Monday, September 26, 2011

Rick Scott tells teleprompted teleprompter joke

We're just going to cross-post this from Wonkette.
Remember how every Republican and self-serious political journalist in America afew years ago had a mysterious collective aneurysm over their “discovery” that fraud wizard Barack Obama reads off a teleprompter to deliver speeches, just like every other politician has done since the invention of teleprompters? Ha ha, a literate Negro, that is a great joke to Republicans! Florida slob king Rick Scott still gets a chuckle when he thinks about it. Black people! Reading! That is a white guy’s job. Rick Scott will prove this important point by mocking Obama for reading off a teleprompter by, yes, reading his joke off a teleprompter. ZING!
TPM has the excerpt from Rick Scott’s speech to the Florida GOP P5 straw poll with a note that the transcript on the teleprompter apparently has the text of the joke underlined so Scott wouldn’t forget to emphasize the joke:
Good afternoon, and welcome to Presidency 5!

I have to admit, i was a little nervous When I looked out here.

i saw all the TV cameras and a teleprompter. I figured President Obama must be here – giving another speech about raising taxes!

Seriously, though, it’s great to see you all today.

HAR HAR we laughed so hard on that one. Rick Scott should go on a comedy tour. [TPM]