Back in September, I wrote a post chronicling Gov. Chet Culver’s somewhat contentious visit with The Gazette editorial board. It was the session where he testily asked us, after repeated questions about not calling a special legislative session, “What is it you don’t understand?”
Fast forward to today. The Iowa Progress Project, a conservative group critical of Culver, used an open records request to get its hands on a ton of e-mails sent by the governor’s staff. They found one mentioning me and sent it along.
The September post I mentioned above was included in a daily packet of press clips e-mailed to Culver’s staff. Culver press aide Troy Price apparently was displeased with my narrative, according to this brief e-mail exchange with former Chief of Staff Patrick Dillon:
From: Dillon, Patrick [IGOV]
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 4:22 PM
To: Price, Troy [IGOV]
Subject: RE: Culver/Judge Afternoon Clips 9‐16‐08
Do you want to call me?
From: Price, Troy [IGOV]
Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 4:21 PM
To: Dillon, Patrick [IGOV]
Subject: Fw: Culver/Judge Afternoon Clips 9‐16‐08
Dorman can kiss my ass. And I hope he sees this email at some point.