The very notion of leaving an elected office occupied for barely two years... I refer, of course, to Barack Obama.
Dallas Morning News - Mark Davis: Palin's new pressure and potential payoff
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Talk about nerve. The very notion of leaving an elected office occupied for barely two years. Even if it is to run for president, that makes it even more peculiar in view of the candidate's lightweight résumé of political experience.
I refer, of course, to Barack Obama.
Cheap stunt, but it makes my point. Sarah Palin's electoral track record, of course, is far longer than that of Obama, who overcame his meager credentials, and longer even than that of George W. Bush when he ran for president.
Granted, the departing Alaska governor's early political career is defined within the walls of a small-town city hall, but is that somehow less valid than years spent as baseball team co-owner or a community organizer?
The 2008 election redefined experience. As such, it is comical to read the sneering attacks launched toward Palin by hateful columnists who exalted Obama's decision to chuck his elected office and reach for the White House brass ring.
One difference is that Obama did it on the public dime, while still technically a U.S. senator. Palin at least has the decency to pursue her "higher calling" without the necessary long stretches away from her actual job. (continues...)