Question: Did McCain do any vetting at all before nominating Sarah Palin for the Veep slot? Or was it just that nobody else wanted the job?
Yes, questions are flying around thick and fast about America’s Hottest Governor and her suitability to be a 72-year-old heartbeat away from the presidency. The ethics investigation into Troopergate may end up having the most impact, but this story in particular caught my eye, about Sarah’s apparently cordial relations with the Alaskan Independence Party. Tell you the truth, I’d forgotten the AIP were still around. I know they’ve held the gubernatorial position before, but if Sarah was a closet AIP sympathiser (no doubt there’s more to be heard on this), running for vice-president of the United States would be a rather eccentric step, wouldn’t you say? I mean, since these guys don’t even believe Alaska should be in the United States in the first place?