News flash from Martha’s Vineyard—August 24, 2009
The Pete Morin News Service is at Martha’s Vineyard to listen to a short press conference the President will be conducting prior to the start of his family vacation. This is the only contact that the President will be having with the press during his stay here. He’s getting ready to speak.
“Welcome ladies and gentlemen to this abbreviated press conference. I want to get this out of the way so that my family and I can enjoy our stay here as guests of the locals of Martha’s Vineyard. Let’s take a few questions—ah, Mr. Morin, from the Pete Morin News Service--.”
PMNS: Thank you Mr. President. The Congress is considering ‘reconciliation’ as a means of getting a healthcare plan passed. Do you think this is a wise move by the House leadership?
PRES: Well, of course, I would like to see bipartisan effort with regards to healthcare reform. Ultimately, however, it is imperative that a plan be passed as soon as possible. Let there be no mistake, the American peop--- (cccrrraaarrsshhh).
Apparently, the strong wind whipped up from Hurricane Bill has knocked over one of the President’s teleprompters. David Alexrod is attempting to put the teleprompter back up—(cccccaaarrsshh)—oh, there goes the other teleprompter—
PRES: That’s all right David. We’ll just have to continue ahhh, without ahhh,--as I was saying, ahh—we’ll have to ahh, pass health reform, pass healthcare re--, ahhh, insurance care health(VVVVVVVRRRROOOOMMMM—)
There goes a Secret Service Speedboat, and it’s making a lot of noise, so it’s difficult to hear the President.
PRES: As I was saying, the healthcare ISSUE IS THE MOST IMPOR(VVVVRRRROOOMMM), IMPORTANT ISSUE OF THE DAY(VVVRRROOOMMMM)
The speedboats are making it almost IMPOSSIBLE TO HEAR—
PRES: NUCLEAR OPT(VVVVRRROOOMMM) ION MUST NOT BE DONE WITHOUT CON(VVVVVVVVVVRRRRRRROOOOOOOMMMMMMM)----
It looks like the President may be abandoning his effort to continue. Michelle Obama is giving him a rather stern look and is walking away with Sasha and Malia down the beach. The President is joining her and the children as they walk across the sand of this beautiful beach.
Anyway, should a news event, or story of importance HAPPEN-----WE”LL GET IT TO YOU AS SOON AS WE CCCCAAAANNNN (VVVVVRRRRROOOOOOMMMMMM)—“MR. MORIN----STEP AWAY FROM THE TELEPROMPTERS----“
This news clip provided by the Pete Morin News Service