Biden makes fun of Obama after teleprompter falls over
They say that late-night comics are having a hard time making fun of President Obama. If that's the case, maybe Letterman, Leno, and Ferguson should pay attention to a wacky new comedian who proved today that it could be done.Skip to next paragraph
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The comedian's name? Joe Biden.
The odds were good for a gaffe-free speech. Really. It was a safe crowd. The vice president's remarks were already written and approved. All he had to do was read it.
Nope. Never that simple...
Biden, with the help of Mother Nature, managed to make his own special brand of news today when delivering the commencement address at the Air Force Academy.
Apparently it was windy. So windy that one of Biden's teleprompters blew over.
So at this point, the vice president had two options. He could ignore it and proceed to give his speech (after all, one was still functional), or he could call attention to it by making a joke at the president's expense.
Guess which option the vice president took?
The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that it didn't seem to be a great day for him anyway. According to the paper, Biden "didn't get much love from the crowd" while delivering his speech.
One of the three times that he did receive spontaneous applause, however, was when he made fun of his boss. That's when the teleprompter blew over.
"What am I going to tell the president?" Biden asked the crowd. "Tell him his teleprompter is broken? What will he do then?"
A clarification from Biden's office has yet to be released...