Update: Oops: Confirmed – Palin Had Notes On Hand
It is a clean bust on the notes, fwiw. It does mean she had an upfront on the Q and A. I assume they were screened.
Think Progress and genius in his own mind, Oliver Willis, are claiming Palin had crib notes on her hand during last night's Q and A. Their problem is, Palin is something of a hand talker. In the images below, in the first one you can see Palin looking down at her hand, perhaps to compose her thoughts. But the other two images are palm up and there don't seem to be any crib notes there. Watching the video in full frame reveals many instances of this. While there are shadows coming and going, there's no consistent appearance of crib notes on the whole.