"Palin, who portrays herself as a fiscal conservative, racked up nearly $20 million in long-term debt as mayor of the tiny town of Wasilla â that amounts to $3,000 per resident. She argues that the debt was needed to fund improvements." http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0808/12987.html I don't feel that McCain is responsible for not vetting her, as he's admitted that he doesn't know how to use Google. "I'm an illiterate who has to rely on his wife for any assistance he can get." However this is going to make it easier for the Democrats. Especially with her quotes like: "Palin on "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance: "If it was good enough for the founding fathers, its good enough for me"