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Palin Emails: Less Scandal, More Unwarranted Media Scrutiny

June 13, 2011 by  

Palin Emails: Less Scandal, More Unwarranted Media Scrutiny

The mainstream media’s love-to-hate relationship with Sarah Palin rages on, as they dissect the recently released emails from her time as Alaska’s Governor. The sheer number of emails, more than 24,000, was supposed to offer an unheard-of glimpse into the intricacies of her time as Governor.

That glimpse reveals that during her time in office, Palin was juggling her responsibilities as Governor, Mom and eventually, Vice-Presidential candidate.

“The trove of… emails detailing almost every aspect of Sarah Palin’s governorship of Alaska, released late on Friday, paints a picture of her as an idealistic, conscientious, humorous and humane woman slightly bemused by the world of politics,” Toby Harnden, the U.S. editor for the U.K. newspaper the Daily Telegraph, wrote in a blog.

“If anything, Mrs Palin seems likely to emerge from the scrutiny of the 24,000 pages, contained in six boxes and weighing 275 pounds, with her reputation considerably enhanced.”

The emails (the full text of which has been published online by several left-leaning publications) contain both the minutiae of governing a State and the personal concerns of a mother whose family was unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight.

“I wish I could shame people into ceasing such gossip about a teen, but can’t figure out how to do that,” Palin wrote shortly after her daughter’s pregnancy was revealed.

“Whether or not she runs for the White House — and the solid consensus among Republican leaders is that she won’t — the scramble over the Palin emails confirms her status as a pivotal figure in the race to challenge President Barack Obama next year,” Harnden wrote.

 

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