Palin has no experience commanding the Alaska National Guard

3 Sep

Apologists for the Republican choice for Vice President, Sarah Palin, fall back on the claim that she has significant experience as commander-in-chief of the Alaska National Guard.

So next time you hear the hackery roll out this line, remember this (CNBC) ::

Maj. Gen. Craig Campbell, adjutant general of the Alaska National Guard, considers Palin “extremely responsive and smart” and says she is in charge when it comes to in-state services, such as emergencies and natural disasters where the National Guard is the first responder.

But, in an interview with The Associated Press on Sunday, he said he and Palin play no role in national defense activities, even when they involve the Alaska National Guard. The entire operation is under federal control, and the governor is not briefed on situations.

The McCain team is unable to give a single example of Palin responding to a in-state crisis that may convey her readiness for office. Huh.

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