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Is Sarah Palin confused about Robert Frost?

By Harriet Staff

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Palin says of writer Joe McGinniss , who is camping out next door to her in Alaska:

Wonder what kind of material he’ll gather while overlooking Piper’s bedroom, my little garden, and the family’s swimming hole? Welcome, Joe! It’ll be a great summer – come borrow a cup of sugar if ever you need some sweetener. And you know what they say about “fences make for good neighbors”? Well, we’ll get started on that tall fence tomorrow …

Andrew Sullivan–who thinks the Fox News consultant is misinterpreting “Mending Wall” –and his readers do some close reading:

I’m not out to set up Palin as a literary expert, but she is adopting a perfectly valid side of the argument . . .


Posted in Poetry News, Uncategorized on Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 by Harriet Staff.