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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Boo Palin BOO 

I didn't really care for Sarah Palin before I read her speech, but now I really don't like her. Not long ago I read and enjoyed greatly a piece by Obama about the need for community organizing. I have a lot of respect for his work with the Developing Communities Project on Chicago's South Side. (There are many different ways to serve one's country, after all.)

So I was incensed and outraged when I read her speech, where she said:
I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a "community organizer," except that you have actual responsibilities.
This world of threats and dangers is not just a community, and it doesn't just need an organizer.
I don't care about her being second place in the Miss Alaska contest. I don't care about her child with down syndrome. I don't care about her pregnant teenage daughter. She needs to show some respect for people working to organize the most devastated communities in our nation.