February 9th, 2010
07:10 PM ET
5 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.


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soundoff (328 Responses)
  1. Chad

    Unprofessional for Palin to have notes on her hand during a $100k speech. Even more unprofessional for the White House Press Secretary to make a lame joke about it.

    February 9, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  2. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Palin is two personalities; one personality jabbers on about nothing and the other personality just shoots herself in the foot at the same time. This woman is much in need of mental help instead of people paying to see her make a fool of herself.

    February 9, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  3. Wade

    At least Sarah knows how to work off of notes and not be dependent on having every word spoon fed to her from a teleprompter.

    And I don't even like Sarah.

    February 9, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  4. Steph

    Making fun of Palin's stupidity and President Obama's slogan at the same time. Classic move Gibbs!

    February 9, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  5. Glennis

    Although I'm not a Sarah Palin fan, I find Gibbs to be one of the most insufferable, snarky, snide, insulting, smug twits I've ever had the misfortune to watch. Not to mention that he's the singularly most unattractive male on the planet. I do wish Obama would replace him with something that remotely resembled a human being.

    February 9, 2010 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  6. Linda

    So President Obama uses a teleprompter. Big deal. A teleprompter is the 20 first century equivalent of notes written on paper.With the exception of President Bush all modern day presidents used them. And we all know why George W didn't use one.

    February 9, 2010 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  7. rightsaid

    Should have left the Palin jabs for us. . . .

    February 9, 2010 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    Seriously hilarious to read all the hypocrites who are lauding Nelson's nonsense. The same people who will complain about Gietner's Goldman Sachs connections etc. etc. are conveniently ignoring that the 4 people with whom Becker would share boardmember status on the NLRB are blatant corporate shills. Newsflash: Becker would be the only labor-side member on the NLRB. 1 of 5. He would possess no overrulilng or overarching power and would most likely be out-voted all the time by the other 4, who are in the pockets of big business and come from the corporate side of the equation. There is NO reason to think that a former CEO from a giant corporation wouldn't be pursuing his own ideological agenda in opposition to Becker trying to help workers. And yet the same people blabbering about "checks and balances" in reference to one party controlling Washington are willing to accept a lack of that kind of balance in the NLRB solely out of a tribal hatred for unions and labor representatives. And people wonder why we ended up hemmorhaging jobs after 8 years of Republican economic policies?

    With middle-class wages remaining stagnant and failing to keep up with inflation in the 30+ years since Retard Regan introduced us to his hair-brained early-onset-Alzheimer's induced theory of economic gravity, it's 100% mind-boggling that people will throw out their own interests just to cheer on their "team," engaging in logical fallacies like blaming unions, not deregulatory policy and obvious tax incentives, for American jobs going over seas. Nebraska's right to work laws have been a complete debacle, and if you don't believe it, ask a Nebraskan who isn't nodding his head to one side or the other's ideological blather...and keep in mind that Nelson isn't a Nebraskan. He's a Washington insider like the rest, who is playing the home-state-patriotism card, spewing right-to-work rhetoric in support of a policy has resulted in reduced non-market wages across his state.

    February 9, 2010 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  9. John

    Conservatives rest your tired fingers and let me take this one!
    ...He's sexist.

    February 9, 2010 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  10. OldUncleTom

    Sarah did not note her favorite irrelevance when promoting herself, that of "supporting the troops", which used to appear in the middle of most of her public sentences.

    I also noticed that, without the reminder, Sarah seems to have forgotten our military's involvement in those 2 little skirmishes overseas.

    Meanwhile, bravo to Gibbs. If the Tea Parties are going to continue to provide the comedy, the rest of us can enjoy providing the laughter.

    February 9, 2010 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  11. Gerry

    She could have more ink on her than the tattooed lady on "Miami Ink" and it wouldn't make her any smarter. As John Cleese once said in reference to playing King Lear, "getting the words in the right order is just as important".

    Another shining moment for Mrs. Palin? I think not.

    February 9, 2010 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  12. John in Tampa

    What a cartoon she is. "Energy," "Tax Cuts," and "Lift American Spirits" are that hard to hold onto, huh?

    February 9, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  13. T. Pipe Owosso

    Funny this comming from President Tele-prompter's press secretary.
    Maybe he should teach the Prez how to pronounce things properly.

    February 9, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  14. Jacq

    To funny,Palin is dumber then a bag of hammers.

    February 9, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  15. terry,va.

    Palin was talking off the cuff with a few reminders in her hand. Obummie has to have every word on a teleprompter before him before he can say anything. Anytime he doesn't, he steps on his tongue. Remember the teleprompter that he read from at an elementary school a few days ago? If you can't wing it before kids you haven't a clue about anything. Go back to community organizing or teach college kids in Chicago. Most kids coming out of college don't have a clue either. Are you listening the college freshman from the "Show Me State?"

    February 9, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  16. Bob

    I am amazed our elected officials are wasting time with a stupid incident like this. So much for hope and change. Another president and his party keeping the hatred alive. Glad I gave the boot to both parties. Nothing but a bunch of immature babies.

    February 9, 2010 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  17. MatthewDetroit

    This is just too darn funny....

    Barack is ripping on Sarah Palin for writing notes on her hand....

    And this supposed Genius cant talk without a teleprompter in his face.

    hahahahah that is hilarious....

    your so stupid, no your so stupid.... wow the country is in the hole and we have a guy that claims to be president that is battling a 45 year old woman over her crib notes....

    No he was planning on talking to Iran..... hmmmm that did not work.
    No he was planning on ripping off healthcare....hmm did not work either.
    No he will deal with the tough old north koreans..... no luck there...
    I will fix unemployment ........nope we are losing jobs like crazy...
    I will fix mortgages......nope canf fix that...
    I will fix the economy......nope no luck there....
    How about terrorist.....nope I am naive and have no idea what to do...
    How about a trial in New York.....nope cant do that everyone woke up before I slid it past them....

    Okay Hey GIBBS lets go back to plan B.... Lets slam Sarah Palin....

    Nice.... hahahaha you are a wimp Hussein... a wimp.

    February 9, 2010 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  18. Four and The Door

    No, we can read and what we saw written on your (left) hand was," Unions, Big Pharma, Hollywood, Wall Street and Big Banks."

    February 9, 2010 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  19. Tom

    This from the woman who constantly belittles President Obama for using a Teleprompter.

    BTW, does Sarah understand that most presidents have used a Teleprompter since it was invented? George W. Bush didn't, he preferred note cards.

    February 9, 2010 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  20. JD from Moraga, CA

    While it's nice to occasionally have such an easy target, I think all of America would be more grateful if there were one day where SP wasn't in the news.

    February 9, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  21. J. Richter

    Oh no. I actually feel sorry for Palin at this point. This is just piling on. And no cheat sheet in Q&A is not same as teleprompter for a speech. This is the culmination of Republican effort to keep pushing the notion that the everyday person should be the our leader – it doesnt work that way – the best amongst us in many measures should be the leader not the Bushes or the Palins. We only end up with crashed economies.

    February 9, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  22. JA/TN

    Palin equals fraud and hypocrite

    February 9, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  23. Russell

    At least Sarah doesn't need two teleprompters feeding her sentence by sentence...lol. Another attempt by the "intelligencia" that is going to back fire directly in their face. The best thing that can happen to this country is to endure another Jimmy Carter. Then they will be reminded why we don't like Democrat presidents...lol.

    February 9, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  24. Ronnie Beth Herbst

    If Sarah Palin ever gets elected as President, I can't begin to imagine how she is going to handle her Inaugural Address!

    February 9, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  25. cullenpest

    What a childish display . Funny this administration is so obsessed with someone who will never even come close to having a nomination. Kind of like CNN. They devote so much space to Sarah Palin all the time – it's like the National Enquirer and Tiger Woods!

    February 9, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
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