Lets start with the experience thing. Personally, I’m not particularly swayed by the experience argument, it seems to me part of the reason we’re in the mess we’re in is because of experienced career politicians who are wedded to the old way of doing things. Frankly I’d rather take my chances with a “rookie” than continue with old guard.
That said Jeff Emanuel has a good, if slightly tongue in cheek, comparison of Palin’s qualifications versus Obama’s over at RedState.
Second “Troopergate” there’s a lot of rumor and innuendo flying around but so far MataHarley at Flopping Aces is the only one I’ve seen do a thorough examination of the facts.
Personally, I don’t see any there there.