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    ST. PAUL, Minn. - John McCain’s campaign on Wednesday angrily called for an end to questions about its review of Sarah Palin’s background, deriding a “faux media scandal designed to destroy the first female Republican nominee” for vice president.
    “This nonsense is over,” declared senior campaign adviser Steve Schmidt in a written statement.
    The statement stood out for its admission that Palin is under siege — it condemns “this vetting controversy” — and for its attempt to blunt questions about how rigorously McCain and his campaign explored the background of a candidate who may get the nation’s second most powerful job. It also suggested that Palin is a victim of gender bias in the media.

    “The McCain campaign will have no further comment about our long and thorough process,” Schmidt said, lashing out at “the old boys’ network” that he says runs media organizations.

    Top McCain advisers said they welcome and expect a review of Palin’s mayoral and gubernatorial record but that the media has crossed that line with its inquiries.
    “Certainly, her record deserves scrutiny, but I think we ought to look at her record,” campaign manager Rick Davis told reporters on a conference call. He condemned “the salacious nature” of some news stories designed to “throw dirt at our candidate.” He also lamented a “frenzied” mentality on Palin and urged the media to “dial it back.”
    Davis also called for the same level of scrutiny on Democrats Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

    Spotlight on private life
    McCain shook up the presidential race last Friday by picking Palin, a little-known governor serving her first term in Alaska. Since then, the self-styled “hockey mom” with a record of bucking the state’s political establishment has had a bright spotlight trained on her private and public life.
    First, she announced that her unmarried 17-year-old daughter, Bristol Palin, was pregnant. Among the other revelations:
    —A private attorney is authorized to spend $95,000 of state money to defend her against accusations of abuse of power.
    —Palin sought pork-barrel projects for her city and state, contrary to her reformist image.
    —Her husband once belonged to a fringe political group in Alaska, with some members supporting secession from the United States.
    —She has acknowledged smoking marijuana in the past.
    None of the revelations seen to have shaken McCain’s confidence or undermined her support among GOP delegates.

    After four days of intense scrutiny, Palin gets a chance to respond with a televised speech at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday. In addition to accepting the nomination, the first woman to do so for the GOP, Palin will tell her story: small-town mayor with a taste for mooseburgers; the wife of a blue-collar North Slope oil worker; and the mother of five, including one born this spring with Down syndrome.

    Said Tucker Eskew, a senior McCain adviser: “She will speak as a governor, a former mayor and someone with both hands on the steering wheel of America’s energy economy. She will detail her record of shaking up the status quo in Alaska and standing up to entrenched interests to put the government back on the side of the people.”
    Defending his choice and the team that helped pick her, McCain said Tuesday that “the vetting process was completely thorough.” Advisers said Palin went through a rigorous process that included a three-hour interview and a survey with some 70 questions, including: Have you ever paid for sex? Have you been faithful in your marriage? Have you ever used or purchased drugs? Have you ever downloaded pornography?
    Republicans close ranks
    McCain’s aides rejected suggestions from Democrats that her selection was a hurried, last-minute attempt to shake up the campaign and wrest female voters from Obama. They insisted Palin was a strong contender from the start.

    McCain: Stop questions on Palin background - John McCain News - MSNBC.com

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    If she was such a strong candidate from the start when why had no one in the GOP mentioned her name at all in any real connection with possible VP picks? Lies, bullshit and obstupefaction!

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    it's the big bad media's fault that she's got a ton of skeletons in her closet??

    John, honey, a year ago you LOVED the media. They were your best buddies. THey rode your bullshit express. They got you donuts. What happened, John?

    They're going to fucking SKEWER you now, you old shitbag. You NEVER bite the hand of the media. Fuck you're stupid.

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    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

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    I want to know how she answered the questions about downloading porn, cheating on her husband, and paying for sex....oh now that McCain has pissed the media off we should have an answer any time now.
    as privileged as a whore...victims in demand for public show, swept out through the cracks beneath the door, holier than thou, how?

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    “The McCain campaign will have no further comment about our long and thorough process,” Schmidt said, lashing out at “the old boys’ network” that he says runs media organizations.

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    OMG, pot meet the fucking kettle.
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    Wow, insult us women just a little bit more with your blatant pandering and hypocritical remarks about a good ol' boys' network. Fling your own shit and call it someone else's. If Obama's slogan is "Hope and Change," these fucks' should be the old Bush & Rove mantra of "Up is Down, Black is White."
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