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From the Huffington Post, but it really just kind of outlines what's going on. What are your thoughts on these emails being released? Is it the public's right to read them, or more of an invasion of her privacy? Do you think that as messages are revealed it will make Sarah Palin look good or bad? Both?
From the Washington Post:
From what I understand, this is new news and there really haven't been any specific emails being analyzed yet. The Huffington Post has a like to live blog updates under the article for different organizations/people reacting to the news...you can read them for yourself, but here are two of the initial ones listed:Sarah Palin Emails Released By Alaska Government
The state of Alaska released thousands of pages of emails sent and received by Sarah Palin during her tenure as governor on Friday.
More than 24,000 pages, the dispatch comes in response to requests from media organizations, as well as individuals, under the state public records law during the 2008 presidential election. The emails were exchanged from when Palin first took office in December of 2006 through September of 2008. Emails sent by the former governor in the subsequent ten months through her resignation are expected to be disclosed at a later date.
During an appearance on "Fox News Sunday" last weekend, Palin said that she's not concerned that the emails being released could produce any damaging revelations.
"I think every rock in the Palin household that could ever be kicked over and uncovered anything, it's already been kicked over," she explained. "I don't think there's anything private in our family now. A lot of those emails obviously weren't meant for public consumption. They are between staff members. They're probably between family members."
The former governor added, "They'll never truly know what the context of each one of the emails was, or each one of the issues were that I was working on that day, or in that time period."
From the Washington Post:
From the AP:"The emails detail a Governor hard at work. Everyone should read them." -- Sarah PAC treasurer Tim Crawford.
Anyway, thoughts?It's not clear yet whether the 24,199 pages being released will contain any major revelations, but they will provide a fresh look at the inner-workings of her office from the time she took office in December 2006 to her ascension to vice presidential nominee in September 2008. Requests have been made for emails from her final 10 months in office. The state hasn't begun the process of reviewing those yet. Palin resigned partway through her term, in July 2009.
Prior records requests have shed light on the Palin administration's efforts to advance a natural gas pipeline project and the role played by Palin's husband in state business.