Sarah Palin Prolific Emails Release: Vendetta or Not?

As the Weinergate scandal continues another prominent U.S. politician is now in the news. There is much outrage at present after emails from Sarah Palin’s time as governor of Alaska were made public under freedom of information rights. The release shows just how prolific she was with emails during her time as governor and we have some details of just how prolific.

Media and journalists are facing a huge backlash from right-wingers who support the Republican politician and have made accusations that a vendetta is being conducted against Palin, who may yet make a 2012 presidential bid, according to Ewen MacAskill of The Guardian. Now we have some interesting numbers for you regarding the dumped Palin emails and you may be surprised at some of the statistics.

According to Todd Wasserman over on Mashable, the correspondence released weighed 250 pounds and came to a staggering 24,199 pages. The emails are from a period of less than 2 years and if averaged out over that time it would mean that Palin sent 38 pages of emails every day and that excludes her personal email accounts. What’s more it’s estimated that if the emails were printed out it would take 33 days and cost $725.97 to print them all.

It’s also likely that there will be more email revelations as there are another ten months worth of emails to be released later. What are your thoughts on the emails release and where do you stand on this issue? Do you think its right that under freedom of information they’ve been made public, or maybe you feel like some others, that a vendetta against Palin is taking place? Let us know with your comments please.