Truck with President Obama’s Teleprompter Stolen, Recovered

Good thing he’s a prolific speaker and can go on even without a teleprompter. You see, authorities are now investigating the theft of a truck that contains President Barack Obama’s teleprompter, podium, presidential seal and other speaking equipment.

The truck was reportedly stolen from the parking lot of a hotel in Chesterfield in Virginia and was eventually recovered in another parking lot. The equipment was valued at $200,000.

The Defense Information System Agency, the group that provides communications support for the president, said that no classified or sensitive information was in the vehicle. According to the agency’s statement:

“A government vehicle was stolen and has been recovered. No classified or sensitive information was in the vehicle. We take incidents such as this very seriously, and a formal investigation is continuing in coordination with relevant law enforcement agencies.”

The agency still has to confirm though if anything was stolen from the truck before the thieves ditched it.

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This incident brings back memories of the amendment filed in February by GOP Rep. Steve Womack proposing to cut funding for the president’s teleprompter. Womack then said:

“We’re asking people to do more with less, and I think the president ought to lead by example. He is already a very gifted speaker. And I think that’s one platform he could do without.”

Is Womack, despite withdrawing the proposal, our main suspect now?

[The President’s Teleprompter]