I honestly can’t think of a more painful thing to do on the weekend than reading the Palin emails, but thank goodness someone out there is:
And in some cases, the documents show Ms. Palin defending herself vigorously against attacks — something she has said her handlers on the McCain campaign kept her from doing.
Perhaps the biggest scar on the governor’s tenure was the scandal known as Troopergate, which involved accusations that her administration improperly pressured the state’s top law enforcement official at the time, Walt Monegan, to fire a trooper, Mike Wooten, who had been in an ugly divorce with Ms. Palin’s sister. The governor later fired Mr. Monegan.
Even as one investigation found fault with Ms. Palin’s action in the case, she repeatedly insisted publicly that she had done nothing wrong. The e-mails show that she was even more emphatic in private exchanges with her closest staff.
“He can try to deflect from the reasons he was let go by blaming it on the Wooten issue, but he knows it’s not true and perhaps he doesn’t want a public discussion about his administrative skills being made public,” Ms. Palin wrote in July 2008 to several staff members from her Yahoo account.
In another note, she added, “Help me get the truth out” about “Walt’s stirred-up controversy.”
If anything interesting happens, I’m sure one of you will let us know.