Mrs. Paglia defends the substance of expression over the technicality of articulation. A reminder that “he’s so well spoken” ain’t a compliment, dad gum it. Meanwhile, somewhere far, far away in a distant land of lifestyle managers and confused ideals, Russell Simmons can be heard chanting “street poets, street poets, why don’t they get it”.

I am very sorry that he, and so many other members of the educational elite, cannot take pleasure as I do in the quick, sometimes jagged, but always exuberant way that Palin speaks — which is closer to street rapping than to the smug bourgeois cadences of the affluent professional class.

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