Obama And Palin, A Contrast

It's been less than 24 hours since John McCain made the announcement about making Alaska Governor Sarah Palin his running mate and Obama's Democratic Machine is already sharpening their knives in preparation to flay her alive.

I found it interesting that Obama's campaign spokesman Bill Burton tried to play the “inexperienced and too young” card.

“Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency. Governor Palin shares John McCain’s commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade, the agenda of Big Oil and continuing George Bush’s failed economic policies — that’s not the change we need, it’s just more of the same.”

Oh? And Obama is experienced in foreign policy? Hmm. If I recall my geography correctly, Alaska borders two foreign nations, Canada and Russia. I would guess she's had to deal with at least one of them, if not both. That's far more foreign policy experience than Obama's ever had, his overseas junket earlier in the year not withstanding.

Sarah Palin has been the chief executive of both a town and a state. How many towns or states has Obama led? Let's see....how about none. She's the Commander-In-Chief of the Alaska National Guard. Obama has absolutely no experience commanding anything.

On her economic outlook, I'd say it's nothing like George Bush's. She is a true fiscal conservative, and her record as the mayor of Wasilla shows she's always been that way. Her record as governor shows likewise.

When it comes to Big Oil, she is not a friend of the oil companies. All one needs to do is look how she's gone after them for their undue influence in Alaskan politics. That doesn't look like someone in the pocket of “Big Oil” to me.

She's fought against the Alaskan political machines, both Democratic and Republican, cleaning out corruption wherever she could find it. Obama is a product of the corrupt Chicago Democratic political machine.

But the most interesting thing I find about the whole thing is that Obama's campaign is focusing attention on the GOP Vice Presidential nominee, comparing her to their own Presidential nominee. What's wrong with this picture?

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