September 1st, 2008
08:30 PM ET
10 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.

Filed under: John McCain • Sarah Palin
soundoff (467 Responses)
  1. javier

    i give her a couple of more days, eagleton 2008

    September 1, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  2. Dori in AZ

    Is this like trying to patch the roof while it's raining? CNN and other media need to stay on top of this before the McCain campaign starts trying to change Palin's history, rather than vet it.

    If everyone was so okay and willing to be so upfront with this situation, why didn't Sarah Palin, while doing her introduction this past week, say that she was the proud mother of five and was soon to be a grandmother? (She did, afterall, tell us all about being a hockey mom and her husband being an athlete.)

    Why was Bristol made to carry her baby brother around, covering her belly? The poor girl looked like a deer caught in the headlights. Obviously, she was not supposed to be exposed just yet.

    Shameful McCain and Palin.

    September 1, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  3. David Duke

    If it turns out she got too much baggage, they can't just go out and getr a new VP. Dems and Independants would be all over that, clearly as bad decisionmaking.

    September 1, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  4. jr

    McCain's shown incredible lack of judgement. To know of her total inexperience, troopergate, and now her daughter's pregnancy and still pick her (knowing that it wouldn't play well with the "family values" folks)?? (And if they did know of the pregnancy, why not head the problem off, by letting it be known when Palin was announced as the pick, before it became public in this way?) There are so many other qualified candidates.

    Anyway, as a BO/JB 08 supporter, I am thrilled. My bet is that Palin will be gone by this time next week. (If it happens after the RNC, does there have to be another formal nomination process for the new VP candidate?)

    September 1, 2008 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  5. Nick

    Typical for all of you liberal robots to spout off the hatred.

    I thought you all wanted change. Isn't that why you support Barack?

    But your mindless attacks of a woman who is a truly dedicated mother, governor, and woman are no change from the numbingly cold Bush Administration.

    I guess you all realize that if you can't attack her on the issues, attack her character. (Which is better than most politicians, even the chosen one himself)

    Sarah Palin is too good a person to have to put up with these senseless attacks.

    September 1, 2008 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  6. rich

    seriously, the window for veting is closed you crazy old nut.

    September 1, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  7. Trasa, Texas

    All, I have to say, if McBush wins this election with all this foolishness going on, then there are more fools in America than I thought!

    Obama/Biden 08

    September 1, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  8. Dana from NY

    Better late than never?? LOL
    Maybe McCain forget the vetting process was supposed to happen BEFORE he actually picked someone... not go "oh your a purrty one- I pick you"

    What a joke!

    Ok so really, enough of all this I just have one question forAmericans... Are you now ready to rally around for the real candidate that is ready with the judgment, temperment, compitency and skills to be President?

    Obama/Biden 08

    September 1, 2008 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  9. Ambrose Smith, Borrego Springs, California

    Putting the apple cart in front of the horse eh McCain.

    You are supposed to VET BEFORE you choose.

    Should have chosen Pawlenty?

    September 1, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  10. Ike from PA

    Now there's judgement for ya!!!!! Even if he was aware of the pregnancy.

    September 1, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  11. Jerry---Illinois

    Lets see, is it time to start vetting Sarah Palin as we're going
    nominate her on Wednesday. Now's a good time to start
    asking questions.
    I think John McCain found out about the news today just as
    we did only saying he new it all along to keep from looking like
    a fool.

    September 1, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  12. surfdog

    It's a little late - and this is the man who claims he has the exp to lead. Maybe he could lead a band of dumbbutts. MacBush all over again.

    September 1, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  13. NVH

    I feel so bad for her daughter. All of her kids really.

    September 1, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  14. Helen

    Another politician standing before the american people and LYING. Sen McCain is insane for real now.

    Thank you for guarantee Sen. Obama wins this November. Don't pay attention to recent polls. They aren't calling Obama supporters b/w the age of 18-35 these individuals uses cell phone rather than land line.

    Sen Obama is still the best pick for this election period.

    September 1, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  15. James Whittaker

    I find McCain's choice for VP, Ms Palin, was a very smart move. The democrats, including the press, is only mad because they were hoping John McCain would had picked a white, rich, elitist. Also they think that because Obama ran for the democratic nomination and garnered 18 million votes, that this proved he is more qualified than Ms. Palin in being President. That is so comical. She has more political and business experience than Obama does. Also, if Ms. Palin's daughter became pregnant, it was not because of her own absentience policy failed, it is because the liberals have corrupted our nations's media, schools, businesses and culture with free sex that the nation is now well beyond saving. What I find ironic is when the democrats are advocating free sex with anything and everything – and then get caught cheating on their spouses – they only have the guts to lie.

    September 1, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  16. William, from Cali!

    Gov. Palin probably wished that she could 'reconsider the offer to run as vice president", of the Republican ticket. And the facts are, she is not only attractive; but she seems to be a decent person, good parent,good mother, loving wife, and a smart up and coming politican. Why would she allow herself to be "sucked into this sea of political madness", she may drown before the actual election...........

    September 1, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  17. WOW - Cedar Hill, TX






    September 1, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  18. Kaz

    It is all about John McCain's judgement. What happen to country first ?

    September 1, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  19. Winny

    I can only pray for the Patlin family as they don't need all this drama with the media. They already have to deal the disappointment in their daughter. I hope they can hold up with all this media digging up their skeletons.

    September 1, 2008 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |

    Democrats who post on here are really stupid people.....and very very afraid of Sarah Palin.
    You better believe she is the BEST thing that could happen to this country. What a breath of fresh air.
    Makes bevis and butthead look even dirtier.

    September 1, 2008 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  21. Gina

    This just only confirms that McCain is too old to be President. His judgment is appalling and what is more appalling is the conservative base with their "Spin" that this person is qualified and it appears by all accounts that Pallin was not properly vetted. This is just tooooooooooo scary, she is not trying out for PTA President, she is running on the ticket to be Vice President of the United States of America....this country is facing some serious challenges and for McCain to chose his VP pick this carelessly is pissing me off.

    Obama 08

    September 1, 2008 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  22. ms_choice

    I just watched the Larry King show and was appalled at the way the congresswoman from Minnesota response to James Carvell every remark was "I find that remark offensive to women". What I find offensive to women are women who use being a woman to shield the truth. Gov. Palin being selected by John McCain is a slap in the face to those women truly possessing the experience to be Vice President whether Republican or democrat. Remember, we are voting for the top of the ticket. Therefore, if he had chosen someone with more experience with a few differences on issues, I would respect him more. I do not respect Gov. Palin for even thinking that she is experienced enough to hold this position. Lastly, I would hope that these females discussing what women want, like or dislike should use the words, "THE MAJORITY OF THE WOMEN I KNOW", and not speak for all women.

    September 1, 2008 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  23. Derrick - Houston, TX


    And I bet he has some ocean front property in Arizona for sale too, huh?

    September 1, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  24. Solomon Freeman

    I will vote Obama over McCain even if i have to vote a billion times. their sense of judgement can not be compel.

    McCain presidency campaign is more like a foke in the 21st century.

    September 1, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
  25. Ilona Hussein Proud Canadian


    What are they going to do if these Palin fiascoes are proven true? They have already committed, the GOP/McCain have made their choice and committed publicly, so what is this current vetting going to prove?

    The sheer FACT that the GOP entourage will be going to Alaska now, says it all, they do believe that they have made a huge error in judgement! The vetting should have been carried out BEFORE NOT AFTER, and considering how much longer than Barack, JOHN McCAIN HAD TO THINK ABOUT HIS VP PICK, THIS IS ABSOLUTELY LUDICROUS!

    September 1, 2008 10:10 pm at 10:10 pm |
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