I wrote the other day about Palin's steady (but often nonsensical) platitudes, but that was before I realised she was actually reciting her own poetry. Thankfully, Slate have put me right on that one:
See. She's actually a poetic genius. Or as Hart Seely puts it in the Slate piece:
"Challenge to a Cynic"
You are a cynic.(To C. Gibson, ABC News, Sept. 11, 2008)
Because show me where
I have ever said
That there's absolute proof
That nothing that man
Has ever conducted
Or engaged in,
Has had any effect,
Or no effect,
On climate change.
"In campaign interviews, the governor, mother, and maverick GOP vice presidential candidate has chosen to bypass the media filter and speak directly to fans through her intensely personal verses, spoken poems that drill into the vagaries of modern life as if they were oil deposits beneath a government-protected tundra."Let's have another example:
"Haiku"As if this wasn't enough, Slate's Kitty Burns Florey also takes a look at Palin's grammar, and needless to say it's amusing.
Today it was AIG,
Important call, there.
(To S. Hannity, Fox News, Sept. 18, 2008)
Last Palin post of the day? Let's see what happens between now and 5.30.