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Palin's Office Says Reading Her E-mails Will Come at a Cost

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Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s office told news organizations that in order to take a peek at her e-mails, they’ll have to pay as high as $15 million, adding many records won't be accessible anyway until after the election, reports MSNBC.com. The Associated Press dropped the bomb when they asked for all state e-mails sent to the governor’s husband, Todd Palin. And later her office responded, saying it would take up to six hours of a programmer's time to assemble the list of e-mails for just one state employee (two hours for “security” checks, and finally five hours to search her e-mails for whatever word or topic the requestor is seeking.) The estimated cost of the service totals a healthy $15,364,960.

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