...gave me some insight into what a governor can do and has to do. He exhibited mastery of a very serious situation, based on expertise and judgment. An executive such as a governor has much more responsibility than a senator does.
Fortunately, it doesn't matter how useless a senator is. There are plenty of senators who are crooks and liars and dumb to boot, but their stupidity and dishonesty don't really affect anyone much. I'm not referring to the senatorial powerhouses such as Ted Kennedy, but to run-of-the-mill dolts like Chris Dodd. A governor, however--like Kathleen Bianco-- can really louse things up.
So I would say that Sarah Palin has more relevant experience than Barack Obama does.