Another Biden Surrogate Rips Palin

Sep 18, 2008 8:14pm

ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe Reports: For the third time in ten days, Democratic vice-presidential nominee Joe Biden was introduced by a surrogate with harsh words for the Delware Senator’s Republican counterpart Sarah Palin.

"She says that she lives next door to Russia," Youngstown mayor Jay Williams said of the Alaska governor’s foreign policy experience. "I mean, I don’t think that that really counts. That would be the equivalent of me wanting to do your heart surgery because I live next door to a doctor."

Williams wasn’t done, either, making some cracks about Palin’s small-town home.

"I’ve never been to Wasilla, but I’m sure it’s a nice little town," he said. "In fact it’s so little we could invite them all to sit down in the Chevrolet Centre and probably still have room left over."

In fact, Williams might even like to trade his current mayor post for Palin’s former gig.

"I would love to be the mayor of Wasilla. I could probably do it from my home," he boasted.

On Monday in Flat Rock, Michigan, Barbara Theaker, a local Obama-Biden supporter, called Sarah Palin "a bucket of fluff". Last Tuesday in St. Louis, Missouri Rep. Russ Carnahan said of Palin, "There’s no way you can dress up that record, even with a lot of lipstick."

For the record, the Chevrolet Centre seats as many as 7,000. The population of Wasilla?, 7,028, per the city website.

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