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It's a trap!

Ok, I'm starting to think that McCain did vet Palin, and did know about this "scandal" with her daughter's pregnancy... and the liberal blogosphere is stepping straight into a glue trap by engaging this story. tjic's summary of the political situation we face rings true to me, here... and it's a completely predictable reaction from everything McCain should have known, when it was time to make his choice.

Don't be creeps, folks. Remember, we're "pro-choice," not "pro-abortion". Making light of this situation puts us in that latter camp in many people's minds.

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cityofbeige
Sep. 2nd, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
Oh trust me, he didn't vet her at all, and it's blatantly obvious. No one in the entire Alaskan government was ever asked a question about her, and it wasn't until last Thursday night that people from McCain's campaign actually showed up in AK.

So where did her name come from? Fringe rightwing blogs. They've been touting her name since McCain got the GOP nod because she fit the criteria of pro-life, pro-gun, young, a minority, and not associated with Bush. McCain impulsively picked her because the "base" was clamoring for her, and he figured it would also score points with the disaffected Hillary crowd. I guess he assumed the blogosphere already did the vetting/due diligence for him.
animal2nd
Sep. 2nd, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC)
I also don't believe she was McCain's first choice. I suspect that he got heavy pressure from the Party's big contributors to pick her. This choice only highlights McCain's old age, poor health and lack of judgment - I can't see him getting very many on-the-fence voters from this.

cityofbeige
Sep. 2nd, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC)
I've heard some speculation about that too, in that party big wigs didn't like the names he came up with, so this was sort of a last minute choice to make them happy. The fact that she came out of the blue the day after Obama's acceptance speech, and it's obvious that he did virtually no research on her is what makes the whole thing awkward and suspicious that he was prodded into it. It's not like he planned to pick a VP by throwing a dart at a board... after all, he was vetting Romney, Jindal, Crist and Pawlenty for a while. But the fact that Palin came out over those others by a seemingly roll of the dice is just really really odd.

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