This was a funny piece on the Daily Show, featuring Jason Jones in Wasilla, Alaska, yet that's not why I posted it. What amazed me was the executive experience the mayor was getting running this commercialized sleepy wilderness hideaway. Not a bad job if you don't have any rules or regulations to worry about.
This incredible Palin lie shows how thoughtfully misleading the McCain campaign is when it comes to dealing with their own base:
Sarah Palin mocked Barack Obama for serving less than a year in the U.S. Senate before running for president. "After a few terms as a Chicago politician, Barack Obama served about 300 days in the Senate" -- here the crowd interrupted Palin with a loud round of boos -- "Barack Obama served about 300 days in the Senate before he decided to run for president.
Now, John McCain has spent his entire life serving his country, and serving you."To make that charge, the Alaska governor used some creative math. According to her spokeswoman Maria Comella, the campaign estimates that Obama served a total of 304 days in the Senate before setting his sights on the White House. The calculation is based on the number of days the Senate was in session from the day of Obama's swearing-in, on Jan. 3, 2005, to the day he announced his exploratory committee, on Jan. 16, 2007.
Including the days not spent on the Senate floor -- when senators such as Obama and McCain, spend much of their time working in their home states or traveling overseas -- Obama served 743 days as a senator before announcing his presidential bid.Palin, meanwhile, served 633 days as Alaska's governor before McCain picked her as his running mate. For 312 of those days, Palin stayed in her Wasilla home rather than in the state capital of Juneau, according to state records. Under the McCain-Palin calculus, that would give her 321 days on the job in Juneau as governor before deciding to run for higher office.