Nick Danger, aka former Governor Mike Easley, isn’t the only former governor who apparently set up a private email account to skirt public records laws.
MSNBC reports on emails turned over by the State of Alaska that contain all sorts of interesting anecdotes about former Governor Sarah Palin and her husband Todd, who was intimately involved with state business.
It appears that the emails from Palin and her husband were only obtained because they were received or sent by state employees using their official state account. The MSNC story explains Palin’s use of the Nick Danger strategy.
Many of these e-mails on public policy issues were written using private e-mail accounts on Yahoo and other services. The governor and her top aides set up accounts outside the state system, supposedly outside the reach of the public records laws.
Sounds familiar. Let’s listen closely for the outrage from the Right.