“I found out about an hour before I went on stage with her. I think they were scared I’d say something and whatever and, you know, like the rest of the country, I had no idea who she was, and I was actually, like, crying on the bus on the way to the rally, and like, my friends were trying to zip me up and, like, the zipper broke, and my bra was exposed in front of secret service agents, whatever, and I was like ‘I suck at all of this!’
And I found out who she was, and I remember being on stage and distinctly remembering, God, let her not have any skeletons in the closet, please God. And if you see any video footage of it, I looked panicked. I was just scared. I was really scared. I didn’t know her.
…. my initial reaction was ‘who the hell is Sarah Palin’, like everybody else.”
– “Rising star” conservative pundit Meghan McCain, describing to Jay Leno her reaction to her father’s choice of Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential nominee in 2008.