John McCain, the Michael Brown of politics.
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was not subjected to a lengthy in-person background interview with the head of Sen. John McCain's vice presidential vetting team until last Wednesday in Arizona, the day before McCain asked her to be his running mate, and she did not disclose the fact that her 17-year-old daughter was pregnant until that meeting, two knowledgeable McCain officials acknowledged Tuesday.
You just know the McCain team has fingers and toes crossed that Sarah Palin doesn't embarrass them more than she already has between now and election day. Or maybe she and hubby don't think these things count because they happened in Alaska, and as far as they're concerned, not technically in America. It's like Dick Cheney thinking he's a fourth branch of government to himself.