Before John McCain asked Sarah Palin to be his running-mate, they'd met once in February and had one subsequent phone conversation (last Sunday). Bullied by social conservatives who vetoed his favored choices, McCain offered Palin the job on
Wednesday Thursday. Palin is the least vetted vice presidential candidate in history, but we're quickly learning plenty about this inexperienced pol. Sisyphus has an illuminating post at 43SB outlining her ties to the corrupt Ted Stevens machine, her extremist views, and her utter lack of national experience. And MoveOn.org has sent this email to its millions of members, detailing - among other things - what Alaskan progressives think of her.
Says one: "Alaskans, collectively, are just as stunned as the rest of the nation. She is doing well running our State, but is totally inexperienced on the national level, and very much unequipped to run the nation, if it came to that. She is as far right as one can get, which has already been communicated on the news. In our office of thirty employees (dems, republicans, and nonpartisans), not one person feels she is ready for the V.P. position." Read it all here, and share these facts and opinions with the swing voters you know.