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Sarah Palin will direct a few barbs at Barack Obama

September 3, 2008 |  6:48 pm

Based on a few excerpts made available from Sarah Palin's much-anticipated speech tonight to the Republican National Convention, she seems ready to give as good as she's been getting since her selection as John McCain's running mate.

Referring to questions about her readiness for the national stage, she says in her prepared remarks:

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.

Barack Obama, of course, has made much during his chase for the White House of his background as a community organizer in Chicago.

And then there's this passage, clearly aimed at Obama:

Here’s how I look at the choice Americans face in this election. In politics, there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers. And then there are those, like John McCain, who use their careers to promote change.

-- Don Frederick