Sarah Palin's Crib Notes

To make it worse, check the video... it was for a q and a session where she likely knew the questions in advance.

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    That's hilarious! (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by shoephone on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 12:36:47 PM EST
    If anything needs to go viral, that's it.

    So, did she need her crib notes to tell the crowd about her policy for national defense?

    "We win, they lose!!"

    She couldn't remember... (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by TomStewart on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 12:43:13 PM EST
    ..."Lift American Spirits"? That's like Obama forgetting 'Fired up!".


    Or.... (5.00 / 2) (#22)
    by robert72 on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 03:04:40 PM EST
    his teleprompter.
    Which is sillier? Having half a dozen words on your hand or TOTUS to speak to elementary kids?

    neither (none / 0) (#26)
    by Jen M on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 03:33:51 PM EST
    Public speakers use notes so often it is not remarkable.  Unless you point the finger at the other guy and then do it yourself.

    Preachers do it for sure. My Grandpa, Dad, and two uncles were/are preachers and they certainly use/d notes.

    I really don't get the brouhaha.


    Of course they use notes (5.00 / 2) (#29)
    by ruffian on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 03:47:48 PM EST
    How many of them write them on their hands like a 9th grader, and look at them so obviously?

    I'm not saying it's a crime against humanity, but it reinforces her immaturity and unprofessionalism.


    And (1.50 / 2) (#43)
    by Watermark on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 10:14:24 PM EST
    why did she have something crossed out?  Did she really think budget cuts raise Americans spirits for a second there?

    If it were just a note, it would be unproffesional.  The cross out <s> makes her look </s> reinforces the view that she's mentally retarded.


    none that I know (none / 0) (#30)
    by Jen M on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 03:50:12 PM EST
    I have written notes on my hand. But not for speaking, just reminders when I don't have paper!

    Ask yourself this (none / 0) (#31)
    by ruffian on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 03:53:27 PM EST
    Would you do it for a job interview?

    I hope not, for your sake.


    this does not help me understand (5.00 / 1) (#54)
    by Jen M on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 06:06:58 AM EST
    why the brouhaha over Obama using a teleprompter

    Can't help you there (5.00 / 1) (#59)
    by ruffian on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 09:44:07 AM EST
    I don't get that myself.

    I think the teleprompter is nothing more (none / 0) (#69)
    by Inspector Gadget on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 12:19:26 PM EST
    than emphasis that people would like it if he just talked about his plans from the position of having a firm enough grasp on them to not need to read prepared statements to us. If he would start to do that, and have his actions mirror his speeches, people (except the Right, of course) would back away from the jokes.

    Part of me says (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by jondee on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 12:44:35 PM EST
    if this is the best they can do, we're in like flint.

    Then another part of me remembers Mencken's advice regarding the stupidity of the American people and GWB, GHWB and Raygun.

    Who? (5.00 / 4) (#6)
    by andgarden on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 12:45:01 PM EST

    Oh snap! (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by glennmcgahee on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 01:10:39 PM EST
    Yea, she has notes on her hand. Man, you sure can tell she's a bimbo!
    Wonder if she uses notes when speaking to 6th graders like our President. Oh, thats right, he uses teleprompters.

    100 k (5.00 / 1) (#12)
    by jondee on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 01:19:09 PM EST
    and she cant even be bothered to memorize her speech.

    If that isnt a cavalier, elitist, let-the-little-people-be-conscientious-about-their-work attitude, I dont know what is.


    That wasn't for the speech (none / 0) (#17)
    by nycstray on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 01:25:23 PM EST
    but for the Q&A  ;) I was wondering why she didn't have reg notes (for the speech), but apparently this was for the "spontaneous" Q&A, so note cards wouldn't have worked . . .

    Too freakin' funny.


    The scary thing is... (none / 0) (#18)
    by EL seattle on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 01:39:33 PM EST
    ... that this might be a strategic (and possibly effective) move to give that embarassing photo of the school room teleprompters a longer shelf life.

    Does anyone know if Palin ever used notes on her palms before?  If not, I'd bet that it's a stunt in and of itself.


    I think it looks intentional (none / 0) (#23)
    by ZtoA on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 03:07:34 PM EST
    Some sort of image and style move. Since Americans love style (both parties) it may not be all that stupid. Could be rather canny. Getting the new-dems to whip themselves up into a style frenzy of bashing her as a "bimbo" (a sexist term btw) is so very easy too.

    Why use a telepromter to answer (none / 0) (#84)
    by FoxholeAtheist on Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 12:42:55 PM EST
    questions from the press? For a speech, yeah - but for a Q & A it's kinda lame.

    The previous one: (none / 0) (#86)
    by jondee on Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 05:07:38 PM EST
    Bowl-A-Rama parking lot

    was still stuck in her mind.


    Pretty funny (5.00 / 3) (#11)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 01:13:16 PM EST
    Why not note cards I wonder?

    What makes it particularly funny of course is the Wing Nut fixation on teleprompters.

    Because it wasn't for the speech (5.00 / 1) (#24)
    by joc on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 03:14:38 PM EST
    Watch this video in which Palin is answering questions from the convention organizer Judson Phillips. She clearly looks at her hand when she is asked what the top three things that should be done if  Republicans retake the House and Senate. The words written on her hand match the answers. My wife guesses (and I agree) that just before going out to give the speech she was told about the question and made a quick note on the 'handiest' surface available.

    So much for the idea that it was an unscripted Q&A.


    You're so right (none / 0) (#70)
    by Inspector Gadget on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 12:21:01 PM EST
    So much for the idea that it was an unscripted Q&A.

    Historical first.


    BTD, You should know! (4.50 / 2) (#28)
    by Politalkix on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 03:46:40 PM EST
    Because real Americans work with their hands, only elitists use note cards :-)

    Laughable (5.00 / 2) (#15)
    by brodie on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 01:21:30 PM EST
    cribbing from yet another Repub in the dubious intellectual tradition of Ronnie, Danny and Shrub.

    But so far I haven't seen this amusing crib note angle mentioned in the corp media, who have been busy (CNN, NPR) propping up Sarah the Simpleton since her bad couple of days at the time of the sudden resignation as gov.

    Looks like the MSM is setting up to sell us a Geo W. Bush in a dress for 2012.

    With the WH and Congress (5.00 / 2) (#25)
    by zaladonis on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 03:20:40 PM EST
    in our control and so many crisis-level issues to tackle, and doing such a bad job we can't even pass health care reform, it's pretty pathetic that Dems are so delighted with a silly nothing gotcha of Sarah Palin.  She jotted on her palm, what, five words to prompt her, compared to Obama reading entire speeches off teleprompters.

    It'd be so inspiring if Democrats grew up.

    Argh...Sarah Palin. (5.00 / 2) (#27)
    by Anne on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 03:36:20 PM EST
    I can't decide if she's the gift that keeps on giving or the bane of our existence; maybe it's both, lol.

    I would expect anyone who aspires to be a role model or leader to have the ability to speak off-the-cuff coherently and with command of the subject matter.  I not only do not find that bumper-sticker-speak meets those requirements, I find it fairly appalling that something so basic and so simple had to be scribbled on Palin's hand in order for her to remember it.

    I'm aware that the media has gone out of its way to showcase her in the most unflattering light possible, and I don't condone that by any means, but Palin has had so many opportunities to counter that portrayal, to show her intelligence and command of the facts and issues, that there simply are no excuses for why she continues to make a laughingstock of herself and of the political process.

    If she represents the future of politics...dear lord, I can't even finish that sentence.

    Usually I find Anne's comments spot on. (2.00 / 1) (#71)
    by rennies on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 12:21:53 PM EST
    But I'm disappointed that she is joining the hypocrites who are piling on Palin for her hand notes, when we have a President who seems unable to give a speech, talk, remarks without a teleprompter. Without it, he would probably need hand notes.

    The scary thing here is that Palin's hand notes probably please a large number of anti-elite voters who see the teleprompter as part of the professor's apparatus -- and prefer to be spoken to off the cuff than lectured at.


    let's see now: (5.00 / 3) (#32)
    by cpinva on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 04:27:28 PM EST
    Most Americans are not good speech givers. most americans don't get paid $100K to make speaches.

    Most Americans will find the notes on hand endearing (it may even have been a stunt for that purpose.) for $100k, the least she could do is look like she has a clue.

    Most Americans will relate to it the same way they related to having a beer with bush at a BBQ. i might enjoy a beer and bbq with a simpleton, i don't want them elected to public office.

    Most Americans will take the left's ragging on this trivial thing as elitist crap and will hold it against the left, not palin.she will be the subject of late-nite comedy, that's what most americans will actually hear. the ones you speak of don't read, or watch jon stewart.

    The stupid left is handing republicans yet another opportunity to distract from the issues of the day and make hay over nonsense. the republicans need no help from the left to look like idiots, they do a fine job by themselves.

    Adviser to Palin... (5.00 / 1) (#44)
    by labman57 on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 10:22:33 PM EST
    "Sarah, this isn't exactly what I had in mind when I asked you if you wanted to use digital media during your speech...."

    Back in grade school... (5.00 / 1) (#55)
    by kdog on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 08:04:48 AM EST
    if you wrote the answers on your hand and you got caught that was an automatic zero and possibly detention.

    I'm just glad she didn't write on the podium because you get locked up for that nowadays.

    The Left Blowing It Again (4.50 / 6) (#7)
    by pluege on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 12:58:14 PM EST
    Most Americans are not good speech givers.
    Most Americans will find the notes on hand endearing (it may even have been a stunt for that purpose.)
    Most Americans will relate to it the same way they related to having a beer with bush at a BBQ.
    Most Americans will take the left's ragging on this trivial thing as elitist crap and will hold it against the left, not palin.
    The stupid left is handing republicans yet another opportunity to distract from the issues of the day and make hay over nonsense.

    "Most Americans ... (5.00 / 5) (#8)
    by shoephone on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 01:03:08 PM EST
    ...are not good speech givers."

    Yeah, well, most Americans don't run for vice-president either.

    But you may be right. Pointing out the embarrassing incompetence and stupidity of a GOP celebrity may just rile some folks up.

    In the meantime, this crib-notin' is freaking hilarious.


    If a significant % (5.00 / 3) (#9)
    by jondee on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 01:07:41 PM EST
    of people are casting votes based on not liking it when people mock Palin's (rather obvious) cluelessness, this country's already in big, big trouble.

    But, we knew that already.


    what do you mean IF? (none / 0) (#35)
    by pluege on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 06:30:54 PM EST
    I know (none / 0) (#39)
    by jondee on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 07:45:32 PM EST
    and Bush was "one of us".

    Europe is looking better and better.


    She'll be late night fodder (none / 0) (#21)
    by WS on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 03:01:22 PM EST
    and that's what most Americans will hear not the left making fun of her although it is quite hilarious.

    And no, it won't be endearing to most Americans.  


    This is my truck (none / 0) (#45)
    by kidneystones on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 10:54:08 PM EST
    What I love most about the Sarah Palin phenomena is watching how boldly critics hurl abuse at foibles.

    Plugue nails it. In fact, I expect Silly Sully to advance a theory at any time that Palin didn't need the crib notes, she just rote on her hand so the cameras would pick it up.

    We passed that level of derangement September 2008.

    Dems figure they can win by guffawing at the girl in glasses with the big smile.

    That's a losing proposition. The media onslaught and her ability to stand up to it only increases her stature (as odd as that may sound) in the eyes of the public.

    A whole lot more ridicule and you just might find her sworn in come 2012.

    Then who's going to look stupid. There are a few of us who can remember the light bulb salesmen showing up on the national stage to a chorus of jeers from the so much smarter.

    Eight years of Sarah Palin? If that doesn't get folks motivated I don't know what will.

    Enough with the name calling, please. You only insult all the voters who take her seriously.


    LOL! (none / 0) (#48)
    by shoephone on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 11:26:09 PM EST
    The voters who take her seriously have already insulted themselves by making such a bone-stupid choice.

    And, BTW, I do not -- for one moment -- believe there are enough of them to make a difference. Contrary to popular rightwing opinion, MA wasn't really about teabaggers. But their contigent certainly is loud and brash.

    I can't wait until the next Couric/Palin interview... Popcorn with butter, please!


    I fear (none / 0) (#52)
    by kidneystones on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 12:46:03 AM EST
    you've the point. The fact that I don't look to Sarah Palin for leadership doesn't change the fact that many others do.

    This is my truck won the election for Brown leaving folks like you with egg all over your collectives faces and a big bag of 'Brown is an extremist' T-shirts and bumper-stickers.

    Had the name-calling proved a successful strategy I'd hurling the mud with the rest. Unfortunately, the lesson to be learned, according to Digby and the new village idiocracy is that not enough mud was hurled.

    Dems have about 8 months to convince voters that returning Dem representatives to Washington is going to materially improve their lives.

    But keep digging if you figure that's what you need to do. Is the Couric interview scheduled?

    I wouldn't count on Palin to do as poorly next time. If she bothers to, that is. I'd love to see the 'most trusted' numbers for the media. Obama won by basically ignoring the press. They loved him for it.

    My guess is that Palin can win without the press, and that the hostility of the press will help her GOTV. Obama faces a different challenge. The press need a new narrative and nothing sells like: 'how the mighty have fallen'.

    Just ask Tiger or Edwards. The tabloids aren't done with either of them, yet.

    Your hubris is telling. Pass the popcorn?

    Watch this shot, Keith!


    You seem to have an obsession with your truck (5.00 / 1) (#67)
    by shoephone on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 12:18:11 PM EST
    And possibly, with all trucks owned by the manly men and women in the GOTP (Grand Ol'Tea Party).  Maybe it's time to consult a mechanic.

    As for any future broadcast news interviews w/ Palin, she'll do just as poorly as she did the first time around, maybe worse.

    The woman has become a caricature of herself.


    But you cant say that (none / 0) (#73)
    by jondee on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 12:31:07 PM EST
    or you'll hurt some people's feelings and then they'll vote for her.

    Jeezus, if this country has really gotten that dumb, maybe we should give it over to the Chinese or the Imams.


    Pathetic non-story (4.40 / 5) (#36)
    by Upstart Crow on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 07:02:32 PM EST
    And it makes the left look ridiculous for making any kind of a deal out of it.

    She had a few notes written on her hand. If that's all she needed to talk and the rest was from memory, congrats to her. It's better than our prez by a longshot.

    It's not the same as having a teleprompter to make sure that all your remarks are pre-scripted.

    Democrats will be shooting themselves in the foot by drawing attention to this.

    I have trouble believing it's any kind of a set-up or "trap," as some have suggested.  Alas, the Dems have shown that they don't need any trap to fall into a hole.

    I agree that as an issue (none / 0) (#37)
    by ruffian on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 07:24:58 PM EST
    Or story it is less than zero as far as import. But if you are seriously suggesting that notes on a hand are an equally professional speaking aid to a telepromptor I have to wonder why anyone bothers with anything else.

    Well (5.00 / 2) (#47)
    by TomStewart on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 11:13:51 PM EST
    To be perfectly clear, this was not part of her speech. This was supposed to be a unrehearsed, off-the-cuff question and answer period, and she wrote her unrehearsed answer on her hand. She just showed everyone just how phony the whole thing was.

    Epic fail.


    Not at all (none / 0) (#38)
    by Upstart Crow on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 07:37:27 PM EST
    It's not "equally professional." Obviously, if you are scared of speaking off-the-cuff and need to be propped up, the teleprompter is the way to go.

    It's not a point I think the Democrats are on safe ground arguing.  

    This simply isn't worth talking about. (I know, I know... then why am I talking about it?)


    What would she have needed a teleprompter FOR? (5.00 / 1) (#50)
    by shoephone on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 11:34:54 PM EST
    It's not as if she said anything of great substance.

    Palin's Defense Policy: "We win, they lose!"


    In short (none / 0) (#41)
    by Upstart Crow on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 07:47:31 PM EST
    It underscores the point that she didn't need a teleprompter.  She just scribbled a few notes to make sure no major points got lost in the shuffle. (And I bet you'll find a lot of busy moms would scribble on their hands.)

    Again, I think the Dems will shoot themselves in the foot on this one. It's no great coup.


    Teleprompter? (5.00 / 2) (#42)
    by WS on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 09:41:13 PM EST
    Did you not watch Obama's buttkicking of the House Republican caucus?  He works well in both arenas.  Don't know why you're so fixated on a right wing talking point that has been discredited (again).

    Palin on the other hand is a lightweight who gets test taking tips from her daughters.  


    Wow. I guess you're right... (5.00 / 2) (#46)
    by Upstart Crow on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 11:07:57 PM EST
    I didn't think of that.

    I guess BHO is as gifted a speaker as you say he is.

    And that meme about the teleprompter will never catch on.  BHO is fast on his feet ... brilliant, really.  And his speeches will be carved on monuments someday.  Schoolchildren will memorize them.

    And people who write notes on their hands are real dummies with no pull on the voters at all. What is it someone on this thread said? Oh yeah, she is a "retard." You are right to laugh at her, and make fun of her, and of the people who vote for her.

    Thanks for enlightening me! And good luck in November!


    The fact remains (5.00 / 3) (#49)
    by shoephone on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 11:30:36 PM EST
    Obama did quite well, off-the-cuff, at the GOP retreat. And, no, the Palin crib-notin' doesn't have more than a 24-hour shelf-life. It's just funny as all hell.

    Yeah, it's amazing (5.00 / 1) (#56)
    by WS on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 08:18:04 AM EST
    a few people are complaining about laughing at Palin, which late night comics do. a. lot.  

    Come on.  A politician using crib notes to answer a prepared question and answer session - That's funny!  Even George W. Bush didn't do that.  

    Think of it this way.  What if your son and daughter used crib notes for a debate contest.  I'd be embarrassed beyond belief.  Palin is a possible Presidential candidate!      


    She's a fragile flower (5.00 / 3) (#57)
    by jondee on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 08:37:27 AM EST
    of antebellum womanhood not disposed to bearing the scorn and ridicule American pols have had to endure for 200 years, is that what we're saying?

    And for god's sake, we need to be oh-so-careful not to offend in any way any of her supporters in the next few years.

    Let the gag rule commence (lol)


    We might as well just (none / 0) (#58)
    by jondee on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 09:38:31 AM EST
    make this a Palin site to be on the safe side.

    But we should also remember to be sensitive to the sensibilities of those tens-of-millions who voted for Obama.

    Maybe the best thing is to just concentrate strictly on criminal justice issues from now on.


    Obama gave a tongue-bath to (5.00 / 1) (#53)
    by observed on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 01:25:11 AM EST
    Republican values, while showing that he personally wouldn't be  kicked around.

    Agreed, he didn't need a Palin Palm Pilot.


    Charletan (3.00 / 4) (#19)
    by DEO on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 02:46:21 PM EST
    There was nothing of substance.
    Q: How do you combat terrorism?
    A. WE WIN!!!!!!!

    Silly, typical rebel rousing Palin stuff...take it seriously at your own risk. There is nothing behind the curtain.

    Palin said "I am proud to be an American" 20 times and kept looking down at crib notes on HER HAND!!!! C'mon!

    For 100 grand Palin should at least memorize her propaganda.

    How rich that she read her talk in a sing-song voice as she ripped Barack Obama for using a Teleprompter. Once she left the speech for the Q&A, she really went off-message, as well as nearly off-English. (Even though it looked like, at one point, she was reading answers off of her hand.) "They're not knowin what are we gonna do if we don't have Tea Party support" was one of my favorite head-scratchers, a great echo of "when Putin rears his head."

    I think you're missing something (5.00 / 1) (#40)
    by gyrfalcon on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 07:46:08 PM EST
    like the link to the place you copied word for word your last graph?  Does the name Joan Walsh ring a bell at all?

    ON THE OTHER HAND>>>> (1.00 / 2) (#20)
    by DEO on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 02:48:45 PM EST
    On the other hand, I don't mo
    yeah what did she have on the OTHER HAND?

    Palin gave the TEAPARTY a $100.000.00 hand JOB.

    She does have a nice manicure, though (none / 0) (#2)
    by shoephone on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 12:38:26 PM EST
    (I give credit where credit is due.)

    So what? (none / 0) (#3)
    by Pol C on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 12:41:08 PM EST
    I know any number of people who have little notes written on their hand when they do public speaking. Are you going to start mocking every politician who uses a teleprompter, too?

    People who live in glass houses... (none / 0) (#14)
    by Mitch Guthman on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 01:21:14 PM EST
    No, I wouldn't mock any public speaker for doing that.   I think you're right that most public speakers do write things down.  Sometimes the whole speech, sometimes just an outline or notes. Nothing wrong or "mockable" about that, of course.

    I know that I have always written my speeches. When I was trying cases, I always wrote out my openings, closing, voir dire and even the questions for direct and cross.  Same for oral argument. I always rehearsed them and I always wrote them out---just in case. I think most lawyers do that.

    On the other hand, I don't mock others for doing openly that which I do secretly. Like they say, people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.  Maybe Sarah Palin should just spend some of her new-found millions on a good teleprompter and a subscription to the New York Times.  


    it wasn't a speech (none / 0) (#78)
    by coigue on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 04:02:53 PM EST
    For 100k (none / 0) (#79)
    by jondee on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 04:37:47 PM EST
    learn your friggin job.

    And if you've been considered qualified to be vice president and being primed for a presidential run, educate yourself on what's going on in the world and what it means.


    liberal elitist (none / 0) (#80)
    by coigue on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 04:39:21 PM EST
    I know (5.00 / 1) (#82)
    by jondee on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 05:20:56 PM EST
    just like that self-hating, self-oppressing, Independent-scoffing Katie Couric.

    Maybe Arlen should (none / 0) (#13)
    by dk on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 01:20:50 PM EST
    give it a shot.

    Even as he accepted the resounding backing of the Pennsylvania Democratic state committee here Saturday, party-switching Sen. Arlen Specter's vulnerability was on vivid display as he botched the name of a key Democratic officeholder in his acceptance speech.

    She's been doing this for years. (none / 0) (#33)
    by pcpablo on Sun Feb 07, 2010 at 04:55:04 PM EST
    Analog Palm Pilot.

    no it's neither (none / 0) (#51)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 12:32:43 AM EST
    follow the link. And pcpablo has been here a while. (thanks, though, that's exactly what you should do when you see a comment with a link to an ad. It helps me spot them and there are still about 10 new spammers registering a day.)

    Sorry about that, chief! (none / 0) (#74)
    by shoephone on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 12:45:07 PM EST
    Sorry to pcpablo too. You know I'm just keeping an eye out for those wily spammers... they tend to show up late at night.

    Big deal (none / 0) (#60)
    by jbindc on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 10:50:07 AM EST
    Show me some politician who doesn't use crib notes

    She had the last laugh - when she was campaigning for Rick Perry for Texas governor, she wrote on her hand, for all to see, the words "Hi Mom!"

    They showed a clip on the Today show this morning.

    And on the other hand (5.00 / 1) (#61)
    by jondee on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 11:00:43 AM EST
    she had written: "Remember to write 'Hi Mom' on hand"

    ROTFLLLLLLL........... (5.00 / 1) (#66)
    by shoephone on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 12:12:22 PM EST
    Careful though, that's bound to produce more
    "incoming" from the Palin defenders...

    Who's defending her? (5.00 / 1) (#68)
    by jbindc on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 12:19:07 PM EST
    Every time the left makes stupid comments and wets the bed over this woman (OMG!  She wrote notes on her hand!), then the right has to bring out stuff like this. (And while it's Glenn Beck, Obama looks like a complete moron in this clip)

    The point is, the left needs to save its criticisms of her for when it's something important - not this non-story.  By jumping on to stupid stuff like this, it actually looks like "intellectual snobs" are making hay out of nothing to avert the public's attention from what's really going on.


    There is A LOT of defensiveness (3.20 / 5) (#75)
    by shoephone on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 12:47:36 PM EST
    about her on this thread. How silly to deny that.
    The bedwetters are you and your pals.

    I pay attention to Palin for one reason only... she is good comedy!


    "Me and my pals?" (none / 0) (#77)
    by jbindc on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 02:07:24 PM EST
    People who use reason and logic and see this is a stupid way to keep her in the news?

    That's funny (none / 0) (#76)
    by Inspector Gadget on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 01:20:38 PM EST
    ...wish all the comments had been kept to light humor like this.

    No (none / 0) (#62)
    by sas on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 11:03:44 AM EST
    big deal.....

    Obama has two teleprompters....

    news boyz must be desperate to hit on this

    RE: The comments (none / 0) (#63)
    by jackfkntwist on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 11:11:46 AM EST
    From reading the discourse here it's clear to me that because of the election of 2008, most of us who are democratic, lean left or are just independents, clearly can see when the Left is being absolutely ridiculous. If we're defending SARAH PALIN then the 2010 midterms are not going to go well. Serves them right. This is such a non-story, but as usual, it gives Palin more power because more people pay attention to her and they'll be more likely to watch her speech, her Q&A and her interview on Fox News Sunday. Which increases her exposure and power. Oh well....

    That's a very selective reading (5.00 / 1) (#64)
    by jondee on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 11:42:35 AM EST
    and interpretation of "most of the comments", I'd say.

    "Most can clearly see"? Really.

    And I fail to see how the public seeing Palin utilizing notes written on her hand in a Q&A session is going to increase her credibility. If you were one of her handlers, would you want the public to see that over and over?


    meaning used in the comment you are replying to.

    I agree with him that her exposure is increased, but I don't think her power is. In fact, the more she is out there talking about the policies she believes in, the better the chances are she won't stand a chance of getting the nomination in 2012.

    But, writing on her hand a few trigger words? The OTT criticisms of that are nothing more than petty.

    At least she can poke fun of herself in the wake of all this non-news.


    How do you have increased "power" (none / 0) (#72)
    by jondee on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 12:26:36 PM EST
    without having increased credibility? The use of the word credibility just puts a finer point on the fact that fact that simple increased exposure dosnt necessarily equate with increased power, which is what the poster seemed to be suggesting.

    Many people freeze up when they're (none / 0) (#81)
    by MyLeftMind on Mon Feb 08, 2010 at 05:03:36 PM EST
    nervous. That happens especially to people who were made to feel incompetent as children. Not surprisingly, many women experience the inability to recall things they wanted to say when they're under pressure, even it's a simple list. That doesn't make them stupid, just susceptible to abuse and oppression. Not that I think Palin is particularly smart, but name calling because she used a memory aid is just a bad strategy.

    A lot of phantom (5.00 / 2) (#83)
    by jondee on Tue Feb 09, 2010 at 11:42:31 AM EST
    "name calling" on the Palin threads.

    Again, American politics has been a rough-and-tumble, bloodletting affair since some time in the late seventeen hundreds. There are other career paths, that a Sarah Palin for instance, has options to choose. If not, her below-the-belt-hitting shock troops in the persons of Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity etc will make sure that any besmirching of the honor of the fragile maiden will be repaid doubly -- which, according to the logic of many posters here helps the Left, but that's another story for another time..