Vanity Fair edits Sarah Palin’s resignation speech

Executive literary editor takes a red pen to her address


Sarah Palin’s resignation speech was hardly eloquent so Vanity Fair decided to let its team have a go at it and shape it up to its “publishable” standard. Executive literary editor Wayne Lawson, along with representatives from research and copy departments took a stab at Palin’s speech.

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Vanity Fair edits Sarah Palin’s resignation speech

  1. What Vanity Fair's editors didn't realize was that it was not a speech written by Sarah Palin or anyone for that matter. It was a transcript of a speech given off the top of her head using cursory notes on note cards. One doesn't speak extemporaneously like one would write. To edit the speech like a high school essay is deceitful. It implies that the speech was written when it was not. It was spoken, on the fly. Vanity Fair shows its bias by editing it like it was a written speech.

    In fact, looking at their corrections, the written version that they would have produced would have made listeners die of boredom compared to what she actually said of the top of her head. Palin is a gifted extemporaneous speaker. That's why she draws the huge crowds. She is an innately talented politician that the Vanity Fair people fear.

    • Talented politician? lol…..Please tell me that's your dry sense of humour that just isn't translating well. Glen, c'mon ol' boy, you need to turn Fox News off and walk away from the T.V.

      • Let's just say sobriety does not become some people, Glen among them.