Free speech.  It’s guaranteed under the constitution.  So much so that these losers are pushing for the supreme courts intervention (thanks CJ) claiming that they have the right to lie and defame our American hero’s…

But, I don’t want to talk about those guys.  You know how I feel about them, or should.  If you don’t, send me an email and I’ll explain it.   No, what I want to talk about is something far scarier.  It’s this:


Yeah, that’s Sarah Palin’s well manicured hand.  Notes included.  She apparently scribbled down a few notes before a speech at the big TeaParty rally recently.   The left, in a frenzy of anti-Palinsm, had a field day.  I don’t mean, a few blog posts here and there.  I mean a full scale attack.  Everything from Main Stream Media coverage to Jon Stewart skits.  It was so over the top that I was lost looking for something that I had missed.  Was there a comment that she made that justified this attention?  Was something written there that called her out?  Racist comments?  A list of ammo to pick up while down south for a few days?  No, in the end it was just a list of talking points.  Nothing more than any speaker would use when preparing for a big speech.  Apparently her “save the trees” approach of writing them on her hand labels her as an unsophisticated rube.

In response, Ms. Palin provided the following bit of humor.


That should have been the end of it.  But we know that the left is unable to let something go.  The next day White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs did this:


So…  while most of the nation is either calling Gibbs an idiot or applauding his very witty fifth hand reply.  I’m seeing a different and very scary side of this. 

Because, you see, I realize something.

Sarah Palin isn’t in Government.  She doesn’t hold a public office and she’s not running for a public office.  She’s very much just a citizen of these United States of America.  Just some chick from Alaska.  Admittedly, she has a background in politics but she’s not currently IN politics.  She has right wing views… that are more liberal than my own.  She speaks at national conventions for other people that think the way she does.  She was paid for it.   One might even say it’s her job.  There are arguments about whether she should have been paid for speaking at that teaparty engagement but they’re irrelevant.  In the end, she was.  So? 

So… you have a private citizen of the United States mocked by the White House Press Secretary for exercising her right to free speech because she scribbled a few notes on her hand before a major speaking engagement.  Seven words. He mocks her for doing her job.  He mocks her for doing something that she was paid to do.  Anyone that speaks before a large crowd keeps notes.  I’ve done it for speaking engagements MUCH smaller than the crowd she spoke to.  I wrote them on my hand too.  Does the Press Secretary consider me a moron as well? An illiterate rube? Should every American expect to be mocked by Mr. Gibbs if he doesn’t agree with the way that you do your job? It appears so.

Another note?  Mr. Gibbs’ notes are obviously an attempt at mocking Ms. Palin; it is imaginary.  But, who else does he mock in the process?

Notice that two of the items on his imaginary  list are the two items that this presidency was based on.  “Hope” and “Change” are fictions.  Mr. Gibbs proves it here as he mocks not only Mrs Palin but every American Citizen.

Give me a hand…

5 thoughts on “Give me a hand…

  • February 10, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Good, Tommy. Very good.

  • February 11, 2010 at 3:46 am

    I guess Palin does not understand satire and she complains about telaprompters, what a hypocrite. Palin’s hand job just shows all of us what kind of dullard we are up against, I have not seen this since junior high. She is so perfect for “Fake News”. WOW and some call her a leader….please.

  • February 11, 2010 at 4:13 am

    You are confused in your haze of hatred. You know nothing about Mrs. Palin and yet you blindly attack her… here… on my blog? And you call her an idiot?

    She didn’t post the article above, I did. As far as I know, she hasn’t said a single thing about Gibbs’ infantile stunt. Justify your statements or go back to commenting on YouTube posts with the rest of the morons.

    Why is she a dullard? Because she made notes before a big speech? If she is a dullard for using seven one word reminders what does that make someone that reads his (or her) entire speech from a teleprompter?

    The rest of your comments are offensive and too moronic for response.

    You haven’t seen what “since junior high”? Maybe if you had continued your education through more advanced grades you would be able to discuss this more eloquently… then again, maybe not.

    I spent a lot of time writing this post and justifying my position here, either argue decisively and justify your position or I’ll delete any further garbage that you post here.

    To Clarify, this post is about the Press Secretary and the actions of the White House, not Mrs Palin. Stay on topic.

  • February 12, 2010 at 1:58 am

    I like it when you get in “Kiss my ass” mode, Jinks!

  • February 17, 2010 at 8:04 am

    What GB said.

    And, don’t you think it demeans the position of the press secretary to have him stoop to such a level?

    I thought so.

    I love the way Governor Palin gets under their skin.



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