There are endless stories in the media right now about whether Sarah Palin was properly vetted. Why the hysteria? Implicit in this media narrative is the assumption that, if McCain had just vetted Palin more carefully, she wouldn't be on the ticket. Otherwise, why raise the topic in this manner at all?
Was Biden vetted?
As far as I can tell, everything that's come out on Palin so far should not be disqualifying (and is less serious than Biden's plagiarism and past racial comments). Furthermore, McCain himself seems to have released most of the Palin information to the news media, including about the husband's drunk driving arrest from several decades ago. So, I guess she must have been vetted. The media simply have no evidence to justify the vetting hysteria. Even the big topic of media discussion - Bristol's pregnancy - was disclosed by the McCain camp first, so how could it be an example of weak vetting?