Tucker Carlson and Awkward Sentences

Sentence structure is important people.  I was reading this odd piece about one of Paul’s stranger supporters and came across this awesome paragraph (Anjeanette Damon, RGJ via Huffington):

Paul’s campaign was surprised to see Hof, flanked by two prostitutes, emerge from a limousine outside of Lawlor Events Center this morning. They arrived with MSNBC journalist Tucker Carlson, who has been traveling with Paul for a piece he’s writing for the New Republic.

Once again, this time as parsed by me:

 surprised to see Hof, flanked by two prostitutes, emerge from a limousine outside of Lawlor Events Center this morning. They arrived with MSNBC journalist Tucker Carlson

Even in context that still reads a little ambiguously.  By holy crap, I jumped out of my skin a little bit at the thought of Tucker Carlson spontaneously arriving at a Ron Paul event with a Pimp and two Prostitutes.

“Dennis Hof is a good friend of mine, so when we got to Nevada I decided to call him up and see if he wanted to come check this guy out,” Carlson said.

Well, that certainly cleared that up.

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2 Responses

  1. Why am I not surprised.

  2. Me too, not very surprised.

    Your version is much better.

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