Crib Notes Technology Cost Analysis

Most politicians use “crib notes” of some kind while giving speeches.

Some bring 3×5 cards listing key points. Others refer to handwritten rough drafts. And some even read from pages on which the entire speech has been printed out.

But Barack Obama and Sarah Palin each have their own unique crib notes technology. The two diagrams below analyze how much each type of technology costs per speech.

15 Responses to “Crib Notes Technology Cost Analysis”

  1. 1Sara on Feb 10, 2010 at 2:18 pm:

    Mr. Zombie, I have been a fan of yours for quite some time now. This is the first time I felt compelled to write. Here goes:
    I’m glad I’m alone right now. Falling out of my chair, crying, snot hanging out of my nose while laughing uproariously at this post is probably not good to do in front of anyone else.

    Thank you for a GREAT LAUGH.

  2. 2CattusMagnus on Feb 10, 2010 at 2:26 pm:


  3. 3ProtestShooter on Feb 10, 2010 at 3:35 pm:

    You betcha!

  4. 4Jim on Feb 10, 2010 at 6:14 pm:

    Ditto #1′s comments

    Very possibly the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. Thanks!

  5. 5Jim D on Feb 11, 2010 at 12:24 pm:

    I espeically like the puppet strings from Rahm. :)

  6. 6Larry K on Feb 11, 2010 at 3:26 pm:

    Right on

  7. 7kym on Feb 12, 2010 at 2:05 pm:

    My grandmother and I just debated this topic this morning. I can’t wait to send it to her!! :)

  8. 8Joe on Feb 12, 2010 at 2:36 pm:

    OMG, ROFLMAO! Totally awesome. :)

  9. 9Redbear on Feb 14, 2010 at 4:52 am:

    This is so wrong!

    If Sarah recaps that pen it will last a very long time – She can give multiple speeches with her 79 cents, so the cost per speech is drastically reduced.

  10. 10Bob on Feb 14, 2010 at 11:56 am:

    Very good, Zombie. I had a good laugh. Thanks for making my Sunday even better! :D

  11. 11Jon on Feb 23, 2010 at 7:14 am:

    Problem. Palin isn’t left-handed. She writes with her right, so the writing should be on the left hand. Geez.

  12. 12Robert on Apr 7, 2010 at 1:17 pm:

    Yeah… Sarah palin speaches are NOT nearly as important as obamas. Plus her costs are simialr to his, surely.. You forgot some of her costs 1) speechwriters 2)speech trainers\coaches 3)all the video production stuff 4)rich GOP people who tell sara what to do 4)Cameras 5)editing and mixing equipment 5) uplink equipment.

    Good try though. I like your chart

  13. 13شات كتابي on Sep 27, 2010 at 11:31 am:

    That’s exactly why I assigned a “1″-significance to Jackie’s refurbishment project, and a “6″-significance to childhood obesity — tied for the highest rating for any First lady pet project. Read the whole essay at the link — I go into that aspect (which projects are most important) in detail.

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