Sex, Drugs and Pornography: The Invasive Process of VP Vetting

When asked by ABC News why this vetting process was important, Graham explained, "If they don't ask these personal questions, somebody else will just." He continues to compare the vetting process to a court case, "It is just like in a trial where you always want to know about any bad information regarding a witness. This information is important not only to address questions that come up in the nomination process but also when trying to determine whether or not you want that person as a nominee at all."

In 2008, Palin faced 70 brutal questions intended to get a sneak peek inside the life of the potential VP.

"We asked about infidelity, sexual harassment, discrimination, plagiarism, alcohol or drug addiction, delinquent taxes, credit history and use of government positions or resources for personal benefit. Nothing was off-limits," vetter A.B. Culvahouse wrote recently in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece.

"Yet, as in all campaigns, if we had allowed good manners to intervene, anything we missed surely would have been dredged up by someone else."

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