You knew it had to happen sooner or later? Even technology has its limits: The President's constant reliance on the use of teleprompters has resulted in the first known case of teleprompter catastrophic failure: President Barack Obama was just warming to the topic of the challenges facing urban America on Monday when disaster struck.
Off came one of his teleprompter screens and plummeted to the floor with a crash and shattered.
"Oh, goodness," the president said to laughter. "Sorry about that guys."
Obama, an eloquent speaker who has been criticized for relying too heavily on his teleprompter for routine remarks, made it through the rest of the address on one screen.
Might this implosion also serve as a fitting metaphor for the Administration's fiscal policies to date? A lot of scripted talking and little accomplished - other than a lot of crashing sound!