Open Palms: Bickering and Bipartisanship

By David Schoetz

Feb 10, 2010 12:04am

As reported earlier today, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs openly mocked Sarah Palin at today's press briefing for the notes she had written on her palm at the Tea Party address. In her speech, Palin openly criticized Obama's presidency. Instead of Palin's prompts, which included the words "tax" and "lift Americans' spirits," Gibbs scribbled the words "eggs, milk, bread, hope, change." The jab is the latest salvo in what appears to be a growing political polarization — even as President Obama today appealed for bipartisanship at a suprise appearance at the White House briefing. In their interview, Robin Roberts asked Michelle Obama about the criticisms of her husband by Palin and others. Do they sting? The first lady responded, "You know, what stings is continued high unemployment rates." And she added, "You keep that smile on your face. You stay open to the possibility of partnership." So tonight, we ask: Is a partnership between Democrats and Republicans really a possibility? Tell us what you think. And embedded below is the interview with Michelle Obama.

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