TGIF, gentle readers! So what's the biggest breaking news story to hit our shores? Not the stories which tell us that several hundred thousand acres of Arizona have been immolated, or that fungal spores are killing residents of weather-battered Joplin, MO. Oh no, that's small potatoes compared to this headline. And what, may you ask, would that be? Why, allow me to indulge.
The State of Alaska, due to a Freedom of Information Act request from six news agencies, released approximately 24,000 pages' worth of e-mail written by former GOP vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin during her time as Governor. From the L.A. Times:
The state of Alaska is expected to release more than 24,000 pages worth of emails from Sarah Palin's tenure as governor, more than two years after they were requested by news organizations and local activists.
The Palin emails were originally sought to shed light on the then-little-known running mate of 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain. Their release comes at a very different time -- as Palin, who enjoys near-universal name recognition, is contemplating a White House bid of her own.
Among the apparently aphrodisiac pages have been discovered death threats, congratulations, correspondence between her and Todd Palin, and, what I'm sure all Americans have been waiting with bated breath for: a possible installation of a tanning bed in the Governor's House.
Okay, we get it, the MSM and bloggers everywhere are obsessed with Palin. They absolutely exploded as soon as Sen. McCain made her his pick for veep in the 2008 presidential campaign, scrambling to try and find out where in the world she came from. Instead of making valid, concise news stories and blog posts that make you think, well... I'll let you decide.
Frankly, it's getting pretty damn annoying. If the best news on Friday is ZOMG SEKRIT DOX FRUM ALASKA, I'm starting to think it might be a better idea to move someplace simpler. Like Tijuana.