Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin likes to make fun of President Barack Obama for being articulate — at this week’s Tea Party Convention she referred to the president as “a charismatic guy with a teleprompter.”
The oft-repeated jokes about the Barack Obama’s use of teleprompters have always been interpreted as a criticism of the president’s lack of substance. As the above video shows, however, it could be that Palin’s issue isn’t so much with the president, as with the modern technology of teleprompters.
As you can see, Governor Palin likes to go “old school” when it comes to speaking in public, foregoing fancy electronics in favor of the kind of cheating the Founding Fathers surely intended.
[Update: close-up of the hand]