Monday, June 13, 2011

Bombshell From Alaska Email Quest

Here it is:
"I'm a centrist Democrat, and would have loved to support my hunch that Ms. Palin is illiterate," said 2tor Chief Executive Officer John Katzman.

"However, the emails say something else. Ms. Palin writes emails on her Blackberry at a grade level of 8.5.

"If she were a student and showing me her work, I'd say 'It's fine, clear writing,'" he said, admitting that emails he wrote scored lower than Palin's on the widely used Flesch-Kincaid readability test.

"She came in as a solid communicator," said Paul J.J. Payack, president of the Global Language Monitor. The emails registered as an 8.2 on his version of the test. "That's typical for a corporate executive."
Not only wasn't she involved in evil doings her Blackberry communications were that of a CEO. Double bummer.

BTW, last time they checked Obama he came in with an 8.8 for his first State of the Union speeches, pretty low but it was from a prepared draft for teleprompter so they could have dumbed it down. However, since Palin's score was largely based on email jibber-jabber the only fair thing for the Times and WaPo to do is to request Obama's Blackberry/email records of his time in the US Senate for comparison. Presuming they are available.

2 comments:

Debbie said...

I love it!

Debbie
Right Truth
http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

LASunsett said...

I always thought the purpose of an e-mail was to communicate in a short concise manner. I didn't know they are grading them. Who write a thesis on e-mail?

Jerks, all of them.