Does someone that has strep throat "sort of" feeling like someone that has cancer? I mean, they're both sick so it must be "sort of" feel alike. If I made a comparison between those two things you'd take that as a legitimate, honest, attempt at comparing right?
Two alaskans, one of which convicted the other that is still questionable, is attempting to be compared to a decades old cesspool of corruption at every level of government in both parties in another state? To me, that's like trying to compare strep throat to cancer. Which tells me either he's mindlessly throwing it out there going "Oh oh oh, they're picking on my dear Obama so I must counter attack, smear Palin!" OR he knows that they're not on par in any real way but chooses to ignore it instead to try and get a shot at republicans in for the sake of taking the shot.
Either one is trying to "score partisan points". Unless he'd like to try and show me legitimately how Alaska is even "sort of" on par with Illinois in regards to corruption.