Friday, October 3, 2008

Palin's Poetry

The good people at have compiled the poetry of Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Whether you agree with her politically or not, her use of language is not the way language is typically used in a political campaign. Slate offers that Palin is not speaking incoherently, but rather speaking in poem. They took word for word her responses in recent interviews, and when viewed on the page, one could begin to believe they're right...

"On Good and Evil"

It is obvious to me
Who the good guys are in this one
And who the bad guys are.
The bad guys are the ones
Who say Israel is a stinking corpse,
And should be wiped off
The face of the earth.

That's not a good guy.

(To K. Couric, CBS News, Sept. 25, 2008)

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Also, for those of you fortunate enough to have grown up diagramming sentences in your grammar classes, the following may look vaguely familiar.


Jorgen said...

Ah, Sarah Palin: Master Rhetorician.

This is one of my favorites:

Katie: If it (the bailout bill) doesn’t pass, what is the alternative?

Palin: Th, uh, the alter, eh, as I say, inaction is not an option, we have got to sure up our economy. This is crisis moment for America; really the rest of the world, also, looking to see what the impacts will be if America were to choose not to sure up what has happened on wall street because of the… the… ultimate… adverse affects on main street and how that affects this globalization that we’re apart of ah, eh, in our world so the rest of the world really is looking at John McCain, the leadership he’s going to provide through this and if those provisions in the proposal can be implemented and make this proposal better, make it make more sense to tax payers, then, again, John McCain is going to prove his leadership.