Sarah Palin, Accidental Poet

By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2008 6:33 PM CDT
Students demonstrate in support of the Republican ticket outside the site of tonight's scheduled vice presidential debate between Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Joe Biden.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The past month has seen Sarah Palin become a vice presidential candidate, anti-feminist or feminist icon (depending on whom you ask) and ... a poet? Hart Seely, in Slate, transforms excerpts from the Alaska governor's interview transcripts into verse. Check out "Good and Evil":
It is obvious to me / Who the good guys are in this one / And who the bad guys are. / The bad guys are the ones / Who say Israel is a stinking corpse, / And should be wiped off / The face of the earth. / That's not a good guy.

"Challenge to a Cynic": You are a cynic. / 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