In my articulation of Sarah Palin’s goals for her speech tonight, I suggested that “it will be imperative for Palin not to overreach.” The rest of her prepared remarks look like they should be pretty effective, but this is probably an exception:
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.”
We’ll see how well she is able to deliver this line — it is sure to get big applause in St. Paul. But it seems awfully petty for a party campaigning on the theme of service (of which there are other types apart from enlisting in the military) — especially when Obama and Biden, if not always their supporters, have by and large been exceptionally gracious toward Palin . If you want a punchline that underscores liberal “elitism”, why not go after Obama’s time as the President of the Harvard Law Review instead?