No. The media, for the sake of the American people, is vetting Palin, since McCain didn't do the job. After all, making moose into mooseburgers is no qualification for vice president. Oh, I know, I've heard she's a "reformer."
She wants to reform education so that it teaches creationism and abstinence only. She wants to reform America's energy policy into a drill here drill now, even in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. She probably knows more about oil than anything else. Sound familiar?
She wants to reform science and put away all that nonsense about drowning polar bears and global warming. They're just swimming! Anyway, animals are for shooting and making into Mooseburgers or Polar Bear burgers. Never mind those endangered species lists.
She wants to reform libraries, banning books that don't have the right language in them.
She's a reformer all right.
NPR: Monday we found out about Palin's unwed teenage daughter. Republican allies argue, as Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota did Tuesday on MSNBC, "It just seems that's unfair and out of bounds" to pin the blame for the teenager's pregnancy on Palin — who is McCain's running mate.
Now the press is turning its attention to all other aspects of her record. For example, McCain aides claimed the new governor's credentials in foreign policy came from her role as titular head of the Alaska National Guard.
The campaign felt CNN's Campbell Brown was deeply unfair Monday night by persistently challenging McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds with variations of this question: "Can you just tell me one decision that she made as commander in chief of the Alaska National Guard, just one?"
Viewers waited in vain for a direct reply. McCain's response was to cancel an interview scheduled on Tuesday evening on CNN's Larry King Live. But the network isn't apologizing.