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Friday, June 10th, 2011

Alaska begins releasing Sarah Palin emails

Today, many emails from Sarah Palin’s par­tial­ly-com­plet­ed term as Alas­ka gov­er­nor were released.  So far, noth­ing too embar­rass­ing has come out, though the State of Alas­ka is still hold­ing back many documents.

Accord­ing to The Guardian, approx­i­mate­ly 2,358 pages are being with­held out of the 26,553 pages of emails that were iden­ti­fied in Decem­ber.  The fee for obtain­ing the doc­u­ments is $750 (because of the price of copying).

Stick­lers for mechan­ics are, of course, point­ing out Palin’s repeat­ed and fre­quent use of ‘u’ instead of ‘you’ when address­ing oth­er elect­ed offi­cials, her inabil­i­ty to spell cor­rect­ly, and habit of not writ­ing com­plete sentences.

As read­ers know, Sarah Palin recent­ly began a cam­paign-style bus tour across the coun­try.  She has not offi­cial­ly launched a pres­i­den­tial elec­tion bid, but most pun­dits expect that it won’t be long before she does.

The release of these emails comes at a con­ve­nient time for Pal­in’s Repub­li­can rivals and Team Oba­ma as well. If there’s any­thing in this doc­u­ment dump that brings to light any inap­pro­pri­ate or uneth­i­cal behav­ior on Pal­in’s part, that could help oth­er Repub­li­cans gain favor over Palin with the right wing, and deal her pres­i­den­tial bid a set­back. Expect jour­nal­ists to go through these emails with a fine-tooth comb.

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One Comment

  1. Why would I want to review any of Ms Pal­in’s emails? Who cares about her? By mak­ing this a major sto­ry the media only keeps her in the spot­light. Haven’t you learned, the way to make some­one dis­ap­pear is this day and age, is to ignore them. Thanks for breath­ing life into an oth­er­wise dead polit­i­cal figure. 

    # by Espow :: June 12th, 2011 at 11:28 PM

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