Monday, November 3, 2008

Fingers Crossed

So just what kind of a paragraph is THIS?!?

“And there must be something about San Francisco and he,” she continued, drawing laughter and cheers from the crowd. “Because it’s like I heard on Fox News today, it’s like a truth serum, where when he’s there he seems to be more candid. Remember it was there that he talking about, there you go, the bitter clingers. The cling-ons, all of us, I guess, hanging on to religion and guns.”


That's Sarah Palin, quoted on www.nytimes.com.

I would just like to say that in addition to any number of other things I'm voting for or against, I am most certainly voting against terrible grammar, usage, and composition in statements like this. In part because it is insidious, and affects my own writing, as this post demonstrates!

3 comments:

Rob said...

You'd think someone who reads all newspapers and magazines (Most of them! All of them! Any of them! A VAST variety of sources!) would have a slightly better grasp of the language.

I tell you, I think I'm going to miss all the comedy.

An Briosca Mor said...

I think Barack ought to appoint Sarah Palin ambassador to France, but send her to a Canadian radio studio instead. It would take her over four years to figure out that she's not in the right place, putting her totally out of the picture for 2012.

Melissa said...

Or, you know, just have her spy on Russia from her front porch. Give us some more of that excellent 'intel' to which we've grown accustomed.