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White House Mocks Palin’s ‘Hand Notes’

February 12, 2010 by  

White House mocks Palin's 'hand notes'On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs threw a sarcastic jab at Sarah Palin, mocking the former Alaska governor for looking down at talking points written on her left hand during her keynote speech at the National Tea Party Convention last week.

During her address in Nashville Feb. 6, photographers caught Palin looking down at her hand, where she had written the words "energy", "budget," "tax" and "lift American spirits." Later in her talk to fellow conservatives, the former vice presidential candidate ridiculed President Obama for his consistent use of teleprompters throughout his first year in office.

A few days later, while answering questions from reporters regarding healthcare reform, the White House press secretary turned his ink-stained hand toward the cameras while he derided Palin.

"Oh, I wrote a few things down," said Gibbs, looking at palm. "I wrote eggs, milk and bread… then I wrote down hope and change just in case I forgot them."

When asked about the content of Palin’s speech, Gibbs noted that the convention appeared to be "a pretty successful private enterprise," a possible reference to fees charged to attendees who came to hear her speak, according to The New York Times.
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  • JeffH

    Robert Gibbs is nothing more than Obama’s personal lackey and a blithering idiot. Again, he shows the arrogance that has helped to make the Democrats into Dumocrats. George Carlin he ain’t.

    • rob

      Wouldn’t it be Dumbocrats?

      • http://myronjpoltroonian.blogspot.com Myron J. Poltroonian

        “[Let's sing it] All together now, ‘D.u.m.b.o., D.u.m.b.o., D.u.m.b.o. and Dumbo was their name-o.”

        • Jana

          Myron, I love it. We have a new song to sing here. La la la

        • ROLLTIDE

          (Comment removed for offensive content)

          • Jana

            You are just a dirty filthy old man. You ought to be ashamed of yourself.

          • AnhydrousBob

            Roll Tide better be careful that no true Alabama fans find out who he really is, might get a bit dicey for him, since he is dragging the Tide through the dirt with his comments.

          • DDC

            ROLLTIDE you are a complete idiot. Palin has got more sense in her little finger, and knows more about being Commander And Chief Than Barrack Hussein Obama will ever know:: She has forgotten more than Obama will ever Know.Obama is insecure, scared, unable to make quick decisions. If that phone rings at 3:00 AM He would go APE $__t. WE THE PEOPLE WOULD BE NUKED, AND THE OBAMAS WOULD BE HEADING TO MUSLIM TERRITORY

          • Claire

            RollTide–I find your post absolutely disgusting. You do not have to resort to filthy diatribe. You can express your opinions any way you want, but try to be civil, and not act and speak so crudely. Don’t you have any respect for yourself?

      • Harold Olsen

        Dumbo is probably closer to it. Have you ever noticed Obama’s ears?

  • BUTCH

    DOES ANYBODY KNOW IF SARAH WRITES HER OWN MATERIAL? SHE IS FUNNIER THAN TINA FEY!

  • Jeff J

    So let’s see. Sarah Palin writes a few notes on her hand, but Barack Obama cannot give a speech without a teleprompter. Sarah Palin’s notes merely indicate topics. Barack Obama plans every word on the teleprompter. Robert Gibbs is making fun of the wrong person. The hand notes aren’t even news worthy. If she wrote it on an index card, would anyone have cared?

    • Dom T

      Well said Jeff J.

    • Time

      Jeff
      How right you are, if they as in Barry and his gang of thugs were not scared stiff over the power this woman has, all this rhetoric they spew would not exist. That goes for MSN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN. FEAR is a very strong motivator to destroy anyone who gets in your way.
      Everyone should read the ART of WAR. To understand why and how is to better understand the world at large.

      • Harold Olsen

        Yeah, they all suffer from Sarahphobia. Everyone on the left, and a lot of people who are supposedly on the right, are completely terrified of her. She must be doing something right!!

      • Wil

        Oderant dum metuant.Let them hate so long as they fear.The two things liberals actually do.

    • J C

      Jeff, all it does is point out that they have nothing but straws to grasp at…in other words…nothing at all. They’re scared and it shows.

    • John B

      We have to help Sarah. I don’t know who is responsible for her speeches and meetings but, they should be fired. She deserves better than this. The whole country thinks she is a buffoon and she’s not. The latest polls on Fox shows she’s not even a viable candidate anymore. We need Sarah. Let’s help stop the bleeding,

      • deltadawn

        The more they ridicule her the more she will gain support, particularly among women. Keep them coming, Ron and you’ll give the GOP the WH in 2012. If a Press Secretary representing the President of the United States can only resort to buffoonery they’re done.

        • Time

          Delta, Your oh so right, I have no issues with a strong woman running the country. I really don’t know a lot about her, but I have her book and I have to read it this week I just have had to much going on over the last few months.

          As I have noted before she has the WH thugs very scared, as well the standard media mugs seems to be incapable of dealing a Strong WOMAN.

        • cr747

          People like Katie Couric is so jealous of her that all she has to say about Sarah is NEGATIVE. I quit watching CBS because of Couric and all her ignorance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • AnhydrousBob

        We, the American Public, do not need Sarah! Now, I’ve got nothing but respect for her, but we do NOT need anyone. That is progressive talk. We need our ideals and our bravery – we don’t need any one to LEAD us. That is what the Left can’t understand. The “Right Wing Radicals” have no defined leader, just like minded Americans coming together to choose a chief executive.

      • Harold Olsen

        I’m angry at Palin for supporting McCain his re-election bid and hope he gets clobbered. I’ve said that because of it I’m not sure I can support her if she runs for president in 2012. But, the more the left criticizes her the more I support her. If she had not been McCain’s running mate, I would have voted for a third party candidate. I actually voted for her in 2008, not McCain. I guess I’ll stick with her.

        • usmadgirl

          Harold Olsen,

          Don’t you think she’s between a rock & a hard place about campaigning for McCain? You KNOW her values are more in line with J.D. Hayworth’s Conservative values than McCain’s moderate ideas, but if she DIDN’T campaign for McCain, people would say she’s not loyal & if she DOES, people are going to say she’s helping a progressive Republican. She’s darned if she does & darned if she doesn’t!

          • Jana

            usmadgirl,
            My sentiments exactly.

          • Joe H.

            USmadgirl,
            Again one of the ladies here has read my mind!!

    • Jan W

      Just what I was thinking. Although I can’t stand either Palin or Obama, and know SP for the war-loving, pipeline-agreeing shill that she is, every speaker has a few talking points on a card, and she didn’t even use this. And CHIEFATK is also correct – the cost difference is telling. I just hope those notes are solely HER points and not words someone else “reminded” her to speak of, then sent her out to do her stuff and look pretty and rally dupes like my poor ignorant mother. She says some things I agree with, but doesn’t every politician at some time? She has said and done things that completely appall me. In politics, as in life, no one stands alone. She is a politician – not able to be independent, she is not free, she does not know the truth about many crucial things, or if she does she’s just another actor playing a role at some director’s whim. I pray that actors like Sarah and Glenn lying pie-hole Beck do not derail the movement. I guess in addition to the Tea-party, we need the Constitutionalists party.

      • Dotty

        Jan — Sorry, but your disillusionment with Sarah and Glenn is very strange! I would back Sarah in a heartbeat; after all, she has run a state — Obama has proven that he can’t run our country, yet the majority put him into office. Also, Glenn Beck (as well as Sarah) were the reason the Tea Party groups have been successful! Without Glenn and Sarah, they wouldn’t have the power they now enjoy! Glenn basically encouraged people to get involved in our government — and tea party groups is the result of Glenn’s answer to “get us involved.” Not everything is right with the tea party groups, but at least it is grass roots and people have finally awaken and gotten involved! Oh, and Gibbs: He’s just a well-educated a-hole!

        • deltadawn

          Please do not mention Sarah Palin & Glen Beck in the same breath. He isn’t a conservative, he’s a wacko who is an embarrassment to the Republican Party and certainly does us much more harm than good.

          • Jana

            delta then you haven’t watched him recently. He is giving history lessons and it is very encouraging to learn the TRUTH about our history. I have been encouraged enough to start studying more history than just what he is presenting.
            The left sure doesn’t like him because he has been pointing out the flaws in their ideals and agendas. Give him another try before writing him off.

          • AnhydrousBob

            How is Glenn Beck an embarrassment to the Repubs? He doesn’t claim to be a Repub, but leans toward the libertarian viewpoint – one that is more in line with the Constitution than the current Republican views.

          • Harold Olsen

            Beck is NOT a Republican. He claims to be a Libertarian. He is also a buffoon and I just can not take him seriously. He’s done some good shows about Obama and the corruption of his regime but he ruins it by his buffoonery. Also, he seems to want to give Obama a pass. He says that Obama isn’t the problem. He says Obama is just being manipulated by the people–especially the czars–that are around him. He also demeans those of us who are demanding that Obama prove he is a natural born citizen and qualified constitutionally to be president.

          • momof4

            deltadawn,
            Glenns not conservative? He’s ultra conservative and really knows the constitution. He’s a very smart man. He does a great job of explaining things. I like him I really think he is a good guy.

          • Tim

            I agree with you about Glenn Beck: he is a wacko, but so is Palin!
            In a recent poll, only 47% of Republicans support her. She has a much lower approval rating than Obama. In a recent gallup poll, ANY republican would lose to Obama if the election were held right now.

          • eyeswideopen

            Tim, here is Sarah’s national defense plan-the entirety of it-was this: “And when it comes to national security, as I ratchet down the message on national security, it’s easy to just kind of sum it up by repeating Ronald Reagan when he talked about the Cold War. And we can apply this now to our war on terrorism, you know. Bottom line, we win, they lose. We do all that we can to win.”

            The woman at least has stopped with the “also, therefore” comments, but if this is her idea of national defense, we are in big doo doo.

          • Joe H.

            Tim,
            I’ll bet Obumma fooled you, too!!! Voted for him, didn’t you?

          • Stephaan

            TIM,
            since you think EVERYBODY except for YOU, & your savior obummer are wakos, that sort of puts you on the short end of a sliding scale!
            If everybody is a wako EXCEPT you and obummer…….wellllll, maybe it is YOU, who art the wako…….. not like you needed to further prove it to us…… I’m just sayin

        • cr747

          SORRY to inform you, but Obama couldn’t win as DOG CATCHER right now.. He is down for the count.. The count is impeached after 2010.. Then his pet sheep O-BIDEN would be impeached next. Then if O-PELOSI is still there she would be next crying the blues!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • ROLLTIDE

      SISTER SARAH HAS WRECKED THE REPUKE PARTY! THAT IS GOOD NEWS FOR THOSE WHO LOVE AMERICA. SHE HAS DESTROYED THE CREDIBILITY OF THE REPUKES AND THE TEA-KLUX-KLANERS ARE TAKING THE COUNTRY BACK HUNDREDS OF YEARS WITH RACISM AND WITCH-HUNTS. IT’S ALL GOOD.

      • JeffH

        Jelly ROLLTIDE, you’ll be censored out of here, kinda like rollin’ with the tide

      • usmadgirl

        Rolltide,

        If your user name is a symbol of the Alabama Crimson Tide, you are a disgrace to the team, the state of Alabama & the South!

        How exactly have you come to your decisions about the Rebublican Party & why do you think the Tea Party movement is racist when Conservative blacks (who don’t care to be called “African Americans” because they are Americans who just happen to be black) are as involved in the Tea Party as white people?

        You’re just about as uninformed or misinformed as you can be! People like you are the reason this country is in the mess it’s in, NOT Sarah or the Tea Party movement!

        • eyeswideopen

          usmadgirl, please show me a link of any sort that has a black person in it at the tea parties….you can use any of them, but they can’t be the police.

          • Michael J.

            EWO,
            A black man was accosted by SEIU members during the course of one of the original Tea Parties because he was offering to sell conservative sloganed T- shirts. But you wouldn’t know, because it wasn’t covered on MSNBC. (Messiah’s Secular Nation, Brainwashing Channel)

            And also, the one and only person to bring a gun to a Tea Party because in the town in which the Tea Party was held carrying firearms is legal, just happehed to be a black man.

            There’s plenty more examples, all ya gotta do is look.

          • DaveH

            You know better than that Eyes. All you have to do is open those eyes.
            Consider the fact that 94% of blacks asked at exit polls said they voted for Obama. That leaves about 6% of blacks that would be anti-Obama. Then consider the fact that blacks make up about 15% of the US population. So, at most, 1% of the total population would consist of conservative blacks. So if 40% of the population is conservative (rasmussen poll), assuming those would be the Tea Partiers, that would mean about 2.5% of them might be blacks. Yes, 2.5% of blacks in a crowd might be a little hard to spot.
            Anyway, to answer your question:
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh_ApB3VcM8

          • Claire

            Michael J–I saw on TV a white man with a gun. He was at a tea party and he had a beard. Dang, I think it was in Texas but I am not for sure of the location. I honestly cannot remember where but I know what I saw. And I only saw the guy once and he talked to the reporter. It was never shown on TV again, at least I wasn’t watching if they showed it again.

          • usmadgirl

            Hi Claire,

            Here is the link to the ERRONEOUS report from MSNBC & some of the other “MessiahStreamMedia” about the so-called “white protester” carrying a gun. What they didn’t show was that the gun-carrier was NOT the white protester, but a black man. MSNBC INTENTIONALLY edited it to NOT show the man’s head, because if they had it would’ve shown that he wasn’t a white Tea Party protester, but a black man who wasn’t a protester. It was in Arizona instead of Texas. That’s why you shouldn’t watch the “MessiahStreamMedia”! They just make crap up to suit their agenda!

            http://www.nowpublic.com/world/msnbc-turns-black-man-gun-obama-rally-white-man

          • Claire

            usmadgirl—Thank you!! I quickly pulled up this site and it is not the same guy. The guy I saw was white, with a short beard, and looked rather scroungy, but I saw his face, since he was talking to the reporter. The gun was strapped to his right leg. He was on TV just for a minute or so, it happened so quickly, and I never saw him again anywhere on the TV stations. I cannot even remember what channel I was watching, since I do flip channels. Maybe the channel I was watching pulled it on purpose and never used the scene again. Or maybe they were trying to “plant” something. This is weird and almost embarassing, but I know what I saw. I don’t want anyone to think I am a nut case.

          • Claire

            usmadgirl–The first time I pulled up the site you gave, I just looked at the picture of the black guy. Then I pulled the site up again and READ the whole article. Now I feel better. Now I know I’m not losing it! Thank you very much for your time and effort. Now I am honked off at MSNBC. I always preach about not believing everything the media puts out and I fell for it. Shame on me.

          • eyeswideopen

            Michael, show me.

          • usmadgirl

            Eyeswideopen,

            I sent at least six links to you last night, but my reply is nowhere to be found so I’m going to have to find them again. Couldn’t do it today because I had to work 18 hours. I don’t know if my comment got dumped or what happened, but they usually just say “waiting for moderation” when you send links.

          • usmadgirl

            Eyeswideopen,

            Here’s the link that I think you were asking Michael J to show you. I have already sent it to Claire.

            http://www.nowpublic.com/world…..-white-man

      • Tim

        I like your use of “Repuke Party.” That is a perfect name for the Party of the rightwinger extremists, including most of the bloggers in here. Guess what GOP stands for:
        GREAT OBSTRUCTIONIST PARTY.

        • JeffH

          Tiny Tim, You forgot the “teabaggers, rednecks, violent gun extremists, and uneducated” in your Polly unsaturated remarks.

          • Michael J.

            JrffH,
            Ever notice that Progressives possess a child like hope for benevelent dictators that allegedly care about the interest of everyone? History shows that these mentally stunted adolescents are merely disposable mouthpeices (useful idiots) of world government.

          • DaveH

            Have you ever noticed, Jeff and Michael, how much they are like spoiled teenagers, who, until they get out of the house and pay their own way, think their parents are the scourge of the earth?
            You would think these lowlife who are living on other peoples’ money would be very grateful to those of us who are donors. You would think wrong.
            You can tell where we will stand if we allow them to get too much power. Today they launch vicious verbal attacks on us. Tomorrow?

          • Joe H.

            Michael J.,
            That’s because they can’t make it on their own and figure the government will do it for them. Then when the government does nothing for them but raise taxes they blame it on the “obstructionist repubs” when it’s the fault of their libby heroes spending all the cash BEFORE they get to them!!!!

          • Michael J.

            Jeff and Dave,
            What we are really talking about here is brainwashing. This is learned behaviour. The children have been conditioned to hate their parents, they learn in school that America is bad and capitalism doesn’t work. The minds of children are like a sponge designed to readily absorb any and all information. Hitler new this and used it to undermine and split German families. Once your child had been indoctrinated, it was as if you were living with a spy in your house.

        • Stephaan

          To Timmy.
          Try getting with the program here. You are one of the ignorant ones who lumps all conservatives into the republican party, and all the libs into the dems. You appear to be so ignorant as to think that all repubs. are bad and all dems. are good. Get a freakin clue Timmy! It hasn’t been that way for decades. There may be more conservatives in the repub. party, and more liberal socialists in the dem. party, but by pigeon holing everybody you show your ignorance. You have to do more than just look at the books cover. You actually have to open the book to see what it’s about, a totally foreign concept to you I’m sure….

          • Joe H.

            Stephaan,
            Good to see you haven’t lost a step since the other site, keep up the good work!!!

          • Stephaan

            Actually Joe, I have missed a few steps. I keep trippin over the dead liberals Lie-ing all over the place ;-)

    • michael

      Everyone uses telepromters thats not news. But as a public speaking instructor I would give a student a bad grade for writing talking points on their hand, it shows they are not prepared.

      • Alton Robinson

        Let me understand you, you say someone who reads a speech off a teleprompter is good but someone who uses a few words to remind them to cover them in a speech is bad? After being a speaker, where we were not allowed to use either I would have to say the better speaker would be the one who only uses notes and does the speaking from the heart. In a long speech very few people can remember the whole speech while in front of a large crowd.

        • michael

          note cards would of been fine but writingonyour hand like a cild is well childish but what ca I expect from repubs. They lost so like children they don’t eant to play anymore.

          • Joe H.

            michael,
            Looks like you should have written a few notes on YOUR hand, or copied your post from a teleprompter!!!

          • usmadgirl

            Michael,

            WHAT????????????????????????

          • usmadgirl

            Joe H,

            You made me laugh really big with that one!

        • Tim

          Scribbing notes on her hand shows that she is incompetent. That is the type of thing you’d expect from someone who is not very bright.
          Obama didn’t have to write any notes on his hands at the
          Q&A meeting with Republicans in Baltimore a couple of weeks ago. Neither did he have a teleprompter. He kicked the Repukes butts and was even outnumbered 140 to 1. Haha!

          • JeffH

            Tiny Tim, you obviously didn’t watch the prez in action because what I saw was the same old president doing the same old thing. Lieing, blaming, and never giving a straight answer. Then again, he doesn’t intend to change his bad habits either. What else is new?

          • cr747

            Very true JeffH, Timothy must have been watching The Simpsons.
            He sure did have a lot of Uh, Ah, Oh, and a lot of BS!!!!!!!!!!

      • Meteorlady

        Hey big difference between a student and a person actually using the craft day to day. Sarah is a busy lady and I was impressed she could stand there and give a speech without a teleprompter and just a few notes on her hand. I think she was more than prepared.

        • michael

          yeah she’s busy quitting everything she starts.

          • Tim

            Amen!!

          • eyeswideopen

            LMAO!!!!!

        • cr747

          Obama, would be better off to quit. It won’t be long until he’s thrown out.. That’s really going to be embarrassing for him!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Michael J.

        Michael,
        Would you give Obama a bad grade for mispronouncing the word “Corpsman” which he read from materials prepared exclusively for him and delivered VIA his own teleprompter?

        Ya know, no one cares that he uses a teleprompter. All public officials use them at one time, or another. It’s just that he looks so unatural when doing so, which also is no big deal as long as his message comes across clearly and concisely.

        The part that rattles most people is the multitude of horn blowers including you and Obama himself trumpeting the lofty heights from which his legendary oratory skills have descended. I guess you guys and gals didn’t realize that the precedent you were setting was going to be tough to live up to.

        Maybe if the MSM and others had not over blown the speaking skills of Mr. Obama, all the rest of us may have overlooked the verbal stumbling because after all, what the American people really want is great leadership, not great orators.

    • Harold Olsen

      Plus, Obama has a problems pronouncing the words he is reading. And yet people say how articulate he is.

    • Fed Up Gal in NM

      Jeff J,

      Spot on!

      Fed Up Gal

    • Wil

      Does Obama even plan his own speeches,or does Ayers write them for him too?

  • Jack

    Gibbs is as big an idiot as Little O. What a joke for leaders of the free world. Remember in November.

    • ROLLTIDE

      (Comment removed for offensive content)

      • AnhydrousBob

        Do you intend to be SHOUTING? Or are you too stupid to know you are doing so?

        • Harold Olsen

          He’s probably a one finger typist who once he puts the caps lock on he can’t find it again to turn it off. I wonder if he can walk and chew gum at the same time!!

          • Claire

            “Walk and chew gum at the same time.” Now that’s an oldie. LOL

          • Joe H.

            Oh well, Bob turned the volume down real quick!!!

          • Miles C

            You can’t expect much more from a Roll Tide fan.

          • Claire

            Miles–Sir—You had better not be referring to me as being a Roll Tide fan. If you are, you are out of line, and I will not tolerate it.

  • Sarah Luchsinger

    Using a few words or even an outline regardless of what it is written on is acceptable in my thinking; however, that is a far cry from having someone write your speech and reading every word from a teleprompter.

    Sarah Luchsinger
    New Orleans

    • Joe H.

      Sarah,
      hope they are doing a good job on your flood gates, my brother in law is down there working on them!!! He’s pretty picky on the jobs he works on!!

    • ROLLTIDE

      YOU ARE NUTS. SARAH PALIN IS ILLITERATE AND CANNOT WRITE A SIMPLE SENTENCE. SHE IS DUMBER THAN A BUCKET OF ROCKS.

      • Meteorlady

        Gads – dumber than a bucket! That’s your profound statement for the day. Give us a valid point of view instead of name calling. I’m thinking that you probably can’t.

        • Harold Olsen

          When people of low intellect are unable to give a valid argument they generally resort to name calling. He should just be ignored. Even when his comments aren’t censored off the forum, he still doesn’t say anything worth reading.

          • Jana

            Harold,
            AMEN.

      • momof4

        Rolltide,
        Are you short?

        • Claire

          LOL–I think I get your drift.

        • Unbiased Observer

          “roll tides” sister/wife said that he is short TWO ways. In stature, and also his…… well… you know ;-)
          He also exhibits a 3rd on here….lack of intelligence…….

          FYI: “roll tide” is the “racist Gentleman Jim” from the other blogs. It is best to ignore him. We waste our time responding to such an ignorant mental case.

          • Joe H.

            Unbiased,
            I think that is called short on brains!!!!

      • Tim

        I agree with you. Us smart people are outnumbered by all the Repukes in here. Nothing they say makes any sense. They get all their propaganda from Fox Noise (aka Fox News).

        • JeffH

          One common link between Tiny Tim and his liberal companions is that they are never afraid to “brag” about their intelligence and education.
          My pappy always told me a “smart” person should never brag. That way he/she wouldn’t show their igmorance.

        • DaveH

          Personal attacks are a sign of intelligence now?
          I feel like I’m back in 8th grade.

        • Michael J.

          Tim,
          Progressives, in their infinte wisdom have made the choice for us that, we should no-longer be ruled by the laws of God, but rather be subject to the attrocities of madmen

      • Stephaan

        BLOW TIDE;
        So you think Sarah’s dumb? Well that doesn’t say much for you BLOW TIDE, since the collective IQ of you and your illiterate liberal friends on here is about 10.
        Yes 10. Count all your fingers on your left hand (you know, the one you pick your nose with), then count all the fingers on your right hand, (the one you pull your head out of your ass with) and all together that adds up to 10. Yep a nice round number, just slightly lower than a chimpanzee. Now you can reinsert your head back in your ass since that is where it seems to be most often.

        • Michael J.

          Stephaan,
          Now hold on just a minute, there’s no reason to insult Chimpazees like that. You might get a reprimand from PETA.

    • michael

      all public figures and newscasters use telepromters not a big deal. maybe palin should use one then maybe she won’t look like such an idiot.

      • Tim

        Whether she uses a teleprompter or not, it doesn’t change the fact that she is too incompetent to be president. Her approval ratings are VERY LOW. Only 47% of Repukes support her. Obama would kick her butt if they ever faced each other. The only thing she has going for her, is her pretty face.

        • Michael J.

          Tim, Obama’s approval rate has been hoveribg at around 46%. So what is your point?

          • Michael J.

            hovering (just proved I’m human)

        • Joe H.

          Michael J.,
          And that’s of ALL the voters, not just the Republicans!!!!

    • Fed Up Gal in NM

      Sarah L,

      You are so right!

      Fed Up Gal

  • Joe Kane

    Maybe Sarah should have read from a pre-written speach in it’s entirety instead of refering to a category and then relating her thoughts on the subject. Most, if not all our so called leaders read from a pre-written speach because they can’t remember what they are suppose to be doing for the people they represent.
    How stupid are they who condemn or mock her for being human!

    • ROLLTIDE

      SARAH IS DUMBER THAN A BUCKET OF ROCKS WITH HER 4TH GRADE ANTICS THAT KIDS USED TO USE TO CHEAT ON SPELLING TESTS. SHE IS STILL AT THAT LEVEL, AND THE ONLY THING GOOD SHE HAS ACCOMPLISHED IS TO WRECK THE REPUKE PARTY AND SHE WILL BRING THE TEA-BAGGERS DOWN, TOO.

      • momof4

        Rolltide,
        Why are you so afraid of her? Why are you afraid of the tea party?
        Why so angry? I am worried about you you seem so angry and sad.

        • Tim

          There is no need to worry about ROLL TIDE. He/she is fine. He/she just happens to have the guts and awareness to describe Scarah Palin the way she really is. Anyone who thinks the quitter governor is worth a damn, is the one to be pitied.

          • momof4

            Whats with you Liberals and all the name calling.
            It’s time to grow up

          • Jana

            Momof4, They reflect the way their parents raised them. It seems it was with lack of manners, lack of morals, and lack of common sense.

          • Michael J.

            Momof4 and Jana,
            I think the job of raising Tim is not yet complete. I think he’s about twelve years old and using Mommie’s computor without permission.

          • Joe H.

            Yeah, in the basement where he is chained!!!!

          • Joe H.

            Tim,
            no rool tide just doesn’t have the brains to say anything else, and you agreeing with him only proves that you don’t either!!!

        • Unbiased Observer

          Momof4
          roll tide IS afraid of ALL women. I think it’s a mommy issue. His mommy breast fed him until he was 10 years old, and he’s been missing it for the last 2 years now. Too old to nurse, too young to vote, & living in mommies basement. No wonder he’s all screwed up. Poor baby!!! :-(

          • momof4

            Unbiased Observer,
            You crack me up!!!

          • Fed Up Gal in NM

            Joe H, Michael J, Unbiased Observer,

            Too funnny. Sad that it could be true!

            Fed Up Gal

    • Harold Olsen

      Making a few notes on her hand and then speaking off the cuff from those very few notes shows that she is considerably much more intelligent than the Sarahphobes give her credit for.

  • Holton

    to Jeff J ..Of course GW NEVER used a teleprompter .. he couldn’t he, can’t read LOL ..by the way .. I wish that Sarah would take some time off from her speeching and try to find a husband for Bristol …

    • David Bowers

      Just so I understand where you’re coming from: You’re in favor of EVERYTHING under the sun being for free i.e. health care, food, heat, electricity and so on, paid for of course by 1/2 the population (taxpayers)while the other half just sits home with their hands out waiting for monthly checks while watching their big screen TV? Why not throw in free car insurance, cable, and concert tickets too while we’re at it? Do people bear any responsibility for their own well being? ANY?

      • Jan W

        I for one do not expect free anything. I am disabled by a drunk-driver teen head-on, severe physical abuse (over 100 concussions and I can still spell pretty well) and after 32 years of soul-killing corporate work and paying taxes to -not my country but the private bankers’ interest and control of the world- I often go without water, can’t afford my medications and go without, can’t afford food and go without, have no transportation down to buses, and am blessed and grateful at this moment to have both power and a phone on, having often gone without. Nothing is black and white, sir. Left-brained corporate policy killed my husband and almost killed me. I am getting disability payments, after four years of waiting and suffering extreme poverty, from all my years of paying into the system. I don’t consider my meager stipend which does not cover my utilities, food and medication to be a big free hand-out. If you CAN work, you are blessed, lucky, and one of a shrinking minority thanks to the manipulations of the Federal Reserve, the Trilateral Commission, Bilderbergs, etc. The IRS attacks widows and tries to scare them into giving up over 1/3 of husband’s life insurance as INCOME. It is a known routine, and they call every day, threaten, and sound like the mob. I had to spend a year’s income (4K) to prove to the IRS that they were mistaken. Don’t you just LOVE the federal reserve/global order?

        • Jana

          Jan, I am sure sorry abut you injuries and your suffering. It is indeed sad that you are having such financial difficulties. In lieu of all of this how can you afford a computer and internet service? I have the bare minimum on internet service and it still costs.

          • Joe H.

            Jana,
            You read my mind!!!

          • Alan Clark

            Did it ever occure to you that she might be using someone elses computer. WOW,,,we are so quick to put down. Ya’ll get a grip!

          • Jana

            Alan, why don’t you let her answer for herself. You don’t just wander onto these sites. If you don’t use a computer very often you don’t know about these sites. It takes time to explore the net.

        • AnhydrousBob

          Why would anyone take a “soul killing” paycheck for 32 years?

        • Leonidcat

          I’m sorry for you if the story is true. But 32 years of corporate work? I worked and a portion of my paycheck into a 401K. I must say that was a tidy sum when I did retire. Everyone has their problems, and you seem to have a bit more. Still, if you worked for that many years, had a husband which I assume also worked because your collecting his SS, why didn’t you both save so you would be independent when you retired or needed other necessities. SS was passed as a “supplemental income” not as a retirement income.

        • http://Don'thaveone Sally

          Jan, you are of the wrong race. I’m sorry you had to spend money to get the IRS off your back on the insurance money. Had I known, I would have taken on the job for free. All insurance, no matter what for is not earned income and therefore is not taxable even under your estate, that is the reason that Insurance companies say to buy huge amounts of insurance and it helps you heirs get through probate. You didn’t have anything to worry about however, when the Bush tax cuts were in place, as their wasn’t any inheritance tax. Starting in 2010 there is now 45%.

    • JeffH

      It didn’t take long for this “virus” to infect the PL site.

    • Doug

      Don’t listen to Holton just another idot without a job or if whatever it is has one paying about $1000 to taxes and pulling out about $30,000 in freebees and thinks it deserves more!

    • ROLLTIDE

      (Comment removed for offensive content)

      • Joe H.

        Rolltide,
        You just keep making the same statement, words removed for offensive content!!! Can’t say anything else???

        • Stephaan

          Ha Ha Ha Ha ;-) Too funny Joe.
          I’m beginning to wonder if this roll tides name comes from the waves he’s seeing when he’s swimming in his septic tank/sess pool.

    • Palin12

      Actually, Bush had a higher SAT score than his opponent, the great “intellectual” John Kerry.

      http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/fr/1240592/posts

      • Tim

        Al Gore had higher SAT scores than Bush. See the attached link:

        http://www.insidepolitics.org/heard/heard32300.html

        • JeffH

          Tiny Tim, WHO? Al Bore, your pulitzer hero.

        • libertytrain

          I don’t really understand why anyone really would care. In the great scheme of life, it doesn’t matter – does if you’re trying to get into college. But college and living “real” life are two different matters.

          • DaveH

            Liberty,
            It matters to a Liberal who must use personal attacks in lieu of facts.

          • Joe H.

            Libertytrain,
            My father used to call them overeducated idiots!!!!

          • libertytrain

            yes, Dave, you are correct.

          • Fed Up Gal in NM

            Hi LT,

            I could not agree more!

            I’ve been busy with work and helping a friend with the loss of a family member, so I’m now trying to play catch up.

            Hope you’re doing well.

            Fed Up Gal

  • http://victorbarney@embarqmail.com Victor L Barney

    It’s called the “pot calling the kettle black!” Isn’t it?

  • Katja

    I say: “A few words in the hand are worth more than 20 pages on the tele-prompter”.
    Sarah Palin is an excellent speaker, quite contrary to the Big Kahuna, who is not able to say a single sentence on his own. All I hear are so many a-a-a and uh-uh-uh that I can’t bear it an switch off my TV.
    Who invented the myth that Mr. Obama is a good speaker? He is a god READER !

    • perry

      You guys are wierd. What is on you blooming minds?
      Even Hollwood Ron used a teleprompter. Get lost you idiots.

      • Katja

        Perry, we are no idiots, and we are not WEIRD.
        Nothing against prompters as long as you don’t make fun of a few notes. THAT’s the point here ! We have a saying in Germany ” Don’t throw stones if you’re sitting in a glass house” – but you wouldn’t understand that either!

        • Alan Clark

          I couldn’t have said it better, Katja…well done

        • jim

          Katja, People who live in glass houses should undress in the basement.

          • Fed Up Gal in NM

            Jim,

            Good Point! LoL funnnnnnnnnnnny!

            Fed Up Gal

        • Fed Up Gal in NM

          Kudos, Katja!

          Fed Up Gal

      • Joe H.

        Perry,
        Yup Ronald Reagan used a teleprompter. He also used to piss his speech writers off by going off his speeches and talking from the heart. He didn’t say uhh,umm, ahh, while doing it either!! now go back to your bridge troll!!

        • momof4

          Ronald Reagan was a class act.

      • DaveH

        He’s calling people idiots and he can’t even spell weird or Hollywood.

      • momof4

        Perry, Who is hollywood Ron?

      • Fed Up Gal in NM

        There you go again, Perry….

        (Credit to Ronnie Reagan :-)

        Fed Up Gal

    • ROLLTIDE

      SARAH WON’T USE A TELEPROMPTER BECAUSE SHE CANNOT READ. SHE WILL NEED REMEDIAL READING CLASSES BEFORE SHE COULD ATTEMPT THAT. SHE HAS TO HAVE A GHOST WRITER AND GHOST COACH TO PREP EVERYTHING SHE DOES. SHE IS DUMBER THAN A BUCKET OF ROCKS.

      • Leonidcat

        What the heck is it with you and rocks?

        • Harold Olsen

          Maybe he’s got a rock fetish. Or maybe he just likes using a word that describe his head.

          • JeffH

            Nobody is responding to him so he keeps “acting out” for attention.

          • Joe H.

            Harold Olsen,
            Nah he likes the word ROCKS cuz he noes he kin spul hit raht!!!

      • momof4

        Rolltide,
        She is a hell of alot smarter than Obama. Please give it a rest before you hurt yourself.

    • michael

      If you think palin is agreat speaker you have evidently not taken any communication course. I teach public speaking and she is a C speaker at best. She talks down to her audience using childish made up words like hopey changey I wonder what school gave her a degree.

      • Michael J.

        Michael,
        Sarah Palin holds a degree in Communications and Journalism.

        • michael

          I. know whay degree she holds my question was which school was it an actual university or some third class 4 year school

          • Palin12

            University of Idaho

          • coal miner

            michel,

            Sarah Palin is the one of the two students that had a driver’s license in the 6th grade, the other one, CR747.

          • Joe H.

            michael,
            Obviously you cheated to get your teaching license as you need a few spelling or typing classes!!!

          • Michael J.

            Michael,
            Is this the same Michael who claims to be a communications instructor?
            If so, you need to work on your own communications skills in forming coherent sentences.
            And your disparaging words, “Third rate, 4 year school” is a slap in the face to not only Sarah Palin but all past, current and future graduates of The University of Idaho.

      • Jana

        And that michael

        is why she is being sought after to speak, and you are writing on this board. Maybe you could take a few lessons from her.

        • Joe H.

          Jana,
          No he’s too smart for that!! Yeah wright!!!!

    • Tim

      I take it that you never saw that televised meeting in Baltimore between Obama and the entire Repukes caucus in the House, which occurred a couple of weeks ago. Obama had no notes or teleprompter. He had to wing it, as the saying goes, not knowing what questions he’d be asked. He performed admirably. He made the Repukes look like a bunch of flunkies.

      I heard that Repukes have said privately, that they would never agree to another one of these type of meetings. Can you imagine any Repuke being able to do as well as Obama? I can’t. Even your hero, Reagan wouldn’t have been able to do as good as Obama.

      • Joe H.

        Tim,
        Have you ever heard of the practice of screening questions before a meeting? Obummer has done it with the press all the time!!!

  • Phil

    Who’s afraid of Sarah?… I hope like hell she’s the republican partys pick in 2012….

    • MARGE

      WE DEMS HOPE YOU PICK PALIN TOO. THAT WAY YOU WILL REALLY LOOK LIKE THE BUFFONS YOU RIGHT-WING NUTS ARE AND WILL INSURE THAT WE KEEP THE WHITE HOUSE. SHE DOESN’T HAVE THE BRAINS TO RUN FOR DOG CATCHER, OH I FORGOT SHE LOVES TO GET IN THE HELICOPTER AND RUN OUR WOLVES TO DEATH AND THEN SHOOT THEM. SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT “MOTHER” TO ME.

      • blackhat

        Marge, please stop shouting…your sycophantic raving is really annoying.

        • Meteorlady

          Hear hear……. the ranting is crazy. We get your point which is what?

          • Joe H.

            Meteorlady,
            you have to excuse Marge, she is obviously 90 years old and deaf. She thinks she has to yell to be heard!!!

        • Harold Olsen

          I wish the people who run this forum would just delete all the messages by these idiots who can’t type without keeping the caps lock key on. I refuse to read those messages. They’re usually not worth the time anyway.

          • libertytrain

            Harold, you are right it is annoying, but remember some folks said they do it cause they have bad eyesight – can’t read the letters unless they are capped. I have a huge monitor, but when I work on a laptop, I can barely read what I type so am trying to be tolerant.

          • Tim

            Admit it that the only reason you’re complaining about the cap lock key, is because Marge isn’t a rightwing nut like you. If one of your kind used the cap lock key, you would sit there like a bump on the log. Marge, like myself, is one of the smartest people in this blog. You rightwingers are all a bunch of losers! You all parrot the same kind of garbage that you hear on Bill O’Reilly’s “O’Garbage Factor.” You get all your rightwing garbage from Fox Noise.

          • JeffH

            Tiny Tim. It is evident that you spend most of your time locked up with Polly, your soul mate. Polly want a cracker?

          • DaveH

            I love it. Tim is showing the rest of us how truly mentally bankrupt Liberals are. They can’t carry on a decent discussion without launching myriad personal attacks.
            Save your Saul Alinsky tactics for your ignorant fellow Liberals, Tim. They don’t work on us.

      • Jana

        Sure Marge, just like we have seen that Obama doesn’t have the brains to read his teleprompter or run the country. Well, he is running the country, into the ground.

        At least we can write without shouting. Excuse me as typical, your lack of manners is showing.

        • MARGE

          Yes, Myron your ancesters came here for a better life and turned around and took us (AMERICAN INDIANS) stole our land, killed and raped our women and children, stuck us on rez’s, killed all bison and just about anything else that could be sold for money. Take time to see what the people of Pine Ridge rez in South Dakota live like.
          How easy you forget. After what Bush/Cheney did to this country we Americans wanted a change and we have one. It took Bush 8 years to F—k up this country how can you expect Obama to fix it in 1 yr.

          • DaveH

            Marge, the natives were killing each other before White Man arrived.
            I have met many Native Americans and all have been very nice people so far. You are an exception. Please don’t give a bad name to Native Americans.

          • AnhydrousBob

            A person can’t fix what he doesn’t understand.

          • Claire

            DaveH–Remember my post a day or so ago? If you have time, look up the “Trail of Tears.” One of many instances that happened way back when.

          • Meteorlady

            OK Marge just explained to us what’s up. She and Indian with a chip on her shoulder. She brings up the past – things that happened before her mother was born. She wails about everything and nothing. She is stuck in her socialism rut and can’t get out because she took the government bribe and now can’t take care of herself. We have to do that for her by going to work everyday and earning enough money to pay our taxes and give them to her and other like her.

            Do a search on “social programs for American Indians”. You will find many programs for education and college. Did you choose to take advantage of any of those. Did you choose to get a good job after you were educated? Sound like a bit NO to me.

            If you are taking the money I earned through my own hard work and education, then you have no right to insult me.

          • Tim

            Marge, I agree with you that the white man mistreated the American Indians, especially the English. This was deplorable! This same type of racism is being leveled against Obama. He is being unjustly demonized, and all he has tried to do is correct the mess that Bush an his cronies left this country in.

            All of these idiots in here, who are attacking you, just don’t get it. They are all a bunch of rightwing nuts. You can’t reason withs them. We smart people got to stick together in this blog, because we are far outnumbered. Maybe we can enlighten one or two of these rightwing nuts.

          • momof4

            Marge,
            I think you need counseling.

          • jim

            Marge, Whats this have to do with reading notes writen on your hand during a speach?

          • Joe H.

            Tim & Marge,
            I could care less if Obummer is part black, he’spart white too!! He is part of the white that did what you complain did that to your and my ancestors, yes I have Cherokee and Blackfoot(or Iriquoi for both) in my blood. you may want to check into the habits of the Blackfoot people, they were one of the most murderous tribes of the native Americans!!!

        • Claire

          Marge—I will agree with you on something–the slaughter of wolves from helicopters was deplorable. But some people get a real “thrill” out of killing defenseless animals for the fun of it. I guess it makes them feel real “cool” or something. If a person needs food for the table–deer–then I don’t have a problem with this but I have a big problem with sport killing.

          • DaveH

            Claire,
            I quit hunting 35 years ago after seeing a very graphic movie “The Hunting Party” in which humans were doing to other humans what I used to do to animals. However, that is a very personal choice, and I do not advocate imposing my choices on other people.
            I have always had a hard time mustering sympathy for animals that tear other animals apart while alive. I don’t care that it is their means of survival. It is just life. There are predatory animals, and there are predatory human beings.
            When they kill those wolves, it allows other animals to survive, maybe even the human animal:
            http://www.wildsentry.org/WolfAttack.html

          • Claire

            Amongst animals, it is the survival of the fittest. The predatory animals kill other animals for food. It is Nature. And yes, sometimes there are rogue animals that attack humans. It is a personal choice-and I am a person that does not condone “sport” killing. If for necessity then there is no choice. And I did not say everyone had to agree with me.

          • jim

            Hi Claire, I hunt in a different kind off way, with a Nikon. I can hunt without a licence, on protected land, off season and I can shoot the animal more than once and another camera hunter can hunt it again. I just doesn’t feed you though. My trophy fits in a photo album.

          • Michael J.

            Claire,
            The wolves you mentioned were not killed for sport or for the fun of it. Culling operations are carried out by trained Wildlife Management professionals who take the job of protecting all species seriously. When wolf populations are to great in numbers, prey species suffer a decline in numbers. Dedicated Wildlife Management Biologist continually study prey and predator populations in the habitat they live in. They then make recommendations as to sustainable numbers of animals that their habitat will support. In some areas of the country, prey animals too, such as deer and wild hogs are also culled as a result of low or no natural predator species to maintain the natural balance. Over population of prey species leads to disease and encroachment on farm crops. Nobody enjoys putting down these animals but, it is necessary to maintain the balance of nature.

          • Claire

            I am well aware of what you say. But it still does not change my mind about sport killing. I saw the shooting of the wolves on TV (a documentary) and I remember thinking that if it has to be done, then hopefully it would be an instanteous death, no suffering. What I saw in this documentary did not represent a swift killing. I have acreage in the country and I know why I have this problem–My nephew lives on the property next to mine, he has 23 deer slugs in his house now, and during deer season the weekend warriors come out, leave wounded deer behind and then when bow and arrow season starts, there are deer left running around with arrows in them. I do not allow hunting or trapping on my property. Food for the table is fine, but make clean killings, don’t leave maimed animals left to suffer. This is the type of person I am and I am set in my ways.

          • Claire

            jim–Good for you. My husband has many good photos of deer, quail, pheasant. I have a lot of wildlife on my property. And I keep it like that intentionally. A creek runs through one side of it, and that is good. The old farmhouse is still standing, I have maintained it. There is a lot of farmground around the property, and I always think at least the animals have habitat. I would love to live there but with my husband’s health issues, we need to be close to the hospitals and doctors. We get down there every month. It is so peaceful and the dogs sure enjoy it. Enuf said, I guess I have a tendency to ramble. Sorry.

          • Joe H.

            Claire,
            Did you know that the wolf has made such a comback that it is no longer on the endangered list in even the lower states and are killing off peoples herds at alarming rates? The wolf is my spirit animal and even the native Americans killed them from time to time!!!

          • Joe H.

            Claire,
            i don’t mean to make you look bad, but didn’t you say your husband hunted till he couldn’t take the walking anymore????

          • Claire

            JoeH–you are okay in asking me these questions. Yes, my husband used to hunt. He only hunted quail and pheasant with his dogs. He loved training and working with his dogs. And God help me, I could never eat the birds. But I didn’t berate him for doing what he loved to do. And Joe, I am so happy he didn’t go after deer. I am one of those Bambi freaks. I wish to point out that I do not have a problem with hunting deer for food. However, I do have a problem with the weekend warriors. I depise seeing deer with arrows hanging out of their bodies, and suffering from a “bad shot” during hunting season. Some hunters need to go to target practice or something to learn how to shoot. I am not trying to pull a “double standard” here, I just think that some species of animals are slaughtered uselessly and cruelly. If wolves have made a definite comeback, that is great. I am one of those people that hate to see any animal become extinct, and I believe in protecting America’s environment to the best of our ability. I also realize humans come first in times of animal attacks, and that people do have to protect their sheep, herds of cattle, etc. After all, I was raised on a farm. Hopefully you won’t think I am such a bad person after all.

          • Claire

            Good grief— despise, not depise

      • michael

        Amen.

    • ROLLTIDE

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  • Freddie

    Holton just by what you said shows how clueless you are, have a great day. You’ve been drinking the Democratic cool aid to long, try Hawaian Punch.

    • Doug

      Not Hawaiian punch they there is demo kool aid also Hawaii is nothing but a demo and liberal state!

  • Norm
    • JeffH

      Norm, didn’t take you long to say something stupid, again.

      • Norm

        JeffH
        I was being kind.
        With a 71%(and falling) disaproval record, dog warden is a pretty good job. Of course she would probably quit that too. She could write her resignation notes on her palms, so she wouldn’t get confused.

        • Bikerhoop

          Have you looked at Odumbo’s ratings as of late? They aren’t any better and he’s supposedly the POTUS.

          • Joe H.

            Bikerhoop,
            Actually his are MUCH worse!!!! Don’t mind Norm, it’s hard to watch your hero fall like a rock!!!

          • Norm

            Bikerhoop
            For the record Obama’s approval is around 50%, roughly where Reagan was at this point in his first term.
            http://people-press.org/reports/pdf/589.pdf

        • JeffH

          Norm, you don’t have a kind word in your body, let alone your soal.
          Achtung! Her Norm. Palin isn’t the president nor does she run the government. Enjoy your tea with Gibbs today.

          • coal miner

            Jeffh,

            You can’t even spell soul. You got soal.Hanging around that Satan bunch is getting to you.Who in the hell talk you into getting involve with that group of weirdies?You don’t see me doing something like that.Look what they did to poor old CR747.He thinks he owns Hawaii.They curse him with that horrible goddess of ignorance.I warn you about these people.Pay attention next time.

          • JeffH

            old king coal miner, for someone that is as illiterate as you and have spent a good portion of your life in darkness, you really should heed your own words. You continually use your 3rd grade grammar, but accuse the rest of us for our little mistakes. When you get your GED, come back and correct me. Until then, your brother, I mean husband is calling you to bed, and out down yur banjo. Thuggee!

          • cr747

            coal miner PARDNER:: you don’t have to worry about cr747, I will make it fine. Seems as though all you want to do is run everybody down. What kind of life is that? Talking about Hawaii, Hawaii happens to be my home, and in about 1 hour and 45 mins. will be landing this big bird, and then headed to the house. Shame your jealous of someone doing good in their life.
            JeffH has got more good friends on here than you could ever think about having. Talk about spelling,,how far did you make it in school?? Third maybe fourth grade? That long bar on the bottom of your typing board is the space bar, just hit it once between words, that’s all you have to do.. More lessons coming later, just keep watching. Some one on here will help you learn!!!!!!!!!!!! Then you want have to be ashamed to comment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • michael

            Thank god Palin isn’t president. I mean she’s cute but is as dumb as a bag of rocks.

          • Jana

            Michael,
            You talk an awful lot like Rolltide. Are you?

        • MARGE

          NORM, YOU GO BOY!! TO BAD NOW THAT SHE QUIT SHE CAN’T SEE RUSSIA ANYMORE.

          • michael

            I wish her and the tea-baggers would move to russia.

          • Palin12

            Actually, you can see Russia from Alaska. Se the enclosed article and photo. The Diomede Islands are exactly what Sarah was referring to, not the joke that Tina Fey told.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Diomede_Islands_Bering_Sea_Jul_2006.jpg

          • JeffH

            Palin12, I wish you hadn’t told them. It’s funny to watch them spew ignorance.

          • Joe H.

            Marge,
            that’s ok you can’t see the end of that sharp mother in law type tongue you have and it’s a lot longer than what Sarah has to look to see Russia!!!!

        • AnhydrousBob

          What exactly would she be resigning from?

    • DaveH

      No man is fit to micromanage so much of our lives. And Obama is no exception. And yet you Liberals want an even greater intrusion of Government into our daily lives.
      OPM is a very powerful drug, isn’t it? Maybe, you should seek some rehab Norm.

    • Joe H.

      norm,
      Norm For Stall Mucker!!!! He’s well versed in horse crap!!!!

  • aviatrix

    Nobody said a peep when Obama gave a speech the other day and mispronounced the word “corp” (to include the letter “p”) not once, but three times, as he read every little word on his teleprompter! And they continually insinuate that Sarah Palin is stupid? It’s getting old. They’re running out of insults . . . and time.

    • http://myronjpoltroonian.blogspot.com Myron J. Poltroonian

      Aviatrix (Fly-girl?): Sorry to sound “picky – picky – picky” (a.k.a. Pat Paulson), however, it’s spelt “Corps”, but pronounced “Core”.

      • libertytrain

        Myron – I believe that’s what she was implying? She’s saying no one complained that he couldn’t pronounce it correctly —

      • Conservative Carl

        It was Obama who pronounced the word “corp” – as in Marine Corp – as “corpse”. Not the first time Mr. Obama has mispronounced words in public. How strange it is that those who so strongly defend Obama despite his speaking errors can viciously attack Sarah Palin’s use of notes on her hand and portray her as dumb. BTW, she once said she could see Russia from an island off the Alaskan coast, not from her house. I believe Tina Fey used the expression “house” in her act.

    • Jana

      aviatrix, you are so right. But, there has always been a double standard when it comes to anything Democratic vs Republicans. The party of so called liberalism which is not truly what they stand for, read the definition:
      Liberalism (from the Latin liberalis, “of freedom”[1]) is the belief in the importance of individual liberty. This belief is widely accepted today throughout the world, and was recognized as an important value by many philosophers throughout history. The Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius praised “the idea of a polity administered with regard to equal rights and equal freedom of speech, and the idea of a kingly government which respects most of all the freedom of the governed”.
      According to them they are the only ones who have the freedom to say what they want, and they try to enforce everyone else to say what they want also. They have distorted Liberalism into something quite disgusting.

      • DaveH

        We now call that Classical Liberalism, Jana. The term Liberal, is now commonly used to identify those who believe Big Government is the solution to our problems. There are many Republicans that fit this definition as well as most Democrats.

        • Jana

          Dave, How right you are! We need to vote out all liberals whether Republican or Democrat.

          • Tim

            Actually we need to throw all the rightwingers out of office. This makes up an upwards of 90% of Repukes. The more liberal and moderates we have, the better.

          • Joe H.

            Tim,
            you have just shown your ignorance again, but I’ll let you figure it out rather than imbarass you!!!!!

      • Meteorlady

        The people here that are referred to as Liberals are socialist even a couple of crazy marxists join now and then. Just that socialist & marxist has a bad connotation so the leopard tries to change it’s spots.

    • Michael J.

      So Obama and Gibbs are sitting side by side at the bar after a wearisome long day of conniving and conjuring at the White House. Gibbs who has already had one too many is resting his head on the bar with drool making a considerable puddle on the bar top while Obama rambles on about his new efforts in word meaning and pronunciation says to Gibbs,”Did you know that sugar is the only word in the English language that’s pronounced sh, but spelled su?”. Then Obama looks towards Gibbs for a reply. Then Gibbs whose job it is to humor the faux POTUS even while inebriated slowly lifts his head and looks at him in a cross eyed stupor and says, “sure”.

      • Stephaan

        LMAO MJ…Here’s one you might not have heard.

        Obama and his socialists buddies, drive into a lumberyard one day.
        They get out and walk into the office and Obama says,
        “We need some four-by-twos.”

        “You mean two-by-fours, don’t you?” asked the clerk.
        Obama replies, “Um, um, um, I’ll have to check, and so they all huddle up, and start mumbling and whispering, and within a few
        minutes Obama tells the clerk, “Yes, we need two-by-fours.”

        “Alright,” replied the clerk. “How long do you need them?”
        They all stand there for a moment with dumb looks on their faces, and they go back into the huddle for a couple more minutes, more whispering and mumbling and finally Obama replies, Um, we’ll need them a long time. We’re gonna build a house.”

  • http://yahoo.com bargal

    I wonder Just how many city councils and states you gentlemen have been elected to as you sit in judgement of a Lady that has proven to be successful in both positions? Man up you idiots and run with your own crowd which is evidently those who swill beer at the local tavern and go home to kiss the dog and kick the wife.

    • MARGE

      THE ONLY THING SHE HAS BEEN SUCESSFULL AT IS QUITING HER JOBS, NOT PAYING TAXES ON PROPERTY, KILLING WOLVES, NOT KNOWING THAT AFRICA IS A CONTINENT, CAN’T NAME ANY NEWSPAPERS SHE READS AND HAVING A GOOD GHOST WRITER FOR HER BOOK.

      • Ron

        And during Obamas campain for prez, he gleefully said, he had campained in 56 states, an had only a few more to go….Geography one of his strong points??

      • blackhat

        There goes marge…yelling again!

        • JeffH

          Probably best to ignore all that use caps exclusivly.

      • Claire

        Marge: Sarah isn’t the only person that has had the help of an editor. I would guess the majority of the books written by politicians and media people that are out there right now have “ghost writers.”

      • Meteorlady

        Hello Marge – if you know Alaska law it is up to the taxing agency to locate and tax. Her taxes were paid for the previous year (some $900 or so) and that was all she owed on her TAX BILL. You can yell all you want, but you must at least give us some facts that are true before you do that. The lady has more balls that most all the members of congress and took on Exxon and won twice. You need to read up on Sarah before yelling and hollering. While I don’t believe she is the right choice for president right now, she is a good down to earth person. And yes, I will concede that she did quit.

        • Jana

          Meteorlady,
          And she quit for a good reason. The socialists that were against her that lived in her own state were filing frivolous lawsuits against her as Governor, and it was costing the State of Alaska too much money and she felt she should step down to stop this financial drain.

          Of course there are still those who find it unconscionable and would use anything to say something bad about her. Personally,I think she was doing what was best for her state at that time.

          • Joe H.

            Jana,
            In the future please add that she was found innocent on all counts except one mis-demeanor!!!

          • Jana

            Joe, Good point.

  • Del Abbey

    So she has a few notes you idiot, can you give a speech without any, I doubt it. What about your great black hope who has to have his teleprompters and speechwriters, all far left of course. like the rest of his criminal, socialistic administration.

  • http://memphisbargainbicycles.com Lewis Edinger

    If you support Palin, go to sarahpalinpac.com and send her 25 bucks. Money talks, huge numbers of small donations elected Obama. A bankroll will get her respect from the RNC. Show your support with a small donation.

  • http://bravefoot@gmail.com jan from NJ

    Who cares if Sarah uses her hands and Obama uses a teleprompter? What are we a bunch of whiny middle schoolers? At lease Prez Obama is articulate and Sarah is good entertainment!

    • Jana

      jan, sure he is articulate–ah uh er uh uh uh. We know he knows those uh words.

      • momof4

        Jana,
        Lol Good one. I am so sick of hearing about what a great speaker he is.
        All he does is look from one telepropter to anouther he never even looks at the camera. I guess it”s heard to look at the American people
        when you lying to them all the time.

    • Conservative Carl

      And Obama sure knows how to pronounce Marine Corpse.

      • Joe H.

        Carl,
        and Massatusets!!!!

      • Harold Olsen

        And don’t forget corpse-man!!! Such an articulate leaders!!

    • Meteorlady

      You might want to rephrase that – “At least President Obama’s speech writers are articulate”.

  • Todd from Ohio

    I like Sarah; the Palin family looks like they would be great to have as friends, great fun to be around. However, two inexperienced presidents in a row would be absolutely devastating to this country. I feel people are being too quick to sweep Sarah into office for the same reasons Barack was swept into office… hatred for the other side. People PLEASE, can we just vote one time without our emotions interfering? Sarah needs about 5-10 more years as Governor, Senator or State Rep before she’s ready for a greater role. Surely there are other conservative hopefuls that are far more qualified than Barack or Sarah. And don’t give me Huckabee; I don’t trust preachers. And I don’t care for Giuliani; the 911 hero thing was just a façade he tried to use to resurrect his political career after loosing the NY city mayoral race and catapult himself into the Whitehouse.

    • libertytrain

      Todd from Ohio – just a correction on Giuliani – he was not defeated as Mayor in 2001 – he was not able to run again because of term limits.

      • Todd from Ohio

        Libertytrain – I stand corrected he didn’t loose in 2001 he lost in 1996 when the referendum to overturn term limits was defeated. It’s the same as being voted out of office….

        • libertytrain

          Yep, I guess it is in a way.

    • DaveH

      Our problems have been created by “experienced” politicians. What we need is someone “inexperienced” enough to demand less government, quit buying votes, and quit taking favors from Lobbyists.

      • Jana

        DaveH, And a big ditto.

      • Bikerhoop

        Actually, we need fewer ‘politicians’, whether experienced or not. Having career politicians is one of the major problems. They are so out of touch with their constituents they have no idea why they were even elected. Arrogance is rampant. We need ‘regular folks’ who respect the Constitution and will do as their oath says and uphold it rather than do everything they can to destroy and/or circumvent it.

        • DaveH

          I agree.

          • Jana

            Bikerhoop,
            We also need those that are willing to stop accepting pay raises when the country is in financial straits.

          • Joe H.

            Jana,
            We need to tie their pay to the economy!! When the economy tanks so does their pay! I guarantee they won’t pass spending bills left and right then!!!!

        • Harold Olsen

          Actually, what we need are statesmen.

          I collect old time radio shows as a hobby–you know theatre of the mind. In one of my “Fibber McGee and Molly” episodes, Mayor LaTrivia (played by actor Gale Gordon) gave a great definition of the difference between a politician and a statesman:

          “A politician is someone who tries to get whatever he can for himself. A statesman is someone who tries to get whatever he can for his country.”

          I believe that in this day and age true statesmen are extinct.

          • DaveH

            Harold,
            “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!”
            If only there was such a guy. In reality, I suspect many of them really think they are doing best for the country. I wouldn’t doubt that even Hitler thought he was doing best for his country.
            As is said “the road to hell is paved with good intentions”.
            That’s why our forefathers did their best to protect us from oversized government, but following generations have dropped the ball.

          • Claire

            Harold Olson– I agree with you. No such thing as an honest politician.

          • momof4

            Harold, So true, what we need are virtuous leaders who love country more then self. I think they are hard to come buy.

    • Meteorlady

      Yeah – and then we get another “seasoned” political candidate. One that has bowed down to the elite money guys and takes their orders from them. Sarah is scary because she has not been involved in the game and she has a following. I think we need common ordinary people to serve because they could take it to the public when something wasn’t going right. They could expose corruption and lobby for all the things people here say they want. It’s a win win to have someone like that. The congress control our laws and programs, not the President.

  • s c

    Obviously, Gibbs is a prime example of a brown-nosing, suck-up, lamestream media prostitute who graduated summa cum puke from the Al Franken Graduate School of Media Comedy. A kid in high school journalism can do better than Gibbs.
    Remember, folks. A white House Press Secretary is supposed to be the “best” that a political party can offer. Once again, we have classic proof as to how some people define ‘best.’
    Gibbs should be a door-greeter at Wal Mart. At least he’d be earning a more realistic salary, and we would no longer see an overpaid, giggling buffoon on TV. He couldn’t make it in stand-up comedy. And he’s a true LOSER in the media world. Those ultraliberal progressives sure can pick ‘em.

    • Tim

      You mentioned Al Franken. You are probably too dumb to know this, but this man was elected to the U.S. Senate. He had a book that I would recommend to all you rightwing nuts. The name of the book is “Liars, and the lying liars who tell them.” It is one of the best books I ever read. He features some of the biggest liars in the media circuit, namely Flush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, and Ant Coulter.

      • jim

        Tim, Look who’s picture is on the front of that book, The biggest liar of them all.

      • momof4

        Al Frankenstine is a joke. He was never funny just dumb.

      • DaveH

        Why would we bother reading any book written by a Liberal? If we want wild unsupported accusations and name-calling all we have to do is read your childish comments.

        • michael

          I thought for proven lies and false accusations you right wing nuts went to fox news and are stupid enough to believe their crap. Their lies have been proven time and time again polls that equal 150% faked video the list is endless.

          • Michael J.

            Michael,
            Where’s your proof? Put up or shut up!

          • Jana

            michael
            In your dreams.

          • Joe H.

            HEY Michael,
            It’s on you man, show me the proof!!!! Show me the site!!! Show me proof you have brains!!!

        • Norm

          DaveH
          When you only look at only one side of an argument, it’s impossible to get the truth or even an objective viewpoint. I guess “LIBERTARIANS” sure look like extremeist right wingers.

          • eyeswideopen

            Norm, was wondering why he seems to be trying to denegrate the Dem’s, and is sucking up to the Indepenents/Republicans sometimes throwing personal liberties under the bus. Isn’t he supposed to be for equality and liberty for all?

  • jim

    Maybe the leftists are mad because she wrote her notes on her LEFT hand and not on the RIGHT. If she is right handed that is the hand she would hold the pen in. I keep reading about how Obama needs a teleprompter and how Bush wasn’t a good orator, how Palin wrote on her hand. It’s all irelivant. Listen to WHAT is being said and not to how well it is being delivered.

  • Robert

    Who cares what Gibbs says? He’s a rude, egotistical, power hungry lackie. Here’s a guy who if born back in the 40′s or 50′s would have been your typical draft dodger. He’s gutless and an outright liar. A disgrace to the human race. Other than that, I wouldn’t say he’s a racist.

    • momof4

      And he’s fat, Maybe Michelle Obama should start watching his BMI.

      • Michael J.

        Momof4,
        Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha, Woooo, Weeeee, Thanx, I needed that!

  • http://aol borderlinedevill

    I MYSELF THINKS THE DEMORATS ARE AFRAID OF SARA PALIN, SO WHATS THE BIG DEAL OF A FEW WORDS ON HER HAND PALM. GEEEE WHAT KIDS,LISTEN DEMORATS ITS THE SUBSTANCE OF HER SPEACH YOU LISTEN TO, IF YOU LISTEN TO NOTHING BUT THE MEDIA AN DUMB GIBBS, YOU LEARN NO TRUTH SO LET ME SAY GO FOX NEWS. DO DEMORATS EVER WONDER WHY THEIR VIEWERS HAVE REACHED 70% OF THE MARKET LOL , NO THEY JUST DONT GET IT

    • DaveH

      And watch John Stossel on Fox Business News.

      • Claire

        DaveH–I do watch the Fox Business News channel from time to time. I will look for John Stossel.

  • http://Verizon.net Joe Dunst

    I’m begining to believe the suggestion a friend made years ago, i.e.,
    “…in order to vote you must pass an IQ Test.”

    • Dale

      And produce your college records for all to see . . . as proof you have an IQ . . .

      • eyeswideopen

        Dale, many on this site have no college education, are you eliminating them also? You stated and produce your college records to show proof of IQ.

      • Stephaan

        Yep, a BIRTH CERTIFICATE would be nice too!! You know, the REAL one. Not the short form piece of crap that obummer posts on his site, but the long form B.C. complete with ALL the pertinent info. Drs. signature etc.
        I couldn’t even get a drivers license in my state with the short form piece of(word removed)that obummer shows us.

    • coal miner

      Joe Dunst,

      No one can flunk a IQ test.You can have a IQ of 1 or IQ of 230.That is measurement of intelligence,in order to flunk a IQ test you have to be brain dead.What you are talking about is a literacy test.This would keep minorities from voting and exercising their rights.Bad form.I suggest you talk to your friend. I would tell him man he is out to lunch.

      • coal miner

        Joe Dunst,

        I meant to say,man, you are out to lunch.

      • JeffH

        Old king coal miner. Thanks for that explanation. It is obvious you had your “alphabet soup” for lunch.

        • JeffH

          Forgot to note that your soup had a bunch of extra “a’s” in it.

          • Joe H.

            JeffH,
            A few extra holes, too!!!!

  • Chiefatk

    I wonder what the cost difference is between all that goes into using a teleprompter verses writing notes on your hand?

  • http://myronjpoltroonian.blogspot.com Myron J. Poltroonian

    “During her address in Nashville Feb. 6, photographers caught Palin looking down at her hand, where she had written the words ‘energy’, ‘budget,’ ‘tax’ and ‘lift American spirits.’ ” I wonder what the “Free Thinkers” in the “Progressive Party” would do if she just had the above mentioned words tattooed on her breasts and gave her speeches topless? After all, they’re of the ilk who pose nude for animal rights causes; burned their bras in the ’60′s; complained mightily about the lack of “gender equality”, et cetera.

  • perry

    Excused me. I think you are already lost and need to find yourselves
    in the Saraland anarchy that she seems to suggest is best for America.
    Sara is a tea bagger.

    • JeffH

      …and you, perry, qualify for the prize of the day. A lifetime membership to the land of OZ. Your comment was just brilliant

    • http://myronjpoltroonian.blogspot.com Myron J. Poltroonian

      I cannot help but notice that those who use the term ‘Teabaggers” as a vulgar, derogatory reference to those who voluntarily attended “Tea Party” rallies, unwittingly expose what it is they use for dental floss. “If you lay down with …, you’ll get up with … .”

    • Joe H.

      perry,
      no YOU are a teabagger we are TEA party members!!!!

    • Harold Olsen

      What do you know about tea bagging?? (sentences removed for offensive content)

      • Joe H.

        Harold,
        Obviously not as much as you!!!

  • coal miner

    Attention,

    What is this baloney about Sarah Palin writing crib notes on her hand?We all do.If my wife goes to the store,she writes crib notes on her hand.Nothing wrong with that.

    • JeffH

      old king coal miner, you have me confused. Is it your wife or your brother? There really is a differance you know. Congratulations though. You did manage to get thru your comments without any major grammar snafus.

    • DDC

      -

      • Harold Olsen

        Well said.

      • Michael J.

        DDC,
        Good post, short and to the point, er… dash that is.

  • john

    All i got to say is go Palin go , Gibbs had no right to mock , just look at the Obama teem ,THERE FINISHED and they know it. , every day that passes there are more americans that are turning away from the democrats , they know , they should have read first before they voted and not pay no mind to the media which covered up Obama past.Born from a lie and will always lie. I’m shore that Gibbs also knows about Obama dual citizenship but the days are getting shorter and the truth will service so look beyond that . Gibbs will try all he can to mock Palin because that all they got. the democrats are losing ground and americans will put a end to OBAMA and his nasty teem. GOD BLESS AMERICA and it people!!!!!

  • blackhat

    5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.” Saul Alinsky …. hmmmm

    • JeffH

      blackhat, to add to that, once the voters tire of the constant ridicule, that means you (them) have been made. In other words, it’ll kill you at the polls. Goodbye Obama and Associates!

    • Meteorlady

      I believe that not to be true. I order to have a reaction or feel bad about something someone says – you need to have respect for that person. Otherwise it’s just another person calling you names that mean nothing.

      • JeffH

        Meteorlady, I believe that statement was taken from Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”.

        • blackhat

          Yes, it was…I was making the assertion that Gibbs, et al are just following Alinski’s Rules to the letter. And, for further clarification, I would rather not have those “rules” followed by this, or any other administration. So there.

          • Michael J.

            Blackhat,
            Too late, the Genie is out of the lamp.

  • Palin12

    President’s Day is in February because all the greatest presidents were born in this month: Feb 22 George Washington, Feb 12 Abraham Lincoln, Feb 6 Ronald Reagan, and Feb 11 the next President of the USA Sarah Palin.

  • Dale

    Gibbs will go down in history as one of the dumbest ever to stand at the podium in the WH . . . even Howdy Doody would upstage this moron.

    • Bikerhoop

      Personally, I’d like to see Achmed the Dead Terrorist take his place.

      • Harold Olsen

        How about Baghdad Bob? Remember him?

    • Harold Olsen

      So would Mortimer Snerd.

  • http://myronjpoltroonian.blogspot.com Myron J. Poltroonian

    For all you of you who use the derogatory pejorative “Teabaggers” for those who actually believe in self reliance, entrepreneurship and fealty to the intentions and concepts our founders put forth in both our founding documents and their written records, collectively known as “The Federalist Papers”, I give you these “Words to live up to”: “I am an American.” A non-hyphenated product of legal immigrants who willingly uprooted from their homelands to start anew in a search for a better life for not just themselves, but, most especially, for their posterity. Did they decide to stay in or move to Europe? Hell no! They looked around and decided that America’s promise of freedom to succeed or fail, based on your own efforts and abilities, offered a far greater opportunity for success for they and their families than the ingrained cast system of their homelands, wherein one is not supposed (nor, in many cases, allowed) to “Rise Above One’s Station” ever encouraged or offered. We have, until recently resisted the “womb to the tomb” mentality that permeates so much of Europa over the last half century or so, let alone the rest of the world’s numerous and various despotisms. They, our ancestors, also wished most fervently to escape the tyranny, soft or harsh, of their oppressive, anti-individualistic governments. If you’re so inclined to remain where you are, supinely depending on manna from “Big Brother”, that is your God given right. It is your right to choose giving up those unalienable rights He gave you. (It’s called: “Free Will”.) It is also your right to allow nameless, faceless others to choose for you what you may earn, where you may live, what products you may buy, how many of which and when and where you may do so. You may allow others to decide where you may go to school, live and work; how and when you will get to and fro on your daily rounds, as well as how much “Charity” you will fund with the sweat of your brow, and to whom it will be given in your government’s name. I, however, am an American – and I choose otherwise.

    • Bikerhoop

      Well said.

    • Meteorlady

      Very well said. Thanks for the reminder – some of us need that every now and then.

  • Conservative Carl

    I am strongly in favor of more participation in the Taxed Enough Already (TEA) meetings by the electorate. There are all too many people who will criticize participants without even knowing anything about what is said at the meetings, but hear only what Katie Couric or other liberal news distorter says about them.
    There was a false accusation that signs with swastikas were displayed at one or more TEA meetings when they were actually signs of the ObamaCare insignia with X on them. The major media dutifully reported them as Nazi signs instead to telling the truth.

    I urge those who so vehemently denounce these gatherings to attend at least one or two meetings yourself for firsthand information. Then you can write and speak from personal experience instead of some liberal progressive talking points.

    I am a lifelong Republican who has become disenchanted with both major parties because they are leading us into much more government control of our lives, thus adding more bureaucrats to harass the general public. Let’s go back to a smaller, less intrusive government with low taxes and lower spending habits. We as a nation need to turn back to God and seek His will for our lives and for our nation’s leaders.

    • DaveH

      Amen, Vote Libertarian:
      http://libertarianparty.org/platform

    • Meteorlady

      Carl.. I personally have gone to two Tea Parties passing through my state. Most all people attending are people like me. They work hard for their money, respect the constitution of this country and believe are totally fed up with our representation in government.

      So, at these events, the news media shows up. They stalk around and find the flashiest, funniest, nuttiest person they can find. If they find a drunk, that’s even better. That’s who they interview most of the time. I asked why they did that at the last one I attended and they said it “made better news”. Sweet – I was not aware that it was the new services’ job to make better news. I just thought they were there to give me the facts, not their ideas, opinions or slated cuts of the actual event.

  • James Corbin

    I don”t think you need fancy words( big words) to know we are in trouble!

  • Mark

    Gibbs is a fool, Barry Soetoro (aka47 muslim hussein obama) is a fool as well. Can’t even read a teleprompter without mispronouncing words. Whether he has an educated negro drawl or not, he still can’t reid. :-) What are they teaching at these fancy colleges, how to lie? That would surely seem to fit the picture here. Sarah makes notes on her hands, others make notes on paper, and idiots just read teleprompters because they are too stupid to do it any other way.

  • deltadawn

    If President Obama hopes for any credibility, he will soon realize he needs to get rid of this clown. The job of the Press Secretary is to answer questions and give accurate information; it is not to ridicule people. Hopefully enough people within the White House will convince Mr. Obama this guy is a loose canon and needs to go. Of course the more jokes coming out of the WH about Sarah Palin the better. Are they so arrogant they don’t realize making her the butt of their pathetic humor rallies people, especially women around her even more? Keep it up, Mr. Gibbs. You just might hand us the White House in 2012.

    • Harold Olsen

      What makes you think that Gibbs, not to mention the rest of Obama’s lackeys, isn’t following Obama’s orders. I find it hard to believe that anyone in the Obama regime would dare to say or do anything that their Fuhrer didn’t approve of first. Then Obama just sits back and pretends he had nothing to do with it.

    • Jana

      delta, I think Obama has lost any hope for credibility becasue of what comes out of his own mouth. LIES. He is really worse than Carter ever was. Carter couldn’t make a decision. Obama can’t make a decsion either but he lies on top of it all.

  • http://www.powershaker.net GrandGizmo

    So what if Sarah Palin wrote topics down. That’s called keeping your thoughts in order and being well prepared, right? I thought that’s what they teach you to do in school? I don’t see anything wrong with her writing down those topics to keep her thoughts in order. At least she wasn’t using a teleprompter (a la Obama) for every word she said. In 2012, she’d have my vote for sure.

  • Ray

    Wait till 2012 see what happens, I will vote for her.

    • Alan Clark

      I believe I would also. I guess I like the fact that she has thus far avoided being bought off by special interest groups which is a big plus when it comes to doing the will of the people.

  • Meteorlady

    Robert Gibbs is a baby….. wah wah wah…..
    So how long was her speech? I’m going to assume that the length of her speech would not fit on her hand so what’s the deal here?
    Obama takes his teleprompter(s) everywhere with him. I wouldn’t be surprised if he takes one on his date with Michelle.
    I would think that Robert Gibbs would have more important things to report, like what about jobs and the economy? or maybe when will the wars be over? Hmmmmm, and my personal favorite, when will they give up on Health Care and tackle Medicare, Medicaid, SS and VA problem programs.

  • Alan Clark

    After reading so many of these responses, I am getting the overall impression that all they are doing in large part is stirring the pot of discontent and haitred. I once read where this is one of the stages that we will all pass through on our way to being taken over completely by Tirants of total control government. Don’t get me wrong here as some of what I read is very intelligently stated while others of you insist on poking sticks in each others eyes. The point I’m trying to make is that unless we can pull it together and focus on the BIG PICTURE, none of us will have grandchildren that will ever be able to live in the country that most of us have enjoyed in freedom for all these years. That FREEDOM was fought and paid for by some very brave men and women who really didn’t have time to argue about the trivial things like who can take the best cheap shot on a political figure. PEOPLE…let’s try to pull it together here and search for the truth because that is where you will find the collective answers to this entire mess. The truth is out there, oh yes, but you need to look and listen for it. You decide. History is not a lie. It really is 20/20 hindsight.

    • Meteorlady

      Alan – while I agree about the name calling and stick poking, I don’t agree that our children and grandchildren will fight for our rights or this country as we know it. We have sat around and allowed the public education system to get out of control – it’s dumbed down of America and is very effective for the socialists, marxists and communists. My nephew has never read or been taught about the Constitution, Bill of Rights or any other early government documents. He has not been taught much about the founding of this country at all. His grades in grade school were A’s – that’s when he was happy and wanted to learn. Now he is in high school and his grades are Cs and Ds because he says they are boring beyond words. We have resorted to giving him money for good grades and that is working, but still he is not educated to the standards that we were, nor has he been advised of the importance of an education on his life.

      If you want solutions – here’s a great one: stop taking federal dollars for schools and let the states fund them. Stop fighting the home schoolers – they are the best teachers so far and their children usually pass all the state literacy test hands down. Give people a choice on what school their children can attend – that would encourage competition and make our school system better. Stop condoning the teachers that have very strong socialist, marxist or communist leanings and threaten to move your child to another school if it doesn’t stop. Don’t get me wrong – children should learn about marxism and communism, but they should be taught the history of this country and why we advocate freedom.

      We need to start with education and move on from there. We need to have a next generation that will also fight for their rights and keep the rights we have fought for. They are on an assembly line right now and all being taught the same crap.

      • Jana

        Meteorlady, I agree with you wholeheartedly.

        • Jana

          Meteorlady,
          The Progressives have worked very hard to rewrite history. It has been distorted to fit whatever their agenda is. It is very sad to know that our children and grandchildren may never know the truth of our Founding Fathers or of what their true intentions really were.

          • JeffH

            Jana, it is now politicaly incorrect to refer to the liberals as progressives. A liberal is a liberal no matter what is “politicaly” correct. Like someone else said, global warming or climate change.
            A rat is still a rat no matter what you might call it.

          • Jana

            Jeff, It does sound like too nice of a word for them doesn’t it. Socialist, changers of history, distorters of history, distorters of truth. Socialist, Communist wannabe’s.

          • JeffH

            The Liberty Bell will ring once more! Keep the pressure on and don’t let up for a minute.

  • MissVampireDiaries

    What makes this funny to us Democrats is that Palin and her crew make fun of Obama for using a TelePrompTer, yet she needs to have notes. Why does she need any notes? Winston Churchill who is arguably one of the best speakers had to write his WHOLE speech, because he would get nervous and didn’t want to forget a word. People make fun of Obama because of his stuttering (which isn’t even a laughing matter) so I think it’s better he use the TelePrompTer then mess up. When he spoke to the children with the TelePrompTer, he was still a great speaker.

    • DDC

      The president should know how to make a speech without having to read it.

    • AnhydrousBob

      So, if you are saying that is is OK to use a Teleprompter, or write your whole speech out, or use “hand notes”. Why is it OK for Gibbs and others to make fun of her?

  • http://Verizon.net Bud Grounds

    The only good thing about all this mud slinging is it releases pent up feelings and stress.

    My wife has an IQ of 148 but can’t spell. What is important is the message and freedom of speech. Would you be able to state your opinion in Iran without fear of being arrested? I certainly respect a persons right to say anything they wish. If you have been following what is happening in the present administration, you know that they are trying to curb free speech through the Federal Communications Commission and is something I strongly disagree with.

    Regardless of your political views, all of us need to stay abreast with the issues and be active in the process of government and don’t take for granted as truth what a politician says because most are masters at bending it.

    • Alan Clark

      Another point well made.

  • Monica

    Gibb’s most used word is “Uh”. If I was him, I wouldn’t make fun of anyone. Most people need a few notes to remind themselves what they want to talk about next. He and Obama have forgot about the hope that was promised and the change we have seen isn’t good at all. Obama has surrounded himself with people like Biden and Gibbs so he wouldn’t be the only person making so many mistakes when talking. It is so depressing to know we have people like this making decisions for our country.

    • jim

      Hi Monica, After the Iraq war did we ever find Bagdad Bob? Bagdad Bob, Gibbs? Do you think?

    • DDC

      Gibbs does not have any sense either. All he is, is a smart ARSE. They, the White House writes out all the questions for the reporters to ask. So, naturally GIBBS already knows the answers. That is what makes me sick

      • JeffH

        The only sense Gibbs has is the cents in his pocket. Obama’s lackey.

  • Dale, Oklahoma

    Well, Sarah may need her hands to write a few notes,
    but at least she doesn’t stick her index fingers in our
    faces every chance she gets. Obama, every time he gives a
    teleprompted speech, either pounds the podium in frustration
    and indignation. Or he’s pointing his boney index fingers at
    us in an attempt to show us how superior he, is to the rest of
    us mere mortals. I for one would rather follow an occasional
    palm scribbler, than a finger pointing a-hole.

  • http://myronjpoltroonian.blogspot.com Myron J. Poltroonian

    Dale. As the British say: “Here, here”.

  • Harold Olsen

    Considering that Gibbs has trouble completing a single sentence in his so-called press briefings, he shouldn’t be criticizing other people on their speaking abilities. Gibbs is probably the only person who is an even bigger buffoon than Glen Beck. He never seems to have an answer for any of the questions asked of him. He usually just say that he can’t comment on that at this time, or he doesn’t know or he’s not sure. Considering he’s supposed to be part of our fuhrer’s inner circle, he is not very well informed. The chair I’m sitting in could do a better job than he does.

  • http://maryloujeffries@msn.com Mary Jeffries

    What is the difference between Palin’s hand notes and Obama’s reading from a telepromter?

    • Stephaan

      Let me go out on a limb here and try and answer that Mary. :-)

      Sarah Palin: 4 words written on her hand…..

      bore-ing rock: He reads his ENTIRE speeches from teleprompters. He does not have a single thought of his own.

      The ignorant Robert Gibs: Also has ink on his hand, so I guess he is just another EXCELLENT example of hypocrisy. I really never expect anything less from the liberal socialists.

  • Palin12

    Barack Hussein Obama is coming here to Vegas next week to campaign for Dirty Harry Reid. I appreciate you Barack, ol’ buddy, giving him the kiss of defeat, just as you did in Virginia, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. Shouldn’t you be back home saving for your daughter’s college tuition instead of blowing a bunch of cash in Vegas?

    • Scott Booth

      Well that will be a sure win for his opponent if he does, remember Massachusetts

    • JeffH

      Obama’s visit to Nevada will be meaningless and a waste of resources anyway. Dirty Harry’s casket has already been signed, sealed and soon to be delivered. He was washed up a year ago in Neveda.

      • Claire

        JeffH–It is a waste of money for Obama to go to Nevada, it will not do a bit of good. Reid is over with, I would think!

        • momof4

          Lets hope and pray

        • Palin12

          The latest polls show Tarkanian leading Reid 47-39, and Lowden leading Reid 45-39.

      • Palin12

        ….and don’t forget, Reid once remarked that “you can smell the stench of tourists in Washington in the summer”.

        • Jana

          Yes, he was probably mistaken and smelling himself.

    • Joe H.

      Palin12
      It’ll probably be taxpayer money!!!!

  • Scott Booth

    Well one thing for sure, if the only thing Gibs had to complain about was the writing on Sarah’s hand, I would say she did pretty well. Truth be known, he probably wrote on his hand to remember to buy bread on the way home, but got caught and had to come up with something. So he pokes fun at Sarah. And also if anyone needs a teleprompter, it’s Gibs.
    A great cartoon would be Gibs And Obama having a conversation with dueling teleprompters.LOL!!!!!!!!!

  • ONTIME

    This is incredibly stupid of the libs to even bring this up considering the fact that Palin has more executive experience than Obama or any in his cabinet and Biden has nothing to offer. BOzo has to continually speak from the use of a teleprompter and Pelosi has niether the brains or the background to run even a doughnut shop.

  • Patriotson

    Gibbs needs to get a job. Standing before the American audience day after day and make excuses for why Obama can’t talk without a teleprompter and then banging Palin for simply using palm notes is rediculas. This clown needs to join a circus.

  • http://Newsmax Mark Supak

    Boy, these libbies are REALLY scared of Sarah, aren’t they? I hope Romney picks her for his VP. She’ll get ALL the experience she needs, so she can justifiably run for president after Mitt serves his 2 terms.

    • chuck b

      mark:

      are you kidding; sarah palin vp to romney!!! romney is an empty suit and will never get the nomination. sarah palin is your next nominee!!
      the liberals are all knocking palin and suggesting we pick romney, they are scared of her. she doesn’t need any experience more than what she has, her tenure in alaska speaks for it self and she has a great view for america and will be a breath of fresh air, as long as we clean out some of the do nothing repubs and demos in the next election.

  • Rick H

    I just finished reading all these comments and am simply amazed at the number of you that themselves, can’t put together a simple sentence let alone spell the words you use correctly. Most of major mistakes have been made by liberals. It really is not hard to tell a lib from a conservative. What I don’t understand is why you libs who are the first in line to belittle Palin, were standing in lines salivating waiting for your turns to call President Bush dumb, stupid, liar and on and on; yet you whine cry and throw fits when someone criticizes Der Furher you absolutly lose it and the very first thing that most of you say is racist. Listen to an adult children “You can’t have it both ways”

    • Jana

      Rick, What can you expect from a Socialist who wants to control everyone else’s speech? We are supposed to do as they say, not as they do. Actually we don’t do what they say nor act like they do, thank goodness. The supposed “good” party shows their disdain for freedom of speech and even any pretense to common decency, as evidenced above.

    • JeffH

      Rick H, a spot on observation. Welcome to this site.

  • jim

    Roll( Mr. comment removed for offensive content) Tide& Tim, I have never seen so many posts and have there still be no substance what so ever in any of them, However if blind hate could be turned into energy, the 2 of you could power a major city.

  • http://comcast.net mark

    robert gibbs is a IDIOT. That is why Obama hired him. To be the communicator to all the little idiots receiving his message.The American people whom he perceives as IDIOTS. Obams is SO Intellectually Superior. He actually uses the teleprompter as a cover. He is actually trying to fit in with all the idiots out here. Bet you all didnt know that didcha? Just ask Robert Gibbs :)

    • womanof obeisity

      Mark,
      You are a—–(words removed for offensive content)!!!!!

  • http://Verizon.net Bud Grounds

    Tim: Your comments remind me of the expression “It is better to remain silent and be thought stupid than to open your mouth and remove all doubt”.

  • Stephaan

    OK, who would you consider to be MORE INTELLIGENT? Sarah Palin who writes a couple crib notes on her palm, OR obama, who can’t form, or recall a single thought without reading it off a teleprompter?
    You decide. I’ve already figured this one out! ;-)

    Note to liberals: I’m sure in your “blind” haste to defend your lord obummer, you will get this one wrong, but that’s ok. We all kind of expect that from you considering your past performance.

  • Gunnerv1

    Let us not forget that Nancy Pelosie did the very same thing in ’08 while addressing the Senate. Seems that the Dumbocrats have a very short memory when it comes to their own.

  • BUTCHs

    WHY DOES SARAH PALIN THINK THAT IT IS OK FOR RUSH LIMBAUGH TO JOKE ABOUT RETARDED PEOPLE AND MAKE FUN OF MICHAEL J. FOX’S DISEASE? IT,S NOT VERY CHRISTIAN AT ALL, BUT JOKE ABOUT CRIB NOTES ON A HAND AND PEOPLE WANT A LYNCHING. SHE JOKED ABOUT OBAMA USING A TELEPROMPTER AND THEY JOKED HER BACK. LIGHTEN UP. IF SARAH WANTS TO TAKE A STAND FOR DISABLED PEOPLE (WHICH WOULD BE GREAT),SHE MUST CRITICIZE PEOPLE LEFT AND RIGHT!

    • Unbiased Observer

      Butchies,
      The best reply to you is the one that Bud used above to your liberal socialist comrade Timmy. Unfortunately, like Timmy, you probably won’t UNDERSTAND IT, due to your lack of political education!
      ……………………………………………………………………………………………..
      Bud Grounds says:
      February 15, 2010 at 10:58 am
      Your comments remind me of the expression “It is better to remain silent and be thought stupid than to open your mouth and remove all doubt”.

  • michael k harvey

    If 94% of Black’ people voted for Obama would not they be the Racist

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