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Sarah Palin emails: Palin fielded death threats as campaign heated up

June 10, 2011|By Matea Gold
  • Sarah Palin on Nov. 4, 2008.
Sarah Palin on Nov. 4, 2008. (Andrew Harber / Bloomberg )

Among the emails Sarah Palin fielded while she was on the campaign trail were a batch of vicious threats against her life.

On Sept. 12, 2008, she received a message through the state of Alaska's website that accused her of being racist and suggested that she would have joined the Ku Klux Klan if she were a man.

"She doesn't belong to the NRA to support the right of each citizen to have weapons in an aim of self-defence, but just to support the right of every Southern white citizen to shoot all non-white people legally!" wrote the sender, identified as Dominique Villacrouz. "Sarah Palin MUST BE KILLED!"


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On Sept. 17, 2008, Palin received a profanity-laced message from a Juneau resident saying she needed to be "shot from one of the planes that shoot th [sic] the very wolves that you ordered."

A similar message on Sept. 12 from a resident in Antwerp, Belgium, also called for Palin to be shot, saying that "only on that moment justice will be accomplished."

Palin forwarded the messages to her aides without comment.

There is no reference in the emails about whether investigations were launched into the threats.

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