WASHINGTON — Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen was just a few paragraphs into an address at a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the White House when he realized something sounded way too familiar. Turns out, he was repeating the speech President Barack Obama had just given.
Cowen was set to speak twice at the White House on Tuesday night because there were two different parties going on at the executive mansion. No matter — he would give the same speech to the two different audiences.
But Cowen was 20 seconds into his second address when it dawned on him that he was giving word for word the speech that Obama had just read from the same teleprompter.
Cowen stopped and looked back at the president to say, “That’s your speech.”
Obama laughed and returned to the podium to offer what might have been Cowen’s remarks. In doing so, President Obama thanked President Obama for inviting everyone over.
Earlier, the president claimed an Irish ancestry to Ireland’s leader and joked to Congress that his genealogy could have helped him as a once-unknown Chicago politician.
This administration is a lot funnier than I thought it was going to be. Warner Brothers must be writing their scripts!
You live by the teleprompter, you die by the teleprompter…ha!
March 18, 2009 by justgroovy