PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- John McCain says he is satisfied that Sarah Palin's background was properly checked out before the Alaska governor joined the Republican ticket.
Touring a Philadelphia fire house Tuesday, McCain told reporters that "the vetting process was completely thorough and I'm grateful for the results."
Questions about the review came up after Palin disclosed that her unmarried teenage daughter, Bristol, is pregnant. It's also come out that the Alaska governor has retained a private attorney to represent her in an investigation into the firing of the state public safety commissioner.
The revelations raised questions about whether Palin's background was fully explored by McCain's vice presidential selection team.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.