The results of Slate's "write like Sarah Palin" contest.

Who's winning, who's losing, and why.
Dec. 3 2009 7:14 AM

"The Snow Machine Pummeled Through the White-Dusted Plain Like a Jubilant Beaver"

The results of Slate's "write like Sarah Palin" contest.

The results of Slate’s “write like Sarah Palin” contest. Click to launch.

In honor of Sarah Palin's best-selling new memoir, Going Rogue, we asked Slate readers to submit sentences that captured Palin's unique style of writing. We received more than 700 entries, the best of which combined pastoral lyricism ("the soft periwinkle glow of the Alaskan morning") with unlikely metaphors ("The snow machine pummeled through the white-dusted plain like a jubilant beaver") and an adventurous approach to the English language.

Click here to read a slide-show report on the three winners, plus the runners-up.






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