(CNN) - Joe Biden couldn't help but take a dig at his boss Wednesday when one of the vice president's teleprompter screens fell down during his commencement speech at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
"What am I gonna tell the president?" Biden said as a gust of wind knocked down his left teleprompter. "I'm gonna tell him his teleprompter is broken. What will he do then?"
The off-handed quip immediately drew laughter and some the loudest cheers of day from the graduates.
Obama has long been criticized from Republicans for at times appearing over reliant on a teleprompter, even during short and informal speeches. During the White House Correspondents Association dinner earlier this month, the president himself poked fun at his penchant for using a teleprompter.
"You know I had an entire speech prepared for this wonderful occasion, but now that I am here, I am going to try something a little different - I am going to speak from the heart," Obama said jokingly as his teleprompter rose from the floor.
Preachers, and Great orators have used prompters, or written statements throughout history........Are these people frauds as well.....?
Good one Joe! #44 can't burp unless his teleaprompter tells him too.
We use computers to make our job easier so what exactly is the problem with a Teleprompter?
At least he didn't give up the nuke codes.
Tulsa, I'll remind YOU one more time moron.
You don't know what you're talking about. You sound like an idiot when you make all these assertions with no proof behind them.
Everything I said has poroof behind it, it is the truth. Too bad you can't handle being proven wrong, but if you are a libneral you'd better get used to it.
The need for a teleprompter has pased. Mr. Obama has made some wonderful speeches but as president we just want straight talk .
What is a mooly? Thats easy. Its an Italian womes wet dream. I think it translates to Black Pipe Slinger from their mother toung.
well i am done . just remember i started this conversation with it's not ok to talk about OBAMA and look how many responses i got.
what the matta you don't like when someone talks about the next mesiah get over it. you talked about bush and now u think he is gonna be the only president we don't talk about. I hope he fails like my hero RUSH.
No Hillary = No Obama – He just thinks he's the President of the United States.
The funny part about saying Obama is not bright is that he beat the pants off of all his who apposed him. Even if you think the media was in the tank for him. He must have used his smarts to have that happen. Are you saying that the white race was betten by a half witted Negro? If so, how smart does that make those who apposed him?
The President and Vice President both have a wonderful sense of humor. There is also no shame in using a teleprompter for speeches when you are the leader of the free world. The President has a lot on his plate. Besides, who has time to memorize anything in 2009. Lighten up folks – there is no need to be rude about something so trivial.
Thats funny and I agree with Biden. We had Bush deer in the headlights and now we have king of the telepromter. I wonder if we will ever have a Pres. like Bill Clinton again who can actually memorize his speech's.
Biden needs to start to learn to shut the pie hole.
Poor Joe....he just can't help it ):
I guess President Obama is going to be sending him to the corner again!
Hang in there Joe, he can't keep you there forever.
President Obama's teleprompter is the Republicans' worst enemy. Why? It allows the president to always be on point in his speeches, which they ( Republicans) hate. They ( Republicans) are hoping that the President says stupid stuff in his speeches like Bush did.
Obama has got to regret choosing Biden for VP, or maybe he really is pretty smart by choosing Biden and having Pelosi third in line....sounds like job security to make himself look pretty good next to those 2 clowns in the circus.
Great orators do not use teleprompters or notes – great readers do. And NOBODY needs a teleprompter more than the human gaffe machine Joe Biden. He makes Bush and Quayle seem like Demosthenes!
Biden needs to read a teleprompter more, so he will stop putting is foot in his mouth.
Who the heck is writing the links over on the CNN main site?
This is not "mocking" Obama.
If CNN was a news organization instead of a political front, its employess would be ashamed of themselves for their ignorance in the use of language.
JOSEPH BUTTACAVOLI, you have to be one of the stupidest posters I have ever seen on this site. Absolutely ignorant. About everything. You have obviously forgotten that those thousands of people who died on September 11, died under Bush's watch.
You are nothing but a racist, ignoramous piglet who most likely did not graduate from elementary school.
The teleprompter could be the answer for us all. If only someone with some good sound judgement could take over the script, then Obama would say a lot of things against his own will.
Biden's making America less safe with comments like that !
President Flip Flop has done a 180 on his campaign promises. The TelePrompTer keeps him on track with his latest views.
I'm wondering something... The networks set up their main camera (the live feed) directly in front of the President's podium – for a head on shot. Since Obama uses teleprompters on his left and right and rarely looks straight ahead are they going to move the main camera platform to the side?
Joe Biden is a one-man gaffe machine! His master won't keep him in check because he actually makes him look almost competent so it's nice to have a Costello to his Abbott! This andministration is so pathetic and us taxpayers are feeling totally ripped off...come on 2012!