Except, I don’t get it. On the rare occasions that I speak in front of a group, I outline the important “talking” points and keep them close. This way, nothing is inadvertently left out. I am not someone with the means, or the skill, to use a prompter of some sort. I don’t write out speeches either because I know that I will end up simply reading them. Outlines and reminder notes let me simply interact with my audience and be “authentic” in my presentation.
And yes, the whole writing on the hand thing is very teenage girl. Girly in the extreme. But I think Palin’s tendency to go “girl” in the spotlight has been established, so why the mocking?
She wrote her talking points down and put them somewhere handy (get it? it’s a pun. handy.) Proved she was thinking and at least she learned something from some of those disastrous interviews she’s given in the past. Perhaps working with the brain trusts at Fox – like Glenn Beck for example – has schooled her a bit.
But she mocked Obama for the teleprompter you are thinking. Turnabout is fair play. Except she was mocking him for being such a cold fish – not for using a prompter. You did catch that, right? The day Sarah is more subtle than her detractors is a sad, frightening one indeed.
Anyway, the mocking makes “liberals” look petty and desperate*. They should stop. Just saying.
*Seriously. She is going to be a GOP presidential candidate for 2012. The “folk” are simple-minded and the Dems need a better plan than simply mocking her for faux-pas’s that “normal” people do themselves.