Data mining of the more than 24,000 Gov. Sarah Palin’s emails released June 10 is an interesting test case in national news media using crowd sourcing to mine a large database. The example I found today is interesting indeed, providing insight into the preparation process of a politician for a news media interview – in this case with Glenn Beck.

Source Crivella West.

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From: gov.sarah@yahoo.com
Sent: Monday, June 23, 2008 7:25 AM
To: Morgan; Katryn L (GOV)
Cc: Perry; Kristina Y (GOV)
Subject: Fw: Talking Points for National Interviews
Importance: High
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Sent from my BlackBerry® device from Cellular One
—–Original Message—–
From: “Stapleton, Meghan N (DNR)”
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 2008 13:30:16
To:ExternalEmailgsp
Cc:”Gibson, Kurtis K (DNR)” ,”Leighow, Sharon W (GOV)”
,”Perry, Kristina Y (GOV)” ,”Stapleton,
Meghan N (DNR)”
Subject: Talking Points for National Interviews
Governor,
From the oil and gas perspective, attached are the talking points for your three national
interviews this. week.

As I am sure others are working on, all three may ask a range of questions from abortion to guns and oil. The attached only discusses oil and gas issues. Glenn Beck (CNN) probably has the greatest chance of launching into numerous issues. He loves to make fun of everyone and is incredibly good natured. You should laugh a lot with him. He has a couple children and recently adopted one, if not two, children. Glenn is pro-drilling, pro-oil. You both should see eye-to-eye other than he doesn’t feel people
should always pick on the oil companies.

Larry Kudlow (pronounced KUDD-low) is with CNBC and Kudlow & Company. His energy mantra is, “Drill. Drill. Drill.” and doesn’t understand why the Presidential candidates don’t
get it. On Monday, CNBC is launching a full-day show re: historical meetings with Saudi
Arabia tomorrow. In my opinion, your interview with Kudlow will be all oil and gas.
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Sharon can shed further light once they provide more hints . Again, he should be a
friendly , but he is all about the numbers and firing questions and shouting . You’ll see
we have a section in the attached that provides a number of specifics for you re: Alaska’s
oil and gas reserves, etc.

Also , here is a link to a Kudlow article that you may find helpful reading as well:
http: //article . nationalreview . com/?q=YzlwMTQzNDIzMzRIY2RjMzk2MTBIMDc5MTM3N2MwM2I-

Neil Cavuto I have not been able to watch because I do not get FOX News . Sharon will
also hopefully have more information on him for you, if you do not already have it.
There are two highlighted portions : price of gas in the bush – we’ll have the latest
numbers for you in a couple of days. And I am waiting for the exact dollars re: price per
barrel upon which the state balances its budget . The figures in the attached are rough.
Please let us know if you need anything else.
Thanks,
Meghan
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From the source:

This collection contains over 24,000 e-mails from former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s administration and was obtained in June 2011, more than two and a half years after the public records request for these materials. Crivella West, at its own expense, converted the paper copies of the e-mails produced back into searchable digital copies and made the digital copies available to the public without charge. In addition, Crivella West has provided analytical tools to organize the documents to help users uncover information of interest. Crivella West is continuing its collaboration with msnbc.com, Mother Jones and Pro Publica.
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