This could be fun. This is a pretty good overview of the trouble Sarah Palin may be in up in Alaska. Trouble that could indeed derail her as a VP candidate. If John McCain only ever met her once and talked to her on the phone once before picking her as his running mate, what are the chances they’ve fully vetted this matter?
It could get ugly:
John McCain’s choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential candidate is somewhat baffling given that Palin is currently the subject of an ongoing investigation by the Alaska state Legislature for improper use of her office, and as recently as two weeks ago was forced to change her tune after the emergence of a potentially incriminating audiotape.
It’s inconceivable the McCain’s team was not aware of the investigation, so they must have concluded that it’s not a political liability for Palin—or McCain himself.
But that determination seems somewhat hasty considering that the probe is ongoing as we speak.