Then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) ducked calls from Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) because she didn't "want to get chewed out" by him, emails released Friday by Alaska show.
In an exchange between Palin and her chief of staff at the time, Mike Nizich, on Sept. 16, 2008, Nizich wrote to Palin, "Congressman Don Young would like to have a ward [sic] with you sometime today if possible. His office has called and would like for you to call when your schedule permits."
In response, Palin told Nizich to find out what Young wanted first.
"Find out what it's about," Palin responded. "I dnn't [sic] want to get chewed out by him yet again, I'm not up for that."
The email exchange is part of a document dump of over 24,000 emails released on Friday by the state of Alaska. The correspondence is dated from December 2006 to September 2008, during Palin's term in office when she was governor.
A number of news organizations have been trying to get access to the emails since 2008 but had been unable to do so until today.
The same day that the documents were released, the treasurer of Palin's political action committee, SarahPAC, released a statement saying that the emails were fairly benign.
"The thousands upon thousands of emails released today show a very engaged Gov. Sarah Palin being the CEO of her state," said SarahPAC treasurer Tim Crawford. "The emails detail a governor hard at work. Everyone should read them."