White House Openly Ridicules Sarah Palin

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White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs took a blatant shot at former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin today. You could say it was an open-handed slap of sorts.

Robert Gibbs addressed the press corps this afternoon with a mini grocery list on his hand. The ingredients: Eggs, Milk, Bread (crossed out), Hope, Change.

The President of the United States

This was a response to Palin using crib notes while reciting her speech and laying into President Obama at the National Tea Party convention in Nashville.

Because you really need to write down "I'm proud to be an American!" - her #1 political position - on your hand. Is memorization that hard? You betcha!

Robert Gibbs mocks Sarah Palin's "notes" from Sunday night.

Pretty funny, really, when you consider she rips Obama for using a Teleprompter. Also funny? In her Q&A, she really went off-message ... or off-English.

Make no mistake, the White House didn't appreciate Palin's cheap shots, and the administration isn't kidding when it talks about fighting back harder.

After all, Palin hates their agenda even more than Levi Johnston!

If this continues, it's going to get pretty stormy in D.C., and not just because the city's about to get slammed by a second blizzard in less than a week.

Should Sarah Palin run for president?


...and I might add that OBAMA is one of the few that actually sits down and pens his own speeches. They all use a telepromters...a TELE-PALMER not so much!


Obama HAS taken the high road. He hasn't mentioned Palin by name since the camapaign when he told reporters to lay off her kids...and his.
Michelle Obama has been doing a few talk shows and they all ASK her specifically about Palin and she won't touch it. She stays polite and classy. Notes on your hand IS hard to ignore, everyone is joking about it on BOTH sides, so there you go.


How is that hopey-changey thing working out. Grow up. No need to focus on Palin, she is out of the picture. Focus on something that needs to be addressed like giving up on some health care package that the "Big Guy" doesn't and never will suject himself or anyone he know to. They are better than that and should get better health care. OK now that we are moving on from this lame health care thing look at jobs, something else he has no interest in doing because he will never need to work another day in his life. What a joke.


Palin also called for Rahm Emanuel to resign b/c he referred to democrats as "retards."
When Rush Limbaugh defended Emanuel's use of that phrase, and said he was simply calling "a bunch of retarded people retards" and that there would be a "retard summit" at the White House, she praised Limbaugh for using satire. This really shouldn't be a right vs. left issue. People are free to hate on Obama for some solid reasons. But Palin is nothing but an attention-starved celebrity that will say ANYthing to cater to the base that keeps paying her to make speeches. It instantly kills any Republican's credibility to try and defend her.


@for_real_tho: The reasons liberals and any sane-minded individual do not like Palin are simple: she's a hypocrite.
She told the media that are kids are out of bounds - and then posed with them on a supermarket tabloid.
She talks about "real America" and acts like she is an everyday hockey mom - she is in the upper 1% of the nation's income.
She talks about Obama using a teleprompter (as if... what? That makes him a bad President?) - and then has cliff notes on her hand to remind her to mention "lift American spirits." It's not a question of slamming Obama. Plenty of people do that and there's been a lot to criticize regarding his first year in office. It's a question of Palin having absolutely nothing of substance to say. She just tosses out buzz words and winks a lot. She does this to score points with people that can't think intellectually about issues.


After a year and a half of exposure to this virulently toxic presence, the question on the table is: In our lifetime, has there ever been a worse human being in American politics than Sarah Palin? For all the morons and criminals and bigots we've been subjected to, has there been anyone else who has combined all of the fetid qualities -- the proud ignorance, the sadistic viciousness, the shameless hypocrisy, the arrogant laziness, the congenital dishonesty, the unctuous sanctimony, the bilious resentment, and whichever others I'm forgetting for the moment -- that this morals-free harridan so relentlessly displays? (Not to mention that atonal bray with which she communicates it all.) Talk amongst yourselves.


@hopey-changey: I can't wait for Palin's Presidential campaign: No Hope and No Change! Vote Palin in 2012. You're absolutely right, though: making a joke at the expense of Palin is the reason there aren't jobs in this country. It's that sort of dumbed down, simplistic statement that makes Palin so appealing to her followers: they don't need to actually think rationally or deeply about any issues. They can just applaud at talking points and buzz words.


I like how 0bama (Gibbs) has striked out BREAD. Bama is aware millions of Americans have no money to buy bread and thought to strike it off the list. These novice called president has time to play cheap games but has no time to create jobs. He will soon have plenty of time to do comedy for his rich Hollywoodites. Now how is that "hopey changey" thing going folks?


wow...they are really threatened and scared by this woman that they hate and like to make fun of....kinda weird how much effort they put into it to...all while ignoring what our actual president has been doing....well, I guess they like to focus on this woman they dont consider a real contender and doesn't even have intentions to ever run for public office again; so, the dumbass leftist won't focus on what they have been doing....nice distraction strategy...stupid liberals fall for it again...


get over the teleprompter, that doesn't mean anything, the televised speeches have to be timed, he knows the speech, for God's sake. The teleprompter is there for a little back up, no big deal.

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