I enjoyed Lee Judge’s political cartoon Monday (9/8, Opinion). The purpose of the cartoon is to mock and belittle the experience of Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska. The GOP elephant is saying, “Why worry about Sarah Palin? She’s got executive experience!” The GOP elephant is standing in front of a Taco Bell fast food counter, and the manager behind the counter is saying, “So do I.”
I guess we are supposed to compare the experience of managing a fast food restaurant with managing a state and believe that the experiences are equivalent. Well, the joke is on Judge. Because while Palin has managed a state and city, candidate Barack Obama does not even have the experience of having managed a Taco Bell.
I try hard to understand my Republican brothers and sisters. I really do. But are these Republicans who are fawning all over Vice President Barbie really the same ones who derided Barack Obama as an inexperienced “celebrity?” Are any of them seriously comfortable having her a heartbeat away from the presidency behind a 72-year-old former cancer patient?
Do they really want us to believe that their party, after digging us into an ever deepening and widening hole for the past eight years, is the right choice to get us out?