Todd Palin was intricately involved in official business of his wife's administration, according to newly released emails.
Obtained by MSNBC, the thousands of pages of emails demonstrate that the "First Dude" was involved in "countless areas of state government and politics," including:
...potential board appointees, constituent complaints, use of the state jet, oil and gas production, marine regulation, gas pipeline bids, postsecondary education, wildfires, native Alaskan issues, the state effort to save the Matanuska Maid dairy, budget planning, potential budget vetoes, oil shale leasing, "strategy for responding to media allegations," staffing at the mansion, pier diem payments to the governor for travel, "strategy for responding to questions about pregnancy," potential cuts to the governor's staff, "confidentiality issues," Bureau of Land Management land transfers and trespass issues and requests to the U.S. transportation secretary.
The emails also a handful of controversial actions on Palin's part. For example, she reportedly "coached her staff on how to disguise the amount of electrical work needed at the mansion to hook up her new tanning bed" and searched for excuses to permit the use of state airplanes.
Read MSNBC's full report here.