Crossposted from The Stinging Nettle.
How exactly did we end up with John McCain picking Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska? Luckily, the Stinging Nettle had John McCain's phone bugged, and here's what we found out.
11:01 PM THU - McCain - "Jim. Get me Romney."
UNIDENTIFIED MALE ("Jim") - "Yes Senator..... here you go sir."
McCain - "What?"
Jim - "The phone sir. You asked me to get Governor Romney on the phone."
McCain - "Oh. Thanks. Hello, George?"
Mitt Romney - "Um . . . well, John, it's Mitt. George was my dad."
McCain - "Eh?"