The Syntax of Sarah Palin

One Palin favorite: she often uses “to” as the beginning of an infinite phrase or clause and sometimes as a preposition (sometimes replacing a conjunction!), but she writes them in strings, often combining parallel forms and dependent forms with a fluid grammar and syntax moving back and forth between the two: to set to the front ideas to be received to be shared to those to who count to lift up to the fallen to help the hurting to rise up to defeat our foes to defend our way to success.

Sarah Palin’s English – The New York Times



~~Welcome to the third smartest person from South Carolina. First there is Colbert, second Nikki and now Walter.

~~Oh, gosh.



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