February 9th, 2010
07:10 PM ET
8 years ago

Gibbs takes jab at Palin

Washington (CNN) – White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs made a dig at former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Tuesday during the White House daily briefing.

"I wrote a few things down. I wrote eggs milk and bread, but I crossed out bread just so I can make pancakes for Ethan if it snows," Gibbs said showing the palm of his hand with notes written on it. "Then I wrote down hope and change just in case I forgot that."

Gibbs was apparently taking a jab at Palin who had notes written on her hand during a question and answer session at the Tea Party Convention Saturday night in Nashville, Tennessee.

It was later determined Palin had written the words "Energy," "Tax Cuts," and "Lift American Spirits" in her palm.

Filed under: Popular Posts • Robert Gibbs • Sarah Palin
soundoff (328 Responses)
  1. RAG

    Palin is a mentally and morally defective idiot. George W. Bush was the same. What is it about these sub-humans that attracts Republicans so? Oh yeah. Dumb question.

    February 9, 2010 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  2. James-STL

    Gibbs is classless.

    February 9, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  3. Duck Fallas

    Jesus loves tax cuts, dummie.

    February 9, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  4. Chas in Iowa

    No fair poking fun at an idiot.
    She has shown us her intellectual ability,..... now your showing your ability to make fun of the disadvantaged.

    February 9, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  5. Johnny DC

    Again with the Liberal motto - "We know we suck, but we are better than some of the people on the other side".

    There's real leadership. Exactly what America needs. Exactly what Obama promised on the campaign trail.

    February 9, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |

    Sarah needs 3-4 words to help her deliver an inspiring speech, while Obummer needs every word spelled out for him with two teleprompters. Who is the joke really on???

    February 9, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  7. JES

    Why don't you answer this.

    Here's the scoop on what Obama inherited ...

    I'm Sick of "Inherited"

    The Washington Post babbled again today about Obama inheriting a huge deficit from Bush, blah blah blah. Amazingly enough, a lot of people swallow this nonsense.

    So once more, I'll try a short civics lesson.

    Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress, and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democratic Party. They controlled the budget process for FY 2008 and FY 2009, as well as FY 2010 and FY 2011. In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases. For FY 2009, though, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the FY 2009 budgets.

    And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spe nding bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete FY 2009.

    Let's remember what the deficits looked like during that period:

    If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the FY 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets. If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself. In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is, "I inherited a deficit that I voted for and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th."


    February 9, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  8. Tram


    Don't forget syrup! You can't have pancakes without syrup.

    February 9, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  9. scott from MICH

    Bunch of right wing extreme Conservative people actually see her in a leadership role?? Politics has jus gotten insane. I'm feeling more disenchanted all the time with what's happening and I'm not understanding why people can believe in hateful people such as Palin

    February 9, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  10. Dave in AZ

    Will he be using a teleprompter when talking in front of grade school children to make fun of his dear leader, Oba'mao?

    February 9, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  11. Stacie

    Not very professional, but very funny! Before people freak out, remember, Sarah herself made a joke about it already. What's good for the goose is good for the gander. You betcha!

    February 9, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  12. Average American

    Thank you Gibbs. That sure did lift this American's spirit.

    February 9, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  13. Todd

    Our president uses a teleprompter at every opportunity, and he has the audacity to mock Palin for scribbling notes on her hand? Is he serious? God help us for having to endure three more years of this bozo in the White House.

    February 9, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  14. Brian

    At least she is not addicted to a teleprompter

    February 9, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  15. Jeff in Virginia

    While this is rather amusing, Gibbs does not need to take any shots at Palin. She sinks all on her own.

    February 9, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  16. CheneyIsDarthVader

    Hahaha! They should change the Geico commercials from "so easy, a caveman could do it" to "so easy, even Sarah Pain could do it". What an idiot she is! If she's all the Republicans and Tea Bag party can offer, there's no chance that I'll ever vote for a Republican again.

    February 9, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  17. Robert

    I think Ron Reagan said it best today when he asked why Sarah Palin would need to remind herself to talk about tax cuts at a Tea Party convention...

    The woman is a walking joke... a bad joke at that..

    February 9, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  18. Leydi

    lol This is Hilarious Very Nicely done by our secretary, I cant believe she got caught with that after she critizices Obama Constantly for using prompters, What a hipocrate she must feel so dumb Right now. I wouldnt even write something on my hand to cheat in a College Exam today and thats not even televised.

    February 9, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  19. all the news that's fit to omit

    Maybe the gutless lying fraud should have written, don’t answers questions, LIE, blame Bush and LIE some more.

    Funny, a citizen gives a non-teleprompted speech with three crib notes on her hand and she is supposedly stupid

    The elected present "president" (no cap deserved) READS from a teleprompter and brutalizes a military term "corpsman" THREE times and not only does it get mainly ignored by the MSM if ANYONE dares bring it up they are again told how "smart" Barry is though we would not know because we CAN'T see his papers or transcripts from college (FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER and we can't se Shelly's either, hmmm, wonder why?).

    Gibbs you have a NERVE mocking Palin, you EVER run a business, City or State oops, my bad, your boss NEVER HAS EITHER?

    February 9, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  20. Ruth

    No wonder Obama's ratings have been slipping.. His press secretary is spending too much time talking about somebody writing a note on her hand and not talking about what the American people want to hear. I really can't expect anything better from Robert Gibbs, can you?

    February 9, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  21. GI Joe

    Sara forgot to add those "hately, dividey thing-a-ma-jig" words – They must have been included in the written notes she was reading at the lectern for her hate speech.

    The words on her palm were to tweek her memory of how she feels about 5 pre-screened questions. Yes folks FIVE – wow – mind like a steel trap (rusty and crumbling, of course).

    February 9, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  22. Linda

    Good one, Robert. She deserves it. OBAMA IN 2012!!!!!

    Sarasota, FL

    February 9, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  23. File under "Sarcasm"

    At least it shows that they both can read and write.

    I guess If President Obama wrote crib notes instead of using a teleprompter, he'd have to roll up his sleeves and pants legs to fit it all on his skin.

    February 9, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  24. whaley41

    Can't wait to see what the Palin haters have to say about this. CNN just can't get enough of her. At least she doesn't have to have her whole speech on a teleprompter.

    February 9, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  25. ATL Guy

    Petty but she's deserving of it. She's dumb and just doesn't know it probably because she's......dumb???

    February 9, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
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