Barack Obama is delusional and he thinks you are stupid.
When faced with a question about his experience compared to the experience of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, rather than focusing on reality and moving forward from there, he would rather cloud the issue and avoid reality all-together.
My understanding is that Gov. Palin’s town, Wassilla, has I think 50 employees. We’ve got 2500 in this campaign. I think their budget is maybe 12 million dollars a year – we have a budget of about three times that just for the month,” Obama responded.
Our ability to manage large systems and to execute I think has been made clear over the past couple of years and certainly in terms of the legislation I’ve passed in the past couple of years, post-Katrina.”
I am not doubting any of the facts stated above, but he’s hoping you are so tired of listening to reality that you are forgetting one thing. Sarah Palin was not only the mayor of the small town of Wasilla (CNN doesn’t use spellcheck apparently). She is the current Governor of Alaska.
That’s right. In case you missed it in all of the news reports over the past few days or in my lead up to the quote, she is the current governor of Alaska and has been responsible for the entire state of Alaska since she was elected in 2006. Now that you know the reality of the situation, let’s compare the two again.
As an Illinois state Senator, Barack Obama had a small staff, probably less than 25 people. As a U.S. Senator he has about 40 people working for him. As a candidate for President he says (as you can read above) he has 2,500 employees. That puts his total at 2,565 employees.
As the mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, Mayor Palin had a staff of 50 employees (according to ‘The One’). As Governor of Alaska, Governor Palin is responsible for the jobs of 15,000 people. Her total? 15,050. By Barry O’s own comparison, Governor Palin has 486% more experience in managing employees and staff.
As an Illinois state Senator, Barack Obama managed a budget of… hmm. wow. State Senators don’t manage budgets, do they? As a U.S. Senator he manages a budget of… hmm. wow. U.S. Senators don’t manage budgets, do they? As a candidate for President he says (as you can read above) he has a budget of $36 million per month. For comparison, let’s use a 12 month period, or a budget of $432 million for the past year. Barack Obama’s budget experience is $432,000,000 over the span of his entire career since he was an Illinois State Senator. That’s not too shabby is it?
As the mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, Mayor Palin managed a budget of $12 million per year. She was mayor for 8 years. As the Governor of Alaska, Governor Palin manages a budget of $12 billion. That’s a ‘B’ people. Sarah Palin’s budget experience is $12,096,000,000. Governor Palin has 2700% more experience in managing budgets.
Should I delve into the fact that she, as Governor, has a cabinet and departments much like the President of the United States does? She runs the state with the harshest weather in the nation. I think it’s safe to say she is far more qualified than Barack Obama when it comes to doing the job as President of the United States, let alone dealing with natural disasters.
Should I mention that every day mayors and governors across our country (including Sarah Palin) must make yes or no decisions that affect people immediately?
Should I reference the fact that while mayor of Wasilla, Sarah Palin was taking charge, reforming her small town government and making it a better place to live, while Barack Obama was voting ‘present’ in the state Senate in Illinois?
Senators don’t make executive decisions. They are members of a large body that sits in committee meetings, listen to special interests, and vote according to their party’s official line. Governors however, must make executive decisions. They are ‘one person’ responsible for the lives of the people in their state. And for the record, Sarah Palin was not listening to special interests or making her decisions in accordance to her party’s official line.
When it comes to experience, there is no comparison. Sarah Palin, while new on the national scene, is far more qualified to be President (let alone Vice President) than Barack Obama. To think otherwise is just delusional.