Palin’s Doodle Sheet Intended To Be Campaign Poster, HEGHH?

TNR’s Noam Scheiber has more on that clutch Sarah Palin doodle sheet he found in Wasilla, the one with all the pretty scribble-scrabble — you know, the type of thing parents tell their autistic children to make so that they can relax and drink scotch for an hour. Apparently that doodle sheet wasn’t just brainstorming — she told her mayoral “campaign manager” that it was an actual DRAFT for a campaign poster. Just words and shit everywhere! Obviously this didn’t come to fruition, but the unreadable doodle sheet would later inspire a cover of The Atlantic magazine. [TNR]

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  1. Whitey Did Katrina

    Yes, it looks stupid now, but that’s because you’re not seeing a draft version; the real one would’ve been exactly that but with puffy paint, glitter, and googly eyes.

  2. DarkSynergy

    An autistic kid would have draw that exactly the same thing, and then hit his sister with a chair.

    Trig could never have drawn that. He is perpetually being cat groomed by his sister.

  3. WagTehGod

    A campaign poster that doubles as random disorganized talking points for interviews. Genius!

  4. iwillsavethispatient

    ‘she wants to prevent Wasilla from becoming a “mini-Seattle.”‘
    Ooooh! Burn! So that’s why Wasilla doesn’t have a mini-Space Needle and a mini-(er)-monorail! Mission Accomplished, Bible Spice!

  5. DarkSynergy

    Is that the entire poster? Surely there is a set of jugs somewhere. Everyone loves sketching jugs.

  6. azw88

    What, one of her campaign slogans was “Vote for me so I can make $87 K a year??”

    wow, people in Wasilia must be friggin retarded….

  7. Whitey Did Katrina

    [re=126677]DarkSynergy[/re]: The women in Wasilla have no jugs. The correct euphemism is “meth tubs.”

    Used in a sentence: “Sarah, wrap a towel around your meth tubs, the snow machine repair man is coming over to help me beat up the census taker tied up in the basement.”

  8. Cogito Ergo Bibo

    On the topic of Trig, I know exactly zero about Downs Syndrome. Is it normal that Trig never moves, never cries, never does ANYTHING but (allegedly) breathe at those incredibly noisy events where he’s passed around like a doll? I suspect drugging.

  9. Whitey Did Katrina

    [re=126683]paolaccio[/re]: I’ve been assuming that it’s the sound of a maverick laughing at his own joke.

  10. tunamelt

    [re=126676]iwillsavethispatient[/re]: Wasilla was one step away from being a haven for the Littles and also mice seeking tiny Starbucks.

  11. tunamelt

    [re=126685]Cogito Ergo Bibo[/re]: Check out.

    It’s not that weird.

    Low muscle tone (called hypotonia) is also characteristic of children with DS, and babies in particular may seem especially “floppy.” Though this can and often does improve over time, most children with DS typically reach developmental milestones — like sitting up, crawling, and walking — later than other kids.

    At birth, kids with DS are usually of average size, but they tend to grow at a slower rate and remain smaller than their peers. For infants, low muscle tone may contribute to sucking and feeding problems, as well as constipation and other digestive issues. Toddlers and older kids may have delays in speech and self-care skills like feeding, dressing, and toilet teaching.

  12. magic titty

    You all really really really really need to read the first draft of her campaign speech, as written by Sarah Palin.

    You will see such phrasings as “was graduated from Wasilla High” and how you don’t need government “coming down your throat”.

    I’m not making this up.

  13. pdiddycornchips


    Lemme explain.

    775: Yards between her front porch and Russia.

    225: Her SAT score.

    Subtract her SAT from the yards between her and Russia and you get 550 which happens to be John McCains real age.

  14. DarkSynergy

    [re=126685]Cogito Ergo Bibo[/re]: As bad as it sounds, he might be one of those dolls whose eyes open when held vertical and close when laid flat. Just thinking out loud.

  15. ihasasad

    [re=126695]magic titty[/re]: I saw that ‘was graduated from…’ and had to reread to make sure I read right. Did you notice she didn’t say ‘also’??

  16. The Station Manager

    As a graphic designer, I’d sooner Oedipus Rex my eyes out than work on this. As an Obama supporter, I’d tell them to go for it. Suckers.

  17. keepinitrealyo

    You’re doing people a great service by providing the spelling of “Heghh.” I’ve been wondering about that since the weekend.

  18. ProfessorJukes

    [re=126695]magic titty[/re]: Link? Link? Pleeeaase… I don’t have time to use The Google.

  19. magic titty

    [re=126710]ihasasad[/re]: They’re entire English & Language Arts dept. should be burned to the ground. Is this why she hates libraries?
    [re=126722]Worlds End[/re]: Yes. Unless you’re being rhetorically obnoxious, in which case, the answer is still “Yes”.

  20. PrairiePossum

    I encourage Sarah to use this poster in her future campaigns. I think it should be on a pastel pink background. Sarah – I recommend adding some hearts, teddy bears and swastikas. Include the phrases “Maverick” and “WWJD?” and “library books are for terrorists.”

  21. Gopherit v2.0

    [re=126763]magic titty[/re]: HAHAHAHAHAH! Palin criticizing someone for being a career politician. That is comedy defined.

  22. CivicHoliday

    [re=126763]magic titty[/re]: Thanks for the links. I particularly enjoy the long-hand version. Watch out, ya’ll, she wants to move us from re-activity mode to pro-activity mode!

  23. Advocatus_Diaboli

    [re=126763]magic titty[/re]: Thank you for posting, I think. I believe that I am now considerably dumber after having read that tripe.

    Although, the “coming down our throats” line is rather sexy.

  24. magic titty

    [re=126852]CivicHoliday[/re]: Wow. I didn’t even see that the first time. That might be the winner. She actually has a child’s brain.

  25. The Station Manager

    [re=126695]magic titty[/re]: To be specific, it says City Hall shouldn’t be coming down your throat. I guess that implies that they should be coming down her throat.

  26. magic titty

    [re=126882]CivicHoliday[/re]: Let’s double-check to see if she writes her ‘R’s backwards…

  27. sarahconnor

    [re=126763]magic titty[/re]: “I was graduated”… obvs, as this was nothing you could have done on your own merit.

  28. wrenchdevil

    So that’s what women write on the walls of toilet stalls!

    Where is the ‘I heart Brad’ ?..or whoever that guy is she ‘supposedly had an affair with’.

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