Monday, September 15, 2008

Illinois' Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Governor Sarah Palin

"The reality is, governors every day have to make decisions for better or for worse. That's part of the job. It's an executive position. And it's a position that is like what you're going to do when you're president. Legislators, they do different things. They debate and they pass their bills back and forth," he said.

"But governors make decisions, and I think it's a tactical mistake for the Democrats to question Gov. Palin's experience when she's been a governor of a state," he said. "I don't think the size of the state is relevant. It's the kinds of decisions you have to make as governor.

via Chicago Tribune


Unknown said...

hahaha. Sorry. I have to laugh over this... after all the flack Obama got over not being "experienced enough," here come the Repubs with their fierce defense of Palin.

I'm so glad I'm a fence sitter... it's much more fun to be up here (on my hypocritical pedestal) and watch everyone duke it out.

Cameron said...

Ah, but I didn't post a Repub's fierce defense of Palin.

It was Obama's home state Democratic governor that was defending Palin.

But, hey, if Obama wants to keep running against McCain's vice president, more power to him.

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Unknown said...

wow. I missed that.

But, still you have to admit, the Repubs are all defending Palin and it's sort of funny, considering.

Gosh. This is all such a twisted mess. Are all elections like this? I've only been old enough to vote in two previous ones, and it seemed like they were much more boring.

Cameron said...

All presidential elections are like this, but this one does seem to have an extra element to it.

As for defending Palin's experience after criticising Obama's, what's interesting to me is that Obama is doing the attacking when it comes to experience. He knows it's a weakness, his running mate knows it's a weakness, the entire Democratic Party knows it's a weakness.

All McCain has to do is let Obama continue making this huge mistake in running against McCain's VP instead of against McCain, and let Obama's own running mate and own party make the case against his experience on their own.

So for me it's not a case of defending Palin's experience, it's more a case of sitting back with a bemused smile as Obama rants against the experience of his opponent's vice president.