Skip to comments.Teleprompter Gaffe: President Obama Thanks Himself -- UPDATE: Where's the Video?
Posted on 03/18/2009 4:40:48 PM PDT by webschooner
Ive been searching for the video of Obama accidentally reading Irish PM Brian Cowens speech yesterday. He even thanks himself at the end! Apparently his teleprompter went loopy.
If this were GWB, the video would be everywhere, yet I cant find a clip on the Internet of a public press conference that took place yesterday. It will come out, but this is amazing.
Thank Sky News for doing its job:
Mr Cowen stopped, turned to the president and said: Thats your speech.
A laughing Mr Obama returned to the podium to take over but it seems the script had finally been switched and the US president ended up thanking himself for inviting everyone to the party.
Mr Obama is an accomplished orator but is becoming known in America as the teleprompt president over his reliance on the machine when he gives a speech.
Be afraid everyone, be very afraid.
Update: 10:30 am PST: Still no video released. This is the third Obama gaffe with no video. First the wrong door incident at the White House, then the helicopter head bump and now this. A dangerous precedent is being set here. If any other politician made this kind of blunder it would be everywhere.
Update 4:00pm: Still no video. Stories are starting to appear blaming the whole thing on Irish PM Brian Cowen and insinuating that Obama thanked himself as a joke. That is not the tone of the original Sky News article and if that is the case why is the video still absent from the internet or cable news? It surely exists.
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All Hail TOTUS!!
TOTUS is ticked off ..
He’s the joke that writes himself!
Release it and let me decide.
That Dan Quayle! What will he do next?
TOTUS looks 3 sheets to the wind behind the Irish PM.
Another way to piss off our allies..blame them for your dumb ass mistake and then refuse to provide a video of what happened.
Wasn't there a party the night before?
Re: that pic of Zero. What is it with this guy and the haughty sticking his chin in the air habit? Geesh. Didn’t Mussolini do that all the time? LOL. Arrogant so and so. There are so many pics of him doing that pose. Nose in air, smug expression. Must be Birth Certificate Envy. He feels less equal than all the rest of us that have one, therefore he compensates by acting like an arrogant jerk. sarcasm on.
HA! Best ever! Thanks for posting!
Look for video from overseas sources. Sad as it is to say this, their MSM isn’t quite so completely co-opted, and dare I say it ... censored. Self-censored, yes, but censored just the same, as far as informing the public is concerned.
This was what I was thinking today—where’s the video?
I believe Rush said that there were adult beverages at this event.
The way it’s being reported, it was Cowen who screwed up, reading Obama’s speech right after Obama had just delivered it. Of course, that might just be part of the cover up. Obama screws up, Cowen pretends it was he who screwed up.
Good thing he didn't get the fabled 3:00am phone call. He might have got the
wrong teleprompter script.