Maybe if Palin Would Have Used a Teleprompter and Empty Platitudes the AP Would Have Liked Her Speech; Update: Obama’s Teleprompter vs. Palin’s Palm Pilot

If you read Associated Press writer Liz Sidoti’s story on Sarah Palin’s speech at the Tea Party Convention in Nashville, you might have noticed that she made it almost a half dozen words before criticizing the 40-minute speech as empty:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sarah Palin, in a speech that was short on ideas but big on enthusiasm, took aim at President Barack Obama and the Democrats, telling a gathering of “tea party” activists that America is ripe for another revolution.

And then a reminder later in the same story, in case you missed it in the first paragraph:

“Let us not get bogged down in the small squabbles. Let us get caught up in the big ideas,” she said, though she offered few of her own.

Wrongo, Liz, Palin offered plenty of ideas… just none that you liked.

And to top it off, here’s the photo the AP ran with the story… the only thing missing is Photoshopped blood dripping from fangs in her mouth:


“GRRRRR! Sarah Palin wants blooood!”

On the other side of the MSM coin, read this story concerning Liz Sidoti’s piece about Barack Obama — a story so sickeningly sweet that it will give you diabetes if you’re not careful.

Here’s Palin’s entire speech from last night. If there’s anything “empty” about this, it’s the stage, because you’ll notice that it’s completely devoid of teleprompters — a fact that of course escaped the AP’s notice:

Update: Scandal! Palin apparently had a few words written on her hand, which makes her stupid and a hypocrite or something like that:


The left is mocking, but if anything it’s only about one-percent as funny as this scene, but I realize that the ability to find the humor in these things usually falls along party lines, so in the spirit of bipartisanship, let’s call it a draw:


(h/t Newsbusters)

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