Alaska governor's office to release Palin e-mails - CNN.com(CNN) -- More than 24,000 pages of e-mails relating to Sarah Palin's term as governor are scheduled to be released Friday by the state of Alaska to CNN and other news organizations.
The release follows Freedom of Information Act requests filed by CNN and five other news agencies that date to 2008, shortly after Palin was tapped to be Sen. John McCain's running mate.
Among the material that will be made public are Palin's e-mails dealing with state business -- using both her official account as well as private accounts, according to Linda Perez, the administrative director for current Gov. Sean Parnell.
A search was done "in an effort to capture everything in the state e-mail system" that would comply with the request, Perez said.
Then lawyers within the state Department of Law recommended what should be released and what should be withheld under state requirements, and the final decision was made by the governor's office, Perez said.
This is the first I've heard of such an event taking place....
So I have a few questions for my American colleagues.
Is it common place for states to release personal and private emails of governors after they've finished their terms?
If so, what does this accomplish?
Is it really nessecary to release the private emails of any individual for any reason barring criminal prosecution?
I'm sure there's going to be people foaming at the mouth to go through these, but in my estimation, there won't be anything interesting...