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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A Quick Fix

I repeat what I said last night: I wish Woodrow Wilson had kept the SOTU as a written report.  The State of The Union Show has so little substances these days, so many promises and so much self-congratulatory applause, it’s really just a campaign event.  But I thought I’d respond to a few things the President said:

Update: For more reactions, try Friersdorf, Cato, de Rugy and Gillespie and Reason.  de Rugy points out that Obama basically said the same things Bush always said.  Cato’s live blog was simply outstanding, debunking much of what the President said in real time.  Favorite quotes, both from Sallie James:

“We will ...pick projects based on what’s best for the economy, not politicians.” Given the “we” he refers to are, in fact, politicians, I’m not sure how that would work.

When was the last time you were subject to a pat-down, Mr President? Until you’ve been “felt up for freedom”, keep your jokes to yourself.

Gene Healy described the SOTO as “a giant Presidential pep rally”.  That’s an excellent description.  Healy’s book, The Cult of the Presidency, is an excellent read, incidentally.

Posted by Hal_10000 on 01/26/11 at 07:00 AM in Politics   Cult of Personality  • (0) TrackbacksPermalink
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