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By on 1.27.10 | 10:18PM

In the column he filed earlier today for tomorrow's lineup, George Neumayr captured our president's SOTU in a few sweet strokes: "To hear one manipulative Obama speech is to hear them all. Each one is a mish-mash of falsely defined problems and equally sham solutions, with a few phony promises peppered into the mix."

As for his live performance, what struck me above all was its almost funereal tone. Maybe Fox blocked out the noise, but what "interruptions for applause" the speech received struck me as tepid at best. For the most part one could almost hear a pin drop. I was hoping to pick up on someone snoring.

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