Obama’s 6th Grade Teleprompter Speech

I saw reference to this yesterday and didn’t pay it much attention.  But when even Jon Stewart is chiming in, what choice do I have?

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To their credit, both Stewart and his protege, Stephen Colbert, are quite happy to skewer Democrats as well as Republicans. Goodness knows, there’s plenty of material.

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  1. Jeff says:

    for clarity Obama talked to the kids without the promter … it was for his “remarks” later that he used it … same school same day … you get the feeling he has them at the family dinner table at night …

    one prompter has “Let me be clear” permenantly etched across the top and the other has “As I’ve said before”.

  2. Michael Reynolds says:

    You don’t really need the bulletproof podium until you’re talking to 9th graders.