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BREAKING: Sarah Palin "Winged" Her Speech Because of "Broken" Teleprompter
Red State ^ | September 4, 2008 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 09/04/2008 5:02:21 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner

Halfway through Sarah Palin's speech tonight at the RNC, people following the speech noticed she was deviating from the prepared text.

According to sources close to the McCain campaign, the teleprompter continued scrolling during applause breaks. As a result, half way through the speech, the speech had scrolled significantly from where Governor Palin was in the speech. The malfunction also occurred during Rudy Giuliani's speech, explaining his significant deviations from his speech.

Unfazed, Governor Palin continued, from memory, to deliver her speech without the teleprompter cued to the appropriate point in her speech.

Contrast this to Barack Obama who, when last his teleprompter malfunctioned, was left stuttering before a crowd unable to advance his speech until the problem was resolved.

Sarah Palin. Winner.

(Excerpt) Read more at redstate.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
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This makes Governor Palin and even more remarkable lady since she continued her speech flawlessly.
1 posted on 09/04/2008 5:02:22 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Impressive. Obama would have duhhhhed through his speech.


2 posted on 09/04/2008 5:03:53 AM PDT by SolidWood (McCain/Palin 2008)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

She should give Odumbo speech lessons.......Not one Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....Bravo Sarah.


3 posted on 09/04/2008 5:04:19 AM PDT by geege
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

bkmk


4 posted on 09/04/2008 5:06:32 AM PDT by g'nad
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

bravo and Sarah and bravo Rudy

Rudy for AG!


5 posted on 09/04/2008 5:06:41 AM PDT by RDTF (my worst nightmare is being on jury duty sequestered with 11 liberals)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Ah, so she DID write her own speech... On the “fly”.

Take THAT, B. Hussein!!!


6 posted on 09/04/2008 5:07:09 AM PDT by WayneS (Vote Obama bin Biden 2008 - "Because the world doesn't suck enough yet".)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Ok, sources please. Don’t flame.


7 posted on 09/04/2008 5:07:58 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Now I'm even more impressed - with both speeches.

Rudy was good, Sarah was awesome.

8 posted on 09/04/2008 5:07:58 AM PDT by IrishMike (Gov Sarah Palin - she's unleashed the fury of the castrated Left)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Thank God they both were excellent speakers. If it happens to Obama, he might go uh... err... uh...

Anyway, is it that difficult to have a good telepromter machine that actually can be set manually to follow the pace of the speech?

9 posted on 09/04/2008 5:08:05 AM PDT by paudio (Can you tell me a single thing Obama has done in the senate?)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

If she’s that good WITHOUT a teleprompter...that’s what the media should be talking about today.


10 posted on 09/04/2008 5:08:31 AM PDT by albie
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To: SolidWood

Obama would have stuttered and drooled and made an even bigger fool out of himself than he already is.

Palin was the right choice at the right time, and she proved that in spades last night.


11 posted on 09/04/2008 5:08:31 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic ("And how can this be? For I am the Kwisatz Haderach! " - Barack Obama)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Unfazed, Governor Palin continued, from memory, to deliver her speech without the teleprompter cued to the appropriate point in her speech.

Let's see Obama do that! There would be a lot of uhs and ohs if the teleprompter ever malfunctioned during one of his speeches.

12 posted on 09/04/2008 5:10:10 AM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
One more thing Sarah Palin can do effortlessly that Zerobama would struggle with.
13 posted on 09/04/2008 5:10:10 AM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
Governor Palin doesn't need a teleprompter. She is a remarkable speaker.
14 posted on 09/04/2008 5:10:28 AM PDT by detective
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
I had the impression that she had paper in front of her as back up. At certain points in the speech, the camera clearly showed a teleprompter -- but at other points, I thought I saw her glancing down at a written speech from time to time.

She was smart enough to bring backup just in case of a technical problem. I bet Obama doesn't do that.

15 posted on 09/04/2008 5:10:37 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Et si omnes ego non)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
She is the real deal!

Bravissima!!!


16 posted on 09/04/2008 5:10:48 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Peregrine, patron saint of cancer patients, pray for us.)
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To: albie

“If she’s that good WITHOUT a teleprompter...that’s what the media should be talking about today.”

Don’t hold your breath.


17 posted on 09/04/2008 5:10:56 AM PDT by diverteach (http://foolishpleasurestudio.com/eyewool/slap_hillary.html)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Cool story if true, and needs more details about the degree of disruption.

I forwarded the “breaking” story to Drudge.


18 posted on 09/04/2008 5:11:07 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

If Obama was giving a speech, and the teleprompter broke down right before the closing line, which was “Thank you, and I ask for your vote in November,” and if that was the closing line of all his speeches, he’d still start stammering, “duh, uh, uh, uh, uh....”


19 posted on 09/04/2008 5:12:23 AM PDT by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (updated!).)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
She was well prepared!
The legend continues...:)
20 posted on 09/04/2008 5:12:46 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: gathersnomoss
I did notice that about halfway through. She spoke to herself during one applause break clearly trying to find the thread again. She also seemed to want the crowd to stop the applause on two occasions. that leads me to believe this story.
21 posted on 09/04/2008 5:12:47 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.)
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To: gathersnomoss; Virginia Ridgerunner

It was clear to me at the moment her teleprompter hiccuped. I’ve done enough ‘prompter work to know that “gulp” moment. What I did not know was that the ‘prompter was flopping worse than a crippled salmon while Gov. Palin plowed through a whole new speech on the fly.

BRAVO, Governor. You keep raising the bar!


22 posted on 09/04/2008 5:13:35 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (ANWR would look great in pumps.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Awesome!


23 posted on 09/04/2008 5:14:15 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

No wonder they are panicking. She is unflappable.


24 posted on 09/04/2008 5:14:28 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (I would spend more time on FR but I have to make sure my tires are inflated.)
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Who is the guy rolling the prompter!


25 posted on 09/04/2008 5:14:38 AM PDT by KavMan
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To: mad_as_he$$
BREAKING: Sarah Palin "Winged" Her Speech Because of "Broken" Teleprompter

I wondered why the second half of her speech was better than the first. That explains it.

26 posted on 09/04/2008 5:14:38 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Annoy the media, end the Obamanation, vote maverick, McCain/Palin '08)
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To: detective

so then you expect she should have it memorized?


27 posted on 09/04/2008 5:14:42 AM PDT by RDTF (my worst nightmare is being on jury duty sequestered with 11 liberals)
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To: mad_as_he$$
She also seemed to want the crowd to stop the applause on two occasions. that leads me to believe this story.

I noticed she was not so eager for the applause to die down toward the latter half of the speech. That's a good time to collect your thoughts and prep for the next chunk.

28 posted on 09/04/2008 5:15:07 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (ANWR would look great in pumps.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

CAREFUL! This could be a trap. Someone could be setting up us to tout this “fact” over and over, and then a video will magically appear showing that the teleprompter was working, and that will only give the “she-didn’t-write-her-speech mantra another news cycle. In HD on CNN, there were several angles that showed the teleprompter, and I’m pretty sure it was in synch with her voice every time they showed it.

I want this to be true as much as anyone, but until I see a flawless, trusted source, I’m not going to go around repeating it.


29 posted on 09/04/2008 5:16:18 AM PDT by Carlucci (Online petitions aren't worth the paper they aren't printed on.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
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He'll read anything that appears on the teleprompter.

30 posted on 09/04/2008 5:17:05 AM PDT by Sax (this idea was not a practical deterrent, for reasons which, at this moment, must be all too obvious)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; P-Marlowe; xzins; Dr. Eckleburg; jude24
One of the best pieces of advice I ever received from a wise Colonel was “no matter what happens, act like everything is going just the way you planned. Never get flustered, never draw anyone's attention to the problem. Do that and most people in your audience will never realize there is a problem."

Got that Jude? ;-)

31 posted on 09/04/2008 5:17:20 AM PDT by Gamecock ("Justification is withdrawn from works....that we may not ascribe salvation to them." Jean Chauvin)
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To: gathersnomoss

If you watched that speech, you need no source. You could see over her shoulder at one point that the prompter wasnt moving and that she had to shuffle speech notes.


32 posted on 09/04/2008 5:17:50 AM PDT by aft_lizard (One animal actually its eats its own brains to conserve energy, we call them liberals.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
I saw glimpses of the teleprompter and it was flying.

What happen to the good ol’ days when a speaker needed only a small list to outline their speech?

33 posted on 09/04/2008 5:18:27 AM PDT by wolfcreek (I see miles and miles of Texas....let's keep it that way.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I noticed, about halfway through, she started referring to written material on the podium, from time to time. But it looked like she was only glancing at it, and kept her eyes up and her attention out.

Really well done. Bravo.


34 posted on 09/04/2008 5:19:06 AM PDT by gridlock (The deer herd that lives around Camp David in Maryland is suddenly nervous...)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner



35 posted on 09/04/2008 5:19:09 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I noticed that she was referring to written papers in front of her, so it would appear that she had a print=out of the speech (or at least bullet points) in front of her.

In any case, she did an amazing job.


36 posted on 09/04/2008 5:19:18 AM PDT by Maceman (If you're not getting a tax cut, you're getting a pay cut.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
I guessed there might be a teleprompter glitch when she began tracking her place in the speech with the paper copy in front of her. When she made the switch, she made a small face, shook it off, and her smile seemed to impossibly brighten all the more; she knew her speech and finished the job.

To me, it further indicates her experience, poise, and study; it was a flawless transition.

37 posted on 09/04/2008 5:20:16 AM PDT by Sergeant Tim (In the War on Terror, there is no place to run from here.)
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To: SlowBoat407
I did notice that she went for her paper copy. She had virtually all of it memorized.

What would Zero had done if he lost his mind, er uh teleprompter? She also talked about something that no politician has dared to touch. A hard stance on drilling, NOW, and nuclear, NOW!

38 posted on 09/04/2008 5:20:28 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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I posted yesterday that Kelly O’Donnell from MSNBC was reporting of a rolled prompter to Olbermann and they were both saying it happens to them too.


39 posted on 09/04/2008 5:20:28 AM PDT by KavMan
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Truly Reaganesque, well done Sarah!!!!


40 posted on 09/04/2008 5:20:29 AM PDT by Born In America (Affirmative action is no way to elect a President, now or ever....)
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To: diverteach
I can't count the number of times the media has harped on "It was a prepared speech"

As if ALL of them didn't have a prepared speech? These people make me vomit!

41 posted on 09/04/2008 5:20:50 AM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: WayneS
Ah, so she DID write her own speech... On the “fly”.

Even if she didn't write her own speech...

Consider this...

Nolan Ryan did not invent the fastball.

But he delivered it better than anyone in history.

42 posted on 09/04/2008 5:21:28 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Vegetarian - Old Indian word for bad hunter)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I hate to say it, but only the Republicans are STUPID enough to let a nerd with a journalism degree and no background check run the telepromter, simply because he’s experienced at it.

Eventually the Republicans will figure out that there are no non-partisan people working in the trenches at events like these, and that if your guys don’t control EVERYTHING, the other side will exploit the weakness.

Typical.


43 posted on 09/04/2008 5:21:51 AM PDT by BobL (http://www.brusselsjournal.com/blog/4556 (here is where the real Europe is going))
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To: RDTF
so then you expect she should have it memorized?

This is turning into a Chuck Norris thread...

44 posted on 09/04/2008 5:22:24 AM PDT by gridlock (The deer herd that lives around Camp David in Maryland is suddenly nervous...)
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To: wolfcreek
What happen to the good ol’ days when a speaker needed only a small list to outline their speech?

Lincoln was assassinated!

45 posted on 09/04/2008 5:22:35 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (DEATH TO PUTIN!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I will BET that a DEMOCRAT was running the teleprompter!


46 posted on 09/04/2008 5:22:41 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

If true, this is even more impressive as I thought the first half of the speech was rather flat. She should go off the cuff more often.


47 posted on 09/04/2008 5:22:43 AM PDT by Hoodlum91 (I support global warming.)
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To: unixfox

Obama has 200 foreign policy advisers plus speechwriters. Lets see Obama fire his speechwriters and show us how it is done. Eh?


48 posted on 09/04/2008 5:23:23 AM PDT by listenhillary (Why are many feminists not feminine? I think they should give the word back.)
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To: Carlucci

That is why I said...Sources Please. Hold your fire.


49 posted on 09/04/2008 5:23:49 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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