Comparing Kaine, Palin
In the weeks leading up to Sen. Barack Obama's announcement on who his running mate would be, some Virginia Republicans blasted Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) as being too inexperienced for the job.
"Tim Kaine's only virtue as a potential running mate is that he would not have overshadowed Senator Obama - as he is one politician in America less prepared to lead America than Obama himself," Del. Jeffrey M. Frederick of Prince William, the chairman of the Virginia Republican Party, said in a statement after Obama passed over Kaine in favor of Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.).
Now that McCain has tapped Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) as his running mate, Virginia GOP leaders are praising his choice. Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R) said today Palin has "a record of effective service in state and local government."
But Kaine has more experience than Palin does. Palin has been governor for only one and half years. She represents 670,000 people, compared to the 7.7 million Kaine has represented over the past two and half years. Before becoming governor of Alaska, Palin was mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, which has 9,000 residents. Kaine had been mayor of Richmond, population 193,000. Kaine also served four years as Virginia's lietenant governor. Palin lost her bid in 2002 to become Alaska's lietenant governor.
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