Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin took a swipe at Democrat Barack Obama's level of experience on Wednesday and hit back at criticism of her in the U.S. media.Guaranteed that line will get sustained applause.
In excerpts of a highly anticipated speech she was to give to the Republican National Convention, Palin referred to criticism from Obama's campaign that she lacked experience to serve a heartbeat away from the president.
Obama began his political career as a community organizer in Chicago, while Palin was mayor of small-town Wasilla, Alaska, before she became Alaska governor two years ago.
"And since our opponents in this presidential election seem to look down on that experience, let me explain to them what the job involves. I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a 'community organizer,' except that you have actual responsibilities," she said in the excerpts.
As will this.
"But here's a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I'm not going to Washington to seek their good opinion - I'm going to Washington to serve the people of this country," she said.Maybe all these media types are just pissed she's parlayed a degree in journalism into something worthwhile.
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