McCain sacrificed thoroughness in Palin vetting process to maintain secrecy

September 3rd, 2008 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Sept.3 (ANI): The bad-boy image of Levi Johnston, 18, the boyfriend of Bristol Palin, 17, has reportedly added to Senator John McCains woes in choosing Sarah Palin as a running mate in the Republican bid for the White House.
Some Republicans linked to the attacks on Palin believed that McCain had sacrificed thoroughness in the vetting process so that secrecy could be maintained, the Telegraph reports.
The surprise choice of Palin could make or break McCain’’s battle for the White House.
Republican activists are delighted that a strongly anti-abortion mother of five who is an avid hunter has been chosen.
But the Democrats have scented blood and believe they can paint Palin as “Dan Quayle in a dress” - the description applied to her by Karen Thurman, a former member of the House of Representatives.
Christian conservatives have covered Palin with praise for supporting her daughter, who is five months pregnant and is due to marry Johnston. There has been criticism of Democrats and the media, which is being accused of exploiting a private issue.
There are reports that Johnston plans to join the family of the Republican vice presidential candidate at the GOP convention.
Levi Johnston’’s mother said her 18-year-old son left Alaska on Tuesday morning. Sherry Johnston also said there has been no pressure put on her son to marry Bristol Palin.
“Absolutely not,” Sherry Johnston told reporters outside the family’’s Wasilla home. Johnston said the two teens already had plans to marry before they knew she was pregnant. (ANI)

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