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How Dare Sarah Palin Insult Community Organizers!

5:06 PM, Sep 4, 2008 • By BRIAN FAUGHNAN
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Those trying to tarnish Sarah Palin's speech last night have decided to criticize Palin's alleged insult of community organizers: "I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a 'community organizer,' except that you have actual responsibilities." MoveOn.org wrote in an email that Palin's speech "told us that she can be condescending and dismissive of the real work Barack Obama did helping real people on the South Side of Chicago."

By Obama's own telling in Dreams from My Father, he didn't get much of anything accomplished working as a community organizer, but today he didn't deal so well with this criticism. When asked how community organizing is relevant to the White House, Obama said:

This is work I did three [sic] years ago They haven't talked about the fact that I was a civil rights lawyer. They haven't talked about the fact that I taught constitutional law. They haven't talked about my work in the state legislature or the United States Senate. They're talking about the three years of work that I did right out of college, as if I'm making the leap from 2 or 3 years out of college into the presidency.

Watch for yourself: