Randy Scheunemann, one of McCain's chief advisers, was secretly fired last week for spreading lies about the campaign staff in order to defend Palin. But now staffers are finally admitting Palin wasn't vetted and choosing her was a Hail Mary. Fox News "reporter" Carl Cameron is doing their dirty work for them:
There is to be an avalanche that will continue for many days now, we're told, of story upon story of the foibles of Sarah Palin.
For starters, when they were prepping her for the Katie Couric interview, they discovered that she thought Africa was a country.
Plus, Newsweek says:
Palin's shopping spree at high-end department stores was more extensive than previously reported ... Nicolle Wallace had told Palin to buy three suits for the convention and hire a stylist. But instead, the vice presidential nominee began buying for herself and her family--clothes and accessories from top stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. According to two knowledgeable sources, a vast majority of the clothes were bought by a wealthy donor, who was shocked when he got the bill. Palin also used low-level staffers to buy some of the clothes on their credit cards ... One aide estimated that she spent "tens of thousands" more than the reported $150,000, and that $20,000 to $40,000 went to buy clothes for her husband. Some articles of clothing have apparently been lost. An angry aide characterized the shopping spree as "Wasilla hillbillies looting Neiman Marcus from coast to coast."