Yet, again today, I find myself lectured about Sarah Palin’s inexperience by someone who knows nothing about her accomplishments.Â He didn’t know what she had done as chair of the Alaska Oil and Gas Commission nor as Governor of the Last Frontier.Â All he seemed to know was that she had been mayor of a small town and had said some silly things in her interview with Katie Couric.
Not only was he ignorant of Palin’s record, but he remain oblivious to his own candidate’s accomplishments, unable to name a single thing Obama had done.
For Palin critics, somehow experience and accomplishment matters only for Republican women.Â And they’ll just pretend that if they don’t know about her accomplishments, they don’t exist.
If we judged Obama, or even Joe Biden, Palin’s rival for the Vice Presidency, by the standards Palin’s critics use to judge her, we’d be laughing those two Democrats out of the United States Senate as well as out of serious political discourse, given the number of silly things they have said over their political careers, heck, the crazy things they’ve said just in the course of this campaign.Â You know, just ignore the record and focus on the gaffes.
Maybe I dwell on this point overmuch.Â But, it is simply amazing how ill-informed so many supposedly well-informed people are about Sarah Palin.Â It’s one thing to oppose her because you disagree with her policies or agenda.Â It’s quite another to fault her for lack of experience while remaining ignorant of her record.