Sunday, August 31, 2008

The question of Palin's Experience

First off, I hope you all had a wonderful summer. I had a rather busy one, which is why this never got updated. A lot has happened, though, even just in the last week or so. We've got our presidential nominations, they have both chosen a Vice President, and one party has already had their convention. So, its high time this blog gets cranking again on a regular basis as I hope to help this country avoid the pending catastrophe I call 'Obamination'. ;)

A couple days ago, John McCain picked his running mate, Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska. Now, she is pretty unknown to most people, since she is in Alasaka! In a nut shell, she is the perfect VP pick for McCain to get those conservatives who were rather 'iffy' about McCain to support him strongly. She is fiscally conservative, strongly anti-abortion (she recently gave birth to a son with Downs Syndrome, even though many told her to murder this child...yes abortion is murder.), pro-Second Amendment, and a very strong individual who tells things like it is.

With such a solid running mate, what are the Democrats and liberals to do??? Palin has but one area they have decided to attack: her experience. Just today, in the Dining Hall, I heard a lady exploding about she has no experience. Here is a run down of her political career:
  • City Council Member, Wasilla, Alaska: 1992-1996
  • Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska: 1996-2002
  • Chairperson of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission: 2003-2004
  • Governor of Alaska: 2006-Present
Not a super long career, but it spans 14 years. Apparently, however, 14 years isn't long enough for people like that lady. Now, the way that lady worded her comment showed me quickly she read 1 article, formed her opinion based on that 1 article, and quickly adapted 1 thing she read in that article and made it her entire article. This is the single quote she is using for her strong anti-Palin beliefs:
"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 Democrat Barack Obama.
A very interesting quote. It is certainly true, that she was a mayor and had little foreign policy experience. However, it seems a bit....hypocritical, not to mention downright, well...stupid. Shall we take a look at Adrianne Marsh and the Dining Hall lady's candidate's political career?
  • Member of the Illinois Senate, 13th District: 1997-2004
  • Illinois Junior Senator: 2005-present
Eleven Years. Only the last 3 have been in big government. His foreign policy experience, zero! He hasn't even held an administrative position...he has been a junior senator. Palin, on the other hand, has run an entire an 80% approval rating at that! How can the Democrats complain about putting a candidate up for vice-president who has no experience when at the same time, their presidential candidate is in the same boat?

Now, if you are a democrat, I already can guess as to your response. "Obama has been in the Federal government, in Washington! Palin hasn't!" Again, Obama has been a junior senator, where as Palin has run an entire state. Tell me, 12 months ago did you know who Obama was? Was he in the news for his work in the Senate? I tend to think I follow politics closely, and I hadn't ever heard of him until the Primaries occured. Fact of the matter is, Obama has no experience at much of anything! And the Democrats want that for President?

I am really curious, and so I ask any Obama-Bidden supports who read this. Leave me a comment and tell my why you support them. What is it that he is saying he will do that you like so much? I printed out his 60+page 'Plan for Change' and looked at some of it...I just don't see what he is running on. He says 'Oh, I will change this, and I will change that. We need to get away from the same-old same old." But I ask, where does he say how he will change thigns? I don't see it anywhere. So....I want to see your comments. Why Obama?????