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March 18, 2009

The Teleprompter President Strikes Again … Barack Obama Thanks Himself in Teleprompter Blunder

Posted in: Barack Obama,Bizarre,Gaffe,Humor,WTF


What is up with Barack Obama and his teleprompter? Or should we say O’Bama know Obama-teleprompter-smthat he was stated he has Irish ancestry. The teleprompter President has done it again, this time thanking himself during his speech with Irish PM Brian Cowen. For a President that is supposed to be such an accomplished orator, how is it that he does not know what speech he is giving? I don’t remember Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan or Jesus Christ  (scroll down at WSJ link and check out the related quotes) ever thanking them self.

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

To start the fiasco, the Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen began repeating Barack Obama’s speech as there was a  teleprompter malfunction. With a White House that has a President so beholden upon the teleprompter it is kind of bewildering that they cannot run one of these machines better. The fact that Obama uses a teleprompter all the time makes us wonder how he has a staff that has such difficulty using one as people would think it would be common place. It certainly makes us question the professionalism of Obama’s people.


Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen was just a few paragraphs into an address at a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the White House when he realized something sounded way too familiar. Turns out, he was repeating the speech President Barack Obama had just given.

Cowen was set to speak twice at the White House on Tuesday night because there were two different parties going on at the executive mansion. No matter — he would give the same speech to the two different audiences.

But Cowen was 20 seconds into his second address when it dawned on him that he was giving word for word the speech that Obama had just read from the same teleprompter.

Cowen stopped and looked back at the president to say, “That’s your speech.”

To add insult to injury and to further the Abbot and Costello comedy routine of “Who’s on the Teleprompter,”Obama returned to the podium only to start talking to the switched script on the teleprompter and thanked himself. WTF!!!

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 “teleprompter president” over his reliance on the machine when he gives a speech.

President Obama, put the teleprompter down … there are 12 step programs for this type of addiction. Exit question: How can anyone be considered an expert orator with continued speech gaffes?

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