Now, whenever a liberal friend or family member asks me if Sarah Palin is qualified to be vice president, I respond by noting her record of taking on entrenched interests before her election as Alaska Governor and of effecting reform as chief executive of the Last Frontier. They will then brush aside my answers, press the question, noting her fumbles in recent TV interviews and he lack of experience in national politics.
That absence of experience was once the main appeal of their candidate for the White House.
Since I realize they’ll never consider Palin’s accomplishments, I’ll ask them what ObamaÂ hasÂ Â done. They’ll reply that he’s done lots and lots. I ask for specifics. Well, he was editor-in-chief of the Harvard Law Review. He wrote a book, no, two! He was a community organizer . . . He gave a great speech . . .
As they press me, I press them, asking to identify specific Obama accomplishments, you know like policies enacted or reforms effected. Â A this point, they fall silent.
I find I’m not the only one to so press Obama supporters. My left-leaning lesbian friend wrote me yesterday:
I’ve been asking people…”so what is it that he has done that leads you to believe that he would make a good president…or that he would even qualify for the job…just give me one accomplishment”…
They reply that he’s bright, but like my interlocutors, hers also go silent.
Wonder why the media doesn’t run more stories on Obama’s qualifications or whether he’s been properly vetted.