Governor’s Office Gets More Time To Release Palin Emails

Alaska’s attorney general has given the governor’s office until Feb. 20 to release the last of Sarah Palin’s emails from her time as governor.

The extension was requested by Randy Ruaro, deputy chief of staff to current governor Sean Parnell. Ruaro said without an extension, responding to requests for the emails would “substantially impair” the other functions of the governor’s office, as well as the ability to properly and thoroughly review the messages.

Last June, the state released 24,199 pages of emails from Palin’s first 21 months in office, in response to public records requests first made in September 2008, after Palin was chosen as the GOP vice presidential nominee. The final emails are from Oct. 1, 2008 to July 26, 2009, when Palin resigned as governor.

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