Are the 12 teleprompters that were brought along for the overseas trip decoys?
Actually, Rush, there were about 25 brought along or sent ahead. I'm going to be used quite a bit on this trip: eight times in London (including the three private meetings we are having), five times during the NATO meetings in Strasbourg. And twice in Turkey.
As many people in the know, well, know, just about every major government player in the United State government has at least one decoy. Big Guy has two, three if you count John Stewart. Michelle has Oprah and Tyler Perry. Joe Biden? Well, he doesn't have one, but that's for "strategic" reasons.
I have multiple stand-ins. The 52-inch screen TV? a good decoy and it doubles as a great screen to watch Blue-Ray movies. If you're like me, you're paying attention to all the hooligans over in London. And those are just the attendees of the G-20. Then you've got the anarchists and leftists ... in our U.S. entourage. Then you've got the protesters throwing everything from rotten fruit to pig snouts out on the streets. And you're surprised that I didn't bring a few extra screens to take the brunt of all this?
This wear and tear and being in the constant public eye does get to the best of us. Remember when after just two weeks in the White House, Big Guy said he was exhausted? For the next two weeks he took a vacation in Barbados to rest up. His two stand ins, Raydeontay and Adonis, largely filled in. And no one even noticed. But there is one way to tell whether or not it's Big Guy or a stand-in. Raydeontay and Adonis are much better at using me. They've had lots of time to practice.