I thought when Barack Obama picked Joe Biden for vice-president we were in luck. The guy is a gaffe machine. He just keeps pumping them out.
I had no idea that the main man (with respect to Lobo) would be providing such rich content as well.
Unfortunately, neither to most Americans. You see, when Bush goofed up, it made headlines. Remember the door he mistakenly tried to open in China?
Did you see the same response from the media when Obama tried to walk through a window at the White House?
Oh, some of you saw that one? Well, you didn’t see the video of Obama reading the wrong speech from his teleprompter. He even thanked himself. You didn’t see it because the press won’t release the video. At least Sky News covered it:
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.
According to Big Hollywood, the video is still MIA:
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 PST: 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.
It exists, just like that tape “of a 2003 banquet where then-state Sen. Barack Obama spoke of his friendship with Rashid Khalidi” exists. They are just covering for their man.
By the way, Obama’s teleprompter has started its own blog.