Dear Prudence Palin…
This is a note card.
Note cards are handy tools for public speaking. You can write notes on them that you intend to use while you are speaking in public. Showing up with a few of these can even make people believe that you have thoroughly prepared for your presentation. A speaker with note cards can appear to be collected and can even rely on them as a bit of a crutch.
It can even, in some cases, help the speaker pronounce words correctly.
But all anyone who ever writes anything on her hand ever looks like she’s doing is cheating.
Listen. If a note card like the one above was good enough for President John F. Kennedy…don’t you think it might be okay for you, too?