Palin brings crib notes to pre-screened Q and A

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) appeared to use crib notes scribbled on her hand during her pre-screened question and answer session after her keynote address at the National Tea Party convention Saturday.

Photos grabbed by a variety of liberal blogs clearly show several terms written on Palin's hand:


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A closer look at the photo shows Palin wrote down the terms "energy," "budget" (which was crossed out in favor of "tax cuts") and "lift American spirit."

Think Progress captured video in which the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee appeared to refer to the notes on her hand and then in her answers: