Sarah Palin Invokes God in Defending Notes on her Palm

Mar 8, 2010 11:06am

ABC News’ Huma Khan reports: What's Sarah Palin’s defense for scribbling notes on her hand? God did it. At an Ohio Right to Life fundraiser Friday, the former Alaska governor assailed the media for criticizing her for writing speaking pointers on her hand at the tea party convention last month. Some critics charged Palin with double standards after she took a jab at President Obama’s use of the teleprompter. “I didn’t have a good answer to that criticism because I thought it was so ridiculous,” Palin said. “But then someone sent me the other day Isaiah 49:16.” The verse reads, “See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.” For Palin, that was encouragement enough. “Hey, if it was good enough for God, scribbling on the palm of his hand, it’s good enough for me, for us. In that passage, he says, ‘I wrote your name on the palm of my hand to remember you.’ And I’m like ok, I’m in good company,” she told cheering supporters. Palin also called her hand notes “a poor man’s teleprompter.” That night, she scribbled a money sign on her hand to remind herself to urge attendees to contribute to the Ohio Right to Life, Palin said. The former GOP vice presidential candidate reportedly repeated the same God story again at an event in Calgary, Canada on Saturday.

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