Why is former Governor Sarah Palin getting knocked around for writing notes on her hand?
As a fighter pilot I not only wrote things on my hand, but had a grease pencil with me to write things on the canopy of the aircraft.
Escorting a couple of EB-66s over North Viet-nam? Write your call sign and theirs' on the canopy (both sides) so that when the MiGs show up you can look at them closing and when you mash the mike button it is easy to say "SCOTCH LEAD, SHEBOYGANS AT NINE, BUZZER BREAK LEFT! (Scotch lead being us and Sheboygan being the day's code word for enemy aircraft and Buzzer being the two EB-66s.) At a time when one is seconds from missiles in the air one does not want to clutch and use the wrong call signs and code words.
So, if arrogant fighter pilots make notes, it seems OK to me for a mere Governor to do so. It wasn't like she had borrowed the TOTUS.
Regards — Cliff
10 months ago