June 11th, 2011
06:31 PM ET

Palin e-mails show routine work, running feuds

Thousands of pages of e-mail from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's administration range from the mundane details of governing to efforts to crack down on state news leaks and push back against critics.

Scattered among the 24,000 pages, released by state officials in Juneau on Friday, are glimpses of Palin periodically butting heads with top Alaskan political figures as she pushed to get landmark oil and gas legislation through the statehouse; demanding that Exxon finish paying damages for the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill; even dealing with complaints about high school football rivalries by offering to bake brownies.

By June 2008, she was being sought out by national news outlets and being talked up as potential running mate for Republican presidential nominee John McCain. But the documents show her battling Alaska reporters even as McCain was preparing to put her on the national stage.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ Sunshine Girl:
    Jazzzzzzzz is not an idiot. She's intelligent, and she's my friend.
    One can learn the definition of troll from context.

    June 12, 2011 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Jazzzzzzzz

      Joey, 🙂 I usually don't have a smile on my face till noon... but you didn't did it. Thanks my friend.

      I read the fable of "The Emperor's new clothes" My take on the story is: It was the child in this story who was the most fit to rule and therefore the child who will enter the kingdom of God.

      The child innocence: Luke 18:17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.

      Happy Sunday everyone.

      June 12, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I meant "bond with people" two posts above, not "bond people."
    I'm not an Anthony.

    June 12, 2011 at 6:12 am | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I just read back and saw the troll's post casting Jazzzzzzzz as the queen around here.
    Cute, Troll.

    June 12, 2011 at 6:32 am | Report abuse |
  4. Caesar

    Ok Joey. You can be queen. (if you can wretch the crown hairpinned to banasy's bun.) LMAO

    June 12, 2011 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  5. banazi

    In honor of CERN discovering antimatter, I've created banasy's alter ego. he he*banazi* (pronounced buh-nay-zee) When matter and antimatter collide, they sort of erase each other. *banazi* has an eraser with banasy's name on it. (wink)

    June 12, 2011 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  6. Bondth Peopleth

    That'th Bondth'eth, Jameth'eth Bondth'eth. Thakin', not thtirred.

    June 12, 2011 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jony Igotta-Zuccinni?

    Nah. Too bull-dikey. (no offense banazi)LMAO

    June 12, 2011 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jony Igotta-Zuccinni?

    And fmr. president George "Dubya" Bush wasn't pretending to be ignorant in order to please the ax me's. He was genuinely stupid, and so appealed to a lot of simple folk. His low IQ should have limited him, and would have if not for his family name. Try viewing some old videos of Bush when he started his failed Arbusto oilfield outfit. His own dad wouldn't lend him seed money! He had to borrow D million bucks from Salim bin Laden! Usama's brother! Anyway, those old videos show the pre-groomed Dubya at his best. It's freaking hilarious. What a moron.

    June 12, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jony Igotta-Zuccinni?

    5 million bucks rather. Salim never got paid back either. He died in a freak light airplane accident. His plane just flew into some power lines for no apparent reason. There was nothing wrong with the craft.

    June 12, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  10. Philip

    And the name is spelled 'Salem'.

    June 12, 2011 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  11. Marty Briggs, Dubya's science teacher

    He was fascinated with remote control airplanes as a kid. He once rigged a model airplain to catch on fire when it crashed. The gazebo in his parent's back yard fell straight down.

    June 12, 2011 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  12. Her Majesty banasy


    Now stop it, all of you, or you will be put in the corner to reflect upon your bad behavior.

    Happy Sunday, everyone.

    June 12, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Her Majesty banasy

    And I *don't* wear a bun, although I do know how you came up with the reference, GTG.

    The Tiara sits precariously.

    June 12, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  14. IndyGent

    What the...you people are a bunch of loons!

    June 12, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. ustoop

    The emails don't include the 2000+ emails hustler sent asking Palin for dirty pics. 😉

    June 12, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
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