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.