CHILDREN  2:56 pm October 8, 2008

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

by Jim Newell

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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nurple October 8, 2008 at 3:01 pm

My campaign posters are nothing but cuss words.

Number6 October 8, 2008 at 3:01 pm

My autistic child could do way better than that.

Serolf Divad October 8, 2008 at 3:01 pm

Here’s the actual poster once it was tidied up a bit and printed up: Palin for Governor.

sanantonerose October 8, 2008 at 3:03 pm

Well, that explains the star and the outlining.

Delicious October 8, 2008 at 3:05 pm



Kwame' October 8, 2008 at 3:05 pm

Yes We Klan.

Cogito Ergo Bibo October 8, 2008 at 3:05 pm

[re=126653]Number6[/re]: Trig could do better than that.

Whitey Did Katrina October 8, 2008 at 3:06 pm

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.

shortsshortsshorts October 8, 2008 at 3:09 pm

I thought it was a poster for one of her many glorious beauty pageants, but nay.

DarkSynergy October 8, 2008 at 3:11 pm

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.

WagTehGod October 8, 2008 at 3:11 pm

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

iwillsavethispatient October 8, 2008 at 3:12 pm

‘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!

DarkSynergy October 8, 2008 at 3:12 pm

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

azw88 October 8, 2008 at 3:15 pm

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….

paolaccio October 8, 2008 at 3:15 pm

Are we supposed to understand the HEGHH thing? I even used the Google:

Did you mean to search for: high  

Whitey Did Katrina October 8, 2008 at 3:16 pm

[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.”

Cogito Ergo Bibo October 8, 2008 at 3:17 pm

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.

Whitey Did Katrina October 8, 2008 at 3:18 pm

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

tunamelt October 8, 2008 at 3:19 pm

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

jinmoom October 8, 2008 at 3:20 pm

Palin becomes more and more amazing every day.

tunamelt October 8, 2008 at 3:21 pm

[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.

magic titty October 8, 2008 at 3:22 pm

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.

pdiddycornchips October 8, 2008 at 3:25 pm


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.

Miller October 8, 2008 at 3:26 pm

We’re going to find out this Palin person was Sacha Baron-Cohen in elaborate makeup after the election, right?

Cogito Ergo Bibo October 8, 2008 at 3:26 pm

[re=126694]tunamelt[/re]: Thanks! The more you know. [Ding!]

DarkSynergy October 8, 2008 at 3:26 pm

[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.

nurple October 8, 2008 at 3:27 pm

Actually, “was graduated” is the correct, if archaic, usage.

ihasasad October 8, 2008 at 3:29 pm

[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’??

sanantonerose October 8, 2008 at 3:29 pm

[re=126686]Whitey Did Katrina[/re]: Yeah, like “nudge nudge wink wink.”

The Station Manager October 8, 2008 at 3:30 pm

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.

keepinitrealyo October 8, 2008 at 3:32 pm

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

Worlds End October 8, 2008 at 3:34 pm

[re=126695]magic titty[/re]: seriously?

ProfessorJukes October 8, 2008 at 3:40 pm

Obviously why she chose “Flute-playing” over “design” in the talent portion.

ProfessorJukes October 8, 2008 at 3:41 pm

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

obfuscator October 8, 2008 at 3:43 pm

I refuse to believe that this woman was vetted at all.

magic titty October 8, 2008 at 3:45 pm

[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”.

PrairiePossum October 8, 2008 at 3:47 pm

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.”

magic titty October 8, 2008 at 3:47 pm
magic titty October 8, 2008 at 3:48 pm

[re=126758]magic titty[/re]: I mean, *Their* – Fuck you karma. Fuck you.

azw88 October 8, 2008 at 3:58 pm

[re=126763]magic titty[/re]: What, she couldn’t afford some college-ruled paper???


Gopherit v2.0 October 8, 2008 at 3:59 pm

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

CivicHoliday October 8, 2008 at 4:31 pm

[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!

Advocatus_Diaboli October 8, 2008 at 4:33 pm

[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.

CivicHoliday October 8, 2008 at 4:34 pm

Also, I was not aware that the correct way to write 40K is “$4,0000″

magic titty October 8, 2008 at 4:45 pm

[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.

The Station Manager October 8, 2008 at 4:47 pm

[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.

CivicHoliday October 8, 2008 at 4:50 pm

[re=126874]magic titty[/re]: Don’t insult children. She has a lizard brain.

Mighty Rex October 8, 2008 at 4:50 pm

I would love to have a handwriting analysis person check out that doodle.

magic titty October 8, 2008 at 4:55 pm

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

labdork October 8, 2008 at 5:10 pm

I’m just surprised she didn’t dot the i in Palin with a little heart.

sarahconnor October 8, 2008 at 6:24 pm

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

wrenchdevil October 9, 2008 at 10:04 am

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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