Sarah Palin’s long-awaited and much-debated trove of emails from her time as Alaska governor will be released in Juneau at 9 a.m. local time on Friday. It will be your classic document dump—sort of. Boxes full of the 24,199 pages of emails will be available at the door of the governor’s office for 3¢ a page (along with handtrucks for reporters to wheel them to their cars), reports MSNBC’s investigative unit. Although the state once quoted figures as high as $15 million for providing the documents, the full release will cost interested news organizations only $725.97, plus shipping for those who decide not to travel to Juneau for first dibs.
The release is an incomplete victory for transparency seekers. The emails come from Palin’s private Yahoo account, on which she, “First Dude” Todd Palin and up to 50 of her staff conducted state business outside the jurisdiction of public records requests.