Mediaite has a fun end-of-2010 list (along with video) of some of the lamest and most embarrassing “performances” of the year. Here are a couple; click over for the rest.

10. Sarah Palin Scribbles on Her Hand

If you’re a 9-year-old giving a speech to your fourth grade class, it might be adorable to write a few reminders on your hand. If you’re a former Vice Presidential nominee getting paid $100,000 for a high-profile speech, well, not so much. In February, Ms. Palin reinforced the narrative about her lack of heft when she addressed the National Tea Party movement with these words written on her hand: “Energy,” “Tax Cuts,” and “Lift American Spirits.”

5. Carl Paladino (R-NY) Threatens to Kill Reporter

Even in an election year marked by unusually hostile press relations, New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino’s confrontation with a reporter stood out. When he ran into New York Post reporter Fred Dicker in September, he threatened, “You send another goon to my daughter’s house, and I’ll take you out, buddy.” When Dicker asked how, Paladino chillingly responded with one word: “Watch.”

I’m sure you can come up with others. Someone on Twitter suggested the ridiculous Balloon Boy Story that the MSM ate up.

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding