Rifling Through Sarah Palin's Emails

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With the state of Alaska releasing emails from Sarah Palin's government account on Friday, The Atlantic Wire's Elspeth Reeve has kept a liveblog of reactions and mini-developments, as newspapers pore over tens of thousands of pages that were given to them in cardboard boxes:

This afternoon 24,199 printed pages of Sarah Palin's emails during her time as governor of Alaska are being released. The product of a Freedom of Information Act request, the documents will be released to media organizations at 9 a.m. Juneau time. They will then rush to get them scanned and uploaded to the web. They've asked everyone for help going through them, and we'll be keeping track of what the media and the wider world find. See something interesting? Send it to me.

Here's where to find the email troves: The Guardian, MSNBC/Mother Jones/ProPublica, The New York Times', the Los Angeles Times', The Washington Post's.

4:48 p.m. Philip Bump sends along the reversed (as in, normal looking) version of the photo we posted earlier featuring the Palins with an Elvis-type person.

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4:14 p.m. The Washington Post's Rachel Weiner reports that the emails reveal Palin was annoyed when her home computer was searched as investigators dug up evidence in her "Troopergate" scandal. Palin didn't know the search was coming, and emailed her staff, "I understand that someone recently went to my Gov's House bedroom and to one of the House offices to get emails from computers--who, when, etc conducted this search of my bedroom's computer and the other house computer?" She said she needed a heads up "so that I don't falsely assume my kids have moved my possessions around, and for other obvious reasons." Weiner reports that when informed that the Alaska department of law had requested her hard drive be copied, Palin responded, "It's unacceptable that whomever is in charge of this 'investigation' did not inform me or grant my approval before proceeding. I'm dumbfounded by the way this is developing."

Read the full liveblog at The Atlantic Wire.

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