“What’s her real experience? Sure, Alaska’s a state…”

| September 3, 2008

The title above is from a comment on a previous post. The graphic below is from Suitably Flip:

And while it’s true that Delaware has about 180,000 more people than Alaska, neither Obama nor Biden have ever been governor (or mayor) of anything. Plus, Alaska’s state budget (not to mention its government and infrastructure) [PDF] is a bit larger and more complex than that of “most towns” (to use the words of the commentor linked to above):

“Just for the record, Alaska’s FY2008 operating budget is $11.2 billion, and the state employs approximately 15,000 people.”

Yep. Lots of towns like that around.  ..bruce w..

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Category: 2008 Election, Economics, Main, Sarah Palin, US Politics

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Webster is Principal and Founder at Bruce F. Webster & Associates, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University. He works with organizations to help them with troubled or failed information technology (IT) projects. He has also worked in several dozen legal cases as a consultant and as a testifying expert, both in the United States and Japan. He can be reached at bwebster@bfwa.com, or you can follow him on Twitter as @bfwebster.

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