Sarah Palin refused to play the victim card last night, but Barack Obama did so today, whining about Governor Palin's jabs at his job as community organizer, professing not to understand why she used it for a joke or why she ignored his other jobs: "They’re talking about the three years of work that I did right out of college, as if I’m making the leap from 2 or 3 years out of college into the presidency."
Well, Senator Obama, do you suppose the joke was on you because when she was nominated, you chose to refer to her past job as mayor and act as though she were jumping into the Presidency without having been elected Governor?
He tried to compare her role as Mayor with his role as a campaigner. (The notion that merely campaigning for President is a qualification is bizarre in and of itself.)
Honestly. Either he's clueless, or he believes the American people are. Or both.
Even today Senator Biden was trying to play down Palin's resume, referring to her as "Lieutenant Governor."
...Moving on, compare and contrast: The day Senator Obama gave his acceptance speech, Senator McCain issued a congratulatory TV ad.
On the day Senator McCain gives his acceptance speech, Senator Obama tries to steal the limelight with an interview with Bill O'Reilly, not to mention by giving his whining press conference.
...And when you see the stats comparing Palin's TV audience with Obama's, remember that she did it with only 6 networks, compared to Obama's 10.
...And despite teleprompter problems, Governor Palin's speech was devoid of the "ums" and "uhs" which characterize Senator Obama's manner of speaking when he doesn't have the crutch of the teleprompter. Palin's legend grows.
Update: Michael Barone was interviewed by Ed Morrissey today. He doesn't think much of the Democrats' whining responses.
Barone was extremely impressed by Governor Palin. He thinks she may have a GOTV impact to rival Senator Obama.