It’s Robert Gibbs’ boss who can’t speak in a sixth grade classroom without a teleprompter. It’s Robert Gibbs’ boss who pronounces corpsman as “corpseman,” because the teleprompter didn’t provide a pronunciation guide. It’s Robert Gibbs’ boss who, when the statute of recriminations runs out on blaming George Bush, will take a clue from Flip Wilson and start saying “the teleprompter made me say it.” It’s Robert Gibbs’ boss who has inspired Barack Obama’s Teleprompter’s Blog.
Yet Gibbs is mocking Sarah Palin for writing 5 words on her hand, and he thinks it clever to remind us of the abject failure of hopeychangeiness? What would he have done if she’d used a single index card, accuse her of killing a tree?
It’s hard to understand why he didn’t write “bacon” and “
healthcare” on his hand so he could segue into an “Obama would bring it home except for the Republicans” moment. Or he could have written “corps” = “kore,” if he really wanted a laugh.
Palin, on the other hand, has an actual sense of humor about herself.