The smartest thing I've heard said about the matter:
Andrée McLeod, who filed the FOIA request [to view emails dealing with Alaska government that were sent via Palin's personal accounts), said yesterday evening
that Palin should have known better than to conduct state business
using an unsecured e-mail account.
"If this woman is so careless as to conduct state business on a
private e-mail account that has been hacked into, what in the world is
she going to do when she has access to information that is vital to our
national security interests?" she asked.