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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.").


How about Woodrow Wilson's background?

In 1910, he was elected governor of New Jersey after serving as president of Princeton.

In 1912, running against a split Republican Party, Wilson was elected president.

In 1916, he was barely re-elected over the Republican Charles Evans Hughes.

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