October 5, 2008

Palin's Reading Habits

"Submitted for publication

Dear Editor,

The focus has shifted from Sarah Palin's disastrous performance in the Katie Couric interviews to her better than expected debate performance. Still, I'd like to redirect us to the fact that Sarah Palin could not name a single periodical or newspaper that she read to stay informed. Let's be honest. That is NOT a trick question from the media elite. As a lifelong educator, I suspect this woman does not read. Ever. The way she mangles the English language, both in interviews and even in spouting her memorized talking points, only corroborates that view. People who read know how to use language clearly and effectively.

Sara Stevenson

Middle School Librarian who reads The Austin American-Statesman, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker.
Austin, Texas"

(via Stephen Krashen's "Krashen Digest" mailing list)