Sarah Palin's Hand Is 'A Poor Man's Teleprompter'

Ex-Governor says she was tired, touts simple talking points

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 26, 2010 11:22 AM CST

(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?”

Sarah Palin appears on Sean Hannity's show in this YouTube screenshot.
Sarah Palin appears on Sean Hannity's show in this YouTube screenshot.
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A clip from Palin's interview. The exchange in question runs from roughly the 4:30 mark to the 5:30 mark.   (AdoringPalin)

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