The Wild Wordsmith of Wasilla*

Much has been said and written about Caribou Barbie's slaughtered syntax, so I've tried to avoid piling on. I am, after all the man whose first TV-commercial script began…

"It may appear docile at rest, but inside the GT Avalanche beats the heart of an animal…"

The mountain bike I was shilling for was called the Avalanche and the best I could muster was an animal metaphor. What a hack. In my defense I will only say this:

I wasn't running for Vice President.

The following assay of Sarah Palin's cunning linguistics was penned by the inimitable *Dick Cavett.


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