In that post, I predicted that the selection of Governor Sarah Palin as Senator McCain's running mate would receive good vibes from the media. Watch CNN for 10 minutes this morning and you will realize that that's not quite the case. It is most disturbing to see the talking heads say Governor Palin "lacks experience."
Fact: Senator Obama was sworn into his first elective office in 1996.
Fact: Governor Palin was sworn into her first elective office in 1992, four years earlier.
Governor Palin was working in the trenches of city government (first as a councilwoman and then as a mayor) for four years in Alaska before Senator Obama became a state senator in Illinois.
As someone who spent five years as a borough councilman, I can tell you that serving as a municipal official is both hard work and valuable experience.
I am very pleased that, if the McCain-Palin ticket wins in November, there would be someone in the White House who has personal knowledge of the many challenges facing local governments.
Finally, a hometown connection:
Later today, Senator McCain and Governor Palin will be visiting my old stomping grounds at the small baseball stadium outside of Washington, PA. The stadium is the home of the Washington Wild Things.