Is 6 Years Enough?

Ahh, the double standard. Many have it, few have taken it to the level that our good friends on the Republican side have achieved in the past few days.

I speak, of course, of their suddenly all-consuming concern that John Edwards is insufficiently experienced for the role of Vice-President. A mere six years on the national stage, they say (in sorrowful tones), is hardly enough to qualify a man to be “a heartbeat away” from the presidency.

There may be an argument there, but the Republicans should be the last ones to make it. Does no one recall that George W. Bush had just 6 years of public experience before his current position?

Yes, the same people who evidently think six years “leading” a state with a constitutionally weak governorship is just fine for the nation’s No. 1 job also like to pretend that six years as Senator is not enough for No. 2.

It would be hilarious, were it not so pathetic.

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