ST. PAUL, Minn.-- Defending his colleagues in the media with their "hard vet" of Gov. Sarah Palin, Fox News Channel's Mort Kondracke told NewsBusters that Republicans should have expected the intense media scrutiny of Palin, a selection he said was "Dan Quayle all over again."
NEWSBUSTERS: Do you feel that the media are vetting Sarah Palin to an extent that they didn't vet Obama in his 19 months of running for office?
MORT KONDRACKE, co-host "Beltway Boys": Well, I mean, look, they had all those 19 months to go through Jeremiah Wright. They had to discover Jeremiah Wright. This is all very, very scrunched. She's a brand-new figure on the scene, she's getting a hard vet, there's no question about it, but that's what happens if you spring somebody, this is Dan Quayle all over again.