by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Seriously, did John McCain and his staff investigate the background of Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin for 20 minutes?

Or do you think they took a whole half hour?

Todd and Sarah Palin Picture

Hours after it was announced that 17-year old Bristol Palin is pregnant, research has uncovered the fact that Todd Palin was arrested and charged with DUI in 1986.

Who knew you could be arrested for DUI in a snowmobile. Way to go, Todd Palin!

According to CBN News, Todd was dating Sarah at the time of his arrest, which allegedly occurred in Dillingham, Alaska. There was no accident or injuries.

Citing sources close to Sarah Palin, Brody added that Todd has been "forthcoming about the situation and indicated it was a lesson learned  he was younger."

To be clear, The Hollywood Gossip staff doesn't believe Bristol's pregnancy, or Todd's DUI, has any bearing on Sarah Palin's qualifications for being Vice President.

But it is worth noting the facts that have arisen about Governor Palin in the 72 hours since she was designated the nominee:

  • She is under investigation by an ethics committee in Alaska;
  • Her teenage daughter is pregnant;
  • Her husband was once arrested for drunk driving;
  • She told an interviewer on July 31 of this year that she had no idea what a Vice President actually does.

Any or all of these facts could be overlooked if Palin were as qualified as, say, Joe Biden. But combined with her utter lack of experience in national and international affairs and we're left to wonder if John McCain is even trying to win.