A Wasilla, Alaska, woman just wanted to share her Sarah Palin experiences with 40 friends, but the none-too-flattering email she wrote ended up on computer screens nationwide, the Los Angeles Times reports. Now Anne Kilkenny, who became involved in local politics while Palin was mayor because of a fight to pave her driveway, has been receiving hate mail for criticizing the popular vice presidential candidate.
She told her friends not to circulate the 24,000-word critique, but circulate it they did. Kilkenny has received more than 13,000 replies—both positive and negative —and her name now returns more than a half-million Google hits. A former deputy mayor called her a "nut case," while a one-time council member praised her as a "watchdog."