Gail Collins caught these two Sarah Palin resignation speech Orwellisms this week:
“It would be apathetic to just hunker down and ‘go with the flow.’ Nah, only dead fish ‘go with the flow.’ No. Productive, fulfilled people determine where to put their efforts, choosing to wisely utilize precious time … to BUILD UP.”
Basically, the point was that Palin is quitting as governor because she’s not a quitter. Or a deceased salmon.
“Life is about choices!” declared the nation’s most anti-choice politician.
For an Orwellism that I noticed in Palin’s speech, see here.