“Well, my understanding is that Governor Palin’s town of Wasilla has, I think, 50 employees. We’ve got 2,500 in this campaign. I think their budget is maybe $12 million a year. You know, we have a budget of about three times that just for the month. So I think that our ability to manage large systems and to execute I think has been made clear over the last couple of years,” Obama said.
Yes, you read that right. He believes his experience running a campaign for president is what gives him more executive experience than Gov. Palin. And this is the guy running for the top spot? And they're worried about Gov. Palin saying something stupid? Note that the ever-sexist Obama omits entirely Palin's experience as governor of Alaska in his comparison. In that role, she manages a state budget of more than $10 billion and a state payroll of 24,000 employees. There's a tad more responsibility that goes into running a state than a political campaign, don't you think?