The Spectacle Blog
Am consulting my Oxford Shakespeare, specially the two Lear versions, to figure out the reference to "two of my dad's favorite baby-boomers, me and President Clinton."
Is this Oedipal game disguised as sibling rivalry? Does Bill Clinton have a new father? Does POTUS expect that the next presidential race will turn on his ability to embrace the opposition's nomination's legal relative?
Elizabethan parlor games here, poison tongues are somewhere in the room. Calling Thackeray for an update.
Against medical liability reform. They'd rather federalize health care.
A commission? We don't need a commission. We know the Social Security solution. We need action.
Interestingly: when was the last time that only the opposition party applauded something they sarcastically liked in the SOTU?
Wow. She's really brought the knives out.
Earmark reform, favors Boehner and Shadegg. Blunt swallows and smiles. Did POTUS just tip the scale toward a second ballot?
Yikes. Blunt scrambles the jets.
For a brief moment, when John McCain obnoxiously clapped, I remembered why I liked him in 2000.
I don't think there will be a starker image from the speech tonight for the American viewer than the sight of one half of the chamber sitting on its hands at the President's words. It's most of what anyone needs to know to distinguish the parties.
Tax cuts. Listening to see if this segment favors Blunt, Boehner, Shadegg?
Our economy can't function without immigrants, sure. Starting with them guys who came over the Bering Strait a millenium or so ago, we're all immigrants. But why does that sound like you don't want to control illegal immigration?