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    Default Former Alaskan Governor's email finally set to be released

    It's been a wait that has lasted longer than her abbreviated term as governor, but after yet another delay, the government of Alaska will finally bend to the will of it's constituents, comply with public records laws and release the emails of Palin and her staffers.


    Personally, I think the delay has been the result of a full time crew that was needed to correct the Governor's spelling, punctuation, grammar and fool headed notions.


    Alaska promises release of Palin emails by May 31


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    ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:18pm EST
    (Reuters) - Alaska officials must release by the end of May an estimated 26,500 pages of emails exchanged between former Governor Sarah Palin and her aides, the state's attorney general has determined.

    In a letter sent Wednesday to Governor Sean Parnell's administrative director, Alaska Attorney General John Burns said it was his "unequivocal expectation that all requested records that are not privileged will be provided no later than May 31, 2011."

    If the records are made public on May 31, the wait for them will have exceeded Palin's 32-month tenure as Alaska's governor.

    The email records initially were requested in 2008, while Palin was running for vice president on the Republican ticket, by MSNBC, Mother Jones magazine and Anchorage political activist Andree McLeod. Records sought include communications with Palin's husband, Todd, who has been accused of wielding inappropriate governmental powers.

    Normally, state officials must provide requested public records within 10 days under Alaska laws. But the governor's office, during Palin's term and that of her successor, Parnell, has sought and been granted numerous delays from the state Department of Law.

    State officials argued that the volume of material was overwhelming and it required scrutiny by experts to determine whether some of the information is legally privileged and should be redacted.

    Burns said in his letter to Administrative Director Linda Perez that one last extension was "reasonable" under the circumstances, which include a legislative session competing for state officials' attention and legitimate questions about executive privilege. "Although further delay clearly is far from desirable, I find that on balance a careful review best serves the public's multiple interests -- including the interests both in a transparent government and in protecting privileged and confidential information from inadvertent disclosure," Burns wrote.

    Palin, during her term in office and after she abruptly resigned in July of 2009, has been accused of circumventing state public-records requirements by conducting state business on private email accounts. She also has been accused of using state government resources to campaign nationally and of using her government position to advance her private and financial interests.

    Palin defenders have accused the journalists and McLeod of going on a fishing expedition for damaging information and of imposing an unreasonable workload on state officials

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    I'd say more like waiting until election season. Things like this happen for a reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sickman View Post
    I'd say more like waiting until election season. Things like this happen for a reason.

    which is why is doesn't make sense that the Palin camp dragged this out for so long....should have been out years ago, and whatever they were trying to quash would have been aired out and explained to death by now


    What's the point of being in the public eye and demanding transparency in government while you are actively trying to limit access to public records?
    it simply makes no sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    which is why is doesn't make sense that the Palin camp dragged this out for so long....should have been out years ago, and whatever they were trying to quash would have been aired out and explained to death by now


    What's the point of being in the public eye and demanding transparency in government while you are actively trying to limit access to public records?
    it simply makes no sense.

    yeah you are right...you could change the name palin in your statement to obama and it would still be correct...

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    Quote Originally Posted by buster65 View Post
    yeah you are right...you could change the name palin in your statement to obama and it would still be correct...

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    I'd personally be shocked if Sarah could even spell 'e-mail'.
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    interesting..it's a breach of ethics laws to use the documents that have not been released to the public, so by not releasing them, these kinds of things cannot be written

    and frankly, I don't buy the claim that he is not a disgruntled former employee and bears no hard feelings.....of course he has hard feelings,

    I just think it will be interesting to see the actual emails themselves, not filtered and analysed by a third party....I really want to know what her thinking was in leaving office, I thought that a pretty self serving move, but it will be interesting to see what the thought process actually was

    AP Former Palin aide pens tell-all

    By BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press 2 hrs 21 mins ago
    JUNEAU, Alaska A former member of Sarah Palin's inner circle has written a scathing tell-all, saying Palin was ready to quit as governor months before she actually resigned and was eager to leave office when more lucrative opportunities came around.

    "In 2009 I had the sense if she made it to the White House and I had stayed silent, I could never forgive myself," Frank Bailey told The Associated Press.
    Palin's attorney did not respond to multiple requests for comment for this story. "Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin: A Memoir of Our Tumultuous Years" is due out Tuesday and based on tens of thousands of emails that Bailey said he kept during his time with Palin. It began with working on her 2006 gubernatorial campaign and continued through her failed run for vice president in 2008 and her brief stint as governor.

    The Alaska attorney general's office has said it's investigating Bailey's use of the emails. Executive ethics laws bar former public officials from using information acquired during their work for personal gain if the information hasn't been publicly disseminated.

    The state has yet to release thousands of emails that Palin sent and received during her 2 1/2 years as governor. Bailey's attorney has said Bailey took "great care" to ensure his writings were consistent with legal requirements.

    Billed as the first Palin book by a former aide, "Blind Allegiance" bolsters the perception of Palin as self-serving, while casting Bailey as her enforcer willing to do the dirty work, no questions asked. Bailey became a footnote in Alaska political history by getting embroiled in an investigation of Palin's firing of her police commissioner over allegations the commissioner wouldn't fire trooper Mike Wooten, who'd had a bitter divorce with Palin's sister. Bailey was caught on tape questioning a state trooper official about why Wooten was still employed.

    Bailey, who was Palin's director of boards and commissions, was put on leave after news of the recording broke, though he claims his actions were with the prodding of Palin's husband, Todd. In spite of this, and what he describes as campaigns by Sarah Palin over the years to tear down others who have crossed or confronted her, he stuck around.

    To speak up when he saw things he didn't agree with "went against all that investment of time and energy that I put into her," said Bailey. He said he "shed his family," his wife and two kids, to singularly focus on Palin during her rise to the governor's office and beyond.

    When Palin burst onto the statewide political scene, she was seen as a "breath of fresh air" amid the corruption that had seeped into Alaska politics. "We looked at her as ... that queen on a horse that could come in and save the state," he said. "As we started to see that that was not the case, I kept silent and I just kept on working."

    Among the claims made in the book: that Palin's 2006 gubernatorial campaign coordinated with the Republican Governors Association, or RGA, in violation of campaign rules. The book describes cameras rolling as Palin strode through the door at an Anchorage hotel "over and over and over," for an RGA ad.
    At that time, there was a one-year statute of limitations on complaints, and the Alaska Public Offices Commission did not receive any complaints related to Palin and the association during that period. However, the RGA was fined unrelated to Palin for late reporting, according to the commission's executive director, Paul Dauphinais.

    Bailey said the final straw for him came in the summer of 2009, when Palin didn't attend a rally he believed she'd repeatedly agreed to attend, for supporters of a voter initiative to require minors get parental consent for an abortion. This came after a string of cancellations, including one before a Republican women's group at the Ronald Reagan Library in California. Her aides claimed no one had committed to this well-publicized event.. "Getting Sarah to meetings and events was like nailing Jell-O to a tree," Bailey wrote. On the campaign trail and as governor, Sarah went through at least ten schedulers, with few lasting more than months. Nobody wanted the job because Sarah might fail to honor, at the last minute, the smallest commitments, and making excuses for her became a painful burden."

    By the time she cancelled on the parental notification event in Anchorage, Palin had resigned as Alaska's governor and embarked on a new path, one in which she'd become a best-selling author, highly sought-after speaker, political phenom and prospective presidential candidate. Bailey claims her heart wasn't in governing after she returned to Alaska from her failed run for vice president. At home, she faced a barrage of ethics complaints nearly all of which were ultimately dismissed and Bailey said she told him as early as February 2009 that if she could find the right message to tell Alaskans, she'd "quit tomorrow." She resigned in July 2009.

    Bailey confesses to "a ton of mistakes" and speaks of a return to God; he said his church has become a sanctuary and that he's reconnect with his family. He said writing the book which itself has generated controversy was cathartic.

    In February, the book project also made headlines when a draft manuscript was leaked. An attorney for Bailey and his co-writers accused author Joe McGinniss, who has his own Palin book coming out this year. McGinniss' attorney acknowledged McGinniss selectively shared the manuscript, but said the manuscript included no request for confidentiality.

    Bailey dismisses any suggestion he's disgruntled or bitter; he said he got a front-row seat to state and national politics and was able to recommend judges and set up "hundreds" of board positions. "Yeah, there were some tough, tough times but hopefully I've learned from some of that," he said. "Time will tell."

    He said he has no ill feelings toward Palin, with whom he says he hasn't spoken since the fall of 2009. If anything, he said, he feels sad for her.
    "I'm sad at a lot of wasted potential," said Bailey, who believed she could accomplish more than she did as governor. "I certainly don't hate her but I look at a lot of wasted opportunities on her part."

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    I am not a fan of Sarah Palin in any way, but I think there is something wrong about ex-aides releasing tell-alls.

    He didn't have the balls to say any of this while he was employed, so why should he profit from it now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    I am not a fan of Sarah Palin in any way, but I think there is something wrong about ex-aides releasing tell-alls.

    He didn't have the balls to say any of this while he was employed, so why should he profit from it now?
    Sarah bailed on her job as Governor to make some cashola on the reality TV and lecture circuit. People get into politics for one things and one thing only, and that includes the people working for them. Not defending his choice, just explaining it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLFHS View Post
    Sarah bailed on her job as Governor to make some cashola on the reality TV and lecture circuit.
    Oh, believe me, I have lots of venom for her, but I don't need to repeat stuff that has already been said by many much smarter than I am.
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