When it comes to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the hits just keep on coming.
Some of the latest revelations surrounding John McCain's surprise choice of a running mate: The Associated Press reports a private lawyer has been authorized to spend $95,000 dollars of state money to defend Palin in the trooper ethics probe. Contrary to her message of reform, Palin worked to get pork barrel projects for her city and state. Also, according to the A.P., her husband was once a member of the Alaska Independence Party - some members in that group advocate that Alaska secede from the Union. Also, the boyfriend of Palin's 17-year-old unmarried pregnant daughter is expected to join the family at the GOP convention.
The McCain camp is pushing back hard, calling questions about Palin's background a "faux media scandal designed to destroy the first female Republican nominee" for V.P. and suggesting Palin is a victim of gender bias in the media. Where have we heard that before? They insist Palin was subject to a "long and thorough" vetting process. Really? The Washington Post reports that the head of McCain's vetting team didn't do an in-depth interview with Palin until the day before she was offered the number two slot.
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