Everyone keeps saying that Sarah Palin is just like you and me and that somehow this supposed similarity is a qualification to run the United States of America. I disagree. On both points. Nonetheless, I made a list of similarities and differences between Sarah Palin and me.
SIMILARITY: Both of us are terrible at interviews.
DIFFERENCE: I’m also bad at public speaking. Then again, I’ve never used a teleprompter.
SIMILARITY: Neither one of us has ever been to Russia.
DIFFERENCE: I’m not running for Vice President.
SIMILARITY: We both could legitimately be described as white trash.
DIFFERENCE: I make way less money.
SIMILARITY: We both have desks at work.
DIFFERENCE: I’m not the focus of any ethics investigations.
SIMILARITY: Neither one of us knows how to fix the economy.
DIFFERENCE: I did know what the Bush Doctrine was before Charlie Gibson asked about it.
SIMILARITY: Our hometowns have populations under 10,000. In fact, mine has less than 100.
DIFFERENCE: There are more people in Indianapolis than the entire state of Alaska.
SIMILARITY: At night, we can both see stars from our houses.
DIFFERENCE: I realize that this does NOT make me an astronomer.
SIMILARITY: Neither of us should be Vice President.
DIFFERENCE: I understand this.