September 4th, 2008
Guess what — people who are trained to organize political action might just be able to hit back if you take ‘em on. In the few hours since Republican V.P nominee Sarah Palin made fun of Barack Obama’s community organizer background at her speech at the RNC, the Obama campaign has already sent out a mass fundraising email using her remarks as a hook: “Why would the Republicans spend a whole night of their convention attacking ordinary people? With the nation watching, the Republicans mocked, dismissed, and actually laughed out loud at Americans who engage in community service and organizing.” And of course a quick donation from you will make it all better.
The lefty blogs have also joined in the spirited defense of the humble community organizer, and their disciples are spreading the word far and wide. And so are individual activists like my friend nerdette27, who figured out last night that Palin’s not the only one with access to a video camera: in the clip below, she neatly turns Palin’s remarks against her with some fine verbal jujitsu. Another highlight: Jesus is on our side! (Pharisees beware…).