So far, so good. But then the jealous teleprompter demanded equal time.
When the president was announcing the members of his science and technology council, the teleprompter froze up.
Not having note cards, what else could the president do but admonish the TOTUS (Teleprompter of the United States) to knock it off.
"In addition to John.... sorry, the..... I just noticed that I jumped the gun here," Obama said.
Then he laid the smackdown on the teleprompter.
"Go ahead and move it up," he demanded of his machine. "I'd already – I'd already introduced all you guys."
It was almost like a page out of the Stephen King movie, "Maximum Overdrive" where trucks, lawn mowers, and other machines came to life wreaking havoc on humanity.
Anyway, the full text of the president's speech follows the video...