Saturday, June 11, 2011

Who's Who in Sarah Palin's e-mails? Lyda Green? -- UPDATED

The L.A. Times has an interesting, summary guide to who's who in Sarah Palin's e-mails: "Sarah Palin emails: The Alaska archive - who's who." There is only a picture associated with some of Palin's correspondents, but if the Times has articles about them, they link to the article(s).

The relationship between Sarah Palin and Lyda Green may be most interesting. "Kathleen," now at the blog Political Gates, once commented at palingates that Lyda Green had informed them -- them presumably being "Kathleen" and "Patrick" -- that Lyda Green had told them of one of Sarah Palin's miscarriages. That comment came in a post about Sarah Palin's book, Going Rogue, in which Palin described a miscarriage early in her life.

I was surprised, at the time, that they would blow away a "source" like that. And I am continually surprised that although they claim to have information from someone inside Alaska government that Palin faked a pregnancy, they will not even quote that source anonymously. Newspapers do it all the time: "A source who requested anonymity for some specified reason, told us, "Blah-blah." Readers are entitled to enough information to evaluate the veracity of the source.

Lyda Green's relationship with Sarah Palin, and her (Green's) motivation and veracity have become very interesting, now that the Washington Post's Rachel Weiner wrote, "Sarah Palin faced Trig rumors from start." An e-mail from Palin is quoted there, and it is clear that Palin blamed Lyda Green for the rumors that Bristol was the mother of Trig Palin.

A live blog about Palin's e-mails can be found at's "Live blog: All the released Palin emails are now back in their electronic form, online"

Politico's "Palin emails show top Alaskan lawmaker blamed for Trig Palin rumors" has a statement from Green disclaiming involvement: '"I was never part of the network that thought that Sarah wasn't pregnant," Green said in an interview. "I said, 'That's a non-starter for me.'"'

Green has undercut an earlier statement she made, "It’s wonderful. She’s very well-disguised. When I was five months pregnant, there was absolutely no question that I was with child," which has been used by some to support an argument that Palin wasn't pregnant.


Joie Vouet said...

Could Jay Ramras be Patrick's source? Today, he has worked unusally hard to defend a relatively minor player in Alaska government.

GinaM said...

@ Joie...

Why do YOU care what Patrick writes on HIS blog?

I'm sure you won't post this.

Joie Vouet said...

GinaM, For a moment I imagined that your hair was in curlers and that they had all unwound and were defying gravity at the end of long strands of hair. But, seriously, I want to know the name of Patrick's source. The one Patrick has claimed is in Alaskan government and says, although Patrick won't quote him, that Palin faked a pregnancy. I have some questions for that source.

GinaM said...

@Joie....NOBODY cares that YOU have questions....NOBODY.

Not sure about your "curlers" remark. I guess you're trying to be witty.


50...50 chance you'll post this.