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February 19, 2009

Obamagramin’

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Inspired by Script & Scribble author Kitty Burns Florey‘s now-famous attempt to diagram a sentence spoken by Sarah Palin, over at The Millions blog Garth Risk Hallberg decided “to see what I could learn about the mind of President Barack Obama” by diagramming “a representative, and widely quoted, sentence from last week’s primetime press conference.” The results, he says, may reveal “the essential Obama gift: making complexity and caution sound bold and active, even masculine.”

Dennis Johnson is the founder of MobyLives, and the co-founder and co-publisher of Melville House. Follow him on Twitter at @mobylives

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