Shafer tells the truth:

The press is merely doing on short notice what the McCain campaign's vetting team should have done between Marchwhen he clinched the nominationand now: properly vetting his vice-presidential candidate. Does Palin have what it takes to serve as president? Do any Tom Eagleton- or Spiro Agnew-type skeletons lounge in her closet? Will Joe Biden eat her alive in their vice-presidential debate? Can she subordinate herself to McCain?

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