Thursday, September 18, 2008


Palin told Gibson that she immediately accepted when Granpa McCain asked her to be his VP and later told Hannity that she asked her daughters. Now, Jonathan Martin of the Politico notes that:
Palin asked daughters on veep vote after they were already in OH for announcement
September 18, 2008
Categories: Veep

Appearing on Fox last night, Sarah Palin told Sean Hannity a heartwarming story of how she asked her teenage daughters for their opinion before accepting the vp offer. So ask the girls what they thought and they’re like, ‘Absolutely, let’s do this, Mom,’” Palin recounted of her daughters, Bristol and Willow.

Yet, according to the campaign-provided timeline of how Palin's selection came about, her kids only found out the big news after they were spirited from Alaska to Ohio for the announcement.

"Whe there, Governor Palin's children, who had been told they were going to Ohio to celebrate their parents' wedding anniversary, were told for the first time that their mother would be a nominee for Vice President of the United States of America," said the official timeline, as released by McCain's campaign last month.

Todd Palin, in a separate interview with Fox this week, also said the kids were not told about the decision until after they left Alaska.

Martin goes on to ask a simple question:
But why, when many of her policy-related statements are coming under question, would Palin embroider something that is so easily proven untrue?

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