Gibbs mocks Sarah Palin's palm-writing at briefing

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010; 5:41 PM

Your Browser DoesNot Support IFrames. Updated 5:30 p.m. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs flashed a left palm with notes written on it at the news briefing Tuesday, an apparent mocking reference to former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's use of her hand as notepad during the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville. Some snow-survival essential foodstuffs and the words "hope" and "change" were written on Gibbs's hand where Palin had written "energy," "tax" and "lift American spirits" on hers. Palin had mocked President Obama as overly reliant on teleprompters in her speech to Tea Party conventiongoers Saturday, leading her critics to jump when she was revealed to have written notes on her hand and was filmed appearing to glance at the notes during a question and answer session at the conference. Gibbs began the exchange while discussing some points he wanted to make about bipartisan health-care reform efforts, according to


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