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Grammarian in Chief

11:55 AM, Jan 28, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Marc Ambinder writes of Obama's speech:

on the tone: it was very conversational. It wasn't exceptionally well-written, which was a strength: it was more like a primer on politics for people who don't pay attention to it.

Last night a friend wondered how a couple of gramatically incorrect lines made it into the president's State of the Union address:

--"Each of these institutions are full of honorable men and women..."

--"But even if you doubt the evidence, providing incentives for energy efficiency and clean energy are the right thing to do for our future."
"Providing incentives are the right thing to do."
Illiterate speechwriters, editors, and President. How does that get through when this speech gets edited 100 times!

Now we know: It was all part of Obama's plan.

Via Jonah Goldberg

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