Tuesday, March 4, 2008

This is what "experience" gets us?


"I think that I have a lifetime of experience that I will bring to the White House. I know Senator McCain has a lifetime of experience to the White House. And Senator Obama has a speech he gave in 2002," Clinton says.

Er, no. The *correct* response, as we saw during any one of the earlier debates, is, "Of course any one of us here on this stage would be a better president than John McCain."

And by the way...

Maybe I've been slow on the uptake, but this didn't occur to me until I saw it discussed recently. (Can't recall exactly where at this point)

--Obama was elected to the Illinois Senate in 1996.

--Clinton was sworn in as United States Senator on January 3, 2001.

So, Hillary has held one elected office, and she has spent less time as an elected official than Barack Obama.

How the hell does she get away with claiming that she has soooo much more experience?

I look forward to having a woman president one day. But I'm more than happy to wait for one I can actually feel proud of.