Friday, June 10, 2011

Sarah Palin E-Mails Released

Because current Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell is a friend to Sarah Palin -- or a dick -- depending on your point of view, the state released the e-mails in hard copies only. The race is on to get the thousands of pages scanned so that you dear reader can help the media expose Sarah Palin in all her many nefarious ways:

Moments ago in Juneau, Alaska, state employees started handing out 55-pound boxes full of paper to dozens of awaiting reporters. Each set of six contains nearly 25,000 printed pages, comprising the entirety of Sarah Palin's e-mail correspondence during her half-term as governor of Alaska. .. The release—which does not include roughly 1,100 pages deemed confidential by the state—is the culmination of a four-year battle under Alaska's open records laws for access to Palin's e-mail traffic initiated by Mother Jones' David Corn. (You can read his saga here.) ..

The New York Times and Washington Post say they will begin posting scans today, and are asking readers for help sifting through them for stories. The Post has set up this Twitter feed devoted to the e-mails. Mother Jones,, and ProPublica—which has written up a handy backgrounder on what the cache may contain—are collaborating on a searchable online database here.

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