even the associated press is in on the ‘teleprompter’ crap

As Zuul as my witness, I have absolutely no idea why this has caught on as a great way to ding Obama.

…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.

Served up opportunities to lead with his heart, Obama was cerebral. Cool and calming in a time of white-hot public anger…

It was a carefully modulated statement, and Obama — relying on a familiar crutch — read it off a flat-screen monitor perched at the back of the East Room.

The teleprompter was no help during the question-and-answer session (reporters don’t signal their intentions), but Obama was no less careful during that give and take.

…WAIT–he’s careful whether he’s using a teleprompter or not? I don’t get it. What was the title of this article again?

Analysis: Teleprompter telegraphs Obama caution


Calm. Cool. Careful.

One of the few times he summoned raw emotion came after a reporter demanded to know why it took him so long to express outrage over the AIG executive bonuses.

“It took a couple of days because I like to know what I’m talking about before I speak.”

Even better, he likes to have it up on the teleprompter.

Geez–what idiot wrote this?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ron Fournier is the Washington bureau chief for The Associated Press.

Oh, that guy..

In one email, Rove asked, “How does our country continue to produce men and women like this?” Fournier responded: “The Lord creates men and women like this all over the world. But only the great and free countries allow them to flourish. Keep up the fight.”

…Karl Rove’s battlin’ buddy.