Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Experience - a Comparison

From my friend Jeff:

McCain says that Obama isn't "experienced". Most others say that Palin isn't experienced. Let's look at a timeline and compare and contrast, shall we?
• Obama a backbencher on high school basketball team that wins state championship
• Palin captain on high school basketball team that wins state championship
• Obama graduates from Columbia University. Works for a business research company, then becomes community organizer in poor section of Chicago.
• Palin wins "Miss Wasilla" pageant and places second in statewide beauty contest.
• Palin graduates from University of Idaho, works in television sports and family fishing business.
• Obama enters Harvard Law School.
• Obama becomes first black editor of prestigious Harvard Law Review.
• Obama runs Project Vote!, which registers 150,000 new voters in Chicago, then begins teaching law at University of Chicago.
• Palin wins city council seat in Wasilla, an Alaska town of about 5,500.
• Obama joins law firm specializing in civil rights cases.
• Obama publishes "Dreams from My Father," a well-reviewed memoir about growing up in America with an absent African father.
• Obama elected a state senator.
• Palin elected mayor of Wasilla.
• Obama defeated in effort to unseat U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush.
• Obama speaks out against invading Iraq.
• Palin loses Republican primary for Alaska lieutenant governor
• In biggest year of his legislative career, Obama passes legislation requiring police to record interrogations in murder cases, collect data on race of drivers they pull over.
• Palin appointed to Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.
• Obama delivers keynote address at Democratic convention, elected to U.S. Senate.
• Palin investigates conduct of a commission member, who ultimately resigns. She later files ethics complaint against state's Republican attorney general, who also resigns.
• Obama publishes "The Audacity of Hope," a book detailing his views on national affairs.
• Palin elected first female governor of Alaska.
• Obama launches presidential campaign.
• Palin overhauls state ethics laws, pushes to build a natural gas pipeline despite opposition from oil industry.
• Obama wins marathon Democratic primary against Hillary Rodham Clinton and raises record amounts of money
• Alaska legislators probe whether Palin improperly pressured officials to fire her sister's ex-husband, a state trooper.
Governor Palin TRULY is the loser in the compare and contrast and Fox Noise and the Rep Party's claims that she is more experienced than Obama.

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