First, Kay Bailey Hutchinson:
[She doesn’t] know much about the Alaska governor
Maybe it’s just me, but I think it’s always good to let your surrogates know who you’re planning on picking – you know, just in case they go on national TV and are asked to talk about it. And this:
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) used the announcement of his vice-presidential pick, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, to blast the experience of his Democratic rival, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill), arguing that Sen. Obama has never been the mayor of a 5,000-person town.
“The Presidency of the United States of America is the toughest job on the planet,” Sen. McCain said. “And my friends, the best testing ground for that job is being the mayor of a 5,000-person town in Alaska.”
We know she is a lifetime member of the NRA, she is anti-choice, and hunts and fishes. Oh, and also that she’s been under invwestigation for firing a commissioner that wouldn’t do what she wanted.
…which grew out of allegations she sacked Monegan for refusing to fire her former brother-in-law from the state police.
Palin acknowledged that a member of her staff made a call to a trooper in which the staffer suggested he was speaking for the governor.
Palin has admitted that the call could be interpreted as pressure to fire state trooper Mike Wooten, who was locked in a child-custody battle with Palin’s sister.
“As for that VP talk all the time, I’ll tell you, I still can’t answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does every day?”
Finally, we also know that John McCain was a POW.
Update: More fun!!