UPDATE - I told you that community organizers remark was going to bite Palin in the ass
Last night during her speech to the Republican National Convention, Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) sought to play up her experience as mayor of a small town in Alaska by mocking community organizing:
PALIN: And since our opponents in this presidential election seem to look down on that experience, let me explain to them what the job involves. I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a “community organizer,” except that you have actual responsibilities.
Today, the nation’s leading organization’s responded to Palin’s attack:
– Center for Community Change: When Sarah Palin demeaned community organizing, she didn’t attack another candidate. She attacked an American tradition — one that has helped everyday Americans engage with the political process and make a difference in their lives and the lives of their neighbors.
– Assn. of Community Organizations for Reform Now: ACORN members, leaders and staff are extremely disappointed that Republican leaders would make such condescending remarks on the great work community organizers accomplish in cities throughout this country. The fact that they marginalize our success in empowering low- and moderate-income people to improve their communities further illustrates their lack of touch with ordinary people.
More at ThinkProgress.org
Before this solemn mockery is o'er, all hell will break loose
One more speech and I can go back to monitoring the anti-gay industry.
McCain will talk tonight on what he can do if elected president.
But of course all of the attention is on last night and Sarah Palin's speech.
If you ask me, there are two more things to be brought up:
1. This "blame the media" mode will sooner or later backfire if the Republicans continue it. I have already seen some members of the media speak on it and they ain't exactly happy about it. The last thing McCain and his folks need are enemies in the press. And just how long will it be before the American public write them off as whiners?
2. To hell with claims of sexism. Palin obviously wants to stomp with the big dogs so let her stomp or get chewed up.
In other words (and this is me channeling myself when I was in high school watching a good old fashioned catfight) - beat that sista down!!!!
I almost can't wait to get back to showcasing the lies of the anti-gay industry. For one reason, One News Now has put their comments section back up. (I would link to it but as you know the powers that be on that site Rickrolled me).
Secondly (and this is something I don't think anyone has thought about with the convention and hurricanes) I think that our friend Peter LaBarbera may be a very unhappy camper. As I understand it, Southern Decadence was supposed to take place, thereby insuring that Peter would get more "research" of scandalously clad gay men in leather.
I think Hurricane Gustav put a kibosh on that.
But if I know Peter, he probably has something extra silly planned.
I await with interest. Really I do.