Wednesday, January 24, 2007

State of the Union 2007

Some thoughts on last night's State of the Union:

  • The "Madame Speaker" thing at the beginning was a nice touch. It doesn't hurt to suck up to the hostess. Although, it's not really nice to co-opt large chunks of her agenda, pretend that you really intend to do something about it, and present some lame ass version of your own. Emily Post says that's rude. Next time, George should just bring Jello salad.
  • Pelosi, it appeared, was sending out Morse Code messages via blinking. I didn't catch all of it, but I think it spelled out B-U-L-L-S-H-I-... something.
  • Cheney's left side of his face looked odd; I couldn't tell if he was smirking or if he was having a stroke. Maybe both.
  • At one point it looked like Pelosi was kicking Cheney under the desk... and Cheney liked it.
  • "The Economy is on the move", but so is a brick tossed out of an airplane.
  • President George Bush telling us to increase fiscal discipline is like 30 yr old George Bush telling us we have "a bit of a drinking problem".
  • Notice that both Cheney and Bush drank water at the same time.
  • What the hell does the President have to do with eliminating earmarks? Pardon me a moment, but isn't that the job of, let's say, the legislative branch? Separation of powers? Hello?!? School House Rock Georgie-boy!
  • How did the Junior Senator from Pennsylvania score a seat next to Hillary and behind Obama? That's primo TV space, and it went to Bob Casey Jr?
  • Global warming is now a problem? Next they'll be telling us that the Earth isn't 6,000 years old.
  • The Iraq portion of the speech was like the 20 minute drum solo in the middle of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, except the drum solo can be entertaining.
  • John Warner and Arlen Specter looked less amused than usual.
  • "Civilian Reserve Corps" or as they used to call it: Haliburton.
  • Things seemed to be going along well until the special guest star appearances, when it seemed that the White House segue writer had been sacked.
  • Dikembe Mutombo needs to sit the fuck down before he goes over the railing.
  • This State of the Union brought was brought to you in part by Disney and "Baby Einstein." Wha?
  • Wesley Autrey sends much love to the POTUS and a shout out to all his peeps.
And for those of you that were counting, here's the final score:
Terror/ist/ism/izing or some variation thereof: 22 Occurrences
September 11th or 9/11 reference: 5 Occurrences
Al Qaida: 10 Occurrences
Freedom: 3 Occurrences
Democracy: 4 Occurrences
Osama bin Laden: 1 Occurrence
Saddam Hussein: 0 Occurrences

Good Night, and may God bless America.

Additional: Sen. Webb needs a neck.


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