State Releases Final Batch of Palin Emails

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Emails released by Alaska state officials show that Sarah Palin’s final months in office saw her fighting for a signature natural gas pipeline project and frustrated over a series of ethics complaints.

In a June 4, 2009, email to an aide, Palin told her to “push hard to get gasline.”

In a June 29, 2009 email to Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell, she said ethics complaints waste her time and money and the state’s time and money.

Citizens and news organizations, including The Associated Press, first requested Palin’s emails in September 2008, as part of her vetting as the Republican vice presidential nominee. The state released a batch of the emails last June.

Nearly 35,000 pages of emails were released Thursday, generally from October 2008 until Palin’s resignation in July 2009.