(CNN) - A Superior Court judge in Alaska has ruled that former Gov. Sarah Palin was allowed to conduct official state business on a private e-mail account.
Anchorage resident Andree McLeod - who has filed multiple ethics complains against Palin - had sued the former Republican vice presidential nominee claiming that the use of private e-mails denied citizens the right to request public records.
But Judge Jack W. Smith ruled Wednesday that nothing in Alaska law prevents state officials from using private e-mail accounts.
A message to all of you blasting Palin every day as being "an idiot" and "un-educated" and calling her every hateful name in the book. Go find President Obama's answer to the 1st question at his town hall meeting in Portsmouth, NH yesterday. Listen to him mumble, and stumble, and put together a completely non-sensical answer when he actually has to think on his feet and not rely on his teleprompter. This is supposed to be the "most educated" president in history? Are you kidding me? He ended up defending private industries (UPS and FedEX) and blasting a government agency (the US Postal Service) when TRYING to make a compelling point FOR government controlled health care. BTW...where are the articles on the Ticker today on that gem of a speech? Not exactly a shining moment in his pitch for healthcare reform.
As she should be.......
CNN polling this woman even after loosing the elections says it all....
The state run media is amazing 2 stories about an ex-governor in one day. Rather than telling the truth about this near dictatorship the dope smokin' Oprah watchers gave us. CNN continues to run stories, multiple stories every day about a resigned governor of a low population state. This is what passed for news in lib land.
Just another non-issue raised by the looney left.
This is commonsense stuff. No private email for company work. Most companies would not allow it. I do not see why the gov't would allow this. Ridiculous!
Who cares about the twit's email account. Just keep her out of the news. Let her type her uneducated thoughts on Facebook, Myspace or wherever. She's no longer a politician and should no longer be receieving media coverage.
BTW for all you haters with nothing better to do...The scorecard now reads 16...yes 16...ethics violation claims brought against Gov. Palin that have been dismissed. Keep on spewing your venom of what a terrible person she is.
And for the record...a challenge to your conscience...and try...try to answer honestly. If a state trooper tasered a 10 year old boy, was caught drinking on the job on 2 occassions, had a DWI arrest, AND threatened to kill your parents...would you do everything in your power to have him removed from his job? Answer honestly. If you can.
good, another "ethic problem" is out the window...
Sarah Palin for President in 2012. Obama is going down and going down hard. This is a Capitalist Nation not a Socialist Nation.
Private E-Mail or not, the Truth will come out about Sarah, before long.
Well there should be. There's a reason why. To stop corruption. It should be illegal for her, or any fed, to use personal accounts for business.
It was for government business, it should be a part of the record. If it was personal tidbits or jokes, then it shouldn't be in there. I mean I wouldn't expect e-mails about a group doing fantasy football to be included. If it is about budgets and state policies, then yes.
Just like the other complaints, a bunch of hog wash from the unwashed liberals.
So a judge declares Palin did nothing wrong concerning these e-mails and this makes the complainer look small and petty. An awful lot of you libs are a hateful bunch. I guarantee hateful spew in a short while. You hate her poltics? I have no problem with that. The constant name calling says more about you than Sarah Palin! Party of tolerance you say? On what planet??
Once again, Dems after Palin, they must be scarerd.
G. W. Bush conducted EVERYTHING in private, why not a private email account for Palin? we would ask for nothing less from the Republicans...
Of course this won't make the news...one of the groundless attacks that cost her family money and led to her resiging...keep the real story out of the limelight..people enjoy hating her too much..but they can not ignore the truth in her message.
Why in the world does a governor need to use a private email account instead of his/her official one? Except to hide something perhaps? Wow, I wish the press would declare a moratorium on coverage of this nutjob. And, by the way, she looked completely ridiculous wearing a corsage to her farewell speech a couple weeks ago. Someone should tell her not too many people in the lower 48 wear corsages anymore. It wasn't a beauty pageant, but she was dressed for one! If a man were a quitter, and gave a speech in that situation, he wouldn't be wearing a boutonniere. (We quit, therefore, we wear corsages.) She has single-handedly set women back 30 years. Wow, what a loser (and a quitter)!
Who appointed that Judge?
Awl poor liberals.
This is no surprise. Governor Palin has AGAIN been exonerated. There are a lot of Alaskans that will be happy to see the end of Andree McLeod and her frivilous complaints......but watch out Governor Parnell.....she's still out there and probably madder than ever!!
Andree McLeod should be forced to pay her legal expenses for all his lawsuits.
If that's what Alaska law states, so be it. I would suggest, however, that the legislature should take appropriate action to close what I would consider a loophole. If private email accounts aren't subject to public records laws, then state politicians/employees shouldn't be using them for official business.
If memory serves, this became an issue during the Clinton Administration, and regulations were put in place for this very purpose.
To allow this is like warrantless wiretapping, you can never know if the email was used for Gov. business just like you can never know if you were wiretapped because it is privilege information because it is private.
Talk about judicial activism.
illegally hacked into Palin's e-mail and then published it????
In jail? Or was it swept under the rug by the administration?
How about a follow-up story about whether justice was done????