They're making up for a rash decision. All of a sudden, "Sarah Barracuda" doesn't seem so cute anymore. But she's still hot and she still kills moose with her own gun and makes them into mooseburgers.
The McCain camp should be vetted on their reckless vetting. I love the spin that Sarah Palin is a hero because her daughter is pregnant by an 18-year old boy named Levi, and she's keeping the baby. I would also argue that keeping the baby isn't so extraordinary. They've made it out like abortion is the common choice. The conservative wingnuts have no other choice but to rally around their gal because they forced McCain to choose her.
I've posted this before but this is my theory: McCain wanted to pick Joe Lieberman, his best bud, but he was getting shaped and molded by radio talk show hosts and republican wingnuts. McCain the "maverick" was being tossed around by the right of right. He finally threw up his hands, picked Palin and said: Happy now. After all, it was the lowly Rush Limbaugh, who pushed for Palin, whom he called a "babe."
NYT: On Monday morning, Ms. Palin and her husband, Todd, issued a statement saying that their 17-year-old unmarried daughter, Bristol, was five months pregnant and that she intended to marry the father.
Among other less attention-grabbing news of the day: it was learned that Ms. Palin now has a private lawyer in a legislative ethics investigation in Alaska into whether she abused her power in dismissing the state’s public safety commissioner; that she was a member for two years in the 1990s of the Alaska Independence Party, which has at times sought a vote on whether the state should secede; and that Mr. Palin was arrested 22 years ago on a drunken-driving charge.
Aides to Mr. McCain said they had a team on the ground in Alaska now to look more thoroughly into Ms. Palin’s background. A Republican with ties to the campaign said the team assigned to vet Ms. Palin in Alaska had not arrived there until Thursday, a day before Mr. McCain stunned the political world with his vice-presidential choice. The campaign was still calling Republican operatives as late as Sunday night asking them to go to Alaska to deal with the unexpected candidacy of Ms. Palin
Here's more that the McCain camp should've discovered about Levi:
He also warns that if anyone messes with him, "I'll kick ass."
The Web site, before it was removed, appeared not to have been accessed for a year.
On it, he admits to having a girlfriend.
On the part where it asks about children, he wrote, "I don't want kids."
Mark Okeson, the assistant principal at Wasilla High School, told the Chicago Tribune that Bristol started her junior year last fall, in the town where Sarah Palin grew up.
He said Bristol inexplicably transferred to an Anchorage high school midyear, leaving Levi behind.
"I never heard the story why," he said.