Scandal! Sarah Palin Used Notes While Delivering Speech to Tea Party Convention!

by Mike on February 7, 2010

in Politics

The rank hypocrisy of the left never ceases to amaze me.  At this very moment, the liberal blogosphere is salivating over the fact that Sarah Palin had a few bullet-point notes written on her hand while she delivered her speech to the National Tea Party Convention.  Of course these same liberals rarely utter a peep over the fact that President Obama cannot deliver a speech without every single word fed to him by a teleprompter.  That’s probably because Palin’s ability to do what Obama cannot, deliver an intelligent speech without a teleprompter, actually proves that the woman they’ve looked down upon for a year and half is actually smarter than the President they adore.

The Huffington Post is trying to spin the story by claiming that the notes (one-word bullet points) weren’t to organize the speech but were answers for the Q&A session.  Although the absurdity of that spin is self-evident, Gay Patriot nevertheless gives us the obvious response:

These aren’t the answers to questions.  They’re not even questions.  And such scribbling is much less newsworthy than. say, the Commander in Chief mispronouncing corpsman.

Perhaps this story really is the result of liberals’ oversensitivity to our teleprompter jokes.  Maybe it’s just Palin Derangement Syndrome.  I think the hysterics are really based on the fact that Palin scares them to death.  Whatever the reason, liberal pretentiousness is getting more laughable by the day.

As I type, I can see that Michelle Malkin is already forming a good roundup.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

shorething February 9, 2010 at 6:09 am

so sarah is retarded (to quote rhamblow) because she uses one word notes to go from talking point to point. and yet i remember seeing oBowMao having his left teleprompter malfunction, and when he looked back to it he was lost for even remembering one word and had to go back to his right to recover. sarah; a one word note equals the next couple paragraphs oBowMao no teleprompter equals not even one word. no memory, no convictions (that he can reveal to us anyway), no brains. his three am phone call is for a new teleprompter so he can remember his oohh baby baby while bumping uglies with michele.

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Taylor February 10, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Not to step into the middle of some political “firestorm”, but I’ve watched the videos and Mrs. Palin can clearly be seen carrying notes (on pages) as she approached the lectern, of which she can be seen repeatedly referencing during the course of her speech (as any person not using a telepromter might do) – unfortunately, it’s the question and answer session following the speech where she can be seen surreptitiously checking her palm for the answer to the moderator’s question of, “When we have a Conservative House and a Conservative Senate, what are the top three things that have got to be done?” – I’m not picking sides, I’m just saying that you’re assessment of the Huffington Post’s “spin” was incorrect – and if you actually listen to her answer, you’ll hear how she works the three points written on her hand into the answer she gives. Not that there’s anything wrong with that – I’m just trying to be fair – she already knew what question she was going to be asked.

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Sal February 10, 2010 at 8:10 pm

It boils down to “so what?” When the President has a press conference he often will know the questions ahead of time. It’s not uncommon, even if that were the case. She jotted down three bullet points for an entire Q&A session. The fact is that the media is getting in such a huff over this when they don’t get in a huff over the fact that Obama uses a teleprompter for a press conference, which is unprecedented, is what Mike was pointing out.

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Taylor February 11, 2010 at 7:21 am

Thanks Sal – but, if I understand this right, the media is in a huff because Mrs. Palin was being critical of President Obabma’s use of a telepromter……right before she refers to her palm written notes. I understand your point concerning the use of the teleprompter, but, to borrow your phrase, “so what?” – that’s what they do. At least they’re not sneaky about it and, if memory serves, the President was sans teleprompter during the 45 minute question and answer session with the G.O.P. – My personal opinion is, if someone is going to use notes, just use them, be it a teleprompter or written notes – that, at least, indicates some type of preparation and shouldn’t be an issue with anyone.

But the real point I was trying to make was that Mike here was wrong with his assessment:
“The Huffington Post is trying to spin the story by claiming that the notes (one-word bullet points) weren’t to organize the speech but were answers for the Q&A session. Although the absurdity of that spin is self-evident, Gay Patriot nevertheless gives us the obvious response:

These aren’t the answers to questions. They’re not even questions. And such scribbling is much less newsworthy than. say, the Commander in Chief mispronouncing corpsman.”

But I’ve seen nothing resembling a correction.

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