“What kind of politician brings a teleprompter to a news conference?” asked the AP’s Ron Fournier last night in his “analysis” (noted earlier) of Pres. Obama’s prime time press conference (later calling the ‘prompter the president’s “crutch.”)

Today, that teleprompter responds, via Twitter and blog (I’m sure you’ve been following both), more or less inviting reporters to continue to fixate on his presence:

My LCD is to Big O what the sleeveless dress is to Michelle.

Which could be interpreted as: You are correct, reporters, to consider me as essential to President Obama as you consider the sleeveless dress to be to Michelle. And you should continue to obsess over me as you do Mrs. Obama’s chiseled arms.

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.