Sarah Palin e-mails released to throng of waiting reporters

By James Oliphant
Los Angeles Times

Thousands of records detailing Sarah Palin’s tenure as governor of Alaska were released Friday to a waiting throng of journalists at a state office building in the capital of Juneau.

Is it just me, or does this sound like a fishing expedition, or even a witch hunt? Why are all these e-mails being released, and why now? So reporters can scour them for any infraction, real or imagined? Has she committed some crime? And are all the other potential presidential candidates, including Barack Obama, going to be receiving the same treatment?

I have serious reservations about Sarah Palin as a candidate, but this kind of singling her out for “special treatment” makes me more likely to vote for her, not less.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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