A blogger has requested, via Freedom of Info, email correspondence between Palin and Anchorage radio jock Eddie Burke, in the midst of various rumors of scandal, according to a source Susie Bright quoted.
As I reported in my book Thanks But No Thanks: The Voter's Guide to Sarah Palin, Eddie Burke called the organizers of the Alaskan Women Reject Sarah Palin Protest "a bunch of socialist, baby-killing maggots" on the air. He also published the private contact info of the organizers so that they became the brunt of terrifying right-wing threats.
I continue the story in my book: "Burke brought along his right-wing cronies to crash the event, but they numbered less than 100." More than 1,500 demonstrators turned up - making it the largest protest in the history of Alaska. It had started as the idea of a few women having coffee together, frustrated that Palin was representing herself as the voice of Alaskan women. Within a couple of days people had heard about it through word-of-mouth and email blasts.
It would be ironic indeed if Eddie Burke has something to do with Palin's swift departure from the Governor's office. Her inarticulate press conference was bizarre - she put her political future to a vote among her children, yeah right - and filled with conspiratorial intimations. So it's hard to know from her what she's up to. Socialist, baby-killing maggots everywhere await the next chapter.