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Palin Thinks She May Be Too Unconventional to Win

  1. AnnCee profile image78
    AnnCeeposted 5 years ago

    Is there a name for this type of English misusage?

    I think Palin uses too many words to win the election. 

    Her words always remind me of a student whose assignment is an essay of a certain length who pads the nothingness of their thoughts with extra words.  If she turned in an assignment to me the red corrections would look like a crime scene.

    Why say she "calls" when she can say she "will call?"   

    Why say "won't" when she can say "will not be?"   

    Why say "that lets" when she can say "as to let a?"

    Why say "or" when she can say "whether it be?"

    Why say "follow their gut" when she can say "do what their gut tells them to do?"

    A horrible cloud of bad English usage.  It drives me nuts to hear or read her words.


    She "studied" journalism for crying out loud.

    1. DTR0005 profile image84
      DTR0005posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I am just praying the GOP has a brain fart and lets her run - You couldn't buy tickets to entertainment like that!

    2. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I am concerned we really do not have a valid alternative to Obama,  at least not yet. A little scary, really. Both Parties, both garbage choices.

      x-pat may be a viable answer if this crap keeps crawling out of the woods to declare a candacy

      1. lady_love158 profile image60
        lady_love158posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Remember when Clinton ran nobody knew him and Bush had an approval rating of 90%! It's early in the campaign and there are plenty of good candidates!

  2. Mighty Mom profile image89
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    OMG, AnnCee! That crime scene line is FABULOUS!
    http://www.websmileys.com/sm/cool/049.gif

    "If you can't dazzle 'em with brilliance,
    baffle 'em with bulls$%t!"

    That could be Palin's credo.
    Sloppy writing (or in her case, speaking) is the result of sloppy thinking.

    Don't know how she got this far, but am relieved she is curtailing her presidential ambitions. I bet the GOP is relieved, too.

    1. AnnCee profile image78
      AnnCeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, Mom.  Means something coming from you. smile

      I don't think she'd ever get GOP support.  I think she knows that.

  3. Flightkeeper profile image79
    Flightkeeperposted 5 years ago

    She is unconventional.  That's what I like about her.  She follows George Bush, in that she makes up all sorts of words.  She doesn't have the snake oil smoothness of Bill and the empty nice words just words of Shiny.  Sarah should stick around and keep honing her skills in all parts of government.  I have no objection to her earning a lot of money first either because she's going to need that when she gets serious.

    1. lovemychris profile image80
      lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, but she's got the venom of Delay.
      And she's anti-woman. No tanks.

    2. bgamall profile image84
      bgamallposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I made up a word. Ponzification. It means to pompously implement a giant ponzi scheme upon the masses.

      1. Flightkeeper profile image79
        Flightkeeperposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Then Obama should know that word very well!

        1. Cagsil profile image59
          Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Hey Flightkeeper, actually all politicians know of it, they just play dumb, so the masses don't realize it. lol

      2. dutchman1951 profile image60
        dutchman1951posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I like that word...lol

  4. lady_love158 profile image60
    lady_love158posted 5 years ago

    She's folksy and seemingly disconnected from washington. She's more like regular women I know and I like her. However she doesn't always sound presidential and that will hurt her. I do hope she runs and in the debates I get to hear her trash Obama!

    1. AnnCee profile image78
      AnnCeeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Honestly do you know women who talk like Palin?

      1. lady_love158 profile image60
        lady_love158posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Yes I do! I have family in MN! They all talk like that! Lol

    2. bgamall profile image84
      bgamallposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Democrats hope she runs too. I am an independent and I think both parties have sold out to the banksters.

  5. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    Look at this:
     
    Orrin Hatch has been in the senate since January 3, 1977


    Amazing, isn't it?

  6. superwags profile image79
    superwagsposted 5 years ago

    Is "unconventional" American for "stupid"?!

    1. lady_love158 profile image60
      lady_love158posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      How droll... how very droll! Lol!

      1. superwags profile image79
        superwagsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Ah you love my English wit. You lot can't seriously be suggesting this one as president can you? Even you!

        1. lady_love158 profile image60
          lady_love158posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Sure why not! We tried the inexperienced community organizer socialist black guy with the broad smile why not the proven executive former beauty queen conservative with the folksy accent and friendly wink?

          1. superwags profile image79
            superwagsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Ah America, the greatest democracy on earth! Isn't there an actor standing for this election or something? Someone who really knows their stuff and deserves their finger on the nuclear button!

            You should get some proper politicians in to head up one of the parties; some real b****rds like us!

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIXH3-A8 … re=related

            1. lady_love158 profile image60
              lady_love158posted 5 years ago in reply to this

              We already had an actor!

              1. superwags profile image79
                superwagsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                God help us! I don't know why you even come on here writing about politics, the rest of your country gave up years ago!

                1. lady_love158 profile image60
                  lady_love158posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  That's a great observation and the reason why we are where we are electing socialists into positions of authority! It's also the reason why so many have decided to reengage in the process and why you will continue to see democrats ejected including Obama!

                  1. wormdo profile image60
                    wormdoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    I realize I may be opening a can of worms here but may I ask why you hate socialism so much?

                  2. superwags profile image79
                    superwagsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Socialists? Obama?! Hehe, Americans! He would be considered the most capitalist MP we have in western Europe!

                    Look at the Swedish Nightmare shown here by good investigative journalism from the Daily Show:
                    http://fliiby.com/file/340916/lscnouu71b.html

  7. Mighty Mom profile image89
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Now wait just a minute, there, superwags!
    The rest of the country did NOT give up on actors long ago.
    In fact, here in the Golden State (California), we just got rid of our most recent actor cum governor a couple of months ago.
    He told the film industry "I'll be back."
    And so he went...

    I have nothing against entertainers as politicians per se.
    I think either Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert could make the transition to public office quite nicely.

    1. Cagsil profile image59
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol

    2. 69
      logic,commonsenseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hmmm, let's see, could that be because of term limits he could not run again?
      Not to mention he was a Democrat in disguise.
      Colbert and Stewart in public office, that is hilarious, they would be subject to the humorous attacks they so gratuitously serve up. Pretty sure they couldn't stand the heat.  That would be funny to watch though!

    3. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Mighty Mom..?

  8. Mighty Mom profile image89
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Hello dutchman.
    You had a question for me?
    Is it my turn to rebut logic,commonsense?
    I agree with him!
    A Colbert/Stewart ticket would be a hoot.

  9. Evan G Rogers profile image83
    Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago

    Palin IS too unconventional to win.

    That's why you should vote for Ron Paul in 2012

    1. wormdo profile image60
      wormdoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I could never vote for someone who sponsored the Sancity of Life Act (aka anti-choice) or the Marriage Protection Act (aka homophobic).

      1. lovemychris profile image80
        lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        He also voted to keep the oil subsidies going. He said it's because it would be a tax increase on oil companies.....
        But when business raises prices, what do they call that? When the cost of living becomes untenable with the wages people are making, what is that called?
        Tough luck. Deal with it, just don't tax us.

        It IS a ponzi scheme, and the richest of the rich always win.
        Libertarian or not.

        And obviously, he is not a true Libertarian. Freedom is freedom. Not; freedom, but not for you.

  10. pisean282311 profile image56
    pisean282311posted 5 years ago

    she should become president of usa...she is right person after bush to be at the post...atleast we can have 3-4 more wars before usa declares bankruptcy...

  11. NateSean profile image84
    NateSeanposted 5 years ago

    There's a very selfish and altruistic reason that I suddenly want Sarah Palin to win the election. Either that or Hillary needs to give it a go again.

    Simply put: I made 20 dollars off of a seventy-five cent newspaper on Ebay the day Barack Obama was elected into power.

    Come 2012, I plan to have several copies of the the first woman president ready to rake it in for me. And I just can't do that if yet another wrinkly old white man wins the presidency.

 
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