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February 8, 2010

Sarah Palin's Redneck Teleprompter

Now is the time at SDA when we juxtapose!

May, 2009

February, 2010

Update: Hi Mom!

More - the secret behind His Eloquence?

Posted by Kate at February 8, 2010 12:54 AM
Comments

I found it hard to believe that Owebambam would use a teleprompter to speak at a grade school. I will double check to be certain that the ink wasn't put on the hand after the speech. (Photoshop)

Posted by: Joe at February 8, 2010 1:04 AM

Notes on the palm work, however in politics, COOL matters, appearances are everything, so a business card would have been the form for prompts.

Posted by: TG at February 8, 2010 1:12 AM

I didn't watch the speech but one question as one who does a lot of public speaking; Why would you write on your hand instead of putting your notes on paper? A lot of speakers like to use teleprompters but most use the old fashioned notes on the podium. Really you can't put enough notes on your hand to carry your speech and public speaking is not a high school exam where you have to sneak in cheats.

Posted by: Joe at February 8, 2010 1:13 AM

Eh, folks are missing the point here. If all I needed as prompts for a 45 minute speech were 6 words, I'd write them on my hand, too.

Posted by: Kate at February 8, 2010 1:18 AM

The word crossed out looks like 'budget' to me, so Mrs. Palin decided to emphasize tax cuts rather than budget cuts. Regarding writing on one's hand - that has long been done in aviation with callsigns, etc, especially in the confines of a cockpit. If a speaker wants to remember a sequence while looking at the audience and not the podium it's a handy (get it?) idea. I used to give a 1 1/2 lecture with four cue cards; if you know your subject, you don't need a teleprompter. To give a speech with just four points shows competence; I'm impressed.

Posted by: Aviator at February 8, 2010 1:23 AM

Yup gotta agree with Kate if you can go out and speak at a major speaking engagement like this one and do it with a few notes on your hand my hats off to you.

The heat of the lights, the terror when speaking in front of crowd that is so focused on every word a laser couldn't get more focused.

Now that is gravitas.

Posted by: Jeff Cosford at February 8, 2010 1:26 AM

Cues on the hand are a good idea.
A person could drop a card or forget it in the heat of a moment, plus she gets to look at her wedding ring and remember the support she has from the one who truly loves her.

Posted by: Oz at February 8, 2010 1:38 AM

@Joe,

The video of Obama using teleprompters at a grade school was hosted at whitehouse.gov.

Kate wrote, "Now is the time at SDA when we juxtapose!"

Love it, love it, love it! Kate gives a crisp clean coup de grâce to the bleating liberals.

Posted by: Looking Glass at February 8, 2010 1:41 AM

Looks amateurish.

Using a business card keeps the notes private from the camera and would give her a more statesmanlike demeanor.

Posted by: TG at February 8, 2010 1:49 AM

re: prompts written on hand.

Callsigns and certain codewords written on the hand can be quickly wiped off if capture in battle was imminent, whereas written notes could be captured.

At Dieppe, a Canadian Officer had a copy of the invasion orders, which included instructions that German prisoners were to be handcuffed. These were captured by the Germans, who promptly started handcuffing Canadian POWs throughout the prison camp system. (Many of the German guards didn't support this, so they would put the cuffs on the Canadians while being watched by the German Officers, but would loosen or even unlock them until the end of the day when the Officers would come back for the cuffs)

Posted by: rmgk at February 8, 2010 1:56 AM

I watched the 40 minutes, a few spots could have been tightened up, but...

But what was this? she was asked to speak in front of a friendly crowd, regarding the topic at hand. She did well, and made her points known.
When she spoke of Trig, the applause was sustained, and enjoyed by her. I don't fault her for anything contained in her speech...

The USA needs someone who can think on their feet, they currently do not have that person in charge. B. Hussien loses it, and is not "statesman like" when the teleprompter stops, and the affirmative action starts to show.

http://baracksteleprompter.blogspot.com/

Posted by: marc in calgary at February 8, 2010 1:57 AM

I'm impressed. 45 minutes with 6---1 word cues.....amazing.
Aviator:
[.....Regarding writing on one's hand - that has long been done in aviation with callsigns, etc, especially in the confines of a cockpit.]


That's why there is a pad/pen strapped to one thigh and a chart on the other. Check-lists are generally printed.

In my experience, hands get sweaty from time to time.....gloves???

I guess I'm a bit rusty.....must be a new technique........

Posted by: sasquatch at February 8, 2010 1:57 AM

Sarah Palin's hand cues look like she represents the "common Americans" while Obama's teleprompters look like Barry is in bed with the elites by comparison.

I think the American people are longing for someone who they can really relate to, someone who will listen to them, someone genuine.

Sarah Palin used to work as a commercial fisherman with that hand.
She holds the stock of her rifle steady with that hand.

Posted by: Oz at February 8, 2010 2:00 AM

http://www.cafepress.ca/BOTeleprompter/6611933

Posted by: marc in calgary at February 8, 2010 2:01 AM

Kate:

This is somewhat O/T but is related. I noticed a book about Governor Palin several weeks ago at a local bookstore. I thought I would bring it to the attention of SDA readers because it seems from yesterday's thread that few readers are aware of it.

The Persection of Sarah Palin

As the second woman ever nominated as a candidate for vice president, Alaska governor Sarah Palin became an instant phenomenon. Americans were enthralled by a woman with charm, ambition, natural political talent, and a passion for conservative values.

But the fascination of ordinary people quickly drew an unprecedented attack from the media elite and liberal activists. Far beyond the normal bounds of tough questions and challenges, Palin's enemies decided that nothing was too personal to attack-including her marriage, her children, her faith, and her ward­robe. The media distorted Palin's positions and beliefs beyond recognition. And almost every word out of her mouth was spun as a "flub."

Weekly Standard writer Matthew Continetti reveals the true story of the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee and her persecution by the elites who tried to hide their bias with solemn declarations of objectivity. Continetti offers fresh examples of malicious spin and deceit and shows how liberal snobbery has become a driving force in American politics.

Palin's ordeal has become a rallying cry for the GOP in the Obama era. This perceptive book is a must-read for conservatives who want to understand what really happened-and how to avoid a repeat.

"Today's media, more than ever before, hunts in a pack. In these modes it is like a feral beast, just tearing people and reputations to bits. But no one dares miss out."--Tony Blair, June 12, 2007.

Posted by: Brent Weston at February 8, 2010 2:04 AM

I like this one from the Onion. "Obama's Home Teleprompter Malfunctions". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXQTaWjMoFw&NR=1

Posted by: RFB at February 8, 2010 2:04 AM

that would be The Persecution of Sarah Palin

Posted by: Brent Weston at February 8, 2010 2:14 AM

It's hard to see anything wrong with this. I assume there are five or six words there because there are five or six subjects that she wants covered. She can just look at the hand for a quick check to make sure she hasn't missed one of these essential topics. She's been doing a lot of public speaking lately, so she knows what she wants to say about each of them.

Nothing she does is going to please the media. If she speaks extemporaneously (which she is -- a few words on your palm aren't going to get you through a speech if you don't know the material) then they say she's amateurish. If she used a teleprompter like Obama, they'd say she was scripted by handlers.

Posted by: CJ at February 8, 2010 2:24 AM

It's hard to see anything wrong with this. I assume there are five or six words there because there are five or six subjects that she wants covered. She can just look at the hand for a quick check to make sure she hasn't missed one of these essential topics. She's been doing a lot of public speaking lately, so she knows what she wants to say about each of them.

Nothing she does is going to please the media. If she speaks extemporaneously (which she is -- a few words on your palm aren't going to get you through a speech if you don't know the material) then they say she's amateurish. If she used a teleprompter like Obama, they'd say she was scripted by handlers.

Posted by: CJ at February 8, 2010 2:24 AM

I guess Mrs. Palin heard about the squawking from the msm (and 'others'); today when she was campaigning with Texas Governor hopeful, Rick Perry, she wrote "Hi Mom" on her palm. Heh.
http://biggovernment.com/jhoft/2010/02/07/you-betcha-palin-campaigns-for-rick-perry-writes-hi-mom-on-her-hand/

Posted by: Jema 54 at February 8, 2010 2:34 AM

@Jema 54,

Great comment there by 1redcent, "Her ability to verbally stick a shiv between their ribs, into their black hearts, with a sweet smile on her face, always makes me extremely happy!"

Posted by: Looking Glass at February 8, 2010 3:19 AM

Sarah Palin has had us in the palm of her hand all day. by She of the Cruel Neutrality.

"Isn't it funny how she caught our attention with her scrawled-on hand? I picture her — hanging out with Todd today — laughing at how absurdly fascinated everyone is with her.

Hey, Palin fans! Here's an idea: Ink a list of 4 items on your left hand with the second one crossed out. Take a photo of it and link to it here."

They do just that. Just two or three so far. Starting with Ann Althouse herself.

Posted by: Looking Glass at February 8, 2010 3:34 AM

Joe @ 1:13 am, and anyone else who missed the speech, go here to find it: Sarah Palin's Complete Tea Party Address

If you're not already a registered you will have to do so, but it's free with no obligations.

Posted by: Louise at February 8, 2010 5:49 AM

Sarah Palin has had us in the palm of her hand all day. by She of the Cruel Neutrality.

"Isn't it funny how she caught our attention with her scrawled-on hand? I picture her — hanging out with Todd today — laughing at how absurdly fascinated everyone is with her.

Hey, Palin fans! Here's an idea: Ink a list of 4 items on your left hand with the second one crossed out. Take a photo of it and link to it here."

They do just that. Just two or three so far. Starting with Ann Althouse herself.

Posted by: Looking Glass at February 8, 2010 6:49 AM

Also take note of the fact that the writing on the hand is not blurred from sweaty palms.

My guess is that this is someone that can construct a speech from scratch by asking one simple question.
"What did you want me to speak about?"
Then goes on stage and does it. She knows what to say and has a response to the questions.
Whereas that other guy doesn't even ask, he just has his lines fed to him and has no idea what he answers are.

Posted by: gimbol at February 8, 2010 6:53 AM

gimbol, she doesn't even have to ask. She knows!! She is one of them. Unlike most of the other so called politicians in Washington (Ottawa, London, etc.)

Posted by: Louise at February 8, 2010 6:58 AM

I got it, Kate!

Obama, the Tongue-Tied: The Scariest Man In America.

Posted by: batb at February 8, 2010 6:58 AM

The Emperor Has No Clothes at Day by Day.

"If President Teleprompter cribbed, he'd end up stark naked to write what he needs down."

Posted by: Looking Glass at February 8, 2010 7:17 AM

Jema,

Those "Hi Mom" pics are hilarious! Too funny. What a perfect way to respond.

And Kate: love the phrase Redneck Teleprompter.

Piece of trivia: Between being Mayor and Governor, Palin owned a consulting company called "Rouge Cou", ie Red Neck.

Posted by: Elizabeth at February 8, 2010 7:53 AM

Interesting how the left obsesses with notes on Palin's hand while their brown god and his flying monkeys Pelosi and Reid go about destroying the economy and the soul of a once great nation. Sick f*cks all of 'em. Why don't these children just all go off to California and live in teepees and play at life like good little greenie self-centered Obamabots and leave the adults alone to build, produce, honor, love and nourish.

Posted by: Doug at February 8, 2010 7:55 AM

It all depends on who you are how it is reported. We all know what "potato(e)" references. But a few years later, another VP while talking at a school in NJ(?) was waxing on about the benefits of diversity, and told the students that "E Pluribus Unun" meant "From one, many." Covered on the news, though the clip on NBC I saw indicated that the reporters did not catch the mistake. The VP? Father of the Internet. Had it been pretty much any non-liberal, we would still be hearing jokes about it.

Posted by: Tregonsee at February 8, 2010 8:36 AM

It all depends on who you are how it is reported. We all know what "potato(e)" references. But a few years later, another VP while talking at a school in NJ(?) was waxing on about the benefits of diversity, and told the students that "E Pluribus Unun" meant "From one, many." Covered on the news, though the clip on NBC I saw indicated that the reporters did not catch the mistake. The VP? Father of the Internet. Had it been pretty much any non-liberal, we would still be hearing jokes about it.

Posted by: Tregonsee at February 8, 2010 8:36 AM

It is truly pathetic how the left is so paranoid about Sarah Palin that they will jump on any and everything in the hopes of finding some "dirt".

Posted by: Texas Canuck at February 8, 2010 8:55 AM

If all I needed as prompts for a 45 minute speech were 6 words, I'd write them on my hand, too.

Except for the fact that they were prompts for a pre-screened softball question asking her to list 3 top priorities of a conservative congress. She had to refer to her I-Quit palm pilot after the 1st. The answer she gave was all vague platitudes and incomprehensible gibberish. She hasn't improved one iota since her Katie Couric fiasco.
Our Teabag Lady of the Angry Right Fringe. Run, Sarah, run.

Posted by: phil at February 8, 2010 8:57 AM

So, what's the argument?

"You haters on the right always pick on our Redeemer for using the teleprompter, even when he talks to himself. But your back-woods Barbie writes on her hand, and you praise her. Hypocrites!"

That's the favorite opening gambit of the left: when criticized or accused of some wrong-doing, they point out that others ... heck, everyone does it too. So, it can't be that wrong; you, the accuser, can't think it's that wrong, otherwise you wouldn't do it; you're just being a partisan hater, and now you have to shut up. Its their way of asserting moral equivalence. They get away with it, even though we all know its a fallacy. Why? Is it because we're tempted by their moral relativism? Who was it coined the expression 'Defining deviancy down'?

The left has made high art of this strategy. They now use it preemptively: when planning or engaging in some new nefarious shenanigan, rather than wait to get caught, criticized, and put on the defensive before they play the moral equivalence card, they start accusing their opponents of doing the very thing they themselves are already doing. (I wonder if Alinsky recommended the strategy. Anyone know?) It's become a "tell", for them. I think Ann Coulter has been on to this: she said something like 'If you want to know what the left is thinking, look at what they're accusing others of'.

Posted by: nick at February 8, 2010 8:58 AM

Huffpost The Liberal Wingnut Spazz Out says "don't write on your hands folks, its so ... common"

Palin ripped the Democrats and Progressives a New exit in their posteriors and this was the only story they could come up with. Now that is low rent and stupid.

Writing "HI MOM" on your hand the next day... now that is smart and priceless.

I love the sound of heads exploding in the morning.

Posted by: Illiquid Assets at February 8, 2010 9:08 AM

Not that it matters but most female attire is not suited with places to hide/store crib notes unless it is a frikkin business suit and chances are the female versions also have less pockets.

Posted by: Texas Canuck at February 8, 2010 9:14 AM

I agree, Palin will never impress the MSM and political elites so turning their snottiness against them is the perfect response. "Hi, Mom" written on her hand is far too nice (but appropriate, I suppose). I could think of at least a dozen or so other phrases to rub the medias nose in their excretions. I hope the next Tea Party gathering will include lots of hand-written messages to the MSM and politicians.

Posted by: LC Bennett at February 8, 2010 9:18 AM

Just speculation of course, but I think that Palin set this whole thing up from the beginning.
She is well aware of the intense scrutiny, and I am convinced that she would have been very disappointed if the hand had not been noticed at the tea party speech.
Shes messing with them big-time.

Posted by: Lee at February 8, 2010 9:52 AM

So, Sarah, hows that "I'm do dumb I have to write on my hand, thingy workin' out for ya"? I wonder if she wrote wrote "quit job" on her hand before she resigned? Seriously, this woman is stupid. Not just ignorant. Stupid.

Posted by: Doug at February 8, 2010 10:23 AM

If folks on the left think that this is going to gain traction with the average person, they are sadly mistaken. It will all be to Palin's advantage -- which is how it already seems to be going, thanks in part to her own clever response.

Posted by: mj at February 8, 2010 10:36 AM

LMAO Doug.
This "stupid" woman, in less than a year has accomplished the following:
-Written a best seller book.
-Set herself up with an agency to look after her speaking engagements.
-Earned many millions of dollars, and will earn many more.
-Did a very successful book tour, drawing thousands who waited in line just to get their book signed.
-Today, (8th) she has three speaking engagements,- one in Texas and two in Cal. the second one in Cal is because there was such a demand that they had to have two sessions.
Stupid?
Geez....

Posted by: Lee at February 8, 2010 10:44 AM

Those six words, as I've said before, are informationally empty and aren't 'crib notes' as the left asserts.

The word 'energy' can mean kinetic energy, emotional energy, inland drilling or E=Mc2 or whatever. On its own, it has no meaning.

Palin used key cards placed on the podium for her speech and spoke from them. This is not a word for word reading, as Obama does, but an oral presentation based on key concepts. She gathered them up at the end of her speech.

Those six key words on her palm are not 'crib notes' as the left is foaming about because, as I said, they are informationally empty. And they are the key principles of the conservative and Tea Party movement in the US. Cutting taxes, limited non-intrusive govt, internal energy sources, strong defense, a free market economy. That's it.

Palin refers to these basic and simple principles daily; she doesn't need a mnemonic device for them.

I think what the left hates about Palin is that the left view 'the people' within a two class structure. There are the elite aristocracy who alone have the right to govern and speak. The rest of the population are the hoi polloi and are ignorant and have no right to govern or even speak out.

Obama has Himself told them not to criticize and to simply do as he tells them. The left are the modern day version of the 18th landed gentry of Europe whose income came from tenants on their land - the modern left's bureaucratic and academic income comes from the taxpayer.

The landed gentry/modern left considered that anyone 'in trade' was unworthy and their language was filled with contempt and sneers..just as the left copies that elitist mindset with their smears at the Tea Party movement (i.e., tea baggers). It's astonishing how the left today is a clone of the 18th c. elite gentry! Shows how much they reject the basic axioms of America, of equality and democracy.

At any rate, they hate Palin because she is speaking out for the 'hoi polloi', those people who are supposed to shut up and do as they are told by the Elite. The conservative movement and the Tea Party people are refusing to be silenced by this hubris of the left. Palin is a major voice for them. She has a vital role to play as such a voice for mainstream Americans.

Posted by: ET at February 8, 2010 10:45 AM

I was impressed with Sarah Palin at the Tea Party
convention. She is a skilled politician, but she
showed an unexpected gravitas, as she realised the
power of the attendees' enthusiasm - a kind of
awe, at what was being created. Not the trivial ego-driven response of the usual politician.

It is not correct that Sarah Palin was created by
the filthy attacks of the left, but they have
accelerated her rise. It is amusing, and an index
of the thoroughgoing stupidity of leftists, that they can't
grasp that point.

It was a good idea for her to write on her hand.
She knows that she is and will be the subject
of totally negative media coverage, and dropping
or otherwise misplacing a cue card, or even being
seen to use one, would have
been spun to create a bad impression.

Posted by: John Lewis at February 8, 2010 10:52 AM

I watched the speech. Sarah had notes she referred to in the usual manner. Maybe she wrote on her hand to prove to Olbermann she could read and write. I don't care if she writes on her palm. If she gets people involved into the betterment of her country and restoring good values I'm for it if she writes on her forehead in reverse.

Posted by: Speedy at February 8, 2010 10:54 AM

ET:

Not sure where I saw this, but can I add it to you analysis?

The far left, ie progressives, have a easy narrative to figure out.

First, the hoi poloi are stupid.

Second, they hold the moral high ground as opposed to the malevolent Republicans.

Therefore, goes their mythology, evil Republicans as misleading a stupid populace who can't understand what's good for them ie the ‘progressive' wing of the Democratic Party.

Just listen to what Obama has demonized so far: doctors, private aircraft manufacturers, bankers (who, curiously enough finance the US debt), Las Vegas.

Trouble is, they can't understand there's value in every human being, so they accuse their opponents of being ‘anti-intellectual,' deluding themselves into believing they're something special.

Everybody's entitled to their delusions, I suppose.

Just laugh at them whenever they show up here, spouting their alleged superiority. They're no better (or no worse for that matter) than anybody else here.

Posted by: set you free at February 8, 2010 11:02 AM

That's not me, that's an impostor leftard with a pea brain.

Posted by: Doug at February 8, 2010 11:03 AM

You may not remember, but during the presidential race, in her speech to the republican convention, her teleprompter malfunctioned. She didn't miss a beat.

Obama, on the other hand, can't order pizza without his teleprompter.

Posted by: Norman at February 8, 2010 11:09 AM

I have to laugh at everyone on this one. The whole world is going crazy on this crib notes thing - the progressive liberals mocking this high schoolish bathing beauty moron and her admirers amazed at how smart she is.

But no one yet has got the message...a message that was intended for only one person. Sarah, my friends, has a tremendous sence of humour...with a nice touch of sarcasm thrown in. And that hand thing was a clear personal shot across the bow at Obama. And he knows it. He saw that and must have riled. Instead of 6000 words on a teleprompter...she only needs a "handful.

She truly is brilliant...good on her.

Posted by: manotick at February 8, 2010 11:09 AM

set you free - yes, Obama, who is both an elitist and a malignant narcissist who feels he must control other people, has demonized a lot of Americans.

Doctors who 'take out your tonsils' just because they are greedy for money, bankers who 'are greedy' - and yet Obama insists that they loan mortgages to people who will default. Anyone who makes over 250,000 a year does so not because of merit or hard work. No, according to Obama, such a financial reward is only because 'they are greedy'.

You see, the leftist elite consider that wealth comes only from 'the land', which is in modern terms, the taxpayer. So the bureaucracy and the govt - their wealth is OK to Obama. The many members of Senate whose wealth is in the millions, their plump pensions and benefits - that's OK. Same with academics - that's OK.

The wealth that is considered achieved only by greed is, to these 18th c gentry clones, only gotten by 'trade'. By working in business. The left gentry considers that such a career is only done by the ignorant unwashed rednecks, and the money earned is due to 'greed'. Greed.

The fact that the left produces nothing of value; that it relies on the goods and services provided by the hoi polloi for both those goods and services AND for all the tax income - the left gentry don't understand this.

As for Obama, he is as an elitist, constantly chiding and lecturing 'the masses'. You see, they can't think for themselves. He tells them that they would vote for His health care and the only reason they don't at the moment is that they are ignorant. He has to explain it better, in dumbed down language. Alas, he hasn't had the time! The fact that the majority understand his proposals very well and reject them for their lack of merit- that could never occur to an elitist.

Obama continues the daily Father Lectures; he tells Americans to exercise more, to turn off the TV, to do their homework. He has no respect for other people. The elitist arrogance, coupled with narcissism - quite the combination.

Posted by: ET at February 8, 2010 11:23 AM


Well Doug, we know one thing. Sarah drives you Obabots crazy, and for that I am thankfull.

But, basically, we also know you think like the teleprompter, mindlessly, and it wouldn't make a tinkers damn to you who ran against Obama it's your job to ridicule them.

May I make a suggestion ? Go borrow a book from a Republican, try Homage to Catalonia.

Posted by: Ratt at February 8, 2010 11:30 AM

Impressive, she has a palm OS with handwriting recognition.

Posted by: the bear at February 8, 2010 11:33 AM

Palin refers to these basic and simple principles daily; she doesn't need a mnemonic device for them.

ET, you are a silly old fool, aren't you?
If that were true, than why would she write them
on her hand? One would expect her to
be able to speak off the cuff,
but she can't, so what does that tell you?
There is absolutely no there there.
Run, Sarah, by all means, run.

Posted by: phil at February 8, 2010 11:33 AM

Philly, Philly, you're so silly.

Posted by: set you free at February 8, 2010 11:47 AM

Of course it was a ploy to get the unthinking anti-Palin MSM to run with something that every normal person would then realize was a thumb in the eye of his Obamaness and a mocking of TOTUS, his constant companion.

Not as elegant as the Brits who presented the "O" with a carved wooden pen holder for his desk made from the timber of one of their 19th century Arabian Sea anti-slavery patrol warships that probably put quite a crimp in his Arab ancestor's "family business."

Posted by: Sgt Lejaune at February 8, 2010 11:48 AM

Kate, nice shout-out to you by Steyn on the Corner re Redneck Teleprompter!

Posted by: Erik Larsen at February 8, 2010 11:52 AM

Sarah drives the Obamabots like pill head and pea brained Doug crazy,a very short trip I might add,makes for a great morning,idiot leftards.

Posted by: h.ryan at February 8, 2010 11:54 AM

Sarge:

Am I missing something? Obama's Arab ancestors?

Posted by: set you free at February 8, 2010 11:59 AM

phil - I use logic and empirical evidence to arrive at my conclusion.

The empirical evidence is that the basic principles of the conservative movement and that of the Tea Party are: tax cuts, limited govt, free market economy, internal energy production and defense. These principles have been in all of Palin's speeches for over a year. So, the evidence then moves to logic. Both inductive and propositional logic.

IF all her many speeches over a reasonable time span have included these basic axioms, THEN, she knows these axioms without requiring a mnemonic device.

As to why those words are on her palm, I have no idea, but mnemonic usage isn't one of them.

As to why the left froths about Palin, well, I understand that very well. It's called elitist gentrism - the modern day elite are clones of the 18th c. idle rich, the landed gentry. Their disdain for 'those in trade' is wellknown. All the left show such disdain - including Obama who says anyone who makes money in trade is 'greedy' and who whines about the masses who criticize him, Pelosi who says anyone who criticizes is unAmerican..and the various blogs that rant against Palin and against the 'masses' who don't accept the Left as Gentry.

Posted by: ET at February 8, 2010 12:03 PM

Think the silly cry babies about this are not um, very worldly.

Obviously they've never used a roller ball pen.
Or heard of a fine tip 'marker'.

This whole thing with the
"wha wha wha ... she has an ink stained hand or WORDS (oh no, you mean actual words?!) and they are... are written on her hand and WE HAVE THE EVIDENCE IN PICTURES", is just a typical retarded response from the left.

I use 'retard-ed' appropriately.
I've never called or referred to anyone with mental or physical disabilities with this label and never will.
Not do I hear it being used like that in everyday life, as I'd be on their ass and hard.

I defend my right to this word.
I've never associated this word exclusively with the mentally disabled but have and will continue to use it where appropriate.
Those who object, I'm sorry, but you are responsible for your own feelings, please don't dictate to me about how to think like deciding my choice of an appropriate words to use.

People use "loony", "crazy", "wack jobs" and etc. on the mental ill these days, are those words to be banned as well in years to come?
Watched a (real)police program and those were the words they used to described an emotional volatile person that they had to detain to protect that person from themselves and others.

Posted by: ldd at February 8, 2010 12:16 PM

And yet this considered cool and not "Hayseed" when Chris Martin, lead singer for Coldplay, did it.

http://tinypic.com/hsnkgz.jpg

I am not a Palin for President person, been fooled once by a celebrity President (the current one). But I find the she drives the left positively batty...particularly Sullivan...so its fun to watch. I dont think she'll run, but she attract so much attention and fire from the Dems that they would look foolish attacking anyone else.

Posted by: Stephen at February 8, 2010 12:19 PM

"Eh, folks are missing the point here. If all I needed as prompts for a 45 minute speech were 6 words, I'd write them on my hand, too."

I was under the impression that the three notes were not prompts for her speech. They were prompts for a pre-screened Q&A question regarding the top three things needed to be done when Republicans regain control of the U.S. House and Senate.

I don't get why this is a story. I don't even know what the story is - the facts change from source to source. And I don't know why I'm wasting my time reading about this because it just irritates me how seriously liberals and conservatives are taking this.

Posted by: Jim Crow at February 8, 2010 12:22 PM

Personally I prefer to tie a string around my finger to remember things. In this case, it would be 6 different coloured strings… so perhaps the palm pilot is a good idea.

Could you imagine if Sarah had someone's "digits" on her palm? That would really have made a stir.

I suspect terrorists around the world are working to hijack the teleprompter to embarrass the Owe.

BTW, I really enjoyed the healthcare pitch during the Super Bowl pre-game show. NOT! Where the hell is simu-casting when you need it? I could have used that horrendous repetitive Olympic commercial at that time.

"Do you Believe?" Yes, I believe if I had a gun I might have done the Kurt Cobain yesterday.

Posted by: Indiana Homez at February 8, 2010 12:23 PM

Looking Glass
Here's mine

http://i50.tinypic.com/j7s3te.jpg

Posted by: Cal at February 8, 2010 12:26 PM

As to why those words are on her palm, I have no idea, but mnemonic usage isn't one of them.

Thanks for the laugh. That was a real knee slapper.
But can't you figure it out using your awesome
powers of inductive and propositional logic?
And if it wasn't a mnemonic cheat device, why did she have to look at her palm
when answering a question directly related to what was written on her palm?

Posted by: phil at February 8, 2010 12:27 PM

BTW, I love her response with "hi mom". Very clever and she has now created something else people will be watching her for.

Posted by: Stephen at February 8, 2010 12:28 PM

So I just had to cruise over to democratic underground and see what they were saying. They are making fun of her for not being able to remember her lines!! 6 words for a 45 min speach and they go apoplectic. Not a single word about Zero though, if his teleprompter quits for a second he turns into a 17 year old geek trying to ask out the lead cheerleader.

Their hypocrisy knows no bounds.

Amazing

Posted by: johnboy at February 8, 2010 12:32 PM

Simplest explanation is she just wanted to make sure she wasn't going to forget anything ... like a shopping list for routine groceries.

But I agree with manotick 11:09, that this was a direct shot at the O. Writing 6 words on her hand highlights her speaking skills much more effectively than anything (including nothing).

Posted by: WalterF at February 8, 2010 12:45 PM

"Except for the fact that they were prompts for a pre-screened softball question asking her to list 3 top priorities of a conservative congress."

That's not a fact, it's your assumption.

Question -- am I the only one who hears the "DING!" when Obama's head swings from one of his brains to the other?

Posted by: Rob Crawford at February 8, 2010 12:58 PM

Marshal McLuhan is right on this one. The medium is the message, Palin's palm beats a teleprompter hands down.

And the hot versus cool media? Palin's hot kicks Obama's cool.

Posted by: WalterF at February 8, 2010 1:01 PM

A poll that is starting to go wrong

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2010/02/palin_hand_notes_obama_telepro.html

Posted by: Pandora at February 8, 2010 1:04 PM

If all I needed as prompts for a 45 minute speech were 6 words, I'd write them on my hand, too.

Notwithstanding the fact that the six words were to aid in clumsily garbling an answer to a scripted question, you forgot to mention, Kate, or didn't know, that Palin read her 45 minute speech from a big stack of notes she carried to the lectern.

Posted by: phil at February 8, 2010 1:15 PM

It amazes me that obozo supporters aren't smart enough to see their criticism of a few words on her palm serves to remind people of obozo's pathetic dependence on the teleprompter (ex. "corpseman"). The harvard lecturer and master communicator can't speak extemporaneously on any topic without screwing up - a few words on his palm wouldn't help him.

Posted by: hudson duster at February 8, 2010 1:19 PM

Nurses must all be hicks. We write everything from blood pressures to doctors' orders on our hands. We call it "nursing stationery."

Posted by: MaryAnn at February 8, 2010 1:55 PM

Posted by: phil
// Notwithstanding the fact that the six words were to aid in clumsily garbling an answer to a scripted question, you forgot to mention, Kate, or didn't know, that Palin read her 45 minute speech from a big stack of notes she carried to the lectern. //

Right. The question was
“When we have a conservative house and a conservative senate, what do you think are the top three things that have to be done?”.
She looked down & read her answer "Energy, Budget Tax Cuts, Lift American spirits”,

just as she had read her whole speech --
Analog Teleprompter

Posted by: dizzy at February 8, 2010 2:00 PM

phil - Palin did not read her speech as does Obama word for word. Her script cards were only a handful - and act as key issues to cover, in order, in the speech. Obama can't handle talking without the word for word guidance of his teleprompter. Anything else disintegrates into his famous 'ahs', and 'uhs' or a mash of misinformation.

As for your opinion that Wallace's question was pre-screened - that's your assumption. No proof. Equally, your view that it was 'softball' remains your view.

As you are obviously an elitist gentry type with deep scorn and derision for the American people (teabaggers according to you), why don't you just admit to this bias and dash off for your latte and seminar?

Posted by: ET at February 8, 2010 2:06 PM

And don't let the door hit on your way back to Huffington,phildo.

Posted by: h.ryan at February 8, 2010 2:11 PM

You have to wonder about what motives animate someone like phil.

To try to manufacture something out of as innocuous act as putting a few words on one's hand as reminders for a speech.

I've done a fair amount of public speaking, and sometimes I've used index cards just to remind me of points that I will then deal with extemporaneously.

Phil has some extremely odd propensity for trying to amplify the smallest device into a criticism.

I think this says more about phil than anything else.

Posted by: Greg in Dallas at February 8, 2010 2:15 PM

Here's Obama without a teleprompter:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpLe47G_HGo

Really something to watch.

Posted by: ET at February 8, 2010 2:34 PM

I've figured it out. Phil works for the CBC.

An hour ago, while trying to find out something about a breaking news story, I was unfortunate enough to hear a few minutes of two CBC females tearing apart Sarah.

Wonder if Phil's mouth has that same little twist while he's typing?

Posted by: gellen at February 8, 2010 3:13 PM

The Prize goes to Manotick 11:09 :

... But no one yet has got the message...a message that was intended for only one person. Sarah, my friends, has a tremendous sence of humour...with a nice touch of sarcasm thrown in. And that hand thing was a clear personal shot across the bow at Obama. And he knows it. He saw that and must have riled. Instead of 6000 words on a teleprompter...she only needs a "handful.

Posted by: Cjunk at February 8, 2010 3:46 PM

while telling the TEA Partiers that they also don't need a "charismatic'' leader who leads from a TelePrompter, --

_______________
Sarah Palin then looked down at her HAND to answer the next question OR to remind herself to ELIVATE AMERICAN SPIRITS!

This is a JOKE, right? Palin is a JOKE.
How can the bar be set so low? If you don't like Obama, Ok but that is not an excuse to embrace this hapless dolt, Palin.

Posted by: Deo at February 8, 2010 3:50 PM

The hapless dolt Reagan was embraced, Deo ... for 8 years and ended up being the most popular US president in history ... brace yourself Deo, the "dolt" has only just begun.

Posted by: Cjunk at February 8, 2010 3:56 PM

Yes,that's it,everyone dislikes Obama,nothing to do with his Marxist ideology,his spendthrift ways,his backroom deals,his Chicago thug style politics,his covering up of his scholastic and religious background....just let me know when to stop.

Posted by: h.ryan at February 8, 2010 4:01 PM

deo - it's elevate. Not elivate. Tsk tsk.

You also don't know whether she looked down at her hand or looked down at something else or needed reminding or..anything. Speculation is useless.

On the other hand, we know when watching Obama's head swivel that he's not looking at his audience to connect to them; he's connecting to his teleprompters. They are his only reality.

When he's without his teleprompters, as I noted in the youtube above, in the interview with Diane Sawyer on jobs, he can't say one, not even one, articulate word.

Posted by: ET at February 8, 2010 4:52 PM

I sometimes write important notes on my hand if I need to really remember something. Not the best form but it gets the job done. It took six words scrawled on her hand to deliver yet another knock-out speech. Bravo, I say.
As for TOTUS, not so.

Posted by: Osumashi Kinyobe at February 8, 2010 5:04 PM

ALL GLORY to the HYPNO-REAGAN!

(Not that there is anything wrong with that.)

Posted by: Cody at February 8, 2010 5:19 PM

She didn't use the notes scribbled on her hands for the speech she gave people! How is everyone missing the facts of what happened? If you people actually watched her speech, you could see that she had full notes on the podium and she was flipping through them during the speech. This is totally fine and almost everyone does it (it's nearly impossible to memorize a 45 minute speech). Some people use notes, some people (like Obama) use a teleprompter.

BUT what makes this story so ridiculous is that she had the notes FOR THE Q&A PART after the speech! You can see her glance at her hand when she is asked what her priorities would be as President. That is the batty part! She can't even remember what her priorities would be.... and people think she is fit to be President? Unbelievable! Can't wait to hear all of the late-night jokes on this one!

Posted by: Rob at February 8, 2010 5:20 PM

Sorry, but for 100 grand Palin should be able to remember 1. TAXES 2. ELEVATE the crowd & 3. TODD, EMPTY THE DISHWASHER.

Who crosses out stuff on their hand???

Obama could become a used car salesman next week, it doesn't make Palin ANY brighter. Comparisons are useless. I guess she better then having a lit cigar up your noses but just marginally.

Hey, but GOOD LUCK with all that. I am just sayin....
Don't talk about me when I'm gone....your candidate is an idiot. oh, ALSO TOO, comparisons to Reagan are insulting to Reagan, the guy is dead,leave him alone.

Posted by: Deo at February 8, 2010 5:23 PM

More trouble in doggie land.

Rep Murtha is with his ancestors.....dead....and even ACORN can't use his vote.....

That "Hi Mom" thingy is just absolutely brilliant.....Deo is dribbling on his bib.

Posted by: sasquatch at February 8, 2010 5:32 PM

She knew going in that this'd be noticed.

It was a setup.

And a beauty.

Funny girl.

Posted by: pok at February 8, 2010 5:34 PM

Look for giant styrofoam hands with "Hi Mom" at the next tea party.Deo...Your guy just used a dead woman to push his health care B.S.,forget about the fact that he didn't know or remember her name,the left are always such hypocrites.

Posted by: h.ryan at February 8, 2010 5:47 PM

I don't know for sure that Palin is doing the right thing, but she sure is p*ss*ng off the right people. That's always a good sign.

Posted by: Looking Glass at February 8, 2010 6:57 PM

I've figured it out. Phil works for the CBC.

Not so fast, gellen; I think you're on shaky ground, here. Considering the bile of the philltroll's posts, he may well be - gasp! - another disgruntled leftist hurling insults from momma's basement. Barring that, government employ - assuredly ill-performed and public sector union protected - is entirely feasible. In this case, CBC employment would fit.

How about it, phil? 'Fess up: inquiring minds want to know.

mhb23re
at gmail dot calm

Posted by: mhb at February 8, 2010 8:14 PM

In Sarah's short stint as the Alaskan Governor she kicked the corruptocrats to the curb, many from her own party. She took on Exxon and Exxon blinked. She got the pipeline deal done and she shredded a lot of Washington pork. Not bad for a complete idiot eh philly?
Meanwhile, back at the WH, Obama is still blaming Bush. A progressive man's man.

Posted by: Marko at February 8, 2010 9:23 PM

Marko you really don't think your true statements to impress Phil and Co do you? Sarah actually got something done rather than just sit and whine about it. Phil and Co don't do action. Phil and Co do whining.

Posted by: Joe at February 8, 2010 9:55 PM

"Phil and Co don't do action. Phil and Co do whining."

And Palin does quitting.

Posted by: marquis at February 8, 2010 10:02 PM

Sarah wrote "Hi Mom!" on her hand today? OMG, that's the BOMB, baby! That's frickin' brilliance.

Half of Limbaugh's AND Hannity's show today was pounding the idiot MSM over this writing on the hand thing, Palin just slips the knife in like it was nothing. Sweet!

BTW, why are we feeding trolls? If you ignore it, it will go away.

Posted by: The Phantom at February 8, 2010 10:14 PM

marquis: Listen to Vit he might suggest a nice cheese to go with that whine of yours.

Posted by: Joe at February 8, 2010 10:17 PM

"Obama could become a used car salesman next week, it doesn't make Palin ANY brighter. Comparisons are useless. I guess she better then having a lit cigar up your noses but just marginally."

Ummm, actually, no he couldn't. Because in order to be a used car salesman you actually need some skills.
Unless, of course, he didn't have to do anything.

Come to think of it ,maybe he could be.

horny toad

Posted by: Horny Toad at February 8, 2010 10:20 PM

Sarah Patlin, Genious times a billion!

Take that, libs!

Posted by: I luz Sarah Paylin! at February 8, 2010 10:52 PM

Oh trooooolls, you know what the other topic of conversation on eeeeevile RightWingRadio was today?

Corpsman. Obama can't say the word properly. It's pronounced "core-man", but Obama says "corpse-man". Not once, but like eight (8) times in his latest speech.

This is because:

A) although he is Commander in Chief of the entire US military, he doesn't even know what the f-ing RANKS are, since if he did he'd never mispronounce it, and

B) he's READING the teleprompter. He's never seen the bloody speech before, he's reading it like a newscaster.

But Sarah Palin can write 6 words on her hand and talk for 45 minutes.

Yes, this is why we mock you. Because you -deserve- to be mocked.

Posted by: The Phantom at February 8, 2010 11:01 PM

"Sarah Patlin, Genious times a billion!"

Aw, heck, she repeatedly claimed Alaska provides 20% of US oil in a TV interview, while the facts state that it only provides 2.6% - So what? Is it really such a big difference between 2% and 20%?

Dontcha know it's the big evil mean librul media that picks on her over such things? Why, they're a bunch of snotty elitist socialist meanies, insisting that there's a difference between 2% and 20%! And that Africa's a continent rather than a country! And that politicians should do hard stuff like serve out the term they were elected to! And that Rush Limaugh doesn't have the right to ridicule retarded people!

It's all a big plot by them libruls what believe in book-learnin' and facts and exactitude and stuff!!!! Stop pickin' on our Sarah!

Posted by: marquis at February 8, 2010 11:38 PM

Sarah Palin took a stack of papers with her to the podium. On those papers was her speech: 3w.youtube.com/watch?v=E7gVp3diPbI

On her hand was the answer to the scripted question: “When we have a conservative house and a conservative senate, what do you think are the top three things that have to be done?” She needed cheat notes to answer that question. My dog is more qualified to be president than her.

Posted by: John McCain at February 9, 2010 1:55 AM

To the last three 'genious's' comments:

. According to the Energy Information Administration, Alaska ranks second in the nation in crude oil production. Prudhoe Bay on Alaska's North Slope is the highest yielding oil field in the United States and on North America, typically producing about 400,000 barrels per day (64,000 m3/d). The Trans-Alaska Pipeline can pump up to 2.1 million barrels (330,000 m3) of crude oil per day, more than any other crude oil pipeline in the United States. Additionally, substantial coal deposits are found in Alaska's bituminous, sub-bituminous, and lignite coal basins. The United States Geological Survey estimates that there are 85.4 trillion cubic feet (2,420 km3) of undiscovered, technically recoverable gas from natural gas hydrates on the Alaskan North Slope.[45] Alaska also offers some of the highest hydroelectric power potential in the country from its numerous rivers. Large swaths of the Alaskan coastline offer wind and geothermal energy potential as well.[46]
Alaska oil production peaked in 1988 and has declined 65% since.

Alaska's economy depends heavily on increasingly expensive diesel fuel for heating, transportation, electric power and light. Though wind and hydroelectric power are abundant and underdeveloped, proposals for state-wide energy systems (e.g. with special low-cost electric interties) were judged uneconomical (at the time of the report, 2001) due to low (

Alaska accounts for one-fifth (20 percent) of domestically produced United States oil production. Prudhoe Bay (North America's largest oil field) alone accounts for 8% of the U.S. domestic oil production.

Posted by: Jema 54 at February 9, 2010 2:39 AM

John McCain @!;55 - your link is either broken, non existent or spam.

Posted by: Jema 54 at February 9, 2010 2:42 AM

The link is fine. However, if you like, go to Youtube and search "Sarah Palin Keynote Speech at National Tea Party Convention" CSPAN version. She walks up to the podium with her speech notes. And at 46:44, she has to look at her hand to answer a soft ball question. Some genius.

Posted by: John McCain at February 9, 2010 3:17 AM

Behind the Sarah Palin Fox is a wolf with a taste for lefty Demonsheep.
You can bet she set this up. Or is smart enough to sashay around the Marxist elitist loons, with their own bile. By beating them at their own game of trivialities. Obama has teleprompter instructions on his hands. Sarah policy points. Who do you think is smarter?

Posted by: Revnant Dream at February 9, 2010 4:56 AM

Yes, this is why we mock you. Because you -deserve- to be mocked.

Is that what you call your moronic gum-flapping?

And, not having looked at the numbers, it's probably 20% of domestic production which supplies 2.6% of domestic consumption.

Posted by: phil at February 9, 2010 10:14 AM

Obama has teleprompter instructions on his hands. Sarah policy points. Who do you think is smarter?

You may have a point, but for the fact that nothing but inane gibberish comes out of her mouth when she tries to address those subjects.

Posted by: phil at February 9, 2010 10:20 AM

phil: It stands to reason, that what is produced, is consumed.

Posted by: Jema 54 at February 9, 2010 10:30 AM

Ultimate question:

Would you rather spend $500.00 to hear Sarah speak from the heart or listen to Obama read from the left, then right, then left, then right .... teleprompter?

Posted by: Joe at February 9, 2010 10:46 AM

No, the ultimate question is: Do all of you teabag/Palin fans also support the
voter literacy tests Tom Tancredo called for at the teabag convention?

Posted by: phil at February 9, 2010 11:14 AM

Jema 54, what phil was saying was that 20% of the oil made by the US comes from Alaska, whereas 2.6% of all the oil used by the US comes from Alaska. Which would imply that roughly 13% of all oil consumed in the US is produced here, and ~87% of all oil used in the US would be produced somewhere else. I don't have the time to verify this but it sounds reasonable. If someone wants to spend the time finding real numbers that would be great.

Though it is also in fact incorrect that "what is produced, is consumed."

"Even with the United States producing so much oil, it is still heavily dependent on foreign sources. It's that dependence that crippled the country during the oil embargo of 1973 and 1974. To make sure that this situation never happens again, the federal government formed the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). While most domestic oil is sent directly to refineries and then to the consumer market, some of it is held back and sent to the SPR."

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/fuel-efficiency/fuel-consumption/gas-price4.htm

Posted by: Cody at February 9, 2010 11:49 AM

The 'Redneck Teleprompter' line is funny... but at least she can pronounce "corpsman" unlike some famous idiot...

Posted by: Dittohead at February 9, 2010 1:05 PM

@John - Your dog is more qualified to be President than Sarah. And Sarah is more qualified to be President than 0bama. So what does that make 0bama?

Posted by: Dittohead at February 9, 2010 1:07 PM

Sarah Palin is a f**king retard" says Stephen Colbert, but he said it satirically, so it's OK.

Posted by: phil at February 9, 2010 1:48 PM

You still in mommy's basement phildo?

Posted by: h.ryan at February 9, 2010 2:20 PM


You still in mommy's basement phildo?

Now that's original.

Posted by: phil at February 9, 2010 2:59 PM

Bashing Palin and sucking Obama's ass,that's not too original either,phildo.

Posted by: h.ryan at February 9, 2010 3:12 PM

"Bashing Palin and sucking Obama's ass,that's not too original either,phildo."

Doing the reverse ain't too damn original either...or rather, it's as original and intelligent as your lame-o "still in mommy's basement" attempt at a putdown.

Posted by: marquis at February 9, 2010 11:15 PM

You guys are kinda missing the fact that Obama was giving a SPEECH, and Palin was doing an INTERVIEW. My palms wouldn't be sweating if I had a pre-scripted, dog and pony show of an interview either.

Posted by: Joseph at February 10, 2010 11:47 AM

What the hell would you know about intelligence marky mark,you are a leftard,pretty well says it all,now if you hurry I'm sure there's still room for you on phildo's couch,just keep the noise down,unlike you fools,mom's worked all day and needs to sleep,moonbat.

Posted by: h.ryan at February 10, 2010 12:50 PM

Awesome two-word zinger Kate! Almost as good as Joe Wilson's "You Lie!" Fabulous juxtapose! LOL

Posted by: Linda at February 11, 2010 11:06 PM
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