Remember that scene in Bring It On when the Toros hire Sparky Pulastri to teach them some hot new cheers only to find out another team at regionals had the same routine (don't act like you don't know what I'm referring to). Obama had a similar moment when a teleprompter snafu forced him to read the same St. Patty's day speech as the Irish Prime Minister. Go Toros! From Fox News:
Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen was just a few paragraphs into an address at a St. Patrick's Day celebration at the White House when he realized something sounded way too familiar. Turns out, he was repeating the speech President Barack Obama had just given.Diplomatic relations have been strained with English-speaking Euro-allies ever since Obama staffers gave the UK PM a box O' flea market DVDs as some token of a lasting partnership. There is also news day that Steelers Owner and Obama sychophant, Dan Rooney, will be the Ambassador to Ireland. Cronyism in the State Department is nothing new, but Obama seems to be carrying on the ill-advised tradition. Luckily for America, Ireland is not an important country that requires a sharp ambassador. And now that the celebration of drunken buffoonery known as St Patrick's Day is over, we have a 364-day reprieve from four-leaf clovers and surly leprechauns being plastered on the walls of our favorite watering holes while people revel in their Irish heritage. (Disclaimer: This blogger is one part Italian and zero parts Irish).
Cowen was set to speak twice at the White House on Tuesday night because there were two different parties going on at the executive mansion. No matter -- he would give the same speech to the two different audiences.
But Cowen was 20 seconds into his second address when it dawned on him that he was giving word for word the speech that Obama had just read from the same teleprompter.