Noam Scheiber has done it again. This time, the Palin-phernalia he’s dredged up in his reporting about the political history of the Alaska governor isn’t just a doodle, but a full, two-page, handwritten letter, addressed “Dear Friends,” that details Palin’s reasons for running for mayor of Wasilla and for wanting to put Moderately-Sized-Bedroom-Community First:











For a PDF of the letter, click here. For Scheiber’s explanation of how he obtained the document, click here.

Ends today: If you'd like to help CJR and win a chance at one of
10 free print subscriptions, take a brief survey for us here.

Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.