Radley has the scoop on how Palin's opposition to the "bridge to nowhere" began AFTER it had become clear that it wasn't going to happen and she has been an enthusiastic supporter of pork right up until the Alaska delegation's indictments made it unfeasable.
The big thing Palin is bringing to the ticket policy-wise is her experience as a reformer and an enemy of government waste. Too bad for McCain that it doesn't seem to be true.
I'll leave the conclusions to Radley:
Which means that Palin either wasn’t vetted at all, or McCain’s staff did vet her and didn’t see a problem with any of this.
Neither scenario inspires much confidence in McCain or his staff.