Sarah Palin emails released
By: Molly Ball, Politico
June 10, 2011 01:41 PM EDT
Even before reporters finished wheeling heavy boxes of copied e-mails from her time as governor out of the Alaska statehouse, Sarah Palin's camp tried to preempt any revelations with a statement Friday afternoon.
"The thousands upon thousands of emails released today show a very engaged Governor Sarah Palin being the CEO of her state," Tim Crawford, treasurer of Sarah PAC, said in an email. "The emails detail a Governor hard at work. Everyone should read them."
The 24,199 pages of emails from the first 21 months of Palin's term in office were released on schedule at 9 a.m. Juneau time (1 p.m. Eastern) on Friday.
Seventeen news organizations -- Alaskan, national and international -- are getting the boxes of documents. Each set reportedly comprises five 55-pound boxes, delivered on a hand truck that the reporters must return once they have unloaded it. Each organization paid $726 in copying costs for the trove.