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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 05:33 PM
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McCain Camp Didn't Search Palin's Hometown Paper Archives
McCain Camp Didn't Search Palin's Hometown Paper Archives
August 31, 2008 05:00 PM

The McCain campaign has gone to great lengths to present the selection of Sarah Palin as one made after a careful, meticulous vetting process. But evidence continues to suggest that the Arizona Republican made his VP choice with surprising haste.

On Saturday, a Democrat tasked with opposition research contacted the Huffington Post with this piece of information: as of this weekend, the McCain campaign had not gone through old newspaper articles from the Valley Frontiersman, Palin's hometown newspaper.

How does he know? The paper's (massive) archives are not online. And when he went to research past content, he was told he was the first to inquire.

"No one else had requested access before," said the source. "It's unbelievable. We were the only people to do that, which means the McCain camp didn't."

The Frontiersman did not immediately confirm the revelation. And there is no indication from the Democratic source that anything nefarious or problematic will be found in the archives. But officials with the paper did not recall inquiries by the McCain campaign.

"I cannot confirm that information at this time," said publisher Kari Sleight. "I am not aware of the McCain campaign researching our archives, but archive requests do not usually go through me."

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/08/31/mccain-camp-di...
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 05:36 PM
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1. By golly, he had heard great stuff about the Hockey Mom governor.
Why go through those boring old archives?
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RazBerryBeret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 05:36 PM
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2. this is crazy, huh?
I just read that the guy she fired in the "abuse of power investigation" was never contacted by anyone connected to mccain either....
I would think that would be important....but maybe that's just me.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 06:28 PM
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22. Did the mcain's brilliant research team think
they didn't have the time before "Obama went out into the stratesphere", after his masterpiece acceptance speech, and thought their base the corporatemedia would do a cover job?
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elfin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 05:39 PM
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3. Surprise, surprise! - He doesn't give a Sh#$ --
He likes the look of her and her supposed spunk. He thinks he is immortal and if she can bring in enough wackos to put him in the Oval Office -- who cares?

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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 05:49 PM
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9. All McSame cares is that she has a vagina and she's hot.
I think I can see where this is going, too.
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niceypoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 05:56 PM
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17. This is similar to running Keyes against Obama
Republicans just dont get it
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 05:40 PM
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4. This is the kind of information we need to start circulating.
The point being we have names we can look into and where to start our search and we also know where to send it. Her decline is imminent.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 05:43 PM
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5. I think she was chosen after Obama's historic
speech when McINSAME freaked and knew he had to make a desperate move. Sarah Plain was chosen at the last moment and not vetted at all.
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 05:53 PM
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13. "McINSAME freaked" LOL
I would have liked to have seen that. McCain was probably sitting stunned before his TV set after seeing Obama's speech and campaign aides were waving their hands in front of him. After they revived him, he probably rose to his feet and had sets of ball bearings going in both hands as he kicked everyone around him and as campaign aides tried to get him to stand still so they could change his pants after he soiled them.
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yourguide Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 05:44 PM
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6. Hail Mary indeed...
wow, I certainly do not want these lunatics in the white house.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 05:45 PM
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7. More and more like Harriet Miers with every day
:wow:
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 05:49 PM
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10. This is the inverse of Harriet Myers. In this case the Repo base loves her,
which of course is the opposite the Myers situation.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 05:55 PM
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15. I meant a last minute decision
He clearly gave more concern to what he had for lunch than his VP pick
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 05:55 PM
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16. That's exactly what it is
It's reckless is what it is.
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IllinoisBirdWatcher Donating Member (244 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 05:46 PM
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8. Much more at Daily Kos
It seems there are both audio and video recordings documenting Palin's unethical, if not illegal intimidation of the Alaskan State Police.

Here is one link, but several other diaries linking to depositions and court records.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/8/31/104617/671/991/...
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 06:31 PM
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23. Thanks, important information
is being gathered on the Net..whether mccain's Team Vetted or not.
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Bernardo de La Paz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 05:53 PM
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11. McCain will state he was in prison camp when Eagleton wasn't vetted properly
McCain will state that he was in prison camp when Eagleton wasn't vetted properly, in 1972. McCain was released in 1973.

Eagleton was announced by George McGovern as his running mate July 14, 1972, but it was soon found that "Between 1960 and 1966, Eagleton checked himself into the hospital three times for physical and nervous exhaustion, receiving electric shock treatments twice." Eagleton withdrew August 1.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Eagleton
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 05:53 PM
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12. WTF? When is McCain going to start taking this seriously?
I refuse to believe he doesn't want to win. This is his last chance at the WH and he has been working for this for a long time now.

Is it that he's so arrogant and out of touch that he thinks he deserves the WH and doesn't need to seriously campaign?

- This is the FIRST weekend I know of where he's campaigning.
- He throws silly tantrums at Obama (Celebrity! Unpatriotic!)
- He openly campaigns on issues that he voted against time and time again
- He chooses a running mate he hasn't vetted and who is not qualified for the job

The RNC convention is now in shambles, McCain stutters on tv today and looks so ridiculously unprepared...I honestly can not wrap my head around his actions.

:wtf:

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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 06:33 PM
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24. Yeah, it a real pity that mccain chose george bush to
clone himself after in his latest bid for the white house.
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Dem2theMax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 05:53 PM
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14. There are a lot of things out there -
People who are genealogy nuts have all sorts of fun resources. Found this on the first try.
Seems they didn't like her from the get-go. ;)



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Dem2theMax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 06:18 PM
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20. More. This is fun. lol.
She will fit right in with the jack-booted thugs. The librarian said "she couldn't speak without the Mayor's approval."



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ErinBerin84 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 06:05 PM
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18. k & r
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beac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 06:12 PM
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19. Wha?
I'm beginning to think that instead of doing ANYTHING resembling real research, McPander just tapped her three times with a Bug long neck and said "I vet thee, I vet thee, I vet thee!"
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MindMatter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 07:13 PM
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25. Why should anybody be surprised? The guy doesn't think through anything
That's the same issue with his temper. This is not the mental profile of a guy you would want within 1000 miles of "the button"
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beac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 07:31 PM
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26. Err... that should be "BUD" long neck....
and I haven't even had a drink yet tonight. Must be margarita time!
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 06:24 PM
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21. So mccain didn't find out before we did what all mrs
palin has been up to in her short career?
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 07:33 PM
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27. I'll bet the Dobson camp claimed to have vetted her.
Except their version of "vetting" is talking to her pastor and praying about it.
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dansolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 07:39 PM
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28. As long as she is able to appoint right wing judges
They couldn't care less about anything else.
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 10:19 AM
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29. I believe you're right. n/t
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