Alex Massie

Sarah Palin: Poet

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I'm indebted to Stephen Pollard, late of this very parish, for alerting me to these poetic renditions of the Blessed Sarah's public pronouncements. They have a certain zany - zen? - charm to them. For instance:

"Prayer Before Debating Joe Biden"

I.

I said, "Piper, 'kay,

I'm going out onstage.

I'm debatin' this guy,

it's going to be kind

of tough," I said. "SO PRAY!"

II.

I said, "Piper, just pray

that I win, 'cause you know,

why not, just pray that

I do well—and, oh!,

Man, try and keep it

easy," I said. "JUST PRAY!"

speech in Hamilton, Ontario, April 15, 2010

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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