People can't seem to let go of the notion that picking Palin makes McCain a hypocrite. They think that Palin is less experienced than Obama. But she isn't. Not even close. Obama's total political experience, beginning in 1997: -Member of the Illinois State Senate from the 13th district -Junior Illinois State Senator Palin's total political experience, beginning in 1992: -The head of the Alaska National Guard -Governor of Alaska
-Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska
-Wasilla City Council woman
-Wasilla City Manager -The President of the Alaskan Council of Mayors -Ethics Commissioner of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission -Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission -Chairman of the Alaska Municipal League Board It's not even close. Palin has held a wider variety of offices. She has even held two or more of those at the same time. She has been in politics for five years longer. She also has executive experience and legislative experiene. Obama, Biden, and McCain only have legislative experience. For those who don't know, the President and Vice President are executive positions. And beyond that, Palin is running for Vice President, not President. If Palin has to take over for McCain, she presumably would've already spend some time as Vice President. She'd be able to add that to her resume, which is already more impressive than that of Obama.