Got the following comment from Gina, a reader today:
Obama accuses McCain/Palin of attacking his record … what record? Obama is an empty suit who hasn’t done anything. That’s why instead of running on his record, he has to run a campaign based upon attacking McCain/Palin. Obama’s tactic has always been ‘the best defense is a good offense’. For example, Obama will make the pig/lipstick smear, just days after Palin scores points with the ‘pitbull/lipstick statement … then he disingenuously acts as if there’s no connection. He did it again with Palin’s community organizer is similar to a mayor, but with out the responsibility … which everyone knows was Palin’s response to Obama demeaning her experience as a small town mayor. There’s nothing wrong with being a community organizer, but being a community organizer is certainly not credentials for becoming President of the United States! Obama has done this numerous times. The changes Obama wants would dramatically weaken this country, in terms of our economy and our national defense.
Well, anyone who knows me knows I’ll have a few things to say to that. Thanks to Gina for speaking her mind and for making my post today really easy (I’m still comatose from moving, after all).
Sigh… where to start?
First, I don’t understand how part-time mayor of Alaska and Governor for less than 2 years counts as a “record” myself… so if Obama’s “record” as Harvard Law School Grad, president of Harvard’s Law Review, Constitutional Lawyer, Community Organizer, experience in the state legislature as well as congressman for Illinois doesn’t count, than Palin’s certainly shouldn’t…
And, well, doesn’t- not only in my mind, but in the minds of millions of others as well.
Actually, during McCain’s fight to win the presidential nomination for the Republican Party, the fact that Mitt Romney’s and Rudy Giuliani’s only “experience” was as a governor of Massachusetts and mayor of New York City was enough to make McCain state- more than once- that they lacked the experience necessary to run this country.
Perhaps that’s because they don’t have pretty boobies for him to stare at like Sarah Palin does.
Hmm… let’s think about this… Romney was the governor of Massachusetts, a state with a population of over 6 million residents, for… what… five years?
Giuliani, in contrast, was the mayor of New York City for 7 years… a city with a population of over 8 million people…
Sarah Palin was a part-time mayor of a town of less than 7,000 (and had to hire someone to help her handle all the responsibility of that gig), and then went on to be governor… for 18 months… of a state with around 670,000 residents.
In her short time in office, she’s already managed to be investigated for abuse of power… among other things.
As for the pig/lipstick smear… why’s that a smear again?
I mean if the fact that Obama said it about a woman constitutes it as a smear, than why didn’t it constitute a smear back when McCain said it FIRST with regards to Hillary Clinton months ago? If you have a problem with Obama saying it, at least don’t be a hypocrite… and make sure you have a problem with McCain saying it as well.
Oh- and one of McCain’s top advisors wrote a book not too long ago called… “Lipstick on a Pig: Winning in the No Spin Era by Someone Who Knows the Game”… The author’s name is Torie Clarke… Google her sometime.
How ya like that?
So… uh… who’s the one smearing the most lipstick again?
Right- that would be YOUR candidate.
I find it funny that you would state Obama’s campaign has been a smear campaign… craziness, considering McCain’s the one (falsely) accusing Obama of wanting to teach sex ed to kindergartners; he’s also the one who (falsely) accused Obama’s camp of being sexist, along with any number of other things.
So… uh… back to Palin… She’s allowed to dish it out, but can’t take it? She’s a big bad pitbull when she wants to run her mouth, but a sweet little victim of sexism when it’s given right back to her?
Poor thing. I had no idea she was so fragile… you know… since she wears lipstick and all.