Obama's Teleprompter Crutch

From the Washington Times:

Is President Obama able to conduct a news conference without a teleprompter? Is he is an automaton in answering questions? With all the jokes about Karl Rove as George Bush's brain or cracks during the 1980s about Ronald Reagan supposedly being an amiable dunce, could you imagine the reaction if either president had used a teleprompter to answer questions? The late night joke writers wouldn't have let it go until the president gave in to the merciless ridicule as he was painted as an idiot who couldn't tie his shoes without being fed instructions on how to do it.

As it was, Mr. Bush suffered a deluge of unfounded criticism over the "bulge" in his jacket during the first presidential debate in 2004. The bizarre claim was that somehow this bulge allowed Karl Rove or someone else to tell Mr. Bush what to say during the debate. Democratic National Committee Chairman Terence R. McAuliffe raised the issue. Salon.com asked, "Was President Bush literally channeling Karl Rove in his first debate with John Kerry?" The Washington Post noted, "Journalists had been passing around the link to the photo all week" and referred to the "widespread" speculation. . . .

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again, and not disrespecting Dr. Lott's acuity with my repetitiousness;

BlackBarry is a BlackBerry oligarch mouthpiece. His BlackBerry and teleprompter are the visible 'strings' connecting his directors. A puppeteer has his hand in the sockpuppet PrezBO's nether regions. Eeww!

3/10/2009 6:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about we fight Obama where people care like the economy, not nit-pick him on his teleprompter use. That crutch will bite him in the ass by itself when his worshipers go see him give a speech with it.

3/10/2009 11:11 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

We don't care. It is just that simple, as an American species, we just don't care. The US is so concerned with celebrity and not appearing to offend anyone that we just don't care enough to say anything about it on the ... mass consumed television.

Reminds me of South Park's Cartman... I'm gonna be on television. I'm gonana be on television.

3/10/2009 11:24 AM  

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