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Blagojevich Defends Palin's Experience

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Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich defended Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's executive experience as a first-term governor of Alaska and urged Democrats to change their line of attack against her.

Despite his support for Sen. Barack Obama, Blagojevich criticized fellow Democrats for their approach to Palin during an appearance on the Spike O'Dell radio show Thursday.

"I would hope the Democrats wouldn't say that about a governor. ... Governors make decisions, and I think it's a tactical mistake for the Democrats to question Gov. Palin's experience when she's been a governor of a state," he said. "I don't think the size of the state is relevant. It's the kinds of decisions you have to make as governor. They (Democrats) should focus on the issues and why the policies of President Bush ought to be changed and I think that's what will help Obama win."