In 2008, Alaska adopted a ban on text messaging while driving.
On July 2, 2008, while engaged in a back-and-forth with staffers, her aide, Kris Perry emailed Palin: "U textin and drivin? Didn't you just pass a law... ;)"
Palin replied: "Um, no ;) I pulled over."
(In the language of emoticons, the semi-colon-and-parenthesis symbol is a wink.)
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