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.

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