Jon Stewart rips Obama’s use of teleprompters in middle school
“You set up the presidential podium and a teleprompter in a sixth grade classroom?”
That’s the exclamatory hypothetical question The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart posed to President Barack Obama after catching the president using two teleprompters when speaking to a middle school class.
“Here’s what health care means to you,” Stewart mocked, drawing out the syllables in each word in an effort to replicate Obama’s slow delivery. “Let’s say, you develop ‘coo-ties.'”
Stewart lampooned Obama for using a teleprompter in a classroom, saying it was like delivering an “Oval Office speech from your nap-mat.”
“Now since you obviously don’t have a Rove-type there advising you, let me give you a couple of image minefields to avoid,” the comic added. “If you want to go to the Superbowl, regular box seats will do. And, if you want to listen to some music, buy an iPod like the rest of us.”
This video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast Jan. 25, 2010.