Someone decided we needed to see the emails from her time as Governor of Alaska. Good thing we spent so much time and money on this epic failure. No big bombshell, or secret was uncovered. It was a crazy witch-hunt that made everyone involved, other than Mrs. Palin, look stupid.
The only reason to look into her emails was to attempt to find something to use against and her, and perhaps end her political career, but there was nothing interesting. Nothing of particular relevance, or anything that would immediately eliminate her from a presidential race. There was nothing.
You can’t help but wonder why it has not been requested that we see all the emails of Mitt Romney from when he was the Governor of Massachusetts. Why don’t we demand the emails of everyone who is going to run for President? That would be the fair thing to do.
Long-lost Sarah Palin surfaces in emails
Once, there was a different Sarah Palin."She whines constantly about her treatment by the press...She increasingly sees enemies all around, repeatedly demanding to know whether her privacy has been breached." - Gee...I wonder why?
She was hands-on and averse to partisan politics. She championed openness in government and had normal relations with the media. She was a little starstruck by her interactions with national politicians but unafraid to do battle with the chief executives of the world’s largest oil companies
The emails from her governorship, released Friday, brought back the memory of a long-lost Palin: the popular, charismatic, competent woman of the people.
The Palin that emerges from the first cut at nearly 25,000 emails released by the state of Alaska Friday is touchingly authentic, responding to the news she’s been tapped for the national ticket with the words, “Can you flippinbelieveit?!
If critics were hoping to see Palin revealed as a hypocrite, they’re out of luck. Her private statements are in line with her public ones when it comes to issues like Troopergate, the ethics scandal in which she was accused of abusing her authority to punish her sister’s ex-husband. Her emails on the matter fulminate against what she insists are false accusations, maintaining the same consistent defense — that Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan was fired for performance, not personal, reasons.
Palin comes across as neither an airhead nor a prima donna. She is warm and supportive with her staff, who are loyal to her in turn. She frequently misspells in haste or phonetically (“nonsensicle” for “nonsensical”), but her writing is fluent and grammatical.
Nor is she a figurehead. She is active in guiding policy, a self-assured politician who knows where she stands. When she feels she’s been left out of the loop on responding to a disaster, she’s adamant — “someone from Homeland Security/Emergency Management needs to call me and inform me on things like this … I insist on being informed during any situation where the public would feel any person could be in danger.”
Palin So “Irrelevant,” Media Begs For Help In Sifting Through Her Emails
That’s right: both the Washington Post and the New York Times have announced they will publish the emails tomorrow as they get them, and they want readers to read over them, find the things that are “most interesting” or “most noteworthy,” and email notes on those portions to the respective papers. (Any of you who did a research intensive degree in college know what this means: it means the newspaper is then going to take those “most interesting” pieces, paste them on the front page of their website, and say, “Look here folks! We found a chink in Palin’s armor! She’s beatable! She’s beatable!”)Not to be outdone in the ridiculous arena was this display, by MSNBC.
American Way: Sarah Palin email frenzy backfires on her media antagonists
The trove of more than 13,000 emails detailing almost every aspect of Sarah Palin’s governorship of Alaska, released late on Friday, paints a picture of her as an idealistic, conscientious, humorous and humane woman slightly bemused by the world of politics.
One can only assume that the Left-leaning editors who dispatched teams of reporters to remote Juneau, the Alaskan capital, to pore over the emails in the hope of digging up a scandal are now viewing the result as a rather poor return on their considerable investment.
If anything, Mrs Palin seems likely to emerge from the scrutiny of the 24,000 pages, contained in six boxes and weighing 275 pounds, with her reputation considerably enhanced. As a blogger at Powerline noted, the whole saga might come to be viewed as “an embarrassment for legacy media”.
jtLOL 'Jim' 'Treacher'
BREAKING: E-mails reveal Palin did a pretty good job as governor of Alaska. Media hardest hit. #PalinEmails
"10 top reasons" Sarah should run for President from Amy Siskind at the Daily Caller:
1.) Our country has yet to elect a woman president
2.) Left to their own devices, neither party will run a woman
3.) A generation of girls will see politics as a possibility
4.) Women’s representation in leadership is moving backwards
5.) Palin “walks the walk” on supporting and mentoring women
6.) Standing up to sexism
7.) Women’s voices (and faces) are evaporating
8.) Teaching girls to take risks (and pick themselves up and try again)
9.) Like so many of us, Palin is a working mom
10.) Palin made her own way
More on Palin and the emails, here.