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Sarah's Writing Scores Higher Than That Of Most Educated Americans
The Daily News ^ | 6/14/11 | celeste katz

Posted on 06/14/2011 7:35:29 PM PDT by HMS Surprise

AOL Weird News gave two writing analytic companies samples of the former Alaska governor's recently released emails and both agree that the Tea Party favorite writes as if she's in middle school.

The 24,000 emails during Palin's time as Alaska governor are still being studied. But the documents are filled with her famous folksy phrases like "holy moly," "shindig" and "holy flippin' crap."

It turns out Palin's writing skills are still better than most educated Americans. Global Language Monitor gave Palin's emails a score of 8.2, which actually exceeds that of most chief execs. "She's very concise. She gives clear orders. Her sentences and punctuations are logical," said Paul Payack of GLS. "She has much more of a disciplined mind than she's given credit for."

John Katzman, CEO of another company, 2tor, gave Palin a score of 8.5. He said the potential presidential candidate's emails scored higher than his own, when based on the widely-used Flesch-Kincaid readability test.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; bachmann; elections; obama; palin
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To: wolficatZ
"Semiliterates here should take note..."

Amen, FRiend!

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

51 posted on 06/15/2011 1:24:10 AM PDT by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? http://www.bigdawgmusicmafia.com)
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To: saintgermaine
I sure would like to read this letter. How can I find it?

See post #10

52 posted on 06/15/2011 1:34:21 AM PDT by jellybean (Bookmark http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/index.php for when FR is down)
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To: Huck

Agree. If I scored an 11 I’d go back, shorten sentences, straighten sentence structure to be more linear, and downsize words.

Eschew obfuscation.


53 posted on 06/15/2011 6:21:32 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: saintgermaine

Here ya go....

http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2011/06/palin-email-keller.html


54 posted on 06/15/2011 7:11:33 AM PDT by beckett (Amor Fati)
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To: JLS

I think the speeches when she takes her time can be pretty good. Yes, it’s interviews and some of her other speeches and appearances where her speaking doesn’t ring solid. I’m talking of form here, not content.

It’s partly accent, mostly timbre and pitch and speed. When she goes up in pitch especially.

Maybe it’s a regional thing? Some folks just can’t imagine a problem, others see it. I dunno. It’s hard to even describe. I mentioned Thatcher. I think Palin has at least as much, well, balls, as Maggie; but, there’s a reason Thatcher was called The Iron Lady. Again, I don’t think it’s content - other than I wish Sarah would drop the “golly” and “betcha” slang.

Here’s a Thatcher example, unscripted, in the dock for consideration of the comparison:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okHGCz6xxiw&feature=related

thanks for your reply.


55 posted on 06/15/2011 12:24:58 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: beckett

What you have done in admitting you were mistaken is something that few people ever do, to the very great detriment of the political discourse specifically, and the Country in general. Good on ya.


56 posted on 06/15/2011 2:44:50 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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To: SarahPalinForPresident2012

The libs are the only ones who have not underestimated her, from the very beginning. Give ‘em a little credit in that regard.


57 posted on 06/15/2011 2:46:33 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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