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More experience points

See? I told ya so:

It is pretty audacious for the Obama campaign to say that Governor Palin is not qualified to be Vice President. She has a record of accomplishment that Senator Obama simply cannot match. Governor Palin has spent her time in office shaking up government in Alaska and actually achieving results — whether it’s taking on corruption, passing ethics reform or stopping wasteful spending and the ‘bridge to nowhere.’ Senator Obama has spent his time in office running for President.

25 Responses to “More experience points”

  1. Cactus Jack Says:

    I guess Comrade Obama figures that his do nothing terms in congress and the Illinois state assembly gives him more experience at running the country than Palin’s year and a half as governor of Alaska.

    How anybody can believe that a person who’s run a state is less qualified to run the USA than a congressman who’s only run his mouth is beyond me.

  2. tgirsch Says:

    Senators Obama and Biden have already let the lowest-common-denominator misogynistic attacks fly:

    We send our congratulations to Governor Sarah Palin and her family on her designation as the republican nominee for Vice President. It is yet another encouraging sign that old barriers are falling in our politics. While we obviously have differences over how best to lead this country forward Governor Palin is an admirable person and will add a compelling new voice to this campaign.

    Oh, wait, nevermind…

  3. tgirsch Says:

    Cactus Jack:

    She hasn’t run a state, she’s run Alaska. Fourteen Inuit and a few hundred thousand moose (tasty, by the way) do not a state make.

    *ducks*

  4. Letalis Maximus, Esq. Says:

    Alaska is just as much of a state as Arkansas and millions of Americans thinkg *that* son of a bitch walks on water.

  5. Dan Says:

    tgirsch, that sounds like the Obama school of counting states. If Alaska is not a state, I wonder what the other 8 or so that we are missing are.

  6. Fox Says:

    Dan –

    Any state that doesn’t get him more than 4 electoral votes, obviously. That’s democrat thinking.

  7. JKB Says:

    Well, this life story article that came out during the governor’s race seems to me to be a bit less sparse than the Obama convention video.

    Hell, she was co-captain of her championship high school basketball team. That alone gives her more leadership experience than Obama.

    http://dwb.adn.com/news/politics/story/8334949p-8231037c.html

  8. straightarrow Says:

    Given the sheer size of Alaska and its low population density, it would be much more difficult to run than other states. Wyoming still has the lowest population density of any state in the union, but nowhere near the vast distances between population centers. Services and infrastucture demands in Alaska will prove the mettle of an executive or reveal them to be unsuited for the task.

    A person competent to administer any other state could still be in over his/her head in Alaska. With Palin’s record of success to this point in the toughest laboratory of leadership in the country I find it amazing that some are so dismissive of the talent and character it takes to perform well in that laboratory.

    But hey, there’s no accounting for defective thought processes. It is not a thing to be joked about, unless of course, defective thought processes are actually a learned skill.

  9. DirtCrashr Says:

    Co-captain of her championship high school basketball team. AND with the nickname “Barracuda.”
    Alaska has oil. Illinois has oily politicians – and all Biden has is oily hairplugs.

  10. Jake Says:

    Straightarrow:

    I hadn’t thought of that before, and it’s a very good point. So good that I just had to steal it (with full credit and linkage, of course).

    The Obamassiah simply has no experience to compare.

  11. RAH Says:

    Actually it is her amazing sucess of attacking the old boy network and cronyism. She took on established incumbents and won!
    She got an AG and others arrested for bribery and corruption.

    She had no help from the GOP to get elected. She fought and won on her own merits not her fathers or husbands political connections.

    But governing Alaska is probably easier since the people are so self reliant. Other than being a good administrator and balance the books and her years as mayor helped there. She just needed to maintains schools and roads. Though she did good work on new pipeline to use the natural gas rather than just flaring it off.

    She must be a natural leader and very energetic. Good shooter too.

  12. Cactus Jack Says:

    RAH Says:

    August 29th, 2008 at 10:56 pm
    Actually it is her amazing sucess of attacking the old boy network and cronyism. She took on established incumbents and won!
    She got an AG and others arrested for bribery and corruption.

    She had no help from the GOP to get elected. She fought and won on her own merits not her fathers or husbands political connections.

    But governing Alaska is probably easier since the people are so self reliant. Other than being a good administrator and balance the books and her years as mayor helped there. She just needed to maintains schools and roads. Though she did good work on new pipeline to use the natural gas rather than just flaring it off.

    She must be a natural leader and very energetic. Good shooter too.

    There it is! A helluva lot to respect and admire about that lady.

  13. illinois voter Says:

    Name one time the great Democrat from Illinois (Obama) fought political corruption in the Chicago area. He’s nothing but an empty suit……

  14. Smacklug Says:

    Yeah fuck that nigger

    She ran Wasilla’s finances into the ground, how the fuck do you think she would make a good president?
    WELLL DURRR SHE’S HOT AND LIKES GUNS

  15. Smacklug Says:

    Honestly, this is just a cynical choice to try to secure the base, and you’re falling right into their strategy.

  16. SayUncle Says:

    Honestly, this is just a cynical choice to try to secure the base, and you’re falling right into their strategy.

    I know. An actual executive with executive experience and a record of success in a package that represents what Republicans tell us they stand for. I mean, it’s not HopeChange ™ but it’s something!!!

  17. Smacklug Says:

    She ran ALASKA, for fuck’s sake. For less than two years. How the fuck does that count as experience?

  18. SayUncle Says:

    yeah, it’s not a state or anything. what’s barry ran? for office? That’s about it.

    I know she’s short in the HopeChange ™ department, though, being a bitter clinger!

  19. Smacklug Says:

    Yes, it’s cool that we’d have someone who’s actually pro-gun as VP, but that doesn’t erase the fact that this is just a ploy to attract Hillary supporters and mobilize the base.
    Palin:
    *creationist ( http://scienceblogs.com/afarensis/2006/10/27/intelligent_design_and_the_ala/index.php)

    *didn’t really oppose the bridge to nowhere ( http://blogs.tnr.com/tnr/blogs/the_plank/archive/2008/08/29/did-palin-really-fight-the-bridge-to-nowhere.aspx)

    *obviously, troopergate

  20. Smacklug Says:

    Yes, I’m not thrilled about the fact that Obama and Biden are both anti-gun, but guess what? With the way congress is right now, and the current popular view of gun rights, they won’t have much of a chance to get any real legislation through on that issue.

    I’d say it’s worth it to not have another 4 years of Bush lite.

  21. SayUncle Says:

    Not a creationist that I’ve seen, but more like hands off on the educational bit that gets those creationists into so much trouble.

    And i never really mentioned the bridge. She did take on corrupt politicians from her own party in her state without party support. And won.

  22. SayUncle Says:

    Yes, I’m not thrilled about the fact that Obama and Biden are both anti-gun, but guess what? With the way congress is right now, and the current popular view of gun rights, they won’t have much of a chance to get any real legislation through on that issue.

    They’ll try. And they’ll start with an AWB. And it’s not just the gun issue, they’re bad damn near everything we free market, libertarian sorts like.

  23. Smacklug Says:

    Your quote in the post included the “bridge to nowhere” as a point, but it wasn’t like she saw it as a waste of taxpayer’s money, she basically only stopped it because Congress wouldn’t fund it and she didn’t want to have the state spend money on it.
    The problem is that they’re defining it as some “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” type thing, and it’s not.

    As for her creationist views, I guess I could tolerate that part, but really, someone who turns their back that far on scientific knowledge shouldn’t be trusted to understand and deal with the technological issue we have today.

  24. SayUncle Says:

    The problem is that they’re defining it as some “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” type thing, and it’s not.

    From an Obama supporter, that is some funny fucking shit right there.

  25. W. van Ginklel Says:

    It was a stroke of genius by McCain to ask her to join him as VP.