Coming Soon: 275 Pounds of Sarah Palin Emails

Alaska to release ex-governor's missives in coming days
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2011 8:47 AM CDT
Sarah Palin looks back at a crowd as she walks to the door of Trump Tower for a meeting with Donald Trump in New York Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

(Newser) – Something to read on the bus: Alaska will release 24,000 pages of Sarah Palin emails from her days as governor, reports the Anchorage Daily News. News services actually requested them when she was running for vice president, and now they'll get them as she may or may not be running for president. (Jon Stewart is in the yes-she-is camp.) About 2,400 pages of emails will be withheld because the state deems them privileged or private.

Some of Palin's old enemies also have requested the emails, including Andree McLeod, who has filed ethics complaints against the governor (and had them dismissed by the state). "I don't hold out much hope that all of these emails haven't been scrubbed of any incriminating information," she says. Those who made the requests will have to shell out $725.97 in copying fees and hundreds more for shipping what's expected to be five 55-pound boxes. The state will send the emails to a commercial printer this week, who will likely take about four days to copy them.

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