Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Those cards at Vanity Fair are so, so, witty

Oh well played, Vanity Fair: a man's job.

If you watched Sarah Palin’s resignation speech, you know one thing: her high-priced speechwriters moved back to the Beltway long ago. Just how poorly constructed was the governor’s holiday-weekend address? We asked V.F.’s red-pencil-wielding executive literary editor, Wayne Lawson, together with representatives from the research and copy departments, to whip it into publishable shape.

VF got their mitts on a speech designed to be listened to, edited that sucker to be read.  Had the girls from research green-ink a few phrases.  Copy-edited a transcript written by a third party.

You sure showed them who is the ignorant yahoo.

By 'them' I mean the suckers who subscribe to Vanity Fair and by 'yahoo' I mean the editor who green-lighted that feature. 


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