Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen was just a few paragraphs into an address in Washington when he realised it all sounded a bit too familiar.Imagine if George W. Bush had such a crutch and pulled a monster gaffe like this. It would be played 24/7 on television until the end of time.
It was. He was repeating the speech President Barack Obama had just read from the same teleprompter.
Mr Cowen stopped, turned to the president and said: "That's your speech."
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.
For some strange reason, the networks refuse to release video of this great moment in hilarity.
This reliance on his TelePrompter is just embarrassing.
Mr Obama is an accomplished orator but is becoming known in America as the "teleprompt president" over his reliance on the machine when he gives a speech.Who considers him a great orator other than his slobbering media sycophants? Any time the man has to utter more than two sentences off script he becomes The Wizard of Uhhhs.
Here he is yesterday with Cowen speaking extemporaneously. Seemingly every other word is uhhh. This is a great orator?
CNN has nearly five minutes of video of the two of them, but apparently is censoring the TelePrompter blunder.
You stay classy, lamestream media.
Update: Instapundit links. Thanks!
While we're here, I couldn't help but add this Photoshop, via Ace, who got it from Slublog. Most appropriate.
Update: Thanks to Chris Muir for sending this along.