Urbin Report

Sunday, August 31, 2008

About that experience thing...

As I pointed out, it is extreme hypocrisy for democrats who support Barak H. Obama for President and Leader of the Free World, to claim that Gov. Sarah Palin lacks the experience to be Vice-President.

Red State has a good comparison of their experience.
Here are some highlights:

Previous Public Jobs
Gov Palin:

Mayor of Wasilla, AK (1996-2002); President of Alaska Conference of Mayors;

City Council member (1992-1996)


Barak Obama

State Senator (1997-2004);

Community Organizer

Executive Experience
Gov. Palin

Governor for 2 years;

Mayor for 10 years

Barak Obama

None

Foreign Relations experience
Gov. Palin

Governor of state that borders two foreign countries (Canada and Russia)

Barak Obama

Chaired Senate subcommittee on Europe but never called it into session;

once gave a speech to 200,000 screaming Germans


Theme:
Gov. Palin

Change and Clean Government

Barak Obama

Hope and Change;

"Bringing Change from Outside Washington"

What they've done to live that theme:
Gov. Palin

Replaced entire Board of Agriculture and Conservation because of conflict of interest;

Resigned from position of Ethics Commissioner of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in order to expose corruption among members of own party

Barak Obama
Selected 36-year incumbent Senator as running mate



There is much more, go read the whole thing.

On a lighter note, The Daily Show has an Obama bio video.