McCain aide Jill Hazelbaker:
It is pretty audacious for the Obama campaign to say that Governor Palin is not qualified to be Vice President. She has a record of accomplishment that Senator Obama simply cannot match. Governor Palin has spent her time in office shaking up government in Alaska and actually achieving results — whether it’s taking on corruption, passing ethics reform or stopping wasteful spending and the ‘bridge to nowhere.’ Senator Obama has spent his time in office running for president.
Eh. The McCain camp is on the defensive here. Suddenly they have to demonstrate how someone edges out Obama on experience. That’s an argument that was beneath the seriousness of this campaign 24 hours ago. Obama’s inexperience was more than a valuable talking point; it was–and is–a danger to the future well-being of the country. To have to enter the ring and engage in this tit-for-tat is problematic. Whatever “shaking up” Palin has done, the fact remains she’s done it in an executive capacity for a scant two years.