The Q&A portion of Sarah Palin’s appearance before the National Tea Party Convention was supposed to be a casual give and take of a few pre-submitted and pre-screened questions. We don’t know if Palin got those questions in advance but at one point during the session she seems to be reading something off of her hand and then, later on, it’s apparent that something is written on her hand. I didn’t see this personally, as the press were in the back of a cavernous room and folks at home got a better view. But it makes for some entertaining speculation: did she have cribbed answers on her palm? And, if so, why would she need them for such softball questions?