The truth about Barack Obama's Irish teleprompter "gaffe"
03/24/09 - Telegraph.co.UK by Toby Harnden
Well, it seemed a bit fishy to me and there was no video. And upon further investigation - Obamaphobes and dittoheads brace yourselves for a big disappointment - I can confirm that there was no gaffe by the president.
Harnden reports that Obama's remarks were a joke, following up on Brian Cowen's minor mistake in reading a few words of Obama's speech from the teleprompter. There is really nothing here but a simple mistake and good humor all around.
The following was my take on what was reported.
Obama Reads Teleprompter and Thanks Himself
03/18/09 - Fox News via AP
There is now strong evidence that some politicians are "replacements". They have been kidnapped by aliens and replaced with lifelike but imperfect substitutes. (smile)
[edited] Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen gave a speech at a St. Patrick's Day celebration at the White House. It was the second time that evening he would give the same speech to two different groups.So, politics isn't so hard. Just read from the little screen. Probably this is why politicians have been chosen as the first to be replaced. Few of the public will notice.
Cowen was 20 seconds into his second presentation when it dawned on him that he was reading 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."
Obama laughed and returned to the podium to offer some remarks. It seems that he then read some of Cowen's remarks from the Teleprompter. In doing so, President Obama thanked President Obama for inviting everyone over.
Thankfully, the replacements do not think ahead. "Obama" knew that the Teleprompter had just shown the wrong speech. You would think that he would be wary of what was displayed. But, he automatically read what was there.
Fellow humans, the replacements have weaknesses, and we have some hope in our fight to regain the world.