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March 25, 2009

Even the AP is forced to notice ...

... Obama uses a teleprompter even at a news conference

WASHINGTON (AP) - What kind of politician brings a teleprompter to a news conference?
A careful one.

President Barack Obama took no chances in his second prime-time news conference, reading a prepared statement in which he took both sides of the AIG bonus brouhaha and asked an anxious nation for its patience.

"There are no quick fixes," he said, "and there are no silver bullets."

It's an interesting dichotomy: Obama came before the nation to sell one of the most expensive and politically risky agendas ever offered by a U.S. president, but his language was heavy with caution. A hard-willed plan given a soft sell.

Yeah, 52, how's that Hope thing working out for you?

Posted by Darleen at March 25, 2009 06:39 AM


Uh, Darleen, that was analysis by noted right wing zealot Ron Fournier. He's their Washington bureau chief and he's very plugged into wingnut talking points: his Obama is arrogant essay during the election was priceless. So, his echoing of a meme from the NRO crowd is less than amazing.

What is amazing is this putting down of the teleprompter thing. I'd use one too if every time I said something off the cuff 20% of the country and Jake Tapper went nuts. Between not understanding metaphors and just needing to feel angry, the goon squad on the Right takes to the outrage bunkers every time he speaks.

If we could power cities on right wing outrage, well, we'd never need foreign oil again.

Posted by: timb at March 25, 2009 09:38 AM

Oh, the hope thing is working out pretty well. New home sales up, bank stocks rising. It's early but there's reason for cautious optimism. And when I get discouraged and need something to lighten my day I just read some hopelessly un-self-aware Bushlickers complaining because Obama uses a teleprompter.

Posted by: Josh at March 26, 2009 07:09 AM

Man Josh you are something else. I first noticed you on another part of this site saying something about Rice being a beureucrat and even arguing the definition. Now I see you backing the biggest threat to our country yet... Obama.

And I quote, "bureaucrat: an official, esp. an unimaginative or doctrinaire one, in a bureaucracy; a person who endeavours to centralize administrative power. "

If the current administration doesn't fit into this definition, I don't know who would. Honestly, I'm not trying to knock you, but I see so many people clinging to the side they choose and trying to tear down anyone who disagrees.

Posted by: Jason at June 18, 2009 01:35 PM