This can't be accidental. The woman has advisers, right? Political consultants, public relations people, friends?
So who is it who allows this woman to take the national stage with a tattoo on her hand that says whatever you do, don't take me seriously... ? Or words to that effect.
Because if you are Sarah Palin - an ambitious woman whose chief, and possibly insurmountable political liability is that she comes off in public as not very bright - writing stuff on your hand as a crib sheet for a question and answer session is NOT AN OPTION.
And don't misunderstand me: one of my closest friends is a woman who happens to write stuff on her hand. We don't even let her be president of our playgroup. I am just kidding. Our playgroup never even had a president. It was more of a parliamentary system...
Anyway, my point is this: there is nothing wrong with working from notes, even notes on your hand if that's what you prefer. Unless you are Sarah Palin. This is so glaringly obvious that even the dumbest marketing intern working in the office of whoever came up with the new Dockers campaign could not fail to see it.
It has to be deliberate.
Someone in her posse is trying to save frustrated tea-drinking conservatives from their most desperate impulses. Roses are red, violets are blue, I can't think of any other explanation, can you?
Sarah has never listened to an advisor in her life. No one is sabotaging her; you should be feeling sorry for the poor saps who've been trying to get her to listen to the most basic advice.
Then again, why should she? Until her looks go she'll sparkle on like Tinker Bell, who if you remember was also not very nice to the people around her.
Posted by: Sue | February 09, 2010 at 01:21 PM
What I want to know is: how did you get that still from the forthcoming SNL skit about Palin? I thought that stuff aired live?! You really are an awesome journalist.
Posted by: MommyTime | February 09, 2010 at 05:54 PM
I heart this post.
Posted by: Seriously, Jess | February 10, 2010 at 02:43 AM
I am thoroughly offended that you are sexist. You expect more of women than you do of men? The Anointed One is just as pathetic. Ask any Supreme Court Judge, or any General, or any Economist. Only B.O. is a high functioning teleprompting spin jockey who can’t seem to open his Harvard schooled mouth without offending someone, usually the disabled. You see, we have a tendency to catch the Ivy League status and miss the C- in constitutional law. At least Palin doesn’t boast of an Ivy League diploma. Perhaps therein lays the rub, she is what she is and doesn’t pretend to be something more. Why do you continue to miss the point? It is so obvious. The leadership position of our country is not a position suitable for a brilliant person. Brilliant people don’t make good postal stamps. They have to be dumb so we can criticize them. (BTW, nice hand, is that yours? You need to call me about your life line. I could be wrong, but…the way I read it you will live to be 196…and 150 of those years you will not have social security.)
Posted by: Audubon Ron | February 10, 2010 at 06:47 AM
Sarah Palin is the kind of politician/woman who makes you proud to be an American citizen.
Her intellect is like a giant black hole--stretching on into eternity.
I imagine some day "The Palin Memorial" in D.C. will show that very hand, covered in writing, raised up to the heavens. Glory be! Praise Sarah!
Posted by: eurolush | February 10, 2010 at 12:59 PM
And to think we made her from scratch. What other country could do that?
Posted by: Suburban Kamikaze | February 10, 2010 at 01:23 PM