Looks like somebody packed up TOTUS and put him away a bit too early.

The UK Guardian’s John Crace decodes, deconstructs, and fills in the dead air during The One’s response to a question during one of his European press conferences. I guess you can take the TelePrompTer from the man, but you can’t take the man from the TelePrompTer. Here’s the opening graph:

Nick Robinson: “A question for you both, if I may. The prime minister has repeatedly blamed the United States of America for causing this crisis. France and Germany both blame Britain and America for causing this crisis. Who is right? And isn’t the debate about that at the heart of the debate about what to do now?” Brown immediately swivels to leave Obama in pole position. There is a four-second delay before Obama starts speaking [THANKS FOR NOTHING, GORDY BABY. REMIND ME TO HANG YOU OUT TO DRY ONE DAY.] Barack Obama: “I, I, would say that, er … pause [I HAVEN’T A CLUE] … if you look at … pause [WHO IS THIS NICK ROBINSON JERK?] …

Read the whole thing.

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