I've been reading with dismay that in Hillary's campaigning for Obama she is laying off Palin. Why? I hope she isn't falling into the same trap as her supporters; it's a woman's turn. Any woman! C'mon, Hillary. You're smarter than that.
If anyone can put this experience business to rest, it's Hillary. Part of the reason she didn't win is she over stated her case. Who better to point out how Sarah Palin's case, too, is being over stated?
The biggest issue is exposure to reality. In the "two for one" scenario, she was her husband's equal if not more effective in pushing through reforms during her years in Arkansas. They both protected Chelsea from public scrutiny and she has emerged a well educated, articulate young woman with a future that bodes bright.
Ready to be commander-in-chief? Well, Hillary got hammered on that one. However, she did travel to war torn areas and did confer with the Generals. Foreign Policy? I wager she also knows where Russia is even having spent many years in far away Arkansas. I would guess she may actually have met Putin. She definitely had met his predecessor. She had met most of the heads of state, many who are still in power, if even on a strictly ceremonial basis. Can Sarah Palin say the same?
We pooh poohed her being the Presiden't wife as experience, but it gives her a huge leg up on the fledgling governor of Alaska. She's the best one to go out there and say, "If you thought I was inexperienced, how can you possibly think Sarah Palin is anything other?"
Oh, yeah. There is some common ground other than gender. Hillary can also shoot a rifle - and down shooters.
I wonder though, does Palin know where Arkansas is? After all, it's not right next door. There is also domestic policy to consider!