Really, now I've never witnessed anything like this, but so vast is the MSM's contempt and hatred for Sarah Palin that this lame attempt at a "gotcha" moment over citizen Sarah's emails should surprise no one:
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.
In a July 26, 2008, exchange, Palin seeks out someone to submit a letter she drafted to the Anchorage Daily News. The letter would have been a rebuttal to another one that questioned Palin's support for the Miss Alaska pageant, because she failed to attend the 2008 event.
In the exchange, Palin aide Ivy Frye suggested one candidate "would be perfect as she knows the pageant world but also she knows how busy you and Todd are" and notes that her staff was "rallying the troops" to get other letters published. Palin responds by pointing out that another aide "had one [letter] yest about kopp so won't run more from him I'd presume. Yes, make sure no dups [duplications] if letter goes out."
It was unclear from the documents whether the Palin-drafted letter was published.
Palin has railed against the "lamestream media" since her rocky start in national politics, when McCain chose the then-obscure first-term governor as his running mate. The records released this week came in response to Freedom of Information Act requests filed by news organizations during the 2008 race, with a further request covering the months leading up to her 2009 resignation still pending.