During the 2008 presidential campaign, I filed a request under Alaska’s open records law, for all—yes, all—of Palin’s gubernatorial emails. Other journalists and citizen activists later did the same. And after many delays—see here and here—the state is finally preparing to release those emails, probably within the next week or so.
In collaboration with our friends at ProPublica and MSNBC (get on Tumblr, guys!), we’ll be posting all of the emails in a searchable archive so you can look them over yourselves. If, you know, you’re into that kind of thing.
Republicans are searching for an alternative to Mitt Romney. We think they’ve found it. No, not Sarah Palin—that bear! Just look at that thing. Tall. Great hair. It’s got the toughness to stand up to aggressors. It doesn’t spend its time making speeches. And it’s certainly not looking for a handout (unless it’s in Yosemite).
"[H]er pastor, when she was in the Assembly of God, believed based on some personal revelation he claims to have gotten from God, that the Jews would move to Alaska during the Tribulation."
— Liberty University researcher Dr. Thomas Ice, to the Atlantic, on Sarah Palin’s eschatology. We’ve had some fun with today’s Rapture prophesy, but End Times theology has a real, if subtle impact on the American political scene—through foreign policy, economics, and social issues like gay marriage. Here’s a very quick primer.