Republican Tries to Defund Obama's Teleprompter

Among the 400+ amendments filed earlier this week for the House Republicans' upcoming spending package was this little gem from GOP Rep. Steve Womack: cutting funding for the president's teleprompter. This machine has been the source of many hilarious Republican jokes over the last two years, like, "Did you see how Barack Obama read his speech off a teleprompter? Bwah ha ha, what an idiot."

But Womack pulled his amendment the next day because, according to Fox News, "he wasn't able to get an estimate on how much it would save." That's a fair excuse. (Quitter.)

[via Wonkette, image via AP]