Apparently the left is all atwitter over Sarah Palin’s use of crib notes written on her hand for her tea party convention speech. I’m shocked, yes shocked…..not that Sarah palin was using crib notes, but that the left would even want to make an issue of it given their master’s obsessive and excessive need for teleprompters even in grade school classrooms.
The words say, “Energy. Tax cuts. Lift American Spirit”. Those would be themes that she expanded upon in her speech, and the fact that she wrote them down on her palm is just another reminder that she’s human, and it adds to her appeal. Not sure what the hubbub is all about.
Now for the p’shops:
C K Macleod in the Greenroom found the theme she scribbled on her other hand.
I’ll be on the lookout for more.
Weasel Zippers has a nice compare and contrast.
So does the Mudville Gazette, LOL.
The Corner’s Stephen Spruiell is calling this, “Hand-Gate” (*groan*), and attempts to explain the left’s fascination with the story:
I get that it’s a sort of “turnabout is fair play” from the set that must be very annoyed by now at all the prompter jokes. But it misses the point of why the prompter jokes have caught on. A prompter feeds your remarks to you word for word. The idea that you would need such a device to talk to a room full of sixth graders or a meeting of your own staff is funny.
On another level, the prompter jokes took off because they reinforce the substantive argument that Obama is in over his head, because they indicate that he can’t perform the the presidency’s basic public-speaking duties without a major safety net. I’m not sure what substantive argument Palin’s hand-notes are supposed to underline, and I suspect it’s not an argument so much as an attitude. The attitude would be that writing on your hand is dumb and low-class. On the left, where this opinion of Palin already prevails, anything which reinforces it will be picked up and cheerfully passed around. And, to the extent that anyone not on the left notices this giddy snobbery, it will play to Palin’s strengths.