POTUS SOTU Redux
Photo op messages on TV, that's what this has come down to, because
the president didn't say anything on which he can deliver. We don't have the
Cindy Sheehan got arrested for wearing a t-shirt with the Iraq
death total emblazoned on it. Democrats should thank our lucky stars. It wouldn't
have been pretty had she panicked the president, which would have only brought the public to his side.
Rep. Harold Ford sat next to Senator Joe Lieberman, sending Tennesseans
a message: I'm moderate!
Senator McCain almost climaxed when the boss talked about getting
rid of earmarks. He was alone, so I guess you'd actually call that a moment
of onanistic pleasure.
When Bush talked about his daddy's buddy Bill, I thought Hillary
was going to heave. I don't know about president, but I love that lady.
“This year, the first of about
78 million Baby Boomers turn 60, including two of my Dad’s favorite people
â€“ me, and President Bill Clinton. This milestone is more than a personal
crisis â€“ it is a national challenge.” – Bush SOTU
Ah, but then there was the moment that made my night.
“Congress did not act last
year on my proposal to save Social Security …” – Bush SOTU
The Democratic Party in the well of the House went ballistic,
standing up and cheering like teenagers at homecoming. For the next few minutes
and lines, George W. Bush directed his entire focus to the Democrats, who had
captured the moment of the night. It was sweet.
Basically, it was nothing new and nothing inspiring, because there is nothing Bush
can do to make anything happen. And we're “addicted to oil,” which Robert Palmer would have appreciated, but I found to be one big yawn, because he said the same thing in 2003, to no avail or action.
Finally, we still don't know what the plan is for Iraq, which continues
to be the mind numbing “stay the course” calamity.
Then it was time for the Democratic response from Tim Kaine. …
… … Loved the faith messaage, for sure. “We can do better,” the governor said. That's it? We can do better? Let's hope so, and
sorry Tim, but that goes for you too.