From the Tongue-In-Cheek (TIC) News Service
Fresh off his embarassing “Special Olympics” gaffe during his appearance on The Tonight Show, President Obama will enter a 28day program in the Elocution Rehab unit of the Betty Ford Clinic, the White House announced in a statement late last night.
The Clinic, most known for its treatment of those suffering from drug and alcohol addictions launched the Elocution Unit in 1990 and until now, its most notable patient was former Vice President Dan Quayle.
Obama is expected to take an accelerated course on public speaking without the use of a teleprompter. “We’ve all been hoping he’d do this,” said a White House staffer, preferring to remain anonymous. “As with other behavioral issues, ” Emanuel continued, “the patient has to come to the decision on his or her own to seek help.”
The councellor providing the intensive public speaking course is Lauren Caitlin Upton (see Video).
The President is expected to resume his “Eternal Campaign Tour” by the end of April.