A lot of lefty bloggers made a huge deal out of notes written on Palin's hand; supposedly they nullify every teleprompter joke ever told about Obama. NRO's Spriuell: "On another level, the prompter jokes took off because they reinforce the substantive argument that Obama is in over his head, because they indicate that he can't perform the presidency's basic public-speaking duties without a major safety net. I'm not sure what substantive argument Palin's hand-notes are supposed to underline, and I suspect it's not an argument so much as an attitude. The attitude would be that writing on your hand is dumb and low-class. On the left, where this opinion of Palin already prevails, anything which reinforces it will be picked up and cheerfully passed around. And, to the extent that anyone not on the left notices this giddy snobbery, it will play to Palin's strengths. For example, one might say: 'Unlike the guy who needs a three thousand dollar teleprompter to get out of bed in the morning, Palin speaks from concise notes like everybody else. And, like other busy moms, she sometimes writes notes on her hand.' The comeback is so obvious that, again, I really can't figure out why Palin's detractors are bringing this up at all."---Geraghty's Morning Jolt. Lame-o Silva.
I think that if you look closely, you can see one of the phrases on her hand says, "It's not pronounced corpse-man."
More. Matthew Continetti, who has written an excellent biography of Sarah Palin, weighs in.
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