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    Palin's official Alaska emails to be released

    Palin's official Alaska emails to be released

    The state of Alaska is expected Friday to release more than 24,000 pages of emails from Sarah Palin during her tenure as governor, almost three years after the documents were requested by news organizations and local activists.

    The emails were originally sought to shed light on the then-little-known running mate of 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain. Their release comes at a very different time: as Palin, who enjoys near-universal name recognition, is contemplating a White House bid of her own.

    The documents will be made available in Juneau, the state capital, in paper form. The Los Angeles Times will scan them and post them online, making each available in a searchable archive.
    But wait, there's more...

    Palin emails redacted by same people who worked for her

    As they prepare to finally cough up more than 24,000 pages of Sarah Palin's emails gleaned from her brief, odd stint as governor, Alaska officials tut-tut they are going to withhold 2,415 pages from the public. Why? Those communications are privileged, personal or somehow exempt from Alaska's disclosure laws. Or so they say.

    How convenient. Guess where the good stuff will be. No, really. Guess. Now, you might wonder, as I do, how emails sent or received by a governor or her minions on state time, using state resources, yakking about state business can be personal or exempt from disclosure laws. But state officials say there is the right to privacy thing and the attorney-client privilege thing and the "deliberative process" thing. Apparently -- and it was a shock to me -- there is no public's right to know thing.

    Who made these decisions? It turns out state lawyers and folks in the governor's office -- where some, it turns out, worked for Palin but now work for Gov. Sean Parnell, who was Palin's lieutenant governor -- made the calls on those 2,415 emails. Not an impartial panel of citizens and lawyers, or folks lacking direct or indirect ties to the authors of the emails or any court. Just insiders.
    My first reaction is what the hell goes on in some of these smaller states?

    But then I got to thinking, a vindictive climber like Palin probably had a few folks working for her that didn't care for her...

    We'll see how it goes.

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    Re: Palin's official Alaska emails to be released

    sure to send those with Palin derangement syndrome in a tail chasing frenzy

    perhaps we will get a ton of butter



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    Re: Palin's official Alaska emails to be released

    yeah. Like this would be completely different if it were Obama emails being released, right?

    Give me a break.

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    Re: Palin's official Alaska emails to be released

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    yeah. Like this would be completely different if it were Obama emails being released, right?

    Give me a break.
    I am just waiting for the anointed one to release his college and HS transcripts



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    Re: Palin's official Alaska emails to be released

    I wonder how long it took them to read and cherry pick the emails to be released? Bet it was a costly endeavor for the taxpayers of Alaska.

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    Re: Palin's official Alaska emails to be released

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    sure to send those with Palin derangement syndrome in a tail chasing frenzy

    perhaps we will get a ton of butter
    It's just good clean fun... helping bring a few back into the fold of thoughtful reason.

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    Re: Palin's official Alaska emails to be released

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    It's just good clean fun... helping bring a few back into the fold of thoughtful reason.
    I'll give you credit Hazlnut

    that response was completely unexpected



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    Re: Palin's official Alaska emails to be released

    It makes me sick that things like this happen. President of the US or governor of the Rhode Island I don't care. Its disgusting. How, as a nation do we let these deceitful acts happen!! My god these people describe themselves as our "servants" what lies. what lies. Yet he who fights for the core reasoning in this message is often labeled a rebel, a vigilante a freak. Higher Power Help us.

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    Re: Palin's official Alaska emails to be released

    Quote Originally Posted by Hydrologist View Post
    It makes me sick that things like this happen. President of the US or governor of the Rhode Island I don't care. Its disgusting. How, as a nation do we let these deceitful acts happen!! My god these people describe themselves as our "servants" what lies. what lies. Yet he who fights for the core reasoning in this message is often labeled a rebel, a vigilante a freak. Higher Power Help us.
    too many bong hits?
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    Re: Palin's official Alaska emails to be released

    I am not thrilled about emails being redacted, although that is a problem endemic to the U.S. government as a whole. It is really annoying that the government continues to pry more into the privacy of American citizens while simultaneously expanding the amount of information it holds back from the public. As for Palin, I could really care less until she actually runs for office again.

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