Obama aide takes a jab at Palin’s palm gate

February 10th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS  

Barack Obama Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) An aide of President Barack Obama has taken a swipe at Sarah Palin mimicking the former Republican vice presidential candidate’s use of her hand as a notepad during a speech last week.
At the daily press briefing Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs showed his left hand with writing on it, which apparently was his grocery list to purchase ahead of Wednesday’s expected snowstorm.

“I wrote a few things down. I wrote eggs, milk and bread, but I crossed out bread just so I can make pancakes for (son) Ethan if it snows,” Gibbs said showing the palm of his hand with notes written on it. “Then I wrote down hope and change just in case I forgot that.”

Gibbs was apparently taking a jab at Palin who had a few words written on her hand during a question and answer session Saturday night at the Tea Party Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, which draws together opponents of Obama’s healthcare reform, his economic stimulus package and other aspects of his agenda.

A photo taken during the Q&A session after the speech showed her left hand with the words “energy”, “budget cuts”, “tax” and “lift Americans’ spirits”. The word “budget” had been crossed out.

Video footage showed her seemingly reading from her hand when asked what top three things a conservative-led Congress should do.

In her speech, Palin received a standing ovation as she called for a “return to conservative principles”. She also spoke of a “charismatic guy with a teleprompter” - an apparent reference to President Obama.

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