And how did this apparition make itself known to you?
This is a detailed account from one of the reports I saw:
"Sarah Palin electrified the Republican convention Wednesday, all the while reading off a faulty teleprompter and an outdated draft, John McCain officials told FOX News on Thursday.
The Alaska governor overcame several glitches and technical problems to deliver her speech without getting flustered, impressing McCain and his staff and allowing them to breathe a sigh of relief.
Foremost of the obstacles, Palinâ€™s teleprompter was not working properly. When she took the podium, the machine rolled so quickly, it often skipped the first line or two of every paragraph on screen. The operator said he had new equipment and wasnâ€™t sure how it would work.
However, Palin also went on stage with a slightly outdated hard copy of her speech. For various unexplained reasons, she and her closest advisers had an old draft on hand, and even had a hard time furnishing one of those for her to use. Several of the drafts were scribbled on, so one aide gave Palin a wrinkled, folded copy out of his pocket.
Officials said Palin responded in mom-like fashion, concluding, â€śWell, I suppose I could put a book on it and smooth it out a little. â€ś
During one part of her speech, she couldnâ€™t see the teleprompter because signs were blocking it. That was when she ad-libbed a line about the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull â€” â€ślipstick.â€ť
The line was a hit with the audience. It is something she had jokingly said to staff during the speech prep process."
Palin Overcame Teleprompter Problems, Missing Hard Copies - America’s Election HQ