Could you put ANY more spin on that??
"Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency," Adrianne Marsh, a spokeswoman for Obama, said in a written statement.
Yeah, because being governor of the largest and second-most isolated state in the Union gets you nothing. Low population, you say? I would respond that the execution of services for such a vast state gives one very little in the way of benefit from its lack of population density.
Furthermore, exactly what is the executive record of the Obama / Biden ticket? Well, it would appear that Obama has the lion's share of experience as the executive of anything:
- three years as director of Developing Communities Project, a "a church-based community organization" with a staff of a whopping 13 and a maximum budget of $400k. (That wouldn't run most towns of 9,ooo people for more than 6 months.)
- Editor of the Harvard Law Review, based on grades and a writing contest.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Palin is the governor of a state that is not only larger in size than Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, and the United Kingdom combined, but has a population of 683,478, and total revenues of $12.3 Billion in 2007.
Oh, and that town that Mrs. Palin was mayor of for two terms? It was proposed to become the state capital in 1994, a move which only lost in a 1 : .83 ratio. (96,398 for, 116,277 against.) That would tend to indicate that her little hamlet was of more importance than one might think.
To quote my pal LabRat: "...While Obama technically has more experience in government, he has zero executive experience, whereas even a small-town mayor has to make more decisions and be surer of them than someone who can vote “present” and take off for lunch." I submit that Palin has more executive experience in government than Barry O, and that a Boy Scout patrol leader has more executive experience than Joe Biden.
A heartbeat away? I'm okay with that. WAY more so than I would be, with Joseph Biden waiting in the wings.
And Ms. Adrianne Marsh, please keep in mind that that "former" stuff works both ways, m'kay? Because if we play it that way, you're shilling for a former editor of a school newspaper who worked as paid director for a very small charity agency.