Gov. Palin: I Can't Take It Any More

Emails reveal frustration with ethics complaints
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2012 4:21 AM CST
Sarah Palin waves to the crowd while taking the stage before officially resigning during the annual Governor's Picnic in Fairbanks, Alaska, July 2009.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Sarah Palin was really starting to hate being governor of Alaska in the final months before her resignation in July 2009, the final batch of emails from her time in office reveal. Palin complained bitterly about the scrutiny she and her family faced after her failed vice presidential bid, and about the mounting legal bills from fighting ethics complaints, AP finds. "I can't take it anymore," she wrote in an email to her husband, Todd, three months before stepping down.

Palin was furious about attempts by lawmakers from both parties "to lame duck this administration," and complained that Todd had to go back to work for BP to pay for her defense in the "many frivolous suits and charges since the day I became VP candidate," the emails reveal. "We've all had to pay for our own legal defense in this political bloodsport—it's horrendous—why do you think Todd is on the slope today?" she wrote. "I am paying to defend in my capacity as governor actions taken in my official position. This is unheard of anywhere else." (Read more Sarah Palin stories.)

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