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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"Then I tried shake his hand, but he kept this large teleprompter between us."
God, I miss Ronald Reagan!
Its as bad as clinton biting his milk dude lip
Maybe someone from the BBC or any other international press outfit that has no love lost for Obama has a video.
Once more, down the memory hole.....
I did see the head bump video somewhere, and while funny it was not that big of a deal. Of course if Bush had done it we would have seen it 24/7 .
Hitler too!!! and Dont Forget KERRY!!
Instead of stealing the silverware (and everything else) Bubba and Co. should have stole the tell-O-prompter.
Kerry has the “haughty” market cornered. Also has the perpetually constipated look down pretty good too : )
Why would you need a teleprompter for a St. Patrick’s Day PARTY???? Hell, it wasn’t a national address. Could this guy buy a Big Mac without the teleprompter? He’s reading everything ... makes me wonder who’s writing what he’s reading? (Same folks that wrote his books?)
That’s what Rush said, why does anyone need a teleprompter at a party? The guy’s a puppet. Who is the puppet master,,,Soros? Rahmbo? Rush is on a roll with his teasing about the teleprompter. Funny how after all the teasing, Zero makes a huge gaffe involving the prompter.
Good point. Why is he having a teleprompter at the LA school town hall meeting tomorrow? They were just talking about it on KFI and said that they were fixing up the auditorium including setting up teleprompters!!!!
Is Barry Westworld ?