February 7, 2010

From Think Progress:

Tonight, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin spoke to the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville, TN, an event that was ditched by other high-profile Republicans who disliked its for-profit model. After her speech, organizer Judson Phillips asked Palin several questions. One of them was about what needs to be done when there is a “conservative House and a conservative Senate.” Palin jumped right in and said, “We’ve got to rein in the spending, obviously.” However, she then seemed to forget her next talking point and glanced down at her left hand, as if there were notes she had scribbled down. She went on to talk about “energy projects.”

Oliver Willis points out that during this same speech, she referred to Obama as "the guy with the teleprompter."

Really, I don't care that Sarah Palin read notes off her hand. So her ideas aren't logical, consistent and coherent enough to answer a question without prompting - is this news to anyone who's paying attention?

And will it affect her popularity one bit? No, it will not.

But it's the continued hypocrisy of conservative figures that irks me. I mean, she's disparaging Obama's teleprompter use in the same speech in which she's using cheat notes? Does her brain even have the function that would note that as a contradiction?

The real problem isn't that conservatives are hypocrites. It's that they're such shameless, proud hypocrites - and that they're so willing to exploit worried Americans who can't figure that out.

Can you help us out?

For nearly 20 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.