Todd Palin was voicing approval or disapproval of Alaskan state hiring and appointments? Directly to the relevant authorities?
According to the NBC News report:
Nearly 3,000 pages of e-mails that Todd Palin exchanged with state officials, which were released to msnbc.com and NBC News by the state of Alaska under its public records law, draw a picture of a Palin administration where the governor’s husband got involved in a judicial appointment, monitored contract negotiations with public employee unions, received background checks on a corporate CEO, added his approval or disapproval to state board appointments and passed financial information marked ‘confidential’ from his oil company employer to a state attorney.
Conservatives were rightly irritated when Hillary Clinton tried to boot-strap her ceremonial position into a role in personnel and policy. But did even she go so far as this?
(h/t Andrew Sullivan, who has tirelessly bird-dogged this story.)