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Palin blasts White House’s rapper invite:

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin joined the anti-Common refrain Wednesday night, questioning the White House's judgment for inviting the rapper to participate in a poetry event.

"You know, the judgment, it's just so lacking of class and decency and all that's good about America with an invite like this," Palin said on Fox News Channel. "It's just so easy to assume that they're just inviting someone like me or somebody to ask, 'Come on, Barack Obama, who are you palling around with now?'

"This rapper, we thought that we were to be united under the leader of the free world, Barack Obama, in tamping down racism and inciting violence and cop killing, certainly, and killing a former president," Palin said. "All those things that this rapper has glorified and really is known for, it just certainly reflects a lack of judgment on the White House's part ..."

I was having trouble making heads or tails of this, so I translated it.

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5 comments.

  1. It’s impressive that the fine people at CNN.com were able to extract enough sense from that babble to headline the article the way they did. *I* didn’t identify a blast anywhere amidst that blither.

    A very skillful translation. I think you managed to PERFECTLY convey the delicate nuances and subtleties of Palin’s verbal vomitage.

  2. http://www.commongroundfoundation.org/

    Check it–he has his own foundation and it runs a book club for kids.

  3. I just wanted to say ‘nice.’

  4. The translation made me LoL.

  5. I love how she says it’s “lacking of class”, as though she’s saying “You’re not good enough, you don’t belong with us.” Then she haughtily turns up her nose and storms off to go shoot an elk with her grandkid.
    Because you know, rappers and poetry don’t go together. It’s so UnAmerican.
    Also, love the translation. MOAR BLACKS IN THE WHITE HOUSE! OH NOZ!

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