[Palin] ... held a joint news conference with him in July, before he was indicted, to make clear she had not abandoned him politically.Here is the video of the glowing endorsement, which was removed from the Palin website after John McCain took her as his VP:
Stevens had been helpful to Palin during her run for governor, swooping in with a last moment endorsement. And the two filmed a campaign commercial together to highlight Stevens's endorsement of Palin during the 2006 race.
Palin also worked as director of a Stevens fundraising organization from 2003 to 2005. She's a director of a 527 organization dedicated to Ted Stevens and she has no direct, working connections to him? C'mon, Republicans. What do you think we are? Dolts?
UPDATE: Republican lawyers go to Alaska to do the deeper vet that the McCain campaign failed to do: