Friday, August 29, 2008

So It's Sarah Palin, And Not Pawlenty

OK, I got reeled in by the Pawlenty rumor. It's apparently Sarah Palin, the young - - younger than Obama - - Governor of Alaska.

With so little experience - - a small town mayoralty prior to her surprise win in 2006 as Governor, I'd say the GOP just forfeited the experience argument.

Advantage Biden.

Give the McCain people credit for clever feinting - - though I'd feel differently if I were a working political reporter and had been told it was Pawlenty.

Palin did overthrow a Republican establishment that has been pouted as corrupt. If she's squeaky-clean, (and do you really want your early stories about your new running mate to have that "under investigation" tag line?) that does make her story more interesting.


Emily said...

Not entirely squeaky clean, it would seem.

Anonymous said...

maybe younger BUT she diffently has more experience that the democratic presidental canadate. Could be very exciting debates.
Experience against law makers. Who knows...

James Rowen said...

Yes, I had heard about that.

James Rowen said...

To anonymous: Her government experience is extremely limited.

Obama's experience as a community organizer on Chicago's south side is very important.

Advantage: Obama and Biden.

Emily: I added something to my original posting. I had trouble opening your highlighted link, fyi.