It was inevitable that the foreign press would eventually catch on to the buffoonish nature of Obama's non-teleprompted persona. And so it has. The Guardian's John Crace updates us on what the POTUS is thinking when functioning sans TOTUS. Here's an excerpt:
Barack Obama: "I, I, would say that, er ... pause [I HAVEN'T A CLUE] ... if you look at ... pause [WHO IS THIS NICK ROBINSON JERK?] ... the, the sources of this crisis ... pause [JUST KEEP GOING, BUDDY] ... the United States certainly has some accounting to do with respect to . . . pause [I'M IN WAY TOO DEEP HERE] ... a regulatory system that was inadequate to the massive changes that have taken place in the global financial system ...pause, close eyes [THIS IS GOING TO GO DOWN LIKE A CROCK OF S**T BACK HOME. HELP]. I think what is also true is that ... pause [I WANT NICK ROBINSON TO DISAPPEAR] ... here in Great Britain ... pause [S**T, GORDY'S THE HOST, DON'T LAND HIM IN IT] ... here in continental Europe ... pause [DAMN IT, BLAME EVERYONE.] ... around the world. We were seeing the same mismatch between the regulatory regimes that were in place and er ... pause [I'VE LOST MY TRAIN OF THOUGHT AGAIN] ... the highly integrated, er, global capital markets that have emerged ... pause [I'M REALLY WINGING IT NOW].
You know, this would be *really* funny if it weren't so sad. As Crace alludes to ("the World's Greatest Orator (™all news organisations")), the news agencies refuse to recognize what an incompetent Obama is without his binky. But the truth is slowly seeping out, despite the press. It's not just that he's an inept communicator. It's that he just can't think on his feet. And unfortunately, his indecision will undoubtedly be exploited by those who hate us - they will see his weakness and incompetence and prey upon it
(HT: Steyn for the Guardian article)