A reader writes:
Just something I found interesting. Barack Obama's candidacy has been criticized because of his lack of governmental experience. He spent about 8 years as an Illinois state senator and will, by '08, have spent almost 4 years in the U.S. Senate.
What about Fred Thompson? He doesn't get the "lack of experience" criticism, but he was in the Senate for only about 8 years - he filled the last 2 years of Gore's term, and then had one full term of his own. Other than this, he's never been elected to anything. He was an assistant US Attorney for 3 years and served about a year as an attorney for a Congressional committee investigating Watergate.
Good point, no?