Edwards vs. Palin

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    Edwards was a trial lawyer with less than six years in the Senate when he became the VP nominee.

    Why was Palin's experience questioned but Edward's experience never was?

    Just saying...
     
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    I think "qualified" and "experience" are two different things. Being a lawyer and in the senate is a typical path in Washington.

    Palin had been a sports anchor like four years earlier, and a bit of an unusual past (grades, switching lots of colleges, etc).

    PLus the state of the country is a bit different in 2008 than in 2000.

    But anyway, as she has campaigned the 'experience argument" has sort of been morphed into a 'readiness' argument based on interviews winking and etc.
     
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    Palin has been in politics for over a decade. She was a sports caster a long, LONG time ago.
     
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    Oh I thought it was like 2004 my bad.
     
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    Six years in the U.S. Senate is pretty significant.

    Just ask all the cons in cyberspace who just recently supported one-term senator from Tennesse and mediocre B-film actor, Fred Thompson, for the top of the ticket.
     
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    you've got to be joking right?

    Palin's experience is of running a state that has fewer people than the county I live in! She has no national experience and obviously little to no knowledge of current events and world affairs.

    Edwards had also run for President and came pretty damn close to the nomination if memory serves in 2004...hardly the same thing as being pluked from BFE Alaska and dropped into the middle of what was already a heated Presidential race.
     
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    Edwards was an idiot. Why he decided not to stay in the Senate is beyond me. "There are TWO Americas" was complete crap. There is ONE America. I'm glad his political career is OVER.
     
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    not debating he's an idiot but he was infinitly more qualified to be VP than Palin.
     
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    You cons never count Obama's experience as an Illinois State Senator. So Palin's experience as a city councilwoman and mayor of a small alaskan village doesn't count either.

    By your standard, the only relevant experience Sarah has, is 20 months as governor of 600,000 people. I've lived in cities larger than that.
     
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    have you governed them?
     

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