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. ¤•¤

    banazi, shut up. Please. You, too, Bruno.

    June 12, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ¤.¤

    Riff-Raff and Joey. Shut up you too.

    June 12, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ¤.¤

    I mean it

    June 12, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. awww

    I mean it

    June 12, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. -.-

    I mean it, too.

    June 12, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. DWest

    "Come on, dig deeper. We have to show some reason why we hate her. If not, it really will look like an unfair witch hunt." - as quoted by the CNN news director. Most trusted name in news? What a joke!

    June 13, 2011 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  7. s kel

    i hope that ignorant tea bag mornon "dung hoe" has shut the hell up, as would the rest of the tea baggers.

    June 13, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
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