Sunday, May 23, 2010

Palin's peculiar locutions:

In her appearance today on Fox News Sunday: (excerpts, emp add)
... don't assume that you can engage in a hypothetical discussion about constitutional impacts with a reporter or a media personality who has an agenda ...

These oil companies have got to be held accountable when there is any kind of lax and preventive measures to result in a tragedy like we're seeing now in the Gulf.

I don't know why the question isn't asked by the mainstream media and by others if there is any connection with the contributions made to President Obama and his administration, and the support by the oil companies to the administration,
1) "constitutional impacts" would be the impact of the Constitution on government action. But that's not what's at issue here. The issue is the Civil Rights Act, which is a law that was not "impacted" (i.e. declared unconstitutional) at all.

2) A "lax" approach can lead to a tragedy, but "preventative measures" do not (or are not supposed to).

3) Is there a connection between "contributions" to a politician and "support" of that politician? Sure. What is usually the concern is the reverse, the politician helping a contributor in exchange for money.

Palin has, within each of her statements, an element that is an upside-down conceptualization of the general point she's trying to make.

While Palin appears calm in these friendly-forum interviews, what she says reads as if it's from someone flustered.

To commenter Rockie the Dog: This what you were referring to in the last post.


To the first part: These answers do not strike me as spontaneous. My conclusion, she was prepped with the questions and may even have been prepped with the answers. She then got a few things wrong when she regurgitated them. Hence, the confusion.

To the second part: Yes, this is a good example. A lot of lip flapping without really saying anything.

On this topic generally: I would like to scream my head off at the Obama administration over the Gulf oil crisis. But I can't figure were their fault is or what they should be doing differently. I'm feeling frustrated and mad at the same time.

By Anonymous Rockie the Dog, at 5/23/2010 2:42 PM  

Listening to Palin mangle syntax makes my head hurt. I have wondered if it serves as a hypnotic confusion induction, whereby she deeply plants the key word associations of the R talking points in your mind? For some, these may resonate strongly. All the while, she jams the visual channels with all her "glam" and "fancy pageant walking" (Tina Fey's marvelous phrase). Basically, she has a natural "gift".

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/24/2010 5:24 AM  

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