Did John McCain spend any time at all vetting Sarah Palin, or was she simply a desperation pick to distract the media after Barack Obama's stellar acceptance speech?
Here's John McCain in October '07:
The 527s need to be eliminated...527s are a disgrace and they have to be eliminated because they're clearly in violation of the law.
And from today's Washington Post:
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin began building clout in her state's political circles in part by serving as a director of an independent political organization organized by the now embattled Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens.
Palin's name is listed on 2003 incorporation papers of the "Ted Stevens Excellence in Public Service, Inc.," a 527 group that could raise unlimited funds from corporate donors. The group was designed to serve as a political boot camp for Republican women in the state. She served as one of three directors until June 2005, when her name was replaced on state filings.
Palin's relationship with Alaska's senior senator may be one of the more complicated aspects of her new position as Sen. John McCain's running mate; Stevens was indicted in July 2008 on seven counts of corruption.
Indeed, the complicated aspects of Palin's new role are piling up faster than the "my friends" in a John McCain speech.
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