Not Dumb Enough?

Posted by | June 17, 2010 12:21 | Filed under: Contributors Gabe Berman Top Stories

by Gabe Berman

Gabe is a freelance writer for the Miami Herald and author of Live Like a Fruit Fly

Did you have a problem with President Obama’s speech from the Oval Office the other night?

Well, maybe you should have studied a bit harder.

According to Paul J.J. Payack, president of Global Language Monitor, the speech was written to a 9.8 grade level. Payack said Obama’s 19.8 words per sentence, “…added some difficulty for his target audience.”

Maybe this is why the Sarah Palins and Michele Bachmanns of the world are really connecting with Americans. Just about everything they say sounds like the chorus from that country song by Billy Currington – God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy.

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By: Gabe Berman

Gabe Berman is a native New Yorker who settled in South Florida after graduating from the University of Miami. An epiphany, a passion, and a trail of breadcrumbs led him out of Corporate America and into the career he was meant for. After eight years of writing columns for the Miami Herald, his book - Live Like A Fruit Fly - was published by HCI Books and subsequently endorsed by Deepak Chopra. His second book, The Complete B.S. Free and Totally Tested Writing Guide, helps artists find their voice and his latest work, Where Is God When Our Loved Ones Get Sick?, uncovers the answer to this haunting question.

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