Monday, September 15, 2008

Community Organizer vs. Small-town Mayor

Of all the things Sarah Palin said in her RNC speech, her quip insulting community organizers bothered me the most.

[If you didn't watch her speech, she said, "I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities."]

It's one thing to point out your opponent's faults - it's something else entirely to attack a profession that exists to improve communities. I mean, come on, who hates on social workers? Low blow, Sarah. I guess you wanna play nasty. That's not very Christian and motherly, is it?

I felt a little vindicated when I found this NPR story. I sent it to my very Republican mom.

2 comments:

Joyf said...

oh wow, i couldn't agree more. that was actually the line that still rings in my head from that entire speech and still makes my blood boil. it's just so mean-spirited and DUMB!

by the way, wonkette has taken to calling her "Caribou Barbie." could they be more right?

Heather P said...

i heard her make that statement. it was during her nomination speech at the RNC.