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August 29, 2008

Hmmm... So Palin, Before She Was Governor, Was Mayor of a Town With a Population of a Mere 9000?

That's the attack from Obama (attack, attack, attack, without even a welcome for their opponent).

Barack Obama's campaign is blasting John McCain for putting "the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency."

Just curious: Before Obama was a junior senator for sixteen months before he decided he knew enough to be President, he was a state legislator.

How many people did he represent? What was the size of his district? 15,000? 20,000? Is this the hill he wants to die on?

And note, once again, that Palin's experience was as the executive of that small town, the leader, the top dog, the decider, the chief law enforcement officer, whereas Obama was... a backbenching nobody in a body of hundreds, none of whom had ultimate responsibility for anything they did.

She governed that town; Obama merely represented his district in committee.

Oh, and he was corrupt. She wasn't.

I do admit he has more experience dealing with terrorists first hand... but we don't need to talk about William Ayers and his Manson-enthusiast wife Bernadette Dohrn right now.


Obama and Palin are the Exact Same Age: 44.

Oddly enough, Barack Obama has enough experience at this age to be President, but the woman -- or "sweetie," as I call her -- doesn't have enough seasoning to be Vice President.

Monty--

The clearest evidence that choosing Palin as the VP was a good move can be seen in the panic with which the Democrats are responding to it. Any "lack of experience" attacks at Palin will surely reflect badly on Obama, but personal attacks on Palin herself are almost certain to backfire. Obama is a loyal servant of the Chicago Democrat machine; Palin bucked her own party in several cases (a trait that probably endeared her to Maverick). Palin strikes me as the kind of woman that other women would like: pretty, but not too; smart, but not too; and safely married with kids so she's not a rival. Palin's husband seems like the kind of two-fisted guy that makes liberal men feel inadequate...plus he's an Eskimo, for godssake, which should make the identity-politics and victim-group liberals' heads explode.

It's a good choice...maybe the best choice given who McCain is running against. Still, it's far from a slam-dunk -- I still think this election is Obama's to lose. It'll be interesting to see how much spark Palin puts back into the dispirited GOP ranks. I may actually tune in to the convention and see if the enthusiasm level is up.


Corrections Galore! I'm told that Obama is 47, not 44, and Illinois State Senate districts are 200,000 or so strong.

So while my facts may be off, my conclusions still stand, obviously. If anything, my conclusions are stronger now.


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