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Vanity Fair edits Palin

Editors at Vanity Fair, evidently lacking anything more constructive to do, have produced a marked-up version of Sarah Palin's painfully rambling resignation speech. It's an instructive example of the editor's art, demonstrating conclusively that the best way to improve a piece of writing is often to knock out a few words.

However, there is at least one thing Palin got wrong that Vanity Fair failed to correct. On the last page of the transcript, Palin refers to Alaska's new lieutenant governor, Craig Campbell, as "Lieutenant General." Well, he may indeed be the new lieutenant governor, but in the military he's [the very model of] a [modern] major general. Do I get a king salmon for that catch?


Blogger Mickfoil said...

I don't have any salmon, but I do have some Dancing Trout beer from Missoula I can share with you.

3:59 PM  
Blogger Martin said...

Yum. As long as it doesn't taste too fishy.

11:03 AM  

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