Friday, March 6, 2009

Contrast and Compare

The brilliant orator can't work without a safety net. In fact news reports say that he doesn't (can't) give even small speeches without his teleprompter feeding him his lines. Teleprompter malfunctions last summer revealed the true colors of this genius, a stuttering, stumbling buffoon who cannot live up to the hype.

Two questions:

1) How would the media have treated this if it were Bush who were addicted to teleprompters? They crucified him for him less-than-stellar deliveries. It's at least encouraging that the fawning major media has seen through their rose-colored glasses enough to write such a story. I would have expected more from a Harvard graduate, but maybe that explains why Obama hasn't released his college grades.

2) Remember when Palin's teleprompter malfunctioned during her acceptance speech? She didn't miss a beat and gave one of the most impassioned speeches of the campaign. That's MOXY! That's a woman who's firing on all cylinders! This speech was worlds better than when the McCain campaign muzzled her in later with their list of forbidden subjects.

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Big Doofus said...

I cannot find a copy of it online anywhere, but I'm reminded of a Will Ferrell skit from SNL a few years ago. They were all cast members of a cheesy morning news show called "Wake Up and Smile." Things started off fine until the teleprompter breaks. Then it gets REALLY interesting. You can see it on the Best of Will Ferrell Vol. 2, but I cannot find a copy of it online. Looks like the NBC lawyers are doing a good job of protecting their intellectual property. Go figure.

Brent said...

I love when people know they've made a huge mistake and then cant admit it to anyone.