One of the best ways to sabotage your career is to show up for an important meeting unprepared. That's exactly what Sarah Palin did when she gave the keynote presentation at the Tea Party Convention and prior to speaking, wrote notes on her hand with some of her key talking points-points that she should have known, well, like the back of her hand.
The fact that Palin needed notes to remind her of her core principles has left many wondering if they really are just that. And the fact that she wrote notes on her hand has just left many wondering, period.
She does provide a good lesson, in how not to present yourself professionally.