PrestoPundit

SHE’S CLEAN: THE PUBLIC KNOWS EVERYTHING AND SO DID JOHN MCCAIN

Posted by PrestoPundit on 09/02/2008

MCCAIN’S VP VETTER:

Culvahouse said Palin’s review, like others, began with a team of
two dozen people culling information from public sources. The team
reviewed speeches, financial records, tax information, litigation,
investigations, ethical charges, marriages and divorces, for a number
of potential running mates.

For Palin specifically, the team
studied online archives of the state’s largest newspapers, including
the Anchorage Daily News ..

Among the findings: Palin had once received a citation for fishing without a license.

Reports
on each candidate — 40-some pages and single spaced — then were
reviewed by McCain, Schmidt, campaign manager Rick Davis, and top
advisers Mark Salter and Charlie Black.

Palin then was sent a
personal data questionnaire with 70 “very intrusive” questions,
Culvahouse said. She also was asked to submit a number of years of
federal and state tax returns. The campaign also checked her credit.

Culvahouse
then conducted a nearly three-hour interview. He said the first thing
Palin volunteered was that her daughter was pregnant, and she also
quickly disclosed her husband’s two-decade-old DUI arrest.

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