My colleague Eric, a man of the Left, and someone who has my strong respect due to his pro-life commitment, has posted that Sarah Palin had a few key words written on a hand as a mnemonic device during the teaparty convention. Much of the Left is of course in a feeding frenzy about this, betraying the unending obsession they have with Palin. This of course is more fun for them than concentrating on the abysmal failure of the Obama administration and that their agenda is only slightly more popular currently with most of the American public than the bubonic plague. Palin, with the good humor that has been her characteristic response to the nuttiness from the Left, wrote on her left hand “Hi Mom” for her appearances the next day to give the Lefties something more to read.
Sarah Palin in her speech at the Tea Party Convention mocked President Obama’s use of teleprompters. She herself was however caught with notes written on her left hand. The words “Energy”, “Tax,” and “Lift American Spirits” are clearly visible. There also appears to be the phrase “Budget Cuts” with the word “budget” crossed out.
To be clear, these notes were not for her speech, for which she used prepared remarks, but for the Q&A session that followed afterward, during which she glanced at her hand. Inevitably one must ask, how is this not worse?
Nothing in her hand is specific, but rather just general concepts of things that she supports as a political conservative. This same woman on “FOX News Sunday” declared she won’t “close the door” on a presidential bid in 2012.
Put another way: the leading contender, according to a recent poll, for the GOP nomination in 2012 cannot remember her own core principles as a conservative and must employ a cheat-sheet when asked about her beliefs.
In all honesty, I would vote for copy toner before I would ever think of voting for this woman.
[Updates at the bottom of this post as of 1-27-2010 at 4:20pm CST]
Victimhood personified by a modern liberal of the Democratic Party. Where is Harry “the BUCK stops here” Truman?
From the only reliable source of news on the net, the Onion. Actually, I can think of certain domestic situations where a teleprompter could come in handy. Son learning to drive hits a tree. I turn to the teleprompter and read through gritted teeth: “Don’t worry. I’m not mad. We just have to clarify the functions of the gas pedal and the brake. We will laugh about this in years to come!” I have a kidney stone. I turn to the teleprompter and read through yelps of pain: “Oh my, I am having another kidney stone! Gee that smarts! Well it should resolve itself in three or four days! Please ignore any screams I may make in the meantime!” Dog has an accident: “Another accident! I will just clean this up, and then we can go for another walk! We will get you house trained yet, you good Dog!” On second thought I think I will forgo the teleprompter.