Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Teleprompter Trouble

Did you see the story about the theft of President Obama's teleprompter and related equipment to support his bus tour through Virginia and Carolina this week?

Conan O'Brien had a little fun with the story on his show last night.

When you are the President and you start to become the butt of jokes on late night television it is an indicator of political trouble.  Do you remember President Ford and his supposed clumsiness?  How about Dan Quayle on his spelling prowess or President Bush on his "strategery"?

The only difference is that this is the guy that they have been in love with from the beginning. You could not say that about the other guys mentioned above.  Teleprompter trouble is an indicator of potential political problems.

Check it out for a great laugh

Some other great quips about this potential national disaster compliled at The Week.

The nation mourns you, TOTUS"Early word out of MSNBC suggests all boom mics will remain at half-staff as our nation attempts to deal with this tragic development," says Dan Riehl at Riehl World View.

Hitting the mute buttonSurely Obama is devastated by the loss, says Dennis DiClaudio at Comedy Central. But he "has yet to comment on this. For obvious reasons."

Dead giveaway"At this time, nothing about the teleprompter thief or thieves is known," says Doug Powers at Michelle Malkin's blog. But word is "that police are on the lookout for anybody who can't stop saying, 'Pass this jobs bill.'"

Backup plan
"The commander-in-chief should start preparing notecards, just in case," says Aaron Morrissey at DCist. "Or, if none are available, just use a giant hand."

Hard times"Let us all together contemplate the sheer horror of a president who for a small window of time was under threat of having to read off some paper," says Kirsten Boyd Johnson at Wonkette. Or, you know, "rent another Teleprompter possibly not as nice as the official one. Pretty ugly stuff."

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