Obama misrepresents Gov. Palin’s experience
In an http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/09/01/obama-defends-natural-disaster-experience/ with Anderson Cooper on CNN, Obama was asked if his experience in the Senate compares with Palin’s experience. His answer:
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.
Note he totally ignores Gov. Palin’s experience as Governor of the State of Alaska, describing her experience only as Mayor of a small town. Clearly dishonest. Not lying, because he’s careful not to get caught doing that, but obviously said with an intent to mislead and deceive.
So let’s take a look at the real tale of the tape:
Employees of the State of Alaska: 25,000
Employess of the Obama Campaign: 2500
Budget of the State of Alaska: $5.5 Billion
Budget of the Obama Campaign: $500 Million
So by Obama’s own measures of executive experience, Palin has 10 times the experience that he has.