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Finally, some conservatives and Republicans are starting to peak out of the closets and into the streets about what they really think of Sarah Palin.  

Lovely Spouse and I are on a trip (Lesbian Jewish Wedding Reception) that I intend to blog about but had to drop in a post about Palin’s horrible diction. 

I’m from an area of the country where sometimes you can barely tell that we’re speaking English so I get the idea of having relaxed speech on my blog & among friends and family.  I drop my “ings,” repeatedly say the word “cool,” and have to catch myself so I don’t say I-talian. 

But when I’m talking to an applicant for a job, or talking to a client, I do my very best not to show where I came from because it makes a person sound less than intelligent.  In addition, the forcefullness of the message is diluted.   Of course, Sarah Palin doesn’t have a message but that’s another post.

On our drive yesterday this subject came up and the first thing I said was, “Sarah Palin’s manner of speaking is appauling.”  She sounds like she’s down at the corner diner having coffee with “the Elite 6.”  Does the woman have no common sense?   Is she ignorant of the correct way to pronounce words?  Does she not care?  Does she think it makes her more appealing as a candidate for VP? 

Anyway . . . finally some conservatives and Reblicans are coming out of the closet about Sarah Palin.

Here’s one example:

But apparently much of America is willing to vote for her based on her looks. The GOP better hope so. She sure isn’t going to win based on her brains.

We got a hint of that during her supposedly brilliant acceptance speech at the GOP convention. In the midst of the predictable diatribe at the media, Palin denounced pundits. That’s fine, but she pronounced the word “pundints,” adding a nonexistent “n” to the second syllable.

My fellow conservatives made fun of Sean Penn last year when he employed that same mispronunciation as part of a tirade against the Bush administration. And deservedly so. We conservatives are smart. People who can’t pronounce simple, two-syllable words aren’t.

That goes for simple three-syllable words as well. In a televised interview with Fox News last week, Palin was served a softball question by Sean Hannity about the economy. In her response, she twice attacked the “verbiage” of her opponents. And in both cases, she pronounced it “verbage,” leaving out the second syllable. 

Again this is the sort of thing that, if done by a Sean Penn or some other Hollywood airhead, would be held up as evidence of inferior intelligence.

Read the rest at:  http://blog.nj.com/njv_paul_mulshine/2008/09/this_pundint_is_appalled_by_pa.html

Too bad that we didn’t get a chance to take all of our children to the 2008 Values Voters Summit.  The values on display were  . . .  interesting. 

In the fervor surrounding the McCain – Palin presidential ticket, ‘values voters’ concoct ‘Obama Waffles’ in an effort to rally the conservative base to reject Barack Obama. The question is: is it in good taste?