Gosh Darn if Her Jargon Isn't as Empty as Folksy

Palin's 'pompom patois' obscures a big lack of substance
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 5, 2008 12:31 PM CDT
"In the middle class of America, which is where Todd and I have been, you know, all our lives..."   (AP Photo/Al Grillo, file)
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(Newser) – From the party whose leader infamously asked "Is our children learning?," we now have the baffling homespun language of Sarah Palin, for whom Maureen Dowd isn't thrilled to have to translate. The vice presidential candidate's "sing-songy jingoism" conceals a mass of contradictions and often a lack of real meaning, Dowd writes in the New York Times.

Palin's sound bites range from clueless (“Nuclear weaponry, of course, would be the be-all, end-all") to bizarre (watch as Putin "rears his head") to both grammatically borderline and self-contradictory (she will “positively affect the impacts” of the climate change she doesn't believe is man-made). Aw, bless her darn heart.