I guess you can measure anything....A group took 530 members of Congress and ranked them by grade level according to the length of words and sentences in speeches they gave.
The idea is to determine who speaks intelletually at the highest level, and our Congressman scores well. Rep. Bill Owens speaks at a grade 12.8 level.
Since he spent his career as one of Plattsburgh's top lawyers, I would hope he can articulate, but nonetheless, having a Congressman who scores towards the top in this category is better than the alternative.
We need to rank our local officials too, except some of them never say anything. I remember covering as a newsman the old 34 member Jefferson County Board of Supervisors. I'll bet you in a given year, 20 of them never uttered a word...What grade level does that get you ?
Watertown Daily Times | Owens speaks more better than other NY senators, reps