Following President Obama's surprise appearance at the White House press briefing, press secretary Robert Gibbs garnered laughter from the press corps by holding up his hand to reveal that he had written notes on his palm in black marker.
Gibbs' move was a jab at Sarah Palin, who was shown to have written note on her hand at a speech at the Tea Party convention Saturday after making an implicit criticism of the president for using a TelePrompTer.
Gibbs quipped that he had made the notes in case he and the press corps are snowed in. He said the words written on his hands included "eggs," and that he had written "toast" but crossed it out.
Palin wrote the words "Energy," "Budget cuts" (which was crossed out), "Tax," and "Lift Americans Spirits" on the inside of her left hand.
The whole list reads "Eggs Milk Bread Hope Change"