By now we've all heard that Senator McCain has picked Governor Sarah Palin to be his running mate.
Palin is currently the Governor of Alaska. It's a big state (the biggest, by far) with a teeny tiny population (almost the teeniest, tiniest). According to the US Census the population of Alaska is estimated to be 683,478 (as of July 1, 2007).
Currently, that's her constituency.
She's about just 20 months experience as a Chief Executive. Before that she was mayor of Wasilla, Alaska (population about 5,500).
To put this in context, Allegheny County (were I live) has a population that's nearly double that of Alaska: 1,281,666 according to the 2000 census. The city of Pittsburgh (also where I live) has a population that's roughly half of Alaska: 312,819.
And that's who John McCain wants to put one 72 year old man's heartbeat away from the Oval Office. Tell me again that Barack Obama doesn't have the experience to be Commander-in-Chief?