White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs comes to daily briefing with notes scribbled on his hand to Mock Sarah Palin. Palin didn’t use a teleprompter at the Teaparty convention but had put a couple of notes on her hand to make sure she made brought the points up in her speech and Q &A. These are called ‘talking points’. Gibbs came out with a grocery list and ‘hope and change’ on his hand. He said he didn’t want to forget.
Gibbs denied that he saw the Teaparty convention but took pop shots that would indicate that he was at least briefed on the event. He was met to laughs and jeers from the Press
corps. Later on in the briefing he was asked if the Teaparty convention was a threat. Well this writer thinks that if they have to attack the meeting rather than ignoring it, it most be a threat to the Administration. This from Mary Katharine Hamm over at The The Weekly Standard
In a White House briefing where t
he president showed up (because Howard Kurtz wrote a column) to talk about his bipartisan health-care summit and getting beyond politics to solve problems, the White House press secretary used the dumbest political story of the week to take a shot at a former governor and Fox News Contributor from the podium.
Earlier this week, the Left was up in arms over Sarah Palin’s hands. She had written notes to herself on her palm for her Tea Party Convention speech and Q&A. Why this is a problem for the supporters of the TelePrompter in Chief is beyond me, but that fact that it’s the only problem they had with her speech illustrates how good the speech was.
Gibbs went petty today, as he so often does, by scribbling notes on his palm today, featuring “eggs, milk, bread, hope and change.”
This would have been funny if Sarah Palin hadn’t already made the joke, and better, herself.
Palin wrote “Hi, Mom” on her hand before a Sunday rally for Rick Perry in the wake of the uproar over her hand notes the day before. It was one of those moments that, for any person not caught up in Palin Derangement Syndrome, should have made crystal clear why people love her. For all his strengths, Barack Obama is capable of nothing like that sort of folksy self-deprecation.
Read the rest by Mary Katharine Hamm at the The Weekly Standard.