We can’t be sure if it’s real, but it’s real embarrassing if so. 425 verbal? Ouch. She may not be well-traveled in the International arena — Palin has been to Germany and Kuwait and her plane had a stopover in Ireland — but she is certainly well-traveled on the American university circuit. As far as McCain’s vetting of Palin, a spokeswoman for the University of Idaho says they were not contacted by anyone. With McCain having graduated at the bottom of his class (894 out of 899 cadets), does this sound like the smartest ticket around?