Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Losing Argument

I guess this is what passes for Obama's enlightened era of "new politics"- Anderson Cooper asks Barack a simple question:

AC: Some Republican critics say, you don’t have the experience to handle a situation like this [Hurricane Gustav]. They’ve in fact said that Governor Palin has more executive experience as mayor of a small town and as governor of a big state like Alaska. What’s your response?

BO: Well, you know, my understanding is that, uh, Governor Palin’s town of Wasilly [sic] has, uh, 50 employees, uh, uh, we’ve got 2500, uh, in this campaign. I think their budget is maybe $12 million a year. Uh, uh, we have a budget of about three times that just for the month. Uh, so I think that, uh, our ability to manage large systems, uh, and to, uh, execute, uh, I think has been made clear over the last couple of years. Uh, and certainly, in terms of, uh, the legislation that I’ve passed just dealing with this issue post-Katrina, uh, of how we handle emergency management. The fact that, uh, many of my recommendations were adopted and are being put in place, uh, as we speak indicates to extent to which we can provide the kinds of support and good service that the American people expect.

Funny how painful it is to read Obama's eloquent speech, isn't it?

Anyway, note how Obama equates running a campaign with executive experience- a political campaign is just like the most powerful nation on Earth. Right? Wonder how his campaign manager- the man actually in charge of those staff and that budget- feels about Obama stealing co-opting his experience?

In short, by Obama's own terms Palin is significantly more experienced than he is. Read the link for more. If you can stand the uhs then watch the exchange here-

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