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?