But they finally unearthed something newsworthy. There are a lot of deranged people out there who hate Sarah Palin.
Among the emails Sarah Palin fielded while she was on the campaign trail were a batch of vicious threats against her life.
On Sept. 12, 2008, she received a message through the state of Alaska's website that accused her of being racist and suggested that she would have joined the Ku Klux Klan if she were a man.
"She doesn't belong to the NRA to support the right of each citizen to have weapons in an aim of self-defence, but just to support the right of every Southern white citizen to shoot all non-white people legally!" wrote the sender, identified as Dominique Villacrouz. "Sarah Palin MUST BE KILLED!"
On Sept. 17, 2008, Palin received a profanity-laced message from a Juneau resident saying she needed to be "shot from one of the planes that shoot th [sic] the very wolves that you ordered."
A similar message on Sept. 12 from a resident in Antwerp, Belgium, also called for Palin to be shot, saying that "only on that moment justice will be accomplished."
Palin forwarded the messages to her aides without comment.