ST. PAUL, Minnesota (CNN) - A senior adviser to the McCain campaign confirmed Monday that Todd Palin, husband to Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, was arrested for driving while intoxicated in 1984.
"Yes, 24 years ago he had a DWI," senior McCain adviser Steve Schmidt told reporters in St. Paul.
Schmidt was asked if he was worried about the news, and replied, “I was not.”
The story was first reported by David Brody, a CNN contributor and Christian Broadcasting Network News Senior National Correspondent.
Ah, just like Dubya!
LOL, more great family values.
Oh, so a person driving drunk isnt a big deal? What a bunch of hypocrites republican politicians are.
Perfect picture of model family. We should be cheering for them.
Long ago, who cares ? This makes him human.
More and more will be revealed about this family. Wait and see.
Ted Kennedy killed Mary Jo Kopechne in his car, and he's still in the senate. The Democrats better leave this one alone.
Please let's not get carried away.The man 's DWI was 24 years ago.Leave it alone.
If he is a drunkard or a druggy, or a philanderer or thief, then that;s another matter.
I'm somewhat more concerned about the 17-yearr old daughter's pregnancy and the family's attitude.
This is a JOKE! Withdrawal this family NOW!
Bush did too.
Right Wing definition of Personal Responsibility:
Teen Not Pregnant: she's taking responsibility for her actions.
Teen Having Baby: she's taking responsibility for her actions.
Man with No DWI: he's taking responsibility for her actions.
Man with DWI: he's taking responsibility for her actions.
The spin machine is awesome!
This is even funnier that the GOP saying Palin has more experience than Obama!!!
"Yes, 24 years ago he had a DWI,"
I guess that's okay then. I sure hope noone was hurt before he was pulled over and arrested.
In fact. Can we trust Mr. Schmidt to tell us the whole truth?
Well he only got caught once! FUNNY! Typical conservatives.
Who cares what happened in 1984??
I new McCain was not thinking straight when the pick is made.
Even Condi Rice would have been a better choice.
No more repubs this year any way.
This get worse by the hour. McCain....this is an example of your judgement?
Bad decision. Bad judgement. Bad war. Bad economy. Bad candidate.
Oh geez, well maybe this will cause a jump in the polls for them. Didn't GW also have a few run ins with the law over this issue?
Now the dirt comes up just like in Obama's younger history. I don't think either are part of today's issues so it's not a big issue to me
Fellow Obama supporters: It isn't worth making a big deal out of this.
Okay, really now, is this news?
And CNN, when are you going to report on Palin's marijuana use?
*gasp!* what's next? are we going to find out that the good gov. removed one of those mattress labels when she was 15?
Edwards is considered "not news" and yet this is? No slant or agenda here.
McCain's camp did a very bad job of vetting this family. Or McCain just has very poor judgement. I just changed my mind. I am now voting for Obama.
While the DWI itself is not a big deal, it continues to bring into question how well vetted she is, how much the campaign is hiding from the public, and if this was really a good choice.
I heard a lot of talk about how Bobby Jindal was too young and inexperienced, judging from how he's handling Gustav, McCain totally blew his VP pick.