Rove's Kaine critique gains new irony with Palin pick

Atlantic Monthly editor Andrew Sullivan points out on his blog today that former White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove's assessment of Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine (D) as a vice presidential candidate has new meaning now that Rove's party will soon nominate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) for the same office. "With all due respect to Gov. Kaine, he's been a governor for three years," said Rove of Kaine on CBS's Face the Nation on August 10. Palin has been Governor of Alaska for 21 months. Rove continued, "[Kaine] was mayor of the 105th largest city in America. And again, with all due respect to Richmond, Virginia, it's smaller than Chula Vista, California; Aurora, Colorado; Mesa, or Gilbert, Arizona; North Las Vegas, or Henderson, Nevada. It's not a big town." Before becoming governor, Palin was mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, which had a population of 5,470 in the 2000 Census, compared to 179,790 in Richmond.
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I want to see ALL the talk shows and pundits talk about Rove's hypocritical comments.

I find it funny how all of the democrats are so eager to slam Palin as the choice for vice president. They try to present themselves as the originators of the party for women, african americans, hispanics, poor, disenfranchised, and hollywood. The second a republican picks a woman to be his vice president the demcrats are outraged. Apparently they are the only ones who are allowed to appeal to this cross-section of society. Keep your eyes open because the hypocritical statements are about to fly from the democrats. As soon as they can figure out how to do it without alienating women voters.

Now that we know our choices...
I would rather have someone young and inexperienced a "heartbeat away" from the presidency than someone young and inexperienced IN the presidency.