05 September 2008

Electoral experience

I've been ticked off lately by how Republicans have several times referred to Sarah Palin as "Governor of the largest state in the union" as if it's an amazing administrative feat. Alaska is a huge, but almost completely empty wilderness. It is first in size, but 47th in population. In winning election as Governor she received 115,000 votes. Barack Obama's Senate victory, by comparison, required 3.6 million votes.

And if you want to really hammer the nail in the coffin, consider Palin's landslide re-elction margin as Mayor of Wasilla: 826 votes to 255.

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