Skip to comments.Sarah Palin's emails: There's hardly any there [LA Times]
Posted on 06/15/2011 6:31:26 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
If the emails have a tale to tell, it is this: Sarah Palin was a typical governor of a state of less than a million people until John McCain selected her as his running mate. After that, she became a celebrity.
Although she has a journalism degree, she is in no way a polished writer whose email prose leaves you begging for more. She is an ordinary stylist and ordinary thinker.
These characteristics don't bring Abraham Lincoln to mind. But they aren't symptoms of incompetence either. Many of Alaska's governors have feuded with the media, struggled with the Legislature, run amok pursuing trivia, relied on only a handful of advisors, wearied of the congressional delegation rolling the truth downhill in the direction of the Capitol, and written unimpressively. Palin's open reliance on her Christian faith, however, is definitely different than her predecessors, a first.
It may be shocking, but as governor of Alaska, Palin spent a lot of time trying to do the job she had been elected to do, surrounded by people who sometimes agreed with her, sometimes not. This is not the banality of evil; it's the reality of governing.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
They couldn’t find anything else, so now they’re down to “writing style”, sentence structure, writing conviction, grammar, and spelling...the last frontier for those without any facts, or even a point.
I would point out that e-mail messages to subordinates and peers are not literature. One needs to communicate at a low enough level to get the message across clearly.
One doesn't generally "polish" such things.
Ya think the LA Times will now release the Khalidi/Obama tape?
Poor girl. All my emails read like the Gettysburg Address.
And we know this because we have 24,000 emails of other governors to compare with hers........oh wait...
So, they got nuthin’! The best they can do is damn her with faint praise. What a bunch of loser frauds. Bob
Wonder what Michael Carey’s accomplishments are and how they compare to Palin’s.
“If the emails have a tale to tell, it is this: Sarah Palin was a typical governor of a state of less than a million people until John McCain selected her as his running mate. After that, she became a celebrity and morphed into the tweeting, whining, high-decibel right-wing scold whose name excites or infuriates Americans as she continues to make millions of dollars from her fame on television and traveling the country, drawing endless media attention.”
Does Zer0’s academic record demonstrate that he is anywhere above a “D” student?
I’m guessing Charles Dickens would have written sh!tty emails.
So she’s “ordinary”, eh?
Somehow she’s managed to outmaneuver and outthink all you journalism majors. Admittedly, outdoing a newspaper goon doesn’t take much, but she’s done it with style and class.
Keep it up, LAT...you’ve gotta stick your head up Obama’s *** so that you can stay employed after your paper goes under.
And just what is the proper “prose” for quick e-mail note fired off from a blackberry?
Wait a minute...I thought the popular line on Lincoln in his time was that he was a dimwitted farmboy, coarse, crude and ugly to boot. Hmmmmm.....
Is that your text, or, are you quoting the LA Times?
I prefer the style of Ernest Hemingway, perhaps: "Please meet me in conference room 3 at 2:30 or you are likely to die..., alone..., in the rain."
What the heck is so "shocking" about that?
Michael Careys writing style did not leave me wanting more, either. Email was never intended to be prose. By it’s very name it is intended to convey information in a compact, portable and concise manner, quickly.
Dear LA Times:
GO POUND SALT.
When you hypocritical lying bastards launch a SIMILAR probe into the e-mails of the current non-entity in the White House as a Senator from Illinois, people MIGHT take your left-wing pandering more seriously. While you are at it, you should investigate Mr. Obama’s sources of FOREIGN funds when he last ran for office, his activities as a “community orghanizer in Chicago, and his alleged academic record OR LACK OF SAME.
No, what's shocking is how tiny a world liberals live in. But they have to, because to step out of it means they'd be exposed to the truth.