Team Obama cannot even say, “Congratulations, Governor Palin, we look forward to a spirited race.” Nope, first thing they do is attack, attack, attack:
Barack Obama’s campaign is blasting John McCain for putting “the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency.”
The scathing description of Sarah Palin, from Obama spokesman Bill Burton, comes as Democrats scramble to gather a response to a selection that nobody in the political world expected.
“Governor Palin shares John McCain’s commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade, the agenda of Big Oil and continuing George Bush’s failed economic policies — that’s not the change we need, it’s just more of the same,” added Burton.
Democrats will likely push the inexperience line against Palin as they race to comb oppo files from Wasilla to Juneau.
First, after spending the entire campaign talking about how experience isn’t everything, Barack Obama, who’s never held a full-time job for four years, cannot start hitting her on inexperience.
Rove just called the response “petty and small,” and boy, this is going to just further convince the Pumas that sexism drives the Obama campaign.
UPDATE: The guys on Fox News note that the Obama campaign can’t even bring themselves to call her “Governor Palin.” That response is going to blow up in their faces.
ANOTHER UPDATE: To clarify, in the release, they call her “governor”, but they don’t even deal with it, calling her “the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency.”
By the way, mocking the size of the town — I guess that town is full of bitter clingers, clutching guns, religion, xenophobia, opposition to trade deals…