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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 12:44 PM
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Alaska to Release (Over 24,000 of) Palin’s E-Mails
Edited on Thu Jun-09-11 01:07 PM by Turborama
Source: NYT

By WILLIAM YARDLEY and JIM RUTENBERG
Published: June 9, 2011

JUNEAU, Alaska — Sarah Palin is long gone from this capital, what with the new ranch in Arizona and the is-she-running-or-not bus blitz of American heritage landmarks Outside, as Alaskans like to call the other 49 states.

Yet nearly two years after she resigned as governor and nearly three since Senator John McCain chose her as his running mate, Ms. Palin is steering still another wave of national news media attention toward Juneau. On Friday, more than 24,000 pages of e-mails Ms. Palin sent as governor, mostly using private accounts, are to be released in response to public records requests first made in 2008.

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Even as Ms. Palin orchestrates much of her messaging through digital media — one moment she tweaks President Obama via Twitter, then she elaborates on Facebook, all from wherever she might be at that moment — her old e-mails are being released by the pound, not the pixel, in six standard paper boxes, a total of about 250 pounds at a printing cost of $725 per set. And at least initially, the documents can only be had either by collecting them here, in remote Juneau — a city accessible only by plane and boat — or by having them shipped, at considerable cost, to newsrooms across the country.

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The New York Times also intends to assemble its own searchable Web database of the documents. And The Washington Post’s Web site on Thursday asked for 100 volunteers to help its reporters sift through the voluminous correspondence in coming days.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/10/us/10palin.html?_r=1&...



June 9, 2011, 1:36 PM
Help Us Investigate the Sarah Palin E-Mail Records
By DEREK WILLIS

On Friday, the State of Alaska will release more than 24,000 of Sarah Palin’s e-mails covering much of her tenure as governor of Alaska. Times reporters will be in Juneau, the state capital, to begin the process of reviewing the e-mails, which we will be posting on nytimes.com starting on Friday afternoon E.S.T.

We’re asking readers to help us identify interesting and newsworthy e-mails, people and events that we may want to highlight. Interested users can fill out a simple form to describe the nature of the e-mail, and provide a name and e-mail address so we’ll know who should get the credit. Join us here on Friday afternoon and into the weekend to participate: http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/09/help-us-i... /

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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 12:49 PM
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1. check twitter for feeds from the reporters as soon as the emails are released...
Edited on Thu Jun-09-11 12:51 PM by Viva_La_Revolution
that's where the first info will be coming from. :bounce:

edit to add..
PalinEmails Washington Post
The 24,199 Palin emails will come in five 55-pound boxes and cost $725.97 wapo.st/kp1BoD
:rofl:
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 01:00 PM
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3. Here's The Washington Post's dedicated Twitter feed...
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 12:59 PM
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2. OMG. Sarah Pale Horse used state email to tweet a pic of her pussy
Edited on Thu Jun-09-11 01:02 PM by SpiralHawk


Shocking. Just shocking I tell you.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 12:59 PM
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12. my gawd.... what happened to that cat!?
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-11 05:36 AM
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26. The cat's pajamas
Or maybe a unitard.

He's a fashion catastrophe.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 01:00 PM
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4. Are taxpayers going to get hit with the cost of translating them into English?
That could run into the millions and take hundreds of people months to complete.



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MH1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 12:03 PM
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11. Think of it as a jobs program
:)
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-11 11:33 PM
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29. It's that or set up an embassy and diplomatic relationship with the Gibbers.
Gibberenians?

Just where is Gibberish spoken these days?
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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 01:08 PM
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5. Getting something for nothing.
The Washington Post’s Web site on Thursday asked for 100 volunteers to help? Oh so volunteers, getting absolutely NO Pay, do the work while WaPo makes money off of it. Since when is WaPo a charity case?

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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 01:09 PM
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6. It's a HuffPo thang. n/t
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PuffedMica Donating Member (584 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 02:08 PM
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7. I hope they expose this grifter for who she is once and for all
It is time to get this swindler and fraud out of the public eye.
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avebury Donating Member (455 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 03:12 PM
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8. k&r
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-09-11 03:23 PM
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9. OMG
could you imagine having to read all that crap? I bet less than .00000001% is intelligible.

I do hope they find some good stuff, but my god what a headache-inducing task reading anything she spewed would be.
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-10-11 11:40 AM
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10. The Guardian: How Sarah Palin's emails were uncovered
The release of thousands of pages of Palin's emails is the end of a process that began during the last US presidential election
David Corn | Friday June 10 2011 17.08 BST

When the Republican presidential nominee John McCain tapped Sarah Palin as his running mate in late August 2008, the political media world responded collectively: Huh? Who's that? Immediately, there was a rush for information about the first-term governor little-known (if that) in the lower 48 states.

As journalists scurried to Alaska and searched for any titbit, I headed to the website for the Alaska state government and discovered the state had a decent open records law. A week after Palin hit the headlines, I sent a request to the governor's office on behalf of Mother Jones, my magazine, asking for all "emails written by her, emails sent to her, and emails cc-ed to her".

The state had previously released emails from her office in response to narrow requests – though it had withheld a lot of material under questionable justifications. Still, I was not sure that this request, which covered a lot of records, could be processed before the November election. Other media outfits in subsequent weeks submitted related requests for particular emails, such as all of Palin's emails to and from her husband. But I had been the one to ask for the whole pile.

The initial response from Palin's office was somewhat encouraging. It noted that I would have to pay $2,249.46 to cover the several hours of IT staff time needed to retrieve the email. After that, I would have to pay 29 cents per page, which could certainly add up to a pricey tab. But it appeared that the request could be handled expeditiously – perhaps before the election.

Full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/10/sarah-palin...
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-11 05:46 AM
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27. The Guardian also invites help in cataloguing them for its live blog:

Sarah Palin emails: live blog

All the latest developments as the Guardian catalogues the Sarah Palin emails with your help
• Read the emails and help catalogue them
• Catch up on our coverage from the beginning

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/11/sarah-palin...



The bullet items are hot links, and the first leads to a "Show me an unseen email" button.


:hi:
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-11 01:22 PM
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28. Some quite interesting reading in that live blog...
That last one was a bit of an eye opener.

:hi:
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aggiesal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-11 03:07 AM
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13. Alaska releases thousands of Sarah Palin emails
Edited on Fri Jun-10-11 01:04 PM by aggiesal
Source: Yahoo News

Fri Jun 10, 9:02 am ET
Alaska releases thousands of Sarah Palin emails
By Holly Bailey

After nearly three years of delay, the state of Alaska has released 24,199 pages of Sarah Palin's emails from her first two years as the state's governor later today.

News organizations have been fighting for access to the emails since 2008, when reporters filed open-records requests to view the messages shortly after John McCain tapped the then-largely unknown governor to be his running mate.

State officials dragged their feet on the requests--in part because of the volume of the data and the complexity of retrieving all of the emails. The messages set for release at 1 p.m. EST include emails from Palin's official state account, as well as a private Yahoo account that she frequently used to communicate with her top aides and her husband, Todd.

According to the state, Palin gave Alaska officials a CD of relevant emails from her Yahoo account.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theticket/20110610/ts_ybl...



Let's see what goodies await us with this list!!!

Just added the header info.
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-11 03:07 AM
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14. Oh, no.
I have been a teacher. I have graded hundreds, if not thousands of papers filled with poor grammar and worse spelling. I don't want to look at these things. I am sure they will be worse than anything I have ever seen in school.

At least most of my students were learning something about written communication, even if it was against their will.
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northoftheborder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-11 03:07 AM
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15. I could care less about her stupid emails. They won't show anything we don't already know.
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Wait Wut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-11 03:07 AM
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17. Not so fast!
We might be able to "uncover" an emailed photo of her penis!!!


It's obvious she thinks she has one with the degrading comments she and other Con women have made towards their male counterparts. If I could do teh Google at work I'd find the link for you...sorry.
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aggiesal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-11 03:07 AM
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16. It will probably be ...
hours and maybe days before email details filter down to our level.

They're apparently already heavily redacted.
What could a governor possibly do that would require that much editing?

So you know that the RW media is going to try to control this discussion.
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-11 03:07 AM
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18. What could a governor possibly do that would require that much editing?
I don't know...

Invent a pregnancy?
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Iliyah Donating Member (828 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-11 03:07 AM
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19. Oh Joy
didn't they have an enough time to delect and rearrange certain e-mails???

I don't want to know nor do I care, this women is a sociopath with the rest of the tea brats.
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cstanleytech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-11 03:07 AM
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22. More like cover up her
actions taken towards her ex-brother-in-law when she ordered him fired.
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-11 03:07 AM
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20. Try to bomb Russia and hit Canada? Just a guess.
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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-11 03:07 AM
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21. weren't her first two years her last two years?
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theDash Donating Member (89 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-11 03:07 AM
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23. Oh the irony ...
I found this e-mail to be ironic: http://palinemail.msnbc.msn.com/palin2011/pdf/5164.pdf

In the last paragraph in her response, she says "I have faith that we're on the right path going a new direction here with freedom in information sharing"

LOL
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-11 03:07 AM
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24. She writes like she speaks.
It's word salad even when she has time to edit.
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JJW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-11 03:07 AM
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25. Very bizarre
Who cares? Honestly this is insane. No one really cares about what a half-term dimwitted Governor does or says.

Time to have some war crime trials and solve Global Warming. And how about a march for Universal Health Care. Medicare for all.
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