She's not exactly Thomas Jefferson. Hell, she's not even John F. Kennedy.
Now a journalist from The New Republic has taken a close look at Palin's speech. The results are interesting, but it's not flattering to the half-term governor.
Palin is given to meandering phraseology of a kind suggesting someone more commenting on impressions as they enter and leave her head rather than constructing insights about them. Or at least, insights that go beyond the bare-bones essentials of human cognition — an entity (i.e. something) and a predicate (i.e. something about it).The link is here.