Sarah Palin's Hand Is 'A Poor Man's Teleprompter'
Ex-Governor says she was tired, touts simple talking points
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Feb 26, 2010 11:22 AM CST
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin is defending herself for writing notes on her hand during a Tea Party convention interview … sort of. She brought up the incident herself in an appearance on Sean Hannity's show yesterday. “Hey, remember those talking points that I had written on my hand?” she said. “Because I’d done seven speeches in four days and I’m running up to the podium, and you know, writing on your hand, well that’s a poor man’s version of a teleprompter…”

Palin went on to argue that the GOP need only embrace the simple things she’d written there—energy, tax cuts, and lifting American spirits—to win elections. The whole comment seems designed as a dig at President Obama’s reputed reliance on a teleprompter, Mediate observes. “Except…doesn’t that just make her a poor man’s version of Obama?”

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Feb 27, 2010 9:19 PM CST
It took that retarded woman 2 weeks to come up with that? She can only HOPE Trig doesnt grow up and looks smarter than her!
Feb 27, 2010 12:36 AM CST
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Feb 26, 2010 9:30 PM CST
Back on topic though, I can't believe how some people cannot see through this "poor every-woman" routine. She's used her savvy to rake in a tremendous amount of money and populist clout-- all without authentic challenge or putting her beliefs out on the line. For this, I think she's duped a lot of Americans. I'm excited about 2012-- once she is actually challenged on her beliefs instead of simply responsible to her facebook page, Fox News and softball stage speeches the majority of her followers will know what they're dealing with: a political infant with a 100-watt smile, folksy sound bytes and no spine.