Union Chief: ‘Jesus Was a Community Organizer’

By Natalie Gewargis

Sep 9, 2008 4:39pm

In Lebanon, Virginia, right now United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts is giving a characteristically enthusiastic introduction for Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in this southwest Virginia burg.

He said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., was more "Tonto" than "Maverick," and in a riff on community organizers — defending them from attacks from Republicans seeking to belittle Obama’s first job — he said that he, Martin Luther King, Jr., and other notables were all community organizers.

"Jesus was a community organizer," Roberts said.

- jpt

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