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Midnight Mike
09-10-2008, 08:34 AM
N.Y. Governor Says Palin's Repeated Use Of 'Community Organizer' Is Another Way Of Saying 'Black'

http://wcbstv.com/politics/paterson.mcc ... 13646.html (http://wcbstv.com/politics/paterson.mccain.palin.2.813646.html)

On Monday, Gov. David Paterson angered some state lawmakers by comparing them to vampires, calling them a bunch of "blood suckers." On Tuesday, he raised eyebrows again, and tempers, by accusing the John McCain campaign of veiled racism.

At the Crain's Business Forum this morning, Paterson drew attention to a phrase used numerous times by speakers at the Republican National Convention to describe Barack Obama's leadership experience: community organizer.

"I think the Republican Party is too smart to call Barack Obama 'black' in a sense that it would be a negative. But you can take something about his life, which I noticed they did at the Republican Convention a 'community organizer.' They kept saying it, they kept laughing," he said.

adam613
09-10-2008, 08:38 AM
So, the GOP is very good at saying one thing when they really mean something else. This is not news.

Matt Molnar
09-10-2008, 10:17 AM
Considering "community organizer" is the only executive experience Obama has (not that McCain has any either), I think he should embrace it.

Obama isn't helping himself on that front by staging a basketball shoot around photo op almost every week it seems.

T-Bird76
09-10-2008, 11:02 AM
Why do NYS Gov's always get themselves into trouble with name calling...anyone remember back in the 80s when Cuomo called the State Senate a bunch of Monkeys?

The Gov needs to worry a bit less what the GOP is calling Obama and worry allot more over the health of NYS which is in the $hitter right now.

Midnight Mike
09-10-2008, 11:35 AM
Why do NYS Gov's always get themselves into trouble with name calling...anyone remember back in the 80s when Cuomo called the State Senate a bunch of Monkeys?

The Gov needs to worry a bit less what the GOP is calling Obama and worry allot more over the health of NYS which is in the $hitter right now.

Serves as a nice distraction though :wink:

Matt Molnar
09-10-2008, 11:40 AM
Paterson was a guest on Colbert last Friday, he was actually pretty funny. It's available on Hulu, probably on Comedy Central's site also.