Sarah’s Cheatin’ Hand

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.

Natural Fake uncovered more notes found on Sarah Palin’s knuckles and wrist, and Doug Ross dug up a photo of Obama using  palm crib notes. Oh yes, even with the teleprompters…

I’ll be on the lookout for more.

Alrighty then,  iOWNTHEWORLD detected some crib notes written on Joe Biden’s hand…and some for Barack Obama…

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.

Video: Sara Palin ‘Would Be Willing’ to Take On Obama in 2012′

Fox News reports:

Sarah Palin has President Obama in her sights, telling she “would be willing” to challenge him in the 2012 presidential race.

The former Alaska governor, in an interview Saturday on the sidelines of the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville, said President Obama’s “lack of experience” has held him back his first year in office and that she would put her credentials up against his any day.

“I would be willing to if I believe that it’s right for the country,” Palin said when asked if she would run for president in 2012.

She qualified the statement, adding that she sees “many” other potential candidates who are “in as strong or stronger position than I am to take on the White House and if they’re in a better position than I in three years, I’ll support them.”

But the former GOP vice presidential nominee told “Fox News Sunday”: “I won’t close the door that perhaps could be open for me in the future.”

Here is her interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, via The Right Scoop. Part three contains the talk about the run in 2012:

Part One:

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