Vetting? We don’t need no stinking vetting!!!
A new NY Times story reveals that a GOP vetting team only arrived in Alaska the day before Palin’s nomination was announced–and the same day that McCain offered her the position. Thus, there was no vetting of her before she was selected, contrary to what the GOP has been saying since questions started being raised about her.
Hmmmm. The GOP lying about its secretive VP candidate. Who’da thunk it?
Who’da thunk it? Why isn’t it a signature of the Republican party? As OpenLeft states, this is a question of judgment..McCain’s and his advisor’s. From the NYT writeup:
Aides to Mr. McCain said they had a team on the ground in Alaska now to look more thoroughly into Ms. Palin’s background. A Republican with ties to the campaign said the team assigned to vet Ms. Palin in Alaska had not arrived there until Thursday, a day before Mr. McCain stunned the political world with his vice-presidential choice. The campaign was still calling Republican operatives as late as Sunday night asking them to go to Alaska to deal with the unexpected candidacy of Ms. Palin.
Although the McCain campaign said that Mr. McCain had known about Bristol Palin’s pregnancy before he asked her mother to join him on the ticket and that he did not consider it disqualifying, top aides were vague on Monday about how and when he had learned of the pregnancy, and from whom.
While there was no sign that her formal nomination this week was in jeopardy, the questions swirling around Ms. Palin on the first day of the Republican National Convention, already disrupted by Hurricane Gustav, brought anxiety to Republicans who worried that Democrats would use the selection of Ms. Palin to question Mr. McCain’s judgment and his ability to make crucial decisions.
At the least, Republicans close to the campaign said it was increasingly apparent that Ms. Palin had been selected as Mr. McCain’s running mate with more haste than McCain advisers initially described.
Its as apparent as the nose on anyone’s face folks…and they can continue to lie about it but more and more folks just ain’t buying it.
Click the graphic for larger image..its a hoot! 😉