Watch: Palin Caught Using Hand as ‘Cheat Sheet’ at Tea Party Confab


Immediately following a keynote speech during which she mocked Obama for his use of a teleprompter...

And in that spirit, I caution against allowing this movement by be defined by any one leader or politician. The Tea Party movement is not a top-down operation. It’s a ground-up call to action that is forcing both parties to change the way they are doing business, and that’s beautiful. This is about the people! This is about the people, and it’s bigger than any king or queen of a Tea Party. And it’s a lot bigger than any charismatic guy with a teleprompter.

Sarah Palin used notes written on her hand to help her through a Q&A at the Tea Party Convention in Nashville, or, as the Huffington Post puts it, "a contrived lovefest with a smitten interviewer and an adoring audience."

Closer inspection of a photo of Sarah Palin, during a speech in which she mocked President Obama for his use of a teleprompter, reveals several notes written on her left hand. The words "Energy", "Tax" and "Lift American Spirits" are clearly visible.

Also, "Budget (cut?)"

I've posted the clips of her keynote and her referring to her hand, AFTER THE JUMP...

Of course, this "cheating" will no doubt endear her to the tea party base even more.


And here is the larger video and the entire earlier keynote: