Friday, September 5, 2008

Sarah Palin was a community organizer. Scandalous!

If Sarah Palin wants to avoid the backlash against her denigration of Barack Obama's "community organizing," she'd better distance herself pronto from touting her humble beginnings as a PTA mom. See, it turns out, the PTA is a community organization! Gasp. And according to their Web site: "Community organizing gets results. Engaging community members, businesses, and organizations as partners in children's education can improve the learning community in many ways. For example, community partners may be able to: provide expanded learning opportunities, build broad-based support for increased school funding and provide quality after-school programs."

"I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a 'community organizer', except that you have actual responsibilities," Palin said, as she verbally shredded Barack Obama's public service resume in her speech at the Republican National Convention. I guess when she examined his resume, she just read "community organizer" at the top and was so flabbergasted, she forgot to read the rest of his "accomplishments."

I'm guessing that because she thinks community organizing requires no "actual responsibilities," her days in the PTA were numbered. Since she felt no obligation to show up for meetings or community events, she got bored pretty quickly, putting that nasty community organizing stint behind her. Being a hockey mom has been much more stimulating because at least you DO have to pick the kids up after practice—a type of commitment that mere "community organizers" wouldn't recognize if it bit them on their indolent asses.

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