President Obama, and the White House photographer, is apparently unaware of the absurdity of this. Really, he needs a teleprompter to talk to his Middle Class Task Force that looks like it may contain, like, 20 people. They sit at a cramped U-shaped table while he stands at the podium, flanked by Linus’s blanket his teleprompter. Do the people at the table feel looked down upon or has Obama and his teleprompter become so infamous that you actually feel a bit flattered that he feels meeting you is important enough that he requires a screen flashed speech writer prepared screed in order to talk to you? I don’t know. Larry Summers looks enraptured though.