The unassimilable strangeness of the Palin phenomenon
Four days ago, I wrote an entry entitled, “The shrieky-voiced, big-haired presidential nominee?”
Then a day or two later, I came upon the video of Palin’s Sept 16 speech at the National Quartet Convention, a religous group.
I’m not going to talk about the content of this speech, once it gets going, which is, more or less, Palin’s belief in God, mixed with the usual anecdotes about herself that she’s told a hundred times. I’m just talking about the way she speaks. The woman doesn’t speak. She screeches. She screeches non-stop. That’s all she does, without relief. That a human being could talk like this—and that anybody, let alone an audience of thousands, could stand listening to it—leaves you dumbfounded, literally slack-jawed.
And this could be a presidential nominee? A president? It’s too strange.
I guess I am the anti-Terence. Many things human are alien to me.
That video is simply unbearable to watch. I hope the special ops people, wherever they have to interrogate enemy detainees, play this for hours on end. Real loud.Paul K. writes:
You wrote, “The woman doesn’t speak. She screeches. She screeches non-stop.” What is odd is that five minutes into the video, Palin jokes about her singing voice, which, if it is even worse than her speaking voice, I shudder to imagine.September 20
Ted Belman of Israpundit writes:
I find absolutely nothing wrong in the way she speaks or her voice.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 19, 2010 07:52 PM | Send