[Updated] Right-wingers like Sarah Palin have long mocked President Obama's rather unremarkable use of a TelePrompter - - so it was perfect karma the other day that Palin's rant at the Iowa Tea Party Fest was made even more incoherent because her Teleprompter malfunctioned and she had to wing it:
The Republican Party’s most treasured rabble-rouser was forced to improvise part of her speech at a Tea Party conference in Iowa Saturday after her teleprompter apparently broke in the middle of her delivery.
Palin, who was speaking at the Iowa Freedom Summit, launched into a multitude of brief nonsensical tirades in the moments to follow, causing attendees of the conservative grassroots convention in the early voting state to stop clapping their hands and start scratching their heads.
“'The man can only ride you when your back is bent,” Palin said — one in a series of unusual one-liners she ad libbed after her teleprompter froze. “So strengthen it! Then the man can't ride you, America won't get taken for a ride, because so much is at stake.”[Wednesday update] Republicans can't get away from this Obama/TelePrompter meme: Walker told AM 620 WTMJ righty talker Charlie Sykes this morning that Americans were tired of Obama using a TelePromoter for the last six years. But will Walker use one at his budget address?
On a more serious note, running Palin and fellow joker Donald Trump on stage only makes people like Scott Walker look better, shields his true nature and distracts from his record.