Saturday, August 30, 2008

Side by Side Comparison of Obama & Palin's Experience

Liberals, the media, and even some squishy conservatives (NRO's David Frum among them) are putting forward the notion that Governor Sarah Palin lacks the experience to serve as Vice President.

The reality is that not only does Governor Palin have a more impressive career than Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton -- who rode into office on her husband's coattails and had served a single term in the Senate when she began running for President -- Palin has more relevant career experience than Senator Barack Obama, who is at the top of the Democratic ticket! In particular, Palin has years of executive experience that Obama and Clinton both lack on their resumes.

I was particularly appalled by Mort Kondracke on Fox News Channel Friday, who suggested that Barack Obama's "experience" campaigning for President is more significant than Palin's actual career experience. Kondracke's statement was, as Bill Kristol noted in response, a perfect example of inside-the-Beltway thinking.

RedState has put together a side by side of Palin and Obama's resumes, and it's quite eye opening. (Click title of this post to read it.)

In fact, I think the comparison needs to include a mention of Palin's service on the Ethics Commission of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission with her career history, instead of just mentioning it further down the list...

And at this time when energy is a critical issue, who knows more about oil and energy issues, the governor of Alaska -- who not only constantly deals with oil issues as governor, but whose husband has "real world" experience working in oil production -- or Barack "inflate your tires" Obama?

I loved this post by Mark Steyn: "Next to her resume, a guy who's done nothing but serve in the phony-baloney job of 'community organizer' and write multiple autobiographies looks like just another creepily self-absorbed lifelong member of the full-time political class that infests every advanced democracy."

More rebuttals of the "lack of experience" theme by Mark Levin and Ed Morrissey.


Blogger Armand Vaquer said...

I thought Kondrake's comments on Gov. Palin were completely off-base.

Great write-up!

Check out mine:

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