Sarah Palin’s Redneck Teleprompter
Posted on 03.07.10 by Danny Glover @ 11:29 pm

The Urban Dictionary gained a new entry and definition last month courtesy of “2008 Enlightened Redneck of the Year” Sarah Palin. The entry: redneck teleprompter. The definition: “Crib notes written on a public speaker’s hand in order to remind him or her what to say during a speech or interview.”

Palin’s decision to fill the palm of her hand with the few verbal cues before a big speech predictably earned her the scorn of elitists like Mary Kate Cary in U.S. News & World Report:

At a certain age and at a certain professional level, it’s really not cool to write the big stuff down on your hand. Yellow stickies, maybe. BlackBerry, maybe. But if you were sitting in your doctor’s office after an exam, and saw that he’d written on his hand: “Diagnose Illness … Write Prescription,” you’d be more than alarmed. …

Like the Tea Party keynote speech she gave and her book before that, this incident shows that she doesn’t care to take the time to be prepared, to engage in serious policy discussions, or even to rely on issue briefing materials before speaking.

But Palin got the last laugh the next day during an appearance in Texas. She wrote “Hi Mom!” on her palm when she knew the whole Palin-hating media world would be watching:

Filed under: Hatin' On Rednecks and Human Interest and Just For Laughs and Media and News & Politics and People and Photography and Rednecks

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