Tom Z
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Tom Z asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 1 decade ago

How does this work anyway?

Obama's experience doesn't matter, but Palin's does, evidently. And it seems that inexperience whilst president doesn't matter near as much as experience while able to become president. How does it make sense?

Update:

A whole lotta family members? How does that have anything to do with the question?

Update 2:

Okay then captain curser.

People said Obama's inexperience didn't matter at the start. Right?

Now those same people are saying that Palin's inexperience matters. With me?

However, Obama's running for President, and Palin for Vice President, so I think that Obama's experience is more important. Still with me?

I want to know why some people-not all people-some people-seem to think Palin's experience matters more than Obama's. That help?

Update 3:

Okay...let me get this straight. It's fair for you to criticize Palin, but not for us to criticize Obama. RIIIIIIIIIGHT.

Guy below her: Wow...that was impressive and did answer the question, even if I disagree, but one thing. Sponsoring a bill, and getting it done are two different things.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    PRE-POLITICAL EDUCATION:

    Palin: University of Idaho. B.A. in Journalism

    Obama: Occidental College,Columbia University,Harvard Law School- B.A. in political science and international relations. Professional Doctorate (J.D. or Juris Doctor) magnacum laude from Harvard.

    PRE-POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:

    Palin: Winner of the 1984 Miss Wasilla beauty contest, 2nd in the Miss Alaska pageant. Won "Miss Congeniality" award for playing flute. Breifly a sports reporter for KTUU-TV in Anchorage. Also helped her husbands commercial fishing business.

    Obama: 4 years at New York Public Interest Research Group, a non partisian political organization. 3 years as a community organizer on the south side of chicago. Editor of Harvard Law Review, later elected President of Harvard Law review. Director of Illinois Project Vote. Teacher of constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School for twelve years. Associate and counsel of Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, a 12-attorney law firm for 11 years. Founding member of the board of directors Public Allies. Served on the board of directors of the Woods Fund of Chicago. Served on the board of directors of The Joyce Foundation. Served on the board of directors of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge for 7 years. Served on the board of directors of the Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the Center for Neighborhood Technology, and the Lugenia Burns Hope Center

    POLITICAL CAREER:

    Palin: 1992-1996- Served 2 terms on city council then 2 terms as Mayor of Wasilla Alaska- population 6700 people.

    Obama: 4 years as an illinois senator- population 12,852,548 people. Chairman of the Illinois Senate's Health and Human Services Committee.

    Palin: 1 year as Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commissioner. Then moved on to serve almost 2 years as governer of Alaska- population 683,478. One of three directors of "Ted Stevens Excellence in Public Service Inc". Lifelong NRA member.

    Obama: An additonal 4 years as a U.S. Senator. Senate Committees for Foreign Relations, Environment and Public Works and Veterans' Affairs. Chairman of the Senate's subcommittee on European Affairs. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and more.

    MAJOR POLITICAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

    Palin: In 2007, pressured lawmakers to get the Alaska Gasoline Inducement Act passed to build a natural gas pipeline to deliver 35 trillion feet of North Slope natural gas to market. ....Alaska's first woman governor.....

    Obama: Sponsored over 800 bills to reform healthcare, ethics in washington, veterans benefits and more. Passed a bill that expanded healthcare to over 100,000 people in Illinois.. Passed a bill that set up community health centers to serve underserved populations. Passed a bill that provided the earned income tax credit to thousands of Illinois families. Passed a bill reforming the death penalty that had sent innocent people to death row. Passed a major ethics reform bill that banned excessive gifts from lobbysts. Co-sponsored a bill to mandate regualr inspections of Veterans hospitals like Walter Reid.

    http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=...

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obam...

    http://barackobama.com/issues

    http://obama.senate.gov/committees/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Palin

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska

    http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2007/0...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Danny Boy hit the nail right on the head. Sarah Palin is the change and hope America has been waiting for.

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  • 1 decade ago

    As far as I'm concerned, I would pick Sarah Palin as president of the United States of America over any of the candidates who have run this year,

    whether for president or vice president

    regardlessless of party,

    regardless of race,

    regardless of sex,

    regardless of military experience,

    regardless of their time in office, and

    regardless of sexual preference.

    To me, she is the embodiment of what a candidate should be.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Apparently you haven't been paying attention my dear.

    The main question being asked was why it was not important that Palin has no experience when the republican party had been preaching on the fact they think Obama has no experience.

    Turn about is fair play.

    OBAMA IN 08 !!!!!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Your VP selection has a whole lotta family matters.. Sorry but- obviously McCains judgement is a miss

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  • 1 decade ago

    Dude I support Obama but I haven't the foggiest clue as to what in the F%$##@@@CK you are talking about. Take a class in English and comeback here

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  • EZMZ
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    you might want to rephrase that question.

    Are you talking about the senator from Illinois that voted "present"?

    ----not sure how that works out so well for experience.

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