September 1st, 2008
08:30 PM ET
6 years ago

McCain communications team sent to Alaska

(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.

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  1. Obama 08


    September 1, 2008 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  2. Lee from FL

    McCain: shoot first ,as questions later, now that's a maverick

    September 1, 2008 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  3. Jeffer65

    Can you say damage control? Maybe they took Karl Rove with them and can leave him up there.

    September 1, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  4. Rich in Seattle

    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.

    September 1, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  5. Mark

    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

    September 1, 2008 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |


    Better go check on the rest of the family...

    September 1, 2008 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  7. RapidRay

    Better late than never, eh, Johnny?

    September 1, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  8. voter

    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.

    September 1, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  9. Happy in Oregon

    Now he vet's her?

    He didn't know anything about her and was forced to take her on.

    How pathetic.

    Now he needs to know all the rest of the dirt before the media does.

    September 1, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  10. Regis Hugg

    It is not too late to rescind or reconsider the nomination.

    There are many compelling reasons for doing so.

    September 1, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  11. txgal44

    I thought they already vetted Gov. Palin? Good luck John McCain. I think you're going to really need it.

    September 1, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  12. Lee from FL

    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

    September 1, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  13. Jatovi, NC

    McCain sent the cover up team.

    September 1, 2008 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  14. AB

    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.

    September 1, 2008 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  15. S. Boatman

    There Is A Cover Up Team Being Sent Already! Ha Ha Ha! This Is Just Getting Better And Better!

    September 1, 2008 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  16. Hot Rod

    NO NO NO!!!!!
    You're suppose to vet the candidate first THEN chose her as your running mate............not the other way around.

    September 1, 2008 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  17. Franky

    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 creates ambiguity.

    September 1, 2008 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  18. ddude95

    Um... Aren't they a little late to be vetting her _now_?

    September 1, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  19. Dave in OC, Vets for Obama

    "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!

    September 1, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  20. confess beauty queen

    Now you're going to vet your VP. McCain has had this process the other way round.
    This shows poor judgement!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 1, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  21. Question

    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.

    September 1, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  22. Cynthia

    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.

    September 1, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  23. KC

    Sure because she was never veeted.

    September 1, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  24. Mauri

    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.

    September 1, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  25. Monica for Obama in Indiana

    Yeah Right!

    September 1, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
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