Sarah Palin has shed new light on her much-mocked decision to scrawl 'crib notes' on her hand before addressing the National Tea Party Convention. "Somebody sent me the other day Isaiah 49:16," Palin told an Ohio Right to Life fundraiser crowd on March 5. "In that passage, [God] says, I wrote your name on the palm of my hand to remember you. And I'm, like, okay, I'm in good company." This borders on "blasphemy," says Lauren Monica in the Daily Kos: The actual text of Isaiah 49:16 hardly suggests that God is pro-"cheating." Regardless, says Michael Tomasky in The Guardian, Palin's ability to connect with the event's pro-life audience is "kind of crazily brilliant." Watch Palin's Right to Life speech below:
Sarah Palin: Guided by the hand of God?
Palin's crib-noted hand. Corbis
March 8, 2010
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