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McCain: Palin "Vetting Process Was Thorough"

From CBS News' John Bentley:

(PHILADELPHIA) – John McCain responded to questions about the vetting of his running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin, R-Alaska, for the first time today during a visit to a fire station here. When asked if his vetting process was thorough enough, McCain said that is was.

"The vetting process was thorough and I am grateful for the results," McCain said.

McCain's campaign has admitted that he only met with Palin a handful of times before she was placed on the ticket. Revelations about her membership in the Alaska Independence Party, her husband's DUI arrest 20 years ago, and her daughter's pregnancy at 17 have become distractions during the week of the Republican convention.

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