February 9th, 2010
11:15 AM ET
soundoff (332 Responses)
  1. jonathanrobles@

    Palm gate? Really, CNN? Report the news as it is not as you wish it to be. Artists use paint brushes not news organizations.

    February 9, 2010 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  2. Trent Moore

    Which is the better public speaker? The one who reads 4 or 5 words off the palm of their hand? Or the one who reads every publically spoken word off a teleprompter? Have I heard one of the MSM outlets make this point? Of course not.

    February 9, 2010 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  3. Jim

    At least Sara does not need a Tele prompter to talk. She is a regular down to earth person which is needed more now than ever.........not another Washington dog. It is sad that c n n has such a dislike for Sara and the tea party movement.......... it does not set well with a lot of people (Americans).

    February 9, 2010 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  4. Gravitas

    Go Republicans! This is your messiah? I'd rather have Obama thank you very much!

    You guys have a lot of work on your hands. Oops, no pun intended, seriously.

    February 9, 2010 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  5. Trent

    I'm not a fan of Sarah Palin's politics, but this is an utterly stupid thing to worry about. She had notes on her hand during a speech? Who cares? She was ensuring she'd hit her big points during the talk. I've done the same thing myself. Even if I never use the notes, it gives me more confidence knowing they're there in case I do need them.

    It just shows me that Palin is human and gets nervous up there but wants to be sure to hit her points and do a good job. These are factors that make me like her MORE than I did.

    I don't have the Palin hatred that a lot of the people on the left do. I just disagree with her political views, mostly on social concerns (I'm a social libertarian).

    February 9, 2010 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  6. Frank

    If this crib note cheat ever becomes president, we can kiss America goodbye.

    February 9, 2010 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  7. jbombardi

    Palin is a blow hard. God help America if an idiot like her ever gets the least amount of power. Just look at the mess in Alaska. She makes my skin crawl.

    February 9, 2010 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  8. Alan, Phoenix

    definitely presidential............SNL was right, she is still 14.

    February 9, 2010 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  9. steve

    what do you expect from an air head hasn't she proven enough times how stupid she is and how many lies she can tell, quit covering her

    February 9, 2010 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  10. Jeff

    C'mon...is anyone REALLY surprised by this? It is Sarah Palin after all....

    February 9, 2010 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  11. FM

    Oh lord! we witnessed "W" (previous President) with something on his back during the debate; and now it is the X-governor with ink on her hands. This tells a lot about people on the opposition side!

    February 9, 2010 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  12. dave

    This know nothing, wormy, immature person has no place on the national stage. She is acting like a high school kid who wants to be 'best in show' with the in crowd when she doesn't even belong at the school.

    February 9, 2010 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  13. Dale

    LOL @ Sara Palin and all the others who gave Obama a hard time about use of teleprompter during public appearances... :D

    February 9, 2010 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  14. Al Jones

    Who cares?!!!? Obama can't talk to 6th graders without a teleprompter so, what's the big deal if she's got 3 notes on her hand? Get a life people!!

    February 9, 2010 09:51 am at 9:51 am |
  15. Doug,lib jersey

    Ha ha, those foaming at the mouth over this worship at the feet of a man who is dependent upon a telepromter to speak. BTW, libs, are these CORPS-MEN Obama keeps talking about found at every cemetary?

    HYPOCRATS, they would re-name the party this, but that would be an honest thing to do, which to every Democrat is a hate crime.

    February 9, 2010 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  16. andrewstl

    every day proves the point this women is truly a joke.

    for all you who dont think so you too are truly a joke!

    February 9, 2010 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  17. Tam

    If she had thought about it (I know, what a concept!), she could have had notes on a piece of paper. That would have looked professional and no big deal. But here's another case where the world sees how inept and ignorant she is - first of all, on the palm, and then the text of the notes! I'm surprised there was no shot of her back with a rectangular transmitter under her jacket (remember Shrub's debate?). God help America!

    February 9, 2010 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  18. chaz in colorado

    Typical sophmoric high school behavior on her part. But then high school is about where her development stopped, and she is caught there in her personal twilight zone. I can't think of anything worse for our country than to have a high school kid, and an ingorant one at that, as a leader of our country. The American people need to get the good sense to dump her and her ilk, and concentrate on helping with pulling our great nation together rather than pushing it apart.

    February 9, 2010 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  19. Papasan

    Just how dumb does she go before she is declared short bus special? America's poster child idiot, and we wonder why John McCain is squirming on the campaign trail. Palin is a constant reminder that McCain is completely incapable of taking responsibility for unleashing this monster on us...

    P.S. Vote McCain out of office!

    February 9, 2010 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  20. palm & sharpie palin's teleprompter

    Ha...no surprise...she has the whole word in her hands...who needs a teleprompter when a sharpie and your palm would do just fine ....guess she wanted to save money and show us her FISTcal
    repsonsibility...lol....

    February 9, 2010 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  21. Gerry

    Here is an undereducated person with extremely high marks for charisma who many in this country believe can be president. She is good at taking shots at people but has not once put forth coherent, constructive ideas as to solutions to the economic woes and the war. I am not only mystified by those who think she is qualified to be president but extremely concerned about the future of our country if she or anyone like her could wangle their way into the presidency.

    February 9, 2010 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  22. bj, Texas

    Go Sarah! We love. The democraps hate you so much better because you are the biggest threat to them. Go Sarah! Go Tea Party!

    February 9, 2010 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  23. MatthewDetroit

    At least she doesnt need a Teleprompter.....

    February 9, 2010 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  24. wycliffe

    with the technology that we have today. it is not easy to mock the public by writing something different. the exact words can be read as far as the moon. And for the last time, this woman should stop going out there to bash president Obama. HER intellect is not even half of Obamas.

    February 9, 2010 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  25. ProfBill

    Well, at least we now know how she got through high school...

    February 9, 2010 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
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