Friday, October 17, 2008

KingCast tells misguided Martha McLeod: if Sarah Palin gives up her emails so too will you, my friend. So too, will you.

I'm writing a Motion for Expedited hearing on the TRO issue because I don't want Defendant McLeod to claim she destroyed any of these records. I can't believe this pathetic example of a State Representative is actually going to waste taxpayer monies in defending her attempts to keep her emails about properly-failed HB 1428 Bruce McKay Highway hidden. Sorry Martha, as I told you in KingCast v. McLeod, Grafton 08-E-192 (original and as amended) and as noted by AGs from several states, you're gonna' give me those emails one way or another, as noted in today's MSNBC story.

A small victory: Copies of the requests themselves
Msnbc.com did receive from the governor's office copies of all the public records requests filed since she was inaugurated, and the replies from the governor's office. Palin took office in December 2006, after seeking office on a platform of clean and transparent government. [KingCast says, yah, get this:]

The price quotes reveal that Palin's office has repeatedly tried to charge different news organizations the cost to reconstruct the same e-mail accounts of the governor, her senior staff and other employees. Each time an e-mail is requested, the office quotes the same cost of $960.31 for 13 hours to recover and search each employee's e-mails.

NBC's price quote for e-mails sent to Todd Palin: $15 million.
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That cost figure is all absurd; the State of NH has already provided documents like these at a minimal cost in the Franconia investigation. Also note that Kelly is dealing with a similar request from me on various public records requests, most notably the requests for information on the criminal investigation of Louis A. Copponi on Laurie issues, oh, yah. It all goes to Kelly's troopergate problem with Carey Carlberg that's gonna' cost taxpayers an arseload of loot.

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