Palin Goes after Obama and the Media

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In her speech tonight, Gov. Sarah Palin will take a few shots at Sen. Obama and the press. Two excerpts released by the campaign:

Before I became governor of the great state of Alaska, I was mayor of my hometown. 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.


I’ve learned quickly, these past few days, that if you’re not a member in good standing of the Washington elite, then some in the media consider a candidate unqualified for that reason alone. But here’s a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I’m not going to Washington to seek their good opinion – I’m going to Washington to serve the people of this country.

The second shot should play well with viewers who think the mainstream media is elitist and pro-Obama — most of whom are likely to vote Republican regardless. The first — with its oblique reference to Obama’s time as a community organizer — may not register with a broad audience.