Sarah Palin: Just as Inarticulate as George Bush

Today, David Brooks, quite predictably, announces the triumph that was Sarah Palin last night:

When nervous, Palin has a tendency to over-enunciate her words like a
graduate of the George W. Bush School of Oratory, but Thursday night
she spoke like a normal person. It took her about 15 seconds to define
her persona — the straight-talking mom from regular America — and it
was immediately clear that the night would be filled with tales of
soccer moms, hockey moms, Joe Sixpacks, main-streeters, “you betchas”
and “darn rights.” Somewhere in heaven Norman Rockwell is smiling.

Here's the kind of answer he and other conservative pundits are celebrating:

You mentioned education and I'm glad you did. I know education you are
passionate about with your wife being a teacher for 30 years, and god
bless her. Her reward is in heaven, right? I say, too, with education,
America needs to be putting a lot more focus on that and our schools
have got to be really ramped up in terms of the funding that they are

I'm sorry, but I can't even follow what she's saying. Awshucks six-pack Joe vernacular is fine (hey, my people are from West Virginia by God!), as long as it's part of a coherent sentence. Sarah Palin's mangled English reminds me of no one more than George Bush. And if she ever becomes President, I have no doubt she'd be as terrible a President as he has been.

I continue to be surprised anyone is buying this hokum.


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