Sarah Palin’s resignation speech: edited

As July shades into August, my thoughts begin to turn towards the new school year and the joys of marking. That’s why this piece from Vanity Fair about Sarah Palin’s mangled syntax and garbled clichés made me shudder:

Palin’s Resignation: The Edited Version

If you watched Sarah Palin’s resignation speech, you know one thing: her high-priced speechwriters moved back to the Beltway long ago. Just how poorly constructed was the governor’s holiday-weekend address? We asked V.F.’s red-pencil-wielding executive literary editor,  together with representatives from the  and  departments, to whip it into publishable shape. Here is the colorful result.

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