Alaska officials on Friday released thousands of pages of Sarah Palin's emails from her first 21 months as governor, giving a fresh glimpse of her as she struggled with gossip about her family before she rose to national prominence as the GOP vice presidential nominee.
Reporters and photographers crowded into a small office to pick up the six boxes of emails - 24,199 pages and weighing 100 pounds. Some carried boxes down the stairs and others, wheeling them on dollies, scrambled to be the first ones to reach elevators.
Within minutes of the release, Palin tweeted a link to the webpage for "The Undefeated," a documentary about her rise and time as governor.
Tim Crawford, the treasurer of her political action committee, Sarah PAC, said in a statement that everyone should read the emails. "The thousands upon thousands of emails released today show a very engaged Governor Sarah Palin being the CEO of her state," he said.
"The emails detail a Governor hard at work," he said.