Gee, I have to ask, if Sarah Palin is so darn unqualified to be vice president, then why does the left have to make up things to criticize her about?
At some point, I would love to do a full run-down of all of the anti-Palin untruths, and there are many, but for now, I’ll leave you with this one.
But first, there, their, and they’re are three words that sound the same, but have different meanings. You should always be careful to use the right one – especially if you are a news transcriptionist during a nasty election.
In an interview with Katie Couric, Gov. Sarah Palin was asked to explain why being governor of a state that borders Canada and Russia enhances her foreign policy credentials.
She replied, “Well, it certainly does because our — our next door neighbors are foreign countries, there in the state that I am the executive of.”
But the transcript, at least on HuffPo, reads, “They’re in the state that I am executive of.”
Bloggers are jumping all over this as the latest example of Palin’s incompetence.
She thinks Russia and Canada are in Alaska!
No, if she did, she would not consider it relevant foreign policy experience.
Even an English professor and novelist is not immune from committing his own language gaffe.
They’re in the state that I am executive of. Highly reassuring, you’ve gotta think, for those who thought Johnny Mac went off half-cocked with this pick.
Speaking of going off half-cocked, you might want to listen to the audio on that, Phil. It’s right there on your site.
It is pretty clear what she is saying. She barely pauses between “countries” and “there.”
Just remember, there-their-they’re are commonly confused, even by professionals.
Perhaps more often than the confusion over FDR’s 1929 TV address.
I have to ask, do we really want to get into a whose VP is more stupid contest?
Didn’t think so.