Sunday, August 31, 2008

Obama - Palin - Equally Inexperienced?

All the news this week has been politics - culminated by the choice of John McCain's running mate, Sarah Palin.

An exchange between one newsperson and a McCain representative surprised me greatly. The newsperson became agitated and exasperated because the McCain representative would not concede that the choice of Sarah Palin would undercut the Republicans criticism of Barack Obama's inexperience. The newsperson's reaction smacked of desperation.

The difference, I believe, lies in the fact that Obama's experience is in the legislative branch of government, while Palin's lies in the executive.

In the famous words of Harry Truman, "the buck stops here." Any executive worth his/her salt knows that truth.

While Sarah Palin's resume is not long in years, it is replete with accomplishment. And those accomplishments lie in the fiscal area, trimming governmental pork barrels, instituting the general "household" economies that every good wife and mother knows how to live by.

It's long past time that Washington learned the truths we little people live with everyday. You can't spend more than you make. If you borrow, you need to have a repayment plan with a specific ending date.

When you buy a house, you get a mortgage for anything between fifteen and thirty years. But you don't buy a house every year. And when you buy a new house, it's because you have sold the other one and eliminated that debt.

For years, our federal government has been buying goods and services and not paying for them, just putting them on the tab. And some of the bloated prices we've paid for goods and services are obscene.

It's high time someone cleaned house fiscally. Personally, I think the McCain-Palin ticket can do that.


Tammy Melton said...

I agree! Personally, I was not excited about the choices for the election. Now I am! I love McCain's choice! I'm voting McCain/Palin!

Tammy Melton

Anonymous said...

Well said, Judith. keep on writing!

Lionhearted Kat said...

Glad you gave us a heads up to your new blog. I enjoyed your comments, I agree.

Keep up the good work. One thing I know is FCW goals/accomplishments and lessons learned posted weekly has worked as a great reminder of the deadlines befor me.

I don't always complete my goals, but I give it a good go.

Sharon A. Lavy said...

I enjoyed reading your post.

Marte said...

I agree with you, and with Tammy when she said up until now she was not excited about the election.

I don't agree with Palin on all issues - who ever agrees with another human on all issues? But overall I think she has the brains, the common sense, and the real life experience that Washington needs.

We've all said for years that the fat cats in Washington have no idea about real life. Most of them have never been inside a grocery store, nor cooked their own meals, nor cleaned their own homes. They're in a totally separate reality from the rest of us.

Unfortunately, my email box has been filled these past few days with messages from people who want to tear her apart. Your post is refreshing, and I hope to see more like it.

Marte Cliff