Conservatives4Palin editor Stacy Drake yesterday wrote about a re-treaded meme
that has been making its away around media reports for weeks on end: that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was not properly vetted prior to being chosen as McCain's running mate during the 2008 POTUS campaign. She documented how the GOP establishment has latched on to this meme.
The bottom line is that Gov. Palin absolutely was properly vetted. She described the experience in media reports and in Going Rogue
. She was also stuck with the bill for the cost of her own vetting - to the tune of $50,000. Nothing untoward was found. Frank Aquila, who played a role in the selection of Gov. Palin describes some of the vetting in Sarah Palin out of Nowhere
. Quite the contrary, Gov. Palin is arguably the most vetted woman in history and she has proven that she can withstand the scrutiny.
Why is it that both the GOP establishment and the Obama administration have an interest in spreading this lie about someone who neither holds office nor is running for one? Since Romney is "the nominee" - because that's what Romney and the GOP establishment are telling the world - what exactly are they afraid of? It's not like Romney is going to offer Gov. Palin the VP slot on his ticket - he's so much as said that a "Palin-like" person is off the table for him. Even if he offered it, that does not necessarily mean Gov. Palin would accept the position. Perhaps this vetting meme is "inevitability insurance."