President Obama spoke from the Oval Office on Tuesday night where he addressed the nation on the catastrophe that is the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
It was advertised as Obama’s most important address to the nation since he took office. And his first speech to the country from thatmost important ofrooms. So the speech had to have some weight. Some substance. Somethinghistory can refer to in the future. It needed some sort of moniker.
If you ask Glenn Beck, he’dcall the speech, “Mein Kampf, the Video.”
Obama was in prime time, but by the immediate reviews, he wasn’t prime Obama.
Here’s what some noteworthy people Tweeted before and after Obama’s speech:
1. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs: “It’s the president’s ‘I feel your pain speech.’ But first he has to preface the speech by explaining the technology he put to practical use in order to reach the proper level of pain he ought to feel.”
2. The Baked Alaskan herself, Sarah Palin, while giving a shout out to Israel: “Obama. Oval Office. Oil. Oy!”
3. Rush Limbaugh, the defacto leader of the Republican Party: “Where’s Slick Willie when you need him. That guy was snake oil personified.”
4. Chris Matthews, the motor-mouth on MSNBC: “I was expecting JFK. Instead we got Doris Day!”
5. David Letterman: “The speech was so dull they were thinking of bringing in the “You Lie!” guy for comic relief.”
6. Kim Kardashian: “It wasn’t very entertaining. I would’ve rather watched YouTube video of that fat chain-smoking two-year-old from Indonesia.”
7. Snooki of ‘Jersey Shore’ 15 minutes of fame: “What a bummer. I thought it was going to be Obama making a guest appearance on a new episode of ‘The Office.’ “
8. George W. Bush: “It’s not that easy speechifying on a catastropical crisis and conclusifying a result. By the way, thanks for helping out a member of our exclusive club and not letting it be known and that BP actually stands for Bush Product.”
9. Tony Hayward, the creep who is BP’s spokesman: “He still didn’t answer the most important question — whether or not I can get my life back.”
10. Dick Cheney: “This is better than torture. It does my heart good. Theoretically, it’s likewatching him boil in oil.”