Someone misunderestimated Sarah Palin.
The John McCain campaign sent out the Alaska governor’s prepared remarks just as she began delivering her speech accepting the vice presidential nomination at the Republican Party convention in St. Paul.
I thought the idea was to keep us on tenterhooks, to stop leaks but … it appears that the campaign was working on the speech until the last minute, because it was not cleaned up for press.
It included ellipses to flag pauses for applause.
It also included a none-too-subtle reminder that President Bush, the least popular president in modern history, was not to be invoked.
A couple of bloggers have already noticed that Palin pronounces “nuclear” in the same trisyllabic way Bush does.
Palin had this reminder in the written speech:
Starting in January, in a McCain-Palin administration, we’re going to lay more pipelines … build more new-clear plants … create jobs with clean coal … and move forward on solar, wind, geothermal, and other alternative sources.
You saw that right: new-clear.