Gibbs Adopts Palin’s Hand-Prompter: ‘Hope and Change,’ Grocery List
February 9, 2010
(ChattahBox)—White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs made use of Sarah Palin’s “folksy” hand-prompter during Tuesday’s press briefing. Gibbs showed reporters his grocery list for ingredients to make pancakes for his son scrawled on the palm of his hand: eggs, milk and bread. And in case he forget his talking points, Gibbs was ready with the necessary palm crib notes of hope and change.
The half-term former governor of Alaska was caught sneaking a peek at crib notes written on her left palm during a question and answer session after her Tea Party Convention speech on Saturday. Her basic talking point notes of energy, budget, tax cuts and lift American spirits were widely mocked, especially after she attacked President Obama for using a teleprompter for his speeches. Not only did Palin need to refer to her hand-prompter when answering a basic pre-screened question, she felt the need to hide her notes. And she even was seen furiously rubbing her left palm on her pantyhose in an attempt to erase her eight-grade crib notes.
The White House didn’t respond directly to Palin’s attacks and falsehoods made during her often rambling 40-minute tea party key note speech, but Gibbs decided to have some fun at Palin’s expense today.
“Eggs, milk and bread,” Gibbs read from the black ink stains on his palm, claiming he was going to “make pancakes” for his son Ethan.
“But I crossed out bread,” he added, pointing to the line that showed the word bread with a line through it.
“Then I wrote down hope and change just in case I forgot them,” quipped Gibbs.
Palin’s palm reading has also been widely mocked by late night comics. Jay Leno quipped that her “real” crib notes read “lather, rinse, repeat.” And Jon Stewart showed the viewers his own Palin-esque crib notes: “make funny face, curse.”
Source: Huffington Post