File this one under, you've got to be kidding me:
John McCain’s lead vice presidential vetter said Friday that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin “impressed” in her interview, knocking the senator’s most important questions “out of the park.”
Apparently he didn't ask her what newspapers she read.
So, what were those "most important" questions?
A.B. Culvahouse, a powerful Washington lawyer and former counsel to President Reagan, told an audience of Republican lawyers that for McCain, selecting a vice president came down to three questions: Why do you want to be vice president? Are you prepared to use nuclear weapons? And the CIA has identified Osama bin Laden, but if you take the shot there will be multiple civilian casualties. Do you take the shot?
Here is a recently released copy of the questionnaire:
Sarah Palin's Vice Presidential Questionnaire
And it should be noted that John McCain was willing to put this country at risk when he chose Palin to be a 72-year old heartbeat away:
The Republican attorney recalled that after the vetting process McCain asked him for his “bottom line” on picking Palin. “John,” Culvahouse said, “high risk, high reward.”
“You shouldn’t have told me that,” McCain responded. “I’ve been a risk taker all my life.”
Good call, John. And I say that in all sincerity.