You put notes on your hand for your speech?
And then allowed your hand to be anywhere where someone could photograph it?
She even obviously looked at it during Q&A time?
I've never though of Sarah Palin as a mental Olympian, but I thought she had enough communication skills to know not to do silly things like this. In fact, I can't think of a single time during the campaign that she did anything this silly.
C'mon! We teach school kids not to rely on tricks like these. Besides, the actual notes on her hand are so stupidly basic that I can't imagine she would have trouble remembering them. (Not to mention she had to edit the note at one point.)
Politics as absurdity.