Here's background information concerning Sarah Palin's "Troopergate" ethics probe:
Be sure to stick around for the poll at the end of the news report above. At that point in time 12% of the respondents think Palin was telling the truth - and 88% think she's lying.
No wonder she's looking for a new job!
What was John McCain thinking -- or was he thinking at all - was his move picking Palin as VP just a desperation Hail-Mary? Or was he told to pick her by people more powerful than he?
Today, Palin's scheduled appearance in St. Paul, Minn., as guest of honor at an afternoon gathering by the Republican National Coalition for Life was canceled. And that didn't sit well with a leading social conservative.
Phyllis Schlafly, who in the mid-1970s almost single-handedly derailed what had been the expected ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, told ABC News that a McCain aide notified her late Monday that Palin would not be attending the event.
"I think this is clearly somebody in the McCain campaign who doesn't understand where the votes are coming from," Schlafly said. "They only told me this at 10 o'clock last night, and it was a call from somebody down the line in the McCain campaign."
She added: "The pro-lifers who paid $95 to come to this event because of Sarah Palin are going to be very unhappy."
"Clearly doesn't understand where the votes are coming from".... I wouldn't be surprised at all if the Dobsons and Schaflys of the religious right didn't come right out and tell John McCain "take a VP candidate of our liking or we ain't supporting you."
And of course John McCain rolled over and submitted -- maverick that he is...
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