I received the Kilkenny email as did tons of you. I didn't find it mentioned on Snopes.com so I wrote to them. They replied, and have now posted this article about Anne's letter:
I found the letter very interesting; it certainly raised a lot of questions for me & others. I am not going to reprint the contents here; it is very easy to find - just Google Kilkenny-Palin-Alaska or any combination of this.
I ask that you remember that this letter is opinion: probably informed to some unknown degree, and there definitely IS an Anne Kilkenny who lives in Wasilla. I think it is a good letter and thoughtful, but Anne has not provided documentation or links to documentation.
Re: "the jet plane sold on EBay" it didn't happen - Not True. See this link fron the NY Times:
In my personal opinion, the Republican team is dealing in smoke & mirrors and their smears & innuendos are to be expected from such as they. I'm appalled that so many Americans are buying their 'line' instead of being embarrassed by such behavior. I don't want my president to present that image in the world and I am certain that it will hurt us & this country a great deal. Again, my opinion: the only way to get change from the Republicans is to vote them out!
To those who get their news from the networks, both public & cable:
If you think there is no slant to the news you hear, think again. Check online, read bloggers - widely, check out opposing viewpoints. When you listen to a politician speak, what do you hear? Policies, Vision, Plans, Platform - or cheerleading, pandering, nostalgic rhetoric, sarcasm, ridicule...?
just me, asking...