Saturday, November 24, 2007

Experience

Hillary Clinton: "We can't afford on-the-job training for our next president."

Barack Obama: "My understanding is that she wasn't treasury secretary in the Clinton administration. I don't know exactly what experience she's claiming."

Michael Kinsley on the above exchange: "As wit, that round goes to Obama. Clinton was elected to the Senate in 2000, and that was her first experience in public office. Obama was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2004 and was an Illinois state senator for seven years before that. In terms of experience in elected office, this seems to be about a wash."

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