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Written by: Diana West
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 7:33 AM 

Ann of the excellent Refugee Resettlement Watch has been posting her way through Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals. This book is the closest thing to a Bible for community organizers such as, well, our president, who, nonetheless, doesn't ever mention the book or credit Alinsky in either of his two memoirs. While there's probably a rule for radicals about that--as in Cover Your Tracks--Ann just sent me a post by her blog partner Judy showing that not just conservatives are noticing the Obama-Alinsky connection.

It is called "Alinsky's son boasts that Obama uses his father's methods" and it quotes from a column by Phyllis Schlafly that opens:

Immediately after the Democratic National Convention in Colorado, the Boston Globe published a letter from David Alinsky. He boasted about how Barack Obama had made effective use of his training in the methods of David’s late father, the famous Chicago radical, Saul Alinsky.

David Alinsky gloated: “I am proud to see that my father’s model for organizing is being applied successfully beyond local community organizing to affect the Democratic campaign in 2008. It is a fine tribute to Saul Alinsky as we approach his 100th birthday.”

Read the rest here.




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