Remember waaaay back in 2008 when there was a presidential campaign in this country and Sarah Palin was nominated as the GOP's vice presidential candidate? Do you remember the energy that Palin brought to that campaign? The crowds? The quick rise in polling for the McCain/Palin ticket? I do too. Tony Lee has written a very comprehensive piece on the meme that Sarah Palin was not vetted. This is one you don't want to miss reading.
From Big Journalism:
Winston Churchill said “history is written by the victors.” But too often in politics, where professional tacticians want to preserve their permanent paychecks by deflecting their mistakes onto everyone but themselves, losers often desperately attempt to re-write history.
And that is exactly what GOP establishment operatives, aided and abetted by members of the mainstream media who want to preserve access to them, are now doing to the history of the 2008 presidential campaign, as they attempt to blame Palin--and, by association, non-establishment grassroots conservatives--for their own professional malpractice during that campaign.
In nearly every recent story written about Romney’s vice presidential selection process, a GOP operative is quoted saying something in the vein of “Palin’s shadow hangs over the selection process.”
For example, Sara Fagen, George W. Bush’s political director, told the Associated Press, “There's one thing the people in the Republican establishment agree on: There was clearly not a thorough thought process or vetting that went into the selection of Sarah Palin. They didn't ask the fundamental questions or spend enough time with her...”. More