Tuesday, April 28, 2009

"I jumped the gun . . ."



By ALEXANDER BURNS

President Obama’s speech at the National Academy of Sciences Monday morning hit a brief snag when Obama got ahead of his script.

Laying his plan for a President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Obama began to name the members of PCAST listed in his prepared remarks – before realizing he’d already introduced them, earlier in his speech.

“In addition to John – sorry, the – I just noticed I jumped the gun here,” Obama said, pausing for several seconds as he looked at the prompter. “Go ahead. Move it up. I had already introduced all you guys.”

The audience, which gave the president a warm reception, responded with a quiet laugh.

2 comments:

OweMe1Cannoli said...

Surely an intellectual high-grounder would know by now that the world is WATCHING for things like this! He needs to be more careful -- or perhaps go back to 3x5 cards.

VoteNovember2008 said...

I think he probably needs notes on Poster Boards, 3X5 cards, hmmmm, they probably aren't big enough for the double talk! VN8