Fox News: Palin’s Palm Reading ‘Folksy’ Master Plan

February 8, 2010

(ChattahBox)—As reported over the weekend, during a question and answer session after Sarah Palin’s Tea Party Convention speech, with pre-screened, very basic policy questions, Palin was caught sneaking a peak at crib notes scribbled on her left hand. And the notes were hardly the secret code to tea party dogma, but were broad themes that Palin has been parroting for over a year. Why the half-term governor of Alaska would not only need to write something like energy and tax cuts on her hand, but would also need to look at them, before responding to questions, has been attributed to Palin’s lack of intelligence, stupidity, or as Hardball’s Chris Mathews put it, Palin’s “balloon head.” You can take your pick.

But the dim-witted folks at Fox and Friends came up with their own explanations for Palin’s use of a cheating technique reserved to eight-graders taking a math test. And according to Gretchen Carlson’s explanation, it was a master plan to draw a “folksy” counterpoint to President Obama’s use of a teleprompter.

That’s right, the bubbly blond Fox co-host Carlson believes that Fox News contributor Palin wrote the notes on her hand “on purpose,” as part of a very clever master plan:

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.”

And Brian Kilmeade, who once said that the U.S. is not “pure” like Sweden, because Americans “keep marrying other species and other ethnics,” declared that Palin’s sweaty palm crib notes was super folksy:

KILMEADE: “Why doesn’t she just — there’s nothing wrong if she had a card. Just jot a card down. Energy, taxes, hope, whatever it is. But, and then no one has problems looking down. But to sit there 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 don’t you just say staffer, hand me a card. And then it would have been okay.”

Watch it:

Source: Think Progress


7 Responses to “Fox News: Palin’s Palm Reading ‘Folksy’ Master Plan”

  1. John Anderson ( Disappointed American ) on February 9th, 2010 12:45 am

    I am a life long Alaskan and very proud of it. I even voted for Palin Because at the time we Alaskans needed new blood in the Governors Office, after Frank Murkowski took all of us for a three year ride.( Thats Another Story all in it’s own ) When Palin ran for Governor her timing could not have been better. Palin had allot going for her She was young, nice to look at and we all be leaved she was one of us ( Proud Alaskan )
    We just needed some one to get our state back on track.
    All of us at the time over looked the trouble she was always in as mayor of Wasilla AK. However the day she was picked as John McCain’s running mate all bets were off. Let’s not kid each other as to why McCain picked her, he was disparate in a loosing battle against Obama. McCain picked her for the same reason us Alaskans voted for her as our part time Governor Desperation.

    Sarah Palin is in short , Out for one thing, and one thing only SHARA PALIN.

    Just think what would happen if she was elected as President in 2012, then let’s say six months into being our president a better offer of any kind comes along for Palin well there gos Sarah. I can hear her now ,giving her I am leaving the Presidency speech because…. I can do more Blah, Blah, Blah B.S.

    The same phony speech she gave us here in Alaska when she Ab-anded all of us for the Glits and Glamor and let’s not all forget the Money.

    I am so glad she did us the favor and left office and I hope our great State.

    She doe’s not represent in any way shape or form the people of Alaska. What get’s me most are the people in the States that have bought into her crap, If it is because they feel they can make some big money by promoting her then shame on them.

    Or maybe she has sold you on her fake image of her self. If so then get your self to your Doctor rite-away!! and have your head examined. If the Doctor should say he has found nothing wrong with your head, then ask about having a window installed in your bellybutton so you can see out of it.
    Should the Doctor ask’s why would you want a window installed in your bellybutton, just reply.. because my head is up my a%* and I need to be able to see were I am going next with Palin.

    Please Help stop this madness and do your part and Boy Cot anything that Sarah Palin has anything to do with.

    When Palin preaches she’s a woman of god don’t be-leave that for one instant she; like allot of people like her use that card to hide behind, a tool if you will.

    I have a so called sister in law who is the president of that club. I would not want to exploit my sister in-law and give her name, God forbid. Anyone of her mindless followers ever was to read this, I would be sanctioned to hell again. Oh what the heck I am doomed anyway. Nancy Haney self proclaimed God of the North.

    America is still very much broken and we just don’t need more of our time taken up with another (What’s in it for me, Phony has-been, part time Gov, ) Please Stop feeding her already inflated ego. Palin that is…..and the self proclaimed god of the North.

  2. John Anderson ( Disappointed American ) on February 9th, 2010 12:59 am

    Sorry for the Mistake and the double post but the cat did it …. Honest. ( I think she.. the cat) was trying to spell politician before she posted the first post. What…. she a cat and cat’s can’t spell.

    John Anderson

  3. Richard Wentworth on February 9th, 2010 8:22 am

    Do you Gretchen? Do you really? Are you trying to convince me or yourself?

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  6. Les on February 9th, 2010 4:34 pm

    why all the paranoia? she doesnt hold an elected office,you people are scared of her just like you are everyday americans. your kind live in some government help all bubble not in touch with REAL americans and it completly blows your mind when you find someone that doesnt agree w/ your dogma.the party that is supposedly out for everyones rights always try to shortchange anybodys thats not your own! how pathetic! you self rightous morons!

  7. Mike Licht on February 9th, 2010 7:46 pm

    Sarah Palin’s Nashville speech was the most significant oration of the 21st century.


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