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RE: The election is basically over.


RE: The election is basically over.
by Mike the Usurper at 8:29 pm EDT, Sep 3, 2008

flynn23 wrote:
I can't get there with you. She is governor of a state, arguably the closest thing to being a Chief Executive of a large governmental organization. Previous to that she was a mayor. In both cases, she's had to lead bi-partisan operations over a very large set of govermental services. Compare this to Obama's Senate tenure, of which he's spent most of that time campaigning, and I'd lean way more towards her experience being more relevant and depthful.

I totally GET why she was picked, and that says a lot more about McCain's decision making than anything about her experience for the job, but comparing her to Obama strictly on the level of experience and she wins.

Sorry, but none of this is even remotely accurate. First, we're talking about Alaska. We're not talking about the average state which is split 50/50 or 55/45 or whatever, it's ALASKA where if your voter card doesn't say Republican, your driver's license doesn't say Alaska. So put that "bi-partisan song" and dance right next to the bag you carried home after walking the dog.

Comparing the two of them on an experience level is also a joke. Mayor of a town of 7-10,000 versus Illinois State Senate? No, that's a zero. Assistant Professor at U Chicago versus head of the PTA? Forget it. Four years in the US Senate versus 2 years as Alaska Governor? You're starting to get somewhere with that one, but comparing her support of Ted "The Tubes" Stevens to his work on trying to secure loose nuclear material (that one with Sam Brownback, now THAT'S bi-partisan) and I'm still going to say no, but you're getting closer on that one.

Now if you want to talk about the fact that McCain didn't spend as much time picking a running mate as Target spends picking an assistant manager, that might be accurate. But qualified? Forget it.

RE: The election is basically over.

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