Tuesday, February 9, 2010


White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has the words "Eggs, Milk, Bread (crossed out), Hope, and Change" written in marker on his hand as he briefs reporters, after President Barack Obama made an unannounced visit to the James Brady Briefing Room at the White House in Washington Tuesday. Former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin has been seen with hand written notes on her hands in recent public appearances.

(Via OregonLive) Just to be clear, the idea of Palin using notes, or a teleprompter, herself, is a non-issue. The issue is one, that she did so while criticizing the standing President of the United States for doing the same thing, two, that putting them on the palm of one's hand just seems juvenile, three, that it implies six simple words are more than she can keep in her mind, and four, that a presumptive candidate for political office wouldn't recognize beforehand how silly this would make her look (at least to us non-teabaggers). Oh, and five, that asking for "divine intervention" has been used by many, if not most, citizens in most if not every nation that has ever existed in human history. It isn't very good policy.

1 comment:

Darius Whiteplume said...

What I don't get is how she got the crayon to write on her hand. It never works for me.

I used the lowercase "crayon" because you know she buys Rose Art crayons — the generic ketchup of art supplies. :-D