Palin gave a great speech. What’s really funny is that it’s chock full of “I did this and I did this and I did this,” which is appropriate, not boastful, considering that she’s trying to explaining to her potential future employers — the American people — why she should be hired for the job. In this, it stands in stark contrast to Obama’s speech last night, which made almost no reference whatsoever to his record, but simply attacked McCain and restated platform positions.
All things considered, you have to wonder about the Obama campaign’s idiotic knee jerk attack on Palin’s lack of experience:
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s campaign on Friday blasted his Republican rival’s choice of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as a running-mate, highlighting her “zero” foreign policy experience.
“Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency,” Obama spokesman Bill Burton said in a statement.
Uh, so it’s better to put in the presidency itself, never mind the heartbeats, a man with almost zero foreign policy experience? Explain to me the logic there.
UPDATED: And the McCain camp comes back with the perfect rebuttal:
It is pretty audacious for the Obama campaign to say that Governor Palin is not qualified to be Vice President. She has a record of accomplishment that Senator Obama simply cannot match. Governor Palin has spent her time in office shaking up government in Alaska and actually achieving results — whether it’s taking on corruption, passing ethics reform or stopping wasteful spending and the ‘bridge to nowhere.’ Senator Obama has spent his time in office running for president.