The National Enquirer is conducting the Palin vetting process that McCain and his staff failed to complete. McCain´s staff has admitted Palin underwent only a brief, partial vetting just days before her selection for the next highest job in the country. McCain met with Palin just briefly twice before her selection. Many MSM outlets say this is due to McCain wanting to select Joe Lieberman as his VP candidate of choice. It was only at the last minute McCain´s campaign staff convinced him to bypass Joe for Palin.
In their latest edition, the National Enquirer has voiced their mission to complete the vetting job McCain failed to do. They have numerous "feet on the street" in Palin´s home town to get to the truth behind the gossip spread across the internet. The three top stories they are following include:
1. Palin´s Affair with her husband´s business partner.
2. Palin´s attempted cover-up of her daughter Bristol´s pregnancy and Bristol´s refusal to go along with her mother´s plan for a quickie marriage with her boyfriend.
3. Palin´s abuse of power in firing her ex brother in law´s supervisor for failing to fire her brother in law.
The AP Reports the response to the National Enquirer´s articles from the McCain campaign are as follows:
"The McCain campaign has vigorously denied a report in the National Enquirer magazine that the Republican's vice-presidential pick, Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin has had an extramarital affair with her husband's business partner. The story, which appeared just hours before Governor Palin was due to address the Republican convention, was branded " scurrilous" by the chief strategist, Steve Schmidt. He said it was totally untrue."The smearing of the Palin family must end. The allegations contained on the cover of the National Enquirer insinuating that Gov. Palin had an extramarital affair are categorically false. It is a vicious lie," said Mr Schmidt." The efforts of the media and tabloids to destroy this fine and accomplished public servant are a disgrace. The American people will reject it."
McCain and his staff probably will not get far in their attempts to try and squelch and demonize these vetting investigations. The National Enquirer is well known for their pursuit of anyone and everyone who has gained national attention. This includes many in the DNC including: John Edwards, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. (Many of these stories, in fact, have been political fodder for Fox News, McCain and the RNC´s favorite network!) Over the last few months, the National Enquirer has gained significant notoriety and a significant increase in sales in their diligent pursuit of the John Edwards affair. They are also proud of their performance in being the first to out other politicians, hollywood and media stars.
As of today, Palin refuses to talk to any media anytime anywhere.
I wonder how long she thinks she can hold out.
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