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Diagramming Palin’s sentences

If you haven’t read it it, Kitty Burns Florey at Salon has written a delightful piece about the convoluted manner in which Sarah Palin speaks.

Burns Florey makes the case that “No one but a Republican denial specialist could argue with the fact that Sarah Palin’s recent TV appearances have scaled the heights of inanity.”

The author cites several clear statements made by leaders, for example:

“I have a dream.”

“I am not a crook.”

“I did not have sexual relations with that woman.”

True or not, those statements are clear. But, what, pray tell, does Palin mean when she makes statements like this to Katie Couric:

“It’s very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where—where do they go?”

Burns Florey attempts to diagram it, with some success though its meaning is still non-existant:

Other Palin statements literally go nowhere, like when she told Charlie Gibson this:

“I know that John McCain will do that and I, as his vice president, families we are blessed with that vote of the American people and are elected to serve and are sworn in on January 20, that will be our top priority is to defend the American people.”

Burns Florey gives the diagramming a shot, but it’s no use:

Burns Florey proposes that world leaders, more so than the rest of us, must have the ability to think quickly and clearly especially in times of crisis. (There are no 3 X 5 card in life.) Can Palin do it? Burns Florey concludes that Palin certainly thinks a lot but the quality of that thinking is

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One thought on “Diagramming Palin’s sentences

  1. Kevin Croitz on said:

    perhaps its really a secret code, for the upcoming apocolypse, or she’s just taking too many pills, Kevin

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