One of the things that the Obama administration and the Main Stream Media really hate about Sarah Palin is her unwillingness to cooperate. Even when she gets caught on camera during a speech with "Energy", "Tax" and most damning of all "Lift American Spirits" written in her own hand on her own hand, she refuses to cooperate.
After the palm-gate story broke, Obama's inner circle more than likely consulted their most holy of holy texts to devise a cunning strategy in their ongoing war against Sarah. There on pages 137-8 of the sacred "Rules For Radicals" by Saul Alinsky was the answer that Team Obama was looking for.
It should be remembered that you can threaten the enemy and get away with it. You can insult and annoy him, but the one thing that is unforgivable and that is certain to get him to react is to laugh at him. This causes an irrational anger.
Bingo! We have a winner! Robert Gibbs, the comic genius of the future former president's staff would get to deliver the blow. The UK Guardian reports.
The White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs, said he also had something written down on his hand. Breaking off from a question on healthcare reform, he said he planned to make pancakes for his son if the snow in Washington continued. "I wrote ‘eggs', ‘milk', ‘bread', but I crossed out ‘bread'. Then I wrote down ‘hope' and ‘change', in case I forgot."
The increasingly irrelevant MSM was delighted by Mr. Gibbs cutting edge (not to mention topical) humor. All that remained for Team Obama to do was just to wait for Sarah to react with "irrational anger" in fulfillment of Saul Alinsky's prophecy.
O.K., lights, camera, action! Again the UK Guardian provides the play by play.
Full credit to Palin for making fun of the whole thing. In her next public appearance-backing Texas governor Rick Perry in the Republican primary against Senator Kay Bailey-Hutchinson-Palin showed up with the words "Hi Mom!" clearly written on her palm. At least she's got a sense of humor.
Obviously Sarah had failed to cooperate with the Alinsky plan. No "irrational anger" was forthcoming, she countered the strategic mocking of Obama's crew and the MSM with genuine good humor. What do you do with someone who can laugh at themselves?