Thursday, September 04, 2008

She Can Read a Teleprompter

Sarah Palin's speech at the RNC last night was written by Matthew Scully, a former George W. Bush speechwriter.

As Abraham Lincoln said, "People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like."

The Obama campaign put this out this morning, and it speaks to one of the key points better than I can -

"Both Rudy Giuliani and Sarah Palin specifically mocked Barack's experience as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago more than two decades ago, where he worked with people who had lost jobs and been left behind when the local steel plants closed.

Let's clarify something for them right now.

Community organizing is how ordinary people respond to out-of-touch politicians and their failed policies.

And it's no surprise that, after eight years of George Bush, millions of people have found that by coming together in their local communities they can change the course of history. That promise is what our campaign has been about from the beginning.

Throughout our history, ordinary people have made good on America's promise by organizing for change from the bottom up. Community organizing is the foundation of the civil rights movement, the women's suffrage movement, labor rights, and the 40-hour workweek. And it's happening today in church basements and community centers and living rooms across America."