Is there a 12-step program for campaignoholics? If there is, don't tell me about it. I'm having too much fun with stuff like this:
Schnaufblog parses the Bristol Palin pregnancy announcement, in particular this sentence: "We have been blessed with five wonderful children who we love with all our heart and mean everything to us."
The relative clause after children contains a coordination structure. What causes the ungrammaticality (at least I think the sentence is ungrammatical, not just odd) is that who is an object pronoun in the first part of the sentence, i.e. one could also say whom ("...five wonderful children whom we love"), and a subject pronoun in the second part of the sentence, i.e. one could not say "...and whom mean everything to us".
Conjugate Visits points out that although Sarah Palin's husband, Todd, works in "blue-collar" fields, he ain't "working class":
He's an oil production manager and a commercial fisherman. But class-wise, his income helps put the family well outside the group that's often called "working class" and that struggles to get by in today's economy.
Is this a doctrine of pre-emptive friendship—immediately declaring crowds won over with an oratorical "mission accomplished"? Perhaps, but McCain's friending is a strategy that hearkens back to classical rhetoric.
Or maybe just to mid-20th-century musical theater.
OMG, Sarah Palin has a blog! Well, "Sarah Palin" does. And she has so much to share:
I just have to say that I love the comments! :) Outside of my rock (hi- todd!) there is no one else offering me this kind of support as I set out on this journey to become the second most powerful person in the world. Keep it coming, it is great! In alot of ways, I feel like Tom Joad in that movie East of Eden. I am out there for you. When there is stuff that is bad, I will be there to help.
There's a link from "Sarah"'s blog to "Bristol and Levi's wedding registry" at JCPenney.com. I totally have dibs on that awesome Bowler Camo Diaper Bag.