Many in the mainstream media were eagerly anticipating the release of Sarah Palin’s emails, hoping to find some scrap of embarrassing information on the former Governor of Alaska. However, the more than 24,000 emails largely showed Palin as a pragmatic leader focused on her State.
The emails had been released three years after reporters had asked for them in an open-records request, reports The Wall Street Journal.
According to the news source, one of the things that emerged from the emails was that, despite some media claims to the contrary, Palin was not much concerned with the 2008 Presidential campaign until she was tabbed to run with John McCain. Instead, Palin was focused on doing her job in Alaska.
“Our time and efforts will continue to be spent on serving Alaskans, not party politics,” read one email written before Palin was tabbed as a Vice-Presidential candidate and after she had agreed to speak at the 2008 Republican National Convention.
The emails added “nuance and depth” to Palin, according to The New York Times.
Tim Crawford, the treasurer of Palin’s political action committee, said that the emails would “show a very engaged (Governor) Sarah Palin being the CEO of her state.”