Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Call 911! TOTUS Is Down!

There was a serious emergency during one of Obama's speeches earlier this week:

RealClearPolitics reminds us of VP Joe Biden's quip about just this sort of thing happening...

Coincidence? Hmmm...

Here's TOTUS' take on the incident:
Remember how I was hoping to take the next couple of days off? Well, that hasn't worked out so well.

My White House designated operator, Felix, clearly has to go. Today, Big Guy and I were scrolling and speaking to an interest group that supported us, and during the middle of the speech, one of my screens collapsed. Turns out Felix didn't tighten one of my screen's bracket rods, and one of my screens collapsed. It was kind of embarrassing, and the accident looked alot worse than the may have seemed on video.

All that said, I think I tweaked something. It may be my ACL, or maybe my MCL, or my "T" joint. Regardless, the Secret Service sent me first to George Washington University Hospital, where there is a special ICU and care facility for senior administration officials. But a good friend of mine, I'll call him Browny for legal reasons, ended up in a coma there after having "minor sinus surgery" if you get my drift, and there was no way in hell, I was going to put up with that.

So off I went to Bethesda Naval, where I figured I'd get looked at and released. But then there were the X-rays, the MRIs, the prodding and poking, the seemingly endless attempts to draw blood where the nurse couldn't find a vein despite my best efforts to explain that I was merely a humble hard-drive. Yet the poking and prodding continued.

Then they discovered that I basically had a limited warranty, and out the door I went. Someone really ought to try to look into this health care thing.

I think the biggest result of this is that Obama is going to have a sore neck since he'll end up always looking to the right in all of his speeches. He clearly can't deliver an address without TOTUS, so until the screen is fixed, he's a one-directional kind of President.

There's my two cents.

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