Friday, August 6, 2010

Eye-rolling Nonsense: Slate Writer Deconstructs Palin's Wacked-out Speech

Following the glorious verbal tradition of President George W. Bush, Alaskan Sarah Palin has achieved new depths in her misuse of the Queen's English.

Jacob Weisberg, the Slate writer who made a cottage industry from the illogical speech patterns of Bush, has been collecting the unintentional humor of Palin, speech so tortured that you wonder what, if anything, lies in that pretty little head of hers.

Weisberg is previewing his new book on Palin's nonsense in a column today in Slate, which includes a number of "winners." Some examples:
"It is from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia."

"God's will has to be done, in unifying people and companies to get that gas line built, so pray for that."

"And I think more of a concern has been not within the campaign, the mistakes that were made, not being able to react to the circumstances that those mistakes created in a real positive and professional and helpful way for John McCain."

Simply amazing, isn't it? Palin-speak, as Weisberg points out, is a hodge-podge of confusion and muddled thinking—and a perfect example of conservative simple-mindedness.

More silly and convoluted Palin-speak here.

1 comment:

Tulsan said...

Palin can serve as a quick IQ test. If you believe she makes sense, you flunk.