Annals of Vetting (Special ‘Maybe Not So Much’ Edition)

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It seems like reporters are zeroing in on the fact that today’s story about Gov. Palin’s daughter is a significant tell, suggesting a very rushed vetting process. McCain camp enforcer Steve Schmidt repeatedly dodged questions about whether Sen. McCain had known about the Palin’s family situation prior to inviting her to join him as his running mate.

From the Anchorage Daily News

Reporters at the Republican national convention hammered McCain senior adviser Steve Schmidt about the Palin pregnancy during a press conference. All Schmidt would say is Palin and McCain had discussed the pregnancy and considered it to be a private matter.

He wouldn’t say if they talked about it before McCain picked Palin as his vice presidential nominee.

“I answered that question nine times,” he said.

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