September 1st, 2008
08:30 PM ET
11 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. Walters Takoma park

    Mcsame is a disgrace or he made this decision on his 72th bithday to divert attention of his old age, plannind to hide her in one of his 7 houses or others he don't even know, we are facing serious challenges but u select a candidate who has never been to Iraq or who claims she is not aware about what is going on, she never been to Aghanistan, no foreignt policy credentials, serious ethics problem insist to bring a child to the world at 44 yrs old even against medical advice, now the poor child has Down sydrome but she abandons the child of 4 months to run for office with a 4 time cancer survival, for those of u who are not part of the medical field -Carcinoma melanoma is very deadly and cannot be contain, lets pray for Mcain but if something happens to him what we be the fate of this nation , evangelicals christian u guys should not vote solely on social issues .

    September 2, 2008 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  2. sue

    The republicans are making this an issue–i think it is disgusting that McCain & Palin herself would put a 17yr out in the spot light like that just for politics-only to cause a should be ashamed of yourself Mr for you Mrs. Palin...

    September 2, 2008 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  3. VET ME

    Birds of a Feather Flocking Together here. Paris Hilton would have made as much since a Palin. Since she does not believe in birth control the chance of her having another child in office is almost a given. VP on MAT Leave. Just what the country needs.

    September 2, 2008 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  4. Obama/Biden

    AMERICA, PALIN IS UNDER INVESTIGATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 2, 2008 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  5. Trish

    As a lifelong Republican, I'm so disappointed in Sen. McCain's hasty and irresponsible choice. Not all repbulicans are far right conservative gun-toting, pro-life, NRA-loving. I suspect most are like me, moderate.

    We value our country over party and would prefer to see a VP choice who is capable of taking over if McCain is unable. There are many who are more qualified to do so than Sarah Palin. This was cleary a decision aimed at winning the election and not in the best interest of the country.

    September 2, 2008 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  6. voter

    McCain judgement on VP pick is a 0. Obama judgement on VP pick is a 10. McCain so called "experience" sure shows on his first important decision. The talking heads on FOX are trying so hard to keep a straight face when they have to defend McCain's VP choice.

    September 2, 2008 12:17 am at 12:17 am |
  7. Independent99999

    Can McCain be denied NOMINATION?
    He lacks judgment .. He cannot even pick a VP properly
    Do you expect this Senator to run the country?

    September 2, 2008 12:18 am at 12:18 am |
  8. longhairs for obama

    oooooookay? whatever!

    September 2, 2008 12:18 am at 12:18 am |
  9. Mindy

    Also, he only chose Palin to try to get Hilary Clinton's women voters who were pissed that Hillary wasn't the nominated candidate for the democrats. It's so obvious! Nice try McCain- but you reak of desperation. Once again you will do and say anything to try to get votes. You have displayed Short term thinking- not desirable for a president.

    September 2, 2008 12:18 am at 12:18 am |
  10. Kathy

    They didn't already VET her? This is the team and Man -McCain that would be in the white house?
    They are a disgrace.
    McCain is too old and makes too many bad mistakes and has the judgement of a cow.

    September 2, 2008 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  11. Donald from SC

    AAAHHH Finally,

    After five loooong months the vetting team is dispatched!

    September 2, 2008 12:21 am at 12:21 am |
  12. Independent-Lee

    What an absolute idiot. Moron.

    September 2, 2008 12:23 am at 12:23 am |
  13. DA

    LOL...OMG....this is too funny!!! I mean really we all know the young girl did not tell her mother she was with child. HOW many folk do they really think will believe that McCain team knew she was pregnant prior to him selecting her? I mean lets call it what it is, a mistake of judgement on his part!!! NOW with that said I will say we not use her as a target of attack but, McCain is an open target!!!

    September 2, 2008 12:24 am at 12:24 am |
  14. Mike in Calgary

    Don't pay any attention to that man behind the curtain in the WIzard of Oz. Don't pay any attention to the 12 investigators the McCain/Bush team scrambled onto the jet to Palin's home state of Alaska.
    I am sure that there is an explanation for this, isn't there?

    September 2, 2008 12:25 am at 12:25 am |
  15. Kris in AL

    Is there a team heading to Delaware to cover for Sen. Plagerist?

    September 2, 2008 12:25 am at 12:25 am |
  16. Dave

    They went up there to "help" with the ethics investigation.

    September 2, 2008 12:25 am at 12:25 am |
  17. saibe

    why would sarah do this to her family
    Mcain u need a fork ur done dude

    September 2, 2008 12:25 am at 12:25 am |
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