In attacking Sarah Palin from her performance at the Nashville Tea Party Convention, this was the best they could come up with to disparage her.
Like the Tea Party Movement itself, they are trying so hard to find something juicy to pin on Sarah Palin, but it's not easy. They have to resort to silly little things that make themselves look bad.
Notes on her hand? My goodness. A few notes to keep papers off the lectern is nothing compared to a tele prompter at every single speech, including that in a grammar school classroom. It would be foolish to get up in front of a national audience without a note or two. Her speech wasn't written word for word, or even outlined. Just a "handful" of words to keep her on topic. That's pretty impressive, if you ask me.