"Obama doesn’t stand up very well against Palin" ~ Jonah Goldberg
"The more Obama has to explain why being a community organizer — or a state legislator, or a one-term senator with few accomplishments under his belt — is better preparation for the presidency than being a mayor or governor, the more he volunteers his own shortcomings when compared with McCain.
Besides, on paper, Obama doesn’t stand up very well against Palin. All of the mythic themes of Obama’s political narrative — the ethics reformer, the bipartisan, the new kind of politician — look like press-release material next to Palin’s accomplishments. Obama voted the Democratic Party line more often (97 percent) than McCain voted in accord with President Bush (90 percent). In Washington, Obama’s supposedly “sweeping” ethics reform — which forces congressmen to eat lobbyist-provided meals standing up instead of sitting down — and his feckless reforms in Illinois make him look the Bambi to Palin’s Godzilla.
Obama’s idea of ethics reform is to mandate clean sheets in the brothel. Palin’s is to tear it down." ~ Jonah Goldberg
Just what the heck does a community organizer really do? Besides hang out with Frank Marshall Davis, William Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Tony Rezko, the ACORN crowd, Richard Daley, Jeremiah Wright, Michael Pfleger, Khalid al-Mansour, Kwame Kilpatrick, Jimmy Carter, Rashid Khalid.