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Posted by Andrew Roman on July 14, 2009

president teleprompterNo one was injured.

Thank God.

It was truly the end of an era.

It is not clear at this time whether or not any of the news networks are planning to air any tributes, or whether or not we can expect endless hours of speculative round-table discussion as to why it happened, but don’t be surprised if a media blitz ensues. The ramifications may be somewhat murky at this early stage, but rest assured, the very best people are on it.

The soundest advice is to disregard rumor and innuendo and wait for the facts to come out.

Still, there are two questions that need to be answered before anything else.

Why did President Obama’s teleprompter fall?

And who would have stood to benefit the most?

ABC’s Sunlen Miller and Jake Tapper write:

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.

It has been confirmed through reliable White House sources that the President, in anticipation of such a tragic eventuality, committed his “Oh, goodness” response to memory, knowing that the chances of getting an emergency backup teleprompter with an appropriate reaction into the room quickly enough would be a near impossibility.

Most agree, he did well after the teleprompter’s death.

However, the “sorry about that, guys” tag was, by all accounts, a hastily constructed ad-lib.

Reaction was mixed to the impromptu line.

Congressional hearings are expected to begin after the summer recess, and a comprehensive bi-partisan report will made available to the public before Christmas, 2011.

The Vice-Prompter will step in immediately to cover the President’s left flank when speaking in public is required.


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