Oh noes! Barack Obama was giving a speech on urban policy late this afternoon when his precious teleprompter fell and shattered all over the floor. How could he possibly get through it?
Well, he did have a second teleprompter to fall back on just in case, so the seance involving Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin that probably made the thing fall and break failed after all! Regardless, Jake Tapper, a man who knows Drudge link bait when he sees it, reports:
Midway through his speech on urban and metropolitan policy in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building this afternoon, one of his two small glass prompters came crashing down, hitting the wood floor and crashing in many pieces. It made quite a ruckus.
"Oh, goodness," a startled President Obama said. "Sorry about that, guys."
He then proceeded on with his remarks, "To pull our economy back from the brink, including the largest and most sweeping economic recovery plan in our nation's history…"
For the rest of the speech the president relied on the one remaining teleprompter, to his right, and notes on his podium to finish his speech.
Shards of glass remained near the president's feet for the duration of his speech.
And here's video of the incident from CNN:
How does he, this man, Obama, do it? He must be the Antichrist! It's the only plausible explanation at this point.
If a teleprompter falls in the White House does it make a sound? [Jake Tapper/ABC]
Video via YouTube