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Each day, Toto pulls the curtain back a little more on The Wizard. This is happening right now in India:
Obama will make history for more than one reason during the Nov 6-9 visit. This will be the first time a teleprompter will be used in the nearly 100-feet high dome-shaped hall that has portraits of eminent national leaders adorning its walls.
Indian politicians are known for making impromptu long speeches and perhaps that is why some parliament officials, who did not wish to be named, sounded rather surprised with the idea of a teleprompter for Obama.
“We thought Obama is a trained orator and skilled in the art of mass address with his continuous eye contact,” an official, who did not wish to be identified because of security restrictions, said.
Oh come on, pal. President Obama is a brilliant extemporaneous speaker! It says so right there on his teleprompter.
One thing that isn’t surprising the people of India is how the President and First Lady are demanding nothing but healthy foods in their room in order to set an example of “practice what you preach” for Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign.
Just kidding, the Obamas suite will be loaded with desserts, and I’ve heard that hotel staff are referring to the Taj during the President’s stay as “Barry and the Chocolate Factory”:
Taj Hotel caters to Obama’s sweet tooth
The management at Taj Mahal Palace Hotel is leaving no stone unturned to make US President Barack Obama’s stay in the city ‘sweet’ and special.
Sources said chefs have been working for almost 24 hours to prepare an exclusive chocolate box for the president and his entourage. Interestingly, the box itself will be made of chocolate.
The chefs want to ensure the president has the choicest assortment of desserts in his suite.
We’ll just consider this research for their Childhood Obesity Task Force.