Thursday, June 5

What is Vetting

This morning on the news, the pundits used the word vetting when describing the process of choosing a vice president candidate. I wasn't sure what they met so I turned to Wikipedia.

General Definition:
Vetting is a process of examination and evaluation. Specifically, vetting often refers to performing a background check on someone before offering them employment.

As related to politics:
A party's presidential nominee must choose a vice-presidential candidate to accompany him or her on the ticket. Prospective vice-presidential candidates must undergo thorough evaluation by a team of advisers acting on behalf of the nominee.[1] In later stages of the vetting process, the team will examine such items as a prospective vice-presidential candidate's finances, personal conduct, and previous coverage in the media.[1]


The Gang's All Here! said...

(with tongue firmly in cheek) Oh Nat! Has West Wing been off the air so long that you forgot this common vocabulary term and definition? I'm shocked and saddened that you had to resort to Wikipedia. Truly, what is this world coming to?!


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