The Palin choice for vice president is a perfect example. When questions arose about the governor's lack of national and international experience, McCain and the Republicans touted her time as mayor and governor.
Too bad, then, that McCain himself is on record running down exactly that kind of experience. Here's McCain's quote from last year as he was arguing for his own experience against the qualifications of the other Republicans:
I am prepared. I am prepared. I need no on-the-job training. I wasn't a mayor for a short period of time. I wasn't a governor for a short period of time.