Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Obama's St. Patrick's Day Teleprompter Blunder

Obama and Irish PM Cowen share a laugh; I don't find anything amusing about the Teleprompter-In-Chief.

Well, it's official! Obama is uh, er, um... nothing without his teleprompter!

A teleprompter blunder has led to Barack Obama thanking himself in a speech at the White House in a St Patrick's Day celebration.

Sky News reports:

Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen was just a few paragraphs into an address in Washington when he realised it all sounded a bit too familiar.

It was. He was repeating the speech President Barack Obama had just read from the same teleprompter.

Mr Cowen stopped, turned to the president and said: "That's 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.

sigh...there's no one as Irish as Barack O'Bama!

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