Oh, how exciting. Oh, what a weekend. Oh, the thrill of discovery.
I’m talking, of course, about this weekend’s main event: the release of 24,000 pages of emails sent by Sarah Palin during those brief two years when she served as Governor of Alaska.
MSNBC, the Washington Post, Mother Jones, Politico and other news outlets assembled scores of reporters and volunteers in Anchorage. They jumped on the stack of documents as soon as they were released, eagerly devoured every last email hand, and breathlessly reported all the shocking, new information they found.
In fact, they should have gone bowling, instead. Because they found absolutely nothing newsworthy.
Unless you count Sarah’s occasional, and understandable, whining about attacks on her and her family: “I hate this part of the job.”
Or her frustration with the media: “It may drive me crazy trying to catch all the corrections we’ll be reading and seeing in the media.”
Or even her comment to one staffer the day after McCain invited her to join the national ticket: “Can you flippinbelieveit?”
All I can say is, I’m glad I didn’t spend my weekend dumpster diving in the Sarah Palin emails. I know enough about her already.
That’s my parting shot for today.