The very mention of John McCain choosing Governor Sarah Palin was both a shocker, a one-day game changer, and a big ol' 'what the fuck?' moment in the media, with the talking heads, and for most people who are political junkies.
Its bad enough that McCain, out of total desperation, went with Palin under the impression that the remainder of disgruntled female Clinton supporters would back McCain blindly without first taking a look at what her stands for (with turns out that Palin is against the very things Hillary made her career out of) and to shore up excitement for a conservative base which isn't too happy with him being the Republican nominee to begin with (even when McCain started courting the far-right after he locked up the nomination); but now is seems that the shit is beginning to hit the proverbial fan.
First we found out that Palin announced her seventeen year-old daughter was five months pregnant. Then comes a report from
HuffPost.com on Palin being investigated on firing public safety commission Walt Monegan because he refused to fire a state trooper who just so happened to divorce the Governor's sister. Next comes the story that the Alaskan Governor was a member of a 527 group led by indicted Alaskan senator Ted Stevens. Now we learn today that she was a member of the Alaskan Independence Party, a party that pushed for Alaska seceding from the Union!