Palin Praises Obama '08 Speech--Kind Of

Reporters load boxes containing thousands of pages of Sarah Palin's emails from her time as Alaska's governor Friday, June 10, 2011 in Juneau, Alaska. The emails were first requested during the 2008 White House race by citizens and news organizations. AP

CBS News Political Producer Bonney Kapp reports:

Reporters load boxes containing thousands of pages of Sarah Palin's emails from her time as Alaska's governor Friday, June 10, 2011 in Juneau, Alaska.
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In an email to staffers just weeks before she was tapped to join the Republican ticket, Palin had a few nice words for her soon-to-be-opponent, Barack Obama.

"He gave a great speech this morn in Michigan - mentioned Alaska," she told aides, urging them to release a response to Obama's campaign speech on energy policy.

She also said she said she was "glad" Obama was "flippflopping" and added that Obama "Stole out (sic) Energy Rebate $1000 check idea, stole our TC-Alaska gasline talking I points, etc. So we need to take advantage of this a write a statement saying he's right on."

A staffer responded to Gov. Palin, saying they had hoped and expected Obama to "say something positive" about some of the work the state legislature had accomplished on Alaska's oil production. Obama didn't, even though some "folks" in Alaska had been working with the Obama campaign.

Palin's response: "He did say 'yay' to our gasline. Pretty cool. Wrong candidate."

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