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Former Mayor

Since the shelf-life of some of these points is awfully short,  I have admittedly small peeve about the Obama campaign’s initial and petty attack on Palin, and the coverage it received. They coughed up this line: “the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience.”

The phrase “former mayor of a town of 9,000″ was repeated all day long by Obama surrogates and talking heads.  The problem is thatwhile yes, she’s the former mayor of a small town, she’s also currently the governor of Alaska. There’s no way the phrase “a former community organizer” or “former state senator” would be allowed to stand as Obama’s highest qualification. But that phrase was used or recycled uncritically about Palin all day long. 

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