For his part, President Obama did handle the situation quite well, especially given how there were no words on his teleprompter to dictate to him how to handle the impromptu interruption. As the Great Seal fell off in mid sentence, President Obama uttered an “oops” as he leaned over, looked on the ground at the fallen seal and stated, “That’s alright. All of you know who I am”. The President then quipped about how although it was alright, he was sure someone on staff was sweating bullets over the mishap.
The incident though brings to mind the often touted Murphy’s Law which describes the 2010 midterms for Democrats perfectly as it claims that anything that can possibly go wrong, does.