The Spectacle Blog

Sam’s Catching On

By on 1.31.06 | 8:35PM

I'm enjoying watching Justice Alito tonight: before the speech, he was a little awestruck, looking around the chamber. At the last applause line, he wasn't sure if he should clap or not. So he meekly looked to his right, saw other justices clapping, and decided it's a good idea.

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Call for Comity

By on 1.31.06 | 8:29PM

"I will do my part." That he began with this signals just how poisonous the "tone" is in Washington. Nasty.

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Energy Policy

By on 1.31.06 | 8:27PM

John: The embargoed parts of the speech ain't all that juicy. Except for the energy initiative, that is.

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Not an Arrest

By on 1.31.06 | 8:25PM

Major Garrett of Fox News: Reports Sheehan was detained, not arrested.

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The Act

By on 1.31.06 | 8:24PM

Isn't there something a little unseemly about the way reporters talk before a speech when they've obviously read an embargoed advance copy? The president "will need to address energy." Oh, will he, now? I wonder whether that'll pop up in the speech! Why not just read the unembargoed excerpts and provide context, instead of playing games?

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SOTU Cindy ARRESTED

By on 1.31.06 | 8:20PM

She apparently was trying to unfurl some banner and was hauled away. Too bad they couldn't have taken Boxer and Pelosi out with her.

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SOTU Cindy

By on 1.31.06 | 7:56PM

Several reports say that San Francisco congressbeing Lynn Woolsey (D-of course) has given a gallery pass to Cindy Sheehan to attend the president's speech. It's better than even money that CBS, NBC and ABC will have more camera time on her than on the prez. Too bad the Dems didn't invite her to deliver the rebuttal instead of boring old Tim Kaine. This could be hilarious. Start popping the corn.

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