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. gary in OK

    Way to go Gibbs. Bring attention to the know nothing quitter during a white house briefing.

    If white house officials would forget she exists, then maybe the networks would quit jamming her down the public throats every time she makes a movement.

    Enough of that quitter.

    February 9, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  2. Jimmy Bob

    The whitehouse is an asylum with unchecked lunacy. Hey – wake up morons. Our nation is sinking in debt.

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

    I haven't written notes in the palm of my hand since 6th grade!

    February 9, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  4. Marianne

    I guess she could not afford a teleprompter like the taxpayers are paying for Obama!!! Whose the bigger idiot-Gibbs, Obama or CNN.

    February 9, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  5. Really Quite Funny

    I think this is funny and well deserved, but maybe not needed right now. It's just drawing more attention to Palin and she is just a distracting gimmick at this point. She is just going to use this attention from the White House to rally up her base of crazies. The best thing they can do is just ignore her and move on to things that matter.

    February 9, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  6. Aric G.

    I guess we can’t fault you, Mr. Gibbs. It's just human nature to hurl insults and poke fun when one runs out of sufficient facts and evidence to counter another’s position. Can’t blame you for feeling a little frustrated.

    February 9, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  7. gary

    Maybe obozo could learn to say "corpsmen" instead of "corpsemen" if he would write notes on his hand. To bad he doesn't have a teleprompter that shows him how to pronounce words. What a joke he is . lol

    February 9, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  8. ladybug

    Palin needed crib notes to remember "energy" "Lift American Spirits" and oh...gee...what was tha

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

    Which American's spirits was Palin trying to lift? According to her, there are 'real' Americans and the other Americans. Also, why was the tea party convention only one demographic?

    February 9, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  10. tony_n_atl

    FUNNY FUNNY FUNNY....LOL...BUT SO DESERVING!!!!!!! PALIN KILLS ME ACTING LIKE SHE IS THE AUTHORITY ON THE ECONOMY, ENERGY, ETC....EXPLAIN YOUR EDUCATION (too difficult...too many schools to get that bachelors)...EXPLAIN YOUR EXPERIENCE (oh you quit your job to get rich)

    Stick with what you know...killing Moose!

    February 9, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  11. Gibbs backhands Palin....

    Well White House and Media Sarah Palin got you she did what Pres Obama does all the time when taking and answering question from the press ...namely looking down at his notes...Perhaps Sarah Palin wants the country to really see the double standard here thats why she did it looking at her palm in a very obvious way and not hiding it

    Is there a double standard we ask....the media answered it very well...

    ..................................yes...yes...yes..................................and yes..........

    February 9, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  12. JR

    Writing things on her hand is natural for Palin, she always keeps an arrow drawn there to tell her where she's going.

    February 9, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  13. WILLARD BULLOCK

    Iwill not trust gibbs
    And I make sick of gibbs
    Thanks you

    February 9, 2010 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  14. ladybug

    Palin needed crib notes to remember "energy" "Lift American Spirits" and oh...gee...what was that...where are those crib notes when you need 'em???? There is something wrong when a body cannot remember three main thoughts in a row, folks.

    February 9, 2010 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  15. Cat

    We have a president who can't make a speech to 6th graders without a teleprompter and Gibbs makes fun of this? Give me a break!

    February 9, 2010 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  16. Thirsty and Broke

    Just about every speaker I've ever watched/listened too has had "cheat" sheets; rather they be note cards, teleprompters or whatever. The problem with Palin is that she is just plain STUPID and this is just another example of her bashing Obams she is forgetting she does the same. I hope that she runs in 2012...the only problem is that who knows she might actually make it to the white house. I just wonder if she realizes that she won't be able to see Russia from her back yard anymore.

    February 9, 2010 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  17. FactCheck

    I will sell off all my possessions and donate it to the Teabaggers if Palin can tell me 4 different things about the Declaration of Independence without having to look at her palms. My eight year old can knows dozens so four is not too bad... still waiting...

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

    Thank you Robert.

    The Alaskan Air Head is a mean spirited no-nothing.

    Her irritating comments are the stuff for the comedians not any serious minded person.

    Are those few who do show her some support really understanding anything that comes out of her silly trap.

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

    Funny how the dems are pointing their fingers at Palin when their own main man Obama can't even get through a question and answer session without the use of a teleprompter. So what, she wrote down a 3 bullet points on her hand. Big deal. At least she can give a speech and answer questions without relying on a teleprompter.

    Who is dumber, Palin or Obama? I'll tell you, Obama. Without his teleprompter he sounds like a blundering idiot. Uhhhhh, uhhhhh, ummmmm, errrrrrrrrr, uuuuhhhhh.

    February 9, 2010 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  20. haha!

    i love it! go head on Gibbs! but of course idiots like Palin will look at this and call it 'arrogant" and run with that ridiculous political nonsense...she's a complete moron and so are the tea party and republican party! especially their leaders!

    February 9, 2010 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  21. karen

    Was that supposed to be funny? This from the teleprompter happy White House?

    February 9, 2010 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  22. charliemax

    Let stutterin' Bob have his fun. It won't last long. The voters of this country are fed up with snarky elitists like him. If you dissagree with them you're either stupid, or they haven't explained it to you sufficiently. Everytime something like this happens everyone thinks well, it's just a little slight, no big deal, Well I think it is a big deal and I'm fed all the way up with it. So may be midterms erase your legislative majorities.May the public grow so tired of your street-punk tactics that your whole house of bumper stickers comes crashing down around your bosses ample ears.

    February 9, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  23. ed

    a press secretary that can't even speak without saying "ahh" and "um" after every word shold not be taking any jabs, but keeping a low profile to hide his incompetence...

    February 9, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  24. JOHN JEFFCOAT

    Oh my God! What a joke Gibbs is.

    He works for a man who can barely udder a coherent sentence without multiple teleprompters in the room.

    February 9, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  25. Jon

    Maybe it would have been ok if she'd had the notes scroll across a teleprompter...

    February 9, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
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