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Palin derangement syndrome on display...
--The state of Alaska on Friday released more than 13,000 e-mails that shed light on Sarah Palin's tenure as governor — before she became a vice-presidential candidate, a reality-TV star, and an undeclared heavyweight in the 2012 race for the White House.
Many of the e-mails dealt with the mundane matters of running an office and a state: speech preparations, gubernatorial appointments, even office softball games. Others, however, provide a look at Palin’s political persona, before she was catapulted into the national spotlight.
Check out this exchange between Andrea Mitchell and Michael Isikoff, MSNBC's senior D.C. correspondent, whom they saw fit to pack off to Juneau for this 3-ring circus.
The mere fact that we have so many reporters, news organizations who have flocked up here to Juneau to start poring over this material is a sign that Sarah Palin... remains the superstar in this (G.O.P.) field.
Mitchell looks downright bummed that this near-foreign over-land adventure might actually benefit Palin. Then again, Mitchell always looks like she's coming off a two-day bender.
Does Isikoff or anyone else up there of his ilk ever ask themselves, "What in God's name am I doing up here in Alaska on this glorified dumpster- diving gig?"
We're being crushed under a mountain of debt, we're now officially pursuing regime change in Libya, unemployment is up again and all economic indicators show us slipping back into a double-dip and this is the big news of the day.
One embarrassing aspect of this episode, among several, is that major newspapers like the Times and the Post don't seem to have the resources to review a few boxes of emails to determine whether there is anything there of interest. Otherwise, why would they solicit help from hundreds of readers? In my business, litigation, it is not unusual for parties to produce tens of millions of documents. A production of 13,000 emails would be considered minuscule. That our major newspapers evidently don't have staff to do this minimal amount of work speaks volumes about their decline.
And this: LA Times Won’t Release Obama-Khalidi Tape But Posts 24,000 Sarah Palin Emails
Perhaps Isikoff has a point regarding Palin's celebrity but it's far more accurate to reason that Palin being who she is must be destroyed and must be destroyed at any cost as the breathless manner in which this is all being handled by the legacy media is proving.
We cannot see ourselves voting for Palin in the Republican primaries but count on our vote for her in the general should it come to that as for no other reason than the sight of heads exploding all across the fruited plain due to the mere possibility of Palin becoming President would bring us an unbridled joy that cannot be described in mere words.
(UPDATE #1: via the Los Angeles Times, explosive bombshell drops in the Governor Palin email hog root:
The email account of Aug. 29, 2008, the day John McCain announced Palin as his running mate, tells a tale of jubilant shock and amazement from Palin devotees.
Palin's staff fired off emails praising her speech – and got lots of love back from the new vice presidential nominee.
"Wow governor! Just watched you on TV!" wrote budget director Karen Rehfeld. "You knocked their socks off!"
"Can you believe it!" Palin replied. "He told me yesterday -- it moved fast! Pray! I love you."
Vice President Dick Cheney called the governor's office requesting a call back.
There you have it, folks. The smoking gun. Does it really get any worse than potential contact with Dick Cheney?
As time and space permit, we will be updating with more explosive Palin email revelations.