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Sarah Palin's palm cheat-sheet steals her show


Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin addresses attendees at the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville on Feb. 6, 2010. (Ed Reinke/Associated Press)

Updated 2:37 p.m.
Has there been a more talked about stolen glance since George H.W. Bush looked at his wristwatch during a 1992 debate with Bill Clinton?

On Saturday, former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin glanced at her left palm during a question and answer session at the first National Tea Party Conference in Nashville. The topic: her thoughts on what the top three priorities for the GOP ought to be should the party regain control of Congress.

It quickly became apparent that Palin had been glancing at notes written on her palm. The Huffington Post produced a photographic close-up, which showed her hand contained the words "Energy", "Tax" and "Lift American Spirits." The phrase "Budget cuts" was also there, though the word "Budget" had been crossed out.

Much mockery has ensued -- from members of the press and liberal critics of Palin alike. Andrea Mitchell on Monday tweaked Palin's "cheat sheets" on MSNBC's Daily Rundown, saying she'd written notes on her own hand "just in case I didn't remember" the script.

The glance can be seen at 46 seconds into this video, produced and distributed by a liberal Washington advocacy group:

Palin's office declined Monday to comment on the flap, but on Sunday Palin responded in her own unique way, writing "Hi Mom!" on her palm during a campaign appearance with Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R).


Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin flashes her palm as she greets the crowd during a campaign rally for Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) February 7, 2010 in Cypress, Texas. (Dave Einsel/Getty Images)

Palin's message making light of the attention drawn by her hand-written hand note was first noted by blogger Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit.


Texas Gov. Rick Perry waits to take the stage with former Alaska governor Sarah Palin during a campaign rally for Perry February 7, 2010 in Cypress, Texas. (Dave Einsel/Getty Images)

By Garance Franke-Ruta  |  February 8, 2010; 11:29 AM ET
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Comments

Unfortune cookie slip say: If Palin hen continue lay egg in FOX NEWS nest, soon cooked goose. Ah so: You betcha.

Posted by: NoelnBetty | February 12, 2010 5:51 PM | Report abuse

The fact that the CONS feel they have to come out to defend her provides such great satisfaction to the rest of us. She's the gift that keeps on giving.

By the way, I could understand if she needed crib notes, or index cards, or a script for that matter, if she was giving a speech.... but she was answering a hand fed question about what HER top 3 priorities would be if she were in charge! Now, if she has to write THAT down on her hand to remember what the top things she would do to set us on the correct course, then one has to wonder if she is nothing more than a talking head. C'mon everybody, it shouldn't be that hard for somebody who aspires to lead the free world to talk, in a free-style format, about the things most important to them. It's not like she was getting grilled by Katie Couric... this was the TEA Party for crying out loud!

I have no qualms with the Republican party, and as an independent I actually side with many of their ideals, but I just can't understand why they want to thrust Palin to the forefront so much over so many other very qualified and more intelligent conservatives. Simply baffling!

Posted by: poguemahone | February 11, 2010 2:31 AM | Report abuse

Please: To all rational coresspondents - Do not, I iterate, do not attempt to "make-sense" of these issues. Logic has absolutely no place in this discussion. Instead, bring your anger, bigotry and dreams of :

1. The larger American Empire.

2. Misdirected funds to foreign countries whose compatriots here (many of whom hold American citizenship) have worked tirelessly to make sure Billions upon Billions of the tax payers dollar are sent to a single, yet foreign and sovereign entity.

3. The corollary of this activity also necessitates an agenda of misinformation that maintains a general, yet extremely effective pogrom of fear amongst the populace, resulting in polarization within this populace.

4. The recipient of these enormous injections of cash are not the American people ( though some with dual citizenship are offered a "double-whammy" of care.)

5. New question: What makes this method of dealing with a foreign entity in any way beneficial to the average American; let's say someone who can't afford healthcare for his family?

APOLOGY- sorry for trying to explain things, I can't help myself.

Posted by: kaibybrunis | February 9, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

I asked thess questions previously, but I see no responses. I am curious, why does Palin need notes for a Q&A, especially when she was aware of the questions? The notes she scribbled on her hand were basic Republican talking points.

Also, why does Palin call attention to the use of teleprompters and not print media? What difference does it make if one is more advanced technology? So what if Reagan, the Bushes, and Obama prefer more modern technology.

Posted by: 12345leavemealone | February 9, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

As Jon Stewart of the Daily Show said: Sarah Palin is closer to George Costanza than she is George Washington. ( This in regard to the oft scribblig of 'notes' on the hands of America's finest speakers.).

Posted by: kaibybrunis | February 9, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Question: Does America deserve Sarah Palin?

Posted by: kaibybrunis | February 9, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Obama needs a telepromter to speak to sixth graders. Andrea Mitchell says there are different rules for Sarah Palin...you betcha!!! Never would have seen you, Andrea, if the Post didn't show the video. Hows TV oblivion treatin' ya???

Posted by: kevin4sarah | February 9, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin simply isn't Presidential. Sarah Palin simply isn't an intellectual. She represents the dumbing down of America - and we're proud of this?

Gosh - Newt Gingrich, Haley Barbour - and yes - even Dick Cheney have much more intellect. Conservatives - if you're going to beat us over the head with someone - at least choose someone (such as those I previously mentioned) that truly understands their own principles and really has intellect.

If Sarah Palin is the intellectual you all hope her to be, then place her out front and center. Have her take questions that she's not had the opportunity to prepare for. It's easy, easy to pass a test when someone gives you the questions in advance.

Wow, wake up America.

Posted by: ATL_Pilot_1 | February 9, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

How did American's get so Stupid. The only explanation is that you've been supplanted by alien hosts. How? How did you fall to this level of dumbness. You were a beakon to the world, America. Now you are just an angry joke. There is no doubt in my mind that you will destroy yourselves. I just hope you dont take the rest of us with you. Very, very sad, indeed.

Posted by: kaibybrunis | February 9, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Obama should read and heed what Palin wrote on her palm, instead of reading what is on his teleprompter.

Palin's got good ideas, which would help ALL Americans ...
1.cut taxes
2.lower energy costs
3. lift American spirits.

If Obama had already done these things, more people could afford to pay for health insurance and for their mortgages and more companies could afford to hire employees.
We'd REALLY be on the road to recovery.

Posted by: dumbreddown | February 9, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

"GoSarahGo": yuw ar juss priecsious!

Posted by: revbobbylee | February 9, 2010 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Poor libs, you have nothing better to criticize Sarah Palin for, and now you are trying to use 7 words written on her palm?

Your clown in the white house had to use two teleprompters and still made mistakes. Now who is stupid and pathetic? Sarah Palin is smarter than thousand Barrack Hussein Obama put together. She has morality while he has none. Why cannot you see such clear distinction between them? It is because you have same darkness in you as in him

Posted by: 101jmj | February 9, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

xdem wrote: "When Sarah Palin gave her nomination acceptance speech which was widely acclaimed, the teleprompters failed and she adapted."

Her telepromter didn't fail, it malfunctioned. It still worked and one would hope a journalism major would be able to adapt.

It's easy to trust someone who has no responsibility for anything. It helps that


Posted by: arancia12 | February 9, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

xdem wrote: "When Sarah Palin gave her nomination acceptance speech which was widely acclaimed, the teleprompters failed and she adapted."

Her telepromter didn't fail, it malfunctioned. It still worked and one would hope a journalism major would be able to adapt.

It's easy to trust someone who has no responsibility for anything. It


Posted by: arancia12 | February 9, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

xdem wrote: "When Sarah Palin gave her nomination acceptance speech which was widely acclaimed, the teleprompters failed and she adapted."

Her telepromter didn't fail, it malfunctioned. It still worked and one would hope a journalism major would be able to adapt.

It's easy to trust someone who has no responsibility for anything.


Posted by: arancia12 | February 9, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

xdem wrote: "When Sarah Palin gave her nomination acceptance speech which was widely acclaimed, the teleprompters failed and she adapted."

Her telepromter didn't fail, it malfunctioned. It still worked and one would hope a journalism major would be able to adapt.

It's easy to trust someone who has no responsibility


Posted by: arancia12 | February 9, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

xdem wrote: "When Sarah Palin gave her nomination acceptance speech which was widely acclaimed, the teleprompters failed and she adapted."

Her telepromter didn't fail, it malfunctioned. It still worked and one would hope a journalism major would be able to adapt.

It's easy to trust someone who has no responsibility for


Posted by: arancia12 | February 9, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

xdem wrote: "When Sarah Palin gave her nomination acceptance speech which was widely acclaimed, the teleprompters failed and she adapted."

Her telepromter didn't fail, it malfunctioned. It still worked and one would hope a journalism major would be able to adapt.

It's easy to trust someone who has no


Posted by: arancia12 | February 9, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

xdem wrote: "When Sarah Palin gave her nomination acceptance speech which was widely acclaimed, the teleprompters failed and she adapted."

Her telepromter didn't fail, it malfunctioned. It still worked and one would hope a journalism major would be able to adapt.

It's easy to trust someone who


Posted by: arancia12 | February 9, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

xdem wrote: "When Sarah Palin gave her nomination acceptance speech which was widely acclaimed, the teleprompters failed and she adapted."

Her telepromter didn't fail, it malfunctioned. It still worked and one would hope a journalism major would be able to adapt.

It's easy to trust someone who has no responsibility for anything. It helps t


Posted by: arancia12 | February 9, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

xdem wrote: "When Sarah Palin gave her nomination acceptance speech which was widely acclaimed, the teleprompters failed and she adapted."

Her telepromter didn't fail, it malfunctioned. It still worked and one would hope a journalism major would be able to adapt.

It's easy to trust


Posted by: arancia12 | February 9, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

xdem wrote: "When Sarah Palin gave her nomination acceptance speech which was widely acclaimed, the teleprompters failed and she adapted."

Her telepromter didn't fail, it malfunctioned. It still worked and one would hope a journalism major would be able to adapt.

It's easy to trust someone who has


Posted by: arancia12 | February 9, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

xdem wrote: "When Sarah Palin gave her nomination acceptance speech which was widely acclaimed, the teleprompters failed and she adapted."

Her telepromter didn't fail, it malfunctioned. It still worked and one would hope a journalism major would be able to adapt.

It's easy to trust someone


Posted by: arancia12 | February 9, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

xdem wrote: "When Sarah Palin gave her nomination acceptance speech which was widely acclaimed, the teleprompters failed and she adapted."

Her telepromter didn't fail, it malfunctioned. It still worked and one would hope a journalism major would be able to adapt.

It's easy to


Posted by: arancia12 | February 9, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

xdem wrote: "When Sarah Palin gave her nomination acceptance speech which was widely acclaimed, the teleprompters failed and she adapted."

Her telepromter didn't fail, it malfunctioned. It still worked and one would hope a journalism major would be able to adapt.

It's easy


Posted by: arancia12 | February 9, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

xdem wrote: "When Sarah Palin gave her nomination acceptance speech which was widely acclaimed, the teleprompters failed and she adapted."

Her telepromter didn't fail, it malfunctioned. It still worked and one would hope a journalism major would be able to adapt.

It's


Posted by: arancia12 | February 9, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

Maybe she could get fitted for a forearm sleeve like quarterbacks have to help with plays. I guess the next step after that would be to get one of those helmet receivers that the on-field players have to get plays in from the bench. That way, Palin's puppeteers can just put the words directly into her head for the moment that she needs to respond.

Posted by: ChristopherSwann | February 9, 2010 8:27 AM | Report abuse

All this chatter about notes and teleprompters is silly. Most speakers use some aid.

Sarah Palin was interview by Chris Wallace Sunday. No one who watched the interview can doubt her intelligence and ability to handle herself well. And no, she didn't have notes on her hand.

When Sarah Palin gave her nomination acceptance speech which was widely acclaimed, the teleprompters failed and she adapted.

Obama is not the first to use teleprompters. Most use them a prompters and he just slavishly reads from them. His gaze shifts back and forth between the teleprompters and never engages the audience. His reputation as a great orator is just a Progressive myth.

The real problem with Obama is that he apparently doesn't read the words he is mouthing. In the SOTU address, he stated "WE WILL FOCUS ON JOBS LIKE A LASER IN 2010". Eleven days later he announces his first major initiative, a Health Care summit.

On several occasions, he announced "Negotiations on health care reform will be bipartisan and on C-span. We all know how that turned out.

Sarah approval is rising because people trust her. Obama's approval is declining, one poll has him at 44%, because more and more people are learning that his words mean nothing.

One post above disparaged Reagan's intellect. Reagan passed his agenda with a Congress controlled by Democrats. Obama was unable to pass his agenda with a Congress controlled by Democrats. It makes one wonder which one was smarter.

Posted by: Xdem | February 9, 2010 8:24 AM | Report abuse

What is at issue for me is how some Americans have been dummied down, but yet they can use terms like elitist,fascism and revolution. It is a sad day in America when you lift the likes of Sara Palin up to be a model for the US Presidency...she and Dan Quayle are two light weights when it comes to brain power. Can you imagine her hauling her family and babies and the 1st dude to meet the Pope or the Queen. Do you really want her making decisions for America.
Hillary has more brains in her little finger yet you overlook this talented female and there are many others. Palin is a joke. Sadly and a quitter, she may just decide "I don't want to be President anymore..... I will resign. LOL the joke is on us.

Posted by: Revelations1 | February 9, 2010 8:12 AM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin will never be taken seriously by most people if she continues to have to be prompted by reminders to remember her own agenda and talking points. She was informed of the questions that would be asked during this interview yet still had to remind herself of her own principles. If one of her ideas is increased tax cuts shouldn't that be committed to memory by now?

Posted by: CMAN27 | February 9, 2010 7:58 AM | Report abuse

Dumb or ignorance isn't cute. It isn't folksy. It shouldn't be held up for admiration nor for emulation.

Posted by: SlaveCo | February 9, 2010 1:26 AM | Report abuse

President Obama reads speeches from a teleprompter like Reagan and both Bushes. Palin reads speeches from print notes. Palin bashes Obama for reading from a teleprompter.

President Obama does a Q&A with 140 opposition party members without prior access to the questions and without a single note. Palin does a Q&A with tea party participants who have paid over $500 to attend and another $300+ to hear Palin speak. She records notes on her hand then refers to the notes during the Q&A.

Why does Palin have a problem with a speech read from a teleprompter, but has no problem with reading her own speeches from print notes? What difference does the media make? One used more advanced technology, so what?

Why does Palin need notes for a Q&A, especially when she was aware of the questions?

Posted by: 12345leavemealone | February 9, 2010 1:12 AM | Report abuse

arancia12: Dont let cl put you down!!! Hed sound like an elite who just thing he smarter than you and are Sarah !!! GoSarahGo!!!

Posted by: GoSarahGo | February 9, 2010 12:44 AM | Report abuse

arancia12: I guess you're not bright enough to understand the point here. No one is demonizing the use of a teleprompter. Many speakers I admire have used them but the libs are trying to make an issue out of Palin writing 2 or 3 points for her speach on the palm of her hand while defending Obama's almost constant use of a teleprompter WHERE EVERY SINGLE WORD IS THERE FOR HIM TO READ and I'll add that many of the words are probably not even his own. Again, the case is and was closed. Sorry.

Posted by: commonlogic | February 9, 2010 12:37 AM | Report abuse

I don think that TruBluTopaz call our Sarha heinous. That is one of those elites using too big words!!! Dont let put our Sarah down. Go Sarha Go !!!

Posted by: GoSarahGo | February 9, 2010 12:27 AM | Report abuse

Just out of curiosity, is it more heinous for someone to jot a few notes on their hand, or to use a teleprompter to lecture sixth graders? Thousands of American teachers were giggling when Obama felt he had to use technology to talk to kids. I have to wonder how tightly scripted his staff has him that they fear he will stumble at a speech to eleven year olds. I mean,if an eleven year old can spot a lie, then maybe it's time for this politician to hang it up.

Posted by: TruBluTopaz | February 9, 2010 12:15 AM | Report abuse

Sraha is a truw amreican with true ameircan valuse not some intelectal elite who doens't love our country

Posted by: GoSarahGo | February 9, 2010 12:10 AM | Report abuse


"Stupid is as Stupid does"

I wonder if in any sense of reality, anyone really "THINKS" Sarah Palin could be President? She is ALWAYS confused with something or another. She does "THINK?" differently.
I mean stupid, lame, lack of gray matter, differently.
Tea Party advocates, ATTACK.

Posted by: nalaegral | February 9, 2010 12:07 AM | Report abuse

The Post despised Reagan as he proceeded to win 44 States in 1980, 49 States in 1984 and helped his VP win 40 States in 1988.

Jimmy Carter won 23 States in 1976 much like Obama's paltry 28 States in 2008.

The children who voted for Obama and have no memory of Carter need to read some history because it will be less shocking when Obama loses in 2012.

1976:
Another Loss For The Gipper
http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1996/analysis/back.time/9603/29/index.shtml

1976:
Jimmy Carter's Big Breakthrough
"The votes had hardly been counted when James Earl Carter Jr., one of the most phenomenal politicians to rise on the American political scene in this century, was talking about what kind of a President he would be."
http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1996/analysis/back.time/9605/10/index.shtml

Jimmy Carter: "one of the most phenomenal politicians to rise on the American political scene in this century"

Sound Familiar?

Posted by: Washington13 | February 8, 2010 11:38 PM | Report abuse

I think liberals should start paying attention to polls of 'likely voters' and 'registered voters' instead of the phony ABC and AP 'national adults' polls that inflate the popularity of Obama.

Marist has Obama's Job Approval among 'Registered Voters' at 44%.

Among Independents, Obama has a 29% Job Approval.

While liberals mock Palin, the voters are preparing to vote Democrats out of office.

Posted by: Washington13 | February 8, 2010 11:32 PM | Report abuse

Please Sarah apologists ... President Obama faced down a roomful of House Republicans, took their tough questions, no notes, no speech and stold the show. The Reps are so scared they don't want him back.
On the other hand, Sarah needs to write notes on her hand while she is addressing her minions.

Posted by: benny5 | February 8, 2010 11:31 PM | Report abuse

Palin is a fool. She is the biggest fool the Post has identified since Ronald Reagan was regularly exposed as a total dope by the Post 30 some years ago.

The Post nailed Reagan and they are doing just as good a job on Palin today. Congrats!

Posted by: jy151310 | February 8, 2010 11:27 PM | Report abuse

During my long professional career I made many speeches to various groups and presentations to prospective clients. The basic presentations or speeches were written in advance. However, on the day or evening of the event the only thing visible was a simple 3x5 note card with a word or two of the various points I wanted to be sure to make. Why? Because there are often interruptions and usually a question period and since each group was different, there were specifics to be addressed.

A few words on Sarah Palin's hand was nothing more than a note card listing items she felt she needed to address.

I would not write on my hand because my hand writing is so bad, I could not read it.

Posted by: Kansas28 | February 8, 2010 11:26 PM | Report abuse

I'm hardly a cheerleader for Sarah Palin but she has just as much a right to speak in front of well meaning American citizens as anyone else. But I am getting tired of elitist mediabots taking needless cheap pot shots at her when they really should go back to journalism 101 or write a non-news book, anything but pass themselves off as responsible journalists. But when they use their unique and special opportunity to use their positions to keep perverting and spinning and twisting, I want to have my say too. In the video above Andrea Mitchell, who herself said she had crib sheet notes on her palm, apparently does not know the difference between a teleprompter and a five or six words... what about "distinguishing" what the difference really is like a reporter journalist should be doing... informing and educating the public... not using the public airwaves to ridicule and confuse. The concept of proportionality applies. Come on Andrea. All you folks are doing is making us wantg to support the underdog. The people who are running this government are killing us, but you're all so blinded by the personality of cult and cool that I wish I could find another place to go. That course was Journalism 101... there's probably some used textbooks marked down on Amazon. I'd be happy to come on NBC every night and add my voice to the echo chamber. At least I'd offer a truer pictuer of what is so.

Robert Rosenblatt, JD
New York

Posted by: robertny | February 8, 2010 11:23 PM | Report abuse

Teleprompters and palm notes are not the battlefield.

The issue is higher taxes, or lower taxes. More freedom or less freedom.

Evil men abuse the system under both parties. Americans therefore must decide if they are comrads under Obama or serfs under Goldman Sachs.

Posted by: givenallthings | February 8, 2010 11:08 PM | Report abuse

Obama uses a teleprompter at an elementary school and Palin writes a few notes on the palm of her hand. Where were all the leftist/liberal/atheists when Obama was using a telepromoter at virtually every public appearance? This is the least controversial issue this year. It rates right up there with Tim Tebow's exceptionally non-controversial commercial that had all the leftist/liberal/atheists up in arms.

Posted by: Dodgers1
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Is it some sort of telepathy that puts this phoney story in all your heads at the same time? Can't you people actually do your own research?

Every time one of you posts this same old tired lie you just give more proof conservatives are dim.


"Obama held two separate sessions at the school -- the first with students and a second for the media. And while he did use two Teleprompters for his comments to the media he did not use them for his discussion with the students."
The Weekly Standard

Posted by: arancia12 | February 8, 2010 11:00 PM | Report abuse

and people wonder why Fox owns the ratings... the liberals basically own all news outlets in the US, not literally but in their brainwashed IVY League eltist attitude, so a news station that equally critizes Reps and Dems, like FOX is labeled, "Right winged". I can't wait until this Fall and in 2012 when the libs are voted out. 21% of the US is liberal, over 40% conservative. I intially had high hopes in Obama and so did Independents but he is a puppet and the weakest President in history... using Reid to bribe senators is not "transparency".

Posted by: drewsterdawg | February 8, 2010 10:58 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin had three points that she wanted to be sure she addressed. Every speaker has salient points they want to express and to be sure they don't get sidetracked and run out of time, they make notes. The notes she made were one or two words each.

Maybe a visible note card would not have created such a fuss - but I doubt it. Andrea Mitchell, in her unprofessional, lack of journalistic decorum would have found something to criticize. Mitchell has her entire show on the computer which she looks at constantly.

Without a teleprompter Obama oohs and aahs his way through a question and answer session.

Posted by: Kansas28 | February 8, 2010 10:54 PM | Report abuse

LOL... Obama uses a TELEPROMPTER EVERY SPEECH. Please watch the videos where his teleprompter stops working. "Sarah Palin sneezes"... BREAKING NEWS MSM Drones: "Sarah Palin sneezed so let's twist the story and use our liberal elitist attitude and talk down to the common citizens of this nation!" Grow up... This is the exact reason liberals always fail.. they are childish and cannot unite on anything important... except attacking Palin.

Posted by: drewsterdawg | February 8, 2010 10:53 PM | Report abuse

RE: Sarah Palin's 'Hand' writing. It turns out she has more in common with George Costanza than she does Ronald Reagan. Face it, baggers - she pulled a
"COSTANZA'!

Posted by: dy1123 | February 8, 2010 10:52 PM | Report abuse

Obama uses a teleprompter at an elementary school and Palin writes a few notes on the palm of her hand. Where were all the leftist/liberal/atheists when Obama was using a telepromoter at virtually every public appearance? This is the least controversial issue this year. It rates right up there with Tim Tebow's exceptionally non-controversial commercial that had all the leftist/liberal/atheists up in arms.

Posted by: Dodgers1 | February 8, 2010 10:42 PM | Report abuse

Palin with a few words on her palm. Obama has two teleprompters scrolling every word he is to speak. Most of them probably not even his own words. Case closed.

Posted by: commonlogic
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Your sweetheart used the demonic teleprompter too. Case closed.

Oh snap! There it is in this photo on a wingnut website! http://righttruth.typepad.com/right_truth/2009/07/sarah-palin-crazy-like-a-fox.html

But truthfully, common, what's the difference between a teleprompter and written notes? Or the palm of your hand?

Posted by: arancia12 | February 8, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Let me know if she writes corpse-man on her palm.

Posted by: mgsorens | February 8, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

What a hoot! Republicans just love their leaders dumb as a door nail. I jest don't git it.

Posted by: SlaveCo | February 8, 2010 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Palin with a few words on her palm. Obama has two teleprompters scrolling every word he is to speak. Most of them probably not even his own words. Case closed.

Posted by: commonlogic | February 8, 2010 9:50 PM | Report abuse

Is there any reporter for the MSM that is a bigger partisan hack than Andrea Mitchell? Just watch her facial expressions when she is reporting on republicans vs when she reports about democrats. What a joke of a reporter?

People like her just keep driving people to Fox.

Posted by: SayWhat4 | February 8, 2010 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Palm-gate? Meanwhile, Obama is spending us into bankruptcy and no one in the press/media blinks. Unbelievable. The woman writes a couple of words on the palm of her hand and it becomes a scandal. Obama is going steady with his teleprompter and no one says a word. And they wonder why no one trusts the MSM anymore. Their priorities are effed up. They don't want to have to talk about how Palin hit it out of the park, so they drum up a phony scandal. Typical. By the way, Andrea Mitchell lost all credibility as a reporter when she started "palling around" with MSNBC. The woman is ugly in more ways than one.

Posted by: bellagrazi | February 8, 2010 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Why all the snickering about Palin's palm notes? She merely took a page from Dianne Feinstein. In 1990 DiFi was in a debate with Pete Wilson in the gubernatorial race. The debate rules (agreed to by both) were no notes, no pens, no paper. During the debate Dianne gestured and all could see her numerous notes written on her palm. While DiFi lost that race, she did not exactly fade away nor was she ridiculed as am imbecile...but she was criticized for cheating. Palin was under no such rules.

The late Fred Friendly did brilliant panel discussions with his notes written on small paper booklets of the Constitution. No one though him stupid or a cheater...and he was surely neither.

Posted by: BookPro | February 8, 2010 9:29 PM | Report abuse

arancia12: BIG GIGANTIC LIE! The reporters that were there confirmed this LONG AGO..

What tea is that you people are drinking? Mushroom tea?

Posted by: Mighty7
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Care to be more specific? Go back and read my post and then tell me where I was wrong.

This is from the ultra-conservative Free Republic. Even they know the truth.

Obama's Teleprompter Was For The Press, Not For 6th Grade Class (2 Videos)
hotairpundit ^ | 1/25/10 | HAP

Posted on Sunday, January 24, 2010 10:37:43 PM by Talkradio03

This Obama teleprompter story is making us look bad, here's 2 videos and pictures, the teleprompter set up was for a speech to the press, Obama met with the 6th grade kids and read a story another room with Arne Duncan...

Posted by: arancia12 | February 8, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse

I love the post by micost51 - simple talking points. What a joke, and Obama needs two teleprompter's fully scripted to talk to 6th graders.

Posted by: themunz1
____________

(Eye roll) Another reality-challenged conservative. Did Rush tell you to say this?

Every time one of you posts this same old tired lie you just give more proof conservatives are dim.


"Obama held two separate sessions at the school -- the first with students and a second for the media. And while he did use two Teleprompters for his comments to the media he did not use them for his discussion with the students."
The Weekly Standard

Posted by: arancia12 | February 8, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

prospector: unlike Bush, Obama is not an recovering alcoholic. And for your information , you should go to YouTube and serach for that wonderful video of Bush drunk. It has been around since before he was elected.

Posted by: Mighty7 | February 8, 2010 9:15 PM | Report abuse

akcoins: Please don't use substance and Obama in the same sentence. This guy is in way over his head. Fortunately most of america is waking up and realizing that this community agitator may have the ability to deliver a nice sounding speech, but that's about it. Yes, he's a better speaker than Palin. So? Most used car salesmen are also good with words and very persuasive. He's an empty suit. He has no ideas that don't involve more and bigger government. The tide is turning. His DISapproval numbers are at their highest level now. If it wasn't that he seems like a nice guy and has a nice family, his numbers would be in the low 40's. Some are still giving him the benefit of the doubt, but they'll give up soon enough. Obama will be left with the liberal drones, 30% or so.

Posted by: commonlogic | February 8, 2010 9:14 PM | Report abuse

With all due respect to people with down syndrom...What an Avatard!

Posted by: SlaveCo | February 8, 2010 9:11 PM | Report abuse

arancia12: BIG GIGANTIC LIE! The reporters that were there confirmed this LONG AGO..

What tea is that you people are drinking? Mushroom tea?

Posted by: Mighty7 | February 8, 2010 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Commonlogic, "you betcha" is not a complete sentence.

Posted by: arancia12 | February 8, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

commonlogic: an absolute lie. The teleprompter was used only during his talk to the media, A FACT that you teabaggers try to twist and use much to your own demise. And last time I check ALL PRESIDENTS, including El Grande Num Nuts Mr Bush, used a teleprompter.

Only a bunch of retards would think writing crib notes in a hand would be acceptable for a speaker. It does say a lot for the crowd that follows her.

Posted by: Mighty7 | February 8, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

eastlander: It is not made up. Obama DID use a teleprompter when speaking to 6th graders. You can have your own opinion, but not your own set of facts.

Posted by: commonlogic
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Take your own advice. Do some fact checks.

Every time one of you posts this same old tired lie you just give more proof conservatives are dim.


"Obama held two separate sessions at the school -- the first with students and a second for the media. And while he did use two Teleprompters for his comments to the media he did not use them for his discussion with the students."
The Weekly Standard

Posted by: arancia12 | February 8, 2010 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Ummm...Obama can't speak without a teleprompter? Uh, hello? Didn't you see the meeting he just had with the Republican Reps? You can bet that he didn't have those questions handed to him before hand. Oh, I forgot, the people who watched Fox News didn't get the full story. They edited it! Just like they did the John Stewart interview. What a laugh. Try watching something with a different point of view from your own once in a while.

Posted by: SlaveCo | February 8, 2010 9:02 PM | Report abuse

I think Sarah just gave Obama a hand, by coming on strong about Iran in the Sunday Fox interview.
She lays out a credible threat to the mullahs that there is a party in the wings that could hurt them with use of force..
So maybe Iran decides it really can't get away with going nuclear, and strikes a deal with Obama, because Sarah is hanging over them like the Iron Lady!

Posted by: johnL1 | February 8, 2010 9:01 PM | Report abuse

I had sandwiches with a higher IQ than this woman.

Posted by: Mighty7 | February 8, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse

guess that is almost as bad as a guy who needs a teleprompter to talk with a group of elementary school kids. Give me a break! Someone ask the big O if he can talk without a teleprompter. I have heard him say the same thing so many times that he should not need a teleprompter or note cards nor for that matter a palm note.

Posted by: dermpath1
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Do you conservatives always repeat everything you're told without doing any fact check?

Every time one of you posts this same old tired lie you just give more proof conservatives are dim.


"Obama held two separate sessions at the school -- the first with students and a second for the media. And while he did use two Teleprompters for his comments to the media he did not use them for his discussion with the students."
The Weekly Standard

Posted by: arancia12 | February 8, 2010 8:54 PM | Report abuse

commonlogic- It's easy to speak for 50 to 60 minutes without a teleprompter when all your doing is tearing someone down, or making cute jokes about hopey and changey things. It's a lot harder when you are giving a speech that has substance, which I have yet to hear from Sarah. Even when she was here in Alaska.

Posted by: akcoins | February 8, 2010 8:44 PM | Report abuse

So hows that whole no teleprompty thing goin for ya? She had what 4 or 5 words written on her hand? That sounds about right, given how much substance her speech had. The only bad thing about Sarah leaving Alaska is that we still have to listen to her. Maybe she should get that witch hunting minister from Africa that she was so enamored with to hex her enemies!

Posted by: akcoins | February 8, 2010 8:37 PM | Report abuse

aeaustin writes: "Palin can't complete a coherent sentence and should be an embarrassment to any intelligent person who is interested in politics."
Posted by: aeaustin
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I guess that counts you out. You can have whatever opinion you want about Palin, but she completes coherent sentences whenever she speaks. One doesn't become a mayor, then governor, then VP candidate without speaking well. You just don't agree with her and that's ok, but why not post a reasonable argument instead of such irrationality. Those who resort to insults demonstrate that they lack any ability to make a valid argument.

Posted by: commonlogic | February 8, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Hummm at least if the lights go out she'll be able to read the handwriting on the wall -well hand

Posted by: hishandywork | February 8, 2010 8:19 PM | Report abuse

Palin can't complete a coherent sentence and should be an embarrassment to any intelligent person who is interested in politics.

An Independent

Posted by: aeaustin | February 8, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

It is amazing how observant Wash Po and MSNBC are when it comes to public figures that they don't agree with! Did Wash Po or MSNBC catch the Commander-in-Chief calling a Corpsman a "corpse man"? Three times in one speech. I guess, you say potato, I say potato, oh no wait, that's Dan Quayle. Remember how the press ignored that little mistake, which involved the letter "e"? Ahhh, selective reporting; isn't it great? I guess Obama's ever-present teleprompter wasn't able to inform the "highly intelligent" POTUS how to actually pronounce that highly complex military term.

Posted by: usaklf | February 8, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Foxnews.com is the only fair and balanced news site that hasn't covered this story yet... Gosh, fellas, this isn't that embarrassing, is it? You gotta be able to chuckle at your leaders when they screw up.

Posted by: jeremyisett | February 8, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Most rational folks realize this woman is as dumb as she is dangerous. I believe the whole cheat sheet on the hand was done on purpose. It has all the media talking about her for the last 2 days. I saw a photo of her from the Rick Perry rally, she also has notes written on her hand there too. Believe me, if this woman didn't want you to know about her cheat notes, we wouldn't have seen them.

I think she may be a sociopath, seriously.

Posted by: daygrrrrl | February 8, 2010 7:44 PM | Report abuse

The question is: Who needs more help when giving a speech? Obama needs a continuous, almost word by word, scrolling in front of him to speek (even to elementary students) while Palin can give a 40 - 50 min speech with just a few notes on her hand. I rest my case.

Posted by: commonlogic | February 8, 2010 7:44 PM | Report abuse

MNUSA: Get a clue. Teleprompters are not new technology! They've been around since the 1980's, perhaps before you were born.

Posted by: commonlogic | February 8, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

I guess that is almost as bad as a guy who needs a teleprompter to talk with a group of elementary school kids. Give me a break! Someone ask the big O if he can talk without a teleprompter. I have heard him say the same thing so many times that he should not need a teleprompter or note cards nor for that matter a palm note.

Posted by: dermpath1 | February 8, 2010 7:35 PM | Report abuse

I have no interest in Palin..she is old news and has zero chance of being the republican nominee...and she will not try. If she wanted to be president she would not have taken the Job at Fox. I dont have anything against Fox per se but it is impossible to go from a news opinion show to running for president. She may not be as bright as some but even she knows that. She is happy drawing the fire from the left while others prepare.

What I dont get though is how Obama supporters can even dream of being critical of her "cheat sheet". Obama simply cannot speak unless the telepromter tells him what to say. The one time during the campaign where he was forced to go all-natural he stammered, studdered and stumbled his way into looking like a boob. He should have had notes. Dont those on the left realize that when they call out Palin for crib notes they are, at the same time, pointing out just how inept Obama is?

Posted by: PSOG | February 8, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

The Repubs offer no hope of bringing us into the 21st Century. The mock technology like teleprompters. But writing on your hand? Someone ought to tell that woman about notecards, they're low technology, but beat writing your talking points on your hand for heaven's sake.

Posted by: MNUSA | February 8, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Andrea Mitchell shows her lack of intelligence by trying to mock the few words on Palin's hand not realizing that all this will do is draw attention back to Obama's non-stop use of a teleprompter; even for speeches to 6th graders ... and Palin knows how to tweak these libs and so called "reporters" by later writing "HI MOM" on her hand. I love it.

Posted by: commonlogic | February 8, 2010 7:15 PM | Report abuse

eastlander: It is not made up. Obama DID use a teleprompter when speaking to 6th graders. You can have your own opinion, but not your own set of facts.

Posted by: commonlogic | February 8, 2010 7:14 PM | Report abuse

uhh..yeah, we really "fear" a woman who can't even articulate what magazines she's read and who reportedly didn't even know there was a North and South Korea. Yes. We are quaking in our boots.

Posted by: ksanders32 | February 8, 2010 7:14 PM | Report abuse

The power of Palin can be seen in the idiotic over-reaction of her opponents. She may not be presidential material, but neither is Obama. The fact that she writes her own speeches and doesn't use a teleprompter indicates a far greater intellectual ability that our "Teleprompeter in Chief".

abqcleve: "....George "have a beer with me" Bush"

Sorry to inform you of this, but you're a dumbass. Your mother should have told you this some time ago. Bush doesn't drink alcohol. You must be thinking of Obama who actually invites members of the public to "have a beer with me". Do you even recall the ridiculous 'Beer Summit'? It only happened last summer.

Posted by: prospector | February 8, 2010 7:05 PM | Report abuse

I guess it's okay to read off a teleprompter and use the word corpsman for a Marine. You liberal bumkissers are so funny. You are so out of touch you could use a stay at a mental hospital. Your hero Baraak (Elmer Gantry) Obama is at 44% and everything he has done is a disaster. The American people have looked at your hero and he is a failure to most of them. Yet you people ignore this and attack someone not even in goverment. But I understand, you attack who you fear.

Posted by: shammy00 | February 8, 2010 7:04 PM | Report abuse

So the ex-Gov. of Alaska says to show strength in the White House one has to start a new war! Hmmm....now she says Obama should declare war on Iran to show he's tough. At last count we were already in 2 wars so what's the big deal with a third one. I betcha the powers that be in the GOP are runnin' scared. Ya think?

Posted by: olga5 | February 8, 2010 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Palin, in a word, is a provocateur. She, and all of her supporters, love to taunt her opponents and watch them writhe in disgust.

The point being, why take the bait? ....

Posted by: Ekkthroi
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Fair enough question. I don't see it as taking the bait because I don't see her as a provocateur at all. Rush is a provocateur. Savage is a provocateur. They're entertainers.

Palin--I admit--blurs the line; but nominally, she's not an entertainer, but is a potential (and past) political leader. Voters in female-deprived AK took the real bait and elected that charlatan. Fortunately, she could do relatively little damage there, given the limits of their state government's reach and her own unwillingness to serve any meaningful term.

By posting on these boards about her imbecility, I'm trying my best to fight a very, very dangerous idiocracy this nation seems to be sliding toward. It was disastrous under George "have a beer with me" Bush; it'll be catastrophic under Palin.

Think it could never happen? Right now, I see Obama having lost his base in his first year, which could give rise to serious Democratic challengers in 2012, who could weaken or supplant him. The old-guard and Blue Dog Dems in Congress have undermined the legitimate Democratic agenda and created plenty of disgust for the party among swing voters.

Among conservatives, the teabaggers and Palin have talk radio's support and have all the energy on their side. They're driving the agenda and nobody has better bona fides in that respect than does Palin. The legit challengers in the GOP primary (there will be no Tea Bag party) will get eaten alive by her, "Palm Pilot" or no. The only person tough enough to call her out for her idiocies would have been someone like McCain, and of course he won't run. Can you imagine someone like Romney or Palenty risking challenging anything she says? Have you ever heard or read interviews with the poor saps she ran against for the AK governorship?

A weakened Dem Party, likely continued hard times, and an "energetic and likable" Palin could be a winning ticket, especially if she puts a Cheney-type in the second slot.

That's why I take the bait: I take the threat seriously.

Posted by: abqcleve | February 8, 2010 6:49 PM | Report abuse

MikeJ9116 feb 8@5:52pm wrote:"I find it hilarious that Palin needs a few words written on her palm to answer a question in an adult forum and Obama needs a full teleprompter setup to address a few kindergartners. Tell me who is more pathetic. Obama is an idiot in an empty suit and this becomes more apparent as each day passes. Palin becomes stronger, more relevant and drives the loony lefties crazier as each day passes."------------------------------------------------
I would find it funny too. Except it NEVER happened. It's a LIE idiots like you are trying to perpertrate, so to answer your question in telling you who's more pathetic - Sarah Palin by light years. As for the rest of your post. It comprised only of subjective partisan rhetoric..."empty suit bla, bla, bla...". You're an idiot.

Posted by: eastlander | February 8, 2010 6:48 PM | Report abuse

"...Obama needs two teleprompter's fully scripted to talk to 6th graders.

Posted by: themunz1"

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Please tell me that you are in no way implying that Ms. Palin has an intellect greater than (or vaguely equal to) that of the President.

If that was your point, then I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.

And the plural of teleprompter is teleprompters, not teleprompter's. Did you "study" with Ms. Palin in school?

Posted by: transorbital | February 8, 2010 6:47 PM | Report abuse

As to the post about Obama's teleprompter, he didn't need one two weeks ago when he wiped the floor with the 'the bestand brightest' (an oxymoron to be sure) of the Republican members of Congress (The party of "no" and "duh").

Posted by: frankiethreeputs | February 8, 2010 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Teleprompter boy is a terrible speaker. He talks down to you like you're a child. Maybe that's how he won over Dem primary voters but the rest of us are sick of his lies.

Keep laughing libs we'll see in 2010 who has the last laugh.

Posted by: JackSheet | February 8, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

To paraphrase John Bellucci, "Seven years of college, down the drain"...... well not really, she obviously learned "something"....

Posted by: frankiethreeputs | February 8, 2010 6:38 PM | Report abuse

I love the post by micost51 - simple talking points. What a joke, and Obama needs two teleprompter's fully scripted to talk to 6th graders.

Posted by: themunz1 | February 8, 2010 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Has there ever been a mind as feeble as Palin's in American politics? I have only sympathy for her advisors. Can you imagine what it's like to prep her for debates and public appearances? Probably easier to get a dog to do calculus.

Posted by: Icanseerussia
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Nice, but you obviously haven't seen her principle "handler," Meg Stapleton. If possible, this bulb is even dimmer than the boss. This is the maroon who, among many, many other gaffes, handed over the call to Palin from the Canadian comedians....

Posted by: abqcleve | February 8, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse

...I could go on and on but I think you Lefties get the point.

Posted by: MikeJ9116
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We get the point alright: "logic be damned--an equivalence is anything we claim it to be, especially if it comes from an Authorized Purveyor like Rush or Hannity or Levin."

As if a clearly dimwitted cretin who "reads all of 'em" and can't remember three, simple talking points were the intellectual equivalent of any of the presidents we've had in our nation's history. Even Harding and Bush II. As if her embarrassingly juvenile "Palm Pilot" apparently required for a simple interview were the equivalent of President using a Teleprompter at a televised speech.

As if Obama hadn't already amply displayed his prowess on many, many extemporaneous occasions; most recently, the tail-whoopin' even your own side acknowledges he delivered to the House GOP a couple of weeks ago.

Posted by: abqcleve | February 8, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Palin, in a word, is a provocateur. She, and all of her supporters, love to taunt her opponents and watch them writhe in disgust.

The point being, why take the bait? I have friends and relatives with whom I have discussions of common sense and what's gone haywire in our society, and we are in general agreement. But come to election day, I usually mark off Democratic candidates and they mark off Republican ones.

Provocateurs, in general, seek to score political points and "win" pre-framed arguments, elections or outcomes of events. Some other provocateurs? Nancy Pelosi, Karl Rove, Osama bin Laden, even, are a few that come to mind. These people are more interested in not only their gain of power, but personal victory at the expense of their opponents. Sadly, the American people lose, having been divided, made bitter and hateful by these nasty, nasty people. Enough of the screaming already. All this junk is so 20th Century, if we don't start discussing things in public forums like adults, the country is doomed for all of us.

Posted by: Ekkthroi | February 8, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Pay attention, now, folks. This has nothing to do with whether a candidate is a woman. PALIN SAID SHE MIGHT RUN FOR PRESIDENT, BUT HAS TO CONSULT HER HAND FOR SIMPLE TALKING POINTS! AT A SIMPLE, SUPPORTIVE INTERVIEW IN FRONT OF ADORING FANS, SHE WAS SO IGNORANT OR INCAPABLE OF PRESENTING HER POINTE COHERENTLY THAT SHE NEEDED TO WRITE THEM ON HER HAND!

When given the chance to speak off-the-cuff, she demonstrates clearly her inability to argue her points. GROW UP, RIGHT-WINGERS! Put someone up for President with brains and knowledge, or risk losing again. Worse, risk winning, and watching as this fool helps destroy this country. In a few words, be true patriots.

Posted by: micost51 | February 8, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Don't you mean to say the same old tired truth about Obama? You liberals/progressives are arrogant and it is this arrogance that is going to further add to the throttling you will see this November at the polls. The public knows they have been lied to by you and the backlash is going to be epic. This November will make 1994 look small in comparison. Check out Obama's RCP approval average. It doesn't look good for him and he is too stupid to change course like Clinton did in 1994. Maybe he will after November but I doubt it.

Posted by: MikeJ9116
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I meant what I said. You're trying to change the subject because you got caught in a Faux inspired lie.

Admit it. You'll feel better.

Posted by: arancia12 | February 8, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Well, old habits always die hard. I suspect this is how she managed to get through school in the first place.....
Steve C.

Posted by: cookease2nd | February 8, 2010 6:16 PM | Report abuse

Maybe if Obama had written a few notes on his hand last summer he wouldn't have said the Cambridge Police "acted stupidly". Or he wouldn't have gone on Jay Leno and made fun of the Special Olympics participants. Or maybe he would have remembered there are 50 states instead on 57. I could go on and on but I think you Lefties get the point.

Posted by: MikeJ9116
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Please do. Cite more. You do have more don't you?

Everyone is entitled to misspeak. For instance, GWB saying people couldn't put food on their families was a misspeak...it just happened to be one of soooo very many misspoken sentences. Mrs. Palin saying she didn't know what the duties of the VP were is not a misspeak.

You miss the point however, that the delightful Mrs. Palin criticizes the President while reading crib notes off her hand.

I know this is hard for you. Concentrate.

Posted by: arancia12 | February 8, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Has there ever been a mind as feeble as Palin's in American politics? I have only sympathy for her advisors. Can you imagine what it's like to prep her for debates and public appearances? Probably easier to get a dog to do calculus.

Posted by: Icanseerussia | February 8, 2010 6:15 PM | Report abuse

Maybe if Obama had written a few notes on his hand last summer he wouldn't have said the Cambridge Police "acted stupidly". Or he wouldn't have gone on Jay Leno and made fun of the Special Olympics participants. Or maybe he would have remembered there are 50 states instead on 57. I could go on and on but I think you Lefties get the point.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | February 8, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

...Misogyny because it appears that most can't stand Gov Palin simply because she is a woman; this isn't just men. It is also women who view the governor as a "type"--beauty no brains--which is a version of self-loathing I have never figured out......

Posted by: mil1
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Don't be too hard on yourself: you haven't figured it out because it's inexplicable; it has no basis whatsoever in fact. It has nothing to do with misogyny--witness the numerous Hillary supporters who revile Palin.

The contempt stems from disgust for what this anti-intellectual "independent" swing voter group has cost this nation. She is the poster child for anti-intellectualism. She has put herself out there as their "rogue" spokesmodel. She deserves every bit of ridicule she receives and she appears to welcome it, or at least has reconciled it with its tradeoff: the opportunity to make huge sums.

Posted by: abqcleve | February 8, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: arancia12
Every time one of you posts this same old tired lie you just give more proof conservatives are dim.
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Don't you mean to say the same old tired truth about Obama? You liberals/progressives are arrogant and it is this arrogance that is going to further add to the throttling you will see this November at the polls. The public knows they have been lied to by you and the backlash is going to be epic. This November will make 1994 look small in comparison. Check out Obama's RCP approval average. It doesn't look good for him and he is too stupid to change course like Clinton did in 1994. Maybe he will after November but I doubt it.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | February 8, 2010 6:03 PM | Report abuse

Let me get this straight. A bunch of liberal folks over at Huffington Post are snickering because Palin had a few words on the palm of her hand.

The President can’t speak at all without his teleprompter. He even recently used his teleprompter at an elementary school event. (No it’s not a joke)

The level of hate the left has for Palin is truly remarkable.


Posted by: cwarner1111
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No, it's not a joke. It's a lie.

Every time one of you posts this same old tired lie you just give more proof conservatives are dim.


"Obama held two separate sessions at the school -- the first with students and a second for the media. And while he did use two Teleprompters for his comments to the media he did not use them for his discussion with the students."
The Weekly Standard

Posted by: arancia12 | February 8, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

So what if she had "budget", "taxes", and "energy" written on her hand? A real reporter might have listened to what she said and used that as the basis of a news story.

Posted by: JBaustian
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Why would they bother, even if it were possible to decipher the ungrammatical meanderings of this twit? If the person being interviewed, who nominally is a leader of the movement, doesn't have the three basic talking points memorized, why on earth wouldn't any responsible reporter immediately interpret such an event as the sure mark of a pure charlatan?

That's what Mitchell did: called her out as a poser. I watched about 5 minutes of Wallace "interviewing" Palin yesterday and all I could think as I listened to her and watched his body language and eyes, was a thought I know was running through his mind:

"I'm interviewing a complete idiot. I'm doing my job not asking follow up questions, but I'm a 100 times more informed than this moron. I need to go ask Roger for another raise or I'll kill myself."

Posted by: abqcleve | February 8, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

I find it hilarious that Palin needs a few words written on her palm to answer a question in an adult forum and Obama needs a full teleprompter setup to address a few kindergartners. Tell me who is more pathetic. Obama is an idiot in an empty suit and this becomes more apparent as each day passes. Palin becomes stronger, more relevant and drives the loony lefties crazier as each day passes.

Posted by: MikeJ9116
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Every time one of you posts this same old tired lie you just give more proof conservatives are dim.


"Obama held two separate sessions at the school -- the first with students and a second for the media. And while he did use two Teleprompters for his comments to the media he did not use them for his discussion with the students."
The Weekly Standard

Posted by: arancia12 | February 8, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

It's one thing to write a couple notes down on your hand to remember the high points of a discussion - IT'S SOMETHING ELSE TO USE A TELEPROMPTER SO FREQUENTLY THAT YOU HAVE TO USE IT JUST TO GIVE A SPEECH TO LITTLE KIDS AT THE LOCAL VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL (WASHINGTON AND LEE) TO TRY AND MOTIVATE THEM TO BE MOTIVATED TO WORK FOR THE SUPERIORITY OF THE STATE OVER THE PEOPLE AND INDIVIDUAL MOTIVATIONS.

Posted by: 50E
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Every time one of you posts this same old tired lie you just give more proof conservatives are dim.


"Obama held two separate sessions at the school -- the first with students and a second for the media. And while he did use two Teleprompters for his comments to the media he did not use them for his discussion with the students."
The Weekly Standard

Posted by: arancia12 | February 8, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

I find it hilarious that Palin needs a few words written on her palm to answer a question in an adult forum and Obama needs a full teleprompter setup to address a few kindergartners. Tell me who is more pathetic. Obama is an idiot in an empty suit and this becomes more apparent as each day passes. Palin becomes stronger, more relevant and drives the loony lefties crazier as each day passes.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | February 8, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

The President can’t speak at all without his teleprompter. He even recently used his teleprompter at an elementary school event. (No it’s not a joke)

The level of hate the left has for Palin is truly remarkable.

Posted by: cwarner1111
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Interesting. They're all saying the same thing. Over and over. Hannity must have just told them what the spin is.

Not "hate," friend: contempt. Pure, unadulterated contempt. That a group--decidedly a minority, but a dangerous one--could elevate a blithering idiot to represent their "cause" is laughable. However, what is contemptible is this crowd's naked racism; its absolute unwillingness/inability to pose constructive solutions to the problems their ilk caused; its willingness to lie this nation into wars; its willingness to support torture; and most fundamentally of all, its blatant anti-intellectualism.

No, not hate: contempt for your un-American actions.

Posted by: abqcleve | February 8, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Any of those who believe Obama needs a teleprompter didn't see his performance at the House Republican Caucus! An acknowledged tour de force. An adult explaining to children why their desires are not congruent with real world realities. "We have proposals" yelled the House members! And he read their proposals to them. Mere "talking points," not a substantive thought in sight! Anyone who believes that the country can provide health insurance to another 30 million Americans without at least an immediate cost, is a true believer in the "free lunch." Sorry Republicans, in the adult world, there is no free lunch!

Posted by: kenarmy | February 8, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/obama-6th-grade.jpg

Posted by: Yankeesfan1
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Everytime one of you posts this same old tired lie you just give more proof conservatives are dim.


"Obama held two separate sessions at the school -- the first with students and a second for the media. And while he did use two Teleprompters for his comments to the media he did not use them for his discussion with the students."
The Weekly Standard

Posted by: arancia12 | February 8, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully, she'll stay with the Tea Party folks and maybe some intelligent person will come forward to lead the Republican Party. Oh God, please make it so.

Posted by: EddieV | February 8, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Karl Rove's technique for savaging Democrats was to disparage their strengths in comments that became talking points for media pundits and bloggers. The Fox/Republicans' snide comments about Obama's use of a teleprompter (no different than other recent presidents) appear to be a similar attempt to disparage his obvious strength as a gifted public speaker and make it look like a weakness. In a similar vein are their comments attacking the President's intellectual ability and educational achievements.

Posted by: mwohiovoter | February 8, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Please don't speak ill of Sister Sarah. She's a true PATRIOT.

If it hadn't been for her John McCain may be President, and we would now be living in a second Great Depression with an erratic old man at the helm, and the GOPers in Congress conspiring with him to stick it to the American people.

Let's hope Sarah rises to the challenge in 2012 and runs against Obama so he gets another 4 years to fix all the damage that the Republican thugs have inflicted on this country.

GO SARAH!

Posted by: sambam | February 8, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Few comments are very rude but few comments are very intelligent. I like the comment that first she writes budget cut and then scraps budget and writes Tax....
Well people who have seen Obama talking to republican caucus will have no doubt about this guy being smart. Another point is that President is more busy than a candidate like Sarah Palin (especially when she resigned as governor and is far away from election campaign.
What bothered me most was that she said US should be a God fearing nation who believes in divine intervention ?????????
A politician should be careful in keeping her religion belief under check.

In my opinion TEA party has made a big mistake in choosing her as a keynote speaker because she is the most right wing person and TEA party may get tagged with Sarah Palin's name. Not only it will get farther away from independents but also loose moderate conservatives.

Posted by: emailkdsyahoocom | February 8, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

the point everyone misses is the absurdity of Palin needing notes for the three silly points she apparently didn't trust herself to remember. Given her total lack of ability to do anything but repeat talking points, it hardly mattered which ones she used. There was nothing worth remembering on her hand in the first place. Any retread teabag slogan would do. Surely she could kill the time she had with what she could remember from the campaign.

What's annoying about the right wing comments is that they have no substance, no thought, and are usually wrong. Repeating over and over that Obama uses a teleprompter and can't speak without one just proves that you are repeating something you heard somewhere else, not an original thought of your own. Liberals are usually wrong, but at least they are trying to think ;), and they don't repeat each other. Obama without a teleprompter would make Palin with all the note cards she could carry look silly in an open, unscripted public dialogue on any subject.

Posted by: JoeT1 | February 8, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

What, Palin couldn't afford a professional speech writer? And the tea-party folks couldn't afford a teleprompter?

Posted by: JBaustian | February 8, 2010 5:25 PM
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Professional speech writers and teleprompters are the sole property of President Obama.

Posted by: ahartnack | February 8, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

At 11:44 EST the poster stated:

Watch the Palin haters start foaming at the mouth. Ready, set, go!

And so they did for almost 5 hours.

Who cares if her memory trigger when under stress is to look at notes (on her hand or otherwise...) It's pretty evident that for over a year and a half no one noticed it was going on, so it doesn't really matter except to the misogynists who will write anything because they can't seem to shake the hate-spew.

(Misogyny because it appears that most can't stand Gov Palin simply because she is a woman; this isn't just men. It is also women who view the governor as a "type"--beauty no brains--which is a version of self-loathing I have never figured out).

Public speaking is tough but Palin is actually a master (sorry if you don't like what she says, her delivery is never-the-less masterful, and one of reasons she is viciously pursued similar to Obama's "teleprompter" jabs by the right).

However, as we have all seen (re: our current President), speaking well isn't enough....I am still deciding on the content of Gov Palin's talking points...but if her commitment is better than those currently in Washington that talk but don't act, I would be very interested in what she has to say. And then haters would have a real problem--because actions always speak louder than words.

Posted by: mil1 | February 8, 2010 5:29 PM | Report abuse

Trakker @4:56pm wrote:"Good grief, so she wrote some notes on her palm. I couldn't care less...until I read the fury from the righties about Obama using a teleprompter. Lighten up people, it's not about how they make their speeches, it's what they say, believe, and DO that matters."
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Trakker I agree with you when you say "it's what they say, believe...". The thing is she had to write what she believed. For goodness sake man, the republican mantra has been cutting taxes, cutting spending, smaller gov't etc. If you as a republican have to write your 'claimed' fundamental tenets on your hands for a Q & A you're a fake. If a man claims to be a good husband and father and needs to write his wife's and kid's names on his hand in a conversation that may bring up his family - He's a fake! He's not the good husband or father that you think he is. Republicans are Stupid to think otherwise.

Posted by: eastlander | February 8, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

What, Palin couldn't afford a professional speech writer? And the tea-party folks couldn't afford a teleprompter?

So what if she had "budget", "taxes", and "energy" written on her hand? A real reporter might have listened to what she said and used that as the basis of a news story.

Posted by: JBaustian | February 8, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

I have to say, that I am a democrat. But having said that, I really don't see the big deal about Palin having written a few notes on her palm. I mean, it's a little embarrassing, but it's kind of getting blown out of proportion. The elephant in the room is that Palin-while incredibly charismatic-is not exceptionally bright. Not in the terms we are accustomed to seeing our presidents anyway.

Say what you want, but Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, George Bush (he was bright, just not articulate), and Barack Obama are extremely intelligent. She is NOT. So every time she makes the slightest gaff, it's blown way out of proportion-Dan Quayle comes to mind. The liberal media needs to calm down and realize it's not that serious. ....HOWEVER...
Anybody who thinks it's reasonable to even compare Palin's intellect to President Obama's is an idiot.

Posted by: ksanders32 | February 8, 2010 5:21 PM | Report abuse

When it comes to Palin...The fools will gather and support her no matter what. The Bible is correct: "we walk with the prince of the power of the air, satan. If they knew Palin would destroy the earth, they will still vote for her. They= idiots, brain dead, living lies, and Barnum and Bailey states; "A fool is born every...etc

Posted by: revruc1 | February 8, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

The level of hate the left has for Palin is truly remarkable.
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Because all of you republitards and teabaggers have nothing but love for our duly ELECTED president.

Posted by: ginabw | February 8, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Yankeesfan1 | February 8, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin wrote a couple of reminders on her palm. Barack Obama used a teleprompter to address grade school kids. Who's the dummy?

Posted by: Buffal0Bill
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Why do the conservatives strive so to be uniformed?

President Obama spoke to sixth graders without a teleprompter. He gave an address in one of the classrooms afterwards and used a teleprompter.

"Obama held two separate sessions at the school -- the first with students and a second for the media. And while he did use two Teleprompters for his comments to the media he did not use them for his discussion with the students."
The Weekly Standard

This conservative penchant to tell stories that are untrue but serve their own purposes really explains why I get all those unsolicited chain emails that are patently false. When I prove them wrong, the answer I usually get is "But it's a good story!"

Posted by: arancia12 | February 8, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Helloooo, Obama used TOTUS while speaking to a group of sixth-graders in Fairfax County!

Posted by: Yankeesfan1 | February 8, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Let me get this straight. A bunch of liberal folks over at Huffington Post are snickering because Palin had a few words on the palm of her hand.

The President can’t speak at all without his teleprompter. He even recently used his teleprompter at an elementary school event. (No it’s not a joke)

The level of hate the left has for Palin is truly remarkable.


Posted by: cwarner1111 | February 8, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse
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Not getting your point....

The level of hate the right has for Obama is truly remarkable.

Posted by: ai3di | February 8, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Bush presided over the worst terrorist attack in U.S. History (even after Aug 6 memo warning). Also in charge during anthrax attack.

Bush destroyed the U.S. economy; barely avoiding a 2nd great depression.

Bush took his eye off the ball, which allowed OBL to escape from Tora Bora.

Bush invaded Iraq.

Bush = $4.35 per gallon of gas.

Bush looked into Putin's eyes and saw his soul (while Putin played him like a fiddle).

Bush allowed Israel to attack Gaza, at will. Violence has greatly decreased since 1/20/2009.

Mr. Obama uses a teleprompter, which makes him a bad president.

That is the retarded (in a satirical way) logic of the republicans.

Posted by: ginabw | February 8, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Did we really need pictures of her palm cheat sheet to know that she's a moron? The real story here is that she thinks Obama can burnish his "foreign policy" credentials by going out and starting a war. Keep that in mind if this mindless bimbo manages to get anywhere near her party's nomination. Shades of Bush Jr. and Col. Jack Ripper from "Dr. Strangelove."

Posted by: pcpatterson | February 8, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

It's one thing to write a couple notes down on your hand to remember the high points of a discussion - IT'S SOMETHING ELSE TO USE A TELEPROMPTER SO FREQUENTLY THAT YOU HAVE TO USE IT JUST TO GIVE A SPEECH TO LITTLE KIDS AT THE LOCAL VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL (WASHINGTON AND LEE) TO TRY AND MOTIVATE THEM TO BE MOTIVATED TO WORK FOR THE SUPERIORITY OF THE STATE OVER THE PEOPLE AND INDIVIDUAL MOTIVATIONS.

Posted by: 50Eagle | February 8, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse
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"High points of a discussion"? They were supposed to be her beliefs of what is important. Why did she have to write on her hand her beliefs of what is important?

Posted by: ai3di | February 8, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Let me get this straight. A bunch of liberal folks over at Huffington Post are snickering because Palin had a few words on the palm of her hand.

The President can’t speak at all without his teleprompter. He even recently used his teleprompter at an elementary school event. (No it’s not a joke)

The level of hate the left has for Palin is truly remarkable.

Posted by: cwarner1111 | February 8, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

I am completely ok for an politician to use a teleprompter especially the president. How much time do you want he or she to waste memorizing a speech? I am all for efficiency and spending hours memorizing a speech when technology is available to use your time more wisely seems silly for any president regardless of party. I am also ok using notes (on index cards) for a speech. However, during a question and answer session, to need to use notes written on your hand (are you kidding me?) is sad, disingenuous, and a little scary. Especially when the question is what needs to be done with this country. You don't know without notes? Come on!

Of course, I am sure it is the liberal media that wrote the notes on her hand and she is completely blameless and relentlessly persecuted.

Posted by: qwerqwer1 | February 8, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Obama can't speak a coherent word without a teleprompter -- and the WAPO can't get past ink on Palin's hand.

Posted by: NormReisig

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I think Obama did a fine job at the GOP Sumit without a teleprompter. Fact is all Presidents use teleprompters.

I guess that Sarah was using an "Alaska Teleprompter"

Posted by: rcc_2000 | February 8, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

She was finished before she even began.

Posted by: gce1356 | February 8, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

Go back to the tundra you gimmick.

Posted by: Ecksley | February 8, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Sure beats the stuttering of the I, me, my, mine, President when the Tele-prompter goes black!

Posted by: PRRWRITER | February 8, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse

This woman believes a torrent of words passes for substance. If you actually try to make sense of what she says, your brain will explode. Palin is without a doubt the stupidest person I have ever listened to. She is illiterate. Dumb. An idiot. A blithering idiot. She is probably retarded in some form.

Posted by: GeorgHerbet | February 8, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Obama can't speak a coherent word without a teleprompter -- and the WAPO can't get past ink on Palin's hand.

Posted by: NormReisig | February 8, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin wrote a couple of reminders on her palm. Barack Obama used a teleprompter to address grade school kids. Who's the dummy?

Posted by: Buffal0Bill | February 8, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse
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Um...Sarah Palin...

Posted by: ai3di | February 8, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

I didn't think that Governor Palin was qualified to serve a heart beat away from the Presidency. And her talk at the Tea Party gathering didn't do anything to change my mind.

And now investigative journalism about her appearance at the Tea Party gathering reveals that Ms. Palin printed some prompts on her palm. So what? What a waste of media resources to enable the writing on her palm to be read from a picture. Media folks, get a brain and a bit of wisdom: please focus on news of import.

Posted by: jimb | February 8, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Well she got caught REDHANDED. On one hand she had what she wanted you to think she knew......and on the other hand what she really knows.....NOTHING........LOL

Posted by: nteract | February 8, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin wrote a couple of reminders on her palm. Barack Obama used a teleprompter to address grade school kids. Who's the dummy?

Posted by: Buffal0Bill | February 8, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Let me preface by saying I am a registered republican.
Palin turns me against everything republican..
Give me a break if this was a man ranting like she does it would be the end of him for good..
What a hypocrite ... blasting Obama for using the teleprompter and she can't even answer questions without a cheat sheet.. How did she get the questions ahead of time..
I bet the cry baby said she wouldn't do the interview without the questions ahead of time....
Did Obama have a teleprompter in the Q&A?
I don't think so...
Go ahead make excuses for her... she is a cheater.. con...a Trojan Horse... just wait... she will pay you back for believing in her stupidity. Way to go fellow Republican.... I am ashamed
wow we will believe anyone if they are charming, cute, and can say "You betcha" oh I forgot the wink ... that's so cute...lol

Posted by: nteract | February 8, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

It's like Bush said, you can't lead if you send mexed missages.

Posted by: leftcoaster | February 8, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Good grief, so she wrote some notes on her palm. I couldn't care less...until I read the fury from the righties about Obama using a teleprompter. Lighten up people, it's not about how they make their speeches, it's what they say, believe, and DO that matters.

Posted by: Trakker | February 8, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

It's hard to draw any conclusion but that the right is unable to take in and process information that is not fed to them in talking point form. I've lost track of the number of lemmings who have thrown themselves on the grenade to protect Sarah with, "Everybody uses notes for a speech!!"

Yes, that's true. Or a teleprompter, which is far more common and of which Palin has made as much use as any other person (as a humorous aside, her teleprompter page during thye RNC convention read "New-clear" for "nuclear", to ensure she wouldn't say "New-kyoo-lar"). Nobody is dissing Palin for not being able to deliver an entire speech from memory - few people can, and most presidential candidates, never mind presidents, don't write their own speeches. Palin uses a speechwriter, just like everyone else in that position, even though she's only a Fox News talking head now.

The point is that this was a Q&A session (Question and Answer; let me know if I'm going too fast for you) and not a speech. There should be NO requirement for notes at a Q&A session unless (a) you already know the questions you'll be asked, which would seem on the face of it to be a little unethical, or (b) you need to cite a lot of complicated figures or statistics in response to a question. I think we can all agree that (b) didn't happen.

Former half-term Governess Palin's answers were a mishmash of folksy aphorisms, smarmy digs and bumper-sticker slogans. There was nothing complicated in there, and once more, this was not a speech. She should have expected random questions, and responded to them by drawing on her experience or from her studies.

The thought of this room-temperature-IQ halfwit in charge of solving the country's very real problems should frighten everyone - because she's either very lazy or very stupid, she would be likely to listen to advice from her coterie of businessmen and special interests, who would recommend that she cut taxes in order to give consumers more disposable income. The trouble is, that money - once you can convince consumers to start spending again - goes into profits and bonuses for the company executives, not into the budget for making life more comfortable and secure for Americans. You can call the Democrats socialists if you like, but Conservative plans will only make the few rich richer. How many, other than the aforementioned rich, were further ahead following 8 years of Conservative tax-cutting and fiscal fiddling?

Anyway, that's straying from the point. Palin was referring to crib notes while Not. Making. A. Speech. This has been repeated over and over, but the Fightin' Teaboarders are just not getting it.

Posted by: marknesop | February 8, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

I watched her clip twice answering the question while glancing at the palm of her hand for guidance. Notes or no notes, I still have no idea what she was saying.

Posted by: crikey | February 8, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Wait, she give the whole speech without a telepromter, writes 5 words on her palm so she remembers to hit them all and people are criticizing her? Huh? I'd like to see the President give one of his speeches without a teleprompter and 5 words in front of him. Give me a break people. If she had 5 note cards in front of her with one word on each of them, no one would have said a word. Maybe we could all focus on something important LIKE NOT DRIVING THE COUNTRY INTO FINANCIAL RUIN instead of this!

Posted by: LivinginthePromisedLand | February 8, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

It's one thing to write a couple notes down on your hand to remember the high points of a discussion - IT'S SOMETHING ELSE TO USE A TELEPROMPTER SO FREQUENTLY THAT YOU HAVE TO USE IT JUST TO GIVE A SPEECH TO LITTLE KIDS AT THE LOCAL VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL (WASHINGTON AND LEE) TO TRY AND MOTIVATE THEM TO BE MOTIVATED TO WORK FOR THE SUPERIORITY OF THE STATE OVER THE PEOPLE AND INDIVIDUAL MOTIVATIONS.

Posted by: 50Eagle | February 8, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

...I've got it, think TEA, TAXES, ENERGY and American spirits...ummm, now what was that question again???

Posted by: DrWho2 | February 8, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

All politicians use teleprompters when giving speeches unless they prefer to use note cards. TV sportscasters use teleprompters; Sarah Palin did so herself. To use keywords written on the palm of the hand during an interview shows a complete lack of knowledge, woeful lack of preparation, a slacker attitude, or all the above. This incident confirms that Sarah Palin cannot be taken seriously as a Presidential candidate. Let her run; the Democratic candidate will easily crush her.

Posted by: CMAN27 | February 8, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

She's a bueatiful woman, and if she wants to write notes on her hands, then so be it. The bigger question is, "If she was your wife, would you want her to cheat on you?" If you wouldn't or if you are married yourself, then learn what you are doing that might push your wife into another man's arms. howtoseduceAmarriedwoman.com

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Posted by: elmeng2007 | February 8, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

President Obama has speech writers and uses a teleprompter.

Gov. Palin wrote some talking points on her hand.

Think I'll go read stories about the Superbowl. They are actually more important than this drivel.

Posted by: Soloflexerus | February 8, 2010 4:33 PM | Report
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They were not just talking points, they were the beliefs she has in what needs to be focused on. Apparently they mean so much to her that she can't remember them and has to write them down.

Posted by: ai3di | February 8, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

What's with this teleprompter bu11sh!t? Reagan used a teleprompter, as did Bush I, Clinton,and Bush II. Palin used a teleprompter while she was running for VP. Why is it now wrong for Obama to use one?

Do you remember when G.W.Bush was reading "My Pet Goat" and the book was upside down? Now that's retarded; in a satirical sort of way.

Posted by: ginabw | February 8, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

concerned wrote:
Most public speakers rely on cards and other written outlines for their speeches. It is the appropriate way to do it and there is nothing wrong with it. Knowledge of the outlined notes takes care of the rest of the speech. Any trained speaker knows that.
The need for a teleprompter however, for the entire content of the speech signals two things: 1-It was written by someone else (not uncommon for a politician) and 2- your lack of knowledge on the subject being discussed.
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Any trained speaker knows that when someone else writes a speech for you, that you need to proof read it no matter if it is on a teleprompter or not. Have you ever tried to read a speech from a teleprompter that someone else has written without reading the material before hand. You will make a lot of mistakes when giving your speech. The kind of mistakes that Bush made when giving his speechs. Like the cards, a teleprompter is there so that you can keep in line with your speech and not lose points. A teleprompter also allows you to keep great eye contact with who you are giving a speech to as you are not always looking down at your notes.

Posted by: ai3di | February 8, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Why did this story say, ridicule by "members of the media AND Palin's liberal critics"? Aren't they the same thing?!

That Andrea Mitchell would mock Palin is too funny. She is the one who provided the "exclusive" story that Palin's husband sent emails while Palin was governor. Mitchell never said ANYTHING was improper about the emails, only that they were written. That was it, that was the entire story for about 5 minutes.

Posted by: familynet | February 8, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse


President Obama has speech writers and uses a teleprompter.

Gov. Palin wrote some talking points on her hand.

Think I'll go read stories about the Superbowl. They are actually more important than this drivel.

Posted by: Soloflexerus | February 8, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Made for television creation, just like Osama...the principal difference being, she is still breathing.

Posted by: nmrn | February 8, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Palin writes on her hand - and that's a scandal?!!

Obama refuses to release...

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Not a "scandal;" PATHETIC!

Obama was at least magna cum laude, as I recall, if not summa. At Harvard. Do you have any idea what that means?

Sarah would have a hard time providing any records beyond high school--and to date she hasn't.

For the record: Palin: five colleges. McCain: bottom of his Annapolis class. Maybe if they'd all gone to Liberty their GPA would be higher.

Posted by: abqcleve | February 8, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party convention....400 attendees. Unbelievable! At $ 500 a whack....who paid for Palin's $ 100 K speaking fee. My prediction: the check bounces. They thought 400 factored by 500 was $ 200,000....MR Potato head needs to tell them it's only $ 20 K.....

Sarah, don't upgrade the wardrobe just yet - wait for the check to clear.

Posted by: go2goal
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My calculator (not potato-powered) comes up with $200K PLUS the speech-only fees. She's in it for the money only; The stooges are in the audience. Look left - look right..

Posted by: FrostByte | February 8, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Palin’s political perspective or, to employ her preferred, populist parlance, “that fear-y, status quo thingy,” seems to be working out just fine, at least for her. This self-centered strategy has proven extremely effective in the short-term, upping Ms. Palin’s media profile while lining her pockets at the same time.

However, appealing to people’s irrational fear of change generally brings out the worst in them (a fact demonstrated by the many misguided and offensive slogans spouted at tea party events last summer).

And assuring voters that we can continue consuming resources at or above our current rate is as reckless as it is dishonest. To use a tired metaphor, at a time when Americans must get leaner, Palin is scoring political points by telling us we can eat ice cream every night for dinner and never gain weight or run out of milk.

Read more @ http://armchairfirebrand.wordpress.com/

Posted by: ArmchairFirebrand | February 8, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

The loony-left d-crat teleprompter socialists focus on the trivial, the minuscule, the irrelevant.

Why?

THAT'S ALL THEY'VE GOT!

Posted by: TeaPartyPatriot | February 8, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

I don't hate Sarah Palin at all. I actually supported her in the very beginning till she started to talk. If what she wrote on her palm were specific data such as numbers, I can understand they can be hard to remember. But to write down what she believes to be important topics says too much (or little) about her. Why didn't she have her husband speak for her? He helped her make lots of executive decisions in the Governor's office in Alaska.

Posted by: dummy4peace | February 8, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Sara Palin is retarded. BTW...I wrote this as satire, so as not to offend the retard.

Posted by: ginabw | February 8, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Smart didn't get us anywhere last November. Maybe it's time to try dumb luck.

Posted by: greg3 | February 8, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin ("the Quitta from Wasilla) is an incredibly ambitious woman. Unfortunately she can't hide the fact that her greatest asset is a pair of pretty legs that sustain a body and ahead that is quite empty of policy ideas (or anything else for that matter).

She should be happy at having siezed on an unlikely opportunity and made herself rich and famous. But fot this poor woman to hope the American public would ever take her seriously as a politician is patently absurd.

Sarah Palin is the Ringo Star of American politics - simply the luckiest woman in the world to be where she is.

Posted by: guarani | February 8, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Hope she uses WaterProof market.

And that she uses the excuse of being a GERMOPHOBE.

Next thing we know she will refuse to shake hands with anyone because her TALKING POINTS will rub off and she blither like the idiot she is.

Posted by: kare1 | February 8, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Palin writes on her hand - and that's a scandal?!!

Obama refuses to release
- all high school records
- all college records
- all Harvard Law records
- Annenburg Challenge records concerning Bill Ayers
- Law client list is "lost"
- IL Senate records are "lost"


But hey, don't bother to investigate any of that!
The media has become truly pathetic.

Posted by: pgr88 | February 8, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

concerned wrote:
Most public speakers rely on cards and other written outlines for their speeches. It is the appropriate way to do it and there is nothing wrong with it. Knowledge of the outlined notes takes care of the rest of the speech. Any trained speaker knows that.
The need for a teleprompter however, for the entire content of the speech signals two things: 1-It was written by someone else (not uncommon for a politician) and 2- your lack of knowledge on the subject being discussed.

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No trained speaker writes their talking points on their hand - it's ridiculous to even suggest that.

Also, there is nothing diabolical about a teleprompter. If someone is making long formal address, they need a full script in front of them to deliver it smoothly and accurately. Since its invention, every president has used a teleprompter, whether they write the speech themselves or use a speechwriter.

Posted by: maggots | February 8, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Shes non relevant!

Posted by: pernsey1027 | February 8, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

This woman is a Media darling ... she has an audience of 600 and the Media sees this as a majority of voters ... who is more lame Palin or the Media? She can be excused as she is only in it for the money, but the Media is becoming an American embarasssment!

Posted by: paris1969 | February 8, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party convention....400 attendees. Unbelievable! At $ 500 a whack....who paid for Palin's $ 100 K speaking fee. My prediction: the check bounces. They thought 400 factored by 500 was $ 200,000....MR Potato head needs to tell them it's only $ 20 K.....

Sarah, don't upgrade the wardrobe just yet - wait for the check to clear.

Posted by: go2goal
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I'm really having a hard time reading these in my cube farm; but I can't help it. There are some very funny posts here this afternoon. Thanks!

And now we all know why the President was so dismissive of the GOP "budget" and "healthcare finance" numbers he's been handed over the past year.

Same conservative accountant.

Posted by: abqcleve | February 8, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

this is proof that Sarah Palin is a closet liberal -- she's so green she won't use any paper at all for cue cards!!!!!!

You watch, if she gets elected, all paper will be banned.

Posted by: summicron1 | February 8, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party convention....400 attendees. Unbelievable! At $ 500 a whack....who paid for Palin's $ 100 K speaking fee. My prediction: the check bounces. They thought 400 factored by 500 was $ 200,000....MR Potato head needs to tell them it's only $ 20 K.....

Sarah, don't upgrade the wardrobe just yet - wait for the check to clear.

Posted by: go2goal
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I'm really having a hard time reading these in my cube farm; but I can't help it. There are some very funny posts here this afternoon. Thanks!

Posted by: abqcleve | February 8, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

I consider myself a simple, regular-joe American, am I Palin-approved?.

But I went to college and graduated......I am sorry but my parents made me do it.

Posted by: eaglestrk01 | February 8, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Why are we still talking about this women? She has nothing of relevance to say, except in the minds of her mindless followers. Teabaggers are absurd, and so is Palin.

She is like a cavalcade of buzz words, she doesnt believe anything and is a series of faux pas. Wake up people !!!

Posted by: pernsey1027 | February 8, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

According to Clownfish, "Of course not one liberal says anything about Obama using a telepromter while talking with a 6th grade class! What an idiot."

Are you for real? This unfortunate person has to use a cheat sheet to remember only a few words, like a failing high school student, and you call one of the brightest guys in the world an idiot for using a teleprompter for a speech? Your "idiot" is the former editor of the Harvard Law Review and brilliant law professor at a top university who then became President! Who's the idiot? P.S., before you call people names, at least check your spelling to avoid looking foolish.

Posted by: rbharris50 | February 8, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

The real head scratcher is not that she used notes but the content of the notes. She criticizes Obama for using a teleprompter to engage on detailed policy questions but she has to write on her hand responses to a generic question about top three priorities which she received in advance? She has to remind herself that she wants to lift American spirits? I begin to doubt the veracity of her claim that she could have answered Couric's question about preferred news sources but just found it condescending.

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Again, not to put too fine a point to this, but not only could she not manage to memorize those three simple points, she clearly was still working them out.

On her hand!

"What a marooooooon!"

Posted by: abqcleve | February 8, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Actually, Palin was going to write these words on her forehead (more room), then realized she wouldn't have a mirror at the podium.

We love Palin - she is too comical to hate.

Posted by: maggots | February 8, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

I read that the GOP was unable to secure a teleprompter as Obama and his band of dumb 5hits have reserved them all.

Posted by: askgees | February 8, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

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You must have been one of Leno's comedy writers.
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They couldn't have been one of Leno's writters. He uses cue cards which are too closely related to a teleprompter.

Posted by: ai3di | February 8, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Palin has now demonstrated her lack of intellectual capacity and how uninformed she is on major policy issues on numerous occasions dating to when she was first named McCain's running mate.

Bush was lacking in intellectual curiosity, but Palin has taken that to a new level. She is the darling of the reactionary far-right who seek to recapture U.S. economic and social policy of the 1920s---pre-New Deal.

Republican Party in recent years has moved far to the right of where it was 30-35 years ago. The Party as a whole basically seeks to inflict upon the country the economic policies of the 1920s combined with the social policies of the 1950s.

Palin is basically a 19th century person living in the 21st century. She's like 120 years behind the times.

Posted by: OHIOCITIZEN | February 8, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

2012 Republican Presidential Ticket:
Palin-Quayle

The challenge will be figuring out which one is the genius. One of them can't spell POTATO and the other has the answer in the palm of her hand.

Those dirty little liberals: they're just intellectual elitists. Gosh darn it, they're so smart 'cause they can spell biggie words like: delicatessen, potato, or go dog go.

Holy cow...the Repubs are in so much trouble as viable party.

The Tea Party convention....400 attendees. Unbelievable! At $ 500 a whack....who paid for Palin's $ 100 K speaking fee. My prediction: the check bounces. They thought 400 factored by 500 was $ 200,000....MR Potato head needs to tell them it's only $ 20 K.....

Sarah, don't upgrade the wardrobe just yet - wait for the check to clear.

Posted by: go2goal | February 8, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Most public speakers rely on cards and other written outlines for their speeches. It is the appropriate way to do it and there is nothing wrong with it. Knowledge of the outlined notes takes care of the rest of the speech. Any trained speaker knows that.
The need for a teleprompter however, for the entire content of the speech signals two things: 1-It was written by someone else (not uncommon for a politician) and 2- your lack of knowledge on the subject being discussed.
Some may think Gov. Palin is not equipped to be the next President and you are entitled to your opinion but just think of these facts: She was a mayor of a small town and was re elected for the results she obtained for the city, she was a Governor and without even finishing her term she managed to obtain for the citizens of that state a rebate of $2,500 per person as a rebate from the oil companies doing business there, managed a highly effective team able to take over without any crisis, took care and resolved several corruption cases that were unchallenged prior her mandate.
The Obama Administration has effectively quadrupled the debt of the country. Failed at every promise made, before and after the inauguration and is composed of people who cover a wide range from having criminal records to tax cheaters. Of course none of that should be a surprise coming from someone without any executive experience (he never even managed a bodega in Harlem, prepared a budget or met a payroll) and who surrounded himself with questionable characters most of his life. The most important facts though are that Wall Street never had a better allied in office and no president has had a friendlier majority in Congress in recent history. Look at your Credit card bill rates and think whose side is been helped by the government.

Posted by: concernedcitizen13 | February 8, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

What no one uses index cards anymore? Was she afraid she'd lose them?
Using notes is only noteworthy because she herself ridiculed others for doing so. Not Newt Gingritch leading impeachment against Clinton level hypocrisy but still...

The real head scratcher is not that she used notes but the content of the notes. She criticizes Obama for using a teleprompter to engage on detailed policy questions but she has to write on her hand responses to a generic question about top three priorities which she received in advance? She has to remind herself that she wants to lift American spirits? I begin to doubt the veracity of her claim that she could have answered Couric's question about preferred news sources but just found it condescending.

Posted by: bran-solo | February 8, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin speaks for the American people using the Tea Party movement on the issues of importance to our Nation. We need different leadership in our government. We the people have had enough of Obama’s liberal Democrat imposing big federal government on the people and the disastrous affects on the strength of our economy and work industry.

Read this as an example in response to a question we the people have. Can Americans put any confidence in what Treasury Sec. Tim Geithner says? He says the big national deficit will not hurt the U.S. crediting ratings. Most American people do not believe him, or trust him.

Obama's administration of transparency shows Sec. Geithner making statements that do not make sense and are an insult to the intelligence of the American people. Not only will U.S. credit ratings fall but the U.S. economy will collapse if the ratio of debt to revenue continues with Obama's deficit spending of our tax money. Why do you think the Tea Party is so popular?


Posted by: klausdmk | February 8, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse
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I can agree with needing different leadership within government, but I thought the whole idea was to find someone better and more qualified!? Is this really the best to offer?
About not trusting or believing Tim Geithner....there are a lot of people who still think that the Earth is flat. The fact that his "statements that do not make sense and are an insult to the intelligence of the American people" is true. It should make sense. It shows how much improvement within our education system is needed that it doesn't make sense.

Posted by: ai3di | February 8, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Before I found out what was actually written there, I speculated that she had her own name and phone number down in case of an emergency and she needed to call home.

Posted by: MTgrassland | February 8, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

What I don't get is why the media is all Palin, all the time. Is she the only GOP candidate left? Bill Buckley must be rolling in his grave.

She might be a wonderful sideshow, but that's about it.

Posted by: xgy4 | February 8, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Like Bugs Bunny used to say, "What a maroon!!".

Posted by: insider9909 | February 8, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

I read that the GOP was unable to secure a teleprompter as Obama and his band of dumb 5hits have reserved them all.

Posted by: askgees | February 8, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

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You must have been one of Leno's comedy writers.

Posted by: maggots | February 8, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

It is funny to read the comments of the conservatives falling all over themselves to defend Sarah Palin then wonder why liberals are condescending to them. They deliberately overlook the irony of her criticizing President Obama for using a teleprompter while she has written notes on her hand to remember her talking points. Palin is not stupid but neither is Obama and but when it comes to education and knowledge there is no comparison. President Obama is educated, well informed, and articulate. Sarah Palin simply is not. Sarah Palin is charming but is not articulate and according to her vice presidential handlers is by no stretch of the imagination well informed. No matter how many time conservatives bemoan "elites" and liberal "condescension" there is no substitute for knowledge and Sarah Palin's charm can not hide her ignorance....

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Not to put too fine a point on this, but you're perhaps graciously overlooking a couple of howlingly delicious pieces of irony. Not only had Palin just finished knocking Obama for using a Teleprompter, she had just asserted to that crowd that, since her early days of ignominy as a "newby" on McCain's team, she'd gained two years of solid experience on "national issues."

Thee simple talking points. The entire basis of her raison d'etre. She couldn't memorize them.

Hell, she couldn't even scan all three in one glance: she looked at her hand for each of the three points.

She makes Blackburn and Foxx of North Carolina look like MENSA luminaries.

Posted by: abqcleve | February 8, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

Despite what I think of Palin, this seems a bit silly and pointless. People that give speeches often need notes, if not full texts, to help them get all their points across. No big deal.

On the other hand, writing on one's hand seems like a 5th grader's trick. Palin really should be aware of the invention of paper by now.

The real point here is and should be the CONTENT of the speech, which seems to continue to provide solid evidence that Palin is completely unqualified to be anything remotely resembling a national leader.

Posted by: dannyw2 | February 8, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

What goes around comes around Sarah.
After your disgraceful treatment of the President of the United States, you are now being ridiculed for your Hand prompter and the use of cards. Then you appear on Chris Wallace and make a complete fool of yourself. Even Joe Scarborough had to admit it and say others in the party feel the same and speak in private among themselves. but won't say it publicly.

I can't fault Chris Wallace for the questions he asked -- he had some zingers. But I'm going to assume for the record that the questions were given to Palin in advance, and she had a little time to study them. Clearly, Fox has a motivation for not making her look like the uninformed idiot that she is -- it just hired her as an "analyst." We can look at Wallace as another Fox News mouthpiece, and assume he asked the questions -- worked out in advance -- so he could claim "fair and balanced," but chose not to do follow-up because that would expose Fox' newest analyst/contributor/rock star as the dishonest, arrogant, hypocritical pile of nonsense that she is. I've watched Fox for a while, and one segment of tough questions does not "fair and balanced" make -- especially when the lame answers are allowed to stand. Fox has its work cut out for it trying to rehabilitate Sarah Palin's image from the Gibson-Couric mess to a coherent "analyst" worthy of clearly enunciating Fox News' misguided but often well-spoken bias.

Was it a coincidence that the Tea Party started in January when Obama the first black President was sworn in?. And without Fox News, the tea bagger "revolution" would have been a minor blip on the conservative Richter scale, but because Roger Ailes saw a golden opportunity to lash out at a newly elected and highly likable black president in a hateful fashion he jumped in--feet first.
Fox News ginned up the Tea Party protesters and gave them a huge media platform. The Bill Kristols of the right have always longed for a right-wing populist movement that could make headway in America, but they also have believed they could firmly control them. That's why Dick Armey was dispatched with boatloads of cash, along with other right-wing billionaires, to pump in the necessary cash to keep it percolating.

Posted by: gregorysherard | February 8, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

....ummm 'energy, guns and mineral spirits'..nope, ummmm 'oil, salmon and a face lift'...nope, ummm 'lift taxes, cut americans and export minorities'...sigh, this is mpossible!....

Posted by: DrWho2 | February 8, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

As for Mitchell she is spot on. There are different rules for republican candidates.

Posted by: ArchieHaase | February 8, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

It might be easier to believe in her "vision" for a return to the greatness of old America if she were 65 years old and had a decent education.

Posted by: wardropper | February 8, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

The GOP brought this ridicule on itself by pushing the meme that Obama uses a teleprompter--ergo he's a phony. Well, then Reagan was a phony, too, by that standard. The teleprompter has nothing to do with authenticity and everything to do with comfort level of the speaker and the experience of that speaker by the immediate audience and the media. You use one and use it well, you maintain eye contact with the audience and that works out best at every level. The point isn't about reading a speech or using notes--what politician speaks entirely extemporaneously? That's sloppy. The point is that Palin and the GOP attack Obama for doing something completely legitimate, something their idol did, something that evinces respect for his audience, as well as skill--and then she, after all her time in the public eye can't remember a few simple ideas but has to write them on her palm like a student cheating on an exam. The point is hypocrisy and the point is foolishness. She is a clown.

Posted by: LevRaphael | February 8, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

I have to laugh at all of this. It's so sad that this boob could make her little sarcastic remark about the President but turns around and has dumb words written in her palm. DINGBAT!!! Please be the front runner in 2012...We'll be guaranteed a win!!!

Posted by: DAChinn | February 8, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

I am sorry but using a teleprompter during a speech which Bush used just as much is different then sneaking a peak at your hand during a question and answer session like an unprepared teenager during a algebra test is not the same thing.

It really is an example of the hypocrisy that is running rampant in both political parties. In one breathe, critique the president for using a teleprompter and then use a cheat sheet is hypocrisy.

I am so sick of being critical of a political figure just because they are not in your party. Blindly following former governor Palin or President Obama without questioning their leadership or ability to lead is what is wrong with this country. These Tea Baggers did't seem to complain when Bush and the republican majority (2001-2006) spent this country into massive deficits.

I applaud any person who is willing to question what is going on with this country. I am just tired of hearing democraps that and repukicans that. And by the way, to anyone who thinks that one year of the Obama administration has run this country into the ground did not paid attention during 8 years of Bush, 8 years of Clinton, 4 years of Bush, 8 years of Reagan (don't forget trickle down economics), etc.

Partisan politics, name calling and an unwillingness to actual work to solve problems (by both parties) is a major component as to what is wrong with this country.

Posted by: qwerqwer1 | February 8, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

WAPO used a clever ploy of focusing on a totally irrelevant detail (crib notes) to deflect attention from the real negative aspects of Sarah Palin's speech: bomb Iran to show macho? REALLY? Voters want an illiterate hillbilly in the White House, not an educated, thoughtful "professor". REALLY? Alaskans learned the hard way just what Palin's agenda is, and what she is willing to do to achieve it. She obtained every post she ever had through character assassinaton and smear tactics. She won't run for president because she doesn't like to work, just feel important and cash in every cent possible. Her PAC has spent more on buying her own book than on supporting candidates, that $100K fee will somehow end up on her side of the ledger, like the famous red shoes reportedly sent back to the GOP that ended up on eBay. She is a cheat and a liar and has been proven to be so more than once. I hope she does end up at the top of the GOP ticket in 2012. It would be entirely fitting.

Posted by: kobuk | February 8, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Not once did Palin need it and not once did she use it. There, is the difference. Wouldn't you know the liberals would try to make something out of it? Gloria Borger on CNN sure did. Of course she has been bias from day one. It is obvious she is so jealous of Palin, she can't see straight. That is the problem of many women who can't even come close to matching up. This is just like when Palin first got introduced to us. Her teleprompter never worked and she didn't need it. I would love to see a debate between her and Obama. She would leave Obama biting the dust for sure.

Posted by: joanne38 | February 8, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse
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HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAlol! I would love to see that debate as well! You are only demeaning all other women by saying "That is the problem of many women who can't even come close to matching up." Palin doesn't come close to matching up to the majority of women out there.

Posted by: ai3di | February 8, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

dumb arse, low arse itch

Posted by: monet767 | February 8, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

dumbb arse, low arse itch

Posted by: monet767 | February 8, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

dumbb arse, low arse itch

Posted by: monet767 | February 8, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

Now, now, now sarah palin lovers......are we in school.

She seems a little jealous because President Obama did manage to Graduate from one of the finiest.

Harvard University.....she could never make it....too busy enrolling and de-rolling.

She one big fat air brain, player hating on education.

Sorry Teabaggers....you got ucked

Posted by: monet767 | February 8, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

I believe the camera didn't catch it clearly. What was written on her palm was "Not Penny's Boat"

Posted by: purplebari1
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Ha! THAT, friend, was obscure!

Posted by: abqcleve | February 8, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Palin was reading from a written speech, just like Obama and every single other politician and President. The palm notes were for the Q&A, of which she already knew the questions. I can't tell if those of you who are trying to say she only wrote down six words from her entire speech are lying, or are just that ignorant. Please come clean. I just want to know if Sister Sarah's followers are liars or idiots. Or is it both?

Posted by: bernie51 | February 8, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

What is the most annoying thing about Palin is she is about clueless and and not qualified to be president as a chimp. But what the heck some people have said we have had a chimp as president.

I cannot help but think US and foreign ideological entities and corporations want someone as clueless as her so they can control them.

Posted by: ArchieHaase | February 8, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Andrea Mitchell must be really lonely, how can they continue to put her on tv, she is so bitter

Posted by: mralexva | February 8, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

It is funny to read the comments of the conservatives falling all over themselves to defend Sarah Palin then wonder why liberals are condescending to them. They deliberately overlook the irony of her criticizing President Obama for using a teleprompter while she has written notes on her hand to remember her talking points. Palin is not stupid but neither is Obama and but when it comes to education and knowledge there is no comparison. President Obama is educated, well informed, and articulate. Sarah Palin simply is not. Sarah Palin is charming but is not articulate and according to her vice presidential handlers is by no stretch of the imagination well informed. No matter how many time conservatives bemoan "elites" and liberal "condescension" there is no substitute for knowledge and Sarah Palin's charm can not hide her ignorance. As a liberal I love the passion with which her supporter defend her and I hope their passion helps her become the republican presidential nominee. I would love to see President Obama run against such a lightweight. Sarah Palin would make a great manager of Wal-Mart or republican presidential nominee but not President of the United States

Posted by: exbrown | February 8, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

DUMB-BO

Posted by: monet767 | February 8, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

If Obama had words written on his palm, the Repubs would be using it as grounds for impeachment. I find it comforting that Palin backers put such faith in a person who can't remember her top three priorities. I'll bet her right palm had these words: SARAH. PALIN. BUY MILK.

Posted by: djmolter | February 8, 2010 3:47 PM | Report abuse

I am no fan of Palin's politics but I must admit she gives a good speech.

If she can give those speeches with just a few reminders on her palm, all I can say is: "Damn!". It is even more impressive.

Did we give RR grief for his 3x5 cards?

Posted by: DrVelocity
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I'm afraid you don't quite get it. A 3x5 card is fine.

For a speech.

Not during a T--er, Q--and A session. Not on your hand.

Sheesh! You guys should be shaking your heads in abject embarrassment: she's a friggin' idiot!

Posted by: abqcleve | February 8, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Palin had the three words written large and lack on her hand, to be used answering a question she knew was coming and was afraid she would forget those three words.
For the Tea Baggers -- Give your most hated president, Democrat Barrack Obama --
A unwed daughter who is mother to a child;
The child's father posing nude for PLAYGIRL magazine -- which conservative Republicans have repeatedly labeled PORNOGRAPHIC;
The "First Dude's" unexplained departure from his North Slope petroleum job before public disclosure First Dude gave confidential financial information from his employer to state officials;
The First Dude exposed for repeatedly involving himself directly in executive hiring decisions in the Governor's office; This in addition to the conservative, highly ethical Alaskan Governor stiffing the state for commercial air fare to get the family to her in-laws under the guise of an official function, and stiffing the taxpayers for $75 daily per diem for nights in Anchorage at the office, when she actually went home to Wasilla -- OR NEVER LEFT WASILLA during several of those days -
And then- dumping the bill for electrical work at the Governor's Mansion so she could use her TANNING BED.
Can't help but wonder, if anyone of these little details have jumped out about the sitting president and his family -- IS THERE ANY DOUBT THE TEA BAGGERS AND EVERY NEO-CONSERVATIVE IN THE NATION would have been screaming for his blood?

Posted by: pahrumpete | February 8, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Palin reminds me of the leader of the "In Crowd" that roamed the halls of high school, making disparaging comments about the girl with acne, the over weight kid with glasses, the book worm with out make up, because they dared to challenge her for class president.

Obama reminds me of one of those kids that got picked on, he learned to treat others the way he'd want to be treated, and that he didn't need to tear others down to lift himself up.

In other words, Obama sounds like a grownup and Palin just sounds like the average high school bully.

Posted by: AverageJane | February 8, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Joanne38, said : "Not once did Palin need it and not once did she use it".

Umm, I hate to break it to you barbie doll, but you obviously didn't even bother watching the clips because she refers to her Palm-Prompter 3 times in a grand total of 15 seconds.

This is in response to questions she had already gotten, on subjects near and dear to her heart.

And yes...we are all laughing at you and Palin.

Posted by: Nosh1 | February 8, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

"PALIN HANDJOB BREWS TEA PARTY TEMPEST!"

LMFAO -- she's loads more fun than Cheney!!

Posted by: joneshn | February 8, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

"I believe the camera didn't catch it clearly. What was written on her palm was "Not Penny's Boat" "

Posted by: purplebari1

Dude. Looks like you win the internet for today.

Posted by: Potter2 | February 8, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin speaks for the American people using the Tea Party movement on the issues of importance to our Nation. We need different leadership in our government. We the people have had enough of Obama’s liberal Democrat imposing big federal government on the people and the disastrous affects on the strength of our economy and work industry.

Read this as an example in response to a question we the people have. Can Americans put any confidence in what Treasury Sec. Tim Geithner says? He says the big national deficit will not hurt the U.S. crediting ratings. Most American people do not believe him, or trust him.

Obama's administration of transparency shows Sec. Geithner making statements that do not make sense and are an insult to the intelligence of the American people. Not only will U.S. credit ratings fall but the U.S. economy will collapse if the ratio of debt to revenue continues with Obama's deficit spending of our tax money. Why do you think the Tea Party is so popular?


Posted by: klausdmk | February 8, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse


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because of FOX News and the KKK. Do you really think Sarah could do better.

"imposing big federal government on the people and the disastrous affects on the strength of our economy and work industry".

What would the tea party do? How big is big government? Standart boiler plate taking points. Its easy to complain and have no answers. Like Saint Sarah does. How do you have in mine to replace Obama? Not Sarah?

Do you ever read anything outside of the box?


Posted by: gregorysherard | February 8, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Why is this even being mentioned? Doesn't any public speaker need notes, including the Bamster and his teleprompter?

Posted by: member8 | February 8, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Writing words on one's hand when giving a speech is uber common. Hey idiots your bus is leaving....

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It is? Maybe in your world. I can't recall ever having seen a national figure in any field stand at a podium with writing clearly visible on the palm of their hand.

More to the point is WHAT she had written: the three "uber" simple talking points that are the very foundation of the "movement" she supports so wholeheartedly.

I have never in my life seen anyone who combines sheer stupidity with such completely brazen unawareness of self.

Most people literally have nightmares of being caught in situations like this; she actually creates them in reality!

Posted by: abqcleve | February 8, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Andrea Mitchell lied when she said Palin looked down at her hand. Andrea is pathetic and so envious of Palin.

Posted by: joanne38 | February 8, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

I could care less about what is or isn't written on the palm of her hand. The idea however that she "speaks for the American people" if that is true, makes me wonder who is loonier -- she or us? What an unmitigated disaster that would be. And when the kitchen gets too hot, well, then she would just quit.

Posted by: sassafrasnewport | February 8, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

gosh Obama's so smart he's run the country into the ground in a single year and has has set himself up to be the worst president since Jimmy Carter. He's fing brilliant, you're right. Go back to your MSLSD induced fog


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Obama ran this country into the ground, and it all happened just last year? It's hard to set yourself up for being the worst President when following you know who. By your logic, the people who drop out of highschool are smarter than those with doctorates.

Posted by: ai3di | February 8, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

The gal had the gall to critize Obama for skillfully using a teleprompter, then had the balls to clumsily use a magic-marker for the same ends. . . . Facts which are lost in the teabagger tempest in a teapot.

Posted by: Denswei | February 8, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

And of course we have our President who can not even pronounce corpsmen...

Did you mind when we had a President who said "nucular" (even after it was publicly pointed out repeatedly that it was incorrect)?

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | February 8, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Not once did Palin need it and not once did she use it. There, is the difference. Wouldn't you know the liberals would try to make something out of it? Gloria Borger on CNN sure did. Of course she has been bias from day one. It is obvious she is so jealous of Palin, she can't see straight. That is the problem of many women who can't even come close to matching up. This is just like when Palin first got introduced to us. Her teleprompter never worked and she didn't need it. I would love to see a debate between her and Obama. She would leave Obama biting the dust for sure.

Posted by: joanne38 | February 8, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

I believe the camera didn't catch it clearly. What was written on her palm was "Not Penny's Boat"

Posted by: purplebari1 | February 8, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse


The day the Bush administration took over from President Bill Clinton in 2001, America enjoyed a $236 billion budget surplus -- with a projected 10-year surplus of $5.6 trillion.

When the Bush administration left office, it handed President Obama a $1.3 trillion deficit -- and projected shortfalls of $8 trillion for the next decade.

During eight years in office, the Bush administration passed two major tax cuts skewed to the wealthiest Americans, enacted a costly Medicare prescription-drug benefit and waged two wars, without paying for any of it.
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Where was the teabagger outrage back then?

When Richard Reid, the shoe-bomber, was read his Miranda rights...TWICE... where was the teabagger outrage?

As Senator Shelby, a Republican, holds up 70 government nominations, including chairs in the Pentagon, so he can get earmarks for his district and a nice fat gov't contract for a French company, aerobus, where is the teabagger outrage?

These people are despicable lying bigoted hypocrites.

You know what the funny thing is about the leader of the anti-bailout Tea Party teabaggers?

Palin supported the bailout in the first place! Watch her here:

http://www.dailykos.com/tv/w/002551/

Glenn Beck was for them too:

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0809/22/gb.01.html

And then, we have the fact that Sarah “the quitter who couldn’t finish dinner” Palin got caught writing cheat notes… inked on her HAND for her little staged teabagger interview! Too funny!

Watch this Alaskan trailer trash dimwit here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtcVMTZkTZQ&feature=player_embedded

Posted by: losthorizon10 | February 8, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Palin needs a couple of notes on her hand.
Obama needs a teleprompter.
LOL

Posted by: greg19 | February 8, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Maybe she doesn't know how to use a teleprompter.

Posted by: bes12 | February 8, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

gosh Obama's so smart he's run the country into the ground in a single year and has has set himself up to be the worst president since Jimmy Carter. He's fing brilliant, you're right. Go back to your MSLSD induced fog


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Simply remarkable... for all of you right wingers who think that racism is dead (or that it only exists from race baiters on the left), please ask me if you would be questioning the intelligence of a white guy that was an editor of the Harvard Law Review... seriously, do you have the slightest clue of how much smarter this guy is than you or your favorites, e.g.,

Posted by: restonhoops | February 8, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin speaks for the American people using the Tea Party movement on the issues of importance to our Nation. We need different leadership in our government. We the people have had enough of Obama’s liberal Democrat imposing big federal government on the people and the disastrous affects on the strength of our economy and work industry.

Read this as an example in response to a question we the people have. Can Americans put any confidence in what Treasury Sec. Tim Geithner says? He says the big national deficit will not hurt the U.S. crediting ratings. Most American people do not believe him, or trust him.

Obama's administration of transparency shows Sec. Geithner making statements that do not make sense and are an insult to the intelligence of the American people. Not only will U.S. credit ratings fall but the U.S. economy will collapse if the ratio of debt to revenue continues with Obama's deficit spending of our tax money. Why do you think the Tea Party is so popular?

Posted by: klausdmk | February 8, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Hey you marxist Odunga supporters, get back to me when your President can pronounce "corpsman". I know Dear leader is busy traveling to all 57 states, but he really should learn how to pronounce what the teleprompter tells him to say.

Posted by: suthernboy100 | February 8, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Oh you funny funny liberals! Keep focusing on the truly unimportant! The slaughter at the polls in November will be all the sweeter. (Note to Arianna Huffington: when I say "slaughter", I'm speaking metaphorically, not literally."

Posted by: biancaneve | February 8, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse
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You mean "unimportant" like the whole teleprompter debate?

Posted by: ai3di | February 8, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

First off, she didn't need an entire speech, word for word, scrolling across a teleprompter to speak a full coherent sentence like your president.

Secondly, her method is much more energy-saving than plugging in the teleprompters.

Posted by: RobParker | February 8, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

I am no fan of Palin's politics but I must admit she gives a good speech.

If she can give those speeches with just a few reminders on her palm, all I can say is: "Damn!". It is even more impressive.

Did we give RR grief for his 3x5 cards?

Posted by: DrVelocity | February 8, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

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Look at them trying to rationalized this. Its sooooo funny.

I can't wait to see what Jon Steward does on this? And Saturday night live. Oh man.

See Sarah what happens when you ridicule. It comes back to you.

What goes around, comes around.

Posted by: gregorysherard | February 8, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

The first time through the practice Q&A she mistakenly read the tag on her jacket answered that the 3 most important adgentda items were SAX, FIFTH and Avenue.

Posted by: sux123 | February 8, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

I tell you, whoever is the canidate for the Republicans better be: experienced, not read from a teleprompter, have a long American family line, and on the first day they are in office better have accomplished everything that they promise in their speechs, among other things.

Posted by: ai3di | February 8, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

These days, it looks as if the Klan is on TV. They speak freely and with impunity. They don't need to match in white sheets any more. They are spewing their hate daily and the media is helping them to promote hate in the name of "free speech." In a country where the demographics are fast shifting to the realities of an increasingly multicultural society, media attitude is clearly irresponsible and can only trigger in due course a much serious problem in race relations in America. Young people wanted this country to establish a new, better paradigm in race relations. But there are people—mostly the older generation—who want to turn back the hands of the clock. “Darksiders” and their media lackeys try to swamp us with their dark energy, creating continuous social conflicts for reasons of personal gains and control. We must fight back for America’s sake!

Dr. Sam

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You got it. The 21st century version of the KKK.

Posted by: gregorysherard | February 8, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

First off, she didn't need an entire speech, word for word, scrolling across a teleprompter to speak a full coherent sentence like your president.

Secondly, her method is much more energy-saving than plugging in the teleprompters.

Posted by: RobParker | February 8, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

I am no fan of Palin's politics but I must admit she gives a good speech.

If she can give those speeches with just a few reminders on her palm, all I can say is: "Damn!". It is even more impressive.

Did we give RR grief for his 3x5 cards?

Posted by: DrVelocity | February 8, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Well, the demonstration that Palin is definitely better than Obama is that I would never make love to him... ;-)
LOL

Posted by: Roberto_Old_European | February 8, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Sarah you crack me up. Thanks for the laughs...keep'em coming Baby!!! Your great!!! I am broke, savings gone, retirement gone, lost my job, been out of work so long no one wants to hire me, to experienced, too old, too over-educated, lost my home to foreclosure, finacially ruined...but you still keep me laughing Sarah. Your real calling is the comedy club tour. I can't wait.

Posted by: TomW_924 | February 8, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Oh you funny funny liberals! Keep focusing on the truly unimportant! The slaughter at the polls in November will be all the sweeter. (Note to Arianna Huffington: when I say "slaughter", I'm speaking metaphorically, not literally."

Posted by: biancaneve | February 8, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Simply remarkable... for all of you right wingers who think that racism is dead (or that it only exists from race baiters on the left), please ask me if you would be questioning the intelligence of a white guy that was an editor of the Harvard Law Review... seriously, do you have the slightest clue of how much smarter this guy is than you or your favorites, e.g., Palin, are. You want to call him un-American--you lie; call him socialist--you demonstrate your ignorance of the concept; but when you claim that he is not extremely intelligent... well, then you just tell us more about you and your biases...

To say nothing of the fact that your hatred is so irrational that if he were to deliver his next speech without a teleprompter, you would just use that is proof of his undying hatred of America because he wasted time memorizing a speech rather than using a teleprompter and spending the rest of his time trying to solve problems...

You may like Palin and her politics better, but seriously no reasonable person thinks that she approaches Obama on sheer intellect. Oh, she definitely gives the appearance being folksy, warm and genuine, but a rocket scientist she is not.

Posted by: orgbluspider | February 8, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

She's dumber than a barn door - the dems couldn't ask for bigger gift....except maybe Dan Quayle. Palin-Quayle

She was a communications & journalism major...yah sure you betcha. In Comm. 101 we teach public speaking and the use of "index cards".....we NEVER teach writing on the palms of your hands and for good reason!

....she should just defer all questions to the 1st dude. After all, 1st dude answered all her e-mails during her 1/4th term as gov.

Posted by: go2goal | February 8, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

LOL 6 words key reminder words written on her hand. Actually this is the kind of thing that endears her to average Americans. The pseudo intellectual elitist just don't get it...yet.

That teleprompter reading bobblehead doesn't even write his own words.

Posted by: Straightline | February 8, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse
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Hey don't put down the average American for your inablitily to understand the big words that Obama uses.
All I can say is that, if Bush didn't use a teleprompter, maybe he should have, and if Bush wrote his own speechs, did he never re read what he wrote before giving the speech?
6 words is all, and sure it is being blown out of proportion, but what she wrote on her hand were what her beliefs of what was important. If they were really all that important, why would she have to write them down in the first place?

Posted by: ai3di | February 8, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

THIS NATION HAS LOST ITS SOUL
Palin's problem and those of her enablers are much more serious than that. Palin, and the group she seeks to lead, thrive on insults, drama and irrelevance. They can't even answer an honest question in an honest and objective way before serious journalists. Beyond that, Palin is an airhead, unprepared and totally unqualified for any national office, much less the presidency. But only in America will a person with such an empty suit as Palin wears so loudly even think of running with so obvious a personal deficit. She hopes that she can manage to fool us all, or at least enough people to make her weird dream possible. In that context, there is a related most troubling issue. We have become used now to routine insults against public officials and authority figures. More troubling is the spate, regularity, intensity and insensitivity of racial insults coming mostly from the Right and fringe groups. Most barbs are aimed against the black President. Not a single Republican politician has condemned Tom TanCredo's Thursday night’s racist tirade at the tea party convention. No office holder in Washington condemned it. Not even the New York Times. Instead, the New York Times studiously covered the event and elevated the convention to a level of importance it does not deserve. These days, it looks as if the Klan is on TV. They speak freely and with impunity. They don't need to match in white sheets any more. They are spewing their hate daily and the media is helping them to promote hate in the name of "free speech." In a country where the demographics are fast shifting to the realities of an increasingly multicultural society, media attitude is clearly irresponsible and can only trigger in due course a much serious problem in race relations in America. Young people wanted this country to establish a new, better paradigm in race relations. But there are people—mostly the older generation—who want to turn back the hands of the clock. “Darksiders” and their media lackeys try to swamp us with their dark energy, creating continuous social conflicts for reasons of personal gains and control. We must fight back for America’s sake!

Dr. Sam

Posted by: drsam8 | February 8, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

THIS NATION HAS LOST ITS SOUL
Palin's problem and those of her enablers are much more serious than that. Palin, and the group she seeks to lead, thrive on insults, drama and irrelevance. They can't even answer an honest question in an honest and objective way before serious journalists. Beyond that, Palin is an airhead, unprepared and totally unqualified for any national office, much less the presidency. But only in America will a person with such an empty suit as Palin wears so loudly even think of running with so obvious a personal deficit. She hopes that she can manage to fool us all, or at least enough people to make her weird dream possible. In that context, there is a related most troubling issue. We have become used now to routine insults against public officials and authority figures. More troubling is the spate, regularity, intensity and insensitivity of racial insults coming mostly from the Right and fringe groups. Most barbs are aimed against the black President. Not a single Republican politician has condemned Tom TanCredo's Thursday night’s racist tirade at the tea party convention. No office holder in Washington condemned it. Not even the New York Times. Instead, the New York Times studiously covered the event and elevated the convention to a level of importance it does not deserve. These days, it looks as if the Klan is on TV. They speak freely and with impunity. They don't need to match in white sheets any more. They are spewing their hate daily and the media is helping them to promote hate in the name of "free speech." In a country where the demographics are fast shifting to the realities of an increasingly multicultural society, media attitude is clearly irresponsible and can only trigger in due course a much serious problem in race relations in America. Young people wanted this country to establish a new, better paradigm in race relations. But there are people—mostly the older generation—who want to turn back the hands of the clock. “Darksiders” and their media lackeys try to swamp us with their dark energy, creating continuous social conflicts for reasons of personal gains and control. We must fight back for America’s sake!

Dr. Sam

Posted by: drsam8 | February 8, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

What goes around comes around Sarah.
After your disgraceful treatment of the President of the United States, you are now being ridiculed for your Hand prompter and the use of cards. Then you appear on Chris Wallace and make a complete fool of yourself. Even Joe Scarborough had to admit it and say others in the party feel the same and speak in private among themselves. but won't say it publicly.

I can't fault Chris Wallace for the questions he asked -- he had some zingers. But I'm going to assume for the record that the questions were given to Palin in advance, and she had a little time to study them. Clearly, Fox has a motivation for not making her look like the uninformed idiot that she is -- it just hired her as an "analyst." We can look at Wallace as another Fox News mouthpiece, and assume he asked the questions -- worked out in advance -- so he could claim "fair and balanced," but chose not to do follow-up because that would expose Fox' newest analyst/contributor/rock star as the dishonest, arrogant, hypocritical pile of nonsense that she is. I've watched Fox for a while, and one segment of tough questions does not "fair and balanced" make -- especially when the lame answers are allowed to stand. Fox has its work cut out for it trying to rehabilitate Sarah Palin's image from the Gibson-Couric mess to a coherent "analyst" worthy of clearly enunciating Fox News' misguided but often well-spoken bias.

Was it a coincidence that the Tea Party started in January when Obama the first black President was sworn in?. And without Fox News, the tea bagger "revolution" would have been a minor blip on the conservative Richter scale, but because Roger Ailes saw a golden opportunity to lash out at a newly elected and highly likable black president in a hateful fashion he jumped in--feet first.
Fox News ginned up the Tea Party protesters and gave them a huge media platform. The Bill Kristols of the right have always longed for a right-wing populist movement that could make headway in America, but they also have believed they could firmly control them. That's why Dick Armey was dispatched with boatloads of cash, along with other right-wing billionaires, to pump in the necessary cash to keep it percolating.

Posted by: gregorysherard | February 8, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Cheat sheet? You bet-ya. Since when is it a crime to have notes for giving a speech. Oh! Excuse me. I guess a word-by-word teleprompter would have been more respectable.

Posted by: 45upnorth | February 8, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse


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It's the Republican hypocrisy. You can either talk from the cuff or you use notes. Nobody would have thought twice about Sarah's crib notes if it hadn't been for the constant deluge of comments from Republicans (and Sarah) about Obama's telepromptr.

Posted by: mikem1 | February 8, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Hey goobers, here is the problem that you obviously are oblivious to.

It is not that Palin had cheat notes. Most politicians when they talk, have some such notes or a teleprompter.

This is different.

Palin was already apprised of the questions they were going to ask her.

This too is quite common.

The problem was that the question was to name three things that would be highest on a conservative agenda. The question was known to her BEFORE the event, and she could not be arsed to remember what she stands for!!!!

That Palin does not know these, is testimony to the fact that she's basically an unthinking person.

If you do not know the three things YOU YOURSELF LIKE, you are simply too uneducated, uncaring, or more likely both.

This is not a gotcha question, this is not even being asked out of context.

This is simply the spotlight on the goobers' object of worship.

Posted by: HumanSimpleton | February 8, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

"Press, liberals ...."

That statement is redundant.

Posted by: pkhenry | February 8, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Here Ye..Here Ye... let it now be known that Sarah Palin is indeed a documented hippocrit. As someone who is also Pentecostal, I'm saddened by this frequent dalliance with truth. The Bible says not to let your good works be evil spoken of...so she shouldn't provide the fodder. I personally don't have a problem with her using words written in her palm much like a 3rd grader would; but I don't believe she should be hypocritical about Obama using a teleprompter.

Oh by the way, Obama didn't use a teleprompter when he spoke to the 6th graders. It was documented that the teleprompter was only used during the news conference after the 6th grade event.

I want to know Sarah Palin's policy ideas and less snarking. I'm one of those Independents who is looking real hard at her for 2012.

Posted by: sisterbetty | February 8, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Typical WP/liberal/MSNBC spin. If any politician can talk for 40 minutes without um-ing and uh-mg and make perfectly good sense, with nothing but 3 notes scribbled on her palm, I say about time. What is the big deal, palm or index cards? You dems are a bunch of whiners. Maybe the tea party folks couldn't afford a teleprompter. The public tax payer money was not theirs to raid. Go to Indianapolis, poor Peyton could use some company, and you're just his type.

Posted by: tlar1000a | February 8, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Cheat sheet? You bet-ya. Since when is it a crime to have notes for giving a speech. Oh! Excuse me. I guess a word-by-word teleprompter would have been more respectable.

Posted by: 45upnorth | February 8, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Of course not one liberal says anything about Obama using a telepromter while talking with a 6th grade class! What an idiot.

It is truly unbelievable how liberals wear blinders. Ready, Set, Let's HATE.

Posted by: clownfish | February 8, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

So, let me get this straight. The AGW crowd thinks that there is nothing nefarious exposed with all of the stolen e-mails (re: ClimateGate), but if a Republican speaker uses written notes, it is proof that she shouldn't be taken seriously? What's more, the WaPo thinks that this is such an important political issue that it actually spent more time on her hand-written notes than in the content of the speech? No wonder the news industry is collapsing.

Get real.

Posted by: c0lnag0 | February 8, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Guess should couldn't get a palm teleprompter. For those of you happy Obama didn't use one at the Rep. meeting.. find something else to praise him about plz. So far he's be an absolute disaster of a president.. disaster!!!!!!!!!! All of this BS about notes on her hand and Iran is still building the bomb.. good stuff post.. good stuff. Notes on the hand.. and people still looking for jobs. Notes on the hand and our national debt climbing. Oh I forget.. you elites are so much smarter than the rest of us.. but there is a difference between books smarts and common sense. IDIOTS!

Posted by: redsky28 | February 8, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Could Andrea Mitchell be more bitter?!

Sometimes I think that liberal women's biggest problem with Sara Palin is that she is so much better looking than they are!

Poor Andrea..and she had all that work done!

Posted by: thinker16 | February 8, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

At least nobody notices the rest of the answers written on her glasses - whew!

Posted by: sux123 | February 8, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the clarification, Kathi1! It's a useful point, and I should have referred to it as a government-in-absentia rather than a foreign government. The Irish would understand, which might explain why the United States welcomed so many Irish immigrants.

It might be worthwhile posting photographs of Palin using a teleprompter, especially during her teabagger speech. The righties are now suggesting they may be wrong, but they're pretty sure she didn't use a teleprompter during her $100K speech. They're also implying that what she had written on her hand was simply, "Hi, Mom!", a cute little folksy thing she likes to do to stay grounded with her family. No explanation of why she would glance at it following a softball question from her host in a Q&A appearance, and then runb her hand on her leg afterward. Maybe she was looking to her Mom for inspiration. Perhaps she had a picture of an apple pie on her other hand. Good effort, TeaBoarders.

Posted by: marknesop | February 8, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Blast! She's done it again. Every time it appears that Palin has fumbled, she's simply made herself more adorable to her followers.

Posted by: merkytimes
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Oh, so adorable is what we need in a president? We could have elected Tai Shan! At least he can remember three things without writing them down.

Sleep, eat, look adorable!!

Posted by: arancia12 | February 8, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

It's called a "Redneck Palm-Pilot"

Posted by: newrussianguy | February 8, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

You goofy liberals with your double standards. How come Barry has to use a teleprompter at every speaking engagement??? Maybe its because he so intelligent. Ha-ha.

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That’s funny; especially since Obama didn’t have to use a teleprompter to spank every single Republican at the Republican conference in Baltimore.

Posted by: BasicInstinct | February 8, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Miz Sary,
May have been a bit faint-headed from being on the tanning bed.
The speech was telecast on three cable networks and has been repeated.
Miz Sary totally avoided any major policy issues, tolds some sort of humorous stories and that was about it.
But considering the mental level of the Tea Baggers, she probably talked above their capacity to understand.
Considering the cheerleader had seven rounds at five colleges and the Univ. of Idaho at Moscow to complete four years, it is difficult to imagine her speaking above an audience's mental level -- but with the Tea Baggers I know and have met -- not that difficult to believe.
A Tea Bagger meeting will never be confused with MENSA sessions.

Posted by: pahrumpete | February 8, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Although almost unreported in the press, it turns out the most popular presentation among attendees wasn't the Palin hand puppet show, but the Tancredo Shunning Booth.
At a cost of just $500 for a 15 minute session, T-Baggers could enter a booth (shaped and sized suspiciously like a Port-A-Potty) and after choosing who and how much they wanted to shun their subject, feel the raw emotion and true glory of excluding those they selected.
Participants could make choices which included, "Other Races", "Democrats" "Other Religions" and, of course "Immigrants". (Those who selected "Immigrants" got a 50% discount.)
The level of shunning was alterable, too. Level I--Mild Rudeness was followed by Level II--Embarassing in Front of Family/at Church and climbed ever upward to "Level X – Death by Denying Medical Care." (Levels VII and higher were the most selected.)
Exit interviews conducted before police arrived and most participants simply replied that they'd "learned a lot," while a few said they looked forward to follow-up local sessions and noted that franchises were being offered by Tancredo Hate, Inc.
One woman who'd had multiple sessions said she'd learned to do without sex because of her experience in the Tancredo Shunning Booth to which her husband Todd replied,"There REALLY IS a God."

Posted by: bgreen2224 | February 8, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

On the teleprompter point. Palin read her speech from the podium, no different from Obama reading his speech from the teleprompter. The difference is that during the Q & A session, she had to look at notes that she wrote on her hands.

1. Obama has NEVER used a teleprompter during a Q & A session

2. Clearly she got the questions in advance because that the reason she wrote the notes so she would remember what to say.

Posted by: bolanle1 | February 8, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Steve Jobs And Apple are working on the perfect gift for Sarah Palin. It's a microprinter with grammar and spell check. Press it onto your hand and it transfers perfect crib sheets. The source of the info can come from anywhere since it is Wifi and Bluetooth capable. It's called the I-Palm and should be on the shelves soon.

Posted by: Okito | February 8, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

"Writing words on one's hand when giving a speech is uber common. Hey idiots your bus is leaving. Just keep it up WP and there will be a backlash of the media hatred and pettyness towards Sarah like you've never seen."

Posted by: candyzky

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If it were "uber common", America wouldn't be falling around laughing, cupcake.

As for backlash, from whom?

Out of 308,000,000 million Americans just 600 turned up to the Nashville Convention of the (senna-pod) Tea Party (bowel) movement.

For comparison, Carnegie Hall regularly sells out all of its 2,804 seats.

Does that give you a clue of just how irrelevant and insignificant your "backlash" would be?

The woman is a pathetic joke, a Jerry Springer sideshow, a never-ending train wreck. It's no wonder that 70% of Americans consider her NOT qualified to be President.

Posted by: WhatHeSaid | February 8, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

And readers are supposed to believe that WaPo is a reputable, reliable and objective organization?!

Keep propping Barry up....I guess you made your bed.

In the meantime....Corpsman, Corpsman, Corpsman!!!

Posted by: thinker16 | February 8, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

What does the radical right foamers have against a teleprompter? Every smart politician and public speaker uses a teleprompter. That list would include Bush 43, Bush 41, Clinton, Reagan (Gasp!), Carter, Ford, Nixon... Can anyone see where this is going?

The photo of Palin's hand tells one of two possible things. One, she lost or could not find a note pad or card. Two, she was afraid she would lose her note pad or note card. I think people are blowing this way out of proportion.

besides, it fits so well. A parody candidate with a parody speech talking points list speaking to a parody "political" party out to share their fear, hate and despair with anyone they can corner. I think Palin should run as the Teabag candidate in 2012. Maybe she can force some accountability out of the right-wing mob whose 30 years of failed fiscal policies ran this country into the ditch.

Posted by: BigTrees | February 8, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if she wrote "don't forget to wink" and "you betcha" on her palm?

Posted by: smclnva | February 8, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Hey goobers, here is the problem that you obviously are oblivious to.

It is not that Palin had cheat notes. Most politicians when they talk, have some such notes or a teleprompter.

This is different.

Palin was already apprised of the questions they were going to ask her.

This too is quite common.

The problem was that the question was to name three things that would be highest on a conservative agenda. The question was known to her BEFORE the event, and she could not be arsed to remember what she stands for!!!!

That Palin does not know these, is testimony to the fact that she's basically an unthinking person.

If you do not know the three things YOU YOURSELF LIKE, you are simply too uneducated, uncaring, or more likely both.

This is not a gotcha question, this is not even being asked out of context.

This is simply the spotlight on the goobers' object of worship.

Posted by: HumanSimpleton | February 8, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Palin is one very scary woman! One can see when people of limited intelligence gain power! (see Iran)

It does reflect poorly on America when some would even consider her for the top post at The White House! I recall on my last trip to the USA, many of the people I met thought Bush was a moron and was hurting America. I even had people tell me that when they did business overseas, they pretty much had to denounce George Bush in order to do business.

When the republicans cease to be introspective, they may have a chance of being respected on the world stage. Whilst they keep tossing up loons like Palin and Bush, they have no hope.

Obama is doing ok.. not brilliant and not badly. He's like the new coach of a football team.. steady the ship first, bring in some new recruits and then build from there.

America is a great country! You can do without idiots like Palin.

Posted by: Pete_In_Sydney | February 8, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

LOL 6 words key reminder words written on her hand. Actually this is the kind of thing that endears her to average Americans. The pseudo intellectual elitist just don't get it...yet.

That teleprompter reading bobblehead doesn't even write his own words.

Posted by: Straightline | February 8, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

She's no John ( Mister Integrity) Edwards or Joe (gaffe a minute) Biden

Posted by: twharvey1 | February 8, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

We are treated to politicans like Sarah Palin for one reason only-MONEY. The money machine, special interests, lobbying and now corporate donors, buy and pay for these people. Our system is broken!! When all any politican does is raise money for the next cycle, how do they ever have time to the work we sent them for? How much money was spent on this last presidential campaign?

The politicans love it when we talk about "death panels" instead of the soaring costs of insurance. They love it when we are deflected from any reasoning. Then we can be led by the fear mongering and tribalism that has become American politics. What if they had to rely on our contributions only? That would stop $100,000 speaking fees. What if they actually had to talk with us instead of at us? That would stop crib notes on the hand. what if they had to answer to the people because we funded their elections? All my life it has been the pol with the largest war chest that has won.

When President Obama began his campaign and relied on the $5 donations because no big money bet on a black man, I thought that finally a pol. gets it. The system is the problem. I believed someone would actually take this corrupt system on. And one year later we are still bashing each other and the corrupt system marches forward.

Well, we are back to tribalism and the money is dripping from the ceiling and that is how you get the Sarah Palins' of the world. Until the freaking system is fixed and people stop with the tribalism this is what we get.

I am sorry for the true believers out there but she is not the one to help you. She has cashed in and enjoying the limelight. As long as it lasts Ms. Palin will take the money. Your good intentions need soemone better than a person who only has her own welfare in mind. If she really cared she'd have something of substance to offer by now, not some more platitudes and snark.

Posted by: Thinking4 | February 8, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

Hey 0460,

We aren't "foaming at the mouth", we are laughing so hard, spit is flying out. You and your fellow drones haven't gotten the joke...we aren't "hating" Palin, we are laughing at her. The joke is on this 5 schools in 6 years, "Quitta from Wasilla", clown. How moronic is she that she can't remember 3 talking points and has to write them on her hand.

And lastly, the whole "telepromter" bs you limbaugh-ites have been ridiculously parroting was proven to be completely false as Obama spent 2 hours a week ago taking unscripted Q&A from a room with 100 Republicans on TV, and wiped the floor with all of them. Obama showed far more insight, in depth understanding on a full spectrum of issues and ideas...anything and everything a room full of Republicans could throw at him.

I can promise you thats the last time Republicans will agree to do that again on TV. Too embarrasing.

Lastly, we aren't "hating" Palin. We are "laughing" at her uproariously and hope you keep this brainless moron in the limelight as long as possible.

Posted by: Nosh1 | February 8, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

So *that's* why conservos have been so dismissive of teleprompters. In their well-established fashion they've been demonstrating their paralyzing fear of that which they do not understand. Notes on the hand; now there's something they can get behind (although it does mean the literacy rates will be far higher amongst conservative women...)

Posted by: washpost18 | February 8, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Sarah's other hand had her name written on it.

Posted by: sux123 | February 8, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Obama 4 years. Palin 8.

Posted by: sonofliberty09
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Of course. A two term president never promises anything and tells the people only what they want to hear, while a one term president makes actual commitments.

Posted by: ai3di | February 8, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

For sure, no Democrat leader would write notes on their hand. Take a fine, upstanding Democrat leader like, say, John Edwards. If Edwards needed to write something down to remember it, like, for example, THE FACT THAT HE WAS MARRIED, he woouldn't be so, um , provincial to write it on his hand. If he needed to refer to his notes he would have written it on his, well, you know! That way Reille could read it for him.

Posted by: beachbum09 | February 8, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

I think she had scribbled an answer in case she was asked whether she would run for President. After all, she resigned half-way into her term as governor because she was a sitting duck, having decided not to seek a 2nd term. Carried to its logical conclusion, noone should run for office because they will eventually retire (unless death beats them to it). So I am certain she wrote down a rational response.

Just kidding of course!

Posted by: AMviennaVA | February 8, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

OK, I have to defend Sarah.

I mean, sure, the Questions and Answers were screened and rehearsed in advance - prabably days ahead and , yes, she wrote the answer to one of the questions on her hand.

But that WAS the toughest question - she had to try to remember 3 whole sentences! Give the woman a break.

Posted by: sux123 | February 8, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Maybe she should have used a teleprompter. They say that even an idiot sounds good when it's used.

Posted by: mdmike2 | February 8, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Calm down. She wrote 6 words on her hand. 6 words written on her hand is not the same as reading an entire speech from a teleprompter.

Posted by: aec3 | February 8, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Writing words on one's hand when giving a speech is uber common. Hey idiots your bus is leaving. Just keep it up WP and there will be a backlash of the media hatred and pettyness towards Sarah like you've never seen.

Posted by: candyzky | February 8, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

God look at her. What a piece of work. If she's not complaining then she's attacking somebody.

Posted by: larry9 | February 8, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

"Talk to the hand!" lol

http://azetylen.deviantart.com/art/Talk-to-the-hand-53136020

This is going to open up a whole new sight-gag territory. But Schvarzenneger is the boss of this place:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ6m8ztEzfA

"Habla con el mano!" por seguro

Posted by: pressF1 | February 8, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Why is everyone so surprised she had to write notes on her hand? Has someone suggested she is an intellectual??
FOX is where she belongs.

Posted by: ChrisMichaels | February 8, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

The attempt to invest today's Teabaggers with the patriotic cachet of the original Boston Tea Party patriots is so foolish that only the crazy teabaggers will not cringe in shame. The original rebels revolted against taxes imposed by a foreign power, Great Britain. Their action, although risky at the time, is seen through the lens of history as courageous and altruistic. By contrast, today's teabaggers are a discontented crowd of misfits who revolt against their own government because of relentless sloganeering and manipulation by more clever but unscrupulous promoters. You are patsies, a mob-for-rent by power-hungry interests, and history will not immortalize you as it did the originals.

Posted by: marknesop | February 8, 2010 2:35 PM
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While I don't disagree with your conclusion, it should be noted that the New England Company (where the Boston tea party occurred)was a Crown Colony. A possession of the English Empire. The colonists were subjects of the Crown. Ergo, they were not rebelling against a foreign power, but their own government.

Posted by: brattykathyi1 | February 8, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Although almost unreported in the press, it turns out the most popular presentation among attendees wasn't the Palin hand puppet show, but the Tancredo Shunning Booth.

At a cost of just $500 for a 15 minute session, T-Baggers could enter a booth (shaped and sized suspiciously like a Port-A-Potty) and after choosing who and how much they wanted to shun their subject, feel the raw emotion and true glory of excluding those they selected.

Participants could choose among choices which included, "Other Races", "Democrats" "Other Religions" and, of course "Immigrants". (Those who selected "Immigrants" got a 50% discount.)

The level of shunning was alterable, too. Level I--Mild Rudeness was followed by Level II--Embarassing in Front of Family/at Church and climbed ever upward to "Level X -- Near Death." (Levels VII and higher were the most selected.)

Exit interviews were conducted before police arrived and while most participants simply replied that they'd "learned a lot," a few said they looked forward to follow-up local sessions and noted that franchises were being offered.
One woman who'd had multiple sessions said she'd learned to do without sex because of her experience in the Tancredo Shunning Booth to which her husband Todd replied,"There REALLY IS a God."

Posted by: bgreen2224 | February 8, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

Obama 4 years. Palin 8.

Posted by: sonofliberty09
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I hope you have that written in indelible ink on your telepalmer. I'd hate for you to forget it. Unless you already have...

Posted by: arancia12 | February 8, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

This is the reason why palin won't do any major interviews with any serious network. Nor will she go on Cspan and take questions. Fair and Balance Foney News is only taking her because she can make money for them. Wait until those folks over there write their tell all books.

Posted by: MILLER123 | February 8, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

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You got that right.

I can't fault Chris Wallace for the questions he asked -- he had some zingers. But I'm going to assume for the record that the questions were given to Palin in advance, and she had a little time to study them. Clearly, Fox has a motivation for not making her look like the uninformed idiot that she is -- it just hired her as an "analyst." So, if we give Wallace the benefit of the doubt, we can say he asked some good questions but just got weak in follow-up. Or, we can look at Wallace as another Fox News mouthpiece, and assume he asked the questions -- worked out in advance -- so he could claim "fair and balanced," but chose not to do follow-up because that would expose Fox' newest analyst/contributor/rock star as the dishonest, arrogant, hypocritical pile of nonsense that she is. I've watched Fox for a while, and one segment of tough questions does not "fair and balanced" make -- especially when the lame answers are allowed to stand -- so I'm going with the latter. In either event, Fox has its work cut out for it trying to rehabilitate Sarah Palin's image from the Gibson-Couric mess to a coherent "analyst" worthy of clearly enunciating Fox News' misguided but often well-spoken bias.

Posted by: gregorysherard | February 8, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

I still think that Sarah Palin is a democratic party plant. We couldn't have imagined someone dumber than W could rise so fast in their party. PLLEEAASSSE put her at the top of your ticket in 2012.

Posted by: blarsen1 | February 8, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

She's accomplished much more good for our country than our Charlatan-in-Chief ever has!

Posted by: lisa415 | February 8, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

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I now know the definition of "delusional"

Posted by: ai3di | February 8, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

"The acolytes of President Teleprompter have a problem with crib notes? What hypocrisy! Obama can't sneeze without a teleprompter."

No, we have a problem -- with not cracking up hysterically -- when some halfwit makes a crack about a teleprompter, then has to refer to her HAND for notes. BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
It's the same thing Limbaugh did when he made the identical stupid crack about Obama at that CPAC speech, or whatever it was, while referring to notes throughout the whole thing... morons

Posted by: philman1 | February 8, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

I don't have any problem with her referring to notes, but this is one of the many good uses for index cards. Or even business card sized notes. There's nothing wrong with using them, a lot of people do this when speaking.

The whole write it on your palm thing she could have just done better is all, the how isn't exactly rocket science.

Posted by: Nymous | February 8, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Now how would it look if the POTUS answered his questions from an interviewer knowing a predetermine answer using telepromter for three words or for that matter a handprompter.
People are trying to distort the truth like fair and balance Phoney News. The President, nor does anyone else who is sincere does not give answers to questions using a prompter, hand or otherwise.

Posted by: MILLER123 | February 8, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

This highly publicised event drew dozens upon dozens of attendees! holy cow, almost 600! Looks like a movement! LOL

Posted by: BillinNY | February 8, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

"Keep it up Sarah. Republicans adore cretins, cowards, and losers.

PS: You know what she was doing with her left hand? Hint: Sniff.

Posted by: law1946"

Thanks for showing us the typical rhetoric of "tolerant" and "intellectual" liberals. LOL

Posted by: bobmoses | February 8, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

You goofy liberals with your double standards. How come Barry has to use a teleprompter at every speaking engagement??? Maybe its because he so intelligent. Ha-ha.


Posted by: napinatl | February 8, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse
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Obama uses a teleprompter....yawn.
Maybe it is because he is so intelligent that he uses one and other speakers should follow suit so they don't look and sound as stupid as they do.
Did Bush use a teleprompter? Maybe he should have if he didn't.

Posted by: ai3di | February 8, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

the comments so far are goofy. attacking Obama for using teleprompters is silly because a) all our recent presidents have too, and b) of our recent presidents, Obama is the least dependent on one, having no trouble speaking ex temp or engaging a crowd in serious conversation and sounding like the smartest person in the room.

defending Palin for "only" using palm notes by comparison misses the point, which is that she needed anything to remember anything as simple as what she wrote on her hand, none of which was the least bit memorable, or would have been missed, or would have been forgotten by anyone who knew what they wanted to say at all. People who have something to say don't even bother with notes, they are sure they will cover the subject by the time they are done speaking, whether they use every catchy phrase they thought about in advance or not. Nothing Palin wrote down would have been a loss no matter what she said.

Posted by: JoeT1 | February 8, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Have any of you liberals noted Obama's ping pong speeches. He reads from the left prompter, he reads from the right prompter. Back and forth, back and forth for all his speeches. He can't have a press conference because he can't answer ANY QUESTIONS without his PING PONG Prompters. Example Looking to the left Good Afternoon to the right ladies and gentlemen, to the left I am happy to to the right be here. It drives me nuts just trying to watch this.

Posted by: RepubADem | February 8, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

How come Barry has to use a teleprompter at every speaking engagement??? Maybe its because he so intelligent. Ha-ha.

Posted by: napinatl | February 8, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse
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No.. its so he can be as clear as possible in his speeches to retards like you.

Posted by: hayden1 | February 8, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Greyhound - I wish I could take credit for that, but it wasn't my idea. I saw it posted by a commenter on Washington Monthly. But I agree it would provide an appropriate venue for the Moose Whisperer (I didn't make that up, either) to showcase her chops. If she really is the brilliant and instinctive populist her supporters say she is, she should jump at the chance - and I think all would agree if she came off as quick on her feet and well-informed, a lot of the mockery would stop.

Of course, anyone who points out her apparent stupidity, avarice and laziness is a "Palin-Hater", just like everyone who criticized Bush's abysmal performance as a leader was crazed by "Bush Derangement Syndrome". Meanwhile, the sophomoric and hypocritical screaming about "President Teleprompter" goes on.

Posted by: marknesop | February 8, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: napinatl

You goofy liberals with your double standards. How come Barry has to use a teleprompter at every speaking engagement??? Maybe its because he so intelligent. Ha-ha.
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Listen you useless blob, were mak'in fun, Just because you can't take the heat you freak'in loser doesn't make it my fault. You guys since day one ratted on Mr. O's tele-reader... And now your man-panties are all wet and bunged up. Fluck! Get Mommy to change your diapers. Don't come crawling to me.

Posted by: yarbrougharts | February 8, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

She's accomplished much more good for our country than our Charlatan-in-Chief ever has!

Posted by: lisa415 | February 8, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse


Yeah. She lost the election for that nitwit McCain and became a coward, abandoning the governor's ofice in Alaska.

Keep it up Sarah. Republicans adore cretins, cowards, and losers.

PS: You know what she was doing with her left hand? Hint: Sniff.

Posted by: law1946 | February 8, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

For A-voter:

How about "derma-prompter" for Palin's new technology?

All ya need's a Bic and a little talcum powder... (You may want to work out the specifics on a piece of paper first, though, so you don't have to cross anything out like she did. I can be tough thinking up two things in a row like that without making a mistake...)


Posted by: philman1 | February 8, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

She's jokey-dopey.

Posted by: LeftCoastNative | February 8, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

The acolytes of President Teleprompter have a problem with crib notes? What hypocrisy! Obama can't sneeze without a teleprompter.

Posted by: maxtel1910 | February 8, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse
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The acolytes of President Obama are rolling over with laughter at the teenage shallowness of "Governor" Dumb-A55.

Posted by: hayden1 | February 8, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

The acolytes of President Teleprompter have a problem with crib notes? What hypocrisy! Obama can't sneeze without a teleprompter.

Posted by: maxtel1910
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Obviously you don't get the delicious irony of the party that calls him "President Teleprompter" actually using that term when not only do they ALL use teleprompters but the delightful Mrs. Palin can't even remember 3 simple "top priorities" without refering to her beautifully manicured hand.

I knew you guys were dim but you take it to a new level.

Posted by: arancia12 | February 8, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

Have any of you liberals noted Obama's ping pong speeches. He reads from

Posted by: RepubADem | February 8, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Poor little Trig comes by his disability naturally.

Posted by: WarrentonMD | February 8, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

too funny

GIven palin acts like a high schooler, it's fitting that she have crib notes...

Posted by: newagent99 | February 8, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

You goofy liberals with your double standards. How come Barry has to use a teleprompter at every speaking engagement??? Maybe its because he so intelligent. Ha-ha.

Posted by: napinatl | February 8, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

If only Sarah had done a centerfold like Senator Scott Brown! It would quickly put all things into correct context, as half of her supporters come to view her as does half of the country!

Posted by: Denswei | February 8, 2010 2:36 PM
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Let me see if I'm following you here: are you saying that because then people would see all the other notes she and Todd have inscribed elsewhere on her person?

Fer instance.....[discretion? valor? better go the discretion route!]

Posted by: abqcleve | February 8, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

The PMSNBC attack Junkm Yard dogs along with the other under the Control of the Propaganda Office of the Obama Klan might perhaps have like Sarah to get Axelrod to write her a Teleprompter Misleading Sppech just like the ones given by the Supreme Telly Maven....It was to be expected as Naticipated and as PATHETICLY delivered... but then It is PMSNBC isn't it???

Posted by: redhawk2 | February 8, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

If this is not a big deal, then where were you doing the pig with lipstick and pitbull with lipstick, fiasco. I'll tell you. You were throwing confetti in the air and now that the partys' over, you're looking dumbfounded talking about whats the big deal when everybody around you is laughing their headoff over tina, I mean sarah

Posted by: MILLER123 | February 8, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

"I agree but everyone knows "Touchy, feely, tell them what they want to hear politics" is how you become a two term President. Making actual promises is how you become a one term President."

Actually, making promises you have no intention of keeping, advancing irrelevant personal political agendas against the will of the People, constantly misrepresenting yourself and lying about your performance, and being incompetent, is how you become a one-term president...

Posted by: wcmillionairre | February 8, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Palin's crib notes provide us evidence of one thing; she can not think on her own. The speech was read on an inpodium telepromter and she had her messages for the Q&A. She has had 18 months to study and think about how she wants to move this nation forward. Her speech was filled with assertions and snark wihtout any detail, of any type, that would lead one to believe that she is ready for the presidency. Her knowledge of the world is almost non-existent. Her ability to stir a crowd is based on red meat phrases. What does she actually stand for? She talks a great deal about freedom. What does it mean to her? Who was her favorite Founding Father and why? What does she think about rhetoric heating up in Northern Ireland? Does she know why? Who was elected in the Ukraine yesterday? Why? How are people going to pay a mortgage on a house that is worth only 75% of the mortgage they still hold? What plan does she have to put people back to work? Touchy, feely, tell them what they want to hear politics has to go. So far that is all she has. That means for everyone, including those incumbent politicans in the House and Senate.

Posted by: Thinking4 | February 8, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse


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She does not have to do much to appease these folks. Remember, theSE are common, simple down to earth folks, the salt of the earth, good God fearing folks, you know>>>>

MORONS !!!

Posted by: gregorysherard | February 8, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

If only Sarah had done a centerfold like Senator Scott Brown! It would quickly put all things into correct context, as half of her supporters come to view her as does half of the country!

Posted by: Denswei | February 8, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Proving once again how Caribou Barbie appeals to the dumb, barefoot & pregnant wing of the Republican Party.

Posted by: ehsmith1 | February 8, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

This is the reason why palin won't do any major interviews with any serious network. Nor will she go on Cspan and take questions. Fair and Balance Foney News is only taking her because she can make money for them. Wait until those folks over there write their tell all books.

Posted by: MILLER123 | February 8, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

The attempt to invest today's Teabaggers with the patriotic cachet of the original Boston Tea Party patriots is so foolish that only the crazy teabaggers will not cringe in shame. The original rebels revolted against taxes imposed by a foreign power, Great Britain. Their action, although risky at the time, is seen through the lens of history as courageous and altruistic. By contrast, today's teabaggers are a discontented crowd of misfits who revolt against their own government because of relentless sloganeering and manipulation by more clever but unscrupulous promoters. You are patsies, a mob-for-rent by power-hungry interests, and history will not immortalize you as it did the originals.

Posted by: marknesop | February 8, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

The acolytes of President Teleprompter have a problem with crib notes? What hypocrisy! Obama can't sneeze without a teleprompter.

Posted by: maxtel1910 | February 8, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

...Why God branded her hand...


Palin in front of mirror, pre-showtime.

"Breath deep girl, you can do it, God I'm hot... think, think, I just just need to remember 2 things, breath.... taxes and---- oh what is it? Energy, I did it!!! wait, what was the first one again?"

Posted by: yarbrougharts | February 8, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

I great speech by our president:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of61E1FesPU

Posted by: sonofliberty09 | February 8, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

Poor John McCain.....he can only wish that he got the ink, paper and databits Sarah is getting. At least he can say, "If it wasn't for me, Sarah would still be up in Alaska smoking salmon and drying seal meat. She took my fame from me."

Posted by: jms3rd | February 8, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

She who must be destroyed. She who must be destroyed. Well, Sarah had a great week and was fabulous on TV for her speech and talk shows. Man, that has to really, really tick of the haters on the left. Not to worry, they are all beside themselves because Sarah wrote on her hand. Of course, The One can't speak his own name without several teleprompters, but this is about that horrible, horrible person Sarah Palin who must be destroyed. And that is where the trusty MSM comes in with their snarky, nasty, hating. The six people who actually subscribe to the WP are happy that they have some hate filled sneer they can talk about. It makes them feel superior, even though they know they aren't. Sarah is priceless for the way she gets all the liberals' panties wadded up. Is she a force to be reckoned with? You betcha! Does she provide perfect, repeated opportunities for the left to demonstrate how hate filled and intolerant they are? You betcha! Priceless.

Posted by: beachbum09 | February 8, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

So THAT'S how she got through high school! (She did graduate from high school, didn't she? Really can't tell...).

Posted by: wcmillionairre | February 8, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Thank you to marknesop for a brilliant idea. Let Sarah Palin face the hostile, unscripted questioning of the House Democrats for an hour and a half. Not that any of the swooning Republicans will ever change their minds about her, no matter how many times she proves herself to be obviously incompetent - but it would be comic fodder for months!

Posted by: greyhound1 | February 8, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

HA!! she had the only non-white hand in the entire ballroom, that's fer sur, you bethca! Every dime she makes is one less dime fer the GOP don'tcha know!

Posted by: wmboyd | February 8, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

I’ve heard of speaking off the cuff, but….

Now we know why with Palin the gloves are always off.

No wonder Sarah Palin quit the governorship of Alaska, it was cold there and she had to wear gloves.

Ok, I have to ask. Is it allowed to put answers to "literacy test" on #telepalmer when voting?

Really, if you need notes to answer "what are your top 3 agenda items"...

Sarah knows politics like the back.. uh, palm of her hand.

teabaggers pay Palin $100,000 for a hand job.


http://twitter.com/search?q=%23telepalmer

Posted by: graybeard_58 | February 8, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Reading the MSM - she is toast. I mean radioactive to the Republicans. They don't want to admit it though. But Joe Scarborough admitted it this morning. He said she has no substance.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036789/
Feb 08, 2010 @ 02:26 PMxxx, xxx

Posted by: gregorysherard | February 8, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Who watches CNN any more?

Posted by: pgr88 | February 8, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Not the same, not the same!

Posted by: yarbrougharts | February 8, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

I can't wait for Kathleen Parker's next column. You ARE going to stand by your salvo fired so righteously and patriotically back during the election, aren't you Kathleen?

Posted by: abqcleve | February 8, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

We can only hope she's the republican candidate in 2012.
Can you imagine her in a debate with Obama?
har har har.....!!!!!!!

Posted by: jeffc6578 | February 8, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Unfortunately, her converts don't care. Let's hope the rest of our fellow citizens realize the harm she is doing now and could do to the future of our country.

Posted by: MDPhDinChevyChase | February 8, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

"We just gotta, you betcha, just get that old government out of the way of private business, so they can grow and create jobs."

Worked great on Wall Street, right Sarah?

Posted by: mongolovesheriff | February 8, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Touchy, feely, tell them what they want to hear politics has to go. So far that is all she has. That means for everyone, including those incumbent politicans in the House and Senate.

Posted by: Thinking4 | February 8, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse
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I agree but everyone knows "Touchy, feely, tell them what they want to hear politics" is how you become a two term President. Making actual promises is how you become a one term President.

Posted by: ai3di | February 8, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

stillaliberal,

Judging by all the hate from the "tolerant" left Sarah Palin will be our next president. The last time your liberal friends went this crazy about someone it was Ronald Regan.

It cannot come quick enough for me. I would like to see my property value go up and my taxes go down again. I do not think that is going to happen while Obama is president. The only way I can see it happening is if Obama lies and says he is going to adopt some conservative ideas right be for the election in 2012. I predict he will make conservative promises before the election in 2012. He will also not keep them if he gets elected. That is his record.

Posted by: sonofliberty09 | February 8, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Palins speech must have been excellent for her to spend all that time talking about the issues and what we can do and the only thing her enemies can say is “She has something written on her hand! Haha”. Makes me think of “Nelson” from the Simpsons. The senseless hate for this woman is amazing! “We have no counter point so we make fun of her palm.”


What issues? Oh you mean what she said about "hopey changey" or the president using a teleprompter. You're about as lossed as she is if you think her speech was good enough to make those issues. Listen, I don't need a $100,000 dollars, and a handprompter to tell you three things America needs. I'll do it for free. America only need one thing and that is common sense, which seems to be lacking.

Posted by: MILLER123 | February 8, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Having watched Andrea Mitchell stuttering around on MSNBC, she is a lady who shouldn't poke fun at anyone who is trying to speak off the cuff (crib notes, or not).

But more importantly, the leader of the free world is unable to make any sense whatsoever without his trusted telepromter in front of him.

I'll take old Sarah any day before I spend two seconds listening to the other two sputtering away.


Posted by: NE1Listening | February 8, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse
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Your arguement is old and stale. Haven't all the Presidents used a teleprompter? Maybe Bush should have if he didn't, and if he did, could he not read? The fact that you would pick this women out of the anyone else is just sad. I guess stupid is easier to understand if you are stupid.

Posted by: ai3di | February 8, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Palin's crib notes provide us evidence of one thing; she can not think on her own. The speech was read on an inpodium telepromter and she had her messages for the Q&A. She has had 18 months to study and think about how she wants to move this nation forward. Her speech was filled with assertions and snark wihtout any detail, of any type, that would lead one to believe that she is ready for the presidency. Her knowledge of the world is almost non-existent. Her ability to stir a crowd is based on red meat phrases. What does she actually stand for? She talks a great deal about freedom. What does it mean to her? Who was her favorite Founding Father and why? What does she think about rhetoric heating up in Northern Ireland? Does she know why? Who was elected in the Ukraine yesterday? Why? How are people going to pay a mortgage on a house that is worth only 75% of the mortgage they still hold? What plan does she have to put people back to work? Touchy, feely, tell them what they want to hear politics has to go. So far that is all she has. That means for everyone, including those incumbent politicans in the House and Senate.

Posted by: Thinking4 | February 8, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Having watched Andrea Mitchell stuttering around on MSNBC, she is a lady who shouldn't poke fun at anyone who is trying to speak off the cuff (crib notes, or not).

But more importantly, the leader of the free world is unable to make any sense whatsoever without his trusted telepromter in front of him.

I'll take old Sarah any day before I spend two seconds listening to the other two sputtering away.

Posted by: NE1Listening | February 8, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

I can't wait to see the Daily Show tonight. Thanks Sarah. The gift that keeps on giving. And I don't want to hear how they are attacking poor Sarah because they are afraid of her. Especially after she attached the President so viciously the other day.

WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND SARAH.


YOU BETCHA.


Imagine her as President and she quits after two years because they are attacking her family and because of frevious law suits. So she quits to do another book.

Posted by: gregorysherard | February 8, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

The fact that Sarah Palin is even covered in the news shows what tremendous conservative bias the media has.

Posted by: RichardinPasadena | February 8, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

I can't wait to see the Daily Show tonight. Thanks Sarah. The gift that keeps on giving. And I don't want to hear how they are attacking poor Sarah because they are afraid of her. Especially after she attached the President so viciously the other day.

WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND SARAH.


YOU BETCHA.


Imagine her as President and she quits after two years because they are attacking her family and because of frevious law suits. So she quits to do another book.

Posted by: gregorysherard | February 8, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

I can't wait to see the Daily Show tonight. Thanks Sarah. The gift that keeps on giving. And I don't want to hear how they are attacking poor Sarah because they are afraid of her. Especially after she attached the President so viciously the other day.

WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND SARAH.


YOU BETCHA.


Imagine her as President and she quits after two years because they are attacking her family and because of frevious law suits. So she quits to do another book.

Posted by: gregorysherard | February 8, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Some people are promoting this know-nothing for President of the United States? I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

Posted by: Lefty_ | February 8, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

Wait until the photos come out with what she had written on her other hand: "SEE OTHER HAND ===>"

LOL - very funny

Its Pun time:

Say what you want about Sarah Palin, you can't deny she is a handsome woman.

Posted by: jeremyisett | February 8, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Conservatives will just say, "Let Palin be Palin" and she'll still win, just like Reagan did. That doesn't mean I like her or her politics, but she might actually win. I just hope it won't be in 2012.

Posted by: stillaliberal | February 8, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

For the clueless who don't see whats interesting about the use of the handprompter at her own venue. We're talking about a person who you want to answer the 3 am call.

The handpromter is a big deal because it took all of 35 seconds by the interviewer to ask the question. It took fourteen seconds into the answer when asked about the top 3 three things that has to be done for the country. She goes to her handpromoter in fourteen seconds for the three things, the fourth answer (budget) was crossed out. Not only did she know the question before hand but in order to give the three things answer she had to look at the three things on her handprompter within fourteen seconds of her answer. Let me be clear, Palin doesn't have what it takes for this "hopey changey thing"

Posted by: MILLER123 | February 8, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

What about the answers to the questions that someone was sending to her Blackberry and which she read off the Blackberry.

Posted by: murphyj87 | February 8, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Where was the Bush miss speak police in the media when Obama made the following mistakes?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of61E1FesPU

If a Republican had spoke like this the media would have played it for weeks.

Posted by: sonofliberty09 | February 8, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Palins speech must have been excellent for her to spend all that time talking about the issues and what we can do and the only thing her enemies can say is “She has something written on her hand! Haha”. Makes me think of “Nelson” from the Simpsons. The senseless hate for this woman is amazing! “We have no counter point so we make fun of her palm.”

Posted by: SRobbins1977 | February 8, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Liberalism is a disease and Sarah Palin Derangement syndrome is a terminal version of it.
Love to watch you people implode- you are so funny when you are scared to death.

Please- continue.

It's like watching a shark feeding frenzy.

Very entertaining- and ultimately deadly for the participants!

Posted by: CoolPillow | February 8, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

No wonder nobody reads the WasPost, you people in DCm Idiots, just check outside and see the way you handle some snow, Keep talk …. The world is laughing at you’ll


Posted by: zke005 | February 8, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Makes you wonder what's written on the left hand..... Wake up, brush teeth, brush hair, feed kids,,, repeat....

Posted by: larry40 | February 8, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Wait until the photos come out with what she had written on her other hand: "SEE OTHER HAND ===>"

Posted by: dascaletta1 | February 8, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

If she actually did run and win the Presidency, I think that the Republicans would be laughed right out of D.C.! After everything that the Rebuplicans are saying and doing, is this really the person you want representing your image? Every time I think that the Republicans could be on the right track for the country, someone like her comes out and makes me question them. Please please find better people to represent your party, other wise no matter how bad Obama is doing and no matter what you do as a Republican, I could not with a good concious vote for someone like her. Just my opinion.

Posted by: ai3di | February 8, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Note to the Washington Post editorial board and Gerard Alexander re your question/headline from Sunday's Outlook section ("Why are liberals so condesending?")

This is why. For starters.

Posted by: webbrats | February 8, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

Without Fox News, the teabagger "revolution" would have been a minor blip on the conservative Richter scale, but because Roger Ailes saw a golden opportunity to lash out at a newly elected and highly likable black president in a hateful fashion he jumped in--feet first.

Knowing that the media are too lazy to properly put them in context, and being able to hide behind them to cover his ass, Ailes put his weight behind them. As disappointed as liberals and progressives are in the Obama administration, Fox News ginned up the Tea Party protesters and gave them a huge media platform to help wield the blade that issued a tiny cut at a time. Knowing the economy would not bounce back, it's not a surprise that Americans would not be happy with the Democratic party, but the level of vitriol and hatred helped to it initially began with a blog post from a republican voter who knew conservatives were in trouble of being a bad memory for a while.

The Bill Kristols of the right have always longed for a right-wing populist movement that could make headway in America, but they also have believed they could firmly control them. That's why Dick Armey was dispatched with boatloads of cash, along with other right-wing billionaires, to pump in the necessary cash to keep it percolating.


It's no secret that a large chunk of what remains of the Republican Party base is made up of under-informed, far-right extremists and the like. Take for instance, the now-infamous video of a woman who went berserk over the Birther conspiracy at a town hall meeting last year in Delaware. We have Glenn Beck on FOX saying Barack Obama Has A Deep-Seated Hatred Of White People . You have FOX ratings going through the roof and increase neo-na zi recruiting under the guise of Tea Parties. You have Republican leaders unwilling to deny this birther mess until forced to vote.
And remember them lying about the amount of people at the tea party in DC - twice?

Posted by: gregorysherard | February 8, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Chickenhawk Barry Obama who never spent a day in uniforms... -screwjob11
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And Sarah Palin has had the personal conviction to spend time in which uniform? Weather girl?

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Posted by: A-Voter | February 8, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Wow - WaPo and their leftist buddies are really getting desperate.

Posted by: pgr88 | February 8, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Funny how Republicans rush to defend her lack of intelligence just like they did with Bush. I guess they prefer folksy to smart.. that says a lot about Republicans in general.

Posted by: cmsatown | February 8, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

MILLER123: Don't spoil the fun. You'll get your "hopey changey" soon.
Come on. Let us enjoy the moment. We need a good laugh in this country. And right now tina fey, I mean sarah palin is it.
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Watching this country go down with Obamatrons lined up as this demagogues cannon fodder explain why they'd want to go down laughing. Explains it all.

Posted by: NoWeCant | February 8, 2010 1:43 PM | R

Ok now you done did it. You spoiled my fun. For eight years you ruin the economy sent thousands of troops to die and come back maimed. And so the current President wants to bring us out of the mess and all you can sign on with "NoWeCant." You bectcha you deserve your tina fey, hopey changey, 5 college in six years, handprompter user, unethical per diem taking, card carrying separatist AIP member for a husband, I can see russia from my back door foreign policy thinker, religious woman in a very short dress up on a stage..leader. As for me, I rather laugh.

Posted by: MILLER123 | February 8, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

People are completely missing the startling truth revealed in this video... what hand did she read these things from? Thats correct - the left hand. She's clearly a closet communist. All this talk about crib-notes is just a MSM distraction to keep people from realizing the truth; Sarah Palin is an undercover lefty.


;)

Posted by: lostinthemiddle | February 8, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Report on Obama and his teleprompter:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXQTaWjMoFw

Posted by: sonofliberty09 | February 8, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

So what if she wrote on her hand? I can hardly think of anything less interesting.

Posted by: jb505 | February 8, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

My vote: Wasilla telePalmter

Posted by: jeremyisett | February 8, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

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1. Wasilla telePalmter (thank you hayden1).
2. Redneck Reader.
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4. Are you smarter than a 5th grader cheat- sheet.

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Posted by: A-Voter | February 8, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

What's the problem? Palin does a hand job...what do you expect from a teabagger?

Posted by: seakeys | February 8, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

I heard they gave her an etch-a-sketch, which she thinks is a laptop computer...... Hopefully, she didn't use permanent ink.... One reason she'll have trouble running for Pres... her hands are too small to write down all the important information.

Posted by: larry40 | February 8, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

"which showed her hand contained the words "Energy", "Tax" and "Lift American Spirits."

The phrase "Budget cuts" was also there, though the word "Budget" had been crossed out."
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Doesn't it worry anyone that she crossed "budget" off her hand and left "cuts?"


And where was the product placement she was paid for? She was told to lift a box of cigarettes up, and she didn't.

She didn't even cross if off her compendium of topics.

Posted by: forestbloggod | February 8, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Media, please stop saying 'liberals' are laughing at Palin. This is the PEOPLE laughing! We're covered in snow, bored to tears, and we are laughing a full hearty belly laugh. LET US LAUGH!

More Palin, more Tea Parties, we're going down but we're going down laughing!

Posted by: jeremyisett | February 8, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

I think that it is funny that she still states that she will keep the idea for running for President open for thought. For all that the Republicans scream at Obama for not having the skills and experience to run the country as President, why they would not shut the idea of Palin running is beyond me. If I was the Republican party, I would be looking for someone that is very experienced and has a lot of charisma.

Posted by: ai3di | February 8, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

OMG! Too funny! THIS you wanted to be VP???
PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP! :P

Posted by: phorse | February 8, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: A-Voter | February 8, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Sarah:

Talking about a teleprompter and you reading notes and notes on your hand.

What goes around comes around. Don't sit there and whine about how they are attacking you when You sit there and continuiously disrespect the President. You would not even refer to him as President instead, "this guy".

Joe Scarbrough had it right this morning. You lost the loving feeling. Its the same old talking points and nothing else.

You Missy are a ding bat.

Posted by: gregorysherard | February 8, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

hmmm. when i'm laughing my ass off at someone, i rarely foam at the mouth. I may have an accident tho, simply because she's such a hilarious nitwit.

She makes Dan Quayle look like Stephen Hawking. Hopefully she can spell potato.

Posted by: Please_Fix_VAs_Roads | February 8, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

And people believe this woman should be president. Seriously. Can you see her in a meeting with world leaders? She is an airheaded media creation who spouts every far right cliche she can remember, which, judging from this story numbers less than three.

Meanwhile, of course, she mocks Obama for using a teleprompter, which every president since the thing's been invented have used, republican and democrat.

It is truly, truly terrifying that people want to turn over our country to this person. My God.

Posted by: monk4hall | February 8, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Please Mrs. Palin never leave the national stage; you are by far the most amusing thing out there right now; The Office (TV show) hasn't been very funny this season.

Posted by: jeremyisett | February 8, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

$100,000 was required for the self-defacement. some go for self-effacing, not Sarah. her voodoo palm-reader convinced her she could just cover up the writing on the wrinkles.

Posted by: forestbloggod | February 8, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Note to Sarah Palin: one who criticizes another's use of a teleprompter looses all credibility when caught with crib-note answers written to pre-screened, "off the cuff" questions. That's assuming you had credibility on this matter before hand.

Posted by: hootie1fan | February 8, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Palin does no wrong......(psssst; give her enough rope to hand her self.)

Let her take over the pulic square.....sun rays are the best disinfctants.....she, then, would go away.

Posted by: wrock76taolcom | February 8, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Back at Wasilla High, a young Sarah Palin was caught writing the word “math” on her hand before an Algebra exam

Posted by: leftcoaster | February 8, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

This is what the lefties are reduced to in order to make themselves feel better? Dems are toast in Nov.

Posted by: tom2 | February 8, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

question-guy,

Obama controlled the discourse at the GOP retreat by not allowing follow up questions and honest debate. Of course he sounded good because his answers and comments went unchecked on the stage. His comments also went unchecked by the left wing media who instantly go into orgasmic convulsions every time Obama appears and opens his mouth.

Posted by: sonofliberty09 | February 8, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Every good speaker that I know of have cheat sheets. I don't see anything wrong with it.

Posted by: mcaboy84 | February 8, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

It tells us a lot about Palin that she chose to be sneaky in a silly little-girl way. If she had sat down with some plainly visible notecards in hand and said "I want to be sure that we cover all the important points," no would have questioned it and some people might have given her credit for preparation. (It would have been better if she actually knew something, but that's too much to ask.) But her best plan was to behave like an eight-year-old? And this is the best the Republicans can offer?

Posted by: tourist011 | February 8, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Are we supposed to be excited that Sarah Palin can read?

Posted by: hootie1fan | February 8, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

She had been told the question beforehand and still needed reminder notes as to the three points she wanted to make?

Un-freekin'-believable.

Small wonder that 70% of Americans believe that Mooselini is NOT qualified to be President. (The other 30% wanted to write the answer on their palms.)

Posted by: WhatHeSaid | February 8, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Time it for yourself

The handpromter is a big deal because it took all of 35 seconds by the interviewer to ask the question. It took fourteen seconds into the answer when asked about the top 3 three things that has to be done for the country. She goes to her handpromoter in fourteen seconds for the three things, the fourth answer (budget) was crossed out. Not only did she know the question before hand but in order to give the "three things" answer she had to look at the three things on her handprompter within fourteen seconds of her answer. Let me be clear, Palin doesn't have what it takes for this "hopey changey thing"

Posted by: MILLER123 | February 8, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Are we supposed to be excited that Sarah Palin can read?

Posted by: hootie1fan | February 8, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

I'm taking votes... what should we call this amazing new technology?

1. Wasilla telePalmter (thank you hayden1).
2. Redneck Reader.
3. Hillbilly Assitant
4. Are you smarter than a 5 grader cheat- sheet.

Any suggestions anyone?


Posted by: A-Voter | February 8, 2010 1:30 PM

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Posted by: abqcleve | February 8, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

MILLER123: Don't spoil the fun. You'll get your "hopey changey" soon.
Come on. Let us enjoy the moment. We need a good laugh in this country. And right now tina fey, I mean sarah palin is it.
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Watching this country go down with Obamatrons lined up as this demagogues cannon fodder explain why they'd want to go down laughing. Explains it all.

Posted by: NoWeCant | February 8, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

just wait for the "Shroud of Palin" tablecloth auction, holding all the weight of her mind on a single linen, indelibly rendered in ballpoint pen.

Posted by: forestbloggod | February 8, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

ummm, let's see, "taxes, holy spirits and alaska'...nope, ummm "batteries, Bin laden and lift up your spirit...nope, damn this is hard....

Posted by: DrWho2 | February 8, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Thats funny. lol

Posted by: MILLER123 | February 8, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

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1. Wasilla telePalmter (thank you hayden1).
2. Redneck Reader.
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4. Are you smarter than a 5th grader cheat- sheet.

Suggestions anyone?
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Posted by: A-Voter | February 8, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

"sure i got policies! I always keep them at arms length."

Posted by: forestbloggod | February 8, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Liberals hysterical about their intellectual insecurity? (yawn) Seen this before. And it always ends up with them screaming under the thumb of a republican president for 8 years. Liberal condescension = denial of what's coming.

Posted by: NoWeCant | February 8, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse


Don't spoil the fun. You'll get your "hopey changey" soon.
Come on. Let us enjoy the moment. We need a good laugh in this country. And right now tina fey, I mean sarah palin is it.

Posted by: MILLER123 | February 8, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

gsross,

You and you friends on this thread would mock the original tea party patriots. Do you like freedom or do you want the government to do everything for you? I think you and your friends on this thread want the government to do everything from changing your diapers to tucking you in at night.

Posted by: sonofliberty09 | February 8, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin is a perfect proxy for her supporters. They seem in shock and awe by just how perfect she is for carrying on their fight, and after laughing at the news clips of the T-baggers, I think most will agree, she is hands down perfect.

(That pesky ol' news media, ambushin' her again. You betcha.)

Posted by: bgreen2224 | February 8, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Forget the Teleprompter red herring: the fundamental issue is Obama has amply displayed command of a huge array of facts and issues in extemporaneous speaking, most recently in kicking GOP tail at the House get-together.

In contrast, Palin specifically touted her greater familiarity and comfort with "national issues" during her speech to the teabaggers; and then had to rely on a cheat I last saw employed when I was in 4th grade to remind her of the three most fundamental, salient and easily memorized buzzwords she could have been asked about during her non-scripted interview afterwards.

The only other person I've ever witnessed this incapable and dim on a national stage was the head of the bank involved in the White Water "investigation" back in the '90s. This woman is a MORON!!!

Posted by: abqcleve | February 8, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Just so you're all aware, Obama wasn't speaking to children with teleprompters. He was holding a press conference, Faux news must have left that bit out, think for yourselves!

Posted by: booerns14 | February 8, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: A-Voter | February 8, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans seem to think that all others beside them HATE Sarah. That is simply not true. I welcome any female into the political fray. She was brought into the McCain campaign only because she was a women, to oppose Hillary Clinton. It's the adoration of her, that makes the average women cringe, and insults my dignity.

Posted by: janetal2004gmailcom | February 8, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

ummm, let's see, "taxes, holy spirits and alaska'...nope, ummm "batteries, Bin laden and lift up your spirit...nope, damn this is hard....

Posted by: DrWho2 | February 8, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Liberals hysterical about their intellectual insecurity? (yawn) Seen this before. And it always ends up with them screaming under the thumb of a republican president for 8 years. Liberal condescension = denial of what's coming.

Posted by: NoWeCant | February 8, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

"WHO WHATS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?"

Palin, for $100,000 and a tea party are you smarter than:

A: a five college in six years learning experience?

B: a five year old?

C: a five finger answer?

D. None the above

Posted by: MILLER123 | February 8, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

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1. Wasilla telePalmter (thank you hayden1).
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4. Are you smarter than a 5 grader cheat- sheet.

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Posted by: A-Voter | February 8, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

Cheating during a speech must have been very easy for Palin. She probably has experience from her school days and the six years it took her to graduate after attending five colleges for a degree that did not matter.

Posted by: truth1 | February 8, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

hayden1 and burtonpaul:

You haters will not be laughing in November and in 2010. The tea party revolution began at the grass roots and swept through Virginia, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. But you are still in denial.

Calling Sarah Palin stupid and an imbecile does not make your pronouncements true. I see by reading some of the posts on this thread that many mind numbed robots believe the media produced characture of Sarah Palin.

Obama 4 years. Palin 8.

Posted by: sonofliberty09 | February 8, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Enough of all this faux news about this very fake woman of meager achievement. She is the political equivalent of Heidi Montag, a celebrity who is famous for being famous, and whose talents include nothing more than attracting publicity for herself. Who cares if she wrote a few crib sheets on the palm of her hand? Does anyone expect her to say anything of any value or importance or truth, whether she uses crib notes or not? No one other than her empty-headed and ignorant followers willing to each give her $500 of money they don't have.

What really ticks me off about her is her endless mantras reciting Ronald Reagan. Lady, I voted for Reagan in 1984, but I will never vote for you. You represent the worst of America, an America that is parochial, ignorant, suspicious of education and learning, willing to lie, arrogantly proud of one's ignorance, and lacking in humility. I hope Republicans wake up before 2012 and vote for anyone but her in the Republican primaries. She is an embarrassment to our nation.

Posted by: jaysit | February 8, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

She fits 'right' in.

NI4NI
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NMTBAG4ATBAG.

Posted by: bgreen2224 | February 8, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Palin and Limbaugh---leaders of the republican party! They are in great hands in 2010!!!!

Posted by: Socialistic | February 8, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

"WHO WHATS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?"

Palin, for $100,000 and a tea party are you smarter than:

A: a five college in six years learning experience?

B: a five year old?

C: a five finger answer?

D. None the above

Posted by: MILLER123 | February 8, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

"WHO WHATS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?"

Palin, for $100,000 and a tea party are you smarter than:

A: a five college in six years learning experience?

B: a five year old?

C: a five finger answer?

D. None the above

Posted by: MILLER123 | February 8, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Obama cannot speak to elementary school kids without a teleprompter.....
Go Sarah Palin. The revolution is on.
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1. Sarah Palin is a Moron – that’s a given.

2. President Obama didn't need a teleprompter or cheat sheets when he embarrassed the room full of Republican House Members – by taking on all challengers. So I guess are you saying that a group of Moronic Republicans are dumber than a class of elementary school kids? And you want them to be your leader….Make me want to ask “How dumb are you”?

Posted by: question-guy | February 8, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

the Alaskan palm pilot in action

Posted by: roboturkey | February 8, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: jonweiss1
Your teleprompter rant ain't original anymore, and neither is your HandJob princess.

Posted by: hayden1 | February 8, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

jjarvis1,
"the last word one could ever use to describe Obama would be 'dumb'."

Very true, Obama is not 'dumb' (he can speak), the words that better fit him are 'illiterate' (his er,,eh ,uh, um, eh, when the telepromter is absent), 'incompetent' Consistently proposing solutions to problems that fall falt even when the problems have been tried and failed in the past, and 'ignorant' (inability to choose proper words "corpseman" and his great "57 states" comment", just to cite a few) all of which he has demonstrated this past year in copious amounts.

Posted by: jonweiss1 | February 8, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

WAPO and Liberal elitist Hypocrites! Don't you realize that you just nail your own coffins everytime you think you criticize the critics of Hopey and changey? You need to spend equal time covering Hopey Changy Prez everytime he uses telprompters for 6 graders, town hall meetings etc and for some reason cant pronounce Corpsman. WAPO never mentioned the 3 Corpsman errors yets still brings up the "NewClear" comment by Prez Bush> Keep it up WAPO, you just help to get rid of hopey changy.

Posted by: arrpersonal | February 8, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Could this be called the "palmopromter?"

Posted by: helloisanyoneoutthere | February 8, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Really very, very bored with the Palin stories. The Washington Post seems to be pushing them constantly instead of giving us serious and important news.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE give us news that will increase our knowledge of the world around us and not the mundane articles on 600 Tea Baggers and Palin. What's happening with our children at war???? Do some personal stories on them or our collegiate systems. Things that gives us viable information...PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE.

Posted by: lindarc | February 8, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse

The other day Milbank wrote s story about John McCain, the politician and the pseudo-maverick. Now most of the response from the right wingers was Obama this, Obama that. This was in defense of a delirious McCain.

Today, there is Sarah Palin with her handprompter and God Knows how badly she needs that handprompter. However, again the Obama this, Obama that rhymes. Ca you just talks about Sarah Palin (or another Republican) without trying to use Obama as a punching bag to take out your frustration.

Posted by: pattr1 | February 8, 2010 1:23 PM | Report abuse


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Idiots following a bigger idiot.

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Posted by: A-Voter | February 8, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Has this newspaper commented on our Presidents very poor ad lib ability or his seemingly inability to talk without a teleprompter?

Posted by: donbl | February 8, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse
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Yeah they did, but this is just too funny. This teabagging dip-5hit lambastes Pres. Obama for using a teleprompter, and then Sarah HandJob uses her Wasilla telePalmter.

Posted by: hayden1 | February 8, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Please note that Sarah Palin used 3 teleprompters, as do most public speakers, during her Saturday night speech: left, right and podium. She used her palm notes during the Q&A period. Not sure why there's a perception that she was speaking from paper notes during her speech; she wasn't. Teleprompters are designed to be inconspicious, but they were there - they are the current technology and is used by most speakers in large venues (have been for years).

Teleprompters are merely devices to aid in speech-giving; notes on one's hand about the key priorities of one's party is just plain - stupid.

Posted by: gsross | February 8, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: A-Voter | February 8, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

In the interests of saving comment space, the Rush Limbaugh-inspired meme that Obama is really dumb and can't speak without a teleprompter is not working. On the occasion he used a teleprompter at a school - as others have correctly pointed out - he was giving a speech on education which was televised from the school. You can't (in theory) use a teleprompter for a Q&A session, because you don't know in advance what the questions will be. Obama's ability to think on his feet is already well-established. By contrast, although reading from notes isn't really a big deal, it suggests (a) she already knew what questions she would be asked, and (b) she cannot think quickly enough to field random questions.

The president has to meet regularly with foreign leaders, and negotiate complicated policy minefields while advancing the U.S.'s position and agenda. Populist blather about God and the Founding Fathers will not help in those circumstances, and wily foreign heads of state would make mincemeat of someone so ill-prepared that they had to write notes on their hand to remind them of their objectives.

Don't worry too much about Sarah Palin running in 2012; at least, not with the Republican party's backing. They won't run anyone they aren't reasonably sure can win, and Sarah Palin can promise only her faithful flock. Not enough. Post-speech polling reveals that independents were turned off by her flailing, and those are the votes that matter.

Posted by: marknesop | February 8, 2010 1:19 PM | Report abuse

You GOPers and the teleprompter thing are ridiculous. Obama uses a teleprompter to help convey a sophisticated and compelling understanding of a particular issue or a governing philosophy. Ms Alaska moron needs notes on her hand to remember 3 words!! If that is her version of sophisticated and compelling, please, please!!! nominate the idiot for 2012!

Posted by: vagator | February 8, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

The liberal media outlets get the dimwit of the century award for it's jump on Palin for using a reminder on her palm, when they totally skip the fact that Obama not only cannot talk coherently, without a teleprompter, but even with the teleprompter, cannot keep from confusing the pronunciation of a word describing a medical aid person (corps) and a dead body (corpse). Liberals once again demonstrate their duplicity and silliness.

Posted by: jonweiss1 | February 8, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

In response to sonofliberty09 and others, the last word one could ever use to describe Obama would be 'dumb'. In fact, you would have to be pretty dumb yourself to even think of doing this. You might want to use other descriptions, but dumb is not one of them. Look for example at how he handled the recent meeting with Republicans. He certainly didn't use a teleprompter there. And why is it that Obama is criticized for things other presidents did all the time? It was okay then, but all of a sudden, is not okay now. If you want to critize him, pick on legitimate gripes, not silly, made-up ones that are meaningless.

Posted by: jjarvis1 | February 8, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse


TO: sonofliberty09 who wrote:
“Obama cannot speak to elementary school kids without a teleprompter. Palin is real…”
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I don’t what has the psychos stuck on “teleprompters”. It must be because either President Obama doesn’t use one, or the psychos can’t find it.

George W. Bush used an earpiece; Sarah “The Bimbo” Palin writes in the palm of her hand; and every other politician that gives a speech uses some kind of device, or written outline or some kind of notes when they give speech.

I guess it wouldn’t make any sense to ask a psycho what’s their meaning in all this “teleprompter” blather, but their obsession is just sickening.

Palin is “real” alright, a real air head.


Posted by: lindalovejones | February 8, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse


TO: sonofliberty09 who wrote:
“Obama cannot speak to elementary school kids without a teleprompter. Palin is real…”
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I don’t what has the psychos stuck on “teleprompters”. It must be because either President Obama doesn’t use one, or the psychos can’t find it.

George W. Bush used an earpiece; Sarah “The Bimbo” Palin writes in the palm of her hand; and every other politician that gives a speech uses some kind of device, or written outline or some kind of notes when they give speech.

I guess it wouldn’t make any sense to ask a psycho what’s their meaning in all this “teleprompter” blather, but their obsession is just sickening.

Palin is “real” alright, a real air head.


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Posted by: A-Voter | February 8, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

What else is new with trailer trash.

Posted by: K2007 | February 8, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Obama cannot speak to elementary school kids without a teleprompter.....
Go Sarah Palin. The revolution is on.
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1. Sarah Palin is a Moron.

2. President Obama didn't need a teleprompter when he embarrassed the room of Republican House Members. So are you saying that a group of Moronic Republicans are dumber than a class of elementary school kids?

Posted by: question-guy | February 8, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Blast! She's done it again. Every time it appears that Palin has fumbled, she's simply made herself more adorable to her followers.

Posted by: merkytimes | February 8, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

The Tea Party movement--which appears to be linked only by common disaffection as opposed to a specific set of beliefs--loses all credibility when it allows itself to be defined by political flacks like Sarah Palin. A huge step backward.

Posted by: micron26 | February 8, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

People come on. Regardless of how you feel about Palin, this is inexcusable. She was paid $100,000 dollars for this speech. I would be fired from my job for giving a business presentation with notes inked on my palm. Who does that? It was unprofessional and ignorant, period. Note cards, paper, or a teleprompter are just fine when used appropriately. Gee whiz!!!

Posted by: RCinMaryland | February 8, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Go Sarah Palin. The revolution is on.

Posted by: sonofliberty09 | February 8, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse
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And we need a good laugh watching this imbecile.

Posted by: hayden1 | February 8, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Jesus wasn't as delusional as this gem ... sonofliberty09.

Good lord.

Posted by: burtonpaul | February 8, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

Did anyone see the Prez evicerate the GOP retreat singlehandedly? He can talk policy and politics against a packed room of bitter foes. No teleprompter there.

Would Dub do that in his worst nightmare? Please. Palin? Hardly.

Posted by: CCCinNaptown | February 8, 2010 1:15 PM | Report abuse

fr sonofliberty09:

>...Go Sarah Palin....

Yes, please go, ice queen. Go AWAY. Far, FAR away.

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Posted by: A-Voter | February 8, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Has this newspaper commented on our Presidents very poor ad lib ability or his seemingly inability to talk without a teleprompter?

Come on WP, be a real newspaper.

Posted by: donbl | February 8, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

Hopey Changey

"five schools in six years"
"Taking per deim for staying at home instead of Capitol."
"Paying back taxes to IRS"
"Husband card carrying separatist (AIP)"
"Quit governorship"
"Can'nt remember three things written on her handprompter"

This is Hopey Changey you can believe in 2012

Posted by: MILLER123 | February 8, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Nice little rant there post_reader_in_wv ... but, the reason why this is a big deal is precisely because Palin has been blasting Obama for using a teleprompter ... and, is spreading the outrageous lie that he used one when he demolished the Repukes at their annual circle-jerk.

Posted by: burtonpaul | February 8, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Please stop calling these people teabaggers. It's insulting to teabags, most of whom are quite intelligent(except for Oolong, which is almost as dumb as a Fox "News" viewer.)

Posted by: TheDukeStir1 | February 8, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

I don;t care if she wrote notes on her forehead, the speech was nonsense start to finish -- stupidity compounded with lies andobfuscation. She PROVES she has not an iota of understanding of anything exceptin' how to gives a folksy delivery of total balony.

Posted by: John1263 | February 8, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

What's worse? Glancing at key points or relying on a teleprompter?

Posted by: clandestinetomcat | February 8, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse
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What's worse? Relying on the telePalmter, or not retaining the basic key points in that porous head of hers.

Posted by: hayden1 | February 8, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Well, the harbor bound teabag can't count to three?? How's she going to count all of the money she conned out of these desperately angry conservatives?

True story: I watched a gal in my physics class copy half of the text onto her panty girdle. She had all of the formulae. She just didn't know how to apply them in the test. She flunked the test but she sure had a nice pair of gams.

Deja vu all over again.


Posted by: HiloBob | February 8, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Obama cannot speak to elementary school kids without a teleprompter. Palin is real and that is what so many Americans like about her. I am glad she is not just putting on a show and speaking empty words. Obama is all scripted talk and no action. e cannot unite his own party so now he is blaming the Republicans

He invited the Republicans to give some "ideas" on health care on c-span because he wants to stand at a podium and shout down their ideas with no opportunity for follow up questions and honest debate. That way he can spout off falsehoods unchecked in front of the Republicans, the American people, and his accomplices in the media. Just like he did at the GOP retreat.

It is really time for change. The president that continually breaks promises, abuses power, tramples on the Constitution, gives the rights of American citizens to foreign born terrorists, and appoints radicals as cabinet members and czars has to go.

Go Sarah Palin. The revolution is on.

Posted by: sonofliberty09 | February 8, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

Not the sharpest tool in the shed is she? But she is hot..i'll give her that ;)

Posted by: cmsatown | February 8, 2010 1:11 PM | Report abuse

twotimetuna:

You really want to tout the Bridge to Nowhere as a Palin accomplishment?


From factcheck.org September 22, 2008:

Q: What's the full story on the Bridge to Nowhere? What is the truth about the Bridge to Nowhere? Did Palin support it? Did she keep the funds for the bridge and use them elsewhere in Alaska after she changed her position? Or was the money returned to the government?

A: Palin supported it even after McCain denounced it, then blamed "inaccurate portrayals" when she canceled it for lack of money.

. Palin expressed support for the bridge while running for office.
. Congress removed earmarks for both bridges long before Palin was elected.
. While campaigning, Palin still made statements supporting the Gravina bridge, which had no earmarks at that time.
.Palin chose not to use the money for the Gravina bridge but kept it for other projects, including the Knik Arm bridge.

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Posted by: twotimetuna | February 8, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

May of those were just talking points of what she was proposing. However, it does not go into the details of the real outcomes for some of these talking points. For example,

Insider: Palin Failed to Lead on Oil and Gas Safety in Alaska
by Dahr Jamail | Truthout

There have been several recent oil spills and other environmental problems linked to the oil/gas production industry in Alaska. On December 23, a tugboat hit the Bligh Reef, the same reef struck by the Exxon Valdez 20 years ago. The recent grounding may have caused as much as 33,500 gallons of diesel fuel to spill into Prince William Sound.

The Prince William Sound tug spill followed several other recent environmental incidents on the oil production and delivery system that crosses the state to bring oil from the nation's largest oil complex to Alaska and the Lower 48.

On November 28, there was a spill at a refinery in the town of North Pole. On November 29, there was a large spill at an oil field on Alaska's North Slope that further underscored British Petroleum's failure to conduct its work in an environmentally sound manner, among other contamination problems.

"When she announced the Alaska oil and gas infrastructure risk assessment project on May 1, 2007, it (the project) was supposed to take three years to complete," speaking of a project Palin was involved in, Fineberg told Truthout, "But it took the Palin administration nearly two years just to come up with its plan, only to have its proposal soundly rejected by both the industry and the environmental community. The project Palin launched is now on hold and her successor looks for a new plan - and a new contractor to carry it out."

Fineberg notes today that if Palin's risk assessment project had been carried out effectively, recent spills and problems might have been identified and prevented.

This is just one example of Palin's refusal to finish what she starts.

There is a whole bunch of other stuff on the net that is representative of the real Ms. Palin.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | February 8, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Palin certainly isn't very bright, but what she does have is folksiness and good looks. That's what gives her charisma. For conservative guys, she's the kind of woman who can go out and earn good money, but will never forget to come home and take care of her man. Her folksiness is also cute, as the "little lady" tries to talk about important things like politics. Of course, she muddles it all up, but that just makes her cuter. Sarah Palin, conservative Barbie Doll for President!

Posted by: magnifco1000 | February 8, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

After paying this windbag $100,000 to quack at their convention, maybe they couldn't afford a teleprompter for little miss snowbillie.

Posted by: 0nl00k3r | February 8, 2010 1:08 PM | Report abuse

My question is whne will Palin be on Jerry Springer????

Posted by: Bubba2000 | February 8, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Palin was for the bailouts before she was against them. Just another flip-flopping politician. The worst thing is that her supporters don't see her as such.

Palin haters don't foam at the mouth. We laugh giddily every time she opens her mouth. Without her, the political world would be dull.

To a third grade mentality, sure, she seems smart. To anyone else, including fifth graders, not so much.

Posted by: chi-town | February 8, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Palin couldn't even handle an INTERVIEW without a telePALMpter!
Reagan used a teleprompter for SPEECHES, as does Obama. But toward the end of Reagan's presidency, Nancy filled in the blanks for him during media interviews.

Posted by: angie12106 | February 8, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Hey, how much would it cost to get someone to sneak into he bedroom while she is asleep and write "leave country and become a recluse" on her hand...

Posted by: sux123 | February 8, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

What's worse? Glancing at key points or relying on a teleprompter?

Posted by: clandestinetomcat | February 8, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

When Republican Alan Greenspan's wife mocks you for being clueless... your 15 minutes are up!

Posted by: Bubba2000 | February 8, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

The handpromter is a big deal because it took all of 35 seconds by the interviewer to ask the question. It took fourteen seconds into the answer when asked about the top 3 three things that has to be done for the country. She goes to her handpromoter in fourteen seconds for the three things, the fourth answer (budget) was crossed out. Not only did she know the question before hand but in order to give the three things answer she had to look at the three things on her handprompter within fourteen seconds of her answer. Let me be clear, Palin doesn't have what it takes for this "hopey changey thing"

Posted by: MILLER123 | February 8, 2010 1:04 PM | Report abuse

If you think writing her core values on her hand so when someone asks her canned questions she can respond... I hope nobody saw what she wrote on baby Trigs forehead!!!

Posted by: Bubba2000 | February 8, 2010 1:02 PM | Report abuse

Frankly President Obama should stop using the teleprompter and speak off the cuff because during the GOP Retreat he showed he was a better speaker than any of the GOP questioners and better than most politicians today.

Posted by: PHL10 | February 8, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

hahaha! How many times do we have to see this Alaskan trailer trash nitwit humiliate herself before we just accept that she is a hopeless idiot who is the creation of Mc Cain, the GOP, and Fox "news"?

Maybe this is why she had to go to five different colleges?

She couldn't even remember those THREE (3) things?

Wow!

Posted by: losthorizon10 | February 8, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

lcarter0311's February 8, 2010 12:37 PM asks for a list of Palin's accomplishments. I don't have a list, but I think her resignation from the governorship of Alaska was a net positive for that state and for the rest of the United States...

Posted by: apn3206 | February 8, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Really, Washington Post?!? This is your criticism of Sarah Palin's speech at the Tea Party Convention? Really?!?!
This is from the same press that watches President Curious George go to an elementary school and can't give a speech without a telepropmter, and you give him a pass?

Posted by: xcannons | February 8, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

I would love to know the average level of education of those who think she's smart. Anyone done such a poll?

Posted by: seaduck2001 | February 8, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Watch the Palin haters start foaming at the mouth. Ready, set, go!

Posted by: 0460 | February 8, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

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Okay, you've made your point. Liberals, stop spreading hatred. Republicans everywhere have the market cornered on hatred.

Posted by: camera_eye_11 | February 8, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

She is at a tea party convention, she's a republican and a she claims to be an 'energy expert', and she has to write down the words 'tax' and 'energy' so she doesn't forget them as talking points???!!

Wow! Need I say more!

Posted by: DrWho2 | February 8, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Please, this is no way to talk about your future president.

Posted by: to_robert | February 8, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

As if speaking from a prepared text is a bad thing. It's not, morons. And using whatever technology from advanced to simple (teleprompter, written notes, words written on one's palm) to help isn't a bad idea, either. If one wants to communicate well in a setting which is NOT supposed to be interactive--like a speech--then preparing one's words in order to be clear in content and presentation is a GOOD IDEA, particular if one respect's one's audience. Why is this hard to understand???

Of course, if you want to see into someone's brain, watch them interact live and without a prepared text, as in an interview or a group meeting. Obama can do that well, as evidenced by his many interviews and his recent exchange with the House Republicans. Palin is, well, conspicuously less successful at that. This is objectively true and has nothing to do with the particular politics involved.

I'm not talking about whether or not one pauses, inserts an "umm" or "ahh." And I'm not even talking about whether or not one agrees with their opinions or likes or dislikes their accent. But attend to whether or not there's any real content in what they say. And attend to the clarity (including reasonable syntax) with which they speak.

Then get back to me. And drop the "teleprompter/crib note" crap.

Posted by: post_reader_in_wv | February 8, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

I guess that for the money she charged for her body, she couldn't afford a teleprompter.

Posted by: laurelphoto | February 8, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't go so far to say that I hate Sarah Palin. But, I will say that she is unqualified to be President of the US.

She is however qualified to be the Queen of the Teabaggers. Which apparently, the group has appointed her.

What's really terrifying is that people following her around actually think she is smart. That says a lot about the value of education and critical thinking.


Posted by: seriously11 | February 8, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

She should have used a teleprompter.

Posted by: to_robert | February 8, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

The handpromter is a big deal because it took all of 35 seconds by the interviewer to ask the question. It took fourteen seconds into the answer when asked about the top 3 three things that has to be done for the country. She goes to her handpromoter in fourteen seconds for the three things, the fourth answer (budget) was crossed out. Not only did she know the question before hand but in order to give the three things answer she had to look at the three things on her handprompter within fourteen seconds of her answer. Let me be clear, Palin doesn't have what it takes for this "hopey changey thing"

Posted by: MILLER123 | February 8, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

I'm sorry, but if Sarah Palin is the candidate for president three years from now, It is going to make my life a whole hell of a lot easier. If she wins it will make my life a dream come true. As a blogger, I will never again have to touch my computer keyboard. These things will write themselves.

I know this sounds exceedingly selfish on my part and I am embarrassed to say it in so public a forum. I hope she never goes away. For the self-described political satirist, she is the gift that keeps giving and giving and giving....

I'm so ashamed.

http://www.tomdegan.blogspot.com

Tom Degan
Goshen NY

Posted by: tomdeganfrontiernetnet | February 8, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

She's accomplished much more good for our country than our Charlatan-in-Chief ever has!

Posted by: lisa415 | February 8, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

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Can you list those accomplishments?

Posted by: lcarter0311 | February 8, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

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here you go mister lost carter:


Highlights of Governor Palin's tenure include a successful push for an ethics bill, and also shelving pork-barrel projects supported by fellow Republicans. Palin successfully killed the Bridge to Nowhere project that had become a nationwide symbol of wasteful earmark spending. "Alaska needs to be self-sufficient, she says, instead of relying heavily on 'federal dollars,' as the state does today."
In 2007, Palin had an approval rating often in the 90s Palin's tenure is noted for her independence from big oil companies, while still promoting resource development. Palin has announced plans to create a new sub-cabinet group of advisors, to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions within Alaska. Shortly after taking office, Palin rescinded thirty-five appointments made by Murkowski in the last hour of his administration, including the appointment by Murkowski of his former chief of staff Jim Clark to the Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority. Clark later pled guilty to conspiring with a defunct oil-field-services company to channel money into Frank Murkowski's re-election campaign In response to high oil and gas prices, and in response to the resulting state government budget surplus, Palin proposed giving Alaskans $100-a-month energy debit cards. She also proposed providing grants to electrical utilities so that they would reduce customers' rates. She subsequently dropped the debit card proposal, and in its place she proposed to send Alaskans $1,200 directly and eliminate the gas taxPalin's first veto was used to block legislation that would have barred the state from granting benefits to the partners of gay state employees. In effect, her veto granted State of Alaska benefits to same-sex couples.
Palin's first veto was used to block legislation that would have barred the state from granting benefits to the partners of gay state employees. In effect, her veto granted State of Alaska benefits to same-sex couples.
Shortly after becoming governor, Palin canceled a contract for the construction on an 11-mile (18-kilometer) gravel road outside of Juneau to a mine
In June 2007, Palin signed into law a $6.6 billion operating budget—the largest in Alaska's history.At the same time, she used her veto power to make the second-largest cuts of the construction budget in state history. The $237 million in cuts represented over 300 local projects, and reduced the construction budget to nearly $1.6 billion

Posted by: twotimetuna | February 8, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

GMILF

Posted by: c_e_daniel | February 8, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Sarah Palin couldn't last one round on "Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader" without using her peek, cheat and copy. What the Palin lovers start making excuses for Palin's monumental stupidity and ignorance. And I'm serious, we should erect a monument to this woman.

Posted by: jjedif | February 8, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

The libtards are so weak this is all the got? I know many who write notes on flash cards and yes their hands to keep them focused on an idea... compare this to reading off a telepromter 24/7 at every speech.... hummmmm which take less brain power I wonder???? Right the telepromter... libs are so lost and weak but you guys just keep going, we don't care what you say and we are coming for you and we are taking back this country so hold on, real change is coming...bye bye lefties

Posted by: Texican911 | February 8, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Ha. Agreed. What's pathetic is her notes were just as empty.

"Who cares where she puts her notes --- her speech was about nothing.

Posted by: John1263 | February 8, 2010 12:29 PM"

Mr. Nass, always good to see vets not caving to stereotypes of blindly conservative. Thank you for your post.

S. Lomeli OIF & OEF veteran.

Posted by: occidentalchandala | February 8, 2010 12:52 PM | Report abuse

I'm a life long republican and Palin does not speak to me and certainly not for me. She is a joke. Intelligent, hard working women from all sides of the political spectrum must shutter every time she speaks. Just go away, PLEASE!!!

Posted by: gutbro | February 8, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

I hope the mountain girl does indeed run for president as a Tea-Bagger and pull votes away from the Republican nominee, thereby ensuring the reelection of Barack Obama.

Sweet!

Posted by: ceefer66 | February 8, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Palin is the biggest moron ever. I'd still do her though.

Posted by: bendan2000 | February 8, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Hmm, so it's a question and answer session and a woman asks a question about her top 3 priorities and they happen to be written on her palm! But, then woman who asked was not a plant and just chosen at random right? This a too funny even for Aturday Night Live to make up!

Posted by: sux123 | February 8, 2010 12:50 PM | Report abuse

If the economic recovery fails to get moving, 2012 will be the year of the two-Madonnas, Sarah Palin and Michelle Malkin, the answer to all problems.

Posted by: juke2 | February 8, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Andrea: I will admit that you guys caught her red handed on this one. How could she be so stupid as to write on her hand and not realize she would get busted. She really asks for it, doesn't she?

Still, the intense predatory attacks, not on whether her message has any substance but her lack of a stylized Washington demeanor, only confirms again that the most compelling thing about the Palin phenomenon is how much you guys hate her. She doesn't live in DC and ride in a limo to the Kennedy Center, like, say Sen. Max Baucus, so in your eyes she is like an alien who does not deserve to be playing in your world. That is why Baucus can get up on the Senate floor apparently drunk and you didn't mock him, but Palin writes on her palm and you make it very personal.

On the other hand, this no different than writing your main points down on an index card. If she had index cards would we be mocking her? I have seen Obama and Congressional leaders working from index cards, with no mockery from Andrea, what is the difference?

Anyway, watching you be so gleefully vituperative about this really petty gaffe prompts me to change the subject to something more substantive and wonder if it would not have been a good idea for your husband, Mr. Greenspan, to write some far more literate Washington technocrat kind of notes on his palm when he was head of the fed and was supposed to be regulating the banking industry. For example, "Check into the whole issue of synthetic derivatives risk exposure for the banks and the market" or "Look into whether Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are using government leveraged subprime home loans to push private mortgage industry lenders off a cliff."

Posted by: Broadford | February 8, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

So palin jots down three ideas. berry has to have his entire speech fed to him via teleprompter. when someting urgent happens, he can't respond until three days later after the speech writes have poll tested the results and the proper "language" has been invented. when he goes off the prompter, he notoriously flubs, as in the beer summit.

now which is worse, empty headed Obimbo or a few strategic notes?

Posted by: drivl | February 8, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Watch the Palin haters start foaming at the mouth. Ready, set, go!

Posted by: 0460 | February 8, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

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Actually, I'm not even foaming at the mouth about her. In reality is more like hand slapping laughing.

Posted by: beeker25 | February 8, 2010 12:45 PM | Report abuse

Who cares. Its what she says that matters.

Posted by: 45upnorth | February 8, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Nobody could make this stuff up. I hope Palin doesn't go away too soon. The comedy she provides us is without equal. There are so many Republicans that wish she would go away and one prominent Republican writer even proposed the idea that Palin is working for the Democrats. The more she talks, the more legitimacy to that idea.

Posted by: chopin224 | February 8, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

A BIG "So what?"

Posted by: Ynot1 | February 8, 2010 12:42 PM | Report abuse

The notes she had written are "Energy," "[illegible]," Taxes," and "Lift America's spirits." That's some cheat sheet.

Posted by: pkhenry | February 8, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

And of course we have our President who can not even pronounce corpsmen since it was not spelled phonetically on his teleprompter. But what the heck he is only the comm. in chief....

Posted by: bz11
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I'll take a mispronunciation of corpsman over a Prez who announces that OB/GYNs can't practice their luuuuuv on women. That's just plain creepy.

Posted by: arancia12 | February 8, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Obozo's Ivy League accomplishments were a gift of affirmative action.

Posted by: bnichols6
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Thank you for realizing this and speaking the truth.

President Obama's intelligence would have been lost if left to bigots like you. Affirmative Action (which you have not defined) lifted a brilliant but underpriviledged American. Are jealous much?

It's sort of like the Affirmative Action of the Naval Academy that gave a taxpayer funded education to John McCain simply because his daddy was an Admiral.

Posted by: arancia12 | February 8, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

And of course we have our President who can not even pronounce corpsmen since it was not spelled phonetically on his teleprompter. But what the heck he is only the comm. in chief....

Posted by: bz11 | February 8, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

She can read!

Posted by: Lefty_ | February 8, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

the scary point of the video is not the fact that she couldn't remember a few points she wanted to discuss. It's what she said about energy. we are trying to get away from fossil fuels because they ruin the environment. I am not sure exactly what she said because the audio was off, but it sounded like more oil, coal, and natural gas. drill baby drill continued.

Posted by: YUTZ | February 8, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

She's accomplished much more good for our country than our Charlatan-in-Chief ever has!

Posted by: lisa415 | February 8, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

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Can you list those accomplishments?

Posted by: lcarter0311 | February 8, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Guys, everyone from Reagan 'The great communicator' on down uses teleprompters. They are not new they are old... When did they become an issue?
There is a difference in using them for speeches (which Goeorge Bush II needed written phonetically on his teleprompter )to using cheat sheets in a debate or question and answer session. It begs the question does she have an opinion or know her own mind. Or for that matter know anything about national politics...? Maybe she just looks good in a skirt.

Posted by: kdarice | February 8, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Just for clarity, she wrote "Energy," then she wrote "budget cuts" but realized that's not what the hot button is, so she crossed off "budget" and replaced it with "tax," then she wrote "Lift American spirits."

"Budget cuts" was replaced by "tax cuts." Why? Because tax cutting is ALWAYS seen by individuals as a good thing, while budget cutting is not always seen this way. Palin needed to make sure she got her pandering right.

Posted by: BSDetector | February 8, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Why couldn't she write notes on a 3"X5" card like Reagan did - no one cared, it wasn't a big deal.

The woman acts like she is cheating on a test. It makes you wonder?

Posted by: sr31 | February 8, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

During Sarah Palin's speech, I felt that I was listening to the Valedictorian addressing the graduation class at Wasilla HS. She sounded like just another chronic complainer.
I.e.,the Do-Nothings criticizing; and the Do-Somethings being criticized! I felt that she might end up by giving a short flute recital, then exiting to a thunderous applause with the raining down of hundreds of wet tea bags. If I had paid $549.00 to listen to her speech-to-nowhere speech, I would have asked for at least $540.00 back. I get the unshakeable feeling that this lady is a few bricks short of a load.
Tom Nass
5th Marine Division - WWII

Posted by: tom54 | February 8, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

This is much to do about nothing. Everyone who has worked for a politician knows that they use one system or the other to remember their talking points..When I worked for one, I used to make little cards so he could remember the points he wanted to make....

Posted by: dcpsychic | February 8, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

PALIN FAIL.

ULTRACONSERVATIVE REACTIONARY FAIL.

KKK FAIL.

FLDS FAIL.

YOU FAIL.

FAIL FAIL.

Posted by: bs2004 | February 8, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse

I personally believe using a Teleprompter when addressing an elementary school class is much more "presidential!" I know I wouldn't want to confuse Cinderella with Pelosi in a speech to grade school kids.

Posted by: A-COL
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I know this is tough for a self-confessed A-col to understand but President Obama did not address sixth graders. He made an address from a sixth grade classroom.

What is it with you teabaggers and making stuff up? Are your research and critical thinking skills that rusty?

"Obama held two separate sessions at the school -- the first with students and a second for the media. And while he did use two Teleprompters for his comments to the media he did not use them for his discussion with the students."
The Weekly Standard

Posted by: arancia12 | February 8, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Obozo's Ivy League accomplishments were a gift of affirmative action.

Posted by: bnichols6 | February 8, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

obama uses a teleprompter because he can't communicate otherwise...
leave it to wapo and the libs to attack a women...

Posted by: DwightCollins | February 8, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

1. It's fair game to ridicule Obama for his over-use of a teleprompter.

2. But it's downright silly to compare the two. Irrelevant of their educational level and performance, Obama does stuff like go into a GOP Congressional retreat, no teleprompter, no script, no screening of questions and for 82 minutes in a relatively civil tone, takes on a number of questions--many of which were hostile or loaded or almost incomprehensible. When's the last time a standing President did something like that? Not either President Bush or Clinton or Reagan. It's quite partisan, and also blindingly uninformed, to argue or imply that what Palin did is no more than Obama.

3. I don't really know if Palin is "dumb". But here's the deal: when you've laid some groundwork to demonstrate intelligence (like go to an Ivy league school and be head of the Harvard Law Review, author a couple of books) then people are a little more likely to cut you some slack when you do something that looks like you're dumb (ie: using a teleprompter). And when it looks like you haven't demonstrated a lot of native intelligence or work hard in school or earn a lot of respect for your wisdom, then when you do stuff like Dan Quayle initially did when he got in the National spotlight, you NEVER live it down. B/c every single error (getting a country wrong, mis-spelling potato, etc.) becomes grist for the mill and PROOF to what everyone already believes you know--that you're an idiot.

Rightly or wrongly, Sarah Palin is regarded as a doofus by most of the American public. So when she writes notes on her hand (which frankly, doesn't seem that atypical to me for a working mom with several kids), to the majority of the people who've already concluded she's not very smart--that's just more ammunition.

Posted by: JoeW1 | February 8, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Obozo is so dumb he can't even talk to a sixth grade class without using a teleprompter. What a loser. Only one year in and he is in the lead for the worst president of the last 100 years

Posted by: bnichols6 | February 8, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Obozo is so dumb he can't even talk to a sixth grade class without using a teleprompter. What a loser. Only one year in and he is in the lead for the worst president of the last 100 years

Posted by: bnichols6 | February 8, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

During Sarah Palin's speech, I felt that I was listening to the Valedictorian addressing the graduation class at Wasilla HS. She sounded like just another chronic complainer.
I.e.,the Do-Nothings criticizing; and the Do-Somethings being criticized! I felt that she might end up by giving a short flute recital, then exiting to a thunderous applause with the raining down of hundreds of wet tea bags. If I had paid $549.00 to listen to her speech-to-nowhere speech.
I would have asked for at least $540.00 back. I get the unshakeable feeling that this lady is a few bricks short of a load.
Tom Nass
5th Marine Division - WWII

Posted by: tom54 | February 8, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

A PATTERN OF QUITTING

Sarah Palin, then known as Sarah Louise Heath, began college at Hawaii Pacific University, a private, nonsectarian school in Honolulu. She attended only as a freshman during the fall of 1982, before she quit according to school spokeswoman Crystale Lopez.

From Hawaii Pacific, Palin transferred to North Idaho College, a two-year school in Coeur d'Alene, about 30 miles east of Spokane. She attended the college as a general studies major for two semesters, before quitting in the fall of 1983, spokeswoman Stacy Hudson said.

From North Idaho College, Palin transferred 70 miles south to the University of Idaho, the state's flagship institution. She majored in journalism with an emphasis in broadcast news. She attended Northern Idaho College until the spring 1985, when she dropped out..

She then returned to Alaska to attend Matanuska-Susitna College in Palmer in fall of 1985, but quit prior to semester break..

Then she returned to Idaho, for spring 1986, fall 1986 and spring 1987, when she graduated. Despite her journalism degree, she does not appear to have worked for the college newspaper or campus television station, school officials said. She worked briefly as a sportscaster for KTUU in Anchorage after she graduated college.

She enrolled and later quit at four schools.

She quits as governor of Alaska mid-way through her first term. How many people have/would quit as governor?

I think I see a pattern developing here.

Posted by: kkrimmer | February 8, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

LOL ... and these fools like Andrea Mitchell wonder why they have no credibility! Ummm ... Andrea ... so handwritten notes are more offensive to you than 24/7 teleprompter use?? Quick ... someone call the Wizard of Oz ... Andrea needs a brain!!

Posted by: lisa415
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Doesn't it occur to you that a huge political figure like the delightful Mrs. Palin should be able to name the top three priorities for the US off the cuff (not pun intended)?

What? Did the priorities change as she was listening to teabaggers? Was she afraid she would forget America's TOP priorities even if there are only three? Either way, that's hardly who I want in any public office.

You need a spine. It's that thing that holds up your head in which your brain is located.

Posted by: arancia12 | February 8, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

This could be easily resolved. A short time ago, a suggestion that Obama debate Palin received several pages of ridicule, and I still agree that having the president debate a Fox News talking head would only lend her legitimacy she hasn't earned. However, someone else's suggestion that Palin do a Q&A session - no teleprompters or notes, the way Obama did his - with the Democratic members was brilliant. Sycophants are already asking Palin in what direction she would take the Republican party if she were their leader. Get her out front to answer pointed questions from Senators on her policy positions; no notes, no teleprompters. Palin would flounder like a stranded trout; all she knows are buzzwords and bumper-sticker soundbites, and her lack of knowledge about the country she lives in is appalling.

Posted by: marknesop | February 8, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

teabaggers=republicans in poor disguise...

FUNNY THING IS that those middle-class people who voted for Bushole got it up the but.t -- do they like it or are they just that stupid?

Wealth Gap Is Increasing, Study Shows
The rich really are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, a new University of Michigan study shows. Rising inequality isn't new. The gap between rich and poor started growing before Ronald Reagan took office, and it continued to widen through the Clinton years.

But what happened under Bush is something entirely unprecedented: For the first time in our history, so much growth is being siphoned off to a small, wealthy minority that most Americans are failing to gain ground even during a time of economic growth -- and they know it. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/08/070807171936.htm

Posted by: kkrimmer | February 8, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Who cares where she puts her notes --- her speech was about nothing.

Posted by: John1263 | February 8, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

She's accomplished much more good for our country than our Charlatan-in-Chief ever has!

Posted by: lisa415 | February 8, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

I personally believe using a Teleprompter when addressing an elementary school class is much more "presidential!" I know I wouldn't want to confuse Cinderella with Pelosi in a speech to grade school kids.

Posted by: A-COL | February 8, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Obama rehearses his lies, and is well prepared to deliver them.

Posted by: pkhenry | February 8, 2010 12:28 PM | Report abuse

observer31 posted:
"...How is that different from President Obama using the Teleprompter?"

Well, for starters, there's no secret that Obama uses a teleprompter with as much enthusiasm as Bush did. When he does speak freely to answer questions, it's clear that he's *not* speaking from it. We can see it and hear him.

Palin's attempt to hide her notes was both disingenuous and lame. It's insulting. If she was going to try and lie to us, she could have at least done a better job.

Posted by: ian807 | February 8, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Chickenhawk Barry Obama who never spent a day in uniforms, clearly never hear the word corpsman before. That explains why he called the poor guy a "corpseman" three times.

Maybe Barry's teleprompter needs to spell out words phonetically.

Posted by: screwjob11
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How many days did chickenhawk Sarah Palin spend in uniform?

While she was piroutting in her swimsuit I was loading bombs on a flightline. I sure didn't see her carrying her weight.

You're all hypocrits. Especially you.

Posted by: arancia12 | February 8, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Look. I don't like the lady but I think this is an awful lot of getting all crazy about something that isn't that big of a deal.


Posted by: amelia45 | February 8, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

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It is a big deal... for the fact that she had just finished given a speech in which she joked about the president using a teleprompter, and then turns around 20 mins., later and does the same thing, except she is reading some of her responses to the interviewer from the palm of her left hand.

Maybe it is not a big deal to some, but to the rest of us, she's a joke.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | February 8, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Look at the Teabaggers on the run. Hilarious.

Posted by: Jumpy66 | February 8, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

At least be clever enough to keep your palm out of sight.

Whatcha do, forget?
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Posted by: Evenfoolsarerightsometimes | February 8, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Teleprompters are used for giving speeches, not for answering questions.

Posted by: rjoff | February 8, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

A news paper like the Washington Post should realized that Sarah Palin do not belong in the front page, she belongs in the comic section, I believe that she has exceeded her 15 minutes of fame, of coarse she milking every penny she can from the tea party membership and other fringe conservatives, in my opinion this tea party conventions mimic the old KKK rallies.

Posted by: tepexpan | February 8, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Someone help me out here.... Because perhaps it's my own bias here....

Sarah Palin and her continual shadow campaign for President seems almost as bad as those that wanted Al Gore to continue running for President in Bush's first four years. Enough already lady!

Is anyone else sick of it already - Tea Party or not?

Posted by: ATL_Pilot_1 | February 8, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Chickenhawk Barry Obama who never spent a day in uniforms, clearly never hear the word corpsman before. That explains why he called the poor guy a "corpseman" three times.

Maybe Barry's teleprompter needs to spell out words phonetically.

Posted by: screwjob11 | February 8, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

She may be a conservative but she is also an airhead...............

Posted by: Horseman88 | February 8, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

LOL ... and these fools like Andrea Mitchell wonder why they have no credibility! Ummm ... Andrea ... so handwritten notes are more offensive to you than 24/7 teleprompter use?? Quick ... someone call the Wizard of Oz ... Andrea needs a brain!!

Posted by: lisa415 | February 8, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

My private research has turned up a new and most virulent Virus. I have named it spinococcus palinabsurdus. It is spread on the words of those infected. Some of its most heavy concentrations to date have been detected in the rooms where Sarah Palin's speeches-to-nowhere are being given. Its symptoms are similar to those of verbal sodomy. That is, an unimpeachable belief in what isn't. Those most susceptible to this Virus are the mentally round-shouldered and those suffering from naiveté and cult leanings.
Tom Nass 5th Marine Division - WWII

Posted by: tom54 | February 8, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

How is that different from President Obama using the Teleprompter ?

Posted by: observer31 | February 8, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Why didn't Obama think of that instead of using his method of "cheat sheeting"?

Posted by: chod1560equines | February 8, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

I wonder why she didn't simply write some notes on a piece of paper and use them instead. Did she think that we would think she is stupid?

Posted by: mamerica | February 8, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

A couple thoughts;

- It's cute when kids have stuff written on their hands. It's not cute when adults so that.

- Teleprompters are OK. Bush used one constantly as does Obama.

- What's striking with Palin's use of crib notes is that there were SO FEW of them! Couldn't she just have remembered the letters. I mean really, is a nemonic (sp?) device so difficult. The starting letters could have been rearranged to spell the word "LEAST", or TE-LAS. I mean it was the freekin' TEA party meeting after all! She could have just remembered "TEA" and used the "A" to recall her third point.

I hold anybody who cannot think, or articulate their thoughts, in low regard.

Posted by: Heerman532 | February 8, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

Why is it that the Tea Bagger crowd can dish it, but can't take it when one of their own gets caught performing the same follies as others.

Not only did Palin use a Teleprompter, but it was one that was written in the palm of her left hand.

She would have been better off using a real teleprompter attached or next to the camera. That way, she would have looked more natural and not like a school aged child.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | February 8, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Look. I don't like the lady but I think this is an awful lot of getting all crazy about something that isn't that big of a deal.


Posted by: amelia45 | February 8, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Took a tour of the right wing sites this morning.

The rubes and goobers are being told that this is a photo shop job performed by a liberal conspiracy and that Palin really didn't have notes written on her hand.

This tells me that the GOP has done some studies and just discovered that they've been overestimating the rubes in the Fox News audience, i.e., the size of the whoppers the rubes will swallow is even bigger than the GOP suspected.

Posted by: Ms_Morgan | February 8, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Conservatives please defend her!

She is your damsel in distress,

a big-government socialist who robs America so Alaskans can live on welfare:

**Per dollar of Federal tax collected in 2005, Alaska citizens received approximately $1.84 in the way of federal spending. This ranks the state 3rd highest nationally and represents a large rise from 1995 when Alaska received $1.21 per dollar of taxes in federal spending (then ranked at 17th highest nationally). The nearest states and the amount of federal spending they received per dollar of federal taxes paid were: Hawaii ($1.44), Oregon ($0.93), Washington ($0.88) and California ($0.78).**

http://www.taxfoundation.org/research/topic/11.html

Posted by: lichtme | February 8, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Some of us have forgotten that our genius President Obama uses teleprompters for even the smallest of speaking events and that, when he doesn't, he makes Sarah Palin sound like a grand orator.

Posted by: RossOdom | February 8, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Boston Tea Party, Revolutionary War, President George Washington.

Tea Bag Party, (hopes to initiate)Iran War, "if I believed that that is the right thing to do for our country and for the Palin family. Certainly, I would do so." willing to sacrifice and be President Sarah Palin.

Learning nothing from the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Palin actully said, "President Obama could improve his reelection chances if he "played the war card" by declaring war on Iran." Prehaps Palin thinks attacking Iran will reduce the debt.

The phrase dumber than dirt comes to mind.

Posted by: chucky-el | February 8, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse


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Posted by: Knee_Cheese_Zarathustra | February 8, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Whereas Barry the incompetent boob Obama needs a pair of teleprompters even to address a sixth-grade classroom.

Posted by: screwjob11 | February 8, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse
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Whereas Sarah with the saggy boob probably couldn't even pass sixth grade.

Posted by: hayden1 | February 8, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

palin should have used her panties, not her palm. Few in her audience would notice her head in the vicinity and there's more room to write.

Posted by: JovialReaper | February 8, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

We didn't learn anything new about Sarah Palin, this is just more of the same. Sarah Palin trying to ridicule the President for using a teleprompter is akin to poking fun at someone for using note cards while making a speech. It's totally mindless, and the fact that she herself had to resort to notes that were written on her hand makes her a hypocite as well. As I said, no news there. Sarah Palin is as fraudulent as they come and about as transparent as a pane of glass.

Posted by: sonny2 | February 8, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

She said what she was paid to say.

If somebody gave me $100,000, I might say anything too.

I think Rush Limbaugh got it just about right, she's a "retard" (Rush's word).

I had given her more credit than that when I called her a Bimbo.

But seriously that "ya's" and betchas -- doesn't sound like she's got any smarts anyway.

People still like her though, they liked Bozo the Clown too.


Posted by: lindalovejones | February 8, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

palin should have used her panties, not her palm. Few in her audience would notice her head in the vicinity and there's more room to write.

Posted by: JovialReaper | February 8, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Watch the Palin haters start foaming at the mouth. Ready, set, go!

Posted by: 0460 | February 8, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse
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And watch you hapless teabaggers spin it!
Ready, set, DUH!

Posted by: hayden1 | February 8, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

And they promote this ignorant, unprepared joke as Presidential timber?

Posted by: Lefty_ | February 8, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse

"Whereas Barry the incompetent boob Obama needs a pair of teleprompters even to address a sixth-grade classroom."

screwjob, apparently you didn't see him take on the Republican house members for 82 minutes, with nary a teleprompter in sight?

Posted by: lizgwiz | February 8, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

I read that the GOP was unable to secure a teleprompter as Obama and his band of dumb 5hits have reserved them all.

Posted by: askgees | February 8, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse
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So why don't your GOP dumb 5hits use their 5hit-stained hands.

Posted by: hayden1 | February 8, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

Well, she's already accomplished one of her three "goals"... my spirits were immediately lifted upon reading about this idiocy.

Posted by: gmcduluth | February 8, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Whereas Barry the incompetent boob Obama needs a pair of teleprompters even to address a sixth-grade classroom. Heaven forbid that Barry should wander off message and start babbling incoherently to grade school kids.

Posted by: screwjob11 | February 8, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

She had all of SIX words written on her palm - hardly enough to form a speech. I would say that these words count in her favor as it is obvious that they were her talking points and not her speech.

Yet, it is certainly true that she engages people at a non-cerebral level. This has obvious dangers since demagogy can overpower thought.

But I see from the attacks on her, hardly cerebral I note, that the American people, whether they are liberals bashing Republicans or right wingers bashing liberals, don't have much use for thought.

And that is where the danger lies - not in candidates who don't think, but in voters who don't think.

I myself would restrict the vote to people with college degrees, but I am sure I will called a snob and an elitist just for saying this.

Posted by: rohitcuny | February 8, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

So she's a charismatic gal with a magic marker.

Posted by: MontaraCA | February 8, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Well, I'm not shocked about any of this. Are you? Can't expect a piece of s__t to smell like roses, just because you dress it up by putting it in a vase with water. I do have to say that I'm somewhat disappointed. As much guff as she's given Obama about reading from teleprompters -did she have anything to say about him answering questions sans prompters at the Republican Retreat?- she once again proves to be worse by reading from notes written on her hand. How presidential. What is this, grade school? The fools at Fox don't even do this. Wonder how they'll try to spin THIS one. My God, I didn't think anybody dumber than Bush would rise to the surface this quickly, but then again, s__t floats.

Posted by: fbutler1 | February 8, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

Truly hysterical but not surprising at all. This woman is a series of scripted cliches. If I hear her say "common sense" or "founding fathers" one more time on the news I will vomit. There is virtually no content to anything she says.

Posted by: drmom4 | February 8, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

I read that the GOP was unable to secure a teleprompter as Obama and his band of dumb 5hits have reserved them all.

Posted by: askgees | February 8, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

The Dems so want this woman to run for President, she creates, all by herself, the best reason not to vote for her. She may capture the 23% support of voters like her, but that would be it. Americans discovered the disaster a dumb president is for our nation with the election of GWB. The ad showing Palin looking down at the palm of her hand practically writes itself.

Posted by: merrylees | February 8, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

The Palin factor has the very real potential of benefiting the GOP - by isolating and sending into exodus some of the most ignorant flanks that have plagued the Republican Party for years.
If I was the current GOP leadership, I'd be loving this!

Posted by: joneshn | February 8, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

another snl skit on the way...

Posted by: jwiegner | February 8, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

This is for the way-too-many that support this twit, albeit a damn good-looking twit; SHE IS A JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: kentigereyes | February 8, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Well, I find Palin terrifying -- which is exactly why I would rather see the media present a serious discussion of what she actually has (or doesn't have) to say, instead of focusing on some stupid sideshow like what she did or didn't write on her hand. What a waste of time.

Posted by: gmg22 | February 8, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Can she quit quitting?

Sarah, I can't quit quitting you...you uneducated piece of hypocrite.

Posted by: anarcho-liberal-tarian | February 8, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Palin, Beck Limbaugh, Orielly, Demint, McConnell, Canter, etc. etc. are just more examples of what utter complete lunatics Republicans have been and are. To be exact 1% of Republicans are very very smart, it is just that with their near total control of US Media (Lies) they have brain washed the true lunatics (uneducated white trash, etc.) to create the party that can be in 1 word only described as the Republican lunatics

You can read full facts about Republicans being lunatics, in fact worst than lunatics here:
http://anoox.com/blog/Real_News.34034

Posted by: RealNews1 | February 8, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

More important than the method of keeping prompts for ex-tempore remarks is the question of where they came from. Did Ms. Palin actually think up these points herself, or did her speech writers provide those buttons for her to push?

Posted by: dwyerj1 | February 8, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Heh. Yea, like you have to be a Palin hater to ridicule her for a gaffe like this. The only thing sillier than Palin's behaviour here will be watching her apologists throw themselves prostrate in defense of it.

Posted by: Tolheer | February 8, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse

I'm pretty much a lifelong Republican...Sarah Palin is pathetic. She has no depth of knowledge and can't complete a sentence that has any meaningful thought behind it. How on earth anyone could be intrigued by this light weight is beyond me. The Republican Party is much better served by others....and that doesn't include ditto heads and cable ranters.

Posted by: jnorow | February 8, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Watch the Palin haters start foaming at the mouth. Ready, set, go!

Posted by: 0460 | February 8, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

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