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Old 09-02-2008, 08:34 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I'm not focusing on that, I'm focusing on your argument that geographic size of a state apparently means more to you than population, and I fail to follow that argument.
Where did I state this??? Alaska is the largest state. . . and one with a host of issues. Diversity in that it contains many native-American communities. Regardless of population, every state from Rhode Island to Alaska to California exposes a governor to the necessity of managing the state's infrastructure; police, judicial, businesses, tourism, security, etc. etc. None of these other guys have anything remotely similar on their resumes. Goodness, the selling point of Obama was and is his utter inexperience that supposedly opens up a new paradigm. Can't have it both ways – if arguing Palin is not qualified; Obama is walking in diapers.

Just amusing to see this issue take flight in the face of reality; that is, Palin exposes the utter lack of executive experience to the other three guys. And I'm afraid, as may be the case when logic is lost, sexism is just below the surface.
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:38 AM
 
Location: south by midwest
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The last time a governor of a geographically large state went into the White Hou--er, wait, he's still there. And his record speaks for itself.
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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When you cut through the rhetoric and pull resumes, Palin blows Obama away. Sure they both have interesting, non-traditional paths to where they are today but it's interesting to see the left spin this to Palin's lack of experience. More liberal arrogance; fact is, not knowing someone does not make them unqualified. Just as being a celebrity makes one presidential material.

Palin's a proven executive with many accomplishments. Only one of which is running the largest state in the US; perhaps one the most diversified of any. A true reformer the likes of what Washington has never seen -- change that appears to frighten many on the left who embrace a 36 year liberal senate veteran. No more "elitism" issues, no more "out-of-touch" zingers. The real deal.
Alaska is large in size not population.
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:41 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Senator Obama has sponsored or co-sponsored 570 bills in the 109th and 110th Congress.
Senator Obama has sponsored or co-sponsored 15 bills that have become LAW since he joined the Senate in 2005.
Senator Obama has also introduced amendments to 50 bills, of which 16 were adopted by the Senate.

Most of his legislative effort has been in the areas of:
 Energy Efficiency and Climate Change (25 bills)
 Health care (21 bills) and public health (20 bills)
 Consumer protection/labor (14 bills)
 The needs of Veterans and the Armed Forces (13 bills)
 Congressional Ethics and Accountability (12 bills)
 Foreign Policy (10 bills)
 Voting and Elections (9 bills)
 Education (7 bills)
 Hurricane Katrina Relief (6)
 The Environment (5 bills)
 Homeland Security (4 bills)
 Discrimination (4 bills)
This is the absolute minimum that is met by 535 congressmen and senators. Is your argument that 143 days as a working senator better prepares one for pres than years of being a mayor and state governor?
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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If Alaska contained 10 residents, that would be 10 more than Obama has ever governed in his 143 days as senator. There has never been a more unqualified nominee in history than Obama -- makes comparison to any governor nonsensical.

btw, Bill Clinton was a governor of a small southern state.
McCain is not a governor either.
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:43 AM
 
Location: south by midwest
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Ray "School Bus" Nagin has been a mayor of a much larger municipality. Should he go to the White House?
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:44 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Alaska is large in size not population.
Now for the tough part; is it the largest of 50 or 57 other states?
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:45 AM
 
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Now for the tough part; is it the largest of 50 or 57 other states?
You're going off-topic, Tucker.
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:47 AM
 
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The last time a governor of a geographically large state went into the White Hou--er, wait, he's still there. And his record speaks for itself.
Are you thinking of Clinton??????
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:48 AM
 
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Ray "School Bus" Nagin has been a mayor of a much larger municipality. Should he go to the White House?
No, he should be in jail.
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