More Palin vs. Obama

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If this doesn’t prove Team Obama is scared, look at this: the comparison of Obama as presidential candidate versus the former job of the VeeP candidate. That’s right, the latest great move by the Obama camp is to ignore her current job and try and make his current job sound important:

COOPER: And, Senator Obama, my final question — your — some of your Republican critics have said you don’t have the experience to handle a situation like this. They in fact have said that Governor Palin has more executive experience, as mayor of a small town and as governor of a big state of Alaska. What’s your response?
OBAMA: Well, you know, my understanding is, is that Governor Palin’s town of Wasilla has, I think, 50 employees. We have got 2,500 in this campaign. I think their budget is maybe $12 million a year. You know, we have a budget of about three times that just for the month.
So, I think that our ability to manage large systems and to execute, I think, has been made clear over the last couple of years. And, certainly, in terms of the legislation that I passed just dealing with this issue post-Katrina of how we handle emergency management, the fact that many of my recommendations were adopted and are being put in place as we speak, I think, indicates the degree to which we can provide the kinds of support and good service that the American people expect.

Uh, she’s the Governor of Alaska. With a multi–billion dollar budget and tanks and helicopters and stuff. In a non–contiguous state less than an hour away from Russia, not one of our best buddies in the world.
And, again, she isn’t running for the presidency. John McCain is. It’s just amazing to see the comparisons of two people who are should be incomparable.
[Via Ed, from whom all stories flow]

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  1. alli says:

    Obama thinks campaigning to be president counts as being an executive?
    Pfft.

  2. Old, , Old Guy says:

    I think the term is flailing. Kinda like a boxer, clearly beaten, with only the hope of a knock out from a wild swing. Of course then there are the judges … remember the judges.

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