Sarah Palin, Alaska’s about-to-be-former governor, delivered her resignation speech Fourth of July weekend. In doing so, she revealed once again why she should immediately recuse herself from the national stage and concentrate on fishing and hunting deep, deep in the Alaskan wilderness.
In case her deficiencies weren’t apparent to those who listened to her speech, the wordsmiths over at Vanity Fair marked up a transcript as if preparing it for publication.
It’s enough to make this former editor cry. And sigh with relief that I’m retired. I have nothing but admiration and pity for the editors, copy editors, and fact checkers who will be responsible for making Palin’s forthcoming book intelligible enough to publish.
Thanks to Chris over at Blogging with Badger for finding this outstanding example of the behind-the-scenes art of editing.