The Washington Times - September 4, 2008, 10:44AM

On the heels of Sarah Palin’s attack on Barack Obama‘s political history, the Obama campaign tells us exactly what community organizing is — sort of.

“Community organizing is how ordinary people respond to out-of-touch politicians and their failed policies,” campaign manager David Plouffe writes in a fundraising e-mail this morning, responding to Palin’s criticism Wednesday night that the difference between her small-town mayorship and his community organizing was as a mayor “you have actual responsibilities.”

I admit I’ve always thought community organizer a strange job title. I don’t know what I’d make of it on a resume. Is the guy who brings the basketball to the pick-up game down the street a community organizer? According to the discussion on Daily Kos this morning, apparently it also includes those such as Mother Teresa.

I wonder which of those Obama was closest to.

Stephen Dinan, national political correspondent, The Washington Times