Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 26 08:15:58 UTC 2011

A follow-up on "meta".
> But the joke went a little meta here when Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) took
> the stage to kick off P5. The first-term Gov. Scott (not known for his
> public speaking skills, to be sure) started reading his speech off the
> a set of prompters at the podium. As he started talking, the state GOP
> sent reporters the prepared version of his remarks.
> You know where this is going.

In case you don't know where this is going, Scott starts reading from
the teleprompter, including emphasis on the teleprompter 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.


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