yuut-Yaqunguiat Flight
Achool in Bethel.  As the operator of the largest 135 commuter airline in the United
States we have a never ending need for pilots and mechanics. We have made a commitment
and a guarantee to all graduates of the school, a job as a pilot or a mechanic. I think
of it as a reward for the opportunity they have given themselves to be self-reliant as
professional pilots and mechanics and to become role models for young people in rural
Alaska.



We have 15 native pilots in our workforce. Our chief pilot is a native from Mountain
Village.  We need the flight school to continue because it is so integral to Frontier
Alaska's goal of an all native workforce in the bush.



Thank you for your support.



James Tweto












hasunk@hageland.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Anna C Kim
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:webMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 5:46 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Bill Zorb

address: PO Box 35014 Fort Wainwright AK 99703

 907-374-3163



MESSAGE:

Hello Govenor Sarah Palin,

While I can understand that the loss of the power line from the hydroelectric plant to
Juneau is a real problem for Juneau, I don't see why their having to pay for diesel for 3
months is a disaster warranting $25M of public money. Seriously, let's get real here. In
Fairbanks we are paying for diesel every day of the year to generate much of our
electricity.  Why is this not an emergency or disaster also. The villages are even worse
off.  I would gladly pay for the diesel electricity for 3 months and then start getting
the hydroelectric generated rates that Juneau gets all the rest of the time. What ever
happened to the Energy Cost Equalization Program?



Congratulations on the new addition to the Palin family.



Thanks for listening,

Bill Zorb



oldspokes@earthlink.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.usj

 Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 5:35 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Ms. Cathleen Sherman

 address : 108 Running Fox Lane Charlottesville VA 22902




 MESSAGE:

 Governor Palin,



I just want to wish you congratulations on your new son! I have a gorgeous daughter,
Lilly, who is 22 months and has Down syndrome. When Lilly was born, I needed to hear one
thing, and that is what I am passing on to you: "Do not worry - your child will be
amazing!"  Ignore every piece of negative outdated information that you hear. My daughter
is very smart - not only can she say about 30 words, but she knows sign language and can
sign over 50 words! She is funny and beautiful and is exactly the child I always thought
we would have - she is so much like myself! A few days ago she was playing independently,
putting her "dolls" to sleep as she loves to do, but then she took out a toy stethescope,
put it on her ears, and started checking her baby's heartbeat! Such a joy.



My husband and I are both well-educated; I am a lawyer, working as a legal analyst
(publishing statutes for Washington at LexisNexis), and my husband is a doctor. I'm just
26 years old, and my husband is 31, and Lilly is our first child, although we'd like a big
family eventually.  We've had many people tell us what our daughter's potential would be,
in a negative way, and she's already exceeding every expectation. Someone told me she'd
never be able to turn on a light switch; another person told me she'd never brush her own
teeth.  She mastered these skills at about 1S months. :) Trust in your son first, and
let him be your guide. And enjoy every minute, as you have with your other children. In
so many ways, Lilly has been much easier than our friends' "typically developing" kids -
she's been on over 30 flights; she's been to Disney World twice and loved it (even at her
age!), Puerto Rico, NYC, and countless other cities; and she is the star student in Little
Gym and Kindermusi

k.  She does great in a regular daycare, and is more well-known for her pigtails and
fashion sense than for having DS. One of her best qualities is that she appreciates








 almost every situation , and tries to get the most out of every minute of the day. She
 draws people in so charismatically ; I've never seen anything comparable in another child.
 She gets more compliments than a girl needs! and it's not because of her chromosomes; it's
 because of who she is.



 Early Intervention services can start early - we started at 3 weeks with physical therapy,
 and now she does OT and Speech as well ; although she only qualifies because of her
 diagnosis , not because she's delayed in those two areas .     She does have hypotonia, and is
 not walking indpendently yet (probably another month or two ); but she can run while
 pushing a baby walker .   And keep up with the health care guidelines ; check for sleep
 apnea , thyroid issues , heart defects , hearing issues , etc - but the good news is that all
 of these are easily treatable .   Also , there ' s a great book called "Gifts " written by 60
 moms who rejoice in their kids with DS, I highly recommend it.



 I wish you all the best ; and I ' m so excited for the journey you are starting. Your new
 son will enrich your life in ways you never dreamed .    I've never laughed so much in my
 life than I do every day with Lilly .    If you ever need anything , don't hesitate to contact
 me.



 Best,



 Cathleen Sherman



 cathleensherman @aol.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 4:21 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from : Ms. Jennifer Sweeten

address :    11832 S .   Douglas Ave .   Oklahoma City OK 73170

  405 378 3869




MESSAGE:

Gov. Palin,

My husband, Kelly, and I wanted to take a moment to congratulate you on your new baby,
Trig.  What a special person you must be that God has entrusted you with this special
blessing. Our son, Samuel, is 11 years old and has Down Syndrome. We knew of his
condition at 20 weeks gestation. We were advised on several occasions to abort this child
but we knew that was not an option for us. Thankfully, we had strong support from family,
friends and our wonderful church family. Sam is a strong, very active boy who loves to
swim, ride his bicylce and ATV, and play with his cocker spaniel, Toby. He loves
basketball, baseball, soccer and football as well. He also loves to play on the phone - he
accidentally called Oklahoma's Gov. Henry one day!



We want to encourage you with our story that although Trig may have special challenges, he
will surely bless your life with love and laughter. Thank you for having the courage to
accept him as he was created. We will pray for you and your family!



Kelly and Jennifer Sweeten




PS - We have vacationed in your great state many times. What awesome beauty you must
enjoy daily!












 kandjsweeten@sbcglobal.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 4:07 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Shelly Nuss

address: 2820 Seafarer Loop Anchorage AK 99516

 907-349-7712




MESSAGE:

Governor Palin:



Just when I think I couldn't like or admire you more I read the article in the Daily News
this morning.  I would just like to say what an'absolutely remarkable woman I think you
are and what a remarkable family you have. And I am especially impressed with your
statement that Trig is a gift from God. What an absolute truth.



You show so much intergrity and moral values in the face of adversity that it is beyond
words.



I for one am so glad and proud that you are the Governor of our great state.



God bless you and your family.



Shelly Nuss



srnuss@gci.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMailgov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 11:36 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Katrina Cannava

address: P.O. Box 3355 Seward AK 99664

 907-283-7393




MESSAGE:

Governor Palin,

First of all let me congratulate you on the birth of you beautiful baby boy! I am writing
this to you as a fellow working mother. I want to thank you for the role you have taken as
a mother and a successful professional woman. You are an inspiring role model to Alaskan
women! I have struggled in balancing my roles as teacher and mother since having my first
child three years ago. Watching you thrive as Governor with four children and through a
pregnancy and birth has been inspiring.

Now with the birth of Trig again you are providing an amazing example of faith. I
overheard some women talking about your pregnancy recently and wondering why you did not
choose to abort. I want to thank you so much not only for your choice to embrace and love
the gift that God has given you, but also for the voice you have given that love. Your
thankfulness and love for your son is obvious. Your recognition that God has blessed you
and your family with him is a testimony of faith.

Thank you for the example that you provide through your faith, commitment and success in
balancing family with work!

God bless you!

Katrina Cannava




katrinacannava@kpbsd.kl2.ak.us
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 12:40 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Mackenzie Staiger

address: 3059 Westgate P1 Fairbanks AK 99709




MESSAGE:

Gov. Sarah Palin,



I just wanted to write you and congratulate you on the birth of Trig. All children are
special gift's from God and you have been blessed 5 times .  I am the mother of two young
girl's, ages 3 and 7 months and feel as though I have been blessed beyond words.



I did take maternity leave, the maximum allowed, and hope that you are able to find the
time to sit back, and enjoy your new bundle.   I have only seen the picture of him that
was in the Fairbanks Daily News Miner this morning, but he looks perfect. Enjoy!!!!l



mstaiger@northstar.k12.ak.us
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From :   WebMail@gov . state . ak.us   [ mailto :WebMail@gov. state . ak.us]

 Sent :   Tuesday, April 22,    2008 12:52 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin       ( GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Ms. Cindy Gould

 address: 2001 Shadow Lake Drive Edmond OK 73025

  405/844-0288



 MESSAGE:

 Dear Gov. Palin & Family,



.I just received a     link to today ' s article in the Anchorage Daily News about your newest
 family member . I     just wanted to congratulate you and although receiving the news that
 your son has Down     syndrome was a bit of a shock and a cause for many adjustments, the
 article indicates     that you and your family have a wonderful outlook for Trig's future.



 The youngest of our four children and only son, was born just 4-1/2 years ago.   He was
 also a month early and was even smaller than Trig -- Trafford was 4 lbs. 13 oz. Trafford
 also was born with Down syndrome.  We did not get the diagnosis until his 2-week check-up
 when the karyotype came back.



 Our son is the coolest , funniest , sweetest , most determined , little boy we could have ever
 hoped to have . Our family has its share of challenges , but I don ' t feel that they are
 much more than most families that have four children .    Knowing what our life is like now,
 I wouldn't want to have Trafford any way other than how.he is.



 I have a feeling that your family will end up being the most wonderful ambassadors in
 educating others about Down syndrome . I will also make a prediction that Trig will be a
 great addition to your family and he and his siblings will accomplish many things that
 will make you proud.











Congratulations!

Cindy Gould

Edmond, OK



agould2@cox.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 1:21 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Colonel Tom Greco

address: 10148 Timberrim Drive Cascade ID 83611

 208-860-9296



MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Sarah and Todd:

We recently met in Wasilla at the CWC Dinner at Evangalos. I want to thank you for gracing
us with your presence and applaud your courage for your participation in this outreach
events. In a world gone crazy to be politically correct, your leadership and role model
are ones other elected officials should emulate and embrace.

We also heard about Trig and we are so excited for your family. Our hope and prayers are
that God will give you both strength in the days ahead and that other Alaskans will come
beside you with support and love.

Sarah and Todd: You are on our prayer list. If there is anything we could ever do for you
please let us know. If you ever visit Idaho, there is always room for your family at our
home. Please know you are loved. Hug all the kids for us.

Very Respectfully,

Colonel ( Ret) Tom and Gail Greco Cascade, Idaho



tomgreco@fmtcblue.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 1:08 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Kathi Hindman

 address: P.O. Box 225 Glennallen AK 99588

  (907)822-5562



MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the birth of you son!!! He is so adorable. I know that not everyone is
saying congratulations (although I hope they are). My son was born with Down Syndrome
almost 25 years ago and people would notice he looked different and I would tell them he
had Down Syndrome and they would get this horrified look on their face as if they said
something wrong. We have come a long ways since then. I just wanted to tell you some hints
I have collected over the years.

1)   Infant learning is great and should be started as soon as you can.

2) Using sign language was essential for my son however I wish we would have pushed the
speech a little more because he is hard to understand.

3) When its time for school the teachers may say they only have you son's interest in mind
that isn't always true because they do have other students in mind. For my son I stayed in
Glennallen because it is so small and my son was the only student with intensive needs he
had his own aid which meant that he was totally included in the regular classroom from K -
12 he went on with the same group of students until he graduated ( actually he walked with
his class and then did 2 years vocational education). 2 good movies are Educating Peter
and Graduating Peter. Learn your child's right under IDEA and being part of a
support/advocacy group will help.

4) If anyone tells you that just because your son has Down Syndrome he won't graduate, or
learn read or write or anything really don't believe them. The only limitations your son
has is those you allow other people or yourself to give him.

5) Most important you can work and raise an other abled (I relly hate the word disabled)
child. I raised 3 boys on my own 2 of which have disabilities one Down Syndrome and my
youngest has Asperger's Syndrome which fits in the autism spectrum disorders. I worked
full time at the local school and was a volunteer on the ambulance and fire dept.

I guess in conclusion I would say I hope you like the roller coaster because as you know








 with children it is always a roller coaster disabled or not. My mom would always says
 that's him being normal when I would complain . Good luck and best wishes.



 Kathi Hindman



 emsfirekat@cvinternet.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state . ak.us]

Sent : Tuesday, April 22, 2008 1:38 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Sharon Marvin

address: 6590 glacier hwy space 2 Switzer Village Juneau AK 99801

 907 780 6037



MESSAGE:

Governor Palin

I appreciate you sharing with our state about your family has been blessed with the new
baby and your older son is happy about having his brother.



May God continue to bless you and your loved ones .            This baby is an absolute angel and
blessing.



sharon.marvin@alaska.gov
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 1:59 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Ms. Francie Martin

 address: PO Box 2920 Soldotna AK 99669




MESSAGE:

Dear Gov. Palin, Todd, and Palin family,

I just wanted to let you know that we think you're wonderful! God bless you for your
strength and your wonderful outlook on life. Congratulations on your newest family
member.  I love the part of the ADN story that tells of your email to close family and
friends, signed by "Trig's Creator, your Heavenly Father." what a wonderful perspective.
May God richly bless you all!

With blessings and prayers,

Francie Martin

 (I'm a 47 year old mother of six.... yes, children are a blessing!)



akmomofmany@msn.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 3:03 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Ms. Kristine Muller

 address : 2930 Wiley Post Ave Anchorage AK 99517




 MESSAGE:

Hello Governor Palin!



I am sorry if this is the wrong place to email you for this, but I just wanted to tell you
congratulations for you new baby! I feel kind of silly writing to someone who does not
know me, but I just felt that I needed to let you know that although things may seem scary
and unknown now, it will only get better.   My family has also been blessed with a special
child, Jenny, who is now 17 years old. I know that you have probably had a lot of emails
on this topic already, but i just wanted to share a poem that a great friend of mine gave
me after I had Jenny. It is called "Heaven's Special Child", you may have already
received this, but just in case I thought I would tell you about it. It really helped my
husband and myself, especially since she and her twin brother Sean were our first children
at the time and I was only 24 when I had them. I knew nothing about children with Down's
and.I was pretty scared at first, but everyone told me that was normal, and it is.



I hope people are not giving you are hard time about this, I know that it is a joyous time
but also a hard time adjusting. Your emotions will be back and forth, and people can be
cruel, but I just needed to let you know how much of a blessing it has been for our family
to have been given Jenny.   Not only to us, but for all of our friends and extended
family.  A,lot of people at first thought that this would be too much for us, and they
even apologizedi!  That drives me crazy! But, they just have no idea what they are
missing out on in their lives. There is not a day that goes by that I don't thank God for
my children, all three of them, they are all different and they will all give us
challenges throughout our lives, but I would never want anything else. :)



Anyway, I didn't know how to attach the poem on this kind of email, so if you don't mind








 just googling Heaven ' s Special Child, please do, it is beautiful !       I have it framed and in
 Jenny's "Princess " bedroom.



 We are so very happy for you and your family. Get ready for some wonderful times!!



 Take care,



 Kristine Muller



 muller_kristine@asdkl2.org
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

 Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 3:04 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. michele girault

address : 3740 Reflection Drive Anchorage AK 99504

  223-8401



MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,



I wanted to personally congratulate you and your family on the birth of your son Trig.

I was touched by your press release and so grateful for the words that you chose.

You'll never know the impact it will have on our greater Alaska community to see the value
and expectations of good . you give to your son , regardless of any "label".

I have worked in the field of developmental disabilities for nearly 30 years . It was not a
field I chose , it became a passion after a "temporary " job. Through the years so much
progress has been made to create inclusive communities where everyone is valued,
recognized for their gifts and talents, and allowed to dream, but there is more work to
do.

We all welcome Trig and look forward to watching him grow and no doubt you and your family
will continue to break down barriers that would keep any citizen from full inclusion and
living a life full of family , friends , and adventure.

I wish you all joy!



Michele Girault












michele_girault@hotmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 3:07 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 web mail from.     Mary Howarth- Hernandez

 address :   PO Box 155 Gakona AK 99586

  9078223388




 MESSAGE:

 Congratulations on the wonderful new addition to your family! I am so sorry you had to
 explain to the public why you chose to fly, but I hope it appeased those kuckleheads!



When you come to Glennallen/Gakona, I would be happy to babysit!



You are right, Trig is truely a gift from our Father. May God continue to Bless each and
everyone of you with Trigs life. Enjoy that new boy!



 Sincerely,

Mary



mh2quilter@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 3:26 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Kevin Rodrigues

address: 196 Rochambeau Street New Bedford MA 02745




MESSAGE:

Dear Gov.Palin,



Congratulations on the birth of your special and beautiful human being baby, Trig. Life
truly is special and you have let the world know about it! God gave you a very precious
gift. May God forever bless you and your family. You are the greatest]



Sincerely and with much admiration,

KJ Rodrigues




krodriguesdc@msn.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 3:54 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Ms. Peggy Marrs

 address : 6555 Dan Danciger Road, Apt. 209 Fort Worth UT 76133

  817 386-3506



MESSAGE:

Congratulations on your new baby! My daughter and son-in-law live in Eagle River and I am
coming to visit them in June. I read a lot about Alaska. I have always wanted to come
there and now I can. I will soon be 77, so this is really a wonderful time for me. You
don't have to answer me. Just sending congratulations. Peggy Marrs



peggym76112@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 1:53 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Lynda Tanner

address: 570 Knightsbridge Rd Fairbanks AK 99709




MESSAGE:

Congratulations to all of you on the arrival of your precious little boy. It was
refreshing to read of your gratitude in a God that would trust you with one of His special
spirits. We so appreciate your family values and your support of life to each child of
God. I know that much is expect of you and that you will still put your family first.
Thanks for standing as a witness for us that value family, life and honesty. Your
leadership is a breath of fresh air. May you continue to be guided by the Holy Spirit to
be true to your values and to continue to love and support your family. We hope that all
is going well and may Trig bring much love and laughter into your lives.



Thanks so much and best wishes



aktanner@gci.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 3:39 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Andrew Kirkpatrick

address: 1994 Bear Creek Dr. Ontario NY 14519




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,

  Congratulations on the birth of your baby boy! I hope that mother                and son are well and
all the best to you and your family!



Andy



akirkker@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us]

 Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 5:16 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Ms. Melinda Roberts

 address: 4738 Aspen View San Antonio TX 78217




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Govenor Paling



I saw the story regarding the birth of your son Trig, who has Down Syndrome. Like
yourself, I too, was diagnosed before birth, that our daughter Kylee, would be born with
Down Syndrome.   She also had a severe heart defect which required open heart surgery. We
also have two older children. I want to say that even though we have many challenges
ahead of us, we are so blessed to have her in our lives. She is such a special child and
continues to be such a joy to us. She will be 4at the end of May and continues to make
great strides in her development. I am also the Outreach Director for the Down Syndrome
Association of San Antonio.   Our goal is to reach as many families as possible to get them
the support and help they need for these special children. I am so glad that you have
made this public in the hopes that more will be done for our children. They need the full
support of our government and our communities. I do hope that there is a Down Syndrome
support group in your area

that you are able to contact. I don't know what I would have done without them here where
we live.  We are all one "big" family! Again, congratulations of the birth of your son
and hope that he is in good health.



mendyroberts@sbcglobal.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 6:45 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject; Other




Web mail from: Ms. Deborah lannone

address : 529 Burlington Street Paramus NJ 07652




MESSAGE:

i just wanted to congratulate you on the birth of your son, Paxin .               He will bless your
family in many ways.



Debbie I. (NJ)

Mom to Theresa, age 7 with Down Syndrome, and Steven, age 5



emilndeb@aol.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 7:16 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




web mail from: Ms. Sallie Schulz

address: P.O. Box 672347.Chugiak AK 99567




MESSAGE:

Subject:    Baby Trig



Today we live in a culture of selfishness and death. Thank you for embracing selflessness
and life with the birth of Trig. Thank you for not just saying you're Christians, but
living it. (What an antedote to hypocrisy!)



schulz@gci.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 6:56 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Sherril Carney,

address: Po Box 246 Allison PA 15413

  724-785-8882




MESSAGE:

Congradulations to you and your family on your little blessing from GOD. It is a blessing
to see parents acknowledge children with DOWNS as a blessing from GOD. My husband and I
are Godparents to our little angle Kandice, Whom we say has UPS because she brings such
joy and abounding love to our lives. I Congradulate your family and wish you all the
exciting adventures you will experience with your new bundle of pure angel. Enjoy and God
Bless you all.



beachboundcarneyoyahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 7:21 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Sally Kays

address: 2810 Circle Drive Muskogee OK 74403

 918-781-9521




MESSAGE:

I heard your story about you and your wonderful son Trig this morning on Air 1 (Christian
radio), and I just wanted to congratulate you on his birth, and tell you thanks for your
testimony. God will use Trig for greatness!



In Him,




Sally Kays

Muskogee Oklahoma



alluskays@gmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

 Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 7:41 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Mr. Kelly Sweeten

 address: 11832 South Douglas Ave. Oklahoma City OK 73170

  405-954-5800




 MESSAGE:

 Govenor Palin & Family,



 Please accept my congradulations on the birth of your new baby boy Trig. You are in for
 many more blessings than you can imagine. My 11 year old son, Samuel, has Down Syndrome
 and is the "apple of my eye".

 Trig will love unconditionally, and already has some of the best teachers he will need
 (your 4 older children).

 His desire to be included, as well as their love and devotion to their baby brother, will
 become the catalist for his determination to learn.

 If you will permit me, I would like to offer a couple of suggestions, coming from someone
 who has been where you are now.

 LEARN SIGN LANGUAGE NOW - YOU AND YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY. This is very important, as Trig
 will be unable to express his wishes and feelings verbally for quite some time. Learn not
 only for this reason, but ASL (American Sign Language) will also serve to facilitate his
 verbal speech as well.

 (Use ASL, Not Exact Sign. It is much easier to learn, for him and your family, and is
 most widly uitilized and understood.)

 Its my.hope and desire you, as a mother and public official, embrace and love this child
 with all that is within you. He will teach you and your family what complete and
 unconditional love is all about.












May God Bless and Keep You and Your Family Always,

Kelly sweeten ( aka; Samuel ' s Daddy)

1 Samuel 27 & 28

 "For this child I prayed .... as long as he liveth , he shall be lent to the Lord."



kelly. sweeten@faa.gov
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov. state . ak.us    (mailto:WebMail@gov .state . ak.usi

Sent : Wednesday , April 23, 2008 7:46 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin       (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from :     Timothy Germann

address :   15001 Mission Hills Road Mission Hills CA 91345

  818-365-6371




.MESSAGE:

I am very proud of your-decision to give birth to Trig Paxon. I am positive that you will
love him more and more as time passes.



res04nyt@gte.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state. ak.us)

 Sent : Wednesday, April 23, 2008 7:56 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: TOM PADBERG

 address :    P 0 BOX 4338 SAN CLEMENTE CA 92674

  949-361-1064




 MESSAGE:

 DEAR MRS .    (GOV.) PALIN:




 CONGRATULATIONS ON THE BIRTH OF YOUR FIFTH CHILD! May our Lord Jesus and HIS mother,
 Mary., bless you and your family abundantly. I applaud you and your husband for welcoming
 into your family this child. Human beings with Down Syndrome are very special to our
 Lord; they truly embody his words, "Suffer the little ones to come unto ME for of such is
 the kingdom of Heaven."




VIVA CRISTO REY!




Tom Padberg




tompadberg@aol.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

 Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 8:10 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




Web mail from : Ms. Mary Bliss

 address : Illinois Downers Grove IL 60515




MESSAGE:

Please accept our heartiest congratulations on the birth of your son .   Like you, we
realize he is a very special person , sent by God to a loving family for a special purpose.
With prayers for all of you, Mary Bliss , for Illinois Citizens for Life



 icl@icl-life.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 8:15 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Rebecca Maslanka

 address :   3321 S Jessie Jo Place Palmer AK 99645

  907-746-0596




MESSAGE:

Hello. I did not know exactly where to send this e-mail so I apologize if this is not the
appropriate place. Congratulations on the birth of your son. Twenty years ago at the age
of 19 I gave birth to my son Justin with Downs Syndrome. I just had to reach out to you
and let you know how lucky you are to have him. Yes, I said lucky. We all have hopes and
dreams for our children, but with a Downs child these plans are just a little different,
but a lot more satisfying as a parent .As a governor,I'm sure this will open your eyes to
all the programs in need in our state for people with disabilities. I hope you enjoy your
special little man as much as I have for the last twenty years. Rebecca M.



akbecky23 @yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 8:54 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Lisa Harper Hinzman

address: 604 Ford St. Harrisville WV 26362

  304-643-4973




MESSAGE:

I just heard the news on KLove Christian Radio of the birth of your new son. As the
parent of a special needs daughter I can vouch for the fact that they are a special
blessing to our lives. I pray that everything goes well with the baby and that through
his birth and life you and your family will grow stronger, even closer and more faith
filled.  Below are the links to 2 stories that blessed me immensely while rearing my
daughter who is now 23 years old. I hope they touch your heart as much as they did mine.
God bless you and your family.

Lisa Harper Hinzman

WV Contact for the National Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance



http://www.our-kids.org/Archives/Holland.html



http://www.our-kids.org/Archives/ Heavens_special_child.html




hinzfamilyozoominternet.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday, April 23,         2008 8:44 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Kathleen Richardson

address: 3702 Lake Bayshore Drive Bradenton FL 34205




MESSAGE:

Dear Gov. Palin:



Congratulations on the birth of your son. You are an inspiration to all women. I assure
you, he will add an abundance of joy to your life.



Cordially,



Kathleen Richardson



flootytooty@yahoo.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.usJ

Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 8:57 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Paul Hanna

address: 18735 N. Lowrie Loop Eagle River AX 9577




MESSAGE:

On behalf of my family I would like to congratulate you and your family on the birth of
your son. I felt compelled to contact you because I would like to offer you and your
family, my support with the arrival of Trig with Down Syndrome. While I don't know what
you are going through I do know what I went through when my daughter was diagnosed with
Downs.  I call it Downs because that is what sounds right to me. Lillian is 16 months old
now and is lucky enough to have 47 chromosomes. My wife and I are strong supporters of
special needs and would like to offer you any support you may need. I know that I am
always interested in hearing/seeing different stages of development for kids with down's.
Even though I work with SED children, have worked with developmentally delayed kids in the
past and have a wife who is a special education teacher I was still ignorant of a lot to
do with Down's. I am sure you have searched the web repeatedly. I remember what it felt
like when the doctor tol

d us in the recovery room that she suspected Lillian had Down's. I went straight home and
logged onto the web and found out that kids with down's "are more likely to have
           (insert various problems)" I now know Lily's birth was my God placing this
special soul with parents that would value her soul. My wife Netti and I now joke around
that my daughter is more advanced than the rest of us because she has more chromosomes
than everyone else.   It is such a relief to laugh about the disorder and to for a brief
moment let go of the worries of (for me) protecting her from being teased by being
different.   I noticed you have been in touch with the Alaska Down Syndrome Congress. I am
a new member having jsut arrived here in AR last fall, but enjoyed the one event I did
participate in and would recommend seeing if we are a fit for you and your family.
Anyway, if you or your family would like my family's support please feel free to contact
me.  By the way this is about your son's

disorder and not your job.         I have extend!

ed this offer to other families without your high profile .  In the meantime take care of
everyone and I hope to see Trig at the Special Olympic games . Take care . Paul, Netti and
Lily.








thewasp0l@gci.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMailgov.state. ak.us [mailto : WebMail @gov. state . ak.us]

Sent : Wednesday , April 23, 2008 9:10 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Lillian Gustilo

address : 35 Yogananda street Sandy Hook CT 06482




MESSAGE:

Congrats on the birth of Trig, the newest love of your life!

God bless-

Lil Gustilo

pro-lifer from Sandy Hook, CT




gustilohamarearthlink.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMaildgov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 9:52 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Sara Hornberger

address :   3705 Arctic Blvd. #438 Anchorage AK 99503

  907-245-2756




MESSAGE:

Our congratulations and best wishes on the dear little man who has just joined the Palin
family. We applaud your decision to get on a plane and come home to have the baby in
Alaska. Certainly God had purpose in sending Tryg to you and Todd and we know that he will
bring much joy to your family as you love him and help him grow to his greatest potential.
We think you are doing an exemplary job as Governor and support and appreciate you. Your
friends, Sara and Charles Hornberger



shornb2@gmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 10:24 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Kevin Orbaker

address: 36 Platinum Circle Ladera Ranch CA 92694




MESSAGE:

I wanted to send you a short note to tell you how very proud I am of you and your family
to make the decision to keep your precious gift of life even with the diagnosis of Down
Syndrome. My family and I did the same thing 5 years ago. And this friday (4/25) my family
will celebrate Tyler's 5th birthday.



It is a challenge ... everyday... some days are easier than others , but somehow we always
make it. And every day I thank God for sending me my son.



I don't know what lies ahead, and I don't know what new challenges await both my son and
my family... But I do know that is the ride of a lifetime, and I don't want to miss one
minute of it.



I pray that you, too, will experience the joy that we have now. I know you have a million
email's about this subject already, but I do hope that this email finds its way to your
desk and you can take comfort in knowing that there are MILLIONS of people out here
praising your decision. I for one will continue to follow your story.



Love,

Kevin












kevin@orbaker.org
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 10:57 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 web mail from: Mr. Robert Clegg

 address: 2015 Roundwyck Lane Powell OH 43560

  614/440-4449




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Governor Palin,



 Congratulations on the birth of your son Trig. I just wanted to let you know that my
 wife, Colleen, and I had our fifth child just three years ago. Aidan was born on April
 19, 2005 and, like your son, he has Downs Syndrome. I cannot tell you in words the joy
 that he has brought to our family. His smile and laughter brings us sunshine every day.
 God has truly blessed us. I already know from reading your comments that you and your
 husband will be the prefect parents for Trig.



 Congratulations Again,

 Bob Clegg



.bobclegg@ameritech.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 11:02 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Rosemarie Lee

address: 1440 Madison Ave. West Islip NY 11795

 631 587-4682




MESSAGE:

Govenor Palin, congratulations on the birth of your baby. I know how excited you are
adding another "angel to your family.



When I read the email about the birth, I felt compelled to inform you of a movie called
"Mr. Blue Sky". You might have heard about it since it has been circulating in many
countries as well as in.the United States.



It is a heart-warming love story,which is as much about hope for children born with Down
syndrome as it is an ispiration for all children born with any intellectual or
developmental challenges.  The main message of the film is: Social inclusion and
acceptance for all of these children.

"Mr. Blue Sky" is a viewing experience one cannot forget as it ultimately will change the
way society views all people as individuals first and foremost.



we hope and pray that the movie will have a positive effect on the number of abortions
taking place throughout the world and to open the hearts and minds of those who still
harbor many prejudices.



Please visit our website and take a look at the trailer. If you decide to alert your
citizens about the film we are prepared to donate a portion of the proceeds to the Down
syndrome community in Alaska.









                                   www.mrblueskymovie.com



Respectfully,

Rosemarie Lee

Executive Producer




tlee44hotmail.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 11:39 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Terry Legg

address: 1413 Atkinson Drive Anchorage AK 99504

  907-258-9028




MESSAGE:

I would like to congratulate you and your husband, on the birth of your little boy. My
girifreind and I work with kids that have special needs and require a little more love. I
wouldn't change a minute of time I get to spend with them. All my kids are raised
allready, and finally I can use the patinence and lessons they taught me. I use it in a
way that let' s me give them the love and time they deserve. Not a day goes by that I don't
thank the big guy for the love they bring to me and everyone else 's life that crosses
their path. Best of luck and keep up the great work.

                           Terry Legg



greenleggagci.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Michelle A Fabrello (GOV)
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:webMail'gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday, April 23,         2008 11:32 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Deborah Lawrence

address: 3481 East 20th Avenue Anchorage AK 99508




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the birth of your son Trig!



Have you heard about ReignDown USA? I have been trying to spread the word in Anchorage
over the last few weeks, but no one, including the churches and KTUU TV seems to care
about such an important event in our nation's history. It saddens me greatly. There is a
national day of prayer, but this is different.



On Saturday, April 26, beginning at 2 p.m. Alaska time, ReignDown will occur at the
National Mall in Washington DC and will continue to the Capitol Building on Sunday, April
27.   It is a day of repentance and prayer. There are many state venues for this event
across our nation and a few international venues. Unfortunately, Alaska isn't one of
them.   Several state governors have declared proclamations bout this important day. God
TV will be broadcasting the event live on their Direct TV channel as well as webcasting it
through their website, www.God.tv.



ReignDownUSA's website is www.ReignDownUSA.com if you would like more information.



Thank you for your time.



dlawrencejonescolver.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail @gov.state.ak.us [mailto: WebMailegov . state . ak.us)

Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 11:16 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin       ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Beth DuCiaome

address: 6044 Summit Pointe Way Newburgh IN 47630

 812-490-0605



MESSAGE:

Congratulations on your new son! I have 2 boys with Down Syndrome, a 7 yr old and a 9
month old. They are awesome and you life is forever changed for the better!




bds6100@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From :   WebMail @gov.state .ak.us [mailto: WebMail @gov.state . ak.us]

Sent : Wednesday, April 23,        2008 11:26 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin       ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Lonnie Thompson

address: 643 Blackburn Ave. Corning CA 96021

  530 824 8091



MESSAGE:

The birth of Trig. As the parent of a wonderful son Jeffery born to us December 20th 1972
with Downs Syndrome I want you to know we feel truly blessed to be picked to have such a
wonderful and loving person as Jeffery to have came into our lives.Jeffery is now 35 years
of age and not a moment goes by that his presents does not shine a bright light on all
aspects of daily life.



In 1972 our family Dr. was kind enough to inform us that most families would turn a child
born with Downs over to an institution and he brought to light the difficulties of raising
such a child.



I can only imagine all the fun and wonderful times we would have missed if we had followed
the Drs. suggestion .




The amount of love Jeffery has for all people and animals is unmeasurable



In closing I hope you understand you and your husband are very lucky to have Trig come
into your lives .



Thanks,








Lonnie Thompson




 lthompso@tehamaed.org
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From : WebMail@gov .state.ak. us [mailto : WebMail @gov.state . ak.us]

Sent : Wednesday , April 23, 2008 12:10 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Ann Lynch

address : 247 Ryder Road Manhasset NY 11030

 5166276748



MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful boy.



I have a fifteen week old daughter, Annie, diagnosed at birth with Down Syndrome. I am
also a 44 year old mother and this is my fifth child .  The only thing in the first weeks
after diagnosis that lifted my spirits was holding my precious daughter. She is
beautiful !!! And so loved . I highly recommend the book "Life is a Blessing " by Clara
Lejeune .  It is a biography of her father, Jerome Lejeune . It is a remarkable story about
a remarkable man, who had much to say on Down Syndrome.



 I love the personal blogs of other mothers, in particular , emma-sage . org. Wonderful!
Loveandlearning . com is a method of teaching children to read developed by Joe Kotlinski,
the father of daughter with Down Syndrome .    Signing Times is a child's video series on
sign language , my daughter listens to music all the time . DSRTF . org is doing research to
improve cognitive abilities for children .     So many resources, for this journey .  May God
bless you , your son and your family . Love , Ann Lynch



lynch5@optonline.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 1:16 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Brenda Kopp

address : 668 Stuart Drive Carol Stream IL 60188




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the arrival of Trig Paxson Van Palin. We are blessed to have a 15 year
old son with Down Syndrome and I can't imagine what life would be like without him. He's
added fun, challenges, lots of love, a reason , to slow down, lots of friends we wouldn't
have had otherwise, introduction to Special Olympics, lots of joy, and maybe a few gray
hairs!!!  I appreciate so much your positive attitude and your acknowledgement that his
creator is the same as the rest of ours ! We pray God will bless you and encourage you as
he grows up and develops. Your older children are going to be the best thing for him.
Enjoy a new journey of which many of us are a part. The Lord is with you on this
wonderful journey.



bnbkopp@sbcglobal.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Wednesday , April 23, 2008 2:01 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Robert Humphrey

 address :   3 Cheyenne Crescent WHITESBORO NY 13492




MESSAGE:

Congratulations! Are prayers are with you and your new son.



Bob and Jill Humphrey



hump@roadrunner.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 2:49 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Curt Martin

address: PO BOX 4607 Palmer AK 99645

  (907) 746-4266




MESSAGE:

Congrats on the new arrival .  Proud to hear your profound thoughts on your new arrival.
Leading by example, also profound.



Warm regards to you and yours,



-Curt Martin



cumartin@geico.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 3:14 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Pamela Arnoldson

address: 6011 Palomaglade Dr Lithia FL 33547




MESSAGE:

Governor,

I wanted to congratulate you on the birth of Trig. I just read the article. You are about
to embark on a wonderful journey. You are truly blessed. I am president of a Down syndrome
organization outside of Tampa Fl. My son Joseph (4 years old)has Down syndrome and he has
brought so much joy to our lives. Again Congratulations!

Pamela Arnoldson

President

FRIENDS Support Inc.

www.friends-support.org

www.buddycruise.com




arnoldson5@msn.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday, April 23,         2008 4:18 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Cathy Kane

address: 1019 San Fernando, #3 Anchorage AK 99508

  907-317-0129



MESSAGE:

Congratulations Governor Palin and family on the birth of Trig. I enjoyed reading your
statement to the press on the Alaska home page. Your response blessed me. You are a
dynamic and very special woman and Governor. I am so pleased to say I work with and for
you.  God bless you.



Sincerely,



Cathy J. Kane



mershon7@hotmail.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 4:12 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Terry Martin

address: 3809 Creswell Ave Shreveport. LA 71106 318-458-4140



MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin:



I heard about the recent addition to your family on the Glenn Beck show tonight. My
family will keep your and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Having worked as an
anesthetist @ Atlanta Children's Medical Center in Atlanta, GA. I know the challenges you
face.  I also know that you have been blessed with a child that will love you
unconditionally and will face any health challenges with a bravery unkwown to most adults.



We face some speech problems with our adopted son, Walker, but your story reminds us of
how truly blessed we are. God has placed this child with you because of the life you will
provide.



Your story serves as a reminder that there are still many good people running our country,
even as the headlines would have us believe otherwise . You can be sure we will follow
your political career and give you all the support we can muster.



God bless you and your family.



Sincerely,

Abbie Kemper-Martin, MD

Terry Martin, PA-A








 Shreveport, LA



 Tmar3809@aol.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From : WebMail@gov . state . ak.us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak.us]

 Sent : Wednesday ,   April 23, 2008 4:08 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin      ( GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from : Ms. Sharon DiPiazza

 address : 214 Claire Dr. Seffner FL 33584

  813-685-8398



MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the birth of your son . I was very impressed with your remarks about
him.  You are a terrific example of motherhood and the unconditional love all mothers
should have toward their babies . Your son Trig is indeed lucky to have you for a mom.



Best wishes to you and baby Trig and congratulations to the rest of the family.



sdipia2167@aol.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason , Sharon Leighow
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMailgov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday , April 23, 2008 4:06 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject; Other



Web mail from: Mr. Randy Morrison

address : 225 Willett Street Buffalo NY 14206




MESSAGE:

Just wanted to congratulate you on your recent blessing. Caught the story at the tail end
of Glen Beck of CNN. Nice to know that we still have inspirational leaders in this country
and coming from embattled New York State, that is indeed a refreshing revelation. If John
McCain considers you for V.P., your candidacy would get my vote.



All the best,

Randy Morrison



4rpmorrison@roadrunner.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      --   Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 4:10 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Joseph J. & Barbara Riolo

address: 110 Carmen Drive Blandon PA 19510

  610-926-9011




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the birth of your child.

We were watching the Glenn Beck program and he paid you numerous compliments.

Three of our five grandchildren have special              needs and we learn from them everyday..

Again, our very sincere congratulations, Joe and Barb Riolo 110 Carmen Drive Blandon, PA
19510 jjriolo@aol.com




jjriolo@aol.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 4:02 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Danny Hampton

address: 1967 Cherry Ave Birmingham AL 35214

 205.999.7931




MESSAGE:

saw bio on Glenn Beck ..... congradulations on your recent gift ..our thoughts are with
you...



mhamptonl967@charter.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us]

Sent : Wednesday, April 23,       2008 4:27 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. William Reynolds III

address :   5064 Bly Hill Road Ashville NY 14710

 716.763.2201




MESSAGE:

Dear Gov. Palin:



I just watched the Glenn Beck show on the television and was overcome with joy when he
quoted you on your "perspective" on the birth of your fifth child. Sarah, congratulations
to you and your family for having such a special outlook for the blessings bestowed upon
you all.  God is good! I hope and pray that your message is heard across the planet. we
as Americans can learn so much from those with special needs. I personally want to thank
you for your feelings and your faith which will be shared with all whom have the good
fortune to hear your message . God bless you and your family!



Another concerned American,



William R. Reynolds III

Former politican and police detective



riggsiii@hotmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 4:28 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



Web mail from :    Michael Wooster

 address : 6 Bellepointe Cir Purvis MS 39475

  601-261-5171



MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,



I heard the story of your son Trig on the Glenn Beck television show this evening.
Although we did not know that my son would have special needs prior to his birth we are
immersed in tryig to help him overcome them. It has required that my family move to
escape certain state educational systems but has resulted in his admission to a wonderful
school in Hattiesburg Mississippi, the Dubard School for Speech and Language Disorders.
In four months our son went from not talking to saying his first sentence.



So many times people assume that a child's disorder is due to "the sin of the parent". It
is refreshing to read the story of Trig. I look forward to following his development via
the Web.



From one blessed parent to another, thank you for your amazing story.



Mike Wooster

Purvis, MS



thewoosters@charter.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 5:43 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: John Hussey

address: 1023 Spruce St. Saint Louis MO 63102

 314-604-2222




MESSAGE:

we need you; Palin for Prez in 2012




Johnehussey@hotmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 6:19 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Mr. Brad Holland

 address: 3680    Pine Bloom Place Loganville GA 30052

  770-985-2522




 MESSAGE:

 Governor Palin,

Greeting from Georgia. I just read the story of the birth of your 5th child.
Congratulations!  You and your family have just been blessed like you could never believe.
My youngest daughter just turned 7. She was born pre-maturely, 3 holes in her heart, and
oh yes, with Down Syndrome. After a rough first year with the heart surgeries, Kristen
has been such an incredible joy. My Mom said it best, I couldn't imagine our life with
someone with Down Syndrome, now that we have Kristen, I can't imagine our life without
her.  I'm sure Alaska has all the early intervention programs like the ones we got
involved with, that is key. We had Kristen in OT, PT, still in Speech therapy at age 7.
I know you are a busy Governor and over 3000 miles away and have 100s of people contacting
you, feel free to use me and my wife and family as your long distance pen/email pals. God
led me to your website to contact you. You and your entire family will be in our prayers.
Believe me - get ready to sm

 ile and laugh like you never have before...I can't believe it's been 7 years for us!

Brad and Heidi Holland.. Lauren & "Kristen"



volholland@comcast.net
    

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from: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us]
to: Janice L Mason
      From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 6:15 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Ms. Donna Prewitt

 address :   6400 Imlach Dr Anchorage AK 99502

   907 248- 2075




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Governor Palin,

 I don't know if you ever get the occasion to watch the Glenn Beck show on tv, but he had
 some things to say about you today. Very nice things about the birth of Trig, the comments
 you made about the blessing you have been given. It was nice to see someone from so far
 away, be aware of what is happening here, and he gave you high praise in the mother
 department, and also on your duties as Governor. Congratulations were sent your way. Just
 thought you would like to know this, incase you were not aware.

 Sincerely,

 Donna J Prewitt



'djp@alaska.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From : WebMail@gov . state . ak.us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak.usl

Sent :   Wednesday ,   April 23, 2008 6:44 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin       ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Vicki Gross

address: 29 Summerwood Drive Stafford VA 22554

 540-720-2456




MESSAGE:

Congradulations on the birth on your son. He will be a blessing. I have two kids Logan is
4 with Down Syndrome and Morgan is 2. Logan has been the light of me life, i would not
chance a thing. He is in preschool, rides the bus, he loves it. Your son will be great,
never hold him back. Good Luck and love that baby.

Vicki Gross



davenvicohotmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 6:55 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Roberta Rinehart

address :   16461 Saint James circle Anchorage, AK 99516

  907-522-5456




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the birth of your son.    I am 38 now but when I was going to middle
shcool (Mears Junior High here in Anchorage), my dad used to teach children experiencing
downs syndrom how to swim. Since I was on the swim team, I would go with him and help.
Everyone was so nice , thoughtful and loving.   it was the best group of human beings I have
ever been around.  They had christ-spirit.    My dad called them little "little buddhas".
Enjoy your angel.  And best wishes, Bobi



bobi@donobi.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state. ak.usj

 Sent : Wednesday, April 23, 2008 7:08 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Patricia Stebbins

 address: 41 Easterly Drive East Sandwich MA 02537




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin and Family,



I have just read of the birth of your special gift from God and wish you all the joy and
happiness that this little one will bring to each of you. I also thank God for people like
you who recognize the value of all human life.



For 23 years I was a Special Education Teacher here in Massachusetts and know so well the
loving and lovable nature of children with Down Syndrome. It was my privilege and delight
to see them grow, learn and bring the gift of their beautiful innocence to all around
them.



With respect and love -

Patricia Stebbins

East Sandwich, MA




paste4l@comcast.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday, April 23,      2008 8:09 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Gari Normand

address: 4508 Cassin Drive Anchorage AK 99507

 907-563-6839




MESSAGE:

Congratulations Todd and Sarah on the new addition to your family, Trig Paxson Van Palin.



Todd I haven't seen you for years so I just had to say hello and congratulations. Say
"Hi" to your dad for me.



Gari Normand




normand@gci.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 9:01 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Cindy Hahn

 address : 1424 Marcelina Ave Torrance CA 90501




MESSAGE:

God bless you Governor Patint



cyndamarin@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Michelle A Fabrello (GOV)
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMailogov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 9:16 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. David Frankl

address: 10331 Stewart Dr. Eagle River AK 99577

 907.696.8517




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,




I trust that you and your expanding family are well.   I hope that all of you are getting
some sleep.  I hope that you will give consideration to the following re: the National Day
of Prayer.



I am writing to express my concern about the National Day of Prayer and the limitations on
who can participate in it.



When President Truman initiated a National Prayer Day in 1952, he intended for it to
embrace all Americans whatever their faith tradition. Now it appears that conservative
Christian evangelicals, led by Shirley Dobson (wife of James Dobson) and their
organization Focus on the Family, have taken over this event. Calling themselves the
National Day of Prayer Task Force, they are excluding Jews, Muslims, Catholics, Buddhists
and even mainline Christians from National Prayer Day events scheduled for May 1, 2008.



The National Day of Prayer Task Force requires volunteer coordinators to sign a pledge
stating: "I commit that NDP activities I serve with will be conducted solely by Christians
while those with differing beliefs are welcome to attend." The coordinators must also sign
a statement of faith which includes the following language: "I believe that the Holy Bible
is the inerrant Word of The Living God. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and
the only One by which I can obtain salvation and have an ongoing relationship with God."








 This clearly aligns a government-sponsored event with a particular Christian denomination,
 in violation of the basic provisions of the First Amendment to the Constitution,
 establishing the separation of church and state.



 I understand that you have not yet issued a proclamation calling for a National Day of
 Prayer on May 1. When you do so, I urge you to make sure that your proclamation calls for
 an inclusive national day of prayer, one that embraces every faith tradition, encourages
 clergy from diverse faith traditions to participate and truly reflects the best values in
 our nation.



 Sincerely yours,



 David Frankl,   MD, MPH




 frankls@mac.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state. ak.us]

 Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 11:16 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Ms. Mary Croffut

 address :   6951 Royal Court Anchorage AK 99502

  907-243-7454




 MESSAGE:

Dear Sarah,



Congratulations on Trig. You both are beautiful parents. Trig is very lucky to have both
of you and have a brother and sisters.



I was blessed with four children who are David, Tom, Mike, and John Paul. My girl came
between Mike and John Paul but she had Downs and did not make it to six months because she
had an extra chromosome. I stared at the paper when they gave it to me. Those three extra
xxx's killed me.   I counted the xxx's many times to make sure they were right on the
numbers.



You are doing wonderful things for our state. Keep your chin up. We will be praying for
you.  I watched you on TV at the Prayer Breakfast. You gave a touching speech. Fly on
that airplane anytime you want. Go girl!!!



If you need a babysitter I will help. Chuck (at Gladys Wood ) will vouch for my abilities.
He is a wonderful person and a great teacher!



Love and Prayers,

Mary Croffut








crowair@hotmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMailegov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 2:04 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Jon Reynolds

address: 548 Brandermill Road Evans GA 30809




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,




Recently on the Glenn Beck cable show, he talked about the addition of a son to your
family.  Just wanted to congratulate you and your husband on the wonderful and wondrous
gift God has put into your lives.



Ciao and God bless .. .Jon Reynolds



rwjonl@aol.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.usl

Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 2:53 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from : Ms. Juliet Van Scoyk

address :   10324 Vista Pines Loop Clermont       FL 34711




MESSAGE:

Congratulations to you and your family on the birth of your son! I have a nine month old
daughter who has Down Syndrome which we didn't know until she was born . We feel truly
blessed that she chose our family to be born into, as we do our older son. God bless you
and your family!  Juliet Van Scoyk



juliet.vanscoyk@vacationclub.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.usl

Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 3:37 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from : Ms. Cheri Huntington

address:   1335 Garland Road South Bend IN 46614

 574-360-1270




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,



Our family was so moved by your beautiful story as told by Glenn Beck on Wednesday
evening.  I was in the kitchen and did not hear Glenn's story, but afterwards, my husband
told me. I had to disappear into the living room of my home, lights off, to feel your
joy, and then my sorrow for the loss of my conjoint twins nearly 10 years ago.



I have great faith and God in my life. My husband, Tom, a physician does too, as do our
five children.  It was only through God's loving presence in my life, through the gift of
his Holy Spirit, that I was able to grieve and handle the pain. Many people in my life
without really knowing what to say, told me that the twin's        , half-way through my
pregnancy, was for the better. My friends from church understood how I felt though. With
God ALL things are possible. I missed the opportunity to share in the twins life and love
them, just as they were. I know that we will be re-united in heaven and will recognize
one another.



Last night I was so overwhelmed with emotion that you and your husband and family felt
just like we did and still do. That a baby is a beautiful and miraculous gift from God, to
be loved and nurtured. God bless you and your family. Your son is beautiful! We wish
you a lifetime of joy.



In Christ's love,









 Cheri Huntington




 jakescheriayahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 3:47 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. TRIG OLESON

address: 504 E 7TH ST EUDORA KS 66025

  785-542-3350




MESSAGE:

DEAR GOV. PALIN: CONGRATS ON THE BIRTH OF YOUR FIFTH CHILD, AND YOUR EXCELLENT CHOICE FOR
HIS FIRST NAME. I HAVE MET VERY FEW PEOPLE WITH THE FIRST NAME OF TRIG, IT IS VERY
SPECIAL. I WAS BORN ON 11/7/1951 IN LAWRENCE KS, AND WAS NAMED ALF TRIGVA HAUFF OLESON II
AFTER MY FATHER. I HAVE ALWAYS GONE BY TRIG, AND EVERYONE HAS ALWAYS CALLED ME TRIGGER. I
KNOW YOU ARE VERY BUSY, BUT I HOPE THIS E-MAIL PUTS A SMILE ON YOUR FACE. BEST OF LUCK TO
YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, AND IF YOU EVER COME THROUGH EUDORA KS, STOP BY AND LET ME MEET TRIG.
HAVE A GREAT DAY. TRIG OLESON 504 E 7TH ST EUDORA KS 66025 785-542-3350




trigger77@sunflower.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us]

 Sent:   Thursday, April 24,       2008 5:23 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from :     Mary Burkhart

address :   13436 County Road 17 Fort Morgan CO 80701




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on your new son!! I have a 14 year-old son with Down Syndrome and I LOVE
your perspective.  As you begin therapies and integrate them into your hectic schedule -
there will inevitably be times when you get discouraged. It's NORMAL to get frustrated,
but NEVER give up! Please don't make the mistake we did and focus so much on education
and therapy that his social life falls through the cracks. Kids need friends, peers are
critical to their happiness.  My son is happily looking forward to high school in August,
and is active in 4-H club activities and is the manager of his school football team. We
work hard to see that he is treated like his peers as much as possible. Again,
congratulations on your new baby. Keep your positive attitude and the sky's the limit!!!



Sincerely,



Mary



burkhart@kci.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMailgov.state.ak.us)

 Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 5:34 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




Web mail from:     Ms. Maureen Griffin

 address :   7 Hemlock Dr Enfield CT 06082

  (860) 253-9763




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the birth of your beloved son. May he and your entire family be
enveloped by God's loving care as you deal with any complications in his life. What a
blessing for you all to have each other. Our family will be keeping your family in our
prayers.



mdgriffin@cox.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 5:50 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Nicole Bishop

address :    2307 NE 33rd St. Cape Coral FL 33909

  239-574-1958




MESSAGE:

CONGRATULATIONS on the birth of your little boy. We are thrilled at the family's comments
about his birth. My husband and I are raising our 6 year old granddaughter Andrea who also
has Down Syndrome. Her Mother (our daughter) died almost 3 years ago so we have full
custody of her. Just in case you don't know, these are some of the most loving and
affectionate children and they add so much to your lives. You are in for a real treat. You
and your husband will face challenges with him that you have not had to face with your
other children, probably but you will also experience more joy than you ever thought
possible. We call them our "angels" and feel so blessed to have them on the earth with us.
With early intervention, it is amazing what these children can accomplish. I could go on
and on about them but I will just say again: CONGRATULATIONS and our best wishes for a
very long and rewarding life for all of you. Most sincerely, Andrea's grandma (but now
Mommy 1)



nbishop99@aol.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov. state .ak.us [mailto:webMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 5:57 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Katarina Lindberger

address :   Hultvagen 30, 184 44 Akersberga, Sweden OS 18444




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,




we would just like to send our warmest welcome to Trig and a big congratiolation to you
and your family. As you already know, you all have a wonderful time ahead of you, being a
parent and a sister/brother to this little boy.



We wish you all the best,



Katarina and Lars Lindberger

Proud parents of three beautiful boys



(the middle one, Jesper, is 8 yrs old and was born with Down Syndrome. Today he goes to
school, plays with his friends, knows the alphabet, can count to 100 and more , he writes,
he almost reads, he is a perfect child and a great joy to us! Just like his brothers
are.)



katarina@lindberger.se




                                                     I
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 6:46 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Susan Miller

address: 97-6 North Road Fremont NH 03044

  6036799854




MESSAGE:

I saw a piece that Glenn Back did about your family last night on TV. 20 years ago my
husband and I welcomed our sweet Brian into our lives. He too has Downs and yes, you ARE
truly blessed.  There has not been one day that has gone by that I haven't been truly
grateful and humbled by the gift God has given us.



It brought tears to my eyes to hear your press release and I wish much peace and happiness
for your family!



God Bless!



suemftp-inc.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 8:43 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Mr. Gene Deveney

 address: 118 Garden Street Hoboken NJ 07030

  201 6839495




 MESSAGE:

 Governor;

As a strong supporter and worker in the PRO LIFE MOVEMENT, I salute you.

 You are indeed a great example of honoring the sanctity of life.

 God bless you and your family especially your newborn.



yeneved@optonline.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.usl

Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 9:18 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Noel Diedrich

address: 2240 Hendry Place Maplewood MN 55117

 651-776-3436




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on your new baby. May you, your baby, and all your family be blessed
abundantly.   What a beautiful example you are for everyone. No one is perfect, we all
have defects of one kind or another. You have shown to everyone that each life is
precious.   God bless you,

Sincerely,

Noel A Diedrich




noel.diedrich@ co.ramsey.mn.us
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 9:28 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Susan and Bill Reynolds

address: 2720 VAn Buren St PO Box 994 Weedsport NY 13166




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,

We are from Upstate NY with great interests in Alaska's news.. .Our oldest/Faith is
stationed in Cordova as an officer on the USCGC Sycamore and our son/Graham graduates from
West Point next month to be an officer at Fort Wainwright.

Today we write b/c of our youngest daughter/Libby - who has severe cerebral
palsy... secondary to being a beautifully strong and talented 19yr old. To make a long
story short - Faith and Graham are doing so well b/c of the strength they have developed
thru their love of sister Libby. We feel your comment RE: Trig's birth ("We have faith
that every baby is created for good purpose and has potential to make this world a better
place. We are truly blessed.") was so powerful and will impact communities and support
families. in 19+yrs, we have never been so moved or inspired as your faithful and
refreshing comment has made us feel. No mission statement from any agency/school/advocacy
group... could of said it better than you have; we are 'family first' and 'child first'.
God Bless little Trig and his family. SIncerely. The Reynolds Family



bthedog@twcny.rr.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 10:20 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from:    Mr. James and Eva Norton

address :   2711 Twin Valley Rd. Troy MO 63379

  573-384-6155




MESSAGE:

May I congratulate you on the birth of your new blessing !  We heard of this on the Glenn
Beck show and are so impressed by your attitude about this child. The children with
Down's Syndrome are surely an added benefit to families , although this is not recognized
by the system.

May I say how glad we are to have a person with your values in a place of leadership. The
Republicans surely could use some more people of your persuasion. We will be praying for
you and yours.

Sincerely,

Mr. and Mrs. James Norton




maryah@windstream.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 11:18 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Ms. Kathaleen Hammons

 address: 22170 Panchoville Rd.-Jennings LA 70546

  337-277-5557




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Governor Palin, I am here now visiting your beautiful state, my husband and I will be
 moving here in July,(Company transfer) I want to congratulate you on your new little one,
 who is as you said "VERY SPECIAL." It was 47 years ago my mom, after having 7 children,
 was blessed one more time, this time with a "VERY SPECIAL" little lady named Ms. Eva, who
 is Downs also, she is the love of our lives. My Mom always told us the Lord only gives
 "SPECIAL CHILDREN" to "SPECIAL FAMILIES", she was right, her children know that it also
 took a "SPECIAL MOM" to help Ms. Eva thru life. There were many challenges my parents
 faced with her, but I know they would not change a thing they did to help Ms. Eva become
 the sweet caring young lady she is today. Today, my Dad & Ms. Eva help care for my
 "SPECIAL MOM" who is 88 yrs old, & bedridden, she sometimes forgets what day it is, where
 she is & sometimes mistake her children for her siblings, but she always recognizes, Ms.
 Eva.  As my "SPECIAL MOM" wo

uld say "HE" saved the BEST for last, that "HE" did. Your children may want to read a
book, my children read called, "The Man Who Loved Clowns" By June Rae Wood. Feel Blessed
for your "SPECIAL CHILD" & May you enjoy him, for he will Love like no other child. God
Bless you and your family. I Thank You for your time. Kathaleen Lopez Hammons



 lucy57@live.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state. ak.us        (mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak.us]

Sent: Thursday, April 24,         2008 11:55 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. John Goodrich

address: P.O. Box 355 Mystic CT 06355

 860 441-3643     or 860 536-9950




MESSAGE:

   You have my profound respect and admiration for your poignant words concerning the
birth of your fifth child with Down syndrome. I have a daughter with the same handicap who
is now 32 years old. I was thrilled to hear Glenn Beck's comments and richly deserved
praise for you on his TV program. I only wish we' had a governor like you here in
Connecticut! Every resident of Alaska can be justifiably proud. May God bless you always.



jcgoodrich@comcast.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMailogov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMailegov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 11:47 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. David Luke

address : 1332 Pavoreal San Clemente CA 92673




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the birth of your fifth childl Our family's fifth is due in June. It
was so refreshing and uplifting to read your statements in the press about welcoming Trig
as the blessing that he isl Thank you for reminding people throughout the country and the
world that all life is truly sacred. May God bless you and your family!




david-luke@armtech.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From : WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent : Thursday, April 24, 2008 11:36 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Karen Carr

address: 225 Winona ST N.E. Chatfield MN 55923

  507-867-3961




MESSAGE:

CONGRATULATIONS, Gov. Palin:



Welcome to the wonderful community of Down Syndrome. You truly have been blessed. My Jaime
is, now, seven. She is our sixth child. At 45, I was the "poster child" for the older
mother who had a baby with Down's. It's a club we don't volunteer for beforehand... but
once you're there you become grateful for being chosen!



As you already know all children have challenges. None of my other children, aged 22-10
years, looks like they'll be rocket scientists either :)



Jaime is a sweet natured girl who has made us better people without speaking a word. if I
had a pill, today, to take away the Downs ...I would not! It is a part of the essence of
who she is. Yes, there were tears in the beginning. At six months I was nursing her. I
burst out laughing. Looking down into her face, I couldn't believe I had been so silly to
be afraid of how she would change our lives.



You will be amazed that your life will actually become better after Downs . WELCOME!



If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.










Sincerely,

Karen Carr



And if you ever need my pro-life vote I'm there for you!



K2Carr@earthlink.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 1:21 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from :    David McWilliams

address :   419 N 14th St Lebanon PA 17046

 717-503-4921




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the birth of your son, Trig Paxson.



davidbmac@deboor.biz
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 1:21 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject; Other



 web mail from: Ms. Suzie Smith

 address: 4305 S. Albright Dr Holladay UT 84124

  801-272-7065




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Governor Palin,

 Hi, I am Suzie Smith, the state president of the Utah Down Syndrome Foundation.

 I was just sent an email stating that you had recently given birth to son with Down
 syndrome. First, I would like to say congratulations on the birth of your child. Second, I
 would like to offer you one of our Utah Down Syndrome Foundation Newborn Booklets. I don't
 know if Alaska has a support group with a booklet like ours. I know I have sent our's as
 far as Japan.

 You can learn more about our organization at www.udsf.org. Please feel free to contact me
 at either mom24-7@comcast.net or suzie@udsf.org.

 We have a poster that states "A baby first..." Enjoy your new son he has just opened up a
 whole new world for you and your family!

 Sincerely,

 Suzie Smith

 State President

 Utah Down Syndrome Foundation

 P.O. Box 675

 Salt Lake City,    UT 84110

 877-499-UDSF

 801-446-1994








www.udsf.org



 mom24-7@comcast.net




                                   C
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 2:18 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Jennifer Dailey

address: 1220 Glacier Ave Juneau AK 99801




MESSAGE:

So is our Governor Palin really considering to go on the presidential ticket?

I'm not to sure that'll be a very good idea , i think Alaska isan't ready for too quick of
a change in leadership from palin to parnell. alaska is still recovering from the drastic
cuts and direction from its previous Governor. i think in leadership positions it is
better to finish a job before taking on a new one unless that person can put in an eqeal
amount of time into both.



kitten-1220@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Anna C Kim
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 2:41 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




Web mail from: Glenna DuFresne

 address :   POBox 347 Glennallen AK 99588




MESSAGE:

We extend prayers and best wishes upon the birth of your newest son, Trig (a good
Scandinavian name :-)  It was great to see him on the news last night (april 23). He is a
cutie.  We really appreciate your devotion to him and your willingness to commit to him
and his needs (not that you wouldn't). In this day and age, it isn't always so. Be
assured of our prayers for you and Todd during the years to come.



A comment on the Juneau power disaster - if the loss of Juneau's hydro is declared a
disater, what does that say about the rest of Alaska where the high costs of diesel
generated power are an everyday occurance? in Glennallen we pay much more in fuel
surcharge than we do for the power itself. I know .... we choose to live here, but .....



 Glenna DuFresne , an Alaskan since 1950



 dufoglennallenak.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@ gov.state . ak.us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state.ak.us]

 Sent: Thursday, April 24,         2008 4:48 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Ms. tammy Swofford

 address: 1811 Pilgrim Drive Irving TX 75061

  972-253-6157




 MESSAGE:

Congratulations to the Palin family on the birth of a beautiful son!



My guest commentator (Blackfoot) is back on the blog with the story.



As an aside, the first comment out of the chute is from my own brother John. He was born
with severe cerebral palsy and has spent his life in a wheelchair.



Sadly, he is now struggling with a brain tumor that is also destroying the poor sight
which he already had. But amazingly, he has had a wonderful life with a strong supportive
family system to cheer him on. To say that I am a nurse today because of him, is a
distinct understatement. What I learned of compassion, loving and caring, came from having
John as part of our. family structure when I was in my formative years.



Along with the challenges, the Palin family will surely find their own lives enriched
beyond measure as they laugh, cry and explore life, with Trig.



Best regards,

Tammy Swofford

www.tammyswofford.blogspot.com








  tammyswofford@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 4:39 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Lois Simenson

address: 9524 Noak Circle Eagle River AX 99577

 907-696-4502




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,

Congratulations on the birth of your new son, Trig! You are awesome and will forever be
.my role model. I've supported everything you have done since taking office...I work in oil
and gas for the Dept of interior, and follow things closely. The thing that I admire most
 is your commitment and dedication to Alaska. You are focused, know what is best for our
 state and all of us who are privileged to live here. The other thing I love about you is
you take time out for us "ordinary" people (I shook your hand in Sullivan's in Anch one
day during your campaign). Even though you were on a hectic schedule, you took the time
 to talk to us and listen to ur concerns. I'll never forget that.. I read a wonderful
article about you in the Arizona Republic that was so positive about what you've done for
Alaska.   Please don't pay attention to criticisms in the "Daily Snooze," Fagan's show (why
he's on the air is beyond me) or any other media .  You are on the right course and your
unwavering convict

ion and passion for what you do is unsurpassed.     Please , Sarah, never lose your
passion . . .so many people lose it along the way...and please don't let the Washington crowd
entice you away from us. We need you more than we've ever needed anyone before... If Jay
Hammond were here he'd be so proud, supportive & blown away by you. You GO GIRL!!!       Our
best to you & your family. Please enjoy your beautiful new baby boy, and watch out for
that exhaustion factor.     You're incredible.  Thank you for all you do. Thank you for
being so positive in such a difficult, cynical world. The motto around our house is, "If
Sarah can do it, we can do it!"

Lois Simenson



simenson@gci.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMailegov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 5:10 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Jack LaMar

address : 6442 Harrison Pike Chattanooga TN 37416

 423-595-6256



MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the birth of Trig. We have a son who had Down Syndrome and passed away
June 2, 2007 with a rare strep infection.  He was 21 years old and the absolute joy of our
lives.  He worked as an assistant at Silverdale Baptist Academy and influenced more
children and adults than I thought possible. Forget all the stereotypes. The sky is the
limit.  Our son, Ryan, was more like Jesus than any person I have ever known but we still
had many challenges and adventures that we miss dearly. We grieve deeply at our loss but
rejoice with your gain and we grieve with hope - the hope and assurance we will see him
soon. God used ryan greatly and my wife and I pray that God will use Trig in a great and
wonderful way.



God Bless,

Jack & Charlene LaMar Psalm 139: 13-16



jacklamar@mac.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 6:02 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Ms. Brandi Volpe

 address: 2223 Lindmont Ave Pensacola FL 32504




 MESSAGE:

 Congratulations on your new baby!  I read the story online and later saw Glenn Miller
 speaking of you and and your husband . I think the both of you are amazing for "feeling
 blessed and chosen by God."



 I wish you and your family many blessings.



Warmest Regards,



Brandi Volpe



horatiodante@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 9:23 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Christopher Martin

address: 258 6th St Idaho Falls ID 83401

  (208) 709-5694



MESSAGE:

Governor Palin,




Way to go with your 5th. I heard on a radio station how you're pro-life and you've
"preached" that to others. That's right - they're all blessings and they're here for
great reasons!!!!!!!!



God bless you and your family!!!!!!!!!!!



Chris



coloradosnowman@hotmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.usl

Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 9:55 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Ruth D\'Amico

address: P.O. Box 223, 28227 Upper Trail Court Moose Pass AK 99631

  907-288-5714




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on your new son... I just wanted to send you a note to let you know what a
wonderful journey you are going to be on having a child with Down Syndrome. I have a
niece with Down Syndrome and she is the joy of our lives. She is so full of love and
happiness as is typical. You are truly blessed. Congratulations again.

Ruth



rldamico@arctic.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 10:40 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Patty Luckhurst

address: Box 514 Dillingham AK 99576

 907-842-5167




MESSAGE :

Governor Palin, Todd, and family



Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby boy!



Vince and I know that he is truly a blessed little fellow, joining such a wonderful
family. with three big sisters and brother to help you and Todd guide him along his way,
he's sure to have a wonderful life.



We just became grandparents for the first time on April 1st to Bailee Angelina Olson
(Vince had to have pictures brought to him from Anchorage to share with friends, including
Blanche and Josie!), and parents again on April 21st, with the adoption of Earl Tilden, a
great young man we've had in foster care since he was 6 years old. He comes to us with
challenges, but we also feel fortunate to be able to add him to our family.



You're great roll models for busy parents and an absolutely awesome Governor!



Thank you for all you do for your family and all Alaskans



Patty Luckhurst and Family








pvluck@nushtel.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From : WebMail @gov. state . ak.us   [mailto: WebMail@gov . state . ak.us]

Sent :   Friday, April 25,   2008 2:17 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Marietta Reid

address: 7876 W. Vecera Dr. Wasilla AK 99654

 907-357-4660




MESSAGE:

Dear Palin Family,



I regret that I had accidentally deleted Gramma Sally's email response to me, and I did so
want to thank her for the nice email in return. I just wanted to say that we are so lucky
to have such a great resource in the Valley for our special Angels. ILP, Infant Learning
Program.   I know Trig is so loved right now and he will gain so much from that love. this
program is wonderful and has so many resources for each family with their Angels. I wanted
to say that my son Bobby Reid, was riding a snow machine with Todd quite a few years ago
and Bobby hit a snow berm and he went sailing into the air. I am sure Todd remembers that
day as he told me that he never saw anyone fly so high into the air on a snow machine by
accident!   I was of course scared but Todd said Bobby was ok. Well as a parent I never
forgot that reassuring statement. He had a huge lump on his head and a concussion but he
was ok.   It's those things that I am grateful for that someone took the time to reassure a
worried mom.

I know from contact with these children in.the education system that Trig will be ok. All
of the families in the Valley will make sure that he will get what is needed as far as
support and love. Sarah and Todd are so special and God has blessed them because he knew
Trig is special too!



Thank you for the response and Thank you Sarah and Todd for caring about the people of the
Valley!



Sincerely,    Marietta Reid









mreidrb98@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 6:31 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from : Ms. Serena Conn

address :   805 Eaton Ave. Hamilton OH 45013

  513-275-3973




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the birth of your little boy! I have three sons, two of whom are
special needs.  My children are 25, 17, and 12. My 17 year-old has autism and is severely
mentally retarded and my 12 year-old has cerebral palsy and is also severely mentally
retarded.



These boys bring special challenges but they also bring special joys. They,are the loves
of my life. I could not imagine my life without them, nor could I imagine them being any
way other than the way God made them.



I can only hope your family is as blessed by your son with the same love and joy our boys
have brought to our home.



On behalf of all families with special needs children, I thank you and your husband for
publicly welcoming your little boy with open arms and open hearts. What a wonderful
example you've set for other parents who may be faced with the same challenges with which
you've been faced during this pregnancy. You're an inspiration to us all!



Again, congratulations!



serenahoward@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 7:41 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Jim Hargrave

address: 1624 E. Oak Rd. Queen Creek AZ 85240




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor or should I say proud new Mom..

I recently read a story regarding the birth of your son and your joy in knowing you have
been given one of Gods greatest gift.

  My wife and I were blessed with a baby Girl last year with Down Syndrome. I remember
when she was born my wife and I had many of the same feelings racing through us. It took
me about 15 minutes in the nursery with her looking for frailities or any other things
thatmay appear to be wrong. It was at that moment that I was given a strong prompting
which I believe came from God himself. The voice I heard said "you do not realize what you
have here", "this child will bless you and your family in ways that only she can", "Your
other children will be blessed because of her".

  In the past year We have realized these blessings as we have seen the joy a child with
DS can bring into a family. She has taught us so much about love and innocence. She has
taught us that no matter what you face in life you can be as happy as you choose to be.

    I now know without a doubt that our family needed Rebekah more than she needed us. We
are truly blessed because of her.

   If only all of us were capable of having the unconditional love these choice children
have there would be no wars or crime.

   Again I want to congratulate you and your family on the birth of your baby and thank
you for giving such a candid interview about such a private matter.

Jim Hargrave

Queen Creek AZ











jhargravelO@cox.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 8:23 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Jeannine DeGeorges

address: 90 Walsh Lane Westbury NY 11590

 516-334-2523




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin-




I just read about the birth of your new son, Trig, and I wanted to congratulate you and
your husband and older children. Thank you for being a powerful witness to the truth that
each child is precious and a gift to our world.



Sincerely,

Jeannine DeGeorges




jmedll7l@aol.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 10:34 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Susie Puckett

address: 251 W Fry Creek Rd Sagle ID 83860

  208-263-6792




MESSAGE:

Just a note to congratulate you on the birth of sweet, baby Trig. God bless your family.
How blessed little Trig is to be born into a very special family. You are doing a
wonderful job and admire you so much Sarah. Your dad was my 7th grade science teacher here
in Sandpoint. You have much strength from your family roots and it shows. Blessings to
all!




rpuckett@televar.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Friday,' April 25, 2008 10:31 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Liz Shrauger

address: 1748 Garden View Court Zeeland MI 49464




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the birth of Trig! I have a bio son, 6 1/2 who has Down syndrome, and
2 years ago we adopted a then almost 7 year old with Down syndrome from Hong Kong! You
will have so many joys in your life with Trig, and you wouldn't choose to have him any
other way!  The people who express sympathy are ignorant because they lack information on
Down syndrome.  Shame on them. I wish you the best of health and happiness for Trig!

Sincerely,

Liz Shrauger



eshrauger@wwnj.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From :   WebMail@gov. state . ak.us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak.us)

Sent: Friday, April 25,       2008 10:39 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Peggy Lynch

address: 8306 142 avs NE Redmond WA 98052

 425-241-5985




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,

My sincere congratulations on the birth of your son. I appreciate your warm and loving
comments about being truly blessed to have him in your life. I too feel extremely blessed
that I am able to work with students with Developmental Disabilities in the last three
years of their schooling. I feel strongly they have so much to give, and over the years
they have taught me more than I have ever taught them. My students are exceptional
workers who have incredibly positive attitudes about themselves and others. They are
determined, committed workers who want to please their bosses and co-workers. They are
willing to work for long hours at tasks that many people find beneath them, and do it with
a smile and an attitude that often amazes me . This year I have seven students who are
graduating and going out into the work world. 100% of these students will all have jobs
that they go to every day and are thankful for it. They are happy with themselves and
still love their parents and tea

chers and always will. They contribute to the world around them with their giving nature
and try 100's at anything they do. What other teacher can say that about their graduating
students?  I am the luckiest teacher in the world. They make my job easy and fun each and
everyday.

You are right-you are blessed, not just for having your son, but for being given the
ability to see him for what he truly is, a gift from God. I wish that all people could be
so blessed.

Thank you for sharing your feeling with the world. I know that God will continue to bless
you and your family now and in the years ahead.

Sincerely,

Peggy Lynch









lynchp@bsd405.org
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 1:43 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Tim Nor5man

address :   1015 Sleepy.Hollow Dr N Irivng TX 75061




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on your new baby!

Not too many people know it, but the world needs more children with that extra chromosome
- I know we have five daughters and #4 has Down ' s Syndrome . We love her immensely! So
again , congratulations!



timsbrush@verizon.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 1:31 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




web mail from: Ms. Julie Rodgers

 address: 5885 w morraine ave littleton CO 80128




 MESSAGE:

 I wanted to congratulate you on the birth of your baby Trig. What a cute name! I just
 had to write you and thank you for your wonderful words and attitude on having a child
 with Down syndrome.  My son with Down syndrome is now 6 and we are thrilled with him.
 Its hard to find positive things being said about having children with Down syndrome and
 want to thank you for being willing to share.

 Congratulations and Thank you.

 Julie Rodgers

 Littleton, CO




 juliearodgers@hotmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 2:10 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Jeanette Bening

address :   38 Century Ave SE Hutchinson MN 55350




MESSAGE:

God bless you for your support of 'life' for all babies, God's great miracles. So few
lead by example as well as words. God truly has his hand on you and your family.

May. the Lord bless you and keep you, may His face shine upon you and cover you with His
grace.

Jeanette Bening




jeanettebening@mchsi.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state. ak.us]

Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 2:39 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Barbara Bell

address: 11 Beach Drive Medford Lakes NJ 08055




MESSAGE:

Gov. Palin,

From one mother of five to another, God Bless You! You are awesome .....I pray that McCain
picks you for V.P. He should be so lucky to have someone like you at his side! Keep the
faith, and keep up the good work. In Christ, Barbara Bell



barbarabell2@verizon.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 4:42 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Sandra(Sandy) Gross

address: 502 Westchester Dr. High Point NC 27262

  336-847-1548




MESSAGE:

Dear Sarah,

My name is Sandy Gross and I live in NC. I read about your family's new addition and I am
delighted to hear what you have said about your new son .  My husband, Bob, and I have dear
friends that have a son with down' s syndrome and Nathan is about the sweetest child
around.  He is loving and always with a smile on his little face.

God Bless you and your husband for choosing life and the wonderful way God works in our
lives with everyone as precious.

Your state is very blessed to have you as Governor.

In Him,

Sandy



InHimIs@gmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 4:40 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Brenda Havard

address: 891 Dean Turner Rd Leakesville MS 39451




MESSAGE:

Just want to say "Go Gov". Just read the article about you giving birth to Trig, knowing
he had down's syndrome before he was born. I praise God for you being strong enough to
take the public stand as a govenment official that you have. What a shame that human life
has so little value to so many in this country. Shame on us as a nation, but God bless
you, and may you keep on in His strength.



Your friend and sister in Christ,

Brenda Havard



brendann@tds.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 4:35 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Kenneth and Lynn Grove

address: 12794 Samuel Drive Mantua OH 44255

 330.562.1457




MESSAGE:

CONGRADULATIONS OF THE BIRTH OF YOUR SON TRIG!   WE THANK THE LORD GOD FOR YOUR WONDERFUL
COMMENTS WELCOMING HIM INTO YOUR FAMILY! WE HAVE A DAUGHTER NAMED LAUREN JOY, SHE HAS DOWN
SYNDROME AND SHE AND HER SISTER CARA ARE THE JOY OF OUR LIVES!

JUST WAIT AND SEE WHAT OUR LORD IS GOING TO DO IN YOUR LIFE WITH ALL YOUR CHILDREN.




LOVE AND PEACE IN JESUS CHRIST,




KENNY AND LYNN GROVE




guildbrother@netzero.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 3:49 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Barbara E Cardella

address: 102 Windy Hill Road Greenwich NY 12306

 518-695-4568




MESSAGE:

Congratulations and God's greatest blessings to you and your family on the birth of your
new baby boy! I'm quite impressed (in this day and age) in your pre-knowledge and decision
to have Trig. Apparently you feel as I, no other decision is a consideration!



"Rumor" has it that you could be the VP choice for McCain --- and if that has merit, let
it be known you have our vote!! (How smart that would be of McCain to choose YOU --- and
what a plus for his campaign!)I do hope it's true!




I am the proud mother of two beloved sons, the oldest of which has a charming personality,
an engaging smile, a terrific sense of humor, three jobs (including public speaking), ...
and Down syndrome. Our own experience has been positive and we wouldn't trade him for
anything! As Michael says in one of his speeches, "God Don't Make Junk!"

Michael will soon be 30 years old, and it' s been a wonderful and blessed 30 years!



The National Down Syndrome Congress conference is in Boston this year (July) and Michael
and I will be presenting a workshop there . I know Alaska is a distance , and of course you
have a very demanding job, but it would be good for you and your family to try to attend,
and/or join a support group locally to get lots of information / education. There is so much
to learn.












Nevertheless, never allow Trig to be segregated in his education; he should be WITH
nondisabled peers always! Having older siblings will be a tremendous benefit for him and
will naturally afford a wealth of learning and social interaction. Incidentally, just
because Trig has DS doesn't mean he will definitely need a lot of interventions (PT, OT,
etc.). My son only had speech therapy regularly as he has good physical strenth and tone.
Most beneficial "early intervention" will be the attention he gets from his family.




This is the account/testimony (written 9 years ago)I think you'll enjoy. If you're ever in
the eastern part of the country, I would consider it an honor for you to come visit us in
upstate New York! (It might be a pleasant change for you to stay in our rural home and
area.) You would LOVE to meet Michael! He has done keynotes in several places, including
Guatemala. People/parents love him! He's an amazing guy! I do hope to hear back from you,
though I can appreciate your demanding schedule. God bless you all!



The year was 1978. My husband, Santino, and I had been married a year and a half and were
expecting our first child. The pregnancy was going well and life was good . I remember
telling my aunt how fortunate we were as a family and how amazing it was that even though
our family was so large, we had been spared from heartache and tragedy. We had no untimely
deaths or disasters ; we were so blessed.



Sunday, April 16th was my due date and Sandy and I went to church as usual. Though I was
certainly big enough to deliver a house, there was, as yet, no labor activity. I was
anxiously excited and feeling fine. The message preached that day by our pastor, Tom
Bowden , will remain in my heart and mind forever . It was a sermon on the grace of God
oftentimes being more significant and glorious than healing . He referenced Paul ' s thorn in
the flesh (eyesight) and how Paul had learned the power of God's grace.



 "Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me.
And He said to me , " My grace is sufficient for you , for My strength is       made perfect
in weakness ." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities , that the power
of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities , in reproaches, in
needs , in persecutions , in distresses , for Christ's sake . For when I am weak , then I am
strong."

2 Cor.   12:8-10




I remember holding and storing this truth in my heart, as if I might need it at a later
time . I had not imagined how soon that day would come. Eleven days later , after a long and
difficult delivery , our son , Michael, was born . He was a strapping boy: 9 pounds 7 ounces!
We were so thrilled; I had so wanted my first child to be a son so our future children
would have a big brother. My parents were especially ecstatic because this was their first
grandchild (named after my father and brothers), and they had longed to be grandparents.
It was well after midnight when we all finally got to sleep exhausted.



Early the next morning (about 6 AM) the pediatrician came to my room. She had first called
Sandy to inform him that she suspected our baby might have Down syndrome, and she wanted
him to tell me. Sandy knew the implication, thanked her for calling, and after whispering.
"Lord, I leave it in Your hands," returned to bed. The doctor no doubt felt he was "unable
to handle the information " and decided to tell me herself . I was not familiar with the
term and the doctor told me if Mike did have it , he would be " slow ." I was not shaken and
remained confident, knowing that the Lord could do anything. Having a child that was
"slower" than I might have expected was certainly not a tragedy to me.









  A nurse came into my room right after the doctor left with my beautiful, big baby in her
  arms, and I innocently asked her what she knew about Down syndrome. That's when the roof
  caved in. She told me, "He'll never be an engineer; you can institutionalize him." (Later,
  when told of this, my brother Mickey retorted, "Well, we know he can be a nurse!) I sat
  up, shocked and horrified as she proceeded to paint the most horrible picture of a
  vegetable that was to have been our son. Without taking a breath she blurted, "He'll never
  walk, talk or know you. He will always be sick. He will need constant care," and on and
  on. I tried to hide my terror and fear. "Lord, I take it back: this is not what I meant
  when I thought, `Together we can handle this, " The nurse left and returned with a book
  she said I should read. I later learned it was "standard issue" and was burned into the
  memories and minds of many new parents. It consisted of accounts and pictures of
  institutionalized people with Down

  syndrome; their demeanors (and lives) were pathetic. Now I cried. Holding what seemed to
  be an otherwise beautiful, healthy baby, I prayed for God to help me. I asked for wisdom;
  I asked for grace.



  One thing broke my heart: I wept, begging God to let this child have enough mental (and
  spiritual) "ability" to know Him. That's all I wanted: that my child could and would know
  and love Jesus. At that moment I felt the presence of the Lord so intensely. I knew He
  heard my prayer and He was pleased with the request. I felt like Solomon-I believe I had
  touched the Lord in faith and could have asked anything. I asked the thing that pleased
  God. It never occurred to me (or my husband) to ask God to remove or heal the syndrome; we
  knew the Lord had brought this baby into our lives. This was not an accident; he was not a
  mistake. (I knew God had a plan and I wanted "in" on it.)



  It was then the Lord brought to mind Bro. Tom's sermon. Yes, that was the key.
  Understanding flooded my heart: God's grace in Michael's life would bring the Lord more
  glory than healing him of Down syndrome could. Michael's life would glorify Jesus. The
  years and events that followed have borne out that truth. The doctors said he would not
  live past age two with the severity of his congenital heart defect. Our God does miracles;
  nothing is too great for Him! We just need to seek and know His will and pray according to
  it. We prayed for this healing and his heart was miraculously healed, to the amazement of
  the doctors.



  Throughout the years the Lord has faithfully touched and healed our son of so many
   (sometimes lifethreatening) illnesses. Jesus even healed and opened his ear canals (1992)
  right before he was to have a very painful and extensive reconstructive surgery. The
  doctor was astounded and had no medical explanation, but we all knew it was a miracle by
  Jesus: especially Michael. We have no fear or anxiety over his future; he's in the Lord's
  hands. Mike has a tremendous faith in God along with an incredible understanding of
  spiritual things. In the spirit he has no disability; in fact, he's gifted and talented. I
  don't know exactly when Michael was filled with the baptism of the Holy Ghost, evidenced
  by speaking in tongues; he seemed to have it ever since he was able to speak. He's always
  loved to be in the presence of God and going to church. to worship the Lord is his favorite
  thing to do. When he was thirteen he chose to be waterbaptized in Jesus' Name for the
  remission of sins (Acts 2:38) -

   it had meaning for him. The Lord is so faithful.



   "But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God has
  chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty ..."

  1 Cor. 1:27











  Because of Michael ' s faith and fervor for the Lord, he can (and does ) say profound things
  to many people about the Lord. He "preaches" the gospel with his life, and can do it
  without offending. He has spoken truths to our extended family and prayed for them with
  power and anointing and the Lord has answered his prayers . He is able to just speak the
  truth lovingly (without premeditation or motive) - things I would hardly dare to say.



  Michael is now twenty-one years old and he has been such a blessing to us and those who
  know him. He is a true "big brother " to our fourteen - year - old Daniel , who looks up to Mike
  in many ways . Dan loves and respects his brother for his many accomplishments and his
  loving heart. Mike cares about people and comforts those who are hurting . He has childlike
  faith and loves God with all his heart , soul , mind and strength . Through him we, like
  Paul , have all learned that God's grace is truly sufficient for us ; His strength is made
  perfect in weakness . That scripture ( 2 Cor . 12:9-10 ) has become Mike ' s own personal
  testimony ; he shares it with many people and also read it at his high school graduation
  banquet. I know in the end Jesus will say to Mike , " Well done , good and faithful servant;
  you were faithful over a few things. I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into
  the joy of your Lord" (Matthew 25:21). we are so thankful for his life; we are so grateful
  to the Lord!




  We pray this testimony has blessed you and perhaps even given you a renewed thankfulness
  for the gifts the Lord has given you. "To whom much is given , much is required" (Luke
  12:48 ) -- we hope you will not waste them.

  with love, Barbara , Sandy & Michael Cardella (1999)



  e-mail address: BarbCardella@gmail.com




  BarbCardella@gmail.com




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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 4:56 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Larin R. Kerr

address: 375 Blackstone Court Port Orchard WA 98366




MESSAGE:

CONGRATULATIONS on the birth of your 5th child, Trig Paxson Van Patin! My appreciation
for your firm stand and wonderful example in living your belief in the right to life stirs
my heart and prayers for you and your family. May you know God's blessings in the midst
of your opportunities and challenges in living according to your convictions and trust in
God.  May Trig bring you "true" joy and in many ways a wonderful "brave victory"!

And I must add: May your term(s) as Govenor add to your satisfaction of being ethical and
a person of integrity!

Blessings ,   strength, and joy,

Rev. Larin R. Kerr

Missionary Emeritus

 Port Orchard, WA




thefirstlarin@earthlilnk.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
cc: dkerr@coeur.com, shaw.hanh@epa.gov, thenderson@coeur.com
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.usl

 Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 4:57 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




Web mail from:     Ed Carrick

 address :   1060 Independence Court Alabaster AK 35007




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Governor Palin,




 Just wanted to say congratulations on the arrival of your new son, Trig.                  May God bless
 you and your family with the joy and graces you so richly deserve.



 In the recent words of Pope Benedict "...each of us is willed, each of us is loved, and
 each of us is necessary ..It




 Your shining career and example bring hope to many of us in our country who are
 overwhelmed by its current direction.



 Thank you and God be with you,



 Ed Carrick

 Alabaster, Alabama



 carricke@bellsouth.net









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     From :    Dan Kelly [DKELLY@amt.lynden.com]
    Sent:      Friday, April 25, 2008 5:11 PM
    To:        pgriffin@fs.fed.us
    Cc:        thenderson@coeur.com; dkerr@coeur.com; shaw.hanh@epa.gov;
               Victor.0.Ross@poaO2.usace.army.mil; Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored); Balash; Joseph R
               (GOV); Hartig; Lawrence L (DEC); Easton; Dan (DEC); Irwin; Tom E (DNR); Crafford; Thomas C
               (DNR); Kate_Williams@stevens.senate.gov; Nathan Bergerbest@murkowski.senate.gov;
               Kevin.V.Kennedy@mail.house.gov; Connie _McKenzie@stevens.senate. gov; jtrigg@coeur.com
    Subject: Comments on U.S. Forest Service SIR on Modified Plan of Operations for the Kensington Gold Project
    Mr. Pete Griffin, District Ranger
    Alaska Region - Tongass National Forest
    Juneau Ranger District
    8510 Mendenhall Loop Road
    Juneau, AK 99801

    Dear Mr. Griffin:

    I am writing in support of the new SIR prepared for the paste tailings change at Kensington which meets
    all NEPA requirements . No new SEIS or EA should be necessary , given the analysis provided in the SIR
    and three previous EIS 's, supported by over 1000 studies and $35 million in environmental baseline
    engineering and design studies.

    The PTF will use the existing National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) outfall previously
    permitted after a NEPA analysis. The PTF will also use the existing water treatment facility which has
    been shown to be effective in meeting state and federal water quality standards.

    The Sierra Club, Southeast Alaska Conservation Council and Lynn Canal Conservation supported taking
    the paste option forward as a better environmental alternative than the DTF . Paste tailings require less
    space and allow for enhanced water recovery , reducing water consumption . In addition , all contact water
    will be recycled or treated and will meet EPA's zero discharge requirement . The PTF berm will only be 85
    ft. high , as compared to the dry stack at 220 ft. high. The closure/reclamation strategy is simple and
    straight-forward , and there are no long-term water treatment requirements for the encapsulated tailings.

    I support the proposed move to Yankee Cove for transportation of workers , a fully permitted privately-
    owned facility , which eliminates the opposition of. the Conservation Groups (SEACC , Sierra Club and
    Lynn Canal Conservation ) to the Cascade Point facility . The move does not otherwise substantially
    change the transportation effects studied in the 2004 SEIS.

    The Kensington project is very important to the economy and future of Southeast Alaska and I am
    confident that the SIR process provides the environmental analysis to allow Coeur to proceed with this
    plan and the opportunity for open comment on this SIR enables involvement by public as required by the
    Conservation Groups.


    Dan Kelly
    PO Box 8885
    Ketchikan , Alaska 99901




    10/22/2009
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 6:29 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Karen Beaty

address: 1605 Erin Drive Normal IL 61761

  309.212.7283




MESSAGE:

Thank you for giving birth to your son - and for standing up for what is right! May God
continue to bless you and your husband, Trig and your other children!



Karen Beaty




MomBeaty@gmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:webMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 7:29 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Cindy Northon

address: 1026 Progress St. Apt. B405 Pittsburgh PA 15212




MESSAGE:

Governor,




Congratulations on the birth of your dear son! What a wonderful occasion! Thank you too
for being a proponent for the dignity of every human life. God bless you and your family.



Kind regards,

Cindy Northon, Esq.



cindy.northon@gmail.com
    

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from: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us]
to: Spencer, Kari L (GOV)
cc: Janice L Mason
      From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us]

Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 7:34 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Ronald Inouye

address :   3036 Riverview Dr. Fairbanks AK 99709




MESSAGE:

Governor Palin -- Congratulations on the arrival of your new son!!



Thank you for allocating funds for the planning and design of the proposed State Library,
Archives and Museum facility, and I urge the full $7.5 million included in SB221 be
appropriated.  The Territorial and State's historical and cultural treasures a




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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 7:46 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Lorrie Johnson

address: 773 N. 21st Avenue Brighton CO 80601




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor:




Thank you so very much and God bless you and your family for living out the values you
espouse.



Lorrie D. Johnson




lordj@4dv.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 7:31 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Stephen Zawkiewicz

address: 1323 Bernardo Ct. NE Albuquerque NM 87113




MESSAGE:

I just read about you and Trig on the Family Research Council's email newsletter. May God
continue to bless you and your family.



stephenz@integrity.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:webMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 8:01 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. steve pasko

address: 402 gresham ct bel air MD 21014

 4106388889




MESSAGE:

Dear Gov. Palin,

I respect your brave and honorable decision to allow Trig to be born. My wife and I faced
a similar situation 15 years ago when prenatal genetic testing determined our daughter,
Faith, would have Down Syndrome.  She has brought untold joy into our lives, and now out
other daughter, 24, works at Johns Hopkins Hospital with people with developmntal
disabilities.  My wife volunteers at Capernaum Ministries, a Christian organization
devoted to bringing happiness to children with disabilities. In other words, Trig will
change your life for the better. May God bless your decision to do the right thing.

Sincerely,

Steve Pasko




stevepasko@comcast.net




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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state. ak.us      [mailto: WebMail@gov . state . ak.us]

Sent: Friday, April 25,     2008 8:10 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Susan Vincent

address: 1335 Wigeon Drive Corona CA 92882




MESSAGE:

Thank you for your fortitude in fighting for the rights of unborn children. Thank you
especially for the example you've set for those who might hesitate to bring to life a
child with special needs. God has greatly blessed you with your son Trig. Babies are
such a wonderful gift. They are an example of God's great love for us and of His trust in
us to raise those children according to His word.

When I was young I was very selfish, thinking only of myself. I was single and, I
thought, an independent woman. I made the horrible mistake of having an abortion. At the
time it didn't bother me. I know, this is just awful, and now I live with the regret and
the guilt.  I know God has forgiven me but I just can't stop thinking about my choice.
I'm thankful for people like you who fight for this precious life and greatful you've
chosen to share your experience. God truly has a gentle soldier fighting for Him and His
creation.



choose2obey@yahoo.com








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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      Ladies,

I know that Jessalynn is out so I        am sending this request to you Sharon.

Donna




-----Original Message-----

From : WebMailgov . state . ak.us   [mailto: WebMail@gov . state . ak.us]

Sent :   Friday, April 25,   2008 8:12 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. LouAnn Edwards

address: 11370 SW Fairfield St Beaverton OR 97005

 503-644-8989




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the birth of your precious son! You are an inspiration to the entire
country.I host a life-affirming cable TV talk show called Woman 2 Woman in the Portland
metro area and wish to extend an open invitation for you to be on our show if your travels
ever take you to Oregon. It would be an extreme honor for the people of Oregon to "meet
you." (Today, I interviewed Dr. Alveda King! )



Blessings to you, your family and the lucky people of Alaska!

LouAnn Edwards

Woman 2 Woman Show




Edwardslaw8@aol.com




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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      ---- Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.usj

Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 8:13 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Jane Tilton

address :   6671 S. Calle de la Cereza Hereford AZ 85615

 520-378-9406




MESSAGE:

Dear Gov. Palin,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you on the birth of your son. We also have a Down
Syndrome son, Jacob, born when I was 44. He will have his 21st birthday this summer and
has been a joy and a blessing (and also a lot of intense work and, certainly, some tears)
in our family. He has 8 brothers and sisters to whom he has been an inspiration.

Jacob reads the Scriptures by himself, serves as a part-time volunteer at the Bishop's
Storehouse, a food bank-type operation where he fills orders, carries them out for
clients, works in the kitchen, and in the warehouse. He loves music, bowling, camping,
playing learning games on the computer, reading and playing pool. He has never met a
person he didn't love--and most of them love him back.

He had certain health challenges that we were blessed to find help for and he is now one
of the healthiest DS children in America, I do believe. We worked with Bob Doman of the
NACD to design a program to help him achieve his potential, and I'd recommend the NACD to
anyone with a special needs child. They empower families to help their children.

God bless you and your family for choosing life for this special boy--I won't tell you
things won't sometimes be hard, but I can tell you they will be worth it.

Jane Tilton



lynntiltonl@msn.com




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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMailtgov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 9:09 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Alyson Dunn

address: 999 Kothmann Road Dripping Springs TX 78620

  512-858-0183




MESSAGE:

Dear Mrs. Palin:




Congratulations on the birth of your precious son, Trig. As a mother of an 18-month-old
darling with Down Syndrome, I can testify to the "unspeakable joy" of raising a child with
designer genes.  That extra 21st chromosome is the love chromosome, as my pediatrician
says, and it's true. My Noah is also my fifth child and second son, and he has been a
blessing to our family from day one. And the blessing is just more apparent every day.
He has brought out the best in my children and in my husband and me. We are all much more
affectionate, loving, and just plain happy since Noah has come along. Why? I think it's
because we, as human beings, tend to give what we get, and those wonderful things are what
we get from Noah. Your son will probably have an extra chromosome worth of love and
happiness to share.  Enjoy him.



I don't know if Trig is facing any medical issues. I pray he is healthy. While medical
issues are common, my experience with Noah has been it is not a for-sure thing. My Noah
had a small VSD which closed on its own. with no need for intervention. No other medical
problems, so be not afraid. He has not even had to have antibiotics, not even an ear
infection.  He was a difficult nurser, but we pushed through and he did fine with a little
extra effort.



Occupational therapy and joining a Yahoo group for parenting children with Down syndrome
have been my greatest helps. I typically don't mess with Yahoo groups, but I can't say
this loud enough - it's the parents who have the answers, not the doctors. Doctors know
what they have been told or read, parents know from experience.





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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.usl

Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 9:59 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Nancy Cooper

address :   1836 Old Haywood Rd. Asheville NC 28806

  (828) 667-9486




MESSAGE:

Our family offer our heartiest congratulations to the Palin family on the arrival of your
new baby!  What a blessing he is and will be to your family and to others! We honor you
all for your obvious love of your children and family. You shine in a dark world, and we
thank God for you. Enjoy your lovely boy!



Mr. and Mrs . Steven (Nancy) Cooper

Asheville, NC



ndcooperl@juno.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state. ak.us]

Sent: Friday, April 25,      2008 9:42 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Mary Jane Balcom

address: 9910 E. Houghton Lake Dr. Houghton Lake MI 48629

 989-422-4334




MESSAGE:

I just read an article about the birth of your 5th child and was very impressed with your
opinion about abortion.

My daughter is the mother of a beautiful 16 year old daughter named Sarah. She has been a
joy and blessing in all of our lives.

Never underestimate their possibilities.  Sarah is in the 9th grade and she will be
graduating from high school in three more years. Sarah has always been mainstremed in
school and it has proved to be a positive experience. In the younger grades it was
difficult for her because the other children did not always understand but now these same
kids have matured and they love and appreciate Sarah. She is the princess of the class.
She is even invited to sleep overs by her classmates. She-runs track, downhill skiis, and
swims like a fish. She is amazing.



I felt compelled to write this note to you as an encouragement from a grandmother who
watched her 21 year old daughter give birth to a down syndrome child and say to me the
next morning "Mom I know what we have to do! We have to help this child to develop to her
fullest potential"  and her and her husband set out to do just that and the results have
been wonderful.  Difficult at time but wonderful.



God bless you: and your family,

Mary Jane Balcom



janeb2@charter.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 10:16 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr-Raul Arbiso

address: 10882 Flower St. Stanton CA 90680




MESSAGE:

My comment is but a small simple one. With humbleness I thank the Lord for the priviledge
of reading articles from the Family Research Council about Governor Palin having their
fifth child. And yes, Trig is not the last Blessing The Lord will bestow upon the Palin
family. Senator clinton and Speaker peloski are poor examples of women in high places, but
I would gladly and proudly vote.for Palin if she would ever consider running for the
highest office in the land. I Praise the Lord and thank the Lord for people like Palin. I
know everyone doesn't always agree on everything, but the people/residents of Alaska
should be happy and proud to have a Governor such as Palin.

Thanks for your time .......



Raul Arbiso

www.Rauls-Kids-Mall.com

 "Raising Money For Children' s Needs"

714-761-2366



videocoach@aol.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMailgov.state.ak.us [mailto:webMailogov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 11:09 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Linda Stilson

address :   8925 Los Altos Dr. Buena Park CA 90620




MESSAGE:

Our family wants to congradulate your family on the arrival of your new son Trig. You are
a blessing and inspiration. May God pour out his blessings and grace in you lives. You
live and believe what you profess.  we need more people like you.




linda_avonlady@sbcglobal.net




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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 12:55 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Dr.      Clifton A.   McClain III

address :   1603 St . Margarets Rd. Annapolis MD 21409

 410-757-7671




MESSAGE:

Dear Honorable Governor Palin,

  I just read the article about your new son Trig. My wife and I would encourage you and
your husband and family into what a Blessing a special needs child can be. Ruth delivered
our 3rd child 41 years ago,she was 26 at that time. We were advised to institutionalize
Matthew but we refused. Matt is great with numbers, remembers people and their names and
what they were doing the last time they were together, he loves our Lord and Saviour.

I am an Ob-Gyn who recently found out about Ambrotose, Matthew has been taking it for
about one year and has been able to go off of

wellbutrin which he was taking for anxiety, he has been fine.

     We wish you well as you raise Trig and govern that beautiful

State of Alaska and know that God will honor you choice to honor him.                         Sincerely,
Clif and Ruth McClain  4-26-08




docandruth@mac.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent :   Saturday, April 26, 2008 3:44 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Eileen Haupt

address:   5 Old Pump Road Jericho VT 05465




MESSAGE:

Dear Gov. Palin,




Congratulations on the birth of your precious baby boy Trig!               You ARE indeed blessed!



I have a 9-yr-old daughter with Down syndrome named Sadie. She is an absolute joy! You
will find out in time (if not already) that Trig will be one of the greatest blessings of
your life.  There is truly something very special about children (and adults) with Down
syndrome.  You will know exactly what I mean. Only a parent of a child with Down syndrome
can understand this special love.



I hope your little boy is healthy. My Sadie did have a heart defect and had heart surgery
at the age of 3-1/2 months. She did very well though, and she has been a very healthy
girl ever since.



I thank you for being such a public witness to life! Sadie's birth is what brought me
into the pro-life cause, and I am now very active in this endeavor. You sound like a
wonderful governor.  I am so pleased to hear of a governor being so pro-life.



You sound like the kind of person who will adjust just fine, but if you ever feel the need
to contact other mothers with Down syndrome, please feel free to contact me. God bless!









Sincerely,

Eileen Haupt

Jericho, Vermont




p.s..... I just thought of something....I had e- mailed a mom of a child with DS who has a
blog about DS, about marching in the 2009 March for Life in Washington and trying to
gather a group of families of children with Down syndrome to march to raise awareness of
the high abortion rate of babies with DS. Would this be something you'd be interested in?



vteileen@comcast.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.usl

 Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 1:30 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from :   Ms. Helen Middlebrooke

address: 250 Clara Road Toto OS 96910

  671-477-6706




MESSAGE:

Dear Mrs. Palin,

    This is my second attempt. Please forgive the earlier empty e-mail.

   I just read in the Family Research Council newsletter that you have given birth to a
Dear Sweetie with Down syndrome. I am the mother of nine, who for many reasons (some of
which elude me) lives on Guam. My eighth child, Deborah, has Down syndrome.

   Someday I'd love to talk with you about this challenge, mother to mother. As a busy
public servant, this may not be possible, but God may allow it.

   If nothing else, I want to tell you about a wonderful program that will help your
child. Please visit the website of the National Association for Child Development
(www.nacd.org). These wonderful people have the very highest expectations for children
with Down syndrome. The founder of NACD, Robert J. Doman Jr., is probably the foremost
expert on the education of children with DS in the country. Children with DS who are
taught with NACD's approach are in excelling. They graduate with real diplomas and go to
college.

    Do check them out.



    God bless you. And congratulations.



     Helen (Mrs. Michael) Middlebrooke, Guam, mom to Deborah and her eight siblings








inmiddle@guam.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

 Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 7:17 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Frank Parenteau

 address:   6689 E .   Four Peaks Way Florence AZ 85232




MESSAGE:

Dear Gov. Palin and Family,

Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, just had an article about your new son. We are so
excited for you. God must hold you in very high regard to give you such exceptional
blessings. Congratulations! 4 children!!

Our son flys for Cathay Pacific, Los Angeles/Anchorage/Hong Kong route. His flight
schedule will now be an excellent reminder to pray for you personally and for your
wonderful family.

Indeed, The Lamb Won.

Mary L. "Rusty" Parenteau

www.thelambwon.com




mlprusty@thelambwon.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Spencer, Kari L (GOV)
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 8:14 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Marianne Merill

address: 2559 Brookshire Loop Anchoragae AK 99504

 907 3397131




MESSAGE:

I want all funding stripped from the Carter Center. Meeting with the anti-Isreal, pro-
terrorist group Hamas is an abuse of power and misuse of American dollars. In fact I
concider it an act of treason. I will be sending you a copy petition I have signed and it
will be presented to congress. Please
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@ gov.state .ak.us]

Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 8:41 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Skip Ryman

address: 621 Council Box 347 Yakutat AK 99689

 (907)784-3396




MESSAGE:

Yakutat has been my home for the past fifty three years. Like most Alaskans I have had my
opportunities to personally interact with all our governors to some degree and even be
friends with two but, I have never been so proud to call someone "my governor" as I have
been since the day I read your family statement regarding Trig and his challenges.



I am sure I will be disagreeing with you over some of life's little things like CIP
budgets and gas pipelines but never on the issue of you and your model of personal
strength, conviction and sense of family.



italio@ptialaska.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

 Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 9:05 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Ms. Beverly Brimer

 address: 2601 Woodwind Hills Lane Lakeland FL 33812

  863-647-3856




 MESSAGE:

 I just wanted to congratulate Governor Palin on the birth of her new son, Trig. I am the
 mother of a 23 year old son with Down. Syndrome. Jeremy is a joy and a blessing in our
 lives.  My husband calls him his "hero". He loves the Lord with such a pure love that
 challenges his parents all the time. He knows Scripture like you wouldn't believe and can
 pull out and quote a verse in ways that put us to shame. We need to study more.



 Jeremy is working almost full time and living in a house with two other young men. He is
 self-supportive and doing great . Our philosophy when raising him was that he would be
 treated no different than our other children and would be given the same opportunities to
 grow that they had . I believe we all have benefitted by that.



 Enjoy your beautiful son.       He will bring so much joy to your hearts.



 Thank you for all you do to protect families.



Bevely Brimer




 Suwannee54 @msn.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us)

Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 9:26 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr,. Ed Mullen

address: 2290 Waverley Road Waverley NS Canada AK B2R1Z

 902-861-3962




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,




Congratulations to you and your husband on the birth of your fifth child, Trig.



Your steadfast support for life and family sounds a clear bugle call to rally good people
to resist the builders of a secular humanist society, the culture of death. Those seeking
truth, however, will hear you and be glad.



May God bless and keep you and your family,



Kindest regards,



Ed & Pauline Mullen



emullen@ns.sympatico.ca
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

 Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 9:52 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Ms. Melissa Hevener

 address: 2346 Geneva Avenue Glenside PA 19038




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Governor Palin,




 I hope you can find it in your busy schedule to read this email. I heard about your
 inspiring story regarding your child. I wanted to bring to your attention an organization
 that works with Down Syndrome children who have made a difference in the lives of
 thousands of these children and their families. I have seen with my own eyes the
 incredible achievements these children have made with the help of the staff at the
 Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential, a international non-profit founded by
 Glenn Doman.




 As you probably know, Down Syndrome children are far more intelligent than the world makes
 them out to be. This organization has know this and taught this for the last 55 years.
 These children have the capacity to make great gains that the world never suspected were
 possible.



 Again, I hope you can find time to visit this link,



 http:// www.iahp . org/Dow,87.0.html



 Or better yet, read Glenn Doman's book "What to do About Your Brain-Injured child". The
 information in this book has created a better quality of life for many children, and when




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I heard your story I thought this would be right for you.



I wish you and your family all the best and congratulations on the arrival of your son.



Best regards,



Melissa Hevener

Philadelphia, PA



mhevener@temple.edu
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us Imailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us]

Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 9:57 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Jack Yankee

address: 200 Mustang Drive Ruidoso NM 88345

 575-258-3514




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor:




You are to be commended for standing up for your pro-life standards and committment. Thank
you for having Trig! It is rare to find a politician who means what he/ she says.



Jack



wjyankee@beyondbb.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us)

Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 10:25 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Tiffany Peterson

address: 56 Quincy Drive Bedford NH 03110




MESSAGE:

I would just like to congratulate you on the birth of your fifth child, and thank you for
your public pro-life stand.  As a mother of seven myself, I am very pro-life, and am so
pleased to see someone in public office hold firm to their values & practice what they
preach.  May God bless you & your family, and may Trig bring you much happiness in the
years to come!



dandtpeterson@comcast.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From:   WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto: WebMail@gov . state . ak.us)

Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 11:23 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Kathy Swick

address: 3460 New Liberty Road Clarkesville GA 30523




MESSAGE:

Gov. Palin--

We congratulate you on the birth of your fifth child Trig &

on your testimony for life in the midst of a culture of opposition to life--

may the Lord bless you & your family,

& may you be an inspiration to many!

sincerely,

 Kathy Swick & family, Georgia



kmsanna@hotmail.com








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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 12:23 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Ms. Marjorie Sielinski

 address: 15055 White Post Ct. Centreville VA 20121




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Governor Palin,

 Although I am not a resident of Alaska, I felt compelled to write you after I read your
 statemnents regarding your newborn son in an article from the Family Research Council. I
 admire your courage in "going public" regarding your son's Down's Syndrome and want to
 share with you what a treasure these children are. I have a Down's cousin who is now 50
 years old. I have always been very close to him and his family and can tell you from
 experience that these children are the most loving people on this earth. I am sure you
 have heard this from other parents and relatives of Down's children. I wish you and your
 family well as you welcome this wonderful child and pray that you will all come to
 understand a saying that is close to my heart:

 "God created Down's children to teach the rest of us about love."

 Sincerely,

 Marjorie Sielinski



marjoriesielinski@yahoo.com




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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 12:25 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Robyn Williams

address:   3460 W. Golden Ln. Chandler AZ 85226

 480-857-6277




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,

Congratulations on the birth of your new baby! I am a mother of two boys in Arizona, and
my younger son (Luke, age 3) has Down syndrome. He is a joy, and I know that he is
fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139). Your little Trig is as well! We know how
overwhelming this can be, so we just wanted you to know that you and your family are in
our prayers (especially if Trig has any immediate health issues).

Thank you for choosing to carry your baby to term in a world where a disturbing 9 out of
10 women would not have made that choice.

God bless you and your family!

Robyn Williams




robyn24_us@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us]

Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 1:37 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. David McGehee

address :   540 Audubon Drive Ruston LA 71270




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,




I am a practicing pediatrician in Louisiana. I recently read of your delivery and some of
the "concern" surrounding it.   I applaud you and your husband for carrying Trig to term.
Your views are shared by the majority of Americans, yet not the majority of elites.
Thanks for turning the tide of our nation to life and the blessings of Almighty God. May
the hope of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you as He bears you on angel wings.



Respectfully,




David McGehee




davidwmcgeheeegmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us3

Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 1:45 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Garrett Heckman

address: 5116 Highland Rd #112 Baton Rouge LA 70808

 214-536-1181




MESSAGE:

Good afternoon, Governor     Palin! My name's Garrett, and I'm an international relations
master's student at LSU.     I actually identify myself as a pro-life libertarian, but I have
been very impressed with     your work in Alaska. I actually intended to write you a letter,
but knowing you are very     busy I assumed you would appreciate brevity.



The reason I'm writing to you today is I had heard (via the Rush Limbaugh show) that you
were on a list of possible VP candidates. Although it's possible the list he provided was
mere speculation, I hope that, if it is true, that you would consider running alongside
Sen. McCain.  The current shortlist that I have seen , naturally, has focused on governors
or senators from strategic states which will possibly be battlegrounds for the November
election.  However, I believe your success (as well as popularity) in Alaska will show to
be invaluable during the election season.



Although I am ideologically a libertarian, I do typically vote Republican, as I'm sure my
concern over the 2008 Presidential election has shown. I fear the type of socialist
Supreme Court Justices we would see nominated under the leadership of a borderline
socialist like Sen. Obama or an egomaniac like Sen. Clinton. I do think you are the best
choice for Vice President and I urge you to consider should Sen. McCain approach you.
Thank you for your time and your consideration. I do hope you consider blessing the rest
of the United States with the talent God has given you and shown in your work as Governor
of the Great State of Alaska.



Garrett Heckman









garrett.heckman@gmail.com








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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 2:16 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Thomas Theocharides

address :   16 Shady Tree Ln Colts Neck NJ 07722

  732-682-1000




MESSAGE:

Governor Palin,



I want to commend you and your husband for not having an abortion because your newborn has
Down's.




May God continue to bless and strengthen you as you put Him first in everything.




Dr. Thomas Theocharides




PS: If you want more information on abstinence, I woul be happy to share some of the
handouts I have developed in my ob/gyn practice...



doctort@nbog.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us tmailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 2:21 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Rose Sasaki

address :   615 W .   11th.    Ave Ellensburg WA 98926




MESSAGE:

Governor Palin,  Congratulations on both the birth of your lovely boy, Trig and your stand
on the worth of every human being, unborn and born. It was such a relief and a pleasure
to hear a public official speak in such a way. In Washington state it is indeed rare.
Just wanted you to know how much you are appreciated and to let you know prayer for you
and your family will be offered up. Thanks' again-Sincerely Rose Sasaki



rosesasaki@msn.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 3:17 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: John &Marilyn Peters

address: 695 580th St. Alta IA 51002




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,

Congratulations to you and your husband on the recent birth of your son.You are truely
blessed by God to have been give a special son. You are an insprition to us. We will keep
your family in our prayers.



                                  Sincerely,



                                    John and Marilyn Peters



jrpalta2@hotmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 3:52 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Jennifer Butler

address: 7565 Passport Drive Ooltewah TN 37363

 423-910-00093




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the birth of Trig. I just read your 'story' delivered to me by the
Family Research Council. You are my hero. While I do not have a Downs baby or a
traditionally labeled 'special needs' child - I treat all of my three boys as if they are
'special needs.' Perhaps you could run for the Presidency next time - in your spare time.




Blessings from a Pro-Life Mom in Tennessee




Jennifer Butler




jenilyndesigns@comcast.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Anna C Kim
cc: Sunny Cayce
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 4:27 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Mr. Cory Heimbuch

 address : po box 211443 Auke Bay AK 99821




 MESSAGE:

 Madam Governor;




 Juneau's power situation.   Almost everyone I know is taking quite extensive measures to
 save/conserve.   Regardless, many of us live in all electric housing situations. Many of
 us don't have a lot of expendable income. The argument that others are using not to help
 us out is .......... "Get used to it, many other places in Alaska already pay high electric
 bills!" ....... problem is, this is a small natural disaster and not a foreseen item to
 budget for, this is not something we have built into our income/expenditure models!



 Please support Juneau residents in finding some relief to the expected high costs over the
 next several months.   Juneau isn't immune to economic troubles and rising costs, not to
 mention small disasters.



 Sincerely, Cory Heimbuch Juneau, AK




coryheimbuch@hotmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 5:50 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Chris Weickert

address :   126 Guard Street Rockford IL 61103

 85-979-8888




MESSAGE:

Just today, I read about the birth of your son. God bless you and your family on the
ocassion of this blessed event. My youngest brother, #6 in our family, was born with Downs
Syndrome. He also suffered from a heart defect and died at 9 mos. Thank you for loving
what God has given to your family. My brother lives in every home that accepts with love a
child of God with Downs syndrome.

God bless

Chris Weickert




chris@theweickerts.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

  From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

  Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2008 7:18 PM

  To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

  Subject: Other




  Web mail from: Mr. Chris Herzberger

  address: 4498 Woodman Ave. A310 Sherman Oaks CA 91423

   630-464-0384




  MESSAGE:

  Dear Governor Palin:




  Wanted to drop a.quick note congratulating you on the birth of your son. My name is Chris
  Herzberger, I'm 21 years old, and have a 24-year-old brother with Down Syndrome.



  Each and every day, I marvel at his joy, his smile, his passion for life, his love of
  people, and his appreciate for the simplest of things. He can ALWAYS light up a room --
  and its seems like EVERYONE in the world just adores him.



  He is the greatest blessing of my life, and I know that Trig will bring you amazing times
  and beautiful moments.



  Thanks for all that you do and the example you set.



  (I hope to see you on the McCain ticket!!!!)



 Best,


                                                       I








Chris Herzberger



cherzberger@mac.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebNail@gov. state . ak.us]

Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2008 8:55 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Carol Brix.

address: 2803 Sonoam Way Viera FL 32955




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,

Let me congratulate you on the birth of your new son . Thank you so much for being an
advocate for life. Your story is one that is an example to others, you stand in your
beliefs, and you practice them also. May God continue to bless your family and you as you
continue to govern the state of Alaska.

My husband and I toured Alaska a few years ago, and only heard good things about Alaska's
"woman" governor.   Now that I have read more on you, I can see why your people were
boasting about you.

You and your family will be put on my prayer list, and I will continue to pray for you as
you raise your family and continue with your work.

Again, thank you for your firm stand on life.

Sincerely,

Carol L. Brix



carolbrix@juno.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

    From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

    Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2008 9:37 AM

    To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

    Subject: Other



.   Web mail from: Mr. Angel Sepulveda

    address: P.O. Box 50830 Toa Baja OS.00950




    MESSAGE:

    Hon. Governor Palin:




    Congratulations for the blessing of your newborn. I read the news, and I consider you and
    your husband a brave and loving couple. You're a great example to this generation. I will
    pray for you and your love ones.



    May God bless you!



    Angel M. Sepulveda, CSI

    USDA, FSIS

    Bayamon, PR




    angel.sepulveda@fsis.usda.gov
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMailegov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2008 11:28 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Amy Ayers

address :   13425 Youngwood Turn Bowie MD 20715




MESSAGE:

My congratulations go out to you and your family. No, we have not met, nor will we
probably ever. Enjoy your little guy! You'll just be more appreciative of each little
"milestone" that Trig reaches than those of us who have "normal" children are.... God
bless, and again my congratulations!! ENJOY that baby! :)




godzillateach@aol.com








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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent:   Sunday, April 27, 2008 11:16 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Phil Congdon

address: 2418 Welsch Lane New Braunfels TX 78132

  830-214-5126




MESSAGE:

Governor Palin:



Your leadership by example in standing for life, and receiving with your husband Todd,
your son Trig as "absolutely perfect" rather than using his Down's syndrome as an excuse
for denying him life, is a refreshing change from the culture and politics of death, and
an inspiration to millions like me who value all human life.



I enthusiastically support you and will pray that God will guard and guide you as you lead
Alaska in the years to come.



Philip F. Congdon

New Braunfels, TX




pcongdon@satx.rr.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2008 12:11 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Kirk Kanzelberger

address: 7058 7th Avenue NW Seattle WA 98117

 206-706-7772




MESSAGE:

Congratulations to you and your husband on the birth of your fifth child. It is a
wonderful witness to the dignity and value of every human life.



Best regards,

Kirk and Mira Kanzelberger (parents of six)




kkanzelberger@netrics.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state. ak.us]

Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2008 11:40 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Patty Ryan

address: 511 N Euclid Sioux Falls SD 57104




MESSAGE:

You are truly blessed and you must have a very special family for God to give you this
little one with special needs. I have a nephew in Va.,the youngest of seven boy,he is a
Downs Syndrome cild and what a delight he is. He keeps his parents now in their 60's
young. God bless all of you.



pkr@sio.midco.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.usj

Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2008 2:20 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Yvonne Page

address: 523 Andrews Ave. Kirkwood MO 63122




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on your new baby. My daughter has a 10 year old boy with DS. She had
lost twins at birth a few years earlier. When I heard she had a DS child I showed my
disappointment.  "But, mom," she said, "he's alive." Isn't God good! Thank you for being
a strong prolifer and showing to the nation the value of a single life. You are blessed,
as are we. It takes a lot more patience with a special needs child, but what an
opportunity to see God's grace at work. Again, congratulations and God's continual
blessing to you and your family.



ypage35@hotmail.com
    

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from: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us]
to: Jessica M Wilken (GOV)
cc: Janice L Mason
      From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state . ak.us)

 Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2008 5:38 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from :    dick kennedy

 address: 13754 river forest dr ft myers FL 33905

  239-694-5943




 MESSAGE:

 Gov

 Congratulations on your newly born son! You will be a busy lady but God will help you with
 your burdens. Please maintain your conservative values and I hope that someday you will
 consider becoming the first female president. Rush Limbaugh espouses you highly and often.

 Please help us be able to use our own petroleum resources (Alaska ,Gulf of Mexico,etc) also,
 in order for us not to be held hostage by unfriendly countries.

But mainly continue to love and enjoy your family and the Man upstairs will provide. God
Bless You and America

Dick USAF 1964-67

 Parenting Consultant

Kennedy Consulting Services

239-694-5943hp

239-898-8564cp

www.drearolkennedy.com




teletutoring@aol.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2008 7:12 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Joan Rasmussen

address: 8919 Meadow Park circle E AK 99577

 9529279




MESSAGE:

My family wishes you the best wishes on your new little blessing.  God has given you a
very special angel and I know that he is in such good hands. Your husband had such a
sweet loving look on his face and you were so quick to Thank God for what you have. Your
family will be blessed many times as will we, the people of Alaska for having a Governor
so willing to even speak the name of our creator. Many blessings and best wishes. Joan
Rasmussen



snoblossom@yahoo.com








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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2008 7:48 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Stokes Smith

address :   33 Hidden Brook Signal Mountain TN 37377




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the birth of your son, Trig. If you think you're in the spot light now
as Governor , just wait till the public gets to know your son as he grows up!



I'm glad you voiced your blessings...



Sincerely,

"Very happy family with 9 year old daughter who steels light regularly,"

Stokes, Kimberly, Harrison and Frances Ann Smith



ssmith@sctray.com








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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov . state . ak.us    [ mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak.us)

Sent: Sunday ,   April 27, 2008 8:11 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin       ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Michelle Knudsen

address: 980 Jennings Road Whitmore Lake MI 48189

 734-449-5636




MESSAGE:

Dear Gov. Palin,



I wanted to write you a quick note to say, "Thank you, for seeing all children as
special."  It was encouraging for me to read about a governor in one of the fifty states
that is living out that message. Thank you for being an inspiration to others.



Sincerely,



Michelle M. Knudsen



michelleknudsen@sbcglobal.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 2:01 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Levente Balogh

address: Direner Strasse 34 D - 50171 Kerpen OS Ba.

  049-2275-201850




MESSAGE:

Hallo Mrs. Governor Sarah Palin,



I am a big fan of You and your work and i admire Your good deeds!

       That pleases me no end.

I have read all Publications of Your works, i find its very dood, go on like this !



You should know, Alaska is my DREAMLAND; an me intrissting all obaut Alaska.




I wish you a very nice and successful day, without stress!

Your

Levente Balogh from Germany

P.S.

Sorry, but my english ist not perfect.



valibal@gmx.de
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:webMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 4:37 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Hugh Maloney

 address: 20 Seymour Street Watertown CT 06795




MESSAGE:

 Hello Governor Palin,

 Congratulations on your new addition to your family.

You are truly a courageous leader that we in the United States can be proud of. God Bless
you and your family.



 hughftmaloney@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From :   WebMail@gov . state . ak.us   (mailto: WebMail@gov . state . ak.us)

Sent: Monday, April 28,       2008 5:04 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Greg Williams

address: 324 Timothy Dr. Nicholasville ICY 40356

 859.881.8718




MESSAGE:

The Honorable Sarah Palin



Thanks so much for being a leader of Integrity, Principles and Priorities that have
allowed you to not only be the Gov. of Alaska, but more importantly, a wife and mother.
Thanks for your public service, but more importantly, for your public example and thanks
to your husband for his role in all of this as well as your precious children, all 5 of
them!



As the director of 2 non-profits that deal with healthy relationships and sexuality (one a
govt. funded character based Abstinence and Healthy Relationship program and one a
ministry that separately deals with the same issues), I want to just encourage you, your
husband and family in taking the courageous and right stand with regard to the priorities
of Life, marriage, family and calling (public service in your case).



I will certainly be praying for you as my sister was born with hydroencphalytis and the
"burden" that she was, and has been, to our family over her 43 years have truly been a
tremendous blessing!



Thanks again for your stance and true servant leadership and please let me know if there
is anything that we can be praying for in particular and if our program and/or ministry
can be of use to you in any other way.










God bless in Christ!




In His service




Greg Williams



gdubya3l@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us)

Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 5:55 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Cher Bellar

address: 243 East Main Street Jackson OH 45640

 740-286-4918




MESSAGE:

Although I am not a resident of Alaska, I am so grateful for your belief in God and your
staunch support of the unborn. Congrats to you and your family on the birth of your son.
Children are precious and meant to be loved; we are blessed to receive them for God. All my
joy for Trig.



Blessings from Ohio




Cher Bellar




cher_bellar_rsvp@yahoo.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 5:54 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Ms. Pamela Feldhues

 address: 6260 Rollaway Drive Loveland OH 45140

  513-722-3455




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Gov. Palin, .




 Congratulations on your precious baby boy! What society says is imperfect, God deems as
 perfect!  Yes, your son has something "extra", you, your husband and God on his side!



 God bless you on this incredible journey that God has called you!



 Respectfully,



 Pamela Feldhues



pamela .feldhues@ ge.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 6:38 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from. Ms. Loretta Miller

 address :   15 Victory Way LaFayette GA 30728




MESSAGE:

 Governor Sarah Palin,



I want to thank you for the stand you take. You have made a tremendous statement with the
birth of Trig! I greatly admire you for believing and doing what is right. You not only
made a statement in giving birth to a mentally handicapped son, knowing that there would
be challenges, but you've also made a statement in the fact that he is number five! in
today's society, so many think two children is too many. As Christians, it is our
privilege and responsibility to "be fruitful and multiply". If we don't, there will soon
be very few to govern tomorrow. Larger families are a blessing and a testimony of what God
can do! Thank you for standing!



May God bless you!

Loretta Miller



 laurelcrowned@afo.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 7:29 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from :   Ms. Jeanelle Bennett

address :   11264 Highway 55 Westover AL 35147

 205-678-8596




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin:




I receive the Famiy Research Council's Washington Update via email each day, and today, I
was so touched by the wonderful story of your new son's birth. From a pro-life, pro-
family individual (and family) who lives many, many miles from you, I felt I wanted to
send you a personal note. What a blessing your new little son will be, and may God bless
you in the days to come. I wish we had more good folks like you in office in America
today.



Blessings,

Jeanelle Bennett




jrb678@bellsouth.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 7:14 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Timbrel Bilbrey

address: 320 Dakota Dunes Blvd #213 Dakota Dunes SD 57049

  712.899.4824




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,

I was listening to the radio yesterday and heard a news blip that "the Governor of Alaska
just had a baby with down syndrome."

I just wanted to write to you because I also have a little boy with down syndrome. I
remember when we found out that Jake would have downs. Several friends talked about having
an abortion, or tried to convince me that he wouldn't have a very good quality of life. At
first it was like mourning the death of a "normal" child, but the minute he was born we
knew he was so perfect, just the way he is, and we wouldn't change a thing. He has such a
sweet and loving spirit, and he has introduced us to a different kind of world that we
never would have known, meeting other parents with downs kids, etc.

Anyway, I just wanted to say congratulations on your beautiful baby boy. it sounds like he
is going to be loved and wanted, and your life is going to be a crazy adventure with him,
so good luck, and keep up all your good work.

Timbrel Bilbrey



QueenMB3@msn.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 7:44 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Robert Dean

address: 3043 Poe Drive Monrfomery TX 77356

 936-582-6314




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on your new baby. We in Texas see you as an example for all American
mothers. You show the nation what pro-life motherhood is all about.



With due respect.



bob4345@aol.com




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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto: WebMail@gov . state . ak.us)

Sent:   Monday, April 28, 2008 8:15 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin       (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Joanne Naughton

address: 409 Edgewood Drive Montgomery TX 77356

  936 449 5240




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on your new baby. We here in Texas see you as an example for All American
Mothers.  You show the nation what pro-life motherhood is all about.



thank you for being you.



Joanne Naughton



joanne@renresourcegroup.com




                                                      i
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state . ak.us]

Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 7:42 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Sylvia Coalson

address: 198 Pebble Creek Drive Toccoa GA 30577

 706-282-7109




MESSAGE:

God has blessed you with the arrival of Trig. I have 2 special needs grandchildren (1
with down syndrome) and 12 other grandchildren. You have much love and many blessings
ahead.  God Bless your family and your leading the State of Alaska.

Sylvia Coalson

Toccoa,    Georgia




stcoalson@alltel.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 8:33 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Regina Karl

address: PO BOX 868 MONT BELVIEU TX 77580




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on your new baby!!



I, too, have five children, and my fifth child has Down syndrome. At first, my husband and
I went through the gamut of emotions, but the whole time we knew this child, as with all
children, is a gift from God. And what a joy he is! We feel not just blessed, but LUCKY to
have a child with Down syndrome. I share my joy with you in welcoming your baby into your
family!



I also want to introduce you to three internet lists that I have found most beneficial in
providing me with much-needed information, research , and support in the world of Down
syndrome.  They are:



1)  http://www.einstein-syndrome.com - I love Miriam's (the founder) positive attitude in
the way she sees her child with DS. Also, most of the members on this list believe in more
natural, healthier methods of caring for our special-needs child, because we've learned
there are, at times, safer alternatives to surgery and/or drugs (which usually come with
unpleasant side-effects), but we are open to these interventions if necessary.



2)  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DSTNI - This group uniformly believes in the benefits of
Targeted Nutritional Intervention (TNI), a supplemental program that targets the unique
differences created in our children due to that extra chromosome. I personally use and see
good results with Nutrivene-D (http://nutrivene.com) in my son. Rob at Nutrivene has a
daughter with DS.








3)  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DownSyndromeInfoExchange - another group of parents
sharing vital information and research.



If you wish to join these sites to benefit from the knowledge , but prefer to remain
anonymous, that is fine. Of course, we'd love for you to introduce yourself and your
child . We all have knowledge , ideas , and experience we can share with each other.



Governor Palin, I'm so happy for you and your new baby, and I'm very proud of you for
setting this wonderful pro-life example to our nation and hopefully to the world!



With warmest congrats!

Regina Karl

A proud Texan mom of 5, including Nathan   ( 4yo) with DS



rakarl@verizon.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 9:50 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. elvina turner

address: P.O. Box 205 Unalakleet AK 99684

  907-624-3571




MESSAGE:

Congradualation to you and your husband with your son. Just want to let you know that I
have a 36 years old daughter with down syndrome that we love dearly in our family.
Michelle my daughter graduated from high school here in Unalakleet, and now she is staying
home with us. Michelle makes the family laugh, she has two sisters and two brothers. At
first we had some hard times when we had Michelle but we went through that with the help
of prayers and talking about it with each others. I just wanted to write to you to let
you know because I felt for you when I heard the baby was a down syndrome but we still
love them as much as we love our other children. I know that your a strong women but you
have a long challenge ahead of yourself also your family. I know your family will make it.
Take care and feel free to email me about any questions. Have a good day and many
blesses!  Elvina



eturner@nshcorp.org
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 9:52 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Dan Gaffney

address: 46 River Road Drive W Mayflower AR 72106

                                                                                                                     I




MESSAGE:

Congrats on your new son, Trig! Thank you for            speaking so well on behalf of those with
" special needs " - my wife and I have 3 adopted         kiddos , each with unique special needs.
They are an absolute blessing to us , and would          love to see more Godly families not be so
fearful of these " kinds " of children . We call         them God's hidden blessings.



gaff32egmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:webMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 10:26 AM                                                                               i


To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




web. mail from: Karen Bodle

address: PO Box 6039 Harrisburg PA 17112

 717-379-3767




MESSAGE:

Thank you for your beautiful testimony of welcoming your son, Trig. He will be a great
blessing to you and your family because you have received him as a gift from God.



BLESSINGS, BLESSINGS,     BLESSINGS ,     Karen Bodle Pennsylvania




karen4justice@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
cc: Kris Perry
      -----Original Message-----

  From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.usl

  Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 10:54 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

  Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Mr. Joshua Hauser

 address: 1130 W. 29th Ave Vancouver,        BC OS V6H2E

   604-730-9055




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Governor Palin,




 I am moved to write you a personal note this morning, having received an email through a
 pro-life organization sharing news of your expanded family. The email said Trig weighed
 in at 6 pounds 2 ounces, and because (according to my mom) that was my birth weight
  (closing in on 49 years ago), I immediately felt a kinship with your new baby boy. The
 email also explained that Trig has Down Syndrome, and expressed your joyous response and
 your thanks to God for entrusting you with the responsibility of caring for him. Your
 attitude humbled me and filled me with joy, reminding me that my challenges are small and
 that I can meet them. Congratulations and best wishes to you and your family.



 Yours truly,

 Joshua Hauser

 Vancouver, BC




 hauserlaw@shaw.ca











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Unknown
From:                    gov.sarah@yahoo.com
Sent:                    Monday, April 28, 2008 10:30 AM
To:                      Mason ; Janice L (GOV)
Cc:                      Perry; Kristina Y (GOV)
Subject:                 Re: Scheduling Request for Today, Monday, 04.28.08


It may be over the phone. clam isn't good for me. Let me find a better time for me.

Sent from my BlackBerry device from Cellular One



-----Original Message-----

From: "Mason, Janice L (GOV)" 



Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 08:29:17

To:Sarah Palin 

Cc:"Perry, Kristina Y (GOV)" 

Subject: Scheduling Request for Today, Monday,            04.28.08




Governor - Commissioner Galvin just called and asked if you had 15 minutes today that he
could meet with you. He said 11:00 a.m. would work for him but anytime you have available
he will make himself available. He needs to talk with you in regards to AIDEA Director.
Thank you, Janice
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 10:53 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Cathy Rodgers

address: 1426 G St. SE Washington DC 20003

  202-812-0444




MESSAGE:

Governor Palin,

Congratulations on the birth of Trig! As a mom of a baby boy, Cole, born with Down
syndrome a year ago tomorrow, I can testify that I believe I have only seen a glimpse of
the positive impact he will have on my family's lives as well as this world.



I am good friends with Sean Parnell from the days when we served on a Western States
Legislative Forestry Task Force together. I sent him an e-mail as soon as I heard the
news that Trig had been born with Down syndrome. The hardest part is hearing the news and
getting your arms around a new reality. However, you quickly develop new hopes and dreams
for your son.



If over the next few days or weeks, you would like to talk, I would welcome it or if you
come to DC, let me know, I would enjoy meeting you.



God Bless You and your family!



Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Congresswoman, Washington State

202-225-2006 (office)










202-812 - 0444 (cell)

cmc@mail . house.gov



cmc@mail . house.gov
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 10:52 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Carl Tremonti

address: 2918 Bayshore Vista Drive Tampa FL 33611

  727-580-2780




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the birth of your son. I to have a child with Downs, he is the
youngest of 4 and the only boy. Similar to you we were unaware of this until two weeks
after his birth when he was readmitted to the hospital and tested. His features are not
very pronounced.  Although we run into daily challenges they are fairly typical of the
challenges our other children have gone thru. He will be 4 in July and currently plays t-
ball and soccer. He is enrolled in an early learning program to prepare him for
mainstream kindergarten and rides a bus from school to his daycare program which is the
same as his sisters went. we felt lucky and blessed that god would trust us to raise such
a special child



My wife and I are lucky enough to have executive positions in the healthcare field. This
affords us the ability to seek answers to any questions we may have and ensure no barriers
exist for Michael to receive the appropriate therapy allowing him to reach his fullist
potential.



He is truly a'blessing for us everyday and helps us to focus and understand what is truly
important in our lives.



I encourage you to reach out to others who have children with downs so you can understand
the resources available to you.



The Best of Luck


                                                     i








carl.tremonti@baycare.org
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

 Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 4:24 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Sarah Buchanan

 address :   1111 7th St SW Alabaster AL 35007




MESSAGE:

Governor Palin,

Hello!  My name is Sarah Buchanan, and I received an email that talked about you having a
son with DS. If this is true, I just wanted you to know that I also have a son with DS;
his name is will, He is the most wonderful little boy in the world, and I was so excited
to read of your perspective on your experience. You don't very often hear of too many
people in prominent positions with children with DS, so maybe God chose you to make a
difference, and bring much needed attention to this disorder! I'm sure you have done your
research and found that organizations trying to research solutions to some of the problems
that people with Down's have are extremely underfunded. I hope you don't think I'm asking
for money!  I am just a regular parent like yourself, and wish I could do more for him.
Will is 4 now and we just love him to pieces, and couldn't imagine him any other way! He
has changed my (and my husband's) life in ways that I do not have time to address here!
it really was so

 refreshing to read that someone said no I'm sorrys are needed! I have been saying that
for 4 years myself. Anyway, I just felt led to let you know that you really have been
blessed, and good luck to you and your family!



Sincerely,



Sarah Buchanan



buchanansarah@bellsouth.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Jessica M Wilken (GOV)
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 3:31 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Steve Geanoulis

address: 116 Seward st. Juneau AK 99801

 907- 463- 3704




MESSAGE:

Dear Sarah , congrat's on the new bundle of joy. How's the daughters navel piercing,
hopefully healed up and doing well.

Down to business.

My wife Erin and myself own Pair-A-Dice Tattoo and Body Piercing here in Juneau, we also
own our own home. That's right 2 electric bills. This AEL&P deal is out of controle, I




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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:webMail@gov. state . ak.us]

Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 3:06 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Betty Garvert

address: 11641 Quail Road Longmont CO 80501

 303 772 9620




MESSAGE:

Would like to congratulate you on your new baby. You are right, God has give you a
special gift and responibility. I am sure that you will not disappoint Him. You and your
family will be in my prayers.



bjgarvert@msn.com




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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state . ak.us)

 Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 2:45 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Ms. Julie Medearis

 address: 5001 Fox Hill Dr. Longmont CO 80501




 MESSAGE:

 You are an inspiration to us Mothers! I read about you and your 5th baby in the paper a
 few weeks ago. Congratulations!! What a very special gift from God.



 I read:

"Children are the most precious and promising ingredient in this mixed-up world you live
in. down there on Earth. Trig is no different, except he has one extra chromosome," Palin
wrote.

As for people who think a baby like Trig shouldn't even be born, look around, the governor
wrote. Who is perfect or even normal?



You "GO GIRL!!"




jmedearis@gmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Lillian K Castle (GOV)
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:webMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 2:02 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other
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Web mail from: Emory Gonzales

address: 721 A Street Sitka AK 99835




MESSAGE:

Governor Palin:

Congratulations on the birth of your son, Trig. My wife and I have had 11 children and
each one has been a special blessing.

I wish that this were all that I had to write, but certain state employees have created a
problem for me that has recently cost me my position as the Radiologist for Wrangell
Medical Center.
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov. state .ak.us [mailto:WebMailogov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 1:02 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. David Tolleson

address: 1370 Center Drive, Suite 102 Atlanta GA 30338

  800-232-6372




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,




On behalf of the Board and Staff of the National Down Syndrome Congress, congratulations
to you and your husband on the birth of your son, Trig! Either now or in the future, we
would be delighted to provide you with free, up-to-date information on issues related to
Down syndrome.  When the time is right for your family, you might also want to consider
attending an NDSC convention.  This year's event in Boston is expected to bring in close
to 3,000 people from around the country ( as usual , we already have folks coming from
Alaska!) and the world.



Please don't hesitate to call or write if we can be of help and, again, congratulations!



David Tolleson

Executive Director

National Down Syndrome Congress

www.ndsccenter.org



david@ndsccenter.org
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 11:43 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Barbara Valka

address: 911Buffalo Springs Way Spring TX 77373

 281-353-7422




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,




I am very much impressed by your stand on the joy your son has brought to you even though
he is disabled. Your resolve to keep him and not to choose to abort him says alot about
your character and determination. If I were in your state I would consider it a honor to
call you a sister of the state but since I belong to the state of Texas I call you a
sister of this great nation. May God Bless you and keep you and your son in his good
graces.  Happy Mother's Day a little early!



                                       Love & Prayers,

                                       Barbara C. Valka



valka@sbcglobal.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 11:47 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Debra Harbison

address: P.O. Box 54 Tok AK 99780

 883-5727




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,




My family and I would like to congradulate you and your family on the birth of your son,
Tag! We saw his picture on the news and he is a beautiful baby.

Words can hardly express how grateful we are for your expressions of love and hope for all
of your children, what an example to a world that at times seems to regard our precious
children as liabilities. We also want to say thank you for always keeping the good of all
Alaskans foremost in your dealings with business and the legislature.



Best wishes,

Deb Harbison



harbison@aptalaska.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us7

 Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 7:03 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. George wadding

address: 11402 N. 30th Avenue Phoenix AK 85029

  602-942-1619




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the addition to your family. Among the "praises" my church Prayer
Warriors will send up this Wednesday night will be your stand for the sanctity of human
life.



The people of Alaska are truly blessed to have you as their governor.




grw555@tnsn.com








                                                                                               PRA_GS P01 _0016599
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 7:08 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Ms. Patty Cade

 address:   22210 Navasota Circle San Antonio TX 78259

  210-481-1386




 MESSAGE:

 Gov. Palin,



 I just want to congratulate you on the birth of your fifth child ..... I too have a child
 with Down Syndrome (now 13!) and want to let you know he is every bit a 13 year old as any
 other 13 year old boy!



 My husband and I helped establish the Down Syndrome Association of San Antonio 12 years
 ago, but it was all the parents that have followed us that have made it what it is today.
 There is so much work to be done... Welcome aboard on the most awesome and somewhat
 rollercoaster ride of your life...It is truly the most rewarding ever!!!!!!!!!!!!



God bless,

Patty Cade



p.cade@sbcglobal.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      ----- Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 7:49 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from : Ms. Gloria Huerta

address: 3743 Hennessy Place Santa Rosa CA 95403

 707 319-1135




MESSAGE:

My Dear Sarah Palin,




My congratulations go out to you and your husband on your beautiful baby. I have heard
about the very special gift from God from out local christian radio station. As a mother
of a wonderful 26 girl with Ds your are going to be blessed with many many wonderful
moments. I would never change my world for she has truly been a gift.



Gloria Huerta




gloriaphuerta@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 8:57 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Rhonda Pardoe

address: 1971 Emerald Dr Longmont CO 80504




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on your new baby! He can teach you so much more than you will ever be able
to teach him.. .like unconditional love and God's true blessings in every human life! You
are a shining example in the pro-life commitment. Thank you!



r.pardoe@comast.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us7

 Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 5:13 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Cynthia Waltz

address: 207 Fantasy Ln Montgomery TX 77356




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the newest member to your family. Way down here in Texas we have heard
of your role as Governor of Alaska. We admire the personal lifestyle you display,
especially welcoming your newest baby as a special blessing from God. Thank you for
serving the people of America and, more importantly, our Lord. Keep up the good work!

With prayers of continued blessings,

Cynthia Waitz

Montgomery, TX




kjwaitz@hotmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMailogov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 5:31 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: David Pardoe

 address: W11293 Krome Road Black River Falls WI 54615




 MESSAGE:

 Congratulations on your new baby. Hailing from Wisconsin, I see you as an example for all
 American parents. You show the nation what it means to live a God-centered life that
 respects the dignity of all people.



 Best Regards,



David Pardoe




pardoehome@yahoo.com




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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto: WebMail@gov . state .ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 5:42 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Darcy Palatka

address: 3719 Bayou Bend Ct. Sugar Land TX 77479

 281-265-3427




MESSAGE:

Honorable Governor Palin,




I was born in PA and have lived in Sugar Land, TX for 15 years and I want to express my
happiness and thankfulness that you supported prolife by loving your newborn son and
realizing that all children are children of God. I applaud you for this and I will pray
for you and your family. You are an inspiration to the many young girls who may be
contemplating abortion.  Hopefully, your beautiful story will inspire them to give birth
to their babies. So many people I know can't have children. My cousin's daughter had 4
miscarriages and she is bedridden at 6 months with contractions (about 4 a day). Thank
you for being a model to the prolife movement. I will keep your family (especially your
newborn son) in my prayers. He has a mother that is very special.




God bless you,

Darcy Palatka



dapalatka@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

  From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

  Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 6:41 AM

  To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

  Subject: Other




  Web mail from: Ms. Alana Kennon

  address: 4107 East 42nd Street Tulsa OK 74135

   9186059931




  MESSAGE:

  Congratulations on the birth of your son. I too am a mother of a 2 year old little girl
  with Down syndrome. I think that we are the blessed ones to have such wonderful children
  in our lives. My daughter is truly amazing and has already touched so many lives.



  I would like to say thank you for the positive publicity you have brought to the Down
  syndrome community.  It is so important for people to celebrate our children.



  The attached link, is to an article that was recently published in our city's magazine
  about my daughter.



  http://www.tulsapeople-digital.com/tulsapeople/ 200805 /?pg=46&pm=2&ul=friend



  Congratulations!!!!



  Sincererly,

  Alana Kennon

  Tulsa OK

  www.dsat.org








alanakennon@cox.net
    

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from: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us]
to: Janice L Mason
      From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent; Tuesday, April 29, 2008 7:04 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Joan Stadler

address: 36 East Blvd Rochester NY 14610

 585-413-3130




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Sarah Palin,




I have read a few articles on what you are doing in Alaska, wow in itself, thank you as an
American as well.  However, I was drawn to you as a born-again Christian mom.



The Lord keeps putting you into my mind and heart for what only He knows at this time,
hence, I am writing you. I am 48, female, white, empty-nester, born again Christian, wife
and very much an American and all of "which it stands".



I would love to hear from you. You keep showing up in my world, magazine article, news
statements etc.



I like what I am reading of your passions for Alaska and family.                 Perhaps we have some
things in our lives to work together?



I understand this is not a professional business letter ........... He called I answered.
I will say prayers for you and your family today , right now.



Many blessings on your endeavors if we do not meet or speak.                I will support you in








Prayer from now on. Know this and feel lifted. Have you been praying for something in
particular?  He is listening. I am not sure if I am the solution, maybe just part of
conduit?



In Him,

Joan




joanstadler@gmail.com




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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state. ak.us      [mailto:WebMail@gov. state . ak.us]

 Sent :   Tuesday, April 29,   2008 8:51 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Mr. Peter Calamusa

 address: 17 Seitz Ct Patchogue NY 11772

  631-704-6536




 MESSAGE:

Dear Governor,



 I think you would make the perfect V.P. Pick for John McCain. Please consider Contacting
 John McCain about this Matter. Thank you admirer of Both you and John. Please let me know
 what you think.



 Sincerely,

 Peter Calamusa




 islesnd@optonline.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 9:02 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Julie Clay

address: 3910 Belnap Court Missouri City TX 77459




MESSAGE:

The topic is you, Governor Palin!!



As Governor of our largest state, you, your husband            and your growing family are wonderful
role models not only for your state but for all. I             want to send our congratulations from
Texas on your new blessing from God. He is truly a             gift and I'm sure his siblings are
estatic on having a new baby brother. Thank you for             sharing your story and your son's
story with us all.



Now go get some rest!




Many blessings to you and your family

The Clay Family



jclay@entouch.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 9:06 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject; Other




Web mail from: Ms. Laura Schubert

 address: PO Box 771275 Eagle River AK 99577

  907-351-5700




MESSAGE:

Dear Ms. Palin,




Never having been much on the political watch, your endeavors have increasingly captured
my attention over the years until recently, I'm pleasantly astounded! Your recent
demonstration showing dedication to the State, commitment to family and God, and
exceptional concern for humanity has brought me to my knees! Congratulations on your
fifth successful childbirth!  I share with many Alaskans in awe, pride, call it whatever,
but YOU GO GIRL! You're an awesome woman and we are proud to call you our Governor!




Laura Schubert



lmschubert@hotmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 11:35 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Dorothy Plantz

address: 415 University Avenue Colfax WI 54730




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on your new baby! And may God bless you for upholding life for every
citizen! May the Lord Jesus Christ be with you and your family in the days and years
ahead. I know nothing of your politics except that you took a very personal stand for the
right to life - for that I applaud you!!!

Sincerely,

Dorothy Plantz




dgplantz@charter.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us tmailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 11:03 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Arisa Alexanian

address: 508 Claridge Place Waterloo ON CANADA AK 12345




MESSAGE:

Congrats on the birth of your son. Although the initial few months will feel like a blur
due to appointments and assessments , take the time to enjoy your new baby boy. We have a
2 year old son, Michael who has Down Syndrome and he is the light of.our lives. He brings
joy to each and every day.  your son will do EVERYTHING that every other child will do, it
will just take him a little while longer to figure out how to do it.

Once again, congratulations on the birth of your angel.



arisa.alexanian@gmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 1:14 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Lana Kelly

address: 738 Main Street South Windsor CT 06074

 860-290-1523




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on your new baby .  You have entered into a new world with your bundle of
joy.  I had a son Brock James on January 3, 2007 , who was born with DS . He and his sister
Amber have brought so much joy into my life that words can not describe .  I have met so
many families with open arms and have learned alot through them .  I always say now that if
there was some miracle pill , I would never change my little man . He is perfect just the
way he is . Congrats again , and god bless you and your family.




Lana Kelly




lanak@kloterfarms.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state . ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 1:35 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. William Hoover

address: 10817 108th Avenue NE Kirkland WA 98033




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the birth of your son Trig.

God bless you all.




wahoover@comcast.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 1:29 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Ms. Deborah Kitelinger

 address :   3548 Biathalon Ave North Pole AK 997.05

  907-388-0815




 MESSAGE:

                     .....PERSONAL ............................




 Good Afternoon Governor,

 Hi.... this is Debbie Kitelinger from North Pole. it was good seeing you the end of
 January when you stopped in to see us when we were in Juneau for the Disabilities and
 Special Education Board meeting. But I have to tell you it is not fair that you were able
 to hide your pregnancy so well!!!! LOL I know you are very busy but I hope you will take
 the time to read the poem that was sent to me today by Erma Bombeck. Have the tissue
 ready!!!



 Congradulations on your new beautiful blessing from God!!!!



 The Special Mother

 by Erma Bombeck




Most women become mothers by accident,         some by choice , a few by social pressures and a
couple by habit.











 This year nearly 100,000 women will become mothers of special needs or handicapped
 children. Did you ever wonder how mothers of handicapped

 children are chosen?




 Somehow I visualize God hovering over earth selecting his instruments for propagation with
 great care and deliberation. As He observes , He instructs His angels to make notes in a
 giant ledger.




 "Armstrong, Beth; son. Patron saint.. .give her Gerard. He's used to profanity."




 "Forrest, Marjorie; daughter. Patron saint, Cecelia."




 "Rutledge, Carrie; twins. Patron saint, Matthew."




 Finally He passes a name to an angel and smiles ,     " Give her a special needs / handicapped
 child."




 The angel is curious. "Why this one God? She's so happy."




 "Exactly ," smiles God , "Could I give a special needs / handicapped child to a mother who
 does not know laughter? That would be cruel."




 " But has she patience ?" asks the angel.




 "I don ' t want her to have too much patience or she will drown in a sea of self -pity and
 despair . Once the shock and resentment wears off , she'll handle it."









 "I watched her today. She has that feeling of self and independence that is so rare and so
 necessary in a mother. You see, the child I'm going to give her has her own world. She has
 to make her live in her world and that's not going to be easy."




 "But, Lord, I don't think she even believes in you." God smiles , "No matter , I can fix
 that. This one is perfect - she has just enough selfishness . " The angel gasps -
 "selfishness ? is that a virtue?"




God nods. "If she can't separate herself from the child occasionally, she'll never
survive. Yes, here is a woman whom I will bless with a child less than perfect. She
doesn't realize it yet, but she is to be envied.




She will never take for granted a 'spoken word,". She will consider a step extraordinary.
When her child says 'Momma' for the first time, she will be present at a miracle, and will
know it!"




"I will permit her to see clearly the things I see ... ignorance, cruelty, prejudice.... and
allow her to rise above them. She will never be alone . I will be at her side every minute
of every day of her life, because she is doing my work as surely as if she is here by My
side".




"And what about her Patron saint?" asks the angel, pen poised in mid-air.




God smiles, "A mirror will suffice."



Hope that touched your heart like it did mine.




Have a Great Day,

Debbie












kitelingerfamily@gci.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 2:28 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. David Buchanan

address: 1001 44th Ave N Fargo ND 58102

  701-293-0985




MESSAGE:

Governor Palin




Congratulations and best wishes on the birth of your son. My wife and I are parents of a
26 year-old Down Syndrome citizen. Our prayers are with you. We found joy in your public
comments. The "challenging" part of learning about it is something we share although we
did not know until a few minutes after Michael was born. However, your comment that "It
just feels like he fits perfectly" has certainly been true for us and our other two
children, both of whom are younger than Michael. I am also a geneticist and my wife and I
have spent a lot of time helping new parents of these precious babies see what life is
like as they move forward. Now that Michael is grown, he also helps in that effort. I also
give presentations to groups called "The World Needs More Michaels". I am certain that you
will come to believe that the world also needs more Trigs.



David and Cindy Buchanan



buckosu@aol.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail @gov.state. ak.us        [ mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak.us)

Sent: Tuesday, April      29, 2008 4:36 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin          ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Kathy Thomas

address: 1298 W. Cardella Rd Merced CA 95348




MESSAGE:

Thank you for your stand for life. AS a resident of CA we have been fighting this battle
for a long time and at times it seems we are losing on the legislative front. However we
again have a petition that has qualified for the ballot and we will fight for the rights
of life for all persons.

Thank you again for a public example of principle above convenience.




lazyt2@ comcast.net




                                                        I
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 8:06 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Ms. Sherry Morris

 address: 2133 W. Greensboro Chapel Hill Rd. Snow Camp NC 27349




MESSAGE:

Dearest Governor Palin,

I read with great joy the birth of Trig through our fellowship of crisis pregnancy sister
centers email link here in N.C. I wanted to say how blessed Alaska surely is, having
someone so committed to stand behind what they believe in. Take lots. of pictures because
he will be grown before you know it and babies do the sweetest things when you least
expect it.  I will pray for you and your sweet family. Beauty is not in the eyes of the
beholder as much as perfection is in the eyes of our Creator, and Trig is both beautiful
and perfect to his Creator, not to mention his family. We are all so blessed as moms just
to have the awesome privilege to carry them close to our hearts for 9 months ...o.k. for a
lifetime!  Oh how I wish this great state of N.C. had a pro-life governor like you! By
the way, God allowed me to open a pregnancy resource and teen counseling ministry in 2008
after being in pregnancy center ministries for eight years. Might I say that our teens
need more positive role

models like you. What a joy to share stories of our beautiful babies who have arrived
under adverse circumstances. Our young clients need to know the truth about life that is
truly life!  The story of your little one's birth has made my day, my week!

Blessings to you from our awesome God and Creator,

Sherry Morris

Exec. Director

A Heart's Cry

Psalm 109:22












 lbmsherry@bellsouth.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state . ak.us]

 Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 10:10 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 web mail from: Mr. Steven K Harding

 address: 2243 E Mackay Ct Meridian ID 83642

  208-888-3318




 MESSAGE:

 I just saw the Glenn Beck piece on the birth of your son.  We are from the Pacific
 Northwest, but my wife and I lived in Anchorage in 1986 and 1987. Our first son, Trevor
 was born on May 25, 1991 and has Trisomy 21. After successful open heart surgery at 3
 months, he has been healthy and will turn 17 next month. He is a challenge and a blessing
 to all that know him. But aren't we all.




 We wish you the best with the new addition to your family.



 Sincerely,



 Steve & KaLyn Harding

Merdian, Idaho




 sharding@cableone.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original message-.----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.usl

Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 4:41 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Jim Lilley

address: 109 Mount Olive Road Lookout Mountain GA 30750

  706-820-0335




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,




Congratulations on the birth of your precious son! May the Lord give you and your husband
wisdom to rear him "in the nurture and admonition of the Lord."



i am the 12th child of 16 in my family and am so glad that my parents decided to have
children. What a blessing to know that each one of my sibling were precious to my parents
and that each one has special care from them.



God bless you and your family as you serve Him in the great state of Alaska



Jim Lilley



jim@bimi.org
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 6:20 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Don Cherry

address: 90 Douty Dr. Hedgesville WV 25427

 (304) 229-3936




MESSAGE:

Gov. Palin - Recently I read an article concerning the birth of a downs baby into your
family.  The article was in reference to you and your husbands stand in the sanctity of
life and your seeing this child as truly a gift from God. I would like to commend you on
your stand and say how refreshing to see such a stand come from a public official. I pray
that one day we will see the barbaric institution of abortion reversed in this country.
When high profile officials such as yourself, take both an intelligent and passionate
stand for life, it indeed gives me hope that abortion will one day be reversed. If you
are ever in and around the state of WV, I offer an open invitation to visit our church and
share your testimony on life.



Respectfully,



Don Cherry

Sr. Pastor




pastor@breezelink.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 6:48 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Jillaine Tagatz

address: 46v W 12th Ave Oshkosh WI 54902




MESSAGE:

Glory be to God for your choice the being you new baby into this world. Congrads.
Challenging yet blessed for all time.

Jillaine



klnalesl@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state . ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 7:33 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Jennifer Morris

address: 5975 Intervale Riverside CA 92506

 951-850-9963




MESSAGE:

I would like to congratulate Gov. Palin on the birth of her beautiful son Trig. My son
Jacob is 4 years old and has Down Syndrome as well. I can truely say her family's journey
will be so special with their little guy. I know it will not always be easy but the reward
is so great. I feel very privlidged to have been chosen to parent such a special
blessing. And to know I share the same responsiblity as the Governor of the great state of
Alaska, well that just makes me super proud! Thanks for doing the right thing and not
being afraid to travel the harder road!



JenMorri@RCTLMA.org
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 8:22 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Norton Bonaparte

address: 5979 SW 31 Terrace Topeka KS 66614

 785.228.9708




MESSAGE:

Gov. Palin,




I read that you have given birth to Trig, who has Down's syndrome. Our daughter Akia also
has Down's syndrome. She is now 32 years of age and continues to be the joy of our life.
Should you wish to contact us to hear our experiences that may be useful to you and your
family, please feel free to reach out to us.



We wish you and your family the very best.



Norton & Santa Bonaparte




NBonapar2@aol.com








                                                                                               PRA_GS POI _0016687
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 9:01 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Mr. Jim Marcus

 address: 7383 Carpenter Road Flushing MI 48433

  810-659-2214




 MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin;




I just read on Baptist Press that you and your husband had new son born to you recently,
Trig Paxson Van Palin. Congratulations! I want to commend you for choosing,to give life
to Trig, when so many have aborted after being presented with the information you were
given. I have met several Down Syndrome kids, and they are always such a blessing to me.
They seem to always have a smile, and actually seem to have a better outlook on life than
most "normal" people do. I pray God blesses you greatly, not just for the choice you made
to allow Trig to enjoy life, but because of the statement you made to residents of Alaska,
of America, and of the world. All life is precious, and you have now a fifth source of
blessing (six, with your husband)in your family. I'm sure that Trig will give you many
blessing, and bring many smiles to your face in the years to come.



In Christian love,

Jim Marcus




jimarcus@sbcglobal.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 10:34 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Mr. Robert Thelen

 address: 134 W. Lansdowne Cir. The Woodlands TX 77382

  281-362-7452




 MESSAGE:

  Dear Governor Palin,




I am writing from Texas to congratulate. you on your son your and welcoming him as a
special blessing from God. Your example will surely change some minds and hearts about how
valuable all human life is and that all children are a precious gift from God.



You will be in my prayers and may God bless you and your family.



Bob Thelen




rthelen@sbcglobal.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 1:29 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Donald Tobkin

address: 23999      Broadway      Avenue Detroit Lakes MN 56501




MESSAGE:

Thanks for your strong witness for Pro-Life ....... may Trig do well to teach all of us of
God's mysterious ways in His Creation. I've never been to Alaska ....... (and at my age,
it perhaps seems unlikely that I ever will) ....... but there is a certain sense of peace
to know that there are yet wild, undisturbed lands in Alaska ........ not all tore up by
man's obscene greed for material gain. If you are supporting more resource development in
the ANWR ...... please figure out some way for somebody to come back in another generation
and not find the land all tore up. PLEASE!!!!




Donald Tobkin ...... Minnesota -- USA



mrblowtorchyahoo.com
    

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from: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us]
to: Janice L Mason
      From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.usl

Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 12:34 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Christopher Riggs

address: 1412 Park Place Wichita KS 67203

  (316) 269-3965




MESSAGE:

God has blessed you with the birth of Trig! Thank you so much for your witness                 to life.
Tears are filling my eyes...



-Christopher M. Riggs

Wichita, KS




criggs@cdowk.org
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.usJ

 Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 7:29 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Mollie Boyer

 address: P.O.Box 317 Palmer AK 99645

  907-745-6714



MESSAGE:

 Dear Governor Palin,

Congratulations on the new member of your family, young Trig. A beautiful name for a
beautiful boy. May peace and happiness embrace you and your family.



Sincerely,

Mollie Boyer



mollie_boyer@yahoo.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2008 7:45 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Mr. Chris Bossert

 address: 244 Brentwood Drive North Tonawanda NY 14120

  716-957-3007



 MESSAGE:

 Good morning, Governor Palin,



 I wanted to tell you that we admire your comments regarding your new child who was born
 with down syndrome. I heard about it on the Glenn Beck TV show. We don't hear a lot
 about Alaska in the Buffalo, NY area, so I wanted to pass my congratulations and well as
 our admiration and inspiration.



 I have attached below the letter to which I wrote to Glenn, as he has                  a special needs
 child also.  My wife is trying to write/compile a book that will be a                  collection of
 inspirational stories from parents of special needs children (we have                  an autistic 5 year
 old).  I was wondering if you would might be able to find the time to                  write a passage for
 us for the book for possible later publication?



 Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you soon.



 Thank you,

 Chris Bossert



Letter to Glenn Beck:










 Hi Glenn,




 I unfortunately am unable to listen to your radio program, both because I am at work and
 because Buffalo does not broadcast your show ( too liberal here ). But I do watch your
 television show almost every night.




 I was unaware until the other night that you also have a special needs child - in your
 case, cerebral palsy. I do not wish to lay pity, but rather to let you know, as an avid
 fan, that I too have a special needs child who has autism . Our son's name is Aiden, and
 he is 5 years old. My wife Kelly and I struggle everyday.




 One of the major reasons why I like you and your show ( besides being a conservative) is
 that you are upfront , honest and genuine.   You have been very open about your struggles
 with alcoholism , your family , your beliefs and your views. That is what I value in
 people.




 I am 33 years old, live in Buffalo and I am a production planner /buyer at a manufacturing
 firm.  We live a decent middle class living where we own our home - but you hit on the
 head every night - gas and food prices are killing us!




We just recently were able to be the second family in the Buffalo area to have street
signs put up in our neighborhood to slow down due to "child with autism area" While that
is not the end all , it is an extra measure to help protect Aiden. I am taking it a step
further by working with my NYS senator to introduce statewide legislation to allow all
families of special needs children ( autistic , physical or mentally handicapped, deaf,
blind , etc.) the ability to ask for special street signs in a streamlined , easy fashion
through either a website or phone number .    I hope to see it soon ( a TV story was done at
WGRZ.com , and a Buffalo News article also ).   I hope that you could support our efforts,
being a parent of a special needs child also. As a side note , one of my neighbors does
NOT support it because she fears that people will think her children have autism, if you
could believe it...it made blood shoot out of MY eyes!)












 I am also contacting you because my wife is starting to write/compile a book of
 inspirational stories from parents of special needs children. I was wondering if you
 might be able to find time to write a passage for the book, that we hope to have published
 down the road. It could be used as a resource for other parents, as well as a tool when a
 special needs parent (s) might be going through a tough time. I am going to contact the
 governor of Alaska also, who has given us inspiration because of her comments about her
 new baby that was born with down syndrome.




 Life, at times, can definitely be harder with a special needs child. Being positive and
 having fun is the key to "forgetting" about the disabilities, as you probably already
 know.  I appreciate your time and I hope that you could write me back at
 thebosserts@gmail.com.




 Thank you,



 Chris Bossert




 thebosserts@gmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2008 8:30 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Mr. Tim Bishop

 address: 3914 Sweetwater Dr Valdosta GA 31602

  229-333-9606



 MESSAGE:

 Governor Palin,



 As the father of two children with Down Syndrome (1 biological and 1 adopted) I would like
 to congratulate you on the birth of your "Downy Baby." Trig will indeed be a challenge at
 times, but there is nothing sweeter than a DS child giving you a hug that represents truly
 unconditional love.  Oh, if only everyone could enjoy that kind of experience, we would
 never have to worry about our children's future again.



 As governor, please use your "bully pulpit" to advocate for all Down Syndrome children,
 even those not yet born. As you probably know, the vast majority of Down Syndrome
 children diagnosed in utero, are aborted. How sad that those families will miss the great
 blessing that comes with the arrival of a child with Down Syndrome. I'm sure you know the
 concerns we have that our children will become so unique that in the future they/we will
 have to battle for resources and support. Maybe our actions will help to change the
 hearts and minds of future parents.



In closing, I would like to include one of the most beutiful and inspirational messages
about children with disabilities I have ever read. It is by Emily Perl Kingsley and I'm
sure someone has already shared it with you. But just in case...



Welcome to Holland

by Emily Perl Kingsley




                                                                                               P RA_GSP01 _0016867




I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability - to try
to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how
it would feel. It's like this...



When you're going to have a baby, it ' s like planning a fabulous vacation trip - to Italy.
You buy a bunch of guide books and make your wonderful plans . The Coliseum . Michelangelo's
David . The gondolas in Venice . You may learn some handy phrases in Italian . It's all very
exciting.



After months of eager anticipation, the day finally arrives. You pack your bags and off
you go. Several hours later, the plane lands. The stewardess comes in and says , "Welcome
to Holland."



"Holland?!? " you say . " What do you mean Holland?? I signed up for Italy ! I'm supposed to
be in Italy . All my life I've dreamed of going to Italy."



But there ' s been a change in the flight plan . They've landed in Holland and there you must
stay.



The important thing is that they haven't taken you to a horrible , disgusting , filthy
place, full of pestilence , famine and disease. It ' s just a different place.



So you must go out and buy new guide books . And you must learn a whole new language. And
you will meet a whole new group of people you would never have met.



It's just a different place. It ' s slower - paced than Italy, less flashy than Italy. But
after you ' ve been there for a while and you catch your breath , you look around ... and you
begin to notice that Holland has windmills ... and Holland has tulips . Holland even has
Rembrandts.



But everyone you know is busy coming and going from Italy... and they're all bragging
about what a wonderful time they had there. And for the rest of your life, you will say
"Yes, that's where I was supposed to go. That ' s what I had planned."



And the pain of that will never, ever , ever, ever go away... because the loss of that
dream is a very, very significant loss.



But... if you spend your life mourning the fact that you didn't get to Italy, you may
never be free to enjoy the very special, the very lovely things ... about Holland.












 Copyright  1987 by Emily Perl Kingsley



 Overjoyed for your wonderful blessing,

 Tim Bishop

 Valdosta, GA




 timothy.bishop@ mac.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.usJ

Sent.:   Friday, May 02,    2008 9:53 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Duncan & Cheryl Frazier

address: 400 East Park Drive Anacortes WA 98221

 360-293-9349




MESSAGE:

SARAH & TODD-

Congrats on the addition to the family. So proud of you all.

Known you for many years and ALWAYS wish your family the best of Blessings, Safety, and
Guidance. We know this child is such a wonderful gift from God and we look forward to
meeting him someday. HUGS, Duncan and Cheryl Frazier - former Wasillians!



frazier@windermere.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 5:54 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Mr. Arthur Arruda

 address: 329 Seekell     Street East TAUNTON MA 02718




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Governor Palin,



 Congratulations on the birth of your child!

 Thank you for standing up for life and not letting your child become an abortion
 statistic.



 I wish there were more like you in the political arena that stood up for the sanctity of
 life.



May God bless you and your family!




thegovl@comcast.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov. state . ak.us]

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 9:13 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Tawni Cavender

address :   6033 Riverwood Drive Braselton GA 30517




MESSAGE:

I read your story today about your new baby (online article). I was touched that you
didn't abort this beautiful baby after you found out that you were having a baby with
downs.  So many times we "talk the talk but-don't walk the walk", but your actions
definitely reflect what you say. I don't know anything about your politics or you as an
individual but I wanted to wish you and your family the best with your new little one.
Congratulations!



Tawnicavender@bellsouth.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto: WebMailogov . state . ak.us7

Sent: Saturday, May 03,      2008 9:09 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Betty Ridgway

address: 218 Kirkland Road Temple GA 30179

  770-562-3050




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,

Just read online of the recent birth of your son. Read that he had Downs. Want you to
know that my family and I have known and are traveling the same road that your family will
be traveling.  My husband passed on Christmas Day, 2007 but in all the time we were
together(almost 54 years)we never regreted our daughter. She is I believe the glue that
kept our family together. She is the oldest of 4. She will be 53 this July and it is
hoped many more birthdays down the road. She is a loving and caring person, She attends
a special school and has since she was 7 years old. They started in Louisiana where she
was born, then Texas twice and on to Georgia. My prayers will be with you and your family
as you travel the road that many have and are traveling.



Sincerely

Betty Ridgway



bnr77@bellsouth.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 9:12 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Lynda Reynen

address: 7501 Paso Robles Blvd Fort Pierce FL 34951




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the newest addition to your family. I am praying for abundant
blessings on you, your husband and your family. Thank you for taking a pro-life, pro-
family stand and for being a shining example for other women in our-great country. May
you receive favor in all you do. God Bless, Lynda Reynen



im-reynen@bellsouth.net
    

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from: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us]
to: Janice L Mason
      From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us]

 Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 9:23 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




Web mail from: Tina Masters

 address: 37343 Deep Wood Dr Murrieta CA 92562




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the birth of child with Down Syndrome! My son Adrick was born five
years ago with Down Syndrome. He is one of the greatest joys and challenges of my life.
These special children open our eyes to the world around us and connect us to the people
surrounding us.   Your life will be filled with challenges and obstacles that at times feel
overwhelming.   But, the love, joy and knowledge of our world around us far outweigh those
challenges.



I know you will receive an abundance of advice and well-wishes from people around the
world.  The main advice I give is to always do what YOU think is right for your son. You
know your son the best; even more so than any expert or doctor out there. Follow your
heart and your inner voice, it will guide you throughout your journey.



My thoughts and good wishes are with you from one mother of a specially wonderful child to
another.



I know we don 't know each other, but if you ever have questions or need someone who has
been there to talk to please feel free to contact me.




mastersf@ca . rr.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message---,--

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 10:57 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Mr. Christopher Gay

 address: 1010 Gidding Street Clovis NM 88101




 MESSAGE:

 I just read a story about the birth of your new son and the trials of a special needs
 baby.  I commend you for this. I had no idea who or did not care really about the state
 of AK , other than its great beauty. I was impressed and decided to read up on you and I
 am truly impressed.  Congrats on the new baby. I am a nursing student and graduate with a
 BA in Sociology this semester and want to work with special needs children, so I wish you
 all the best with the new baby. Thank You :)



 gaychrol@clovis.edu










                                                                                                                      I



 Unknown
From:                     Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov]
Sent:                     Monday, May 05, 2008 10:19 AM
To:                       Mason; Janice L (GOV)
Subject :                 FW: Other




 -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov. state .ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 9:25 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject; Other



Web mail from: Shawn Jackinsky

address: PO Box 872575 Wasilla AK 99687

  9073761631




MESSAGE:

Hi Governor Palin,

My name is Shawn Jackinsky and my wife and I live in Wasilla, Alaska.

I just wanted you to know that my wife and I are very Proud of the way you are Governing
the State and congragulate you and Todd on the birth of your child.

I think that because of you, there is hope for the future of our State. Keep up the good
work!

We appreciate your efforts and want to Thank You and your family for your service.



I am not involved politicaly but felt compelled to write the following to President George
Bush.



Shawn and Naomi Jackinsky




To: President George W Bush












 Hi,

 My name is Shawn Jackinsky and my wife Naomi and I both live in a small town in
 Alaska ..................... This message is wrote to express our support for you.

 Lately news statistics have indicated that support/belief in you, President Bush is at an
 all time low.

 I would like to say that no matter what the polls say, Naomi, I and many in the city of
 Wasilla, Alaska, stand firmly for you and the policy you have taken on various issues.

 I believe that your response to 9/11 which resulted in the invasion/occupation and
 possible liberation of Iraq and Afghanistan was a brilliant move.

 You took the battle to the enemy and kept the war off of our homeland.

 Naomi and I both know of some of the hardship that many have had to face due to the war.

 We too have a child enlisted in the Army (Spc. Joshua Wolf - 1st Platoon, Charlie Company)
 who did his time at Fort Apache - Sader City, Iraq.

 We are aware of the day to day worry/concern that parents face when a child is deployed.

 We have grieved with our child when we learned that some of his Army brothers had given
 the ultimate sacrifice in battle .......... one of which is Spc. Ross McGinnis who we have
 heard is to receive posthumously, the Medal of Honor.

 Our son Joshua, signed up for another 4 years of enlisted service and we fear for his and
 all of our military men and women's safety.

 Things don't look good and we still see trouble brewing in Iraq, Iran, Africa and other
 parts of the world.

 We pray for peace but realize that there could be further dark days ahead if our country
 is to be secured.

 I said all that to say this ......... Don't be disheartened by polls or statistics. Many
 people who live in small towns such as ourselves, stand firmly with the you, display the
 flag and are proud of our country.

 If we had to choose who would hold the next term as President, it would be you and the
 first.lady!

 Our state too has been hit with high prices but it is a small price to pay for the
 security of our nation.

 I have worked in the oilfields of Alaska and have been amazed at the way political forces
 have time and time again stopped development of the states resources.

 Alaska's resources could potentially ease many of the nations needs but every time a good
 plan is introduced to open up development , opposing forces lock the land up.

 I'm hopeful that under our current Governor Sarah Palin's ( who I also am very Proud of)
 guidance we can successfully open up more land in Alaska to development and reduce
 dependence on foreign resources.

 Naomi and I would also like to pass on our Thanks to the nations first lady Laura and for
 her many accomplishments during your term in office.

 She has been a comforting influence to our nation and a wonderful First Lady!

 If you visit Alaska, the door to our house is always open to you. Know that we are Proud
 of you and because of your guidance we feel there is hope for our country.

 Don't give up ....... A lot of Alaskans believe in you .......... We don't think Hillary or
 Obama have a clue









 Thank You for your service to our country,




 Shawn and Naomi Jackinsky

 PO Box 872575

 Wasilla , Alaska - 99687




 yukon727@hotmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 11:22 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Ms. Joanne Jolin

 address: 2810 River Ridge Dr. Orlando FL 32825




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Governor Palin,

 Our family had the pleasure of visiting Alaska on a land/cruise tour last July and we are
 still enjoying the memories of all the wilderness, and wild beauty of Alaska and it's
 unique and strong people. I would visit again if we every have the opportunity.



I am writing to you after reading about the birth of your son, Trig, who is born with
Down's Syndrome.   It was so touching that you and your husband, Todd, accept him into your
family with no reservations.   Instead of asking "why", Todd said "why not" your family to
raise this special needs child. Your family will be blessed and learn so much from this
baby boy. I know this because I have a special needs older brother who lives with me since
my parents passed away. It's not always easy but life is rich and full of surprises with
Mark in our family.



A small piece of advice is to help Trig be the best he can be, love him, don't shelter
him, encourage him and you will be surprised at the quality of life he will have. We
always treated Mark as normal and take him everywhere we go. You can also show the
community. that special needs kids are no different than the rest of us and part of our
community. I believe these kids are gifts. Trig is so fortunate to have you and Todd as
parents.   I see the love you have for-him and you will be a role model for other women
facing the decision of raising a special needs child. With my second pregnacy, I was 37
and my doctor suggested a test for Down's Sydrome'and I asked why. He said in case you
want to terminate the pregnacy. I told him I had experience with special needs kids so it
was out of the question and rejected taking the test.     My daughter, Caitlin, is healthy
and I would have loved her the same either way. Trig is a beautiful baby! I admire you
for your courage and strength.









 God Bless you and your family.




 Joanne Jolin




 jjolin@cfl . rr.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.usl

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 12:28 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Ann Rudman

address: 2 Westwind dri ve Jamestown RI 02835

  4013748561




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin and Family:



I have just read of your recent birth and wanted to congratulate you and wish you all the
best.  I have a two year old son, Sam, who is also down syndrome . I can only tell you
that he is a happy, healthy, wonderful child. He is my fourth son.   He has been a
wonderful addition to our family and, quite frankly, very much like a typical child. The
only difference has been that he is just a little bit delayed. We wish you all the best
with your new family member.



Sincerely,



Ann and Ken Rudman



annrudman@cox.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From:   WebMail@gov.state.ak.us Imailto:webMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 12:39 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject; Other



Web mail from: Ms. Terri Hudson

address: 601 Arrowhead Dr. Twin Lakes WI 53181




MESSAGE:

I would like to congratulate you and your family on the birth of your new baby boy. I am
the mom of a five year old son Marcus with Down Syndrome. We also learned of the diagnosis
when I was about 4 months along and never questioned if we'd have this baby. I also felt
as you did when you and your husband said "why not us"? It's exactly the same way I felt
and it made me smile when I read it. I've read some of the negative comments by people
after your son was born. Of course we all know these are people who have never been
touched by a person with a disability or who may be different from them. Sure there are
going to be challenges but who doesn't have them? "Typical" children have challenges too.
I've wanted to leave a comment that said "Raise your hand if you were born perfect". I
really don't know how many people could! None of us is perfect and really, who would want
to be? Our son has brought us so much joy and truly every milestone gives you a reason to
celebrate. He will teach

you more than you could imagine. I look forward to our journey that lies ahead and may God
bless you as you take yours.



stmhud@verizon.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From :   WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state . ak.us]

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 1:11 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Tamara Rampold

address: 9 Northland Drive Collinsville IL 62234

  618-667-8771




MESSAGE:

I just wanted to comment on negative opinions received on your returning to work so soon
with a special needs child. blah blah blah.



I was back to work before my son, who also has Down syndrom, was three months old. He's
now 11 years old, and I'm still working. It hasn't been difficult to juggle. Granted, I'm
not a governor, but it's not been any different than raising my other two in that regard.



Good luck - I hope you enjoy Trig as much as we've enjoyed Shawen . I don't blog a bunch,
but occasionally I blog his "antics ". http:// shawenstories . blogspot.com.



Tamara




tamara.rampoldorbc.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.usl

 Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 1:38 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



Web mail from : Ms. sharon siebert

 address :   41 lakeside drive lake ronkonkoma NY 11779,

  631 6484304




MESSAGE:

JUST WANTED TO TELL YOU GOVERNOR THAT I CONGRATULATE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ON A FINE LOOKING
BABY!  HE IS SO CUTE . LITTLE TRIG IS IT SHORT FOR TRIGONOMETRY ? MAYBE IT WAS YOUR
FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL.  ANYWAY BE BLESSED WITH YOUR SON AND YOUR FAMILY AND MAY THE
LORD STRENGTHEN YOU ALL TO PERSEVERE ANY OBSTACLES THAT EVER COME IN FRONT OF YOU. YOU
COULD DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS YOU REMEMBER THAT ALWAYS ! THIS IS
COMING FROM A PARENT OF 3 KIDS THAT HAD SPECIAL NEEDS . ONE MY OLDEST 20 YR OLD
EMOTIONALLY CHALLENGED AND HAS ADHD . ANOTHER WITH ADD AND ANGER ISSUES AND THE OTHER MY
DAUGHTER WAS BORN WITH A HOST OF PROBLEMS COLLAPSED LUNG, CONGENITAL CATARACTS HAD TO HAVE
HER LENSES REMOVED FROM HER EYES WHEN SHE WAS 4 MONTHS OLD BECAUSE SHE WAS BLIND . AND NOW
PRAISE GOD SHE HAS SIGHT IN ONE EYE AND SHE IS BEAUTIFUL AT 13 YRS OLD AND SHE OUTGREW THE
LUNG PROBLEMS SHE HAD HER FIRST COUPLE OF YEARS OF LIFE! ANYWAY ENJOY YOUR FAMILY AND
YOUR GOVERNORSHIP TOO!




faithfull @optoriline.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail @gov.state . ak.us [mailto : WebMail @gov.state . ak.us]

Sent: Saturday ,   May 03 ,   2008 2:28 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin       ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from : Mr. Chad Buell

address :    18033 Cerrado Circle Edmond OK 73012

 405-340-1504




MESSAGE:

Dear Mrs. Palin,



I would like to congratulate you and your husband on the birth of your baby boy, Trig. Me
and my wife also welcomed a baby boy Chase on January 16, 2008 also with Down syndrome.
we found out 21 weeks of gestation through test . We had a few days of why us then we were
so happy that he was sent to us .   With so many people opting for termination when they
here the results .  We were blessed to have him sent to us so he would have a chance at
life . He has had three surgeries , one the complete AV canal repair of the heart , he spent
a total of 67 days at OU Childrens Hospital .   We finally have him home and love every
minute of the day .  He has brought us so much joy in his short life this far and we are
waiting for many more to come .   Thank you for letting your story hit the media there needs
to be more spotlite on the fact that a child with Down syndrome is a human life and can
live a productive life and be a valuable member of society . Thank you , Proud Parents of a
child with Down Synd

rome .      Chad and Peggy Buell



cmb_578@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov. state .ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us]

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 1:52 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Dani Feierstein

address :   100 Queensferry Rd. Cary NC 27511




MESSAGE:

I too am the mother of a special needs son.He is ajoy and a delight. He is also 28 years
old. I applaud your attitud. I have worked in the disabilities field for over 40 years.
Please let me know if there is something I can do. I can only say" YOu go, Governor
Palin".

Currently I provide resources and advocacy and run support groups.

I can only say" you go, Governor Palin". It is my belief that we need to see the person
first and the disability second.

Take care

Sincerely,

Dani Feierstein



drfeier@gmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 2:56 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Rosemary Parisi

address: 17 Crestwood Cir Budd Lake NJ 07828




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the birth of your son! I was so grateful to see a woman of your
stature take such a beautiful stance on behalf of the disabled. You have set our cause
ahead 50 years. My daughter was born seven years ago with Down syndrome and I see what a
joy she is and how she has positively affected our family. Our children are more
empathetic and now are striving for career goals in medicine. I have returned to school
and just been awarded a second degree in special education. I was touched to see the
headlines about your reaction to your son. God bless Trig and your entire family for
embracing this "gift" albeit wrapped in different paper. Your new son will bring you all
MUCH love and a new set of friends you would have never met otherwise. Enjoy the moment
and thank you on behalf of every other Mother of a Down syndrome child. Sincerely,
Rosemary Parisi




Apalomonteoptonline.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us)

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 3:07 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Pasqua Boggs

address: 4190 SW 75th Circle E Davie FL 33314

 9546934850




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on your new baby boy! I read about your new arrival on the internet and
wanted to extend my heartfelt congratulations. I have a 17 year old daughter who has Down
syndrome and everyday is a happy blessing with her in the lives of my family! Your son
will have a wonderful effect on lives of your other children, family members, and even
colleagues.  What a wonderful opportunity you and your family have to watch him grow and
teach others about acceptance, humility and love.



Sincerely,



Pasqua "Packy" Boggs



Packyb@bellsouth.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From :   WebMail@gov. state . ak.us [mailto : WebMail@gov.state . ak.us)

 Sent: Saturday, May 03,       2008 3:05 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Ms. Lisa Schaffran-Lynch

 address: 127 Lazywood Lane Tivertonr RI 02878




 MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,




 Congratulations on your new baby.

I live in RI and read the wonderful news of the birth of your son. I am the proud mother
of an 18 year old daughter with special needs. She does not have Down syndrome, just an
undiagnosed developmental delay.

Having a child with special needs changed my life and it took me about 3 years to go from
'why me'to why not me".



My life revolves, around helping other parents / families who have children with special
needs and I work for our state' s designated Parent Training and informaiton Center - Rhode
Island Parent Information Network.



 My daughter , Meagan is a wonderful, loving human being who bring joy to everyone she
encounters.   She has some challenges, but she lights this earth with love and beauty-----
and she makes me smile and laugh everyday.




Enjoy every moment with your new baby and my very best to you and your family.









Sincerely,



Lisa Schaffran

Very Proud Parent &

Associate Director - RIPIN




lschaf0421@cox.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 3:15 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Linda.Finkenbinder

address: 827 New Bloomfield Road Duncannon PA 17020

  717-834-5813




MESSAGE:

I just want to congratulate you on the birth of your son. I am the mother of a 26-year-
old son, Evan, who was born with Down Syndrome. I have learned more about unconditional
love, acceptance and life from Evan that from any other person. I won't say there haven't
been times of "AAHHGG!!" but let me tell you the joy he brings to your life will be beyond
measure.



finks827@embargmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From :   WebMail@gov . state . ak.us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state .ak.us]

 Sent: Saturday, May 03,       2008 3:17 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from : Ms. Kathy Harmon

 address :   1265 Seyburn Dr. Baton Rouge LA 70808

  225 7661205




 MESSAGE:

Just read your article about your son Trig. We are so happy for you. My 4th child was
diagnosed with down syndrome inutero at my 5th month. His presence in our life has raised
the quality of our lives and character in ways that would have never happened without him.
My 10 year old recently wrote a short story about her brother to help other children who
may go through the same thing. She says it's not finished yet but wants to send you a
copy. Our oldest daughter graduates from med school on the 15 of this month and she feels
like her life would never be rich without him. I could go on and on but I will stop.
Thank-you for not aborting this child. And thank-you for sharing your story on national
news. I feel like God sent me a piece of Himself when He sent us Samuel. With each day I
hope you and your family can feel what I mean. Sharing your joy and your tears. Sincerely,
Kathy Harmon PS. Your son was born on my birthday! I was 45 when I gave birth to Samuel.
:) I am now a much younge

 r 52.




kjh2do@cox.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us]

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 3:20 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Linda Spence

address :   P.O. Exmore VA 23350




MESSAGE:

Dear Governer Palin,



Congratulations to you and your husband on your new son. I saw a picture and he is
beautiful. The story I read about it was so wonderful.



I just want to say thank you. Thank you for taking this stand, seeing that there is a
purpose in this child's life and doing what was right despite what others may say.



I pray the Lord's richest blessings upon you and your family. You are a true inspiration
all the way across the country in Virginia. if only we had more role models like you in
office.



For truth, life and hope,



Linda Baylis Spence

Executive Director

A-N Pregnancy Center

Belle Haven, Virginia
                                                       I








lindaspence777@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 3:28 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Wendy Cartozzo

address: 20 Devereaux Drive Destrehan LA 70047

  985-764-4054




MESSAGE:

Hi Sarah,

My name is Wendy and I am also a mother of a son with Down Syndrome. I just want to
CONGRATULATE you on the birth of your beautiful new baby boy.    You seem to already
realize how lucky and blessed you are, but let me just confirm for you what an AMAZING,
BEAUTIFUL, FUNNY, LOVEABLE, FRIENDLY, and VERY POPULAR little gift from God that you and
your family have been blessed with.    I know things seem overwhelming right now, but I
PROMISE you, he is going to do everything that any other typical child will do, some
things just may take a bit longer for him to learn, on the other hand, some things won't.
My son, Evan, is 10 years old and can play the piano by ear.    Yes, he has taught himself
how to play and he is incredible! I can't do that - and actually neither can anyone else
I know of... I love the sentence you said about asking the question, what is normal, and
what is "perfect". I love that! It is more true than I think you realize.      I think Evan
is the "normal" one around he

re, treating everyone with love and kindness, never judging anyone, making everyone he has
ever met melt when they see him and trip over themselves to come and talk to him and get
their hug, and always seeing the happy/positive side of everthing.    I think if everyone
in this world were more like him, wow - what.a wonderful world this would be!

You don't know me at all, but from one Mom to another, if you ever need someone to talk
to, ask questions , or whatever - I am here if you need me .  Once again , Congratulations!

Sincerely,

Wendy Cartozzo



wendycartozzo@cox.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:webMail@gov. state .ak.us]

 Sent :   Saturday, May 03, 2008 3:20 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Ms. Dempsey Moore

 address: 230 Jenkins Rd., #29 Duson LA 70529

  336 704-1125




MESSAGE:

I just read on my home page about the birth of your son, Trig. My oldest son, born when I
was 24 was Down Syndrome. He was such a joy. I also have a son 39, and a daughter 35,
but Trevor always had such a special place in my heart. Trevor passed away in 1994 from
complications from dialysis.   A doctor told us when he was very young to treat him as near
normal as possible.  We always did that. I remember one time, he was sitting on the floor
and I had told him to do something. He ignored me. His daddy told him to do the same
thing and added..... if you don't, I'll get the switch. He sat there until his daddy
acted like he was getting up to get the switch. He then did what he was told to do. That
was when I realized he understood a lot more than I was giving him credit for. Trevor
loved babies and other children and loved animals.



Your decision to not abort and to keep your child is very admirable and I am sure will be
an inspiration to other couples.



A new fan of the Gov. of Alaska,

Mrs. Dempsey (Sue) Moore




sue70529@cox.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 3:29 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. S A Nevill

address: Box 116 Roberts MT 59070

 4064251635




MESSAGE:

Dear Sarah,

While crusing through the news, I heard of the birth of child and wanted to congratulate
you and husband. I am sure your youngest son will excel in his world and provide you will
infinite amount of love, as well as become a valued member of the community.



I feel that I have some expertice on the . subject , as I am the sibling of a lady with Down
Syndrome . She is 47 yr. old and has lived with me for 4 years .    Never let any doctor or
expert limit the potential of such a wonderful little boy.




Good health to all,

Sherrie Nevill

Special Education Teacher, retired



snowgofast @yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

  From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

  Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 3:30 PM

  To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

  Subject: Other




  Web mail from: Ms. Christine Staples

  address: 411 Carrington Ave Woonsocket RI 02895




  MESSAGE:

  Dear Honorable Govenor Palin:




  I recently read via the internet about the birth of your son Trig. I wish to congratulate
  you personally from my small corner of the world. I am nearing 40 and have a 38 year old
  brother with downs, my best and most loyal friend! I wish you to know that he brings joy
  to everyone around him.



   Your family will experience love through Trig's eyes like never before. He is a beautiful
  baby and know this from someone who's experienced many facets of the down syndrome
  blessing, both you and your family have been given a precious gift from God, Downs
  children are pure souls with love, love and more love.



   My brother foster's caring always, no personal ambition gets in the way Trig will be a
 great asset to your life, and don't be fooled, as he grows you will learn more from him
 than he will. from you,first and foremost the meaning of unconditional love and unyielding
 compassion, sure to make you an even greater person and political leader, just follow his
 lead, greatness will be waiting. God Bless and congratulations to you and you family from
 RI. You are truly lucky people.



 Christine Staples, proud sister of David Marquis












cstaplesl@cox.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto: WebMail@gov .state.ak.usI

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 3:36 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Ken Robinson

address: 32 Bay 8th Street Brooklyn NY 11228




MESSAGE:

Hey, beautiful baby. We had ours 17 years ago. Your adventure has changed but it is,
really, still your adventure. Enjoy it. There will be plenty of opportunities to do so.
Believe me...



blissdon@aol.com
    

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from: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us]
to: Janice L Mason
      From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 3:40 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from :   Mr. Denny Bonavita

 address :   P.O. Box 407 DuBois PA 15801

  814-371-4200x177




 MESSAGE:

 Just read Steve Quinn's AP story. Son Greg is 31, Trisomy 21, 5-4, 220 (fat fireplug),
 textbook Downs, lousy speech, great memory, wicked sense of humor, retarded does NOT mean
 stupid, will do the "Who, me? I'm retarded!: schtick if he thinks it'll get him out of
 trouble or out of work he doesn't want. He works 40 hours/week in a sheltered-workshop,
 likes to drink a beer with his brothers but can't finish one (the bubbles tickle his
 nose), thinks every single woman he meets is "HUBBA HUBBA YOU BOO-TE-FUL!," has some
 congenital joint problems (hips, knees), but functions quite nicely. Still at home, but
 gonna go group-home route this year, we think.

 We were where you are.

 Now that we are where we are, we wouldn't trade it, aches and all, for the world.

 Keep the faith. You will cry, a little. And you will laugh, a lot. There are worse things.

 I kinda envy you, your husband and your family, in a weird sort of way, because I know
 some of the joys you have in store.

 Keep the faith,



 denny bonavita

 editor/publisher

 courier-express/tri-county sunday

 dubois, pa 15801










dbonavita@thecourierexpress.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 3:48 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. brian bingham

address: 813 east chestnut street Lancaster OH 43130

 740-808-6122




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,




Congratulations to you, to your husband and to your children on the birth of your new
child. May God continue to bless and look after you and your family.



I just read about your remarkable record of service to the great state of Alaska on the
Internet. VERY impressive!




Any chance you might consider running for national office? All of us in the U.S. (not to
mention the lower 48) could certainly benefit from your leadership, your committment to
traditional values and your obvious fortitude of courage. We seem to be lacking most of
these qualities in our national leaders these days...



Again, may God continue to bless you and your family!



Best Regards,



Brian T. Bingham








Lancaster, Ohio



brian-bingham@sbcglobal.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us1

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 3:48 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Linda Leahy

address: 324 East Steed Drive Oklahoma City OK 73110




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor and Mr Palin

     I just wanted you to know that you will be very proud with of new son, Trig. The
expectations that Trig will do when he gets older will astonished you both.

     My best friend 's daughter gave birth to a son with Downs 7 years ago, and we all are
very proud of him. He's very loving young boy. He hugs you , pats and rubs your back.




     Congradulations on your son Trig.




                                         Linda Leahy



lleahy@cox.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 3:51 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Dorothy OBrien

address :   11893 county rd 26 Findlay OH 45840




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor,

I just read about your happy event, the birth of your son who was born with down's
syndrome. Believe me, as years go by, you will realize how lucky you and your. husband are
to be blessed with his birth.

I have daughter with down's syndrome and she has been the joy of my life. She was born
when I was only 21, and she is now a happy, fun-loving 50 year old who just makes everyone
around her happier.

Yes, there were difficult times, especially in her early years with the lack of education
opportunities, but certainly that has changed.

My daughter has held three jobs in her life time, two of them lasting over 10 years, and
has a full social life.

Best Wishes to all your family.

Dorothy OBrien , Massachusetts resident until last year-now Ohio



madoro@comcast.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us)

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 4:11 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Marilyn Rahn

address: 10029 Leeds Drive Yukon OK 73099

  4053245705




MESSAGE:

Dear Gov. Palin,

What a beautiful baby you have! You and your husband must be so proud! The days of hiding
Down Syndrome children are disappearing. Thank goodness! You two were picked to raise Trig
to be the best he can be!



Many years ago (1985) I trained 'disabled'young people to work at McDonalds.(McJobs) This
training was to give them a step up in the real world of employment. I was fortunate to
have 2 young folks with Down Syndrome. They were so happy to be working with 'normal'
people. I learned they can do so much more than they are given credit for. Expect great
things and they won't disappoint!



They seemed to take what fellow employees told them to do as gospel! That turned out to be
my best tool for training!

One went on to work at the Tinker Air Force Base . One kept going to school.



God Bless you and your family!

 (Marilyn) Jo Rahn



Little-Nain@cox.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----                                          -

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us7

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 4:12 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from : Ms. Robin Barrett

address :   414 N MAin Hoisington KS 67544

  620-791-8732




MESSAGE:

Hello Governor Palin,

I read about your new baby and you set a great example to the women of our country. I am
a single, divorced 41 year old Mom of four and I am in nursing school with a year to
graduate.  I love my children and I want to give them a life they deserve. It makes me so
happy to see somebody like you with a beautiful family who says "I can do it! Watch me."
I wish you the best of luck in the future with your son, and he is just perfect!

Best Wishes!

Robin Barrett




allfourone@cox.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

 Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 4:17 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Janet King

 address :   257 N Calderwood Street #327 Alcoa TN 37701




MESSAGE:

 Gov. Palin,

   Today I read a news article on you and your new son . As the mother of a special needs
 child (also with a Trisomy condition, not Trisomy 21, as your son has, but Trisomy 14
 mosaic partial) all I can say is "YOU GO, GIRL!!!!"



   We climbed aboard the trisomy roller coaster in May of 2003 when our daughter, Hannah,
 was born. It has been (and continues to be) an interesting journey but one we wouldn't
 trade for the world. As is your son, Hannah is perfect just the way she is. :)



  I know that as governor you are a very busy woman, but if you ever have the time I would
like to invite you to see Hannah's web site. We put it together to help other trisomy
families, especially for the rarer trisomies, find support and information. There is also
a link there to Hannah's story. You can find it at www.trisomykidsarespecial.com



   Blessings as you and your family enjoy Trig!



Janet King



jlvking@soapboxorations.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state . ak.us)

 Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 4:27 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Mr. David Engel

 address: 5825 Fifth Ave., #A-1 Pittsburgh PA 15232

   (412) 363-3367




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Governor Palin,

 I read about the birth of your daughter this evening in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
 Although we have never met I wanted to impart some wisdom from an "old Warrior" who when
 diagnosed with cancer at 4 months was not expected to live, let alone walk, hold a job or
 live independently.  55 Years ago I was the first child in Pittsburgh to survive
 experimental radiation therapy for an aggressive spinal cord tumor. My Parents had no
 place to go for help, consultation, or guidance to assist them in directing my health care
 and how we as a family over could over come my illness.



 Today as an adult who has a multi-page resume', I look back and realize that the love,
 persistence, and belief my parents had in me caused my success .  For the past 25 years I
 have worked as an advocate for persons with disabilities in the Pittsburgh. Follow your
 heart and see the value of all people. While not being an achiever in all areas of daily
 living I have learned how to ski using adaptive equipment, I paddled 180 miles of the
 Allegheny River water shed while not being able to walk more than 100 feet, and I have
 attended international conferences on disability issues . Without the support and
 persistence of my parents I doubt I would have graduated high school much less attend
 college.



 With this background I humbly recommend that you acquire a kitchen cabinet consisting of
 other parents with similar circumstances and perhaps a grizzled experienced veteran from
 your local Center for Independent Living.



 Please feel free contact me if I can be of any help.








Dave Engel



PS I would suggest you get in touch with Ginny Thornburg, former First Lady of
Pennsylvania about her experiences of raising a child with cognitive issues under the eyes
of the press in the Governor ' s Mansion . And if you give her my regards as we have been
friends for over 40 years.



daveengel @aol.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us]

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 4:30 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Donnell King

address :   257 N. Calderwood St. #327 Alcoa TN 37701

  865-681-7412




MESSAGE:

Dear Gov. Palin:



I, too, have the privilege of caring for a special needs child. The State of Alaska is
very fortunate to have a woman of such character and insight in the governors office. No
doubt you have already done much research and found support groups and information of a
positive nature that will help you in caring for your perfect child. We have a Web site
that points to some resources, and I wanted to share it with you in case it would be of
any use. If we can connect you with any online groups, we would be glad to do that as
well.



Web site : http:// trisomykidsarespecial.com/



Our 5-year-old has an extremely rare condition: trisomy 14 mosaic partial--there are only
15 to 20 like her known in the world at a given time. (As you know, Down syndrome is
trisomy 21.) But the effects are all too common , and she shares many of those effects with
other people with an extra chromosome.



May you be blessed by your special child, as we have been by ours.



dking@donnellking.com





                                                                                                PRA_GS P01 _0016975
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 4:32 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Jeanne Condon

address: 9224 Chestwall Street Orangevale CA 95662

 916-988-3027




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,




CONGRATULATIONS!!!! ON THE BIRTH OF YOUR SON!!!




I read of your love and courage and resolve and I want to praise you and bless you!!!



Your love is great and so will be your heritage and your reward!!



Please extend my congratulations to your whole family!



Most sincerely,



Jeanne Condon

mother of 8



happyandhealthyfamily@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 4:42 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Ms. Connie Back

 address: 245 E. Nelson Wasilla AK 99654

  907-373-7812




 MESSAGE:




               From:   Mat-Su Early Development Academy

                                   (M.E.D.A.)

                             245 E. Nelson Ave

                             Wasilla, AK 99654

                                   373-7812




 Governor Palin:




 I wanted to congratulate you on your Beautiful Baby Boy.

 Not only are you a Fantastic Governor but more importantly you're an even better Mother.

 I'm sure Piper is a big help to you, Please tell Piper Congratulations on becoming a Big
 Sister.

 If you're ever in need of childcare you know where we are.









Congratulations again,

 Connie Back

M*E*D*A/Owner




meda@mtaonline.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us]

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 5:57 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. David Rhodes

address :   2488 Clipper Way Naples FL 34104




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,




My wife and I wish to congratulate you on the arrival of the latest member of your family.
We read the news article relating that your son Trig was born with Down's. We understand
and appreciate the situation as our daughter Kelsey was also born with Down's - Kelsey
will soon be 10 months old and is the greatest joy in our lives that we could ever ask to
have happen for us.



Trig will teach your family and you much about yourselves and more about the rest of the
world - may that knowledge serve you all well in the years to come.



You have our sincere best wishes and we hope that you will continue to serve your state
and should the opportunity present , the nation as well.



Sincerely,



David and Cindy Rhodes



dbr234earthlink.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 5:04 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. richard lauman

address:   2177 centro east tiburon CA 94920




MESSAGE:

i realize it's not new news to you but I just read the story of your newest challenges
with your newborn son and it captured me. As one of who seems to be one of.the few
republicans in northern California and a father of a son battling his own challenges I can
only give you my heartfelt wishes for the best life for you, Trig and the rest of your
family. My best wishes to you and your family.



rlauman@prodigy.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state . ak.us]

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 6:05 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Simcha Raphael

address: 1211 Ansley Avenue Melrose Park PA 19027




MESSAGE:

Down's Syndrome



Do check out this movie about a family with a Down's Syndrome child ->



http://www.prayingwithlior.com/




drsimcha@verizon.net




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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 6:16 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Patsy DeBruce

address    24061 Melody Lane Warren MI 48089

  586-201-6044




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the birth of your son and brother! 1 'read of Trig's birth several weeks
ago, and now of how he is faring as a new and beloved member of our great nation. I wish
you peace, love and health as you come to know this new bright star in your family!



coffeebeanqueen@wowway.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMailgov.state.ak.us)

Sent; Saturday, May 03, 2008 6:26 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Richard Spradlin

address :   2416 D East Monument Street Colorado Springs CO 80909

  719-520-1435




MESSAGE:

Congradulations on your newborn son. Thankyou for being Pro Life. I'hope that your son
Trig will be just fine, and that you and your Husband will be greatly blessed as little
Trig grows up. Thankyou



bubemylifeline.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMailogov.state.ak.usl

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 6:19 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Connie Fitzwater

address: 65 Shockey Blvd Moorefield WV 26836

  304-538-6633




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the birth of your baby boy, he is beautiful!! I was just reading the
story on the internet. You and your husband are wonderful people, I, also am very much
Pro Life and I have a special needs Son-he has Epilepsy and Asperger's Syndrome. I also
have two other children. I believe God makes each and every one of us special in our own
way and he gives us as parents the task of raising our children, gifts from him. God
bless you and enjoy every moment with your children. I'm always inspired when I read
these kind of stories.



momndadx3@frontiernet.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 6:39 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Patin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Ms. Sharon Bettura

 address: 130 Brookpark Dr. Canfield OH 44406

  3305330863




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Governor Palin:   Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful new son. It is very
 reassuring to read about families who see the true gift of every person is unconditional.
 Everyone has a gift to give. My son Joseph will be 22 years old on June 2, 2008. 1 am so
 appreciative of the insights and growth that I have been able to experience as Joseph's
 mother.  I was only 23 years old and just graduating from college at the time of his
 birth.  My naivety allowed me to see beyond the expectations that society had for my son
 and I gained the confidence to follow my gut in making the many necessary decision
 regarding education and child-rearing for Joseph.   While I had many situations of doubt
 about my decisions, I followed my heart. Joseph is finishing his last year of high school
 as he was able to stay in school until the age of 22. My husband and I expected,
 encouraged and demanded that Joseph be educated along side his typically-developing peers
 since the preschool years.   As

such, he has been in the regular classroom environment not because he was developmentally
able but. because it was his right. A personal aide assisted the teacher each year with
carrying out the necessary modifications to the curriculum to ensure that Joseph's goals
and objectives were met. My goal always has been that Joseph learn appropriate behavior
because this is how people are judged and included in today's society. If you ever
observed Joseph in our community at the school events, in the marching band (he plays the
drums), on the bowling team or in the drama club you would be able to see that learning
goes way beyond pencil and paper. Joseph was fortunate to be born in a time of change.
When people were learning to be more accepting of people who appear different. Today, it
is even more ideal as there is so much more information and positive views portrayed of
people with differences in our society. I wish you well and pray that God will continue
to give you the inner-stren

 gth to raise your son to his fullest potel

 ntial.   My position is quite simple--God did not put Joseph on this earth to be a great
 learner.   He will never run the fastest, speak the clearest or learn at the most advanced
 level.   This is because God put Joseph on earth to be a teacher--but we must open our








 hearts and minds in order to truly learn the lessons that he can teach us.

 Bless your family--Sharon Bettura



 contractorbig4 @zoominternet.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state. ak.us [mailto : WebMail@gov.state . ak.us)

 Sent :   Saturday, May 03,   2008 7:38 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Ms. Denise Angle

 address: 8820 N. 39th Avenue Phoenix AZ 85051




 MESSAGE:

 HI!!




 I was just introduced to you via a news story online about the birth of your 5th child.
 Congratulations to the both of you!!



I've researched briefly to find out a little more about you (as I'm a republican also and
the article said you may be up for VP) and I liked what I saw; however, I didn't read
anywhere if you're a God-fearing person, a born-again believer, or what?



I will be keeping your family and your new little one in my prayers, and I believe God is
honored and glorified in your very public decision in accepting him as he is and to defend
his right to be born. May God truly use him in a powerful way in the lives of others!



I will be watching for you in future political            news ,   and be sure to remember to take care
of YOURSELF ok?




Sincerely,

Denise in warm , sunny Phoenix









deangle @yahoo.com
    

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from: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us]
to: Janice L Mason
      From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us7

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 8:36 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Shannon Kernahan

address :   104 Windham Cir Hendersonville TN 37075

  615-822-0517




MESSAGE:

Congratulations Governor Palin on your gorgeous baby boy Trig!



I too have had the privilege of bearing a son with Trisomy 21, and what an inspiration he
has been to not only my family but to many others as well. I too was prediagnosed at 20
weeks pregnant and refused an abortion at the insistence of a genetics counselor.

I can't imagine life without him and within 2 years of life he has been featured on the
front page of The Tennessean as a miracle and recently in IF Family Magazine as the rock
of my family. He was featured as a miracle because of the increase in abortions nationwide
due to prenatal testing of Trisomy 21.



I can only imagine that God has a truly significant and perfect plan for you and your
family, and that Trig will continue to open your eyes and allow you to think outside the
boxes that try and draw lines around individuals with Down Syndrome.



God Bless!

Shannon Kernahan



sckernahan@gmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 8:37 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Christopher Allen

address :   819 University Avenue #415 San Diego CA 92103




MESSAGE:

I know that your eyes won't probably see this, but my heart is stirred after reading about
the birth of your new-born with Down's Syndrome. I was looking at Yahoo News, and actually
read the whole article for a change. You have a zeal for the State of Alaska, as well as
for your family, even though you were referred to as a "maverick" ... brava to a stong
woman!!!! I just felt the need to "write" to you.



Chris Allen

the sinking-budget State of California

50 year old classical musician!



christopher_allen92103@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us]

 Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 9:26 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from; Cindy Willford

 address :   160 Leuthold Dr. W. Fairbanks AK 99712

  907-389-2759




 MESSAGE:

 I just wanted to let you know that I am praying for you and your family. I truely think
 you are a wonderful example to everyone that comes in contact with you. Keep up the
 wonderful work, with our beautiful state and your family. Cindy Willford



 cindywillford@yahoo.com











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 Unknown
 From:                    Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov]
 Sent:                    Monday, May 05, 2008 11:33 AM
 To:                      Mason; Janice L (GOV)
 Subject:                 FW: General-Administration




  --- Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 9:20 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: General Administration




 Web mail from: Mr. Jon McCurdy

 address: PO box 1382 Ardmore OK 73402




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Governor,




 I just finished reading about you and your family on the internet. All I can say is keep
 up the good work. The people of Alaska are very fortunate to have you taking care of their
 intrests and your newborn son is also very fortunate to have the parents he has. Best
 wishes and God bless you all.

 Sincerely,

 Jon McCurdy




 jonmccurdy@yahoo.com










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 Unknown
 From :                  Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governor@alaska.gov]
 Sent:                   Monday, May 05, 2008 11:33 AM
 To:                     Mason; Janice L (GOV)
 Subject:                FW: Other




 -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov. state .ak.us [mailto: WebMailogov . state.ak.us]

 Sent: Saturday, May 03,     2008 9:15 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Lacey St. Clair

 address: 1180 Nelrose Avenue #1 Venice CA 90291

  310-821-4890




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Governor Palin,




I read the article about your new son Trig , and it is a very touching story. Your
positivity is refreshing . You seem very wholesome , on the ball and positive . It would be
great to see you run for president someday.



 laceynicolestclair@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:webMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Saturday, May 03,      2008 8:52 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from : Ms. Kimberly Ratliff

address :   124 Shawnee Tr. Pikeville KY 41501

  606-432-2384




MESSAGE:

Hi,  I am a 45 yr. old single parent of a special needs child who has C.P. He is a twin
and they were given an overdose of their first D.P.T. shot and Matthew died and Ryan's
ventricle collapsed which resulted in Hydrocephalyis.   They told me he would probably be a
vegetable but through God's grace and persistance he walks, talks, and does many things on
his own.  He is my life and my joy!! My mom has always told me that God will never put on
me more than I can take and he is always with Ryan and me, helping us, guiding us and
blessing us.  Ryan

's dad and I divorced during the pregnancy and he has never been a part of his life. I
admire you and your husband for facing your son's challenges together. You have touched
my heart with your story and may God Bless you and your family on your journey with your
beautiful new addition to your family.   Kimberly Ratliff



salongirl62@Yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto: WebMail@gov . state . ak.us]

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 9:37 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from :    Judith Jewell

address :   41 Owens Drive Winthrop ME 04364

 207-841-9461




MESSAGE:

I recently read about the birth of your 5th child . At the age of 43 I gave birth to my
fifth child, a son with Down Syndrome . He also has Hirschsprung's Disease . Nathan is now
11. Although he is quite small, he participates in karate and goes to public school where
he is in 3rd grade.



I believe you and your family are truly blessed. If there is anything that you would like
to talk with me about, please feel free to contact me any time.



Sincerely,

Judy



judy@trahere.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMailgov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 9:52 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Kathleen Baska

address: 7710 Noland Lenexa KS 66216

  913 262-6856




MESSAGE:

Dear Govenor Palin,

Congratulations on the birth of Trig! Our son John is 9 years old, and has Down Syndrome.
My other children say he is the light of our lives! You have so much fun ahead! Things
will all come to him in time. Don't worry, just enjoy. Keep up your hard work for the
State of Alaska, it's our favorite vacation spot in the world.

Kathy Baska

Former Merriam City Council Member




kbaska2@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 9:54 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. C ynthia Morrison

address: 17933 Parthenia Street Northridge CA 91325

 8182708386




MESSAGE:

Congradulations on your little special angel. I have a 7 year old with Down Syndrome. This
child will bring so much to your family. How happy and funny and wonderful he will be. My
little pumpkin is so special. Nicolette even had a photo shoot with Pierce Brosnan for a
Down syndrome celebration in Ireland. She made him and every one else just laugh and
smile. If you have any questions please dont hesitate to call or you can also contact the
Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles and speak with Gail Williamson. Remember you cant
hug and kiss him too much. He will be such a love. You are so blessed. Those book are
pretty scary and dont really-especially mothers. That kind of experience is priceless and
very informative.  Have a Great Day



Sincerely,



Cynthia Morrison



Themoodude@aol.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 10:03 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Cathy MaGuire

address: 474 A mcmahan mill rd Piedmont SC 29673




MESSAGE:

Governor Palin,




I live in SC but I just viewed an article on the birth of your child. Thank you for being
an insipation to other parents. I am sure your family will be enriched by your child.



I am not a parent, but have known folks with special needs children and it is a wonderful
thing to see how they bond and raise their child.



Cathy McGuire



cmcgjhx528@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Gov. Sarah Palin
      To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. M Christian

 address: 1206 Wilson Bay city MI 48708




MESSAGE:

Hi Sarah, I just read the news story about your child. I wanted to commend you on being
such a great versatile modern person! Good luck in your political career.



november55l@charter.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 11:10 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. geralyn schulkind

address: 1353 trieste drive san diego CA 92107

 619 223 2351




MESSAGE:

Congratulations!!!      We have a son with Down syndrome!! He is 18 and a blessing!!l love to
you and yours!!



geralyns@cox.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

 Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 11:17 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Deborah Wiegert

 address: 124 Enterprise Street Brunswick GA 31525

  912-230-0412




 MESSAGE:

 Congratulations on the birth of your son .......

 My eldest nephew Michael was born with Down syndrome. He will turn 20 this month, is a
 high school graduate and is currently working at a training facility for special needs
 individuals in Pennsylvania.

 Michael is an avid Florida fan, thanks to "Mother". Don't ask me why he calls my mom that,
 it's just something he came up with some years ago. He also has an uncanny sense of
 humor.  I tell most people to whom I speak of him that they would have to meet him to
 understand what I'm talking about.

 Michael has a younger brother, Joe. Talk about two opposites! Michael being the sports
 fan / animal lover / movie buff... But as much as they torment each other, don't Dare pick
 on the other's brother ........ they will defend each other to the bitter end!

 Treat Trig as normally as possible. Socialization is paramount. (Michael has yet to meet a
 stranger.) Enjoy his love and his hugs, his kisses and his laughter.

 We couldn' t imagine life without Michael , even if he Is 14 hours away!

 Debbie Wiegert



 greenIdfloridian@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Saturday, May 03, 2008 11:46 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Charles Justice

address: 56 Left Fork of Bevins Br Pikeville KY 41501

  6066319932




MESSAGE:

You are truly an inspirational parent and an exemplification of how family and work can
co-exist.  I wish you, and your family, the best of luck and will keep you in my thoughts
and prayers.



Keep bucking 'the system'...  you are showing, by example, that which most politicians are
afraid to even approach with empty rhetoric.



Kindest Regards,




Charles Justice




uudnili@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 12:52 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Joel Symons

address: 7225 Bearfoot Dr Anchorage AK 99502

 1-907-248-2089




MESSAGE:

To Governor Sarah Palin

It is. Joel Symons and I want to Congrats on your New Baby. In your Family. CONGRATIONS on
your New baby. This will be my first time to E-mail about your new baby. CONGRATIONS To
you. Sarah Palin

From Joel Symons



joell974@gci.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 2:01 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Kathryn Richards

address: 275 Northfield Ave #7 West Orange NJ 07052




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the birth of your son! What a beautiful example your family gives to a
world that needs to be reminded of how precious life is.

God bless you.

Kathrn Richards



katekenl2@aol.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 2:23 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Jerzy Piątek

address: Lipowa7 Zawiercie OS 42400




MESSAGE:

Congratulations!

We are very glad that You decided to born this Child. God bless You!




Jerzy Piątek and family,        Zawiercie

Poland



elzbietapiatek@vp.pl
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----original Message-----

 From: WebMail(agov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMailogov.state.ak.us)

 Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 4:57 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Ms. Elaine weaver

 address: 420 spruce street Roselle Park NJ 07204

  9082417687




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Governor Palin,

Congratulations on the birth of your new baby- he is beautiful. There was a story about
you and your new baby on MSN.com. I am a nurse at Childrens Specialized Hospital in New
Jersey and I view every child as a gift. Every child is here for a reason, I believe the
main reason is to give us someone else to love! I wish you and your family the best! God
bless all of you.

Sincerely,

Elaine weaver

(mom to 2 boys 7 and almost 3-he wont let you call him 3 yet even though his birthday is
5/12!)



eka6l3@aol.corn
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From; WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

 Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 4:30 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Ms. Leslie McNair-Jackson

 address: 113 Creekmont Court Newark DE 19709




 MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,




I am not a resident of Alaska, but I just had to write and say that your story is just
inspiring.   You don't back down or compromise on important issues just because it is the
popular thing to do. I was also encouraged when I read about you and your husband's
response to the doctor's news about your son, Trig, "Well, why not us." It is such a
blessing to Alaska to have a leader with such spiritual strength and moral integrity. As
lawyer, I am confronted daily with issues which conflict with my own personal beliefs. It
is difficult sometimes because lawyers are always supposed to make the argument in a
"moral vacuum."   It is difficult to do the right thing when it is not the popular thing.
However, I read your biography and reviewed    the policies and laws that you have
endorsed/ enacted, and it seems you are able to strike a balance. You stay true to who
you are.   You are an example to not only your constituents, but to people in this county
looking for true examples of leadersh

ip.     You should SERIOUSLY consider a run for the white House             (if you are ever so moved.)




As I said, I am not from Alaska, but at least one set of eyes in Delaware will be looking
for your name in years to come



mcjack75@gmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov .state .ak.us]

 Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 4:33 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Ms. Valarie Jackson

 address: 406 W McClellan Flint MI 48505




MESSAGE:

Just wanted to say congratulation on the new addition to your family. The picture of you,
your husband and baby Trig was so cute. You are a wonderful inspiration to all woman.
Thank you and congratulations!!



valjsj@aol.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 5:12 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Kristi Wegrzyn

address: 606 E. St. Louis West Frankfort IL 62896

  618-932-3525



MESSAGE:

I just want to congratulate you on the birth of your beautiful baby Trig Paxon Van Palin.
The first year will be the busiest time but it will get better. Remember God doesn't give
you more than you can handle. Trig will be having a lot of doctors visit with speech,
occupational, and physical therapy.   This sounds like alot but it isn't. He will just get
most of this the first couple of years.

My son Cody is 13 years old. He is the joy of my life along with his three sisters. Cody
likes to ride his bike, play baseball, and don't forget the playstation 2. Just to show
you there is no limitations on what he will do.

You will find alot of family and friends at www.unomas2l . com. This web site is a great
support.

I hope it was all right to send this here , but I wanted to let you know that there is alot
of support out here for you. This will not limit what you can do.

Sincerely,

Kristi Wegrzyn



shyn20004@yahoo.com




                                                      i
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 5:36 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. peter wyman

address; 2639 north main.street lancaster MA 01523

  978-5379304




MESSAGE:

dear governor palin,




         this morning when i opened my Sunday paper i saw the first photo of you,your
husband and your new beautiful son,all beaming with pride and it truely made me teary
eyed.i am the single adoptive dad to 4 boys.2 of whom have down syndrome. one was an
abandoned toddler from cuba,left in ft myers florida and the other a new born boy left
at a hospital in boston on at 4 days old as his ethiopian family could not/wouldnot accept
that he had down syndrome. when i tell you that you have been blessed i sincerely mean
it.my boys are the joy of my life.they are happy,well adjusted and loved.milestones are
different but they come along.youll be inundated with more information than you want i
am sure but i will simply say he will be one of the many joys of your life.enjoy every
second of him.raise him as you have your other kids and dont fret at the slower pac ed
milestones..dr.alan crocker,one of the worlds leading doctors for kids with d/s tells
parents  simply"enjoy them" and h

e is so right. so congratulations on the birth of your beautiful son,my best,peter wyman



wymanclafi5@aol.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      --- -Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

 Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 6:12 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Ms. Christy Adams

 address: 21 Trinley Road Linfield PA 19468

  6104951669




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Governor Palin,




 This morning I read a short article on the internet regarding your precious new baby boy.
 I just wanted to thank you for standing up for what is right during times when so much is
 wrong.  Having a baby God gives to us should never come down to a "decision." The baby is
 a gift we graciously accept with love and humility.



 I am a homeschooling mom in PA and will use you as an example to my girls as a woman in
 leadership who holds fast to what is right.



God bless you and your dear family,



 Christy Adams



bluemegnjockl@aol.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov. state . ak.usl

Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 6:10 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



web mail from: Doug Bennett

address:    5538 Jowett Ct Alexandria VA 22315




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on your new son. I am the father of an 11                year old girl with DS and
welcome you to a new adventure in parenting.



Doug



dougmbennett@cox.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state . ak.usl

 Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 7:02 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Ms: Ashley Cassity

 address: 14081 Lott Road Citronelle AL 36522

  2518669389




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Governor Palin,




 I am not a resident of your great state and in fact have never visited it before, but as a
 new mother of a son with Down Syndrome, I want to praise you for your stance of continuing
 on your career in the face of your new challenge.

 My son John William Cassity was born January 8th, 2008 with Down Syndrome and clubbed
 feet. Both of which were a total surprise to myself and my husband. We have taken the same
 attitude as you and your husband of "Why Not us", instead of "Why us"... God has a purpose
 with these special children and he selects special parents to have them.

I have already been to our states capital(Montgomery, Alabama) since he was born to lobby
with several Moms for our states Early Intervention Program. The governors (Bob Riley)
2009 Budget was going to cut this program by $2.4 million. Through our hard effort, we
were able to convince the house and senate to reinstate $2 million of that money. They
understand that we were underfunded to start with (as everything is in this day and age)
and have given us a priority on any extra money that may be left over from the budget.

I am normally not a "fighter", but since my son was born, I've had to become his voice too
and fight for his future. I also have a 3 year old daughter with no disabilities. The best
advice I have ben given and I will pass along to you is... Treat your son Trig like you do
your other children.

Good luck to you and your husband (and family) in the future. I know that Trig will bring
you as much joy as my son has brought me.

Sincerely,

Ashley Cassity








ashaikin@aol.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us Imailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 8:11 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Ms. Cyndi Massey

 address :   PO Box 521 Bryan TX 77806

  9794121282




 MESSAGE:

Just read an article on Yahoo about the birth of your new son.  Congrat!!  You have just
been give the greatest gift!! I have a son with Down's Syndrome. He is now 26 years old.
He has always been the light of my life. He can make a person smile in a minute and has
done so in stores all his life. Use your experience to make like better for the
differently abled persons of this country. My family and I have had to fight every step
of the way to get Chris where he is today. We continue to fight now for him to have as
close to a "normal" life as possible.



Just wanted to drop you a line and tell you to enjoy the new years as your son grows.




cstore@brencomarketing.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 7:04 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. gina rowan

address: 2701 turner grove drive S greensboro NC 27455

 336 282-3779




MESSAGE:

I reside in North Carolina but admire you and what you stand for. I'd love to see you one
day consider running for president. I know rumors are abundant about a possibility of you
being John McCain's running mate. We need strong republicans in the white house. My
biggest fear is he might not pick someone who will guarantee votes but when I heard you
were a consideration my fears were diminished somewhat. I know you recently gave birth to
a wonderful little person who needs you more than ever right now. I just hope whoever
McCain's running mate is will have a similar platform to yours. Hugs from an RN, busy mom
of 3, wife to a busy orthopedist! Gina Rowan



goodgirlsRfun2aol.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 8:40 AM

 To: Governor Sarah.Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Doug Stark

 address: 3445 Moon Field Dr. Carlsbad CA 92010

  760-500-6844




MESSAGE:

 Governor Palin,



I read in this morning's San Diego Union about the birth of your child with Downs
syndrome. The article went on to speak of many of your accomplishments and activities. I
just wanted to drop you a quick line and let you know that if I was an Alaskan, I would be
very proud to support you. You appear to have many of the qualities that this country
needs. The article also mentioned you as a possible running mate to Senator McCain. I
would look forward to supporting that ticket. Good luck to you and congratulations on your
new baby!!



Doug Stark

Supporter from San Diego



dougstark@roadrunner.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 8:19 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Roger Hickson

address: 10 Hawley st Lawrence MA 01843

  508-223-7688




MESSAGE:

First of congradulations on the recent addition to your family. As a parent and
grandparent, I think that you have been able to meld both a public life as well as a
family. I have a grand son who has autisim, and you story touched me as far as you are
helping not only the folks of your state, but the whole counrty to become more aware of
the challanges that parents as well as grandparents face. Best of luck in all that you are
doing.. . .Roger



grampalroger@aol.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMailegov.state.ak.usl

Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 8:46 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Mary-Margaret Avelleyra

address: 1000 Spa Road, Unit 304 Annapolis MD 21403

 410-570-8211




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,



I want to congratulate you and your family on the birth of your son Trig. When I read that
he was born with Downs' Syndrome I felt compelled to write you. In a family of nine
children, I am the sister of two wonderful women who also have Downs, Tina who will be 47
in August and Anna Marie who is 38. I am 43 so therefore, you can imagine the interest in
our family as to why two children with this condition.



My sisters live at home with my 82 year old mother. Tina attends a workshop and Anna Marie
works at St. Anne's a charity in Washington D.C. taking care of children. They truly keep
my mother young and on the go! They are extremely well and have brought our family so much
joy and an appreciation and acceptance of all people regardless of their stations in life.
Our family ties, values and morals are grounded and close; I associate this to having Tina
and Anna Marie in our lives. Please know although there will be challenges ahead, you have
been blessed with an angel. You and your family are one of the chosen by God to receive an
infinite and unconditional love from your precious son. God bless to you and yours, Mary-
Margaret Avelleyra




avelleyral965@hotmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Sunday, May 04,      2008 8:48 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Dorothy Jensen

address: 603 North 37th Street Yakima WA 98901

  509-575-0147




MESSAGE:

I just   finished reading an article in today's Yakima Herald Republic Newspaper in
regards with your son born with Down syndrome. My granddaughter who lives in
Denver also was born with Down syndrome. I would like to share a link with
you that is based in Denver. My granddaughter Abigail will turn 5 this coming
Dec.  http://www.mhdsa.org/InspirationMeyer.htm

if   you   have any question please feel free to contact Delois at delois89yahoo.com



Dorothy



jensen200l@charter.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original. Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 9:31 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Mr. Eli Drake

 address: 2920 Hughitt Ave Superior WI 54880

  715-395-0634




 MESSAGE:

Gov. Palin:



I am a Wisonsin resident that saw the AP article about your new baby with down syndrome.
My wife and I have a 2yr old girl (Sydney) with down syndrome. It is a challenge but no
regrets.  We learn daily from her and she teaches us to slow down and enjoy the moments.
The hard part is dealing with the gov't and not letting her fall through the cracks. Down
Syndrome support groups help. My family wishes you best of luck and congrats.



 Sincerely,



Eli C. Drake



P.S.    My cousin , Ed Sasser , is Compact Director for your state.












ecdrake@centurytel.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state. ak.us       [mailto:WebMail@gov .state . ak.us]

Sent: Sunday, May 04,      2008 9:06 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Harley Johansen

address: PO Box 3553 Moscow ID 83843

  208 744 1596




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,

We saw an article about your new son Trig, and want to share some of our experiences
raising Peder, our son who is now age 30.   Peder was born in Morgantown WV and had the
benifit of good infant stimulation programs from the very beginning.   He now is a black
diamond skier, a good water skier, biker, and weaver, among other things. He is the main
weaver in our studio in Mullan where he makes rugs in the Finnish style that he learned at
a studio in Finland.  He speaks some Finnish, enjoys travel and has lived in Russia, and
travelled to many other eastern European countries, and he has a very good understanding
of both geography and history. I will send some pictures if you would like to see some of
his activities.  Just reply to this email.

Best wishes and congratulations.

Harley, Nancy and Peder Johansen



johansen@uidaho.edu
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 10:08 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Ms. Malkanthie McCormick

 address :   4848,Pleasant Grove Road Lexington KY 40515

  859-533-6548




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Governor Sarah Palin,



 Please accept my congratulations on the birth of your son,Trig on the 18th of April,2008.
 I would like to share a poem my 14 year old daughter wrote when her sister Megan was born
 with DS in 1988.



 "Beauty surrounds man,greater than he can create

 One of nature's greatest creation of beauty is the Rose

 But not even the single most perfect rose

 Can compare with the blessing of Life.

 On October 27, 1988 you were given

 The most beautiful joy nature can create"



You are correct that there is incredible potential in all of us and new life is a blessing
and a miracle.



Megan is the youngest of 6 and has been the greatest blessing to our family. Megan at age
19 has been instrumental in opening many doors and introducing us to people and places








that we never would otherwise have had the opportunity to get to know ! Megan is enrolled
at a community college in Lexington and her plan is to be a certified occupational therapy
assistant.She is a speaker on the subject of "Supported Post Secondary Education for
persons with intellectual disabilities"



Trig has the same potential and the new information we are learning about DS every day is
going to help Trig maximize his potential even more!



Please congratulate your husband Todd too .... I agree with him

"Why not us ?" Trig and Megan are challenges , true , but the blessings are worth every
minute!



Our local DS association partnered in the development of a training module "Brighter
Tomorrows " for the education of physicians on how to provide balanced information to
parents who have delivered a child with DS or the diagnosis is made in utero as was your
case . It was a grant funded by the Centers for Disease Control because it was felt that
physician education was much needed in light of all the improvements made with health care
and early intervention.



I hope some day that our paths will cross and that Megan can meet Trig ! In the mean time,
please know that our thoughts and best wishes are with you and your family!



Sincerely,

Malkanthie McCormick



mimcco2@email .uky.edu
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 10:10 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. charles gardner

address: 4477 flower st. tokeland WA 98590

 360-267-6238




MESSAGE:

my'wife and i were lucky enough to have had a downs baby girl. she was the light of our
lives. I was 23 my wife 21 when jodie leigh was born.no matter how much love you give
her, she will give you more back in more ways than you can count, it sounds like you are
already a wonderful person,but i gaurantee she will show you and your outher children what
a family bond is truly like. my only advice don't treat her any different than your outher
children,don't pity her.let your little angel have all the independence she wants' don't
ever try to hold her back,she will learn and want to be her own person.If you ever want to
talk please call and i can help you have a wonder life with your gift, since i have
already been there.  charles



gardner.charlesegmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 11:01 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Kelly Jaafar

address: 9672 Cow Pony Dr. Las Vegas NV 89123

  702-286-1466



MESSAGE:

I read an article today about your new baby Trig. I'm so proud of you and your Husband!



Psalm 127 (NIV)

Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches
over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain. In vain you rise early and stay up late,
toiling for food to eat for he grants sleep to those he loves. Sons are a heritage from
the Lord, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born
in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to
shame when they contend with their enemies in the gate.



God bless you Governor Sarah Palin and Todd Palin!

Kelly



 lvhomesbykelly@aol.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.usj

Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 11:08 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Janelle Julian

address: 2474 SW Wlllowbrook Ave Gresham OR 97080

 503-618-8436




MESSAGE:

Dear Sarah,

I read the wonderful article in the Sunday paper today. Thanks for your value of life,
your wonderful example in welcoming Trig to your family. Our Benjamin also has DS, and is
our 5th child. While we considered taking measures limit our family to 3 children, we
believe that God knew there was room for Kristin and Benjamin in our hearts and home.
While they both have special needs and it certainly has had it' s 'moments ' and days and
weeks .... we have a sense of joy at seeing God's plans unfold for us and know that He walks
beside us in years ahead. Prayers for you today and with a sister in Alaska, it would be
pleasure to one day meet you.

Warmly,

Janelle Julian



julians2@juno.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us Lmailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

 Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 11:20 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Shawn Burrow

 address: 3012 Appleford Drive Cheste VA 23831




MESSAGE:

To the Palin family. Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy!! My family was equally
blessed on 12-17-2007 with Rowan who also has Down Syndrome. My other two boys are 13
and 19, so like you, we have lot of help. our dear Lord only entrusts special families
like yours and mine to care for these precious angels. Many prayers and Best Wishes from
Virginia.

Mike, Shawn, Benjamin, Zachary and Rowan Burrow



alegalrn@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state . ak.us]

 Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 11:20 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Walter McFarland

 address: 9200 Highland Woods Blvd #1201 Chattanooga FL 34135

  239-948-9846




MESSAGE:

My wife Sue and I read of the birth of your son Trig in the Naples Daily News this
morning.  Congratulations!



We also have a Downs son , Kevin. Kevin is 40 , and a true gift from God.  He has brightened
our lives and the lives of his two older brothers .   Everyone who comes in contact with
Kevin loves him dearly.



Your husband's comment, "Well, why not us?".brought a tear to our eyes . He is a real man.
God bless you, your husband and your other children . You are in for a treat and many
years of joy. It won't be easy. But, with your love and understanding , you and Trig will
succeed.                                 -



By coincidence, this morning's church sermon was about you, your family and Trig. It was
titled, "Devine Interruptions." If you would like a copy, it will be on the church web
site later this week at www.fpcbonita.org.



Our Kevin lives in a marvelous facility in Chattanooga called orange Grove Center. We
still maintain a home there and see him in the summer, fall and frequently throughout the
year.



He lives in one of 65 group homes operated by O.G. in Chattanooga. He lives with 3 other








 handicapped men with the house manager and his wife .  We have lived in a number of cities
 over the years and we found that many cities do not offer much for the handicapped. Some
 cities , like Chattanooga do an excellent job. O . G. is one of the finest of it ' s kind in
 America.




 Orange Grove Center has over 700 clients and operates a school , a health center, a
 habilitation center , a sheltered workshop and also operates Chattanooga ' s recyling
 facility on the Orange Grove campus.



 They also provide specially designed individual programs for the handicapped .           Kevin is in
 one of these special programs.

 Four mornings a week the staff of O.G. drive Kevin to several local businesses where he
 spends the morning shredding documents. The remainder of the week, he shreds documents at
 O.G. carting his shredder from office to office. He is the President of his own company,
 The Paper Shredding Company,and his moto is "Have Shredder, Will Travel."  He hands out
 his business card at every oppurtunity.



 If you would like to know more about orange Grove, you may check their web site at
 www.orangegrove . org. I suggest you may want to send an assistant to Orange Grove to see
 what can be done for the handicapped .   They will be glad to help . Let me know if I can
 assist in any way.



 Sincerely ,   Walter S . McFarland



 golfwally@bellsouth.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From : WebMail @gov.state . ak.us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak.us]

Sent :   Sunday ,   May 04 ,    2008 12:17 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin            ( GOV sponsored)

Subject; Other



Web mail from :       Julia Lennan

address : 39527 Shadow View Court Temecula CA 92591




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the birth or your adorable son!



julialennan@roadrunner.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Gov. Sarah Palin
      To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Gary Long

address: 104 Green Ave Fountain Inn SC 29644




MESSAGE:

I am the mayor of a small town here in South Carolina. I have a precious grandson who was
born with Down syndrome. My daughter-in-law has a blog that she updates frequently. I
thought I would share the link with you so you could see what a blessing Carpenter Long,
3, has been to our lives. He is the 2nd of 4 children. My son, Jonathan, is his father.



The blog:    www.longsjoyfuljourney.blogspot.com



Hope you enjoy and we will keep you in our prayers!



gary.long@fountaininn.org
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 12:52 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Susan lin

address: 5095 pasadena avenue sacramento CA 95841

 916-483-5066




MESSAGE:

Our local paper, The Sacramento Bee, had a write up on your new baby. Your husband's
comment "well, why not us?" was soo appropriate and right. Taking your precious baby to
work is also soooo appropriate. People need to work on their priorities. It is obvious
that you and your husband are right up their where you should be. Again congratulations.
You go girl:



s.lin@att.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

 Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 1:20 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject; Other




Web mail from : Ms. Susan Harper

 address :   2116 Ives Lane Richmond VA 23235

  804-283-0257




MESSAGE:

 Sending you a 2003 newspaper article about a Down Syndrome



 girl who had a GPA of 3.2 when she graduated from High



School.



Be Encouraged.      God Bless!



I have a sister who will be 46 in July.




Susan Harper




prayerwalkerfd@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 2:05 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. David Mellor

address: 9604 Bluff Trail Williamsburg MI 49690




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the birth of your child, Trig. I'm happy to see the report and that
you are well. I'm sure you are quickly learning about the challenges a boy with Down's
can present, but I'm also sure you will face those challenges with grace and confidence.

As a Lutheran pastor, I've accompanied several families through their journeys with
special needs children and have always been impressed by the joy they've found in their
children.  May you and your son be an example to us all and may God continue to bless you
and your family.



dmellor@charter.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 2:57 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject; Other



Web mail from : Ms. Mary Gunsiorowski

address :   511 Oak Terrace Point Pleasant NJ 08742




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the birth of your new baby .  You are an example for all of us in
standing by your principles and your beliefs even when they effect you personally. You
are so right in the fact that every life is precious .  Thank you for showing the people of
the United States that women can care for family and the state.



jimguns@aol.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From:    WebMail@gov . state . ak.us   Emailto: WebMail@gov . state . ak.us]

Sent :   Sunday,    May 04, 2008 3:06 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from : Ms. Margaret Darke

address :    1607   on Air Dr. LEXINGTON KY 40502




MESSAGE:

Dear Mrs .   Palin,

After reading an article in my local paper about both you and your husband' s response to
your newest baby, I felt compelled to write and tell you thank you for recognizing the
gift in Trig' s life and for your tangible demonstration of your commitment to life.   Your
husband was quoted in his response to the news of your son ' s diagnosis - what witness you
both give.   You are blessed in Trig as he is in both of you.

With all my best ,     Margaret Darke




mdarkel @hotmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From : WebMail@gov . state . ak.us (mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak.us]

Sent :   Sunday ,   May 04 ,    2008 3:28 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin            ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from :       larry kelly

address :   331 gold claim ave fairbanks AK 99712

 907-457-3542




MESSAGE:

Dear Govenor Palin,




My wife Nancy and I want you to know how blessed we are by you and your family' s attitude
towards Trigg and his blessing in your life.



Nancy and I are equally blessed by his presence in our lives as members of your great
state . God has blessed us all by giving us a Govenor and family who have been deemed
worthy of one of God ' s great blessings.



Imagine, we are the only state in the entire union who has a "First Trigg."



Thank you



larkelly@gmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From :   WebMail@gov.state . ak.us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak.us]

Sent: Sunday, May 04,      2008 3:30 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin       ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr. Brian Bissonnette

 address: P.O.Box 348 Pearce AZ 85625

  520-826-4064




 MESSAGE:

 Good Afternoon,

     This message is intended to to be a personal message to the Governor.

     First congratulations on the birth of fifth child. I was the grand father of Ashley
.Bissonnette who was born in Florida and lived in Arizona until her death on March 6, 2001.
 Ashley was 7 when she died of complications of an open heart surgury.

     This letter is intended to be an indication of my sincere joy and well wishes for you
 and your family that may lay ahead for your journey that lies ahead . Ashley was and still
 is in my heart every day and if I may share some of my stories and some of my joys that
 she provided me with over her seemingly short but actually long and joyful life that she
 gave us than I would be honored to share some of them with you.

     Love and Light for you and your Family in your Journey that Lies ahead.

     Sincerely, Bumpa ( Ashley 's Grampa)



 coronado@vtc.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: webMailegov. state .ak.us [mailto:WebMailogov. state . ak.usl

 Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 5:01 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Ms. Patricia Dorn

 address: 7201 Tiki Drive Cincinnati OH 45243

  5137910988




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Gov. Palin:



 Congratulations to you and your family on the birth of your son Trig Paxson Van Palin!
 What a beautiful, positive,example you and your husband have given to acknowledge the
 beautiful, God-given gift of life.



 In this cynical, darkened world of ours, you and your husband have chosen not to hide your
 lights under a bushel basket, but to let your lights shine!   Thank you for brightening
 our world.



 Many blessings to you and your family!



.Patricia Dorn



 dornce@fuse.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      ----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 3:30 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Kiki Peppard

 address: 1621 Starry Lane Effort PA 18330

  570-460-8485




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor,

An article about you and your new baby was in our local paper today. First,
congratulations to you and your family. Second, I wanted to share this article with you.
In Pennsylvania, it is NOT illegal to ask a woman if she is married or if she has children
during a job interview. Most employers won't hire mothers. Glad you got to keep your
job!!

I thought you might find these stories interesting:

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-bias-031708-lauer,0,7706748.story and

http://www.workfamily.com/work-lifeclearinghouse/GuestColumns/Peppard.htm




Sincerely,

Kiki Peppard




kpeppardoptd.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMailegov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 5:35 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Michelle Newbold

address: 1503 Dover Rd Bloomington IL 61704

 309-826-4258




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on your new baby!

We read a beautiful article in the Chicago Tribune about the birth of your new baby and
wanted to send our congratulations! You and your family are on the best journey of your
lives. We have a daughter with Down Sydrome who is 22 years old and we live in Illinois.
We understand your feelings of shock and disbelief that your child was born with an extra
chromosone. No one can ever prepare you but we wanted to tell you your child is the
greatest gift and will bring you and your family many blessings and joy. There are two
national organizations: National Down Syndrome Congress and National Down Syndrome Society
and I would recommend you get on their mailing list. They are the best resources in the
country concerning Down Syndrome. They have exellent conventions every year and are very
positive and encouraging. Should your child have any additional medical issues you or your
medical team can always call into these groups and they have provided excellent
information to parents and profes

sionals. This year the National Down Syndrome conference is in Boston in August. It is
definately.worth attending the conferences - you can read about their workshops, etc on
line and many times you can get the tapes from their workshops too. You can meet other
parents. It is a great network. Best of luck! Our daughter Kristi has opened our eyes to a
beautiful world we never would of seen and it is worth the extra long days of time and
love our children with Down Syndrome require. The families and people with Down Syndrome
who will touch your life will be unforgetable. Congratulations and our best to your
family!



newbollaol.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMailgov.state.ak.usl

Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 5:43 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Darlene Topp

address: 701 Palm Valley Drive West Harlingen TX 78552

 956-873-2727




MESSAGE:

Sarah (my new sole mate ): I too had a child with Down syndrone in 1973; I was 24 years
old. It was my first child, a girl who is now very able to work and live as a part of the
real world.  Jennifer, now 34 years old, works at a BBQ restaurant and has for 13 years!
She is so very proud of her accomplishments! She graduated from high school and proudly
accepted her diploma in 1974. She is involved in her Sunday School class and has a large
circle of friends in our First United Methodist Church of Harlingen ( Texas ). She has
traveled across the US when we traveled as a family and knows how to read a weather map!
Jennifer can read, write, tell time and has her own checking account! Her imaginary
boyfriend is Joey from "Friends"; plus she can read the TV guide and knows "in her head"
when her programs are (she loves "Ugly Betty"! She enoys getting a massage and having her
"hand nails" and "foot nails" done monthly! Congratulations on your Trig! Best of luck
and a warm Texas. hug to y

ou and your husband!



topp@xanadu2.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 5:51 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Patty Barsalou

address: 4963 Aaron Dr Oscoda MI 48750




MESSAGE:

Dear Sarah,

Though we moved from Alaska in November to care for our parents. our hearts remain in the
land of the north. Congratulations on the birth of your son, Trig and his good health.
We are both so proud of you and Todd for your consistent parenting of your children,
regardless of the needs of each one. We are praying for you both as you adjust to a
newborn and juggle the needs of the people with the needs in your home. Keep pressing
into Jesus, no matter what. He will always be enough.



Sincerely,

Patty and John Barsalou




jpbarsaloumac.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From :   WebMail@gov. state . ak.us     ( mailto:WebMail@gov . state . ak.us]

Sent: Sunday,     May 04 ,    2008 6:55 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Paula Wilburn

address: 22 Bannerwood Ln Palm Coast FL 32137

 3864478034




MESSAGE:

Trig is absolutely beautiful.  I was very blessed to read the articles regarding his
birth, and you positive statements. I also thought it was pretty cool that you delivered
at the hospital in Wassila because our close friend is a pastor at the Assemblies of God
church there.  Anyway, I also have a son with Down syndrome. His name is Keaton, he is 8
years old and he is the light of our lives and has molded who we are individually. He has
3 big sisters age 23, 22, and 20. Our son is fully included in a general education 1st
grade class and doing very well there. We were encouraged to treat him just like we did
our other kids. Not to treat him "special", but to expect much of him and allow him to
show us what he can do. We have lived that way for 8 years and he never ceases to amaze
us.  I would love to send you pictures of him playing soccer, singing the National Anthem
(which is his favorite), and receiving the "Terrific Kid" award at his school.

God bless you!

Paula Wilburn



funcoastdown@bellsouth.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMailogov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 7:02 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. janet ross

address: 3415 45th street san diego CA 92105

 619 2818516




MESSAGE:

Just would like to say how much I appreciate your ongoing prolife stand. God bless.
Janet Ross, San Diego




janetcrrossl@earthlink.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto: WebMail@gov . state .ak.us]

 Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 7:09 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Ms. Jennifer Varanini Sanchez

 address :   1633 41st Street Sacramento CA 95819

  650-839-1279




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Governor Palin,

 I just read a wonderful article today in the Sacramento Bee about the birth                of your son.
 CONGRATULATIONS!!! I found out this weekend that my son who is 3 months old                also has
 Down ' s syndrome so the article was so timely for me and my husband . We have             two older
 sons , Diego age 5 and Mateo age 3 . Joaquin was born on 2-2 - 08. I would love            to hear more
 about your journey with Trig.

I wanted to share with you that my husband and I are applying to attend a wonderful week
course/seminar in Philadelphia at The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential on
"What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child". We hope to attend the June session. It would
be so wonderful if you were to attend as well. The website is www.iahp.org. My husband has
a nephew with Down's and has participated in this amazing program since he was an infant
and he is now 16 years old and thriving.

Please let me know how I can get updates on how you and your son are doing. I wish you the
best and hope to someday meet you.

Take care and congratulations again on your beautiful baby boy!

Jennifer Varanini Sanchez




jvaranini@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state . ak.us)

Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 7:56 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: other



Web mail from: Ms. Shellie Milne

address :   1741 Dehesa Rd El Cajon CA 92019

 619 454 4417




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,




      Congratulations on the birth of Trig and remember that you are soooo lucky !!     We have
6 children , with our 5th one , like your family, being Down Syndrome .  We didn't find out
until his birth ( several hours afterwards , in fact ) because our testing didn ' t throw the
signs -- I found out first , then had to wait until morning to tell my husband - - but the
realization , then the small adjustment came quickly , and it has been amazing ever since.
There will be trials -- and I hope the medical ones will be non existent or minimal for
Trig -- but it is so much fun finding out what they CAN do -- My hardest adjustment has
been not from our son , Sebastian ( who is now 4), but has been from the people around me --
If I have to hear one more person say " I'm sorry" when they look at him -- I think I'll
scream -- but my standard answer has become "yes , I am sorry for you that you'll never
have the joy of having a Down Syndrome individual in your home and I get to hog all the
fun".   My other chil

dren are 17 , 14, 6, 5 and 2 and, as my older children will tell you, Sebastian is no
different from their other siblings and is as much of a pest as the rest of them .   Embrace
this time and enjoy . your newborn -- the doctors told me I would have a "baby" for at
least 2x as long as normal because of the slow rate that they develop -- well , Seb crawled
at 8 mos and walked at 12 mos and has been on the run ever since -- so don't let anyone
tell you what Trig will accomplish -- except for Trig .  You must be an amazing mother to
be entrusted with such a tremendous spirit and individual -- Not everyone can do it - but
for those of us who do --    the rewards are infinite.

Thank you for your service to our Nation and being such an example of strength and values.

Respectfully,

Shellie Milne








SMilne5@cox.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

  From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

  Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 5:58 AM

  To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

  Subject: Other



  Web mail from: Ms. Kari MacGregor

  address: 8129 Bridge Road Cedarburg WI 53012

   262-377-5624




. MESSAGE:

  Hello, I just read an article in the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel about the birth of your
  son. I have a 5 year old son with Down syndrome. Most moms I read about dedicate
  themselves to their child and become a stay at home mom. I enjoyed reading about a mom who
  continued her career. I think it is great that you treat this child's birth the same as
  your others. Thank you for being such a strong role model.



  Kari.MacGregor@ch2m.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From : WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov .state .ak.us)

 Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 5:29 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Mr. Benjamin strong

 address: 265 White Plains Road Trumbull CT 06611

  203 416-9166




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,

Congratulations on the birth of you son. As a father of a four year old son with Down
Syndrome I know the challenges and joys you face. As a fellow Republican I applaud your
willingness to recognize the value in every life.



While you and your husband may be going through a host of emotions know that there are
many of us who have begun paving the way for new families like yours.



My wife and I. will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. Welcome to a very
exclusive group!  Your son has limitless potential.



Again, Congratulations.



Respectfully,



Benjamin strong



benjamin.m.strong@uscg.mil
                                                      I








benjamin . m.strong@uscg.mil
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 6:51 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Blake Fulenwider

address: 958 Caballo Abilene TX 79602

  3252015302




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,

As a parent of a 2 year old with Down's syndrome, I want to express my hearfelt
congratulations on the birth of your special son. I remember all of the reservations and
fears that my wife and I had the first days of his life. How long could he live? How
would people treat him? Could he ever live on his own? We had a lot to learn. There is
a real mourning process to go through because regardless of how much you love him, he
wasn't what you planned. We realized that all of these answers would come in time, but
none were as dyer as we thought. Our mission was to get him home and get him healthy.



After 2 years of learning, physical and speech therapy, and heart surgery to repair a
defect (he is the picture of health today), Archer continues to be a great joy in our
lives.  He IS much more work than our other 2 children but it is a labor of love, NOT a
burden.   He has changed our lives in ways we would have never predicted. He has made me a
better, kinder, more tolerant man--I was the type of kid that would make fun of children
like him.   My children have benefitted in ways that are indescribable. I know they will
never act as I did as a child. I know they will defend the weakest among them. In short,
Archer is a celebrity in Abilene, Texas. He brings joy to everyone that comes in contact
with him.



I know now that these children are put here for a specific reason by God. It is so
evident to me that His hand is at work when I look at their faces and see all of the
similarities.  Children and adults with Down's syndrome look like brothers and sisters and
react that way when meeting for the first time. How could that NOT be by design. You and
your family are truly blessed to have the priviledge of raising this child.










I am sure that you have been bombarded with email and calls from people like my family and
me.  I want to encourage you to seek council in the Down ' s community -- it is a wonderful
and helpful one. What ever feelings or concerns you and your family have had, others have
had the same ones and you all are not alone.



You are beginning a most rewarding journey that will be filled with challenges , but mostly
joy.  I always took for granted that our kids would learn to walk and talk .  Archer has
shown me what hard work it really is. All of these milestones aren't merely footnotes in
his life , they are truly accomplishments that are worthy of celebration . Rest assured
that your boy with make them also with your help .  But we learned that they do it on their
timeline , not ours and so will you.



Please feel free to call or email my wife Dulcey ( dulceyf@suddenlink . net 325 . 201.5301).
She is an amazing womand and has dedicated her life to helping Archer develope.



Again , congratulations on the birth of your son .     I wouldn ' t trade or change my boy for
anything , and I'm sure you feel the same way.



Warm Regards,

Blake Fulenwider

Abilene, Texas



blake@blakecdj.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 7:33 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: thomas cuzzens

address: 3180 centre park blvd Winston salem NC 27107

  336-771-8082




MESSAGE:

First of all allow me to say that you are doing a great job for the state of Alaska. I
know you don't have a lot of free time so I will keep this short. I recently read an
article about you and your new family addition in our local paper. Our granddaughter also
has D.S. she will be 10 yrs old this month and she is just a darling to be with. I would
not have missed knowing her kind soul for anything this world has to offer. She has been
in several special ed. classes at school and is doing great, she can count to 100 and
spell her name. She can also speak clearly using sentences . I wish you and your family as
much joy as we have been blessed with. Again Great Job Performance in your position. Want
to move to NC? We could use you!

Thomas Cuzzens

Security Coordinator/ EMT-I /COHC-76159

Thomas. Cuzzens@Corning.com

Corning/CCS-WCP 3180 Centre Park Blvd. Winston - Salem , NC 27107 336 771-8082



thomas.cuzzens@corning.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state . ak.us)

 Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 7:48 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Mr. Jim Laycock

 address :   7000 Montrose Road Birmingham AL 35242

  205-981-9774




 MESSAGE:

 Governor Palin:




 I just wanted to let you know that I am pulling for you to be Sen John McCain's Vice
 Presidential choice for the 2008 Election.



 i am exceedingly impressed by your work, family traits and proven professionalism in
 governing the Great State of Alaska. You would be ideal as the next Vice President of the
 United States.   Your high morals, can-do spirit and great love for America are exactly
 what we need in Washington.



 As a 26 year Air Force retiree, I am alos very proud to see your son enlist in the US
 Army.  May God bless the young man and protect him as he goes in to harm's way.



 Continued good fortunes as you serve as Governor and hopefully one day soon you will joing
 Sen McCain as our White House team leading America to an ever higher plateau of
 excellence!



 Very Respectfully,












Jim Laycock



b210@bellsouth.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 9:15 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Carmen Pascual-McKissack

address -..9322 Idyl Place Lakeside CA 92040




MESSAGE:

Hello Governor. I just wanted to tell you that your story about your baby is so beautiful,
and inspiring.  Thank you for letting the world know that NO CHILD should be unloved or
unwelcomed into this world.  God bless you.



carmencsexcelmath.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 10:12 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Ms. Amy LaPoe

 address: 816 Cardiff Rd Naperville IL 60565

  630-416-7686




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the birth of your new son. My first son, Spencer was born almost 18
years ago with Down syndrome. I am the Central District Disabled Hockey Rep for USA
Hockey and have started the largest special needs hockey team in the US, the Tomahawks, in
Chicago Illinois.  Spencer has played hockey since he was 6 yrs old.   I know that as a new
mom with a baby with Down syndrome you are bombarded with information. From a veteran mom
of a son with Down syndrome, there is no limit as to what your son will be able to do.
Once again, congratulations on the birth of your health beautiful baby boy!

Sincerely,

Amy LaPoe




adpoe@wowway.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 10:16 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from : Ms. Judith Herndon

address: 106 Overlook Road Staunton VA 24401




MESSAGE:

Just wanted to add my congratulations on the birth of your little boy. He was born on my
birthday, and I can tell you it is a great day to be born! Springtime, new beginnings, and
sometimes Easter will fall on his birthday.



My dear friend Cathleen has a little girl, almost 2 now, who has Down syndrome. Lilly is
an incredible child, warm, loving, deeply interested in her world, and a delight to have
around. Through Cathleen and Lilly I've learned a lot about the Down syndrome world, and
it is truly a happy and positive place. Trig is lucky to have parents who understand that
he is indeed a lovely gift. Enjoy!



gohee@aol.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

  From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

  Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 9:17 AM

  To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

  Subject: Other



  Web mail from: Ms. Paula Byler

  address: 8543 Maurer RD Apple Creek OH 44606

   3304643157




  MESSAGE:

  Hello! I just read about you having a son with Down SYndrome. I have a son with Downs
  named Craig who is 23. It is important to put him in the regular preschools and regular
  elementary school when he is older-- my son did very well and a friend put her Downs
  daughter in the "special school" and she never learned to read or write. When he was
  little they told me it was pointless to teach him the alphabet and said he would never
  read or write. I worked with him alot, and put him in the normal school; at the end of
  kindergarten he could read his favorite book GO DOG GO and he could write his first name.
  My son doesnt speak as well as others but. can be understood and he is very loving and he
  loves music. These kids love music and Craig loves to sing karaoke.! Don't let anyone ever
  tell you your son cant do something--- he can do anything that anyone else can do. My son
  graduated from the same high school my daughter is graduating from this year. He graduated
  last year right after he turned

  22, so it took a bit longer. He was in special classes but also mainstreamed for some
 classes. Your son will need you to work with him alot; (repetition is what they need) and
 he should be in infant stimulation classes; We had flashcards I made with pictures and we
 would work on him saying what it was everyday; Now Craig has a job in a workshop for the
 handicapped and although he can be stubborn, he does pretty well. HIS favorite thing is
 watching Disney movies and going on trips, especially to Disney World where he is going on
 May 30.

 He has it counted down on the calendar and tells me a million times a day how many days it
 is til we go to Florida. I just was hoping to encourage you and to tell you that you
 should never treat him as "retarded"-- he can do anything any other kid can do if you work
 with him--some people who dont work with their kids then those kids never learn to talk--
 when he looks at a dog, tell him dog etc. and he will learn to talk! Talk to him all the
 time and identify things. I wanted to send a picture of Craig but I cant on this form...
 God has given you a very special child and he is a wonderful blessing!!












paulabyler@aol.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Gov. Sarah Palin
      To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Mary Mobley

address: 21722 Ridgewood Dr. Spring TX 77388




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin:




Congratulaions on the birth of your new baby boy.



My husband and I see you as an example for all American mothers. You show the nation what
pro-life motherhood is all about. Thank you for acknowledging that children are a blessing
from God.



Best of luck and happiness with your family and with the beautiful state of Alaska. We
enjoyed visiting your state last year and hope to return in the future.



Mike & Mary Mobley

Spring, Texas




shellsaver319@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From :   WebMail @gov.state . ak.us       [ mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak.us]

Sent : Monday ,    May 05 ,    2008 11:11 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin           ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from :     Ms. Alison Wassmann

address: 960 Union Drive Fairbanks AK 99709

 9074571628




MESSAGE:

Dear Sarah,




Our family in Fairbanks commends you and your family for everything that you ' ve had to go
through regarding the birth of your new baby .   Hugs and kisses all around , as you well
know , we all face challenges at every turn .  Showing Alaskans that you and we can stand up
and face challenges brings tears to our eyes.

When one of our worst fesrs hit us, cancer , we said what your husband stated , "why us?",
well, "Why not us?, what makes us so special , that this would not happen to us?". Todd is
a great husband . You are a great wife, mother and governor and we are proud that you have
made us proud!!



Mr. and Mrs .     Mike Wassmann




pinecone@acsalaska.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us tmailto:webMail@gov.state.ak.usl

 Sent; Monday, May 05, 2008 11:29 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from : Ms. Margueritte Lipsey

 address : 37537 Janice Circle Selbyville DE 19975




 MESSAGE:

Dear Gov. and Mr. Palin, I just finished reading the AP article titled "Alaska governor
eager to rear child". It is so encouraging to me to know that someone in politics has
ethics similar to mine. I do not have a special needs child but'i have friends who do. The
most precious of these children calls himself Duke. He is the sweetest child I know. He is
very personable around other people and just a delight to know. (I have 13 grandchildren
to compare him to.) I know at times it will be tough but God only gives those who need the
most love to parents who can provide it. May God bless you" and your beautiful family. I
will pray that Trig will be like Duke and that you and yours will be blessed to have her
in your family. Sincerely, Margueritte Lipsey

P.S. I visited your beautiful state a year ago last fall and fell in love with it. I hope
to be able to see more of it in the future.



l.lipsey@comcast.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 11:48 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Bill Gillespie

address: 12604 Oak Knoll Road #1 Poway CA 92064




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin:



It was so encouraging to read in yesterday's paper about your son Trig - and your
steadfast decision to "keep" him. My guess is you and I are possibly on different ends of
the political spectrum; but life (in this case, Trig's) transcends such differences by an
infinite gulf - and it is indeed of infinite value, Down's or not. By saying this I
realize I'm preaching to the choir. But thank you for your decision. Ages hence Trig - in
whatever way he can - will express his gratefulness to his mom and dad. And you will
richly deserve his thanks.



Blessings upon you and your family, and especially upon Trig -



Bill Gillespie



swampfoxfireosbcglobal.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 12:15 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Joseph P. Nolan

address: 66 Bateswood Road Waterbury CT 06706

 203.596.2938



MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin and family,



I just read a story in the Boston Pilot Catholic newspaper about the birth of you new son.

My daughter, Martha, was born 28 years ago with Down syndrome. She has done very well.
You are probably frightened by what the future will bring for you and your son. There is
no need to be overly nervous. Things will work out for you and your family. Down
syndrome is probably the most studied aspect of special education.

The idea that Down syndrome children bring joy is really true. Make sure he is included
with everything that the rest of your kids do.

I respect the choice that you and your husband have made . I know from experience that you
will be pleasantly rewarded and surprised (in the good sense ) by the choice you have made.

Sincerely,

Joe Nolan



nolanl789@sbcglobal.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From : WebMail@gov . state . ak.us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak.us]

 Sent : Monday, May 05, 2008 3:13 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin      ( GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Paul/Noreen Pignataro

 address: 10 Virginia Court Lockport NY 14094

  7164343528




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Palin Family:

Congratulations on the birth Trig. As grandparents of a Down Syndrome child we can tell
you that our life is enriched by our grandson Aidan. We look forward to spending our time
with him and see his love of life and continuing growth. God truly blesssed us with him.
He has shown us an inner strength to never give up. As they say "Blessings are something
we are given daily and blossom when nurtured." The best things in life to come us
unexpectedly. God bless you and you family.



Paul and Noreen--Lockport, New York



pnpignataro@roadrunner.com




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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 5:06 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Nicole Gallagher

address: 13620 82nd Street Oskaloosa KS 66066

 7858632898




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on your baby boy, Trig. He's a precious bundle. We were blessed with a
special baby 4 years ago, Thomas. He has Down Syndrome too and is the joy of our family.



God Bless

James and Nicole Gallagher



gallagherfarm@gmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 6:36 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Jodi Rinehart

address: 3456 Makley Drive Lima OH 45805

 419-296-6784




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Sarah Palin,




In a recent article that appeared in the Lima News Sunday May 4th, I was encouraged with
your stance for life, your values of family and your commitment to your state. I am a
Transition To Work Coordinator in the Lima City Schools and work with students with
disabilities.  As a mother, I want to applaud you for your decision. As a Christian, I
want to encourage you, as I read the article my heart leaped at the way you responded to
the news of your child.



I simply wanted to send you this email to encourage you in your balance of family, career
and care for the State of Alaska. In the article it mentioned that your name had surfaced
as a potential Vice Presidential Running Mate for John McCain. If indeed you were given
the nomination, you would have my support.  Please know that your work is being noticed
across this great nation. Please continue to stand for life, encouraging and speaking out
for the families of our society.



May God continue to bless and keep you.



Sincerely,

Jodi Rinehart









erineharti@woh.rr.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 7:14 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mrs. Mrs . Mrs. Jackee Goforth

address: 2050 S Magic Way Spc 132 Henderson NV 89002




MESSAGE:

We understand that you have been discussed as a possible choice for the Vice Presidency.




As people who support the democratic process and care about protecting our wildlife for
future generations, we want you to know that we don't believe people in our states would
vote for you for any office if they knew your record on these issues.




It is troubling that you are now working to deny more than 50,000 Alaskans a vote on
aerial killing of wolves and bears with legislation now being considered in the Alaska
legislature.




it is deeply concerning that last year you proposed using helicopters and a $150 bounty to
spur wolf killing in specified management zones -- despite strong scientific opposition to
the state's aerial hunting program and the lack of reliable information on how.many wolves
actually exist in these areas.












 And it is baffling that you appointed your high school basketball coach -- a man with no
 relevant experience -- to the state's board of game, and have condoned a $400,000 state-
 funded propaganda campaign to convince Alaskans that wildlife biologists from around the
 world are wrong when they say that the state's shooting of wolves and bears from airplanes
 is scientifically unfounded.




 We sincerely hope that you will recognize the importance of respecting the democratic
 process and protecting Alaska's wildlife in the future . But until then , you will not have
 the support of those of us who care about the democratic process and protecting our
 natural treasures for future generations.



 jackymoe44@earthlink.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 8:11 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from :   Ms. Ruth Missik

address :   39034 Strawberry Court #3 Kenai AK 99611

 907-252-8116




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,



Congratulations on the birth of your son. I had just read my monthly issue of the
Catholic Anchor to learn that your baby has Down's syndrom. May God bless your family for
bringing him into the world. I can not say it will be easy for you, especially with your
high-profile job during his early years. But I will pray that you two parents receive all
of the support that you need to give him a good start in life. I can already see that you
have plenty of love in your hearts for your family and that will always prevail. Keep up
the good work!



knowledgeisstrength@hotmail.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      Sorry, I didn' t mean to send the last email.

 Donna




 -----Original Message-----

 From :   WebMail@gov . state . ak.us     (mailto : WebMail @gov.state . ak.usl

 Sent: Monday ,    May 05 ,    2008 7:31 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Ms. Ms. Ms . Lindsey Lucas

 address: 225 Highgate Cir Greer SC 29650




 MESSAGE:

 We understand that you have been discussed as a possible choice for the vice Presidency.




 As people who support the democratic process and care about protecting our wildlife for
 future generations, we want you to know that we don't believe people in our states would
 vote for you for any office if they knew your record on these issues.




 It is troubling that you are now working to deny more than 50,000 Alaskans a vote on
 aerial killing of wolves and bears with legislation now being considered in the Alaska
 legislature.




It is deeply concerning that last year you proposed using helicopters and a $150 bounty to
spur wolf killing in specified management zones -- despite strong scientific opposition to
the state ' s aerial hunting program and the lack of reliable information on how many wolves
actually exist in these areas.










And it is baffling that you appointed your high school basketball coach -- a man with no
relevant experience   -- to the state's board of game, and have condoned a $400,000 state-
funded propaganda campaign to convince Alaskans that wildlife biologists from around the
world are wrong when they say that the state ' s shooting of wolves and bears from airplanes
is scientifically unfounded.




We sincerely hope that you will recognize the importance of respecting the democratic
process and protecting Alaska's wildlife in the future . But until then, you will not have
the support of those of us who care about the democratic process and protecting our
natural treasures for future generations.



zipzapll@hotmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us)

Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 3:26 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from : Ms. Lorraine Nilson

address: 155 W. Palm Blvd Montgomery TX 77356




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on your new baby! We heard about your precious gift and wanted you to
know how happy we are for you and your family .  In a world where some people would have
chosen a different course , we are so happy to hear of a woman who chooses the gift of life
over what others might erroneously consider a burden .  Happy Mother ' s Day . Lorraine
Nilson



lorrainenilson@gmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMailc@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 4:35 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mr.'Andrew Spencer

address: 155 Two Hitch Rd Goose Creek SC 29445




MESSAGE:

Madam Governor,




I am pleased to see someone living out.their pro-life values publicly. May God bless you.
I will pray for you as you raise Trig.



Very respectfully,



A. Spencer



navyswimOl@hotmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 5:09 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from :   Mr. Loi Tran

address :   83 Jerilderie Drive Berwick OS 3806




MESSAGE:

Congratulation on the birth of Trig Paxson Van Palin. May the Lord bless you for valuing
his gift of Trig. I heard about your story from Dr Albert Mohler's blog
(www.albertmohler.com).



ltran@maranatha.vic.edu.au
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
cc: Sharon Leighow
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov .state .ak.us)

 Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 4:46 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



Web mail from: Rae Layne

address :   1921 Reaves Drive Raleigh NC 27608




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,




You and your family are a joy to read about, especially in today's world, that seems to
hold life so cheaply. No doubt your precious TRIG has already positively affected many
lives, born and unborn!



Today we go to the polls to cast a vote for a potential leader of America . I could only
wish you were one of the choices ! I would consider it an honor to cast a ballot for you.



Shalom & blessings,



Rae



raelayne@earthlink.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 5:04 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. carol woloson

address: 575 hathaway circle lake forest IL 60045

  847 234 7057




MESSAGE:

Dear Sarah,

Our son and daughter in law gave birth to Isabelle nine years ago and she has Down
syndrome ........... she is a gift to all. Eliza has written a book called "My Friend
Isabelle" and it actually became a best seller in Colorado where the family lives. I want
to send you a copy of the book ......... please advise me on the proper address you would
like me to use.

   Our son's name is Todd and Isabelle was born in April.

Our best to you and your family

 Carol Woloson



 lfcarol@aol.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From : WebMail@gov. state . ak.us [mailto : WebMail@gov . state . ak.us]

 Sent : Tuesday, May 06, 2008 5:23 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from : Mr. Matthew Herron

 address: 1027 McRae Hill Rd .        Traverse City MI 49684

  231-946-6938




 MESSAGE:

 Governor Palin,

   i just learned the details of the birth of your son , Trig .  I want to tell you how
 encouraged and excited I am for you as you bring another precious life into your family.
 I am a pastor in Northern Michigan with 3 young children , who loves life and believes that
 every person is made in the image of God. Thank you for your love for children and your
 love for life just as God loves life and children .   Your actions remind me of Ephesians
 5:1-2 "Be imitators of God , therefore , as dearly loved children and live a life of love,
 just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to
 God." Awesome - totally awesome .   Please know that you are having an impact far beyond
 the borders of Alaska. May God bless you and your family!




mherronoibctc.org
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Jessica M Wilken (GOV)
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 5:25 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Michele Simmons

address: PO Box 206 Tok AK 99780




MESSAGE:

Governor Palin:




First of all, may I wish you and your husband my most humble congratulations on the birth
of your beautiful new child!! What a sweet, precious gift!



Secondly, I feel the need to voice some fears; not just my own, but those of many I speak
with on a daily basis. There is a great deal of fear amongst the common folk here in
Alaska when it comes to food, gas, electricity and heat. Everything is increasing in
price. . .the sad part is wages aren 't increasing to meet the costs. Alaskans are a
subsistence people but that can only go so far. My husband and I are very fortunate in
many ways, as are many others we know. However, unless things change immediately, I fear
what the consequences may be.



I do not pretend to know all of the answers to these pressing issues. What I do know is
you have a very large state of people dependant upon you for answers. Again, as an
ordinary citizen, I do NOT like the discussions/arguments/debates I am hearing amongst
desperate folks in this state. Times are very hard and we need some answers.



Governor, if ever there was a time or place to address the state of Alaska and provide
some reassurance, this is the time!










Regards,



Michele Simmons



michele. s.simmons@gmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 6:12 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Mark Tremaine

address: 4805 N Centennial Rd Nickerson KS 67561




MESSAGE:

Governor Palin:



Although    I am not one of your constituents, I saw a little news blip on Yahoo that you
recently    welcomed a new child into your home. I know that Trig will be an amazing
blessing    to you and your family. In 1998, my wife and I welcomed our third child, a son,
who also    has Down Syndrome.



Jared has been, and every day continues         to be, an amazing blessing to our familyl
Congratulationsll




Mark Tremaine

Nickerson , Kansas



thee.farm@gmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 5:51 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from : Mr. John Fischer

address:    6228 Sawgrass Drive Bartlesville OK 74006




MESSAGE:

Congrats to the Palin family on the birth of Trig ; what a beautiful baby . Thank you
Governor for being a true leader in the life movement ... we need more leaders like you,
that have a moral conscience and use it for guidance in their public office, rather than
their own self - interest . God bless you and your family.



thefischers @cableone.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 6:44 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Mark Dickinson

address: 621 W Home Ave Hartsville SC 29550




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor:




I recently read in a blog by Dr. Albert Mohler of your new born son, Trig Paxson Van
Palin.  Thank you for standing firm on his right to live and thank you for the committment
that you and your family have made to raise this special child. May God's blesing follow
you and your family.



Sincerely,

Mark Dickinson



im4band@yahoo.com
    

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from: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us]
to: Janice L Mason
      From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 7:23 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Mr. Kenneth Kirby

 address: 523 S. 33rd Street Billings MT 59101

  406-256-5415




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Governor Palin,




 I wish to extend to you, your husband and your children my heartfelt congratulations at
 the birth of your son. I also want to express to you my admiration and thankfulness for
 your stand for the dignity of all life. As the parent of a disabled child I understand
 some of the challenges that you will face, but I will be praying for you to experience the
 loving grace and power of God in you lives.



 May God richly bless you and your family,



 Pastor Ken Kirby

 Fellowship Baptist Church

 423 Westgate Drive

 Billings, MT 59101

 406-256-5415

 fellowshipbaptist@bresnan.net



 fellowshipbaptist@bresnan.net






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Unknown
From :                   Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored) [governoralaska:gov]
Sent:                    Tuesday, May 06, 2008 11:56 AM
To:                      Mason; Janice L (GOV)
Subject:                 FW: Other




-----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state . ak.usJ

Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 6:51 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from :    Bobby Moore

address :   160 Heathridge Drive Sharpsburg GA 30277




MESSAGE:

Congratulations , Governor Palin , on the birth of Trig . My dad , Bob Moore from Wasilla,
told me about it before I read Dr Al Mohler ' s blog about it. Here's the article.
http ://www.albertmohler.com/blog_read . php?id=1144 It's very encouraging . Dad was glad to
have met with you a couple of weeks ago . We talk about many things, but the first thing he
mentioned to me was the birth of your new son.



Bobby Moore

Sharpsburg, GA.




rtroymoore@gmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state. ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 7:50 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Darby Wiggins

address :   5802 N 16th St. #56 Arlingrton VA 22205




MESSAGE:

Gov. Palin - Congrats on your new baby. He is beautiful. It is good to see Godly families
such as yours coming together during difficult times. It is an encouragement to see you
and your family living out your faith in such a public way. Warm Regards, The Wiggins



dwiggin3@gmu.edu
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 8:39 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Audrey Moran

 address :   9356 River Pine Road Jacksonville FL 32257

  904-394-8090




MESSAGE:

Congratulations!  I read in our local paper your commitment to running the State of Alaska
along with having a very full family life. Your leadeship is exemplary and you are a
wonderful role model for women everywhere! By the way, I have a 21 year old niece with
Down Syndrome who is attending a special program at the University of North Florida and is
moving into her own apartment on Sunday. She is a very important part of our family. All
the best, Audrey



audreymoran@tscjax.org
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

 Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 8:43 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other




 Web mail from: Ms. Patricia Koch

 address: 1350 Virginia Ct. Anchorage AK 99501

  907-277-1023




 MESSAGE:

 Dear Gov. Palin,




 I just read the article about you and your baby in this morning's Anchorage Daily News. I
 am a retired teacher and counselor in Alaska and I have a niece with a Down Syndrome baby,
 so I have learned a lot about the special needs of these children. I am also a mother and
 a grandmother.



 These are my qualifications to offer assistance to you if you need help with child care,
 extra time with physical therapy for Trig, or just the holding and love that they need.
 The first year is crucial in giving all babies a good start in life, and these children
 need that much more.



 I can't keep up with whether you are in Anchorage or Juneau, but if your office is
primarily in Anchorage and there is a group to do this, I would welcome the opportunity to
spend some time each week helping in any way needed. (But I can't run the state!)



 Sincerely,



 Patricia Koch











patricia1023@gmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto: WebMail@gov . state . ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday ,   May 06, 2008 9:14 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Judith Salo

address :   4510 Kenaitze Court Kenai AK 99611

 907-283-7764




MESSAGE:

What a beautiful baby . Best wishes to you and your whole family as you adjust to the
changes this blessing brings you . Thanks for the energy , optimism , and common sense you
demonstrate in your leadership of Alaska and your family . What a good role model!




salo@gci.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 9:01 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Barb Tousley

address: 11401 Podunk Ave NE Greenville MI 48838

  616-754-4935




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,  Congratulations on the birth of your precious baby! You are truly
blessed!  I will tell you from my. own experience of a Mom of a special child, you have an
adventure of a lifetime ahead of you. Before my Mary was born, I used to think the
hardest thing in the world would be to have a special needs child--but not so! There is a
whole other world that will open for you, and you will find such joy you cannot imagine in
your son. I will be praying for you and your family. Take care, Barbara Tousley



bztous@hotmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 1:37 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from :    Sassa Ruby

address :   P.O. Box 121 Dillingham AK 99576

 907-842-1059




MESSAGE:

Welcome Trig ! Welcome to the family ! We are honored to have you in our world .                 You were
born on my wedding anniversary to my late husband Andy.

Congratulations Todd and Sarah ! You will find that you will become knowledgable about
your sons needs . I, too have a son with trisomy 21 .  In fact he has multiple
disabilities . The second being ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder)   I cry, laugh , and smile
with my son. I was emotional at first because I knew nothing .   Now I feel I know alot. I
wish you and Todd my best . Again, my heart sings with joy!

Sassa




sassa@dlgsd.org
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:webMail@gov.state.ak.usj

Sent; Tuesday, May 06, 2008 9:38 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



web mail from: Ms. Sonja Corazza

address: P.O. Box 1320 Homer AK 99603

 907-235-6671




MESSAGE:

Governor Sarah Palin,  Many blessings to you and your family today. My family and I live
in Homer and my friends and I pray for you and want to encourage you today. We believe
your new son is a very special and his birth reveals the hearts of people. Surely Trig is
close to the heart of God and so are you and your husband. I pray strength and courage and
joy for you today and may you walk in that peace that passes understanding. Love in
Christ, Sonja



corOxyz.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 10:08 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Patin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Rod Lauder

 address: 303-24 Arden Avenue Winnipeg AK 12345

  (204)257-4262




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin,




I work for the Association for Community Living in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. I just want
to congratulate you on the birth of your beautiful new baby boy, Trig, and know he will
prove to be a wonderful blessing through the years. I read an Associated Press article in
which you note that when you look at him, you see perfection. I know many parents with
children who also happen to to have an extra chromosome who couldn't agree more. Thanks to
you and your husband for being such great role models in so many ways!



Sincerely,



Rod Lauder



rlauder@aclwpg.ca
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From :   WebMail@gov . state . ak.us   (mailto: webMail@gov . state . ak.us]

Sent:    Tuesday ,   May 06 ,   2008 10:31 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from :      Ms. Linda Woods

address :   P.O. 1325 Girdwood AK 99587

 907-783-3151




MESSAGE:

Dear Palin Family,

After reading 250 e-mails on this site there is little I can add in the way of praise or
encouragement that hasn't already been said .. I am overwhelmed at the support as I am sure
are you . Working in the health care industry over 36 years I have been blessed to have
taken care of many children with Down Syndrome . My feeling is that God gave them the extra
chromosome for a reason . It allows them the tenacity to face the many health problems
which frequently accompany this syndrome . It is the chromosome of unconditional love,
forgiveness, generosity , sweetness and kindness . It is the chromosome that allows them to
look beyond ignorance and prejudice . It is the chromosome that can teach the rest of us
compassion and understanding if we pay attention . if only this was what we consider
" normal " what a great world this would be.



Trig short changed? Not ! Blessed? Most definitely!!!



lwoods@acsalaska.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From : WebMail@gov. state . ak.us [mailto : WebMail@gov.state . ak.us]

 Sent: Tuesday,    May 06 ,   2008 1:22 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from :   Ms. Jolene King

 address: P.O. Box 1305 Seward AK 99664

  907-224-7853




 MESSAGE:

 Our Dear Governor Palin and Family:



 First of all , I would like to say that I'm so proud to have you as our leader .                 From what
 I have seen of your actions you truely have Alaska at heart.



 Second :   Thank you for bringing Trig into the world , we all know you both had a
 choice ... . you chose wisely, Trig will show you as he grows . I love to see the pictures of
 the 3 of you , expressing so much love for one another .   I look forward to the day we all
 get to meet ' OUR" Trig .... you see, we Palin-ites take ownership in him because of the
 special mom he has.



 May God'continue to bless all of you .  And if you ever need a babysitter , you just have to
 look at these notes from around the world and know... we're there for ya!



 Jolene F King

 Seward, AK



jolene.king@yahoo.com


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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 12:33 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Matthew Reger

address: 540 West Wooster Street Bowling Green OH 43402

  419-354-3510




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor Palin -




I recently read the article concerning the birth of your son. My simple message to you is
to tell you how much an encouragement you are to me and so many others. Living according
one's beliefs is something that should always be celebrated and recognized. Thank you for
your testimony to living according to your beliefs.

I hope and pray that your family is blessed through this entire experience of life and
family.



Matt Reger




mlreger@verizon.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 11:16 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Sonja Dalton

address: Cedar Rdg Barrington IL 60010




MESSAGE:

Congratulations on the birth of your new son. And THANK YOU for setting an example of
LOVE in accepting him with gratitude, despite his genetic imperfection, rather than
destroying his precious life as so many others do. May God bless you and your family in
all worthy endeavors!




dcsalgk@yahoo.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From : WebMail@gov . state . ak.us 1:mailto:WebMail@gov . state . ak.us]

Sent :   Tuesday ,   May 06 ,   2008 11:10 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin ( GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from : Mr. Robert Price

address :   2947 Canyon Drive Grapevine TX 76051

 817-896-0572




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor;



A lot longer before you were EVER the honorable governor of Alaska , you were a wonderful
and loving mom. You walked into the governor's chair in the middle of one of the worst
recent displays of corruption in your party ' s history in Alaska.



You brought honesty and common sense to a very much desperate Alaska . People aware of and
"friends " of Alaska have watched all this. Texas is NOT all that far away, Sarah!



Your UNCOMMON personal courage and application of the proper priorities during this time
in your new son's life is an inspiration to every father and mother in our whole land!



The HONESTY you have brought to your state's government, and the priority you have
CORRECTLY given to your higher calling as "mother" have earned you the right to be called
"AMERICA'S" Governor!




So from all your fans. here in TEXAS .          .     we are praying for you and your family and are
continuing to thank God for you!












May I suggest that you ADD to your CLOSE confidantes, one of your strongest supporters,
Wev Shea!




God Bless. We in the Dallas/Fort Worth area are upholding you and your family in our
prayers. Best of good to you, ma'am.



Sincerely,



Robert B. Price

Grapevine, Texas




bpricel492@msn.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Tuesday, May 06,      2008 11:24 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Mr. Ronald McGraw

address: 1814 Harvard Way Redding CA 96003

  5302241418




MESSAGE:

Dear Governor,




I read with great iterest an article from the Associated Press carried in our local paper
(Record Searchlight, 5 May 2008 ) regrading the birth of your son, Trig. What caught my
attention was your husband' s response to the "news " that Trig would have Down Syndrome,
"We shouldn't be asking, 'Why us?' We should be saying , 'Well, why not us?'"



When my wife and I learned that our first born, Nancy , had Tuberous Sclerosis ( a genetic
"condition " causing retardation and disability ) when she was four months old, I am afraid
that I asked the "Why me?" question many times in the first few months .    However, after
holding her , caring for her and loving her she soon won my heart. By GOD's grace, the
thirty- five years that Nancy has been with us have been filled with joys too many to
mention .  She has softened this dad ' s heart; tenderized it to the point that I now see
each child as a true gift from GOD; not a mistake , or a tragedy , but rather a gift of
profound worth.



Thank you for your openness as you       have shared your perspective on being entrusted with
one of GOD's special children. In        your public position, you have a platform to advocated
for all children. I know many will       not understand your decision to "keep" the pregnancy. I
trust as you continue to live your       life openly with the public, many will see the
rightness of your decision as they       see Trig bring joy to all who know him.



By the way, my wife and I are coming to Alaska for the first time later this month as we








 celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary.   We are excited.



 With great appreciation,



 Ronald K. McGraw

 (Nancy's dad)




 rcmcfamhotmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state . ak.usl

Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 11:09 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Dianne Crook

address: 2221 Muldoon Rd Lot 100 Anchorage AK 99504

  907-338-1032




MESSAGE:

Governor Palin; In 2006 Alaska was honored and blessed to have you become our Governor,
and now its your turn to be blessed with Trig; a special bundle of joy. God knew what He
was doing when He gave you and Todd this beautiful angel. You are definitely an
inspiration for all of us.

We are praying for you and your family.

Dianne and Richard, Anchorage



rndcrook@gci.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMailogov.state.ak.usl

Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 1:56 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. amy cobb

address: 1580 beaumont drive kennesaw FL 30152




MESSAGE:

Congrats on the new addition to your family. I am encouraged to hear about a politician
standing up for the rights of the unborn (our smallest and weakest citizens.)   Sincerely,
Amy Cobb



artfullyoursamy@aol.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 1:59 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Nancy Tarnai

address: 2773 Cormorant St. Fairbanks AK 99079

  907-456-4296




MESSAGE:

Dear Gov. Palin,

Do you know this song by Natalie Merchant? You can watch it on YouTube. I think it will
have special meaning to you. Thank you and best of luck and congratulations on your new
baby.



Wonder

Natalie Merchant

Album: Tigerlily




Doctors have come from distant cities,         just to see me

Stand over my bed, disbelieving what they' re seeing



1-They say I must be one of the wonders

Of God's own creation

And as far as they see, they can offer

No explanation








Newspapers ask intimate questions , want confessions

They reach into my head to steal , the glory of my story

 (repeat 1)



Ooo, I believe ,   fate ,   fate smiled

And destiny laughed as she came to my cradle

Know this child will be able

Laughed as my body she lifted

Know this child will be gifted

With love , with patience , and with faith

She'll make her way, she ' ll make her way



People see me I'm a challenge to your balance

I'm over your heads how I confound you

And astound you

To know I must be one of the wonders

 (rpt...1)



Ooo, I believe , fate, fate smiled

And destiny laughed as she came to my cradle

Know this child will be able

Laughed as she came to my mother

Know this child will not suffer

Laughed as my body she lifted

Know this child will be gifted

With love , with patience and with faith

She'll make her way, she ' ll make her way



ntarnai alaska.net
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:webMail@gov. state .ak.us]

Sent :   Tuesday, May 06, 2008 1:45 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from : Ms. Toni Zlatic

address :   2600 Camelot Drive Dyer IN 46311

 2198645803




MESSAGE-

I just wanted to say congratulations on the birth of your new baby boy! I too have a child
with Down Syndrome. A beautiful little girl. She has brought much happiness to our family.
She has 2 sisters which adore her. Your Attitude was most refreshing . Best wishes for you
and your family.



Toni Zlatic




tzlatic@hotmail.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Nichole M Benedict (GOV)
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us)

Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 2:32 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. linda knighten

address: 272 Bentley Drive Fairbanks AK 99701

  347-5582




MESSAGE:

Governor Palin; I would first like to say that you make women proud to be women. In this
day and time it is so rewarding to have leadership that proves women can handle
motherhood, work and leadership each day. I would also like to comment on the status of
mental health services here in Fairbanks. I have work
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMailgov.state.ak.us}

 Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 2:19 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



Web mail from: cosette moore

 address: stebbins school stebbins AK 99671

  907-934-3021




MESSAGE:

What a terrific role model you are Governor Palin. Thank you for being such a powerful
role as a mother and the governor. I am sure that Trig will have the best for himself
with fine parents like you. I am a special education teacher in bush AK. and I see every
day how special needs children are indeed very special and they can and do contribute much
to even small villages. I know you will both keep on doing what is right.   Sincerely,
Cosette Moore



 cosettemOmail.com
    

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from: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov. state .ak.us]
to: Janice L Mason
      From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.usl

Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 2:09 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other



Web mail from: Ms. Elizabeth Rye

address: 2967 Spruce Ct. Arcadia CA 91006

 626-821-6440




MESSAGE:

Dear Gov. Palin,



Congratulations on your baby boy! I just finished reading an article that confirmed a
rumor I'd been hearing that Trig has Down Syndrome.  Thank you so much for your commitment
to life, and for your decision, now so rare, to bring him into this world.



My husband and I also have a child with Down Syndrome, Hannah, our second of three
daughters.  Hannah is now three and a half years old. I cannot express to you how much
joy she has brought into our lives (along with some heartache, as is true for all
children).  We frequently thank God for the blessing of having this precious little girl.
I think most people in this country have no clue whatsoever what we are sacrificing by
killing these special children off before they ever have a chance at life. Their gifts
are unique, and in my opinion, irreplaceable. Their capacity for love is matched only in
the rarest of human beings. While Trig will definitely introduce some complexities into
your family, he will more than make up for that with his love, his laughter, and in the
opportunities for growth that he will provide for both his parents and his siblings.



I pray for great blessing on your family, even as I know you will all be richly blessed
with your latest edition.



Take care, and all my best!










Elizabeth Rye




erye@roadrunner.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us1

Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 3:40 PM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Paulette Rowan

address: 14 Daytin Park Road Philippi WV 26416

 304-457-2874




MESSAGE:

Dear Sarah, I first want to congratulate you on the birth of your new baby.   I have the
understanding that the baby was born with Down Syndrome. I have a daughter who was born 6
years ago with DS. On the day she was born, I had lots of questions and wondered why I
had been chosen to be the mother of this beautiful baby girl who wasn't perfect. I was
devastated.  The medical problems that are associated with DS have been numerous. Sooon,
I learned what an absolute gift that I had been given. I now thank God everyday for the
wonderful child I have been blessed with. I am not aware of your feelings or how you are
dealing with the baby you have been given but I do you want to you know that if you do not
realize it yet ......you soon will, that you have been chosen to raise an angel on earth. I
wish you the best. Sincerely, Paulette Rowan



Rowan4ever03@aol.com
    

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from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 9:21 PM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Mr. Bruce Predbon

 address : 125 Wallace Ave Leechburg PA 15656

  724-845-6445



 MESSAGE:

 Govenor Palin,

 Cogratulations to you and your family on your latest addition.

 I am visiting Alaska on business and read about your new son in the Anchorage Daily News.
 Alaskans seem to have made a wise choice for govenor. I hope you continue to be sucessful
 in your political career as our nation needs more people in goverment with your leadership
 skills and sense of family.



 God bless you and your family.



 Bruce Predebon




bpredebon@pharmacareservices.com
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Sharon Leighow
cc: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

 From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us [mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

 Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2008 1:58 AM

 To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

 Subject: Other



 Web mail from: Mr. Barry Siegel

 address: P0 Box 9062 Surprise AZ 85374

  623-556-9915



 MESSAGE:

 Dear Governor Palin:




 I saw you on TV when you gave an interview on C-Span and on another TV news program. I
 said what an attractive woman Governor Palin is!!!! The operative word that I use is
 "attractive." I was astonished to see a politician--you--answer C-Span callers with much
 candor but also with much graciousness toward the callers. This graciousness is also
 "attractive." Finally, I read in the local newspaper that your husband and you just had a
 child with special needs. The way that the article described the love and devotion that
 you have for your new child is the ultimate attractiveness to me.




 In Jewish, we have a word for a person who is decent and kind: a "MENSCH." Both your
 husband and you are "MENSCH," as you intend to raise your new child with special needs
 with attention and love. Being a "Mensch" is most attractive to me!



 I wish you continued success with your political career. I wish your family all the best,
 and I congratulate your husband and you upon the birth of your new child.



 Finally, politically, John McCain should choose you as his Vice-Presidentia running mate.
 You would be a female candidate added to the presidential ticket, but most of all, I opine
 that you would a qualified choice and most qualified to run the USA if the unforseen
 happened.









May G-D bless your new baby, your family, and you.



Warmest wishes,



Barry Siegel



Barry P. Siegel, CPA




bps007@earthlink.net
    

FW: Other

from: Gov. Sarah Palin
to: Janice L Mason
      -----Original Message-----

From: WebMail@gov.state.ak.us (mailto:WebMail@gov.state.ak.us]

Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2008 2:44 AM

To: Governor Sarah Palin (GOV sponsored)

Subject: Other




Web mail from: Ms. Stacy grenier

address: 22520 Whispering Birch Circle chugiak AK 99567

  907-688-8900



MESSAGE:

Hello,

My name is Stacy, I wanted to write and tell you that I have worked w/ D.D. adults and
kids since I was 12 years old.




My favorite job so far was as a thereaputic horse back riding instructor.

 (I have worked at Easter seals, Girls scouts, and the YWCA)



I have so much I want to say, but to some it up, when I think of a child with Down sydrome
I smile, because I have never met a happier person in my life.

   Happy, hardworking, honest,

 Just three of the qualities you can count on your baby coming by naturally.

 We talk about down syndrome as an extra chromosome vs. the rest of us missing one

I just had a baby, A boy who is 4 and half months old, he is my 3rd child the other 2 are
teenagers and he was a surprise. I currently am a student at UAA, studing Psychology/law,
with a goal of becoming a lobbist for D.D. rights.



I guess my reasons for this letter are 3 fold,

1