I don't think Republicans are using double speak. I certainly am not. My main irritation came when the White House press secretary actually mocked Palin by writing grocery items on his hand. How immature and unprofessional. Definitely nervy when his President can't speak without a teleprompter. As I said before, a few simple words on the hand just doesn't compare.
I am conservative, but I am not a fan of Sarah Palin. That being said, though, I do not see why everyone has made such a huge deal about her writing a couple of topics on her hand. She still gave her speech and did it, it seems, without lots of notes or a teleprompter. She simply wrote a few words on her hand to keep her on track. Obama reads most of his speeches verbatim from a screen. You simply cannot compare the two. I don't think Obama could function with just a few words on his hand.