This is interesting (via Neil Chilson)
“Some Democrats are saying that being governor of Alaska is roughly equivalent to being King of your Couch, as far as executive experience goes. I decided to dig around.
Turns out that with a total state government expenditures of over $5.5 billion dollars in 2007, Alaska had the 32nd largest state government in the US.
Guess what? In 1991, when Bill Clinton was governor, Arkansas was the 37th largest state government, having spent $1.86 billion dollars. This is $2.79 billion in 2007 dollars.”