Sarah Palin and Grover Cleveland
Oh, the gnashing of teeth among various pundits about Palin's inexperience (see DailyKos for a small roundup of newspaper editorials). And attacks from David Frum and Ramesh Ponnuru on National Review's website.
Compare her background to that of Grover Cleveland.
-- Elected Sheriff of Erie Co., NY, in 1870 for a 4-year term. Goes back into private law practice at the end of the term.
-- 1881, elected as mayor of Buffalo
-- 1882, elected as governor of New York
-- 1884, elected to the presidency
Democrats should just shut up about Palin's "Grover Cleveland" problem (not that other problem --"Ma, ma, where's my pa? Gone to the White House, ha, ha, ha.").