There's 'vetting' and then there's blather

Ethel C. Fenig
Blah, blah, blah.........Full of time and hot air, media commentators are heaping criticism on Senator John McCain and staff on their presumed incompetence in vetting Sarah Palin.  After all, her 17 year old daughter is pregnant and not married, her husband was arrested for DUI twenty years ago and Sarah Palin herself had the nerve to get pregnant and give birth to a Down Syndrome child a few months ago and then  continue working as governor of Alaska! 

And these are just the newly vetted gems; who knows what other similarly important unvetted incidents are hidden in Ms. Palin's past that will negatively affect her ability to serve. OMG! 
Where were the vetters--and the commentators who blah, blah, blah about its importance--when this information about Senator Biden's  son and brother were barely publicized, barely commented upon?
A son and a brother of Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.) are accused in two lawsuits of defrauding a former business partner and an investor of millions of dollars in a hedge fund deal that went sour, court records show.

The Democratic vice presidential candidate's son Hunter, 38, and brother James, 59, assert instead that their former partner defrauded them by misrepresenting his experience in the hedge fund industry and recommending that they hire a lawyer with felony convictions.

The legal actions have been playing out in New York State Supreme Court since 2007, and they focus on Hunter and James Biden's involvement in Paradigm Companies LLC, a hedge fund group. Hunter Biden, a Washington lobbyist, briefly served as president of the firm.

Let's repeat that: the adult son of the Democratic vice president candidate is a Washington lobbyist involved in a nasty lawsuit and the vetting fans are silent. 

Could it be because, with a slight exception to a lobbyist son, this unvetted information is not that important?


And just where were the we need vetting blah, blah, blahers when vetting was really needed?  Biden and plagiarism?  Basically not mentioned, basically not vetted.  After all, in this case 20 years ago is prehistory.

And of course, Obama and his radical terrorist associates/friends, that dynamic duo of Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn?  Reverend Jeremiah Wright? How dare you think this is important and in need of vetting you racist the commentators blah, blahed.

Michelle for the first time in my life I'm proud of my country Obama?  Leave the family out of the vetting process.

Yes, vetting blah, blahers, unless it affects the candidate, leave the family out of it.  Vet the candidate on the important issues;  the candidate's voting record would be a good start.   Candidate accomplishments as opposed to airy dreams--wow, what a vetting topic for the hot air blah, blah folks. 

Blah, blah, blah.........Full of time and hot air, media commentators are heaping criticism on Senator John McCain and staff on their presumed incompetence in vetting Sarah Palin.  After all, her 17 year old daughter is pregnant and not married, her husband was arrested for DUI twenty years ago and Sarah Palin herself had the nerve to get pregnant and give birth to a Down Syndrome child a few months ago and then  continue working as governor of Alaska! 

And these are just the newly vetted gems; who knows what other similarly important unvetted incidents are hidden in Ms. Palin's past that will negatively affect her ability to serve. OMG! 
Where were the vetters--and the commentators who blah, blah, blah about its importance--when this information about Senator Biden's  son and brother were barely publicized, barely commented upon?
A son and a brother of Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.) are accused in two lawsuits of defrauding a former business partner and an investor of millions of dollars in a hedge fund deal that went sour, court records show.

The Democratic vice presidential candidate's son Hunter, 38, and brother James, 59, assert instead that their former partner defrauded them by misrepresenting his experience in the hedge fund industry and recommending that they hire a lawyer with felony convictions.

The legal actions have been playing out in New York State Supreme Court since 2007, and they focus on Hunter and James Biden's involvement in Paradigm Companies LLC, a hedge fund group. Hunter Biden, a Washington lobbyist, briefly served as president of the firm.

Let's repeat that: the adult son of the Democratic vice president candidate is a Washington lobbyist involved in a nasty lawsuit and the vetting fans are silent. 

Could it be because, with a slight exception to a lobbyist son, this unvetted information is not that important?


And just where were the we need vetting blah, blah, blahers when vetting was really needed?  Biden and plagiarism?  Basically not mentioned, basically not vetted.  After all, in this case 20 years ago is prehistory.

And of course, Obama and his radical terrorist associates/friends, that dynamic duo of Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn?  Reverend Jeremiah Wright? How dare you think this is important and in need of vetting you racist the commentators blah, blahed.

Michelle for the first time in my life I'm proud of my country Obama?  Leave the family out of the vetting process.

Yes, vetting blah, blahers, unless it affects the candidate, leave the family out of it.  Vet the candidate on the important issues;  the candidate's voting record would be a good start.   Candidate accomplishments as opposed to airy dreams--wow, what a vetting topic for the hot air blah, blah folks.