Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Straight Talking

A great video of Newt Gingrich from NewsBusters where he is asked about Palin and a resume that is "not something we're familiar seeing with presidential candidates".

To his great credit, Gingrich doesn't let that stand-

Here's the transcript-

It's stronger than Barack Obama's. I don't know why you guys walk around saying this baloney. She has a stronger resume than Obama. She's been a real mayor, he hasn't. She has been a real governor, he hasn't. She's been in charge of the Alaskan National Guard, he hasn't. She was a whistleblower who defeated an incumbent mayor. He has never once shown that kind of courage. She's a whistleblower who turned in the chairman of her own party and got him fined $12,000. I've never seen Obama do one thing like that. She took on the incumbent governor of her own party and beat him, and then she beat a former Democratic governor in the general election. I don't know of a single thing Obama's done except talk and write.

Especially telling is when he confronts the reporter to name one thing Obama's done. Unsurprisingly, he declines.

Given the constant, scurrilous attacks on Palin from the in-the-tank press, Republicans need to get this message on Palin out there as much as possible. As far as I can see the only response Democrats have is that Obama was in Washington for 143 days before he decided he was qualified enough to be President. What, exactly, did he learn or do in those days which trump Palin's resume? What foreign policy experience did he have then which beats her executive experience?


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