Reporters lined up in Juneau and in front of computers across the country spent the afternoon poring over 24,000 newly released emails from Sarah Palin’s first year and a half as governor, hoping for a bombshell.Here's some of that hate mail, no doubt ginned up by these Palin hate-mongers in the media who have been obsessed with destroying her and her family since September 2008 (UK Telegraph).
But none immediately emerged.
Many of the emails deal with the mundane business of government. Others show her corresponding with aides, admirers and members of her administration about everything from her views on dinosaurs to fisheries policy.
They show her acknowledging encouraging notes from constituents who hope John McCain will pick her as the running mate, as well as startlingly nasty hate mail and death threats. Palin herself is intensively involved in dealing with the press, monitoring her image and complaining about unfair treatment long before she became a national figure known for diatribes against the “lamestream media.”
One message sent by someone in Juneau, Alaska on Sept 17, 2008 said the governor should be "shot from one of the planes that shoot the very wolves that you ordered."Palin has every right to attack what she calls the "lamestream media" who we refer to as the Obama Lapdog Media (OLM), because the double standard is obvious, as Stanley Kurtz at NRO shows.
Five days earlier an email landed in her in-box saying she "must be killed."
It said: "She doesn't belong to the NRA to support the right of each citizen to have weapons in an aim of self-defence, but just to support the right of every southern white citizen to shoot all non-white people legally! Sarah Palin MUST BE KILLED!"
Another emailed death threat in the same month, while Mrs Palin was on the campaign trail as John McCain's vice-presidential running mate, came from Antwerp, Belgium.
It said Mrs Palin should be shot and that "only on that moment justice will be accomplished."
Just as Palin’s emails were released, Slate’s David Weigel pointed out that Barack Obama’s State Senate records are not available. Weigel quotes Obama’s statement to the effect that he didn’t have the staff or financial resources to preserve office paperwork. As a result, Obama claims, his State Senate records may have been thrown out.Thanks to William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection, who brought up another instance of the OLM covering for The Anointed One. Recall that See BS had a tape of an open mic at an Obama fundraiser but would not release the unedited tape, protecting him from a possible offensive statement caught on tape.
In fact, Obama could easily have preserved his State Senate records had he wanted to. The papers of many Illinois legislators are preserved at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. I know, because I went through many a box there. The records are in various states of completeness and (dis)organization. Often, chaotic boxes of papers have been handed over to the archivists with little effort at cataloguing. Nonetheless, many records from state legislative offices are preserved.
Some of the most interesting revelations in Radical-in-Chief emerge from Jeremiah Wright’s correspondence with Howard Brookins, an Illinois State Senator who was a member of Rev. Wright’s congregation around the time Wright and Obama first connected. I found the Wright-Brookins correspondence in Brookins’ archived records at the Abraham Lincoln Library. If Brookins could preserve his records there, Obama could have preserved his as well.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made this point in 2008, saying “Our investigation suggests Senator Obama could have had his records archived so that they are available to the public, but, to this day, he does not want a complete paper trail of his time in the Illinois State Senate. Where are his office records?”
Radical-in-Chief is filled with revelations about Obama’s past dug out of archived records. Yet none of the mainstream outlets frantically searching through Palin’s emails has reported on these revelations, much less disputed my account of their significance.
More proof that journalism died in 2008, and it's corpse is rotting away in the run up to 2012.