...oversimplifications of it are not compelling.
So, downplaying Palin's experience as a mayor and governor isn't oversimplification?
Palin did not belittle community organizers....
In fact, she said that, unlike mayors, community organizers do not have "actual responsibilities..." Thats not spin. Thats what she said.
And that's not an insult, it's just reality. The two jobs don't compare.
Guliani laughed about Obama's experience as a community organizer. Thats not spin. Thats what he did.
He laughed at the comparison. Being a community organizer is certainly a worthwhile endeavor, as are many other things; but in the context of running for President and Vice President, few things compare to the responsibilities associated with being a mayor and/or governor (in Palin's case, it's "and," which Roger Catlin omitted). I think you're reading way too much into this.
Anyway, it will be interesting to see how the voters eventually interpret the comparisons.
RE: Community Organizers