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. Perecorp

    See pigs aren't smart!

    February 9, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  2. Gary

    Classic! How can he resist. Hahahahaha. Thanks for all the laughs Sarah, you dunce.

    February 9, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  3. fred

    Gibbs is a clASS act.

    February 9, 2010 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  4. dan smith

    Those who live in glass houses shouldn't through stones.Obama can not even give an interview with his fawning media buddies without a tele-promptor,what a moron.

    February 9, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  5. Gibbs Is An Idiot

    Gibbs ridicules Palin for writing down 3 small notes yet remains silent about Obama's inability to string two coherent sentences together unless he has his teleprompter.

    February 9, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  6. Turn Texas Blue

    Be nice mr.Gibbs.Shes just as smart as governor goodhair,the mouthpiece for ExxonMobil and the Swordmakers Union here in Texas.

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

    I would think Gibbs would have more urgent items to be speaking on. Than again, this is the only way he can get attention away from Prsident Obma's failing presidency.

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

    Leave Palin alone. With so many gigs going on she can't be expected to memorize all three of her talking points!

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

    I guess the choice is either a few bullet-points on the hand, or a teleprompter containing an entire speech. Which requires more improvisation and creativity?

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

    Palin wants to become Commander in Cheat...LOL!!

    February 9, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  11. katy Heys

    What puzzles me is that she criticizes president obama for using a teleprompter and then reads notes off her palm. How narcissistic she must be to think that she could do that and nobody would notice?

    She is so clueless it is scary.

    February 9, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  12. Greg, San Francisco, CA

    What seems to get missed with all the teabaggers defending their prom queen's latest idiocy was the context of her 'cheatsheet'. She was asked by the interviewer what her main priority/concern was should she be in a position to lead and SHE HAD TO LOOK AT HER NOTES TO DETERMINE HER OWN MAIN PRIORITY! How stupid can you be? You rail at Obama for using a teleprompter on thousand word speeches but it's OK for Daisy Mae Palin to not remember the word 'energy'? Laughable!

    February 9, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  13. annie against biased news

    That's about the IQ of gibbey. Make he should learn from Palin since we have found out he can actually write and do it all the time so he doesn't stutter/stammer so much.

    February 9, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  14. Dominican Mama 4 Obama

    Why is it OK for Obama to use a teleprompter (which he reads word for word from) but not OK for Palin to use notes?

    I GUESS WE LIBS ARE THE HIPOS NOW!!!

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

    And Palin (deservedly) becomes the butt of yet anotehr joke....we have to be closing in on a record here folks.

    February 9, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  16. Barbara,TX

    Good for you Mr. Gibbs..It is about time Palin is called on all the things SHE DO ..She is a complete idiot..Anyone that listen to her can not spell the word STUPID.. Health care is needed here in Amerca why can't these Klan's Tea party see that ..They are the Kkk without the WHITE hoods...Glad to now see there faces..These people are somebody neighbor..What a scary thing to see and how it is promoted in this day and time so proudly...Racism lives in this whole KKK party and Palin is the poster child for them and everything wrong for Americans....Please keep up the fight with our dear President to make things better for all people ..Inspite of the Klan's new movement known as the Tea party. We need HEALTHCARE IN AMERICA..

    February 9, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  17. malia

    Talk about childish and unprofessional! And we have this clown Gibbs as press secretary...

    SHAME ON YOU GIBBS!

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

    i am not an american but if this is the woman the racists americans wants for president, GOD SAVE THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE SMART AMERICAN PEOPLE. this woman is dumber than they come.

    February 9, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  19. Bibek

    Gibbs is funny! lol

    February 9, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  20. Albert R., L.A., CA

    Hey, she also asked whether "Alaska is still the beacon of hope for the world?" She cannot even read a canned speech without misreading.. Not "Alaska" you ditz– "America!"

    February 9, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  21. Sabrina

    Had Palin not poked fun at President Obama and his use of the teleprompters, she wouldn't have looked so foolish, especially when she was looking at her hand in her interview.

    Priceless.

    February 9, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  22. sharon

    Gibbs...........that was a good one.

    ya know.....she realy should not have made fun of the teleprompter,not when she had this mess written in her hand.
    "Ya betcha"..............................

    she sure acts like a child.

    wait..........maybe that was a "rouge" moment.

    February 9, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  23. Danny

    Dude don't lower yourself by acknowledging anything this ridiculous woman does.

    February 9, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  24. FLINDEP

    Hmmm, I thought Palin was irrelevent and they (O and his advisors) pay no attention to her!?!?

    Their actions are sure quite the contrary.

    February 9, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  25. you're all buttmonkeys

    yeah so somebody forgot to give her her notes. it's not like Obammer where he gets his lines fed to him thru his internal electronic brain receptor straight from the Communist Party...

    February 9, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
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