February 9, 2010
Et Tu, Breite?
This is really starting to annoy me... and I'm not even a huge Sarah Palin supporter:
Palin spoke Saturday in Nashville and photographs and video show she had "energy," "tax" and "lift American spirits" on her hand. During one question, she looked down at the palm of her hand for a cue.
In her speech she mocked Obama's use of teleprompters.
Yeah. That's what her speech was about! I thought it was about the president's socialist policies, but I must have misheard.
Even supposing it's true that she mocked Barack H. Obama's use of teleprompters -- she may have, but if so, it was fleeting enough that I don't even remember -- I am nevertheless astonished that even Andrew Breitbart cannot distintinguish between using a note or two, whether on cards or one's hand, and reading word for word from a teleprompter. Worse, he read a speech obviously written by somebody else, which the president had not even troubled to rehearse. (Else somebody would surely have told him how to pronounce the word "corpsman.")
This AP squib, which Breitbart chose to run with the anti-Palin slam intact, as much as says, "What a fool and a hypocrite she is -- she mocks Obama for reading from a teleprompter, yet she herself had to glance at an occasional, one- or two-word note!"
Right, Andy; it's exactly the same thing. What a putz; not Palin, but whichever gnome at the Associated Press wrote this piece... and whichever bright-eyed Breitbart editor passed it along.
Hatched by Dafydd on this day, February 9, 2010, at the time of 12:11 PM
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The following hissed in response by: snochasr
That she spoke for more than an hour, from six words on her hand, describes a rather remarkable speaker. Obama gets tongue-tied if he's off the TOTUS for more than a few seconds.
The following hissed in response by: Michael Babbitt
That was an AP article and although AP does try to slam Palin, I don't see it as conclusive from the article. Teleprompters carry prose, whole speeches -- anyone knows that. 7 words on the hand don't seem to be a parallel. And I don't get this a being from Breitbart. My take: He's showing their thinking not approving of it by any means.
The following hissed in response by: Dishman
Speaking for an hour with 7 wods of notes...
Either she's got an incredible memory, or she's a lot smarter than people are willing to give her credit for, or both.
The following hissed in response by: LarryD
Both Sara and Andy are good at this kind of political judo, getting the Left to overreact and expose themselves as idiots and worse.
The following hissed in response by: Goyo Marquez
What's interesting about President Obama's mispronunciation of "corpsman" is that he misprounced it with out a hint of humility, with complete confidence and poise. Which I think means that even when knows he has no idea of what he is talking about he is able to act like he does. Which means that all those things which the intellectualerati most liked about him may well have been only a pose.
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