CARLSON: I think she did it on purpose. I think she did it on purpose, yeah. Because it’s an exact opposite of reading off the teleprompter with a script written for you with every word in a sentence and here’s she’s just taking crib notes on her hand. It makes her look like she can just talk off the cuff and she just jotted down a few couple notes before she went out to give a big long speech.
DOOCY: I think she did it because she probably does it a lot. I do that all the time. [...]
KILMEADE: But to sit there and look at, and do the interview and look down at her hand, I think that is — like you said before, Gretchen — folksy, absolutely, down-to-earth, I can identify. But if you’re going to write on your hand, why not just say, ’staffer, hand me a card.’ And then it would be okay.
CARLSON: Nah, like I said, I think it was on purpose. But anyway, we we may never know.
I don’t think it’s far fetched and I thought about it myself after I got home.
She writes notes on her hand and blatantly uses them, on camera, so there’s no mistaking what she’s doing.
What does this do?
It immediately puts her at the top of every political blog on the internet and gets her onto every news show in existence. Are they mocking her? Sure. But they were anyway. This enrages her enemies and emboldens her supporters and Sarah Palin gets a metric assload of free press and coverage and exposure.
I’m not sure who is the real idiot here.
Ideally, everyone would just ignore her and she would fade into obscurity. But, like Paris Hilton, we just can’t seem to stop talking about her.
You mean ‘well played’ as in ‘this will shore up support with her followers who are delusional enough to think she’s being victimised and stupid enough to think this is a clever riposte’ and not ‘ZING! Right back at ya!’ right? If it’s the former, I guess I kind of agree.
Impure! She was born in Idaho (right next to Imaho). Home of the Famous Potato. Wait…potatoe? Arrrrrrghhhhhh, more Republican mind tricks! I need to write that down on my (face) palm so I can always be prepared with the correct spelling!
I’m pretty sure the bulge is an alien creature that has burrowed into his spine.
See, the aliens are slowly infiltrating the governments of Earth in order to make us stupid. Eventually when humans become so foolish they can’t elect rational people to govern the aliens will reveal themselves and eat everyone.
Or, the bulge is part of the bullet-proof clothing the Secret Service made him wear.