August 29, 2008
Experience : Palin vs. Obama/Biden
One of the lefties' lines of attack against Sarah Palin is that she's just not experienced enough to be a "heartbeat from the Presidency."
Here's the facts:
Sarah Palin began serving in political office in 1992. Barack Obama began serving in 1997. (For the benefit of our resident hippie trolls, I'll do the math for you: Palin's been in public office FIVE years longer than the Messiah.) Joe Biden has been in the U.S. Senate forever. So, in terms of total years of public service, the three stack up as follows:
1. BidenIn terms of executive experience, there's not even a contest. Sarah Palin first served in an executive capacity in 1997, and took over her first state-level executive branch position in 2003. From what I can determine, Barack Obama has never served in an executive capacity at any level, and Joe Biden has never served in an executive capacity at any level. So, in terms of executive experience, the three stack up as follows:
2. Biden and Obama (tied, with zero each.)