Sarah's 8th grade reading level

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    Jimmy Kimmel is my latest source of information about the important issues of the day. He reports that it is being reported that Sarah Palin has an 8th grade reading level. The pitiful thing is that it exceeds her history scores.
     
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    Jimmy Kimmel is a comedian, unless people like him are your sources
    of information.:rolleyes:
     
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    Of course an 8th grade level is 4 times more than yours.
     
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    What does that equate to in English terms for those of us across the pond? Second year secondary? If that's the case I could read pretty much as well then as I can now!
     
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    We have 12 grades, usually elementary 1-6, middle school 7-9, and high school 10-12. Eighth grade translates to about 13 years old and very poorly educated.
     
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    this ought to be good, but i have to sign off now. you kids play nice and i will check in on you later.

    p.s. please please let her get nominated!!!
     
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    I find this thread an insult to well read eighth grade students. Sarah Palin: The Sound and the Fury | Politics | Vanity Fair
    From the article....

    Early in the 2008 campaign, when John McCain’s aides discovered that Alaska-size gaps existed in Palin’s general knowledge (among those previously unreported: she had no idea who Margaret Thatcher was), they from time to time would give her some books to read in hopes of improving the candidate’s learning curve. On one such occasion, Palin accepted the books, set them aside, and for the next 25 minutes was held rapt by one of her three BlackBerrys.
     
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    as opposed to the Obama we ended up with as a President who refused to give up his Blackberry, had a meltdown over the idea.

    I enjoy watching and reading the attacks at Sarah Palin, she's a lot smarter than people give her credit for. I still don't see her as a viable Presidential contender, but anything is possible after all she was born in Idaho.:smile: where all great people are from.:smile:


    According to certain sources the 8th grade reading level is the national average.

    (enter 'average reading level of American adult' in a search engine)
    so Sarah Palin is right there in average land, you betchya.
     
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    Well put, Hoss.
     
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    What a state of affairs when a Presidential candidate with "average" reading skills is defended for same (even exalted).
     
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    Well consider this as well, his inaugural speech and his 2011 State of The Union Speech were listed as being at 8th grade level and his 2010 SOTU was equally low and yes, lower than George W.Bush. The 2010 SOTU said to be ranked 4th to the lowest since FDR's 1st SoTU and lower than approximately 70% of the SoTU speechs. Apparently Sarah Palin isn't that far removed from the White House standards of excellence after all.:biggrin1:

    (and as far as I can remember she never needed a teleprompter to converse with 6th graders but President Obama did)

    I don't think that President Obama is necessarily stupid, I think he keeps treating the voters, the American public as being stupid, he has no real respect for the citizens and it shows in how he talks down to the people. Say what you want about Palin, she doesn't talk down, she talks at eye level, looks you in the eye, Obama won't ever do that.
     
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    Have you met the average American citizen? Treating them as stupid is being rather generous.
     
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    and if that's what we have as a President, then we don't need him. Being aware that many aren't as educated is one thing, being a show off and putting on airs is quite another. Talking down to people is not a plus. Then again, we are dealing with a President who gives the Queen of England an i-pod, he doesn't seem to hold much regard for anybody.
     
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    Facts not in evidence.

    Obama talks "Eye to eye" with Joe the Plumber

    Obama meet and greet
     
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    Ouch! Damn Hoss play nice or are we going to have to go tell pa on you again?
     
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    Just don't tell Adam, he has a wickedly hot branding iron.
     
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    Palin panders to what is essentially the illogical, the blindly ideological and the stupid. Case in point, do a fact check on her views on American History. I don't care if you look me in the eyes... if you're wrong, you're WRONG. Period.

    Opinions have no relevance if they're devoid of fact.
     
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    Adam also has a wicked right cross.:biggrin1:
     
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    I would chalk it up to that the woman is completly cracked. The only thing worse than a lunatic is a poorly educated one (as if that even matters).
     
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