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Wednesday, July 07, 2004
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"Not enough experience"
by kos
Wed Jul 7th, 2004 at 14:28:16 EDT

The most-oft repeated criticism of Edwards is that he "doesn't have experience". We'll, E.J. Dionne shares this moment from 2000:
When you hear Republicans disparage Sen. John Edwards's lack of experience, remember the words of Sen. Orrin Hatch, spoken to George W. Bush at a debate on Dec. 6, 1999.
"You've been a great governor," Hatch declared of his rival for the Republican presidential nomination. "My only problem with you, governor, is that you've only had four and going into your fifth year of governorship ... Frankly, I really believe that you need more experience before you become president of the United States. That's why I'm thinking of you as a vice presidential candidate."
Which is exactly what Edwards was chosen for yesterday.

And checkmate.
I knew I'd read this somewhere. There you go. I'm off again.

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