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Which is better,(or perhaps more professional; Obama using as telepromter or palin checking notes written in sharpie on her hand?
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      Megan50 wrote Feb 8, 2010
    • Actually, I didn’t make the comparison.  Sarah Palin has made several critical remarks about Obama needing to use a teleprompter, and then before an interview on a morning show she wrote notes on her hand and checked them during the interview.  And in a speech last night she had notes on her hand again.  The question has been floating around the internet today and I wondered if anyone here was interested in discussing it!




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      Trudy S wrote Feb 8, 2010
    • Annie is interesting...but not answering the question!ohhhh




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      Venus 7000 wrote Feb 8, 2010
    • LOL!!  Shows Palin’s level of sophistication.




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      Ladisheets wrote Feb 8, 2010
    • I live in Alaska and i have had enough of her
      any way you look at ittongue out




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      Maryann Rhodey wrote Feb 8, 2010
    • Um..I would definitely have to say professionalism over cheat sheet hand.




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      Anne E wrote Feb 8, 2010
    • She’s got no class.




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      Zena Coleman wrote Feb 8, 2010
    • I agree with most notes on her hand are juvinile.




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      UK Girl wrote Feb 9, 2010
    • My thoughts from the UK - she scares us .....she is so not into international politics and you need someone who understands the nuances of international diplomacy on a big level ..... we are all one village now like it or not .....




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      Georgiamamasita wrote Feb 9, 2010
    • I have written on my hand forever.  As an ER nurse for years, paper towels, hands, whatever is handy works for me.  (I mean what is always readily available when a light bulb moment hits? HANDS!)  Teleprompters, however, are not used for notetaking....they are used to help you not screw up and stick to a scripted speech...helpful but showing very little trust in yourself not to step in that big steamy pile of  you know what .  Teleprompters are for the faint of heart...a gutsy woman isn't afraid of the vitriol that follows when she writes on her hand.  And Yes, I have had people laugh when I've done it...they obviously, don't have brains that get ahead of finding a piece of paper and a pen.happy




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      Tuliplady wrote Feb 9, 2010
    • I have to agree with Georgiamamasita on this.  Where would the president be if his telepromter failed?  Does he know what he’s talking about without it?  

      As for the issue of internation politics, Obama had no more experience going into the job than Palin does.




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      Trudy S wrote Feb 9, 2010
    • I would be worried about someone who can’t remember 3-4 points more than 15 minutes.  That is an indication of someone who either a) has a really bad memory or b) doesn’t really know her subject matter.   Either does not bode well for a potential leader.

      Teleprompters have been used for 25 years now.  It is the given.  Everyone uses them to keep them ‘on point‘...not to keep them ‘tied’ to the written speech.  Every speech maker goes off topic sometimes.  A teleprompter helps them get back to ‘the message‘.  If we didn’t have them, we’d have those long rambling 3 hours speeches that happened in the past.  Which president was it that rambled so long at his inauguration address that he caught pnemonia and died?




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      Angelcart wrote Feb 9, 2010
    • I agree with Annie on Joe Biden.




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      Angelcart wrote Feb 9, 2010
    • Oh don't even get me started on Nancy Pelosi!  I have never  seen anyone stand up and clap after EVERY thing the Pres says!  Sheeesh!!!!!!




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      Venus 7000 wrote Feb 9, 2010
    • I agree with Annie.  Its silly to compare Sarah Palin with President Obama.  The woman is way out of her league.  

      She does provide us with much entertainment however.  The comedians just love her. estatic Without Palin politics would be quite dull at the moment.    

      The sharpie notes on her hand is a classic!!estaticestatic




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      Vikki Hall wrote Feb 9, 2010
    • What a great question!
      I don’t like Palin, as a woman I am insulted by her and as a woman I am affraid of HER being in any office. But I really don’t care about teleprompters or hand notes. I prefer to just hear themessage in any way that makes the speaker comfortable. Nothing worse than listening to a speaker on any subject fumble.




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      Brimstone1968 wrote Feb 9, 2010
    • Plain compared with The President or The Vice-President?  Are we for real?




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      Vikki Hall wrote Feb 9, 2010
    • I vote that Brimstones answer IS the best!!!!!heartheartheartheartheartheart




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      Angelcart wrote Feb 9, 2010
    • Annie if you want to get my husband fired up bring up Pelosi.  He can’t stand her.  Did you happen to see on TV Biden’s response (can’t recall which cable show it was on) but his answer about the movie Avatar.  Classic!  It took him about 2 minutes to come up with the name - he did a 360 around the question.  Pretty funny (and sad at the same time) LOL  I’m not perfect by any means’s, don’t claim to be but then I’m not in public office!happy




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      Tamra wrote Feb 12, 2010
    • I just wish Obama knew how to pronounce the words that he reads off of the teleprompter, especially military terms.  His “corpsemen” fau paux is reminiscent of Bush’s “new-que-ler” dialect.

      Consistenly reading from a teleprompter definately undermines my trust in the wisdom of my President.  Reliance on notes kept on an index card, sticky note, or hand gives me much more confidence that the speaker knows his/her subject than watching someone read a speech off of a teleprompter.




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      Trudy S wrote Feb 13, 2010
    • I think Pres.Obama does pretty well at press conferences  ...no teleprompter there.  He speaks off the cuff and sounds pretty well spoken, thoughtful and intelligent.




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