Wednesday, March 25, 2009

'My teleprompter tells me to tell you this stuff that other people write for me'

Isn't it ridiculous?
What kind of politician brings a teleprompter to a news conference?
A careful one.
President Barack Obama took no chances in his second prime-time news conference, reading a prepared statement in which he took both sides of the AIG bonus brouhaha and asked an anxious nation for its patience.
"There are no quick fixes," he said, "and there are no silver bullets."
OK, this is not the opening soliloquy from Shakespeare's Richard III. There is no reason that simple talking-points lines like that should require a teleprompter. The guy is becoming a punchline.

UPDATE: Linked at Western Experience.

UPDATE II: Jules Crittenden asks, "Which tragic, or tragicomic Shakespearean figure is Obama?" (And if you say Othello, you're a racist.)


  1. I am compelled to ask: becoming?

  2. A punchline is where proggs queue to get punch drunk. OH YEAH!

  3. Barack is careful but if W. had tried that it would have only proved that he was a dunce.

    And it really burns me that I'm defending W. a lot with this.

  4. This post is probably the stupidest bit of drivel I'll read all day. Probably.

  5. Hamlet, without the brains or charm.

    Or, Othello:

    "When you speak of me, speak of one who loved not wisely, but too little. Unless you mean love of self. I have that one down cold."

  6. For Obama, having a Teleprompter is still no guarantee of a gaffe-free performance. Consider his mispronunciation of "Orion".

    Obama must realize he has to study up some for the future. Word is that Barney Frank told him yesterday "Let's go to the White House Library and look up 'Uranus'."

  7. Anonymous said...

    This post is probably the stupidest bit of drivel I'll read all day. Probably.

    I found I could put a stop to that by reading my own comments. Cheers.