Skip to comments.Obama In St Patrick's Day Teleprompt Blunder
Posted on 03/18/2009 7:47:09 AM PDT by bimboeruption
A teleprompt blunder has led to Barack Obama thanking himself in a speech at the White House in a St Patrick's Day celebration.
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.
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.
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.
Earlier in the day, the president claimed an Irish ancestry, saying his mother's family could be traced back to Ireland.
He joked to Cowen: "We may be cousins. We haven't sorted that through yet."
Speaking in the Oval Office, he told the Irish premier:"Not all Americans are Irish but all Americans support those who stand on the side of peace and peace will prevail."
The fountains at the White House were dyed green for the day at the request of the First Lady and guests at the cocktail reception drank green sparkling wine from a Californian vineyard.
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon from Northern Ireland and Maggie McCarthy, a traditional Irish dancer and musician from Cork, and the vocal group Celtic Thunder all attended.
Mr Obama joked about the free-flowing bar and warned his guests not to wear lampshades on their heads in front of the cameras.
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lol i love it ..he’s an idiot and just proved it...
There has to be video of this. Anyone know where?
He’s a Fool!
Live by the teleprompter...die by the teleprompter!
He was prolly drunk
Didn’t you think that this would eventually happen?
Egads, now Sky has picked it up. We’re such a world wide joke.
Well ... yeah ... but ... let’s not forget that Dan Quayle misspelled “potato”!
“He joked to Cowen: “We may be cousins. We haven’t sorted that through yet.”
JOKE? I would call that an insult...
Has this video been completely buried by the media? Imagine the media coverage if George W. Bush had done this.
Has any of our own MSM reported this story?
O has no class.
People are beginning to notice.
Its ‘kinda’ a good thing....
An accomplished orator my a$$. He is a freaking idiot.
But Obama MUST be smart, he’a a RAT. Repubs MUST be dumb, because they are Repubs.
No one in that White House is competent.
I wonder if the Irish press will blow this up to an intended insult.
Is their anybody home at 1600 Pennsylvania?
That gaffe was not even in the same universe as this series of mistakes with the Irish PM.
Well, we have Nero's reincarnation in the WH. All that is needed is a fiddle, so he can play while the nation burns.
I, at least, am burning over the antics and arrogance of this first couple. Still, all the MSM and most blacks can see is an historic first in the O.
Green fountains? Please tell me that’s never been done before.
If Bush had done this it would be wall to wall coverage.
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