Critics mock Palin's 'helping hand' at Tea Party speech

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  1. rhamson profile image73
    rhamsonposted 8 years ago

    Former US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has been criticised for writing crib notes on her hands for her Tea Party speech on Saturday.

    Does this show the inflexible nature of her ability to discuss topics without changing the agenda she wishes to fit everything said into?

    1. rebekahELLE profile image87
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      she had her priority written on her hand... please.
      and why is she still being addressed as governor when she quit her job?

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        cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        i wondered that too. ironically, though, i watched her entire speech that night and skipped out on the President's State of the Union yikes

        she's oddly entertaining wink

  2. Sab Oh profile image53
    Sab Ohposted 8 years ago

    President Obama has been criticised for being dependent on his teleprompter when speaking.

    Does this show the inflexible nature of his ability to discuss topics without changing the agenda he wishes to fit everything said into?

    1. rhamson profile image73
      rhamsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Comparing the intelellectual prowess of Palin to Obama.  That's a good one.  You need to read a little more and stop watching Fox.

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        Poppa Bluesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I don't think Obama is all that smart. After all he had ghost writers write his books for him and his ideas are basically rehashed socialist ideas from people like Saul Alinsky. This is a guy that used a teleprompter to address a 6th grade class!! Intellectual? Really?

      2. Sab Oh profile image53
        Sab Ohposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I read a lot and don't watch much TV, but thank you for the superior advice.

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      And Palin actually criticized him for that in the speech before she was using her own "cheat notes" during an interview.

      Time to quit bringing it up on both sides. There is no one who gives speeches for a living who is able to memorize their entire speech.

      1. Ralph Deeds profile image66
        Ralph Deedsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Very true. Much ado about nothing. But as was observed, she tried to make a big deal of Obama's use of a teleprompter although every president since the device was invented has used one. What goes around comes around.

  3. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    maybe she is just forgetful, so she needs to write it in her palm, I couldnt imagine being a mom, writer, speaker, traveling through and fro, plus she has children too and her ex son in law -- hehe

    as for OBAMA, its his style

    1. rhamson profile image73
      rhamsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      And I think she should concentrate on those other things as that has not been too good for her.

    2. cheaptrick profile image72
      cheaptrickposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Would that make her a"Palm Reader"!
      This will Probably become a "Conspiracy Theory"lol.

  4. Greg Cremia profile image59
    Greg Cremiaposted 8 years ago

    All the great speakers read their speeches. In the old days it was written on paper, now they use teleprompters.

    Up until now, I thought the palm of the hand was only used by school kids taking a test.

    1. rhamson profile image73
      rhamsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I would agree that a prescripted speech is the norm but she had to refer to the notes while in the interview.  This clearly showed her inability to keep on topic as she needed a cheat sheet to refer too.

  5. Betty Reid profile image60
    Betty Reidposted 8 years ago

    I just can't believe she wrote it ON HER HAND!!  A 3x5 note card might be a bit more professional.

  6. Wayne Orvisburg profile image74
    Wayne Orvisburgposted 8 years ago

    I'm sure it just said, Nashville. So she wouldn't forget what city she was in.

    1. Wayne Orvisburg profile image74
      Wayne Orvisburgposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry, got a better one.

      It was my phone number.

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    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    omg haha big_smile

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    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    i thought it was funny the way she kept mentioning Ronald Reagan...how great he was and all, and how anyone can be President. oh boy. i really feel as if they are grooming her already...yikes

    1. rhamson profile image73
      rhamsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The funny thing is when Reagan was in office I was terrified we were headed for war at the drop of a hat with his escallation policies against the Soviet Union.

  9. Dolores Monet profile image98
    Dolores Monetposted 8 years ago

    It's one thing to laugh at Palin, maybe you don't like her or think she is a total idiot. I, for one, am no fan, but to complain about her checking notes is just dumb.   I guess I should check out her speach, she a force to be reconed with. They love to bring up RR don't they? What was so great about RR?

  10. mikelong profile image69
    mikelongposted 8 years ago

    But Dolores, when she criticizes the President for something a lot less critical, like using a teleprompter, it just demonstrates Palin's true character....

    And then she tries to criticize Obama through the "example" of Kennedy.....

    Her speech was poor.....her presentation of the speech was poorer, and the fact that there are people out there who think that she and the "teasters" think they did a good job is even worse..........

    Palin's ambitions are far ahead of her actual ability or integrity...............

  11. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    And Palin had to check notes written on her hand when being interviewed at a Teabag convention. Not giving a speech, but being interviewed on her beliefs...

    You can't condemn one and than say it's okay for the other one to do it.

  12. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years ago

    I for one, am most appreciative of her "helping hand". smile

 
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