Shockingly, Sarah Palin has done it again. I’m talking about embarrassing herself in front of the nation by showing us just how bright she really is. This newest debacle? “Palm-Gate.”
At the National Tea Party convention last week, Palin gave a speech and had a Q&A session in front of the audience, but strangely seemed to be continually glancing down at her hand. The reason? She had written notes on her palm and needed to refer to them in order to continue speaking. This coming from a woman who prides herself on her public speaking skills and who, just minutes earlier, had mocked President Obama as “a charismatic guy with a teleprompter.”
Well, Miss Palin, Obama has never been caught with scribbles on his palm that say “Energy,” “Tax Cuts,” and “Lift American Spirits.” She really needed to jot these lines down on her hand and check them several times throughout the event? In my opinion, Palin is no more intelligent than the average American, and I am personally not at all a fan of the woman. (Please recall her interview where she was unable to list the name of any newspapers she read.) My personal favorite quote about this “Palm-Gate” debacle comes from a CNN article: “That Palin believed she needed to write [these words] down is the political equivalent of reminding yourself to breathe.”
In addition, how dare she insult President Obama with her little quip, “How’s that hopey-changey thing working for ya?” and then follow it up with reading elementary school level words off of her palm. If a fourth grader were to write words on his hand to “jog his memory” during a test, he’d be in the principal’s office right now.
I truly wish that Palin’s biggest followers would actually take a step back and analyze how smart they really believe their “savior” is. Yes, I would love to see a woman as President one day, but not just any woman. I don’t jump on the bandwagon of any female politician just because she is feisty, she can shoot animals with a rifle, and she looks nice with her intellectual-looking glasses and done-up hair. No, I never want the “Pitbull with Lipstick” to ever be in office.
Please, American conservatives, take a look at this latest occurrence and find another politician to pin all of your hopes on. Do you really want your 2012 Presidential Candidate to be reading her speeches off of chicken-scratch on the palm of her hand?