Palin: Hand Notes Just 'A Poor Man's Teleprompter' (VIDEO)

04/28/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Those notes Sarah Palin wrote on her hand to help her remember her core beliefs were "a poor man's version of a teleprompter," Palin told Sean Hannity Thursday night.

Thursday's health care summit was the subject, but Palin launched -- unprompted -- into a defense of her conspicuous use of notes at a tea party convention, which resulted in a wave of parodies -- and charges of hypocrisy, given her derision for President Obama's use of a teleprompter.

"Hey, remember those talking points that I had written on my hand a couple of weeks ago at the tea party movement because I'd done seven speeches in four days and I'm running up to the podium and -- you know, writing on my hand, well, that's a poor man's version of a teleprompter -- I write on my hand 'energy,' 'tax cuts,' 'lifting American spirits.' Those are the things that candidates need to embrace in order to get elected and get this country back on the right track," Palin said.

"It's quite simple," she added, although not simple enough for her to memorize, apparently.

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