It's no secret to all here (even those strong supporters of McCain) that Palin is less experienced than Obama; its no secret to everybody here that
McCain just completely flip-flopped over what was his main argument of his campaign. It's no surprise that Republicans are trying to cover this fact
and why so typical? Hypocrisy is something Republicans are good at covering up, they are good at sending in "raids" to promote their candidate and
it is evident right now.
Many Right-wingers here may argue that any criticism of Palins experience is hypocritical to Obama's time in office, however what these members fail
to understand is that the argument from Liberals and some independents was never really as to who had the most experience, the argument is against
McCain’s hypocrisy over his "experience" talk.
So, in all fairness, why is Palin less experienced than Obama? Why was this move so hypocritical of McCain?
First let’s compare the two candidates:
-Illinois Senate (State legislator) 1997 to 2004
-United States Senator 2005 to present
-Taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School even during his political career (since 1992, 12years).
-Business International Corporation (2years)
New York Public Interest Research (2years)
-Occidental College for two years.
-Columbia University in New York City, majored in political science.
-Harvard Law School, graduated with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) magna cum laude.
Governor of Alaska (roughly two years)
-Wasilla council (1992-1996)
-Mayor of Wasilla from 1996 to 2002 (population 6000)
(She failed to win any state position between 2002-2006)
-Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commissioner (left after one year due to the companies corruption, she reported the corrupt)
-Hawaii Pacific College majoring in business administration but then transferred to University of Idaho, Bachelor degree in
So, according to the above, it is evident that Obama is more experienced (if that was the argument). Where do the right-wingers claim Palin is more
experienced than Obama? Well they have been vague as to where exactly Palin is more experienced but to list down the arguements, Palin is apparently
has "executive experience". So what is "executive experience? The last few presidents with this prior experience could be an example enough:
-Lyndon Johnson-Vice President of the United States
-Richard Nixon-Vice President of the United States
-Gerald Ford-Vice President of the United States (in by RN resignation)
-Jimmy Carter-Governor of Georgia
-Ronald Reagan-Governor of California & President of the Screen Actors
-George H. W. Bush-Vice President of the United States & Director of -Central Intelligence
-Bill Clinton-Attorney General of Arkansas, Governor of Arkansas
(one term or
According to the list of former presidents executive experience all Palin has is her current governorship of Alaska, and even at that she has only
been governor for less than half a term, hardly what anybody would call "executive".
What other case is been made by right-wingers as to whether Palin is more experienced? Well let’s take Rush Limbaugh for example:
Yes, he was making the case of why Palin is supposedly more experience, but hold on, if you read through his little transcript here he fails to
highlight any reasons as to why Palin is more experienced, all his done here is smear the democratic nominee. So Rush Limbaugh cant see, to say why
Palin is more experienced, lets move on...
Well this site fails to highlight any "executive experience" again, the only explanation here is that she chooses good foreign advisors?! Is this
all they have??
Lets check out these guys:
Nope, still no explanation on Palins so-called advanced "executive experience" over Obama, just more liberal bashing....
....Oh wait hold I found something! Finally! Somebody who can tell us right now why Mrs. Palin had more experience!
"...In nineteen months as governor, she certainly has had more practical experience in diplomacy than Biden or Obama have ever seen. She runs
the only American state bordered only by two foreign countries, one of which has increasingly grown hostile to the US again, Russia." (The Jawa
Report drives the point home.) Sneering liberals, please remember: if you criticize Palin on the grounds that her experience is limited to Wasilla,
you are personally insulting the entirety of small town America.
Yes and this here is echoed by McCain’s stepford wife, Cindy:
So Palin is more experienced simple because her state neighbors Russia and to question her experience is to question small town America? So there we
have it folks, this guys excuse for why Palin is more experienced.
Now lets hear from John himself as to why Palin is more experienced and why he isnt a hypocrite:
She’s been in elected office long than Obama? So you’re saying her time on the time council and as mayor of a town with barely 6000 people is
, no im sorry, she only seriously began her political career in 2006 John.
So she’s balanced budgets and she’s on the PTA? This makes here more experienced, this still justifies you experience argument towards Obama
She’s more experienced because Alaska is the largest state?!
From John McCain:
"When Sarah Palin was in government; Barack Obama was a community organizer."
That’s a lie John and you and your supporters know this:
Its obvious that McCain and his hypocrisy express has done it again, and his supporters are having to cover his ass, again. And let me just say one
more thing here.... McCain only met her once before he made his decision.
[edit on 2-9-2008 by southern_Guardian]