Barack Obama's spokesman says that Alaska governor Sarah Palin is too inexperienced to be vice president:
"Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency. Governor Palin shares John McCain's commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade, the agenda of Big Oil and continuing George Bush's failed economic policies - that's not the change we need, it's just more of the same," said Bill Burton, Obama Campaign Spokesman.
Jen Rubin calls the "town of 9,000" line "bittergate II"; Sonny Bunch writes:
"Please," John McCain is praying right now AS I TYPE, "Let a Democrat say that an executive with 2 years of experience and no foreign policy expertise isn't ready for the presidency. Oh pretty please. Because you know what I'm going to do? I'm going to take that soundbite, put it in an ad, slap Obama's mug up there, and run it over and over and over again."
Because Palin has exactly as much experience as Obama-arguably more, since she's an executive. The only difference is that she isn't running for president.
And here's the official McCain campaign response:
"It is pretty audacious for the Obama campaign to say that Governor Palin is not qualified to be Vice President. She has a record of accomplishment that Senator Obama simply cannot match. Governor Palin has spent her time in office shaking up government in Alaska and actually achieving results -- whether it's taking on corruption, passing ethics reform or stopping wasteful spending and the â€˜bridge to nowhere.' Senator Obama has spent his time in office running for President." --Jill Hazelbaker, McCain Communications Director