One more word on Sarah Palin there
What is wrong with people in this country? There is nothing wrong with the way Sarah Palin talks. Making fun of her dialect (which is widespread among my relations, by the by) is no different from making fun of a Southern drawl or Boston r-dropping or Ebonics. Why is the West suddenly the last fair geography to mock?
And, yes, she's not a talented soundbiter. So what? I grant you that tv skillz are necessary in today's media-ized political environment, but I'm guessing the governor of Alaska hasn't been dropping thousands on a soundbite coach. That's a crime?
I don't care if people hate her politics, but dismissing her as stupid because you don't like her accent or because she has no experience compressing big thoughts into ten-second segments is inexcusable. These are lousy lousy ways to judge the worth of either a human being or a politician.
I liked her before I heard her speak --- before McCain selected her. If you made all your judgments based on her tv-readiness, it's time to get over yourself.
I would sound like an idiot on tv.
I would sound like an idiot if you merely transcribed the way I talk.
Chances are, you would too.
Let's be honest about why Sarah Palin's [still] a punching bag. And then let's grow up a little.