Saturday, March 21, 2009

Tick, Tick, Tick ...

Let me give you a little behind-the-scenes flavor from the “60 Minutes” interview that airs tomorrow night. First, imagine my surprise to find that Steve Kroft uses one of me when he does interviews. There I was, positioned over Steve’s shoulder in the Oval so the Big Guy could see me, and I look over and there out of camera range is Steve’s me.

Steve is a real copycat, but apparently he’s not alone. You know how eye-lash transplants have become the hot thing out in Hollywood since Bill Maher and Keith Olbermann went public with their story? Apparently a teleprompter has become the “it” object for the political set.

Steve’s also a real suck up. And when it became increasingly clear that Change was going to beat Competence for the Democratic nomination, Steve’s sucking up became insufferable. Let’s count the ways: five autographed photos of himself (one in color, and not appropriate for the family room), a Mike Wallace bobble head, a “60 Minutes” leather jacket, Andy Rooney dolls for the girls, and a show-worn Lara Logan sequined leather thong for, I can only assume, Michelle. The suck-upery was one reason Big Boy wanted Byron Pitts for the interview. But Steve was the one who showed up. And things started out real well.

Steve asked, “If Treasury Secretary Geithner were to hand you his resignation, would you accept it?” As if given the week we’ve had the Big Guy would say, “Sure.” Big Boy didn’t even need to look at me for that one. Steve also asked an incisive question about the new playset out back and the size of its carbon footprint. The only tense moment came when Barack got asked about the one event that really marred his week: his NCAA hoops brackets. Ouch.

But in the end, Steve didn’t ask My Guy a single tough question during the eight or so minutes of interrogation, and after the crew left the Oval, Gibbsy and Rahm high-fived everyone, and everything was swell ... until the guys left me hanging. Not cool.

43 comments:

  1. Sometimes Barack is in such a rush this happens to you TOTUS.
    Obama Telepromter Cartoon

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  2. It is tough being the screen behind the man sometimes.

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  3. TOTUS, that thong is intended for Rahm..

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  4. Thanks Mr. T for the update.
    He survived another fluff piece without you. Good thing MSM has a thrill up their respective legs for Barry or you'd be working overtime.

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  5. Just wondering, did Chris Matthews send anything? He got that "tingle" up his leg, if you recall....

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  6. TOTUS: Have you thought about telling The Boss that he's overexposed? I'm getting sick of seeing his face every where. I can't go to a checkout line at the supermarket without seeing his face or Mrs. Boss' face on all of the magazines.

    Tuesday night again. Save us TOTUS. No one except Mrs. Boss is closer to him than you. You're like a member of the family. We need your help now!

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  7. TOTUS,

    Are you positive you saw Steve’s copy of you; or was that a clone?? The Big Guy said that cloning was off limits, but we all know his promises have an expiration date.

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  8. TOTUS, is there a time when you aren't with Big Boy...like at night when he is with Mrs. Boss and her toned arms?

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  9. Tisk Tisk Tisk....Shame on him.

    So Totus what do you do in your "off" time? Do you have a nice gal? Maybe a Cue card your are seeing?

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  10. TOTUS,
    Be encouraged. Did you know a common generic term used to describe our kind includes "idiot board"? So says Wiki!

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  11. Hadn't heard about Olberman & Maher.......hmmmm.


    http://theconservativegardener.blogspot.com/

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  12. If we all have to use a teleprompter, then B. O. is normal, not "challenged." Ha.

    Just wait. Next week, all the Obamamaniacs will start lighting up in public places. "Say, this smoking thing's not so bad, [cough, cough]."

    (Heard in the distant background, "Help, somebody get me a breathalyzer."].

    In view of the Puff 'n' Stuff connection (good call, Tele P. -- [In Tele P.'s Twitter "about 2 hours ago"]), it's the next step in this diabolical dialectic.

    TruthWillWin

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  13. TOTUS you better chill you dont want to get on the bad side of POTUS....oh wait. That little stunt you pulled on St. Patty's soon to be renamed Shamrock day nearly got your cord pulled.

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  14. T-man, I sure hope they let you play on the swingset that cost ten grand! If you ever get a day off, that is! Maybe when Barky decides to go bowling again.

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  15. Hey, JenniferW, we might be able to make your kind wishes that the T-man get a day off (for once!)come true. All ("all"!)we'd have to do is get the big D'oh! to do a press conference with Ben Stein, Ann Coulter, et. al.. D'oh! wouldn't answer a single question.

    Or does he need you to prompt him to "DO RIGHTOUSLY INDIGNANT POUTY FACE", too?

    TruthWillWin

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  16. BOT, does that speechwriter guy change text on the fly at times?

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  17. Yeah, whoever the wizard is ("pay no attention to that man behind the curtain") who helps you generate answers must be a pretty fast typist, TOTUS.

    Say, at that last debate with McLame, I'm pretty sure I saw the wiz sitting in the front row, typing furiously. Now I get it!! You were the guy standing in the back dressed like the Kool-Aid Pitcher ("Kool-Aid's here!"). Yeah, now I remember. It's all coming back to me. B.O. kept looking over the heads of the crowd as if he was reading someone's lips in the back row. Now, it all makes sense... .

    TruthWillWin

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  18. TOTUS...

    Does B.O. ever actually WORK or is the plan to spend the next four years campaigning in office?

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  19. I think the Big Guy's pal Timmy Tax Vader has just rolled a gutterball with his toxic assest plan. I hope you have the talking points ready.

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  20. I love Steve Krofts show Land of the Lost.

    Barack must be the Gold Sleestak (He pretends to be nice, and is a smooth talker), Pelosi, Durbin and Reid are lowly evil Green Sleestaks.
    Timmy Turbo Tax looks like Chaka.

    Actually, the Sleestaks were modeled after Henry Waxman (D-Land of the Lost)

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  21. TOTUS: I agree with you that Steve Kroft definitely looks like a Sleestack. Tts kind of fitting because your Boss is driving the US Economy into the "Land of the Lost"...

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  22. TOTUS, they are talking about you:

    Maybe Obama’s teleprompter had a wild night on the tiles, and inserted his terrorism speech into the middle of his bonus outrage. But, if not, we now know why the White House announced that they’ll no longer be using the term “enemy combatants” for the Gitmo crowd. They’re reserving that designation for AIG execs, most of whom will shortly be extraordinary-renditioned to Saudi Arabia where a touch of the old electric cattle-prods should soon have their bowling scores heading south.

    http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=Y2UwYjY5YTVkNzVkYjFmZDU5ODVmNTIxOWQxYzE2YWM=

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  23. Adios, Timmah...I give him 2 weeks...

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  24. I heard there is some problem with finding the right church. You might want to consider The Church of Obama the Redeemer

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=20221253069

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  25. As 60 Minutes pulls the plug,
    In the backround you hear...

    "You killed TOTUS, you BASTERDS"

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  26. Please! When can we have an adult in the White House again?

    http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/3257/firstwords.th.jpg

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  27. He he, Teleproptress, Temptress,

    You said "Inserted"

    he he he

    Butthead

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  28. TOTUS.........Are you high.........Def?


    http://theconservativegardener.blogspot.com/

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  29. Mr. T.
    Do you think that they might give you a voice box so we can hear straight from you? I once saw on Star Trek where enemies of a presidential leader only showed his face and his mouth was covered up by a big microphone. Therefore, the people could see the leader broadcasting his image but could not see his mouth moving. The people holding the leader hostage could now broadcast whatever they wanted him to say and the people believed the word. Mr. teleprompter, you could take over the world.

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  30. Mr. T.
    Do you think that they might give you a voice box so we can hear straight from you? I once saw on Star Trek where enemies of a presidential leader only showed his face and his mouth was covered up by a big microphone. Therefore, the people could see the leader broadcasting his image but could not see his mouth moving. The people holding the leader hostage could now broadcast whatever they wanted him to say and the people believed the word. Mr. teleprompter, you could take over the world.

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  31. TOTUS...I really think Gibbsy needs your help, he's having a hard time up there by himself. Maybe this could be the extra pay you've been looking for. Heck, you could help out the entire wrecking crew.

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  32. I noticed that my silver had taken a nick in the disposal ,Totus, and immediately started wondering whether applaiae might cooperate diplomatically ?
    Could you and have you considered spreading your electronic influence ?
    Those DVDs of course are only tools of your presumed employee, the player himself .
    They delivered a message of their own though,
    as did your outreach to Iran .
    Just hope you can keep those juices flowing big guy .
    One presumes you are a 120 man , but I' ll bet you grab a sip of 220 on Wednesday nites .
    Oh what a life you must lead .

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  33. Ah, so this is what passes for humor in conservative circles. What a pathetic bunch of peons.

    I'd just like to ask: is there a shred of evidence that Barack Obama uses a teleprompter more than any other president? I'm willing to be convinced, but of course there is not.

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  34. I couldn't help but notice The Messiah looked straight into the camera when addressing Iranian radicals the other day. TOTUS, were you working on that one? POTUS seems unable to look the American people in the eye anymore. Just left lie, right lie, then smile.

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  35. TOTUS,

    Speaking of rolling a gutter ball on the "toxic asset" plan, answer me this if you could, do they bring out the rubber bumpers for the gutters when Timmy bowls ?

    "Bede the Youthful":
    Honestly, I doubt anyone really wants to take the time to convince you of anything. Most of the people here know that your vision is probably just as selective as you train of thought. Not only do you believe what you want to believe, but you see only what you want to see.

    Someone could show you shots of Barry with TOTUS at every public event, and you would blame Bush.

    So honestly, what's the point ? Keep doing what you're doing, posts like yours are just as good for laughs as anything, sometimes even more so.

    You don't like the humor here, don't read it, it's really not that difficult to understand even for your kind.
    .

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  36. I like your response to "Bede the Hag" m1chael. Hey Bede at least we have a sense of humor. You libs are getting more and more pissed as the days go by waiting for your stimulus check (and it's not in the mailbox). Just admit that you guys made a mistake voting for an idiot. We do like TOTUS, at least he's transparent, more so than the Big Guy.

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  37. Great job POTUS. It's good that you're watching out for the B.O. Does Biden have one of your staff assigned?

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  38. TOTUS:
    "“If Treasury Secretary Geithner were to hand you his resignation, would you accept it?” As if given the week we’ve had the Big Guy would say, “Sure.” Big Boy didn’t even need to look at me for that one."
    Is BO going off the reservation on you. What's this; he didn't need to look at you. We think you need to exert you authority here and see to it that he stays on que. By the way. would you please get BO to offer some clarity on the comming "manditory" volunteer renew America.

    http://NoLeftTurnAmerica.org

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  39. Telly...How do you feel about Steve Kroft supplying answers to Obama that he just had to agree with? I dunno...I think he's looking for your gig...

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