“While there was no sign that her formal nomination this week was in jeopardy, the questions swirling around [Sarah] Palin on the first day of the Republican National Convention, already disrupted by Hurricane Gustav, brought anxiety to Republicans who worried that Democrats would use the selection of Ms. Palin to question John McCain‘s judgment and his ability to make crucial decisions.
“‘They didn’t seriously consider [Palin] until four or five days from the time she was picked, before she was asked, maybe the Thursday or Friday before,’ said a Republican close to the campaign. ‘This was really kind of rushed at the end, because John didn’t get what he wanted. He wanted to do Joe Liberman or Tom Ridge.'” — from Elizabeth Bumiller‘s 9.1 N.Y. Times article, “Disclosures on Palin Raise Questions on Vetting Process.”
And look at all the stories dogging Palin on her special Huffington Post page.