Sarah Palin’s Husband Steamed at Joe Miller

Todd Palin scolded the rising Tea Party star for not endorsing Sarah Palin as a presidential contender.

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BY Sean Alfano
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

The wannabe First Dude is steamed that a rising Tea Party star dissed Sarah Palin as a presidential contender.

Todd Palin's angry e-mail to Senate hopeful Joe Miller is the latest indication that the former Alaska governor is readying a run at the White House in 2012.

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Shortly after Miller refused to officially endorse Palin for President on a talk show, the mama grizzly's husband fired back at Miller via BlackBerry, Alaskan politics website The Mudflats reported.

"Sarah put her a-- on the line for Joe and yet he can't answer a simple question," Todd Palin wrote, referring to his wife's endorsement of Miller.

"Sarah spent all morning working on a Face book post for Joe, she won't use it, not now," he wrote.

The former Alaska governor and budding political kingmaker last mentioned the Senate contender on her Facebook page Sept. 2, with a 350-word fundraising plea for Miller.

"Joe won't let us down," she said.

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On Sept. 19, Miller was asked on Fox News Sunday if Sarah Palin was qualified to be President. Miller, an attorney whose shocking win over incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the Republican primary was fueled by Palin's enthusiastic endorsement, declined to comment.

"I am not going to get distracted by other candidates," Miller told the show.

Todd Palin's red-hot message was addressed to both Miller and the treasurer of Palin's political action committee, Tim Crawford.

"Joe, please explain how this endorsement stuff works, is it to be completely one sided," he wrote.

Miller, Salon.com reported, forwarded the Sunday morning e-mail to a few colleagues: "This is what we're dealing with," he said. "Holy cow."

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The West Point and Harvard Law School grad holds a slight lead over his Democratic opponent, according to a recent poll.

Speculation over Sarah Palin running for President has hit new heights in the last six weeks after delivering keynote speeches at Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally and the Ronald Reagan Dinner in Iowa.

She also said she would run for President if no one else in the GOP was going to "step up."