Here’s the video of a speech Obama gave at the Transition Ceremony for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. You need only watch the first 40 or so seconds.
Here’s my transcript of those seconds:
Thank you very much. Secretary Panetta, thank you for your introduction and your extraordinary leadership. To Members of Cong, Vice President Biden, Members of the Joint Chiefs, Service Secretaries, distinguished guests, and men and women of the finest military in the world. Most of all, Admiral Mullen, Deborah, Michael and I also want to acknowledge your son Jack who’s deployed today.
Who is Michael? Thomas Lifson argues that Obama is such an empty vessel that, when he reads his teleprompter, he’s not even listening to himself. He posits, further, that the teleprompter said “Michelle” and that Obama misread it as “Michael,” and didn’t correct himself, because he’s not paying attention to the words being fed into his own mouth.
What do you think?