2 September 2008

The big question: Was Palin vetted?

With the revelation that Bristol Palin is expecting her first child at the age of 17, questions are being asked about just how much John McCain knew and how throughly Gov, Palin has been vetted.

With the press initially being surprised by the pick, they have quickly swung in to action trawling through every aspect of Sarah Palin's history.

This morning, further details of Gov, Palin's involvement in the 'Troopergate' scandal in Alaska surfaced, with claims that electronic records have emerged that may implicate Palin in the sacking of a State Trooper due to a family grudge.

ABC are reporting that Palin used to be a member of the Alaskan Independence Party - a group that calls for Alaska to be given a vote on whether it should leave the Union.

The Washington Post reports on Palin employing a lobbying firm to secure almost $27 million in federal funds for a town of 6,700 residents while she was its mayor, a practice that McCain has railed

Her husband was arrested for DUI back in the 1980's and speculation was rampant last weekend that the Palin's had faked Sarah's pregnancy so they could hide the fact that her daughter was really pregnant last year.

She has previously been quoted as saying she hadn't paid much attention to Iraq and has agreed with Obama's energy policy

I am not saying she is not a good candidate for McCain, but what does this say of McCain's decision?

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