(CNN) – A senior adviser to John McCain's campaign confirms that they have dispatched a team of 12 people to presumptive VP nominee Sarah Palin's home state of Alaska.
The adviser insists the group is a communications "jump" team that would have gone to any nominee's hometown, and denies reports that the team is now going to further vet Palin.
McCain: shoot first ,as questions later, now that's a maverick
Can you say damage control? Maybe they took Karl Rove with them and can leave him up there.
That is why you are supposed to vet your VP canidate BEFORE you choose them. What a stupid decision picking someone who has so much baggage.
LMAO, yes they are going to uncover the rest of the skeletons, before she is inducted to being the VP...
They did not vet her well enough prior to this ,now they are going back to clean up the mess, cover up what they can before the rest of the news media uncovers the rest...lol..
Better go check on the rest of the family...
Better late than never, eh, Johnny?
why would they send 12 communication team to alaska. Shouldn't the communication team be traveling with Palin? sounds to me as though they are having buyers remorse and are vetting her. It appears she has taken millions in earmarks, was almost recalled as mayor, left her town in $20 million debt, fired her staff when they did not support her mayoral bid, troopergate etc. All in one day.
Now he vet's her?
He didn't know anything about her and was forced to take her on.
Now he needs to know all the rest of the dirt before the media does.
It is not too late to rescind or reconsider the nomination.
There are many compelling reasons for doing so.
I thought they already vetted Gov. Palin? Good luck John McCain. I think you're going to really need it.
to be honest, i feel bad for Palin.i feel like McCain used her because she's a woman for political gains and to steal the thunder away from Obama's big acceptance speech.
She should of been properly vetted
McCain sent the cover up team.
talk of vetting after announcing the nominee!! If mccain can make decision as gravitas as selecting hurriedly, would you really trust this guy having his hand on the button? The first major decision made by any presidential candidate is the selection of the running mate and john mccain has miserably failed this test. No wonder he was a mediocre student in his school graduating 5th from the bottom.
There Is A Cover Up Team Being Sent Already! Ha Ha Ha! This Is Just Getting Better And Better!
NO NO NO!!!!!
You're suppose to vet the candidate first THEN chose her as your running mate............not the other way around.
Is one thing if you ain't hiding something or what. I ain't claiming her to be a member of the Outfit or something, LOL!!! Plus, she should have been aware of what was gonna happen. I mean, she might be convicted of corruption to use influence for politicla gain?? And not to mention that it can also come to question her style, skills, communication, etc. Ohhh and did I mention that she's a female? Hillary had it tough because of he rhistory with her family and saga it began. and by the way, it began a VERY long time ago, I'm sure you agree. You seen how long and tough Hillary and her family had to go through it. But this woman though, she just doesn't know how to play poker...yet!
But I bet you we ain't gonna see nothing in that case. If we do, then she'll definitely look stupid. But the fact that she has lawyer pretty much says it all...it creates ambiguity.
Um... Aren't they a little late to be vetting her _now_?
"Hi, my name is John McCain.
I'm now thinking I should have made a more serious choice for VP.
Barack picked a great guy, but I didn't get to choose anyone that was not fervently anti-abortion.
I used to have principles, but I gave that all up to get the nomination.
Excuse me, I feel sick"
Veterans for Obama!
Now you're going to vet your VP. McCain has had this process the other way round.
This shows poor judgement!!!!!!!!!!!
Why didn't John McCain do his job before he picked Palin? She wouldn't have been on one's list.
Obama/Biden all the way.
Yeah right. They are going to try and check under the rocks that they should have long before he picked her. I heard a comment made by her mother-in-law on another channel and it was an interesting comment. Her approval rating in Alaska is also not as high as once reported.
Sure because she was never veeted.
Taking into consideration the many time-line circumstances, it just may be that the presumptive vice president should resign for consideration. This way, another person could be named in time for convention nomination or very soon thereafter. No doubt Governor Palin is qualified for the position, but her family obligations may be perhaps too confining.