Posted by: michelle2005 | September 2, 2008

An Interesting “Vetting” Comparison

It is interesting in the way the Republican Party has “vetted” Gov Palin, in comparison to someone that is hired for the Department of Energy.  Wouldn’t you agree that the ‘vetting’ process for the individual that’s been selected for the candidate running for the vice presidency of the United States of America…would be more thorough than an employee of the Department of Energy?  Unfortunately, this has not been the case with Gov Palin.




The New York Times recently said, “At the least, Republicans close to the campaign said it was increasingly apparent that Ms. Palin had been selected as Mr. McCain’s running mate with more haste than McCain advisers initially described.



Up until midweek last week, some 48 to 72 hours before Mr. Mc Cain introduced Ms. Palin at a Friday rally in Dayton, Ohio, Mr. Mc Cain was still holding out the hope that he could choose a good friend, Senator Liberman, independent of Connecticut, a Republican close to the campaign said. Mr. McCain had also been interested in another favorite, former Gov. Tom Ridge of Pennsylvania.”



Now, take into consideration the “vetting” process for my husband who at one time worked for the US Department of Energy, prior to becoming a medical professional.   



In 1983 I was investigated for a government clearance to do analytical chemistry at the Nevada Test Site (underground nuclear test area for the government.)  My job consisted of sampling soil and doing analytical chemistry procedures.




My “vetting” consisted of a member of the government interviewing every employer where I had ever worked.  They interviewed every friend and even locating ex girlfriends all over the country.  I was investigated for any convictions and had to admit underage drinking and any drug use.   




This makes it evident that I was “vetted” better that Sarah Palin!




So let us see, an Analytical Chemistry employee for the US Government Department of Energy is investigated for 6 months.  An exorbitant amount of money was spent and a Vice Presidential candidate gets less than one week, that sounds about right!  Good job Republicans.”

























  1. Great Post Michelle. I have no idea what they were thinking when they chose her for VP. This is a person who will step in and take over if McCain can no longer do so. My goodness.

    Another point, it looks like he wasn’t able to pick who he wanted, doesn’t that raise a red flag for anyone?

  2. It appears that he was pandering to a special interest group in his choice. Business as usual!

  3. thebeadden & Puah..

    Thanks for taking the time to read this and leave a comment. It was appreciated

    Puah…you’re correct in saying “Business as usual”


  4. Good grief, that just highlights the recklessness of the selection of Palin! I wonder what other skeletons are going to come out of her closet before this is over?

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