Robert Lane Greene on Governor Palin's Mastery of Language

Saturday, March 5, 2011

The following article by Robert Lane Greene appeared yesterday at

Friday is National Grammar Day, a commemoration of sorts begun in 2008 by the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar.


Palin is as masterly with language as Bush was not. She uses her unique way of speaking to devastating political effect. She has every confidence in her ability to reach her audience. Bush was reduced to half-apologizing for his stumbles. Palin owns them.

After "refudiate," she sent a follow-up tweet. "English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!" With trademark confidence, she turned the tables on the pointy-heads who mock her.


I was at Palin's coming-out speech at the 2008 Republican National Convention. She may not have written her line about the difference between a pit bull and a hockey mom ("lipstick"), but she delivered it perfectly. Watch it again. The crowd roared. She drew increased confidence and swagger as she went on. At the beginning she was an unknown. By the end, she was the Sarah Palin you know today. She now overshadows, in her ability to grab attention, the entire 2012 Republican field.

So on National Grammar Day, remember: Language is about communicating effectively, not just memorizing some highfalutin' rules. Bo Diddley knows that. So does Palin. Democrats (and Republicans) "misunderestimate" her at their peril.

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(h/t C4P)


Tammy,  March 5, 2011 at 11:45 AM  

WOW! God bless you, Ms Ross,for your common-sense truth and bravery! You were right-on in your comments and responses! Thank the good Lord you're on our side (pro-life,pro-america,pro-freedom)! Rock on,sista!

Tammy,  March 5, 2011 at 11:58 AM  

Re the "Sistah Talk" video:I would be very interested to know what these ladies think of Col.Allen West....and the one angry lady sitting on the far end of the panel who so self-righteously quoted MLK Jr.-she should have quoted one of the most important,if not THE most important parts of his writings,and his famous speech,dealing with skin color and character. She had some nerve saying "I don't know how you can call yourself a black woman".
She,and others like her,are part of the Dem's
black base that is so useful in keeping them in power,while discouraging black men and women from empowering themselves. With all her passion and dedication to her ideology,she could so easily empower herself,teach her children and grandchildren to do the same,and could give rise to a productive,positive wave of influence that would overshadow the stereotypical negativity that has such a stronghold on the black population today.
Leaders in the black community,such as Col. West,Thomas Sowell should be the cornerstone of a new wave of influence. They,and other patriots like Sarah Palin,have obviously had an effect on you! Keep doing what you do!

Adrienne Ross March 5, 2011 at 12:21 PM  

Tammy, thank you for your comments. I've said many times how hypocritical it was for Penwah to quote Dr. King while seemingly forgetting that he said we are NOT to judge by color, as she went on to question mine! LOL! People are hilarious. Sometimes you just have to laugh at them.

God bless you, and keep up the fight for good.

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