For the Best Really
Lots of US govt people have been conducting State and even Federal business on their personal email accounts. Bush and Co. have been under fire for using non-official email channels for years. By doing this they get around the "public record" issues associated with government emails.
It's for the best that this account was hacked and I hope that someone comes out with sensitive State information to underwrite the risks involved in doing this.
I don't like the Palin lady, but I hope she doesn't have anything too embarrassing on her email if someone does release it. Not that I care if it ruins her chances at the VP spot, I just like to think that someones personal emails shouldn't be in the public eye.
Unless she's got naked pics! I'd like to see some of her nudi's (cause you know she's got 'em somewhere) but I hope they are from 10+ years ago...