Palin Smarter Than Biden (Couldn’t Resist)

Sorry, I couldn’t resist that headline after weeks of hearing how stupid, provincial and unqualified Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is for vice president of the United States.

In a remarkable flareup of candor from CNN, we find that Palin spoke at a higher grade level in Thursday night’s vice presidential debate than did Senator Joe Biden.

An analysis carried out by a language monitoring service said Friday that Gov. Sarah Palin spoke at a more than ninth-grade level and Sen. Joseph Biden spoke at a nearly eighth-grade level in Thursday night’s debate between the vice presidential candidates.

Grade level: Biden, 7.8; Palin, 9.5 (Newspapers are typically written to a sixth-grade reading level.)

That tells you something about newspapers as well, doesn’t it?

The article also tells us something about those founders and early statesmen who, oh my, just weren’t as smart and as sophisticated as we are today (with our zombie-like followings of Britney Spears and Survivor: Third Moon of Jupiter):

The analysis said Abraham Lincoln spoke at an 11th-grade level during his seven debates in 1858 against incumbent Stephen A. Douglas in their race for a Senate seat from Illinois.

Hmmm. Maybe those folks living in America’s past actually did know a thing or two.

And either way you look at it, Palin showed the elitists snobs in the “mainstream” media and other Leftist peanut galleries a thing or two Thursday night.

4 Responses to “Palin Smarter Than Biden (Couldn’t Resist)”

  1. your article is complete spin. palin did a passive tone (deflecting from blame) while biden’s tone was active. in other sense she shows off some deviousness. as far as being smart or being visionary, palin has not proven to be either.

  2. Your comment is complete spin.

    Biden claimed McCain was walking in lockstep with Cheney, following Darth Cheney’s evil bidding. Palin countered that he didn’t; what need was there to use active voice to say he didn’t do something?

    You libs just hate that there’s a conservative woman not drinking the feminist, pro-abortion Koolaid, don’t ya?


    “But a higher grade level doesn’t mean what you’re saying is understandable. CNN brings up a Palin sentence toward the end of the debate.

    “What I would do, also, if that were ever to happen, though, is to continue the good work he is so committed to of putting government back on the side of the people and get rid of the greed and corruption on Wall Street and in Washington,” Palin said.

    The firm grades that sentence at a super doctorate level giving it an 18.3 grade.

    “When she said it, it sounded good, but on paper it’s a completely different animal,” said the President of the Global Language Monitor. “It’s like, what is that?”

  4. Perhaps the newsmen at CNN just weren’t smart enough to get it. Remember, CNN admitted most newspapers are written at a 6th grade level. Maybe the media isn’t so swuft.