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Old 09-01-2008, 11:32 PM
 
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Good article about how and why it took a wrong turn. You have to decide for yourself the competency and decision making it reflects. Even more so perhaps the impulsiveness and judgement of a presidential candidate:
NYT: Palin disclosures raise questions - The New York Times - MSNBC.com
They didn’t seriously consider her until four or five days from the time she was picked, before she was asked, maybe the Thursday or Friday before,” said a Republican close to the campaign. “This was really kind of rushed at the end, because John didn’t get what he wanted. He wanted to do Joe or Ridge.”

Temperment and Judgement gone bad?

Isn't that how wars start that did not need to be fought?

Lots of good quotes in the article
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Old 09-01-2008, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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"Representative Gail Phillips, a Republican and former speaker of the State House, said the widespread surprise in Alaska when Ms. Palin was named to the ticket made her wonder how intensively the McCain campaign had vetted her. “I started calling around and asking, and I have not been able to find one person that was called,” Ms. Phillips said. “I called 30 to 40 people, political leaders, business leaders, community leaders. Not one of them had heard. Alaska is a very small community, we know people all over, but I haven’t found anybody who was asked anything.”

SOURCE
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Old 09-01-2008, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Are these her enemies? You know, the ones she blew the whistle on?

Washington Times - McCain camp's detailed review of Palin (broken link)
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Raising additional questions was the campaign's disclosure Monday that Palin's unmarried 17-year-old daughter was pregnant, and reports that Palin's husband, Todd, had been arrested in 1986, when he was 22, for driving under the influence of alcohol.

McCain's campaign has dispatched a team of a dozen communications operatives and lawyers to Alaska.

Steve Schmidt, a senior adviser, said the campaign always planned to send a "jump team" to the eventual running mate's home state to work with the nominee's staff, help with information requests from local and national reporters, and answer questions about documents that were part of the review.

Culvahouse said Palin's review, like others, began with a team of two dozen people culling information from public sources. The team reviewed speeches, financial records, tax information, litigation, investigations, ethical charges, marriages and divorces, for a number of potential running mates.

For Palin specifically, the team studied online archives of the state's largest newspapers, including the Anchorage Daily News, but didn't request paper archives for Palin's hometown newspaper for fear the secret review would become public.
You see the media's agenda here working for obama. Get the word out that she wasn't properly vetted to tie in with the inexperience point. Very clear what they are trying to do - for obama.
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Old 09-01-2008, 11:43 PM
 
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It is about to get worse. It may go from Troopergate to Palingate and multiple ethic issues. What is interesting are the comments from the investigator as reported on Larry King. Evidently he is finding more in the way of electronic emails etc. The pregnancy is the least of the topics that will be being talked about by Thursday.
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Old 09-01-2008, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Eastern Shore
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It is about to get worse. It may go from Troopergate to Palingate and multiple ethic issues. What is interesting are the comments from the investigator as reported on Larry King. Evidently he is finding more in the way of electronic emails etc. The pregnancy is the least of the topics that will be being talked about by Thursday.

Bring it on, lynch yourselves, it's great!
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Old 09-01-2008, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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MSNBC and NYT stories. I would not believe anything their "sources" said. Notice they always say in the NYT piece, "sources close to the campaign".Lyda Green is a political enemy of Palin's.
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Old 09-01-2008, 11:51 PM
 
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It is about to get worse. It may go from Troopergate to Palingate and multiple ethic issues. What is interesting are the comments from the investigator as reported on Larry King. Evidently he is finding more in the way of electronic emails etc. The pregnancy is the least of the topics that will be being talked about by Thursday.
Exactly, what might bring her down are these emails showing she's lying now about pushing to have her brother-in-law fired.

What a stupid stupid choice for VP. They really stepped in it this time.
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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MSNBC and NYT stories. I would not believe anything their "sources" said. Notice they always say in the NYT piece, "sources close to the campaign".Lyda Green is a political enemy of Palin's.
Sooo....if you're vetting someone for your campaign ya might wanna go talk to her, right?
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:03 AM
 
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Exactly, what might bring her down are these emails showing she's lying now about pushing to have her brother-in-law fired.

What a stupid stupid choice for VP. They really stepped in it this time.
Bathed in it sounds a little more like it.
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Exactly, what might bring her down are these emails showing she's lying now about pushing to have her brother-in-law fired.
You do realize this guy should have been fired? Threatening to kill someone, tasering his own step-son, drinking in the squad car. This is not a good guy.

Why shouldn't she want him fired?

If her safety officer wouldn't do it - kick him to the curb too.

Why would you want to protect a loose cannon like this guy?

Sounds like she was well within her rights and responsibilites as a Governor.

Guess we'll all have to wait til the actual report comes out.

And you do realize the investigation was generated by her political enemies?
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