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August 29, 2008

Double-Standard in the MSM? Nah

"I would add that Obama does not need to be arguing how important experience is. Let me also add that when Tim Kaine, who has exactly the same experience as Palin, was treated by the Media and the Dems as a serious and acceptable potential pick, it opens up charges of a double standard."

Who's that from? Instapundit? Some other Obama-skeptic? Nah -- he linked it, but it's from TalkLeft.

More from Instapundit: A big round up. Here's a good snap from McCain:

This rather churlish response from the Obama campaign won't help them -- dissing small towns doesn't fit well after Biden's "nobody is better than anybody" talk. [LATER: McCain response: "I'd think the Obama people would have learned by now not to belittle the experience of women."

I stand by my previous statement: Obama was not the mayor of a big city. He wasn't the mayor, or governor, of anything. Though he's from a big city, he actually just represented a part of it. And the key word is "represented." He didn't lead; he sat in committee and cogitated and voted (well, he mostly voted present, but whatever). And of course he dished pork to his donors and corrupt friends.

Obama does a lot of resume padding. But he seems to be implying, without saying, that he actually had some executive experience governing big-city Chicago.

He didn't. His district was bigger than Palin's town, but Palin, unlike Obama, actually governed. She ran it. She made decisions. She couldn't just vote "present" on difficult issues like Obama could (and did, and did, and did and did and did).

Oh-- and since then, she's been a governor. A governor of a state which borders on two countries: Canada, our biggest trading partner, and Russia, our biggest, um, "rival."

(And yeah: They do border. There's that island where the border runs along the middle.)

Obama, meanwhile, can brag that he helped bring about trade agreements and quell border-disputes between the South Side and Lakefront.

Well, Her or Tina Fey: Bart--

You know who Gov Palin reminds me of?

Chief Marge Gunderson from the movie Fargo. Pregnant but still chuggin' along in her important mostly-male-occupied profession, and Palin sounds a lot like a Yooper.

Correctionmania! Boy am I getting crap wrong today.

Alaska and Russia have no split island as I asserted. However, in the winter, the ice freezes between them and you can walk from one to the other.

Thanks to Alice H and others.

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