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. Phillipa

    @ustoop:
    Really?
    Ha ha ha ha ha!
    That's hilarious.

    June 12, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. knave

    Precarious. Hmph! She sleeps in the 'crown on' position. Her hairstyle isn't a bun, that's just what her hair looks like from wearing her crown for so long!

    June 12, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Garbage Day

    If you get caught making a bigger carbon footprint by driving that handful of trash for recycling than what it saves...do this on garbage day and it's 3 days in jail.

    June 12, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. gung hoe

    Im sorry but you libbies out there in a different article i posted about the great one obama i seemed to leave out that the great one was half white i did know it but didnt see a reason to pin the mutt tag on him on every post this man sat in front of that racist minister for 20yrs without being racist yourself so i ask my fellow white people how can you vote for a person that dont like you because your white thats why my vote will go to homer simpson before it goes to him

    June 12, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mimi

    Shut the hell up, gung hoe. We get it. You don't like the President. Move on. Homer Simpson is more intelligent than you; at least he knows what punctuation is. D'oh!

    June 12, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Princess

    Jealous, knave?

    June 12, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banazi

    A zoo in Poland had a baby koala bear named Pa lin. We euthanized it because it had a crooked eye.

    June 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Knave

    Jealous? Heck no. My arms are tired. I'm the keeper of her hairpins.

    June 12, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banazi

    Come to find out a chameleon had an affair with a panda. Since he was a lizard he couldn't step-down any lower, so the gustapo cut his legs off and made snake.

    June 12, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Bruno

    I remember that cute little lazy-eye koala bear. All stuffy-face. His head kinda bobbled when he walked.

    June 12, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  11. IndyGent

    Oh, I see how this is played. Steal someone's name, change one letter, and post garbage. Is that how trolling works? I don't think I'll be back to this site. To many games.

    June 12, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Princess

    You are not qualified, knave. Beck to Jester you go.

    June 12, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ***banasy***

    Boy, petty people abound today, don't they?
    Or is it petty *person*?
    Hmmmmmmm....

    June 12, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Riff*Raff

    @banasy-me thinks person. Don't understand the why tho???

    The troll scores another notch for scaring away yet another poster who may have something to add to the conversation. Heaven forbid intelligent discussion be the primary objective of these threads. Chatting off topic is a scarier concept to the troll and therefore must be obliterated.

    As for Palin, I'm sick to death of her and her lack of intellectual curiosity. Choosing to remain ignorant and failing to face your personal weaknesses and (obvious)mistakes makes someone a fool in my opinion. Both of which this beautiful ,brainless idiot has in spades. May she fade into obscurity as fast as her motor coach will fly.

    June 12, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I do not believe that anybody–say George W. Bush–who went through the tenth grade in school is too stupid to pronounce "nuclear."

    June 12, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
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