Thursday, September 4, 2008

Jesus was a community organizer. Pontius Pilate was a governor.

(Credit to Daily Kos via Wasabi Boy)

Like much of the nation, I was interested to hear what Sarah Palin had to say last night. I tuned into the Republican National Convention shortly after 7:00 pm and painfully listened to the same re-hashed criticisms through four speeches. First, Mitt Romney -- what a bore! I can't believe he made it as far as he has in the political arena. I think he might be a droid. But that would be an insult to droids. Second, Mike Huckabee. Honestly, he was probably your (and I'm speaking to my two-and-a-half conservative readers) strongest shot at the White House this year. His was actually remotely interesting and though I personally wouldn't vote for him, I think he could've mustered more states than McCain. Guiliani. Aacck. More of the same attacks while patting himself on the back for being the NYC Mayor during 9/11. And Palin. She reads a good teleprompter. And she has sharp delivery. Her speech writer must have woken up on the wrong side of the bed. I didn't hear much that wasn't a jab, or just flat-out incorrect. Oh well. I wasn't expecting to be pleased with what I heard when I tuned in.

I've been trying all night to force myself to listen to McCain. But forty more minutes of the same might make my ears bleed.


Anonymous said...

I actually thought of emailing you last night to share my similar thoughts about Palin. Part of me wondered if I just don't hear the negative jabs from Obama, but you help me confirm that he at least doesn't strew his speeches with jabs at the Republican candidates.

I've now received a petition that is circulating in order to inform Palin how many people believe in the importance of community organizer, and that we feel offended by her comments.

But the other reason that I thought of emailing you after Palin's speech last night was because she sold the Alaska Governor's jet on Ebay! I do have to give her kudos for doing that.


P.S. Here is the petition for anyone who is interested:

Dear Friend,

In her acceptance speech last night at the Republican National Convention,
Vice Presidential nominee and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said, "I guess a
small-town mayor is sort of like a `community organizer,' except that you
have actual responsibilities."

Nominally, her words were an assault on Barack Obama's early career as a
community organizer on Chicago's south side. But the impact reaches
farther than that and is a direct affront to the thousands who have
dedicated their lives to making America great.

As an organizer myself, I took these comments personally, and I'm fighting
back. I just signed a petition to tell Governor Palin to apologize for her
disparaging remarks about community organizers -- I hope you will too.

Please have a look and take action.


Casey said...

I love the title for this, by the way...

Judi said...

Hi Jen.

This is a wonderful post!

I just discovered your new website and I think it is sensational. Can wait to catch up.

Love, Judi