Further, wouldn't you want the most qualified person for a job? I mean if you were getting heart surgery, hiring a financial adviser, or even getting work done on your car wouldn't you want someone who was in the business for more than 2 years. Would you go to Alaska to get cancer treatment? Would you want a city planner for Pittsburgh from a city with 7,000 residents? Most big law firms, corporations, and fortune 500 companies strictly hire out of Ivy League schools where the graduates have done internships and rotations in large, fast paced, high stressed cities. Why is the office of president any different? Why does middle America make a decision based on who they relate to or whether that person "is like them?" You wouldn't make a decision based on that for a lawyer or doctor. So why for the second most powerful job in the world? That is why Republicans make me nervous. They think that the federal government is simple to run. If it is not, that is because the government is wasting money on poor people that "just need to get a job and stop taking handouts." We need someone in office that understands things aren't that simple. Inner city working class people need someone that understands their struggles, and no one will be able to convince me that Palin is, or is capable, of being that person. Hell she thinks "aerial wolf hunting" is an important political cause that needs to be protected.
Now I know Barack Obama has the same experience problem, that is why I have my concerns about him as well. I do think that Obama being involved in Chicago politics for years and four years in the Senate may make him more qualified than a two year Alaskan governor, but it is arguable. Obama has at least been exposed to all different kinds of people and their struggles. Not just "small town Alaskan families." I ask Pittsburgh Republicans this question: If Dan Onorato was elected governor of Pennsylvania tomorrow and spent 1 year as governor would he be qualified to be Vice President? Not sure. At least he is County Executive of a county that is way more intricate than anywhere in Alaska. Surely, more than the Meth capitol of Alaska :Wasilla. BTW, she was just photographed for the 2007 issue of Vogue here are those picks. That is what the above picture is about (the picture is an artistic rendition of what it may look like). The pictures from 2007 are below.
Also, for a good Alaskan political blog that really gives you an idea about how some view Palin in Alaska check out Kodiam Konfidential- News Opinion Wild Speculation.