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  1. Qjersey says

    This dolt is so ‘anti intellectual,’ e.g. “we don’t need a law professor as president,” that she can’t even be bothered to memorize her talking points.

  2. Eric says

    Come on – there are a lot of legitimate things to cricitize about Sarah Palin, but this is petty. Having “energy, tax cuts, lift American spirits” written on her hand is hardly a “cheat sheet”, and hardly the same as having an entire speech projected word-for-word on a teleprompter, complete with instructions to “pause for applause”. If I could speak extemporaneously on live TV with just 6 words written on my hand, I’d consider myself quite the orator.

  3. steve says

    Oh Lord – that is so pathetic. Notes on your hand might have gotten you through junior high, Sarah, but it won’t get you elected again.

    Eric: Criticizing a candidate for scrawling notes on her hand like a 13-year-old in her first public speech isn’t petty – it’s fair game.

  4. AndyD says

    OK, Eric, it’s ‘petty’ to criticize her for using a cheat sheet, but criticizing Obama for using a TelePrompter, something done by every President in my memory, is serious political commentary? For real? Did you see Obama eviscerate the Republicans at the ‘Question Time’ meeting — with nary a TelePrompter in sight?

    When Palin has an honest-to-God press conference, then maybe I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt. But until then, criticizing her for using a cheat sheet is fair game.

  5. Hiten says

    I hate the woman as much as the next hardcore liberal, but highlighting this and making it appear much bigger than it is, is stretching it a bit too much to the borders of absurdity.

    Writing a few words in your palm is nothing compared to using a teleprompter EACH AND EVERY TIME (cue Jon Stewart’s mocking of Obama’s use of the teleprompter in a sixth grade classroom).

    I have given dozens of speeches to small and large groups, and I too have scribbled little notes (when I didn’t have time to edit my cue cards) on my hand to remind me of something.

    This is seriously very petty on the part of us liberals to go after Palin like this. It almost appears we’re scrapping the bottom of the barrel to find some way of “getting” her. I’m sure there are more substantial issues that we can really single out for a real debate.

  6. says

    Better start taking this bitch seriously because, and I hate to say it, she epitomizes the anti-intellectual right and hate mongering that America has been sliding into for years. Add the fact that she is every white trash boy’s cougar dream doll and we may be doomed in 2012.

  7. Shanna says

    LOL you Palin Jockeys can see no wrong with this woman. If that had been Obama or any other Dem or Lib you guys would have cut their heads off by now. This woman is an idiot..i know dont know whats worse her always bashing obama or her not being able to remember those simple three things she wrote on her hand…smh. Its these same people who are behind the religion push.. if it had not been for people like you guys we would have by now explored many parts of the universe…and visted many other planets…but some of u still think the world is flat and heaven is in the clouds….smh..idiots

  8. Paul says

    The anti-intellectuals at Fox are behind this woman 100%. I was surprised to see her speech telecast on CNN and MSNBC as well; thought those were “real” news outlets.

  9. Rodney says

    Before you jump on her as a kook, I think SHANNA was referring to the anti-intellectual Dark Ages. Hundreds of years of no advancement- where even the least curious person was branded a heretic.
    ************************************
    As for Palin, all you need to know about her is this one utterance:

    “We have got to jump start these energy projects, uh …”
    Here she starts losing her train of thought-

    “…that we have heard so much about…”
    It’s really going now, so she interjects something she once heard about-

    “…because it’s ridiculous that we have just sitting warehoused …
    -wait, she thinks, what was warehoused? better fill in the gap until I remember-

    “…under God’s green Earth here in the United States of America…”
    -nail them with conservative jargon, they love these, she thinks-

    “rich resources .. oil and gas .. and our coal and all these conventional sources of resources …
    -okay, let’s wrap this up now, she thinks-

    “we’ve got to walk that walk to allow them to, um .. allow them to come to that type of development.”
    -did that last part make sense to anyone else?-

    Nevermind that the host asked for three things and she only gave two (if the second one can even be counted). Nevermind that our nation is already using the resources she claims are ‘warehoused’.

    Let’s sit back and think about this one run-on sentence, that I’m not sure makes a point or three, and bask in it’s brilliant analysis.

    If God is merciful, Palin will always be the leader of this movement.

  10. patrick nyc says

    GRABBINNEWSCUM I always thought you were a douche bag, now I see you are also a racist douche bag. What’s the problem, did you get blocked from Fox’s blogs?

  11. Gry says

    If you can’t grasp obvious irony, it’s a dead giveaway that you’re a moron.

    A 12-year-old in history class could have pulled this off with more grace.

  12. Oh Come Now says

    By the way, Sarah Palin is Mitt Romney’s dream come true. He is going to position himself as the adult in the room. Given Obama’s absolute failure to do a single fucking thing, I think Romney is a shoo-in for 2012. I’m not going to like that, to put it mildly, but that’s how this is going.

  13. TANK says

    This lady’s a fool that even smart republicans deplore. I used crib notes…on my first date…and I regret to inform that i wasn’t paid 100K for that unfortunate evening. Useless idiot.

  14. daws says

    I live in Alabama and work with mostly 40+ yr old conservatives. It’s both appalling and scary how much they love and admire Palin. I just don’t understand it. She’s a fool!

    The day she becomes president is the day I’m moving to Canada. I hear Montreal is a lovely city…

  15. Bizzle says

    Has this been confirmed? It seriously looks photoshopped to me. Notice how around the ink in the close up the color of her hand doesn’t match the rest of her hand?

    I mean it could be the spray tan, but if not, I say photoshopped.

    Either way, not sure why this is interesting?

  16. Jim says

    The gloves are off: I’m sick of this dim wit! She is so quick to criticize Obama about using his tele-prompter, yet she is there with “crib notes” written in her hand. She must be stopped, and the sooner the better! I’m sick of these “tea baggers” turning our country once again into a “Bush” infested, facist, nation! She’s a quitter… and she must be discredited!

  17. TomJ says

    I hate to admit it, but the crib notes are charming. And I’d bet that many others feel the same way – the kind of thing Tea Partiers WANT to see. (I am not one.)

    Let’s work on educating her.

  18. soleftimright says

    Queen of the Quitters…nicely done. There is the concept of the “public intellectual” — Sarah Palin is the epitome of America’s premier “public moron.”

  19. CHRIS says

    {@By the way, Sarah Palin is Mitt Romney’s dream come true. He is going to position himself as the adult in the room. Given Obama’s absolute failure to do a single fucking thing, I think Romney is a shoo-in for 2012. I’m not going to like that, to put it mildly, but that’s how this is going.
    POSTED BY: OH COME NOW | FEB 7, 2010 5:49:33 PM}

    MY dear Obama can’t get anything done because CONGRESS is acting stupid and BLOCKING everything did you hear about Sen Shelby from Alabama holding up 90 of Obama’s appointees so he can get 45 million in earmarks to Alabama?

    Obama isn’t the problem those white hating Rethug Senators are!

    @GRABBINNEWSCUM: You’re just angry because your Daddy is Black and he rejected you!
    HA HA!!

  20. Paul R says

    Dubya, his father, and Reagan had teleprompters going endlessly and screwed up constantly. Often it seemed like they just couldn’t read out loud, which I suppose is what makes them role models to Palin and her ilk.

    Ain’t nobody likes them big city fancy talkers.

    Anyway, this is hardly a cheat sheet. Taxes, budget deficits, energy, and (failed) efforts to seem beneficial to America are the four main Republic talking points. If she can’t remember those, she’s going to need another 18 months of tutoring before she can remember that Santa Claus isn’t real.

  21. says

    It’s too funny. In the late summer of 2008 when candidate John McCain announced his curious choice of a running mate, I immediately ran to the computer to do a google-search of the name, “Sarah Palin”. I knew next-to-nothing about the woman other than the fact that she was the governor of Alaska. The first thing in her paper-thin biography that stood out for me was the date of her birth: February 11, 1964. I remember that day – distinctly! That was the day my beloved grandma, Loretta Doran Clements, died in South Bend, Indiana at the age of sixty-eight.

    But other than that interesting coincidence there was not a heck of a lot in her biography that really stood out. Truth be told, I was more than a little puzzled as to why the GOP would think her an asset to the ticket. The moment she opened her mouth at her first campaign stop in Dayton, Ohio, I could only think of one thing:

    Sally Field as “Gidget”.

    When someone like Sarah Palin can make it as far as she has, it can mean only one thing and it’s not a particularly good sign: we are living in a culture that has been custom-tailored for idiots. When a person who can barely put two coherent sentences together without the aid of a teleprompter becomes one of the best-selling non-fiction authors of the decade, that’s usually a pretty good indicator that society is spiraling downward at a fairly decent clip. Fasten your seat belts, kiddies!

    I had always believed that Monty Python alumni Michael Palin was the funniest person in the world to bear that name. In fact it should be stated for the record that the two Palins are equally funny. The only difference is that Michael works very hard at it. Sarah’s funniness, on the other hand, is purely accidental. The woman is a scream; the Buster Keaton of unintentional comedy.

    http://www.tomdegan.blogspot.com

    Tom Degan
    Goshen, NY

  22. Jeff Dunivant says

    She accused Obama of having teleprompters, but she clearly want’s to do it the old fashioned way, like the spokes models do. Good luck trying to trying to get the house and senate in Republican hands; how’s that workin for ya?

  23. says

    When General Eisenhower was introducing his TV series…”Crusade in Europe” in 1950,people marveled how he was able to speak for many minutes at a time, looking straight into the TV camera. Afterwords, it was disclosed that he used a new device called a teleprompter. Almost every President since that time has used it. Once in a while… the teleprompters broke down or ran too slow or fast! When President George W.Bush used it… he still made mistakes constantly, and usually mispronounced half the words in his speeches. I know for a fact that some politicians have photographic memories. I took a photograph of Jimmy Carter when he was running for President in 1976, and he shook my hand when I was introduced to him… and 5 weeks later, he picked me out in a crowd, and thanked me for the photograph by name during the height of the campaign, and after shaking thousands of hands. The same goes for Nancy Pelosi. I met her the same year… and a few years ago, she was a guest speaker at a group of gay Democrats in Chicago… and as she walked by me… she too called me by name, after meeting her only once, over 30 years before. As for Sarah… all the crib notes in the world will not help her… she maybe more qualified to run for president than I am… but not by much!

  24. J. Ryan says

    Really Shania, Palin followers can see nothing wrong… yet you still think Obama is the second coming and we’re the idiots. Yes McCain was a complete moron and I wouldn’t have voted for him if my life depended on it. Obama’s approval rating is down tremendously and Democrats are jumping parties, yet you still sit around and attack his competition like you’re in 3rd grade. Grow up.

    She used notes on her hand bfd i’m sure she isn’t the first. And Paul being a “real” news station means at least attempting to be unbiased… look it up.

  25. Pam says

    Much ado about nothing! There just isn’t anyone else to pick on in the tea party movement. A note card would have been better but 4 words to make sure you don’t forget a main point isn’t worth all this hoopla. At least she knows what to say without a team of speech writers and 2 teleprompters.

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